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Product Description: While cracking a code might seem like something few of us would encounter in our daily lives, it is actually far more prevalent than we may realize. Anyone who has had personal information taken because of a hacked email account can understand the need for cryptography and the importance of encryptionessentially the need to code information to keep it safe...read more
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9781622750344 | Britannica Educational Pub, July 15, 2013, cover price $32.90 | About this edition: While cracking a code might seem like something few of us would encounter in our daily lives, it is actually far more prevalent than we may realize.

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Product Description: The idea of espionage might immediately bring to mind images of danger, state secrets, and cutting-edge technologies. While these can be elements of intelligence operations, they do not provide a complete picture. There are numerous methods intelligence agencies, such as the CIA, might employ to gather information, and any number of threats that might be examined given the political climate of the day...read more
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9781622750351 | Britannica Educational Pub, July 15, 2013, cover price $32.90 | About this edition: The idea of espionage might immediately bring to mind images of danger, state secrets, and cutting-edge technologies.

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Product Description: The ingenuity evidenced during the Renaissance was not just limited to the fine arts. A number of scientists and inventors also made astonishing breakthroughs in astronomy, medicine, physics, and more. Readers examine the scientific revolution, profiling Isaac Newton, Nicolaus Copernicus, Galileo, and many other great thinkers who transformed the scientific and mechanical worlds...read more
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9781615308804 | Britannica Educational Pub, December 15, 2012, cover price $38.75 | About this edition: The ingenuity evidenced during the Renaissance was not just limited to the fine arts.

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Product Description: The allure of far-off lands, the promise of untapped resources, and a hunger for building global empires prompted Renaissance explorers to journey into the unknown. Battling harsh seafaring conditions, disease, and any number of unknown threats to their health and safety, the individuals profiled in this volume shaped the world map, setting the stage for future voyagers along the way...read more
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9781615308798 | Britannica Educational Pub, December 15, 2012, cover price $38.75 | About this edition: The allure of far-off lands, the promise of untapped resources, and a hunger for building global empires prompted Renaissance explorers to journey into the unknown.

By Robert Curley (editor) and Kathleen Kuiper (editor)

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9781615308897 | Britannica Educational Pub, December 15, 2012, cover price $155.00

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Product Description: Humans have long attempted to mechanize calculationsmathematical and otherwiseand build problem-solving machines. Yet it was not until the 20th century, with the advent of the computer, that such technology truly hit its stride. Indispensable to nearly all industry and increasingly vital to individuals around the globe, the computer has come to be an icon of the modern age...read more
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9781615306602 | Britannica Educational Pub, December 15, 2011, cover price $35.25 | About this edition: Humans have long attempted to mechanize calculationsmathematical and otherwiseand build problem-solving machines.

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Product Description: The rapid development of computer technology since the mid-20th century would not have even been imaginable without the brainpower of individuals dedicated to innovation and turning the seemingly impossible into reality. As far back as the eighteenth century, inventors began setting the stage for future minds to advance hardware and software that would change our world forever...read more
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9781615306619 | Britannica Educational Pub, December 15, 2011, cover price $35.25 | About this edition: The rapid development of computer technology since the mid-20th century would not have even been imaginable without the brainpower of individuals dedicated to innovation and turning the seemingly impossible into reality.

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Product Description: Traversing landscapes and expediting travel, railroads have allowed us to conquer once elusive frontiers to improve both transportation and commerce. Railroad design has changed remarkably little in the years since the invention of the steam engine, yet trains remain a prevalent form of transport and the railways...read more
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9781615306817 | Britannica Educational Pub, December 15, 2011, cover price $38.75 | About this edition: Traversing landscapes and expediting travel, railroads have allowed us to conquer once elusive frontiers to improve both transportation and commerce.

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Product Description: Originally conceived to assist with complex mathematical problems and computations, computers once existed as far simpler versions of their modern counterparts. As the ability to process and store data has become increasingly sophisticated, so too have the devices and resources-from iPads to social networking sites-that allow us to stay plugged in...read more
By Robert Curley (editor) and Michael Ray (editor)

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9781615308064 | Britannica Educational Pub, December 15, 2011, cover price $176.25 | About this edition: Originally conceived to assist with complex mathematical problems and computations, computers once existed as far simpler versions of their modern counterparts.

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Product Description: An examination of land warfare throughout history covers the evolution of weapons and firepower, from the age of gunpowder to modern tank, rocket, and missile systems.Title: War on LandAuthor: Curley, Robert (EDT)Publisher: Rosen Pub GroupPublication Date: 2011/12/15Number of Pages: 172Binding Type: LIBRARYLibrary of Congress: 201103588...read more
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9781615306978 | Britannica Educational Pub, December 15, 2011, cover price $35.25 | About this edition: An examination of land warfare throughout history covers the evolution of weapons and firepower, from the age of gunpowder to modern tank, rocket, and missile systems.

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Product Description: Although conflict was once restricted to land, the introduction of warships and planes eventually expanded the theater of war to include both water and sky. New combat strategies emerged with these changing technologies and dramatically impacted such events as the First World War...read more
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9781615306770 | Britannica Educational Pub, December 15, 2011, cover price $35.25 | About this edition: Although conflict was once restricted to land, the introduction of warships and planes eventually expanded the theater of war to include both water and sky.

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Product Description: Even as airlines provide faster means of travel, ships and boats remain as important as ever in transporting passengers and cargo across the world’s bodies of water. While ship design has become increasingly sophisticated with time, everything including the luxury liners, warships, and sailboats of today owe much to the watercraft that facilitated travel, trade, and war among ancient cultures...read more
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9781615306701 | Britannica Educational Pub, December 15, 2011, cover price $38.75 | About this edition: Even as airlines provide faster means of travel, ships and boats remain as important as ever in transporting passengers and cargo across the world’s bodies of water.

Product Description: At one time, the ability to travel was limited by the capacity of ones own two feet and the geographic barriers that divided one place from another. Ingenuity has led to increasingly sophisticated modes of transportation that have allowed humans to transcend physical and theoretical boundaries, via land, sea, and air...read more
By Robert Curley (editor) and Erik Gregersen (editor)

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9781615308071 | Britannica Educational Pub, December 15, 2011, cover price $155.00 | About this edition: At one time, the ability to travel was limited by the capacity of ones own two feet and the geographic barriers that divided one place from another.

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Product Description: Humans have long dreamt of communing with the skies and acquiring the ability to fly. The first experiments with balloon flight through the development of the Concorde and everything in between, aviation has transformed the way humans travel, especially over vast distances...read more
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9781615306671 | Britannica Educational Pub, December 15, 2011, cover price $38.75 | About this edition: Humans have long dreamt of communing with the skies and acquiring the ability to fly.

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Product Description: War, while often gruesome and devastating, can also be viewed as a science or art, involving the translation of theory into practice. Even as weapons grow in sophistication over time, war has always involved careful calculations and balancing the interests of the involved party with effective combat techniques against an enemy...read more
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9781615306633, titled "The Science of War: Strategies, Tactics, and Logistics" | Britannica Educational Pub, December 15, 2011, cover price $35.25 | About this edition: War, while often gruesome and devastating, can also be viewed as a science or art, involving the translation of theory into practice.

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Product Description: The technological phenomenon known as the Internet has revolutionized the way people work, play, consume, socializeessentially the way humans interact in general. Along with unparalleled access to information and such cultural juggernauts as Facebook and YouTube, this technology also has given rise to cybercrime, malware, and a host of other issues as well...read more
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9781615306930 | Britannica Educational Pub, December 15, 2011, cover price $35.25 | About this edition: The technological phenomenon known as the Internet has revolutionized the way people work, play, consume, socializeessentially the way humans interact in general.

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Product Description: With their potential to wreak massive or total devastation, nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons have dramatically escalated the stakes of war. As stockpiles of such weapons continue to grow around the world, especially in the years since the Second World War, countries have recognized the need to check their powers...read more
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9781615306879 | Britannica Educational Pub, December 15, 2011, cover price $35.25 | About this edition: With their potential to wreak massive or total devastation, nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons have dramatically escalated the stakes of war.

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Product Description: For better or worse, conflict and war have shaped the trajectory of human interactions throughout history. Though warfare in the 21st century may ostensibly bear little resemblance to the battles of ancient times, many of the same principles, strategies, and tactics are still in play...read more
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9781615308057 | Britannica Educational Pub, December 15, 2011, cover price $141.00 | About this edition: For better or worse, conflict and war have shaped the trajectory of human interactions throughout history.

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Product Description: In an age where near-instantaneous communication is available through all manners of portable and pocket-sized devices, it is easy to overlook the genesis of telecommunication instrumentationthe telephone. Since Alexander Graham Bell patented the first phone in the 1800s, the telephone has undergone numerous changes to its look and functionality...read more
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9781615306787 | Britannica Educational Pub, December 15, 2011, cover price $35.25 | About this edition: In an age where near-instantaneous communication is available through all manners of portable and pocket-sized devices, it is easy to overlook the genesis of telecommunication instrumentationthe telephone.

Product Description: High energy consumption is prevalent among industrialized nations. Societies around the globe commonly use oil, natural gas, and coal to power their machinery and gadgets, heat their homes, and fuel their vehicles. Excessive dependence on these fossil fuels, however, has hastened their depletion...read more
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9781615306350, titled "Energy: Past, Present, and Future: Past, Present, and Future" | Britannica Educational Pub, August 15, 2011, cover price $70.50 | About this edition: High energy consumption is prevalent among industrialized nations.

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Product Description: With growing populations across the world consuming Earths limited oil and natural gas reserves, the environmental and economic toll of energy dependence becomes an increasingly global concern. The development of renewable forms of energysolar, wind, water, and geothermal, to name a fewoffers alternatives to fossil fuels...read more
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9781615304882 | Britannica Educational Pub, August 15, 2011, cover price $35.25 | About this edition: With growing populations across the world consuming Earths limited oil and natural gas reserves, the environmental and economic toll of energy dependence becomes an increasingly global concern.

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Product Description: Fossil fuels are o staggering significance throughout the world. Petroleum, natural gas, and coal are primary sources of energy that drive modern technology, affecting the lives of hundreds of millions of people. The production and sale of these fuels represent a billion-dollar a year industry, which greatly influences the global economy...read more
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9781615304912 | Britannica Educational Pub, August 15, 2011, cover price $35.25 | About this edition: Fossil fuels are o staggering significance throughout the world.

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Product Description: The 21st century, like the 20th century before it, promises to be a time of extraordinary scientific growth and innovation. However, the hope for new cures and explanations about the world is often accompanied by new ethical concerns...read more
By Robert Curley (editor), John P. Rafferty (editor) and Kara Rogers (editor)

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9781615301560 | Britannica Educational Pub, August 15, 2010, cover price $135.00 | About this edition: The 21st century, like the 20th century before it, promises to be a time of extraordinary scientific growth and innovation.

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Product Description: Rhode Island Off the Beaten Path features the things travelers and locals want to see and experience––if only they knew about them. From the best in local dining to quirky cultural tidbits to hidden attractions, unique finds, and unusual locales, Rhode Island Off the Beaten Path takes the reader down the road less traveled and reveals a side of Rhode Island that other guidebooks just don't offer...read more

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9780762750535 | 7 edition (Globe Pequot Pr, June 1, 2010), cover price $14.95 | also contains Off the Beaten Path Rhode Island: A guide to Unique Places | About this edition: Rhode Island Off the Beaten Path features the things travelers and locals want to see and experience––if only they knew about them.
9780762744282 | 6 edition (Globe Pequot Pr, July 1, 2007), cover price $14.95 | About this edition: With this guide to Rhode Island, locals and visitors alike can explore the little-known gems of the state: Visit the oldest Masonic Temple in New England; take the Rooftop and Behind-the-Scenes Tour at the Elms Mansion in Newport; orattend the Quahog Festival in Wickford.

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Product Description: Describes the origins, development, and impact of inventions in communications, transportation, energy, engineering, medicine, warfare, measurement, agriculture, and industry from cuneiform to fullerenes.Title: The Britannica Guide to Inventions That Changed the Modern WorldAuthor: Curley, Robert (EDT)Publisher: Rosen Pub GroupPublication Date: 2009/12/20Number of Pages: 386Binding Type: LIBRARYLibrary of Congress: 200903753...read more
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9781615300204 | Britannica Educational Pub, December 20, 2009, cover price $45.00 | About this edition: Describes the origins, development, and impact of inventions in communications, transportation, energy, engineering, medicine, warfare, measurement, agriculture, and industry from cuneiform to fullerenes.

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