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The Moth Presents All These Wonders: True Stories About Facing the Unknown
Burns, Catherine (Edt)
(Hardcover)

65% off list price of $25.00

Celebrating the 20th anniversary of storytelling phenomenon The Moth, 45 unforgettable true stories about risk, courage, and facing the unknown, drawn from the best ever told on their stages.


Abundance
Diamandis, Peter H.
(Paperback)

59% off list price of $16.00

Since the dawn of humanity, a privileged few have lived in stark contrast to the hardscrabble majority. Conventional wisdom says this gap cannot be closed. But it is closing - fast. In Abundance, space entrepreneur turned innovation pioneer Peter H. Diamandis and award-winning science writer Ste...


The Third Plate
Barber, Dan
(Paperback)

57% off list price of $18.00

Today’s optimistic farm-to-table food culture has a dark secret: the local food movement has failed to change how we eat. It has also offered a false promise for the future of food. In his visionary New York Times–bestselling book, chef Dan Barber offers a radical new way of thinking about food t...


How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Make the Modern World
Johnson, Steven
(Paperback)

57% off list price of $18.00

In this illustrated history, Steven Johnson explores the history of innovation over centuries, tracing facets of modern life (refrigeration, clocks, and eyeglass lenses, to name a few) from their creation by hobbyists, amateurs, and entrepreneurs to their unintended historical consequences. Fille...


Who Owns the Future?
Lanier, Jaron
(Paperback)

90% off list price of $17.00

Jaron Lanier is the father of virtual reality and one of the world's most brilliant thinkers. Who Owns the Future? is his visionary reckoning with the most urgent economic and social trend of our age: the poisonous concentration of money and power in our digital networks. Lanier has predicted ho...


Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100
Kaku, Michio
(Paperback)

59% off list price of $16.00

Space elevators. Internet-enabled contact lenses. Cars that fly by floating on magnetic fields. This is the stuff of science fiction--it's also daily life in the year 2100. Renowned theoretical physicist Michio Kaku details the developments in computer technology, artificial intelligence, medici...


Fifty Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economy
Harford, Tim
(Hardcover)

65% off list price of $28.00

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...


How Stella Saved the Farm
Govindarajan, Vijay
(Hardcover)

72% off list price of $19.99

How Stella Saved the Farm is a parable about a farm in trouble - a farm managed by animals. The farm will succeed only if the team pulls together and innovates to create new profits; otherwise, it will be bought out by a hostile human competitor. The main characters in the story - Stella, Deirdre...


How We Got to Now
Johnson, Steven
(Hardcover)

71% off list price of $30.00

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...


Chaos Monkeys: Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley
Martinez, Antonio Garcia
(Paperback)

66% off list price of $17.99

Imagine a chimpanzee rampaging through a data center powering everything from Google to Facebook. Infrastructure engineers use a software version of this “chaos monkey” to test online services’ robustness—their ability to survive random failure and correct mistakes before they actually occur. Tec...


Pogue's Basics
Pogue, David
(Paperback)

67% off list price of $19.99

Did you know that can you scroll a Web page just by tapping the space bar? How do you recover photos you’ve deleted by accident? What can you do if your cell phone’s battery is dead by dinnertime each day? When it comes to technology, there’s no driver’s ed class or gover...


What Technology Wants
Kelly, Kevin
(Paperback)

63% off list price of $18.00

In this provocative book, one of today's most respected thinkers turns the conversation about technology on its head by viewing technology as a natural system, an extension of biological evolution. By mapping the behavior of life, we paradoxically get a glimpse at where technology is headed-or "w...


Beyond the Idea: How to Execute Innovation in Any Oganization
Govindarajan, Vijay
(Hardcover)

72% off list price of $19.99

The New York Times bestselling authors of Reverse Innovation and How Stella Saved the Farm distill more than a decade of exclusive research into one short, powerful, action-oriented book.All companies, whether small or global, need to innovate in order to survive. But innovation often falters at ...


Oil and Honey
McKibben, Bill
(Paperback)

65% off list price of $15.99

Bestselling author and environmental activist Bill McKibben recounts the personal and global story of the fight to build and preserve a sustainable planet Bill McKibben is not a person you'd expect to find handcuffed and behind bars, but that's where he found himself in the summer of 2011 after l...


Present Shock
Rushkoff, Douglas
(Paperback)

59% off list price of $16.00

People spent the twentieth century obsessed with the future. We created technologies that would help connect us faster, gather news, map the planet, compile knowledge, and con­nect with anyone, at anytime. We strove for an instanta­neous network where time and space could be compressed. Well, the...


The Nature of Technology
Arthur, W. Brian
(Paperback)

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"More than anything else technology creates our world. It creates our wealth, our economy, our very way of being," says W. Brian Arthur. Yet despite technology's irrefutable importance in our daily lives, until now its major questions have gone unanswered. Where do new technologies come from? Wha...


Chaos Monkeys: Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley
Martinez, Antonio Garcia
(Hardcover)

67% off list price of $29.99

Imagine a chimpanzee rampaging through a datacenter powering everything from Google to Facebook. Infrastructure engineers use a software version of this "chaos monkey" to test online services’ robustness - their ability to survive random failure and correct mistakes before they actually occur. Te...


The Heights
Ascher, Kate
(Softcover)

50% off list price of $22.00

The skyscraper is perhaps the most recognisable icon of the modern urban landscape, but what does it really take to sustain human life at such enormous heights? Exploring the interconnected systems that make life liveable in the sky is the task of Kate Ascher's stunningly illustrated The Heights....


The Future of Violence
Blum, Gabriella
(Hardcover)

78% off list price of $29.99

Two legal scholars explore the security and political implications of revolutionary new technologies from drones to 3-D printers, and explain how governments must adapt to our brave new world of dispersed threats.From drone warfare in the Middle East to digital spying by the National Security Age...


Get Big Things Done
Dhawan, Erica
(Hardcover)

80% off list price of $28.00

Connectional Intelligence unlocks the 21st-century secret to getting "big things done," regardless of who you are, where you live, or what you do. We typically associate success and leadership with smarts, passion and luck. But in today's hypercompetitive world, even those gifts aren't enough. Ge...


Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the World
Nye, Bill
(Hardcover)

63% off list price of $26.99

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Goat Song
Kessler, Brad
(Paperback)

65% off list price of $16.00

Novelist Brad Kessler's beautiful account of how he abandoned his life in New York to raise goats and make cheese in Vermont.


The Way to Go: Moving by Sea, Land, and Air
Ascher, Kate
(Softcover)

78% off list price of $25.00

In our digital age, it's easy to forget that almost everything we enjoy about modern life depends on movement. We ride cars, buses and trains to work and play; enjoy food and clothes shipped over oceans; fly high in the sky to any point on the planet. So what does it really take to keep our world...


Edible Spots & Pots
Hirvela, Stacey
(Softcover)

68% off list price of $23.99

It's time for home gardeners to rethink the traditional garden and explore the wide variety of options for growing edibles in "anywhere" gardens - from decorative pots and raised beds to unusual growing bags, hanging pouches, and tomato rings. These contained gardens are more manageable than long...


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