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Fifty Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economy
Harford, Tim

$37.00 $12.99

Fifty Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economy paints an epic picture of change in an intimate way by telling the stories of the tools, people, and ideas that had far-reaching consequences for all of us. From the plough to artificial intelligence, from Gillette’s disposable razor to IKEA’s Billy...


America the Ingenious: How a Nation of Dreamers, Immigrants, and Tinkerers Changed the World
Baker, Kevin

$39.44 $8.69

All made in America: The skyscraper and subway car. The telephone and telegraph. The safety elevator and safety pin. Plus the microprocessor, amusement park, MRI, supermarket, Pennsylvania rifle, and Tennessee Valley Authority. Not to mention the city of Chicago or jazz or that magnificent Golden...


How We Got to Now
Johnson, Steven

$34.95 $8.69

From the New York Times–bestselling author of Where Good Ideas Come From and Everything Bad Is Good for You, a new look at the power and legacy of great ideas. In this illustrated history, Steven Johnson explores the history of innovation over centuries, tracing facets of modern life (refri...


The Imagineers of War: The Untold Story of DARPA, the Pentagon Agency That Changed the World
Weinberger, Sharon

$42.50 $10.89

Based on exclusive interviews with senior Pentagon officials and previously unseen declassified documents, this is the definitive history of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency--the Pentagon agency that has quietly shaped war and technology for nearly sixty years.


The Imagineers of War: The Untold Story of DARPA, the Pentagon Agency That Changed the World
Weinberger, Sharon

$42.50 $7.99

Based on exclusive interviews with senior Pentagon officials and previously unseen declassified documents, this is the definitive history of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency--the Pentagon agency that has quietly shaped war and technology for nearly sixty years.NOTE: This is a Scratch...


WTF?: What's the Future and Why It's Up to Us
O'Reilly, Tim

$41.00 $2.59

WTF? can be an expression of amazement or an expression of dismay. In today’s economy, we have far too much dismay along with our amazement, and technology bears some of the blame. In this combination of memoir, business strategy guide, and call to action, Tim O'Reilly, Silicon Valley’s leading i...


WTF?: What's the Future and Why It's Up to Us
O'Reilly, Tim

$41.00 $2.99

WTF? can be an expression of amazement or an expression of dismay. In today’s economy, we have far too much dismay along with our amazement, and technology bears some of the blame. In this combination of memoir, business strategy guide, and call to action, Tim O'Reilly, Silicon Valley’s leading i...


Quirky: The Remarkable Story of the Traits, Foibles, and Genius of Breakthrough Innovators Who Changed the World
Schilling, Melissa A

$36.50 $7.29

The science behind the traits and quirks that drive creative geniuses to make spectacular breakthroughs.What really distinguishes the people who literally change the world--those creative geniuses who give us one breakthrough after another? What differentiates Marie Curie or Elon Musk from the me...


1001 Inventions: The Enduring Legacy of Muslim Civilization (3rd Edition)
Al-Hassani,Salim T.S. (Edt)

$36.87 $17.29

1001 Inventions: The Enduring Legacy of Muslim Civilization takes readers on a journey through years of forgotten Islamic history to discover one thousand fascinating scientific and technological inventions still being used throughout the world today. Take a look at all of the discoveries that le...


The Powerhouse: America, China, and the Great Battery War
Levine, Steve

$22.00 $5.79

The United States, China and virtually every other nation with an industrial base have concluded that powerful advanced batteries and the product that will chiefly use them - affordable, long-distance electric cars - will be the world's next great engine of economic growth. The Powerhouse tells t...


Wonderland: How Play Made the Modern World
Johnson, Steven

$26.33 $5.79

This lushly illustrated history of popular entertainment takes a long-zoom approach, contending that the pursuit of novelty and wonder is a powerful driver of world-shaping technological change. Steven Johnson argues that, throughout history, the cutting edge of innovation lies wherever people ar...


Great Discoveries and Inventions That Have Changed the World: From the End of the 19th Century to the Present
Morelli, Gianni (Edt)

$39.44 $9.49

Take an extraordinary journey through the discoveries that have transformed our world, and our lives, forever.What would life be like without cars, refrigerators, the Internet, or the omnipresent smartphone? Learn about the discovery of the most important inventions that have influenced the conte...


Creating Things That Matter: The Art and Science of Innovations That Last
Edwards, David

$39.00 $10.09

Most things we create will not matter. This book is about creating things that do, from a master innovator who brings science and art together in his cutting edge labs.Art and science are famous opposites. Contemporary innovation mostly keeps them far apart. But in this book, David Edwards - worl...


Leonardo Da Vinci (30- Second)
Wallace, Marina (Edt)

$17.10 $7.29

Artist, anatomist, architect, botanist, cartographer, engineer, mathematician, musician, scientist, sculptor – the word ‘polymath’ cannot provide the full measure of Leonardo da Vinci’s extraordinary talents. If you only know Leonardo as the painter of the famous, much copied portrait, the Mona L...


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