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The Right Stuff
Wolfe, Tom
(Paperback)

72% off list price of $16.00

From "America’s nerviest journalist" (Newsweek)--a breath-taking epic, a magnificent adventure story, and an investigation into the true heroism and courage of the first Americans to conquer space. "Tom Wolfe at his very best" (The New York Times Book Review)


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.


No Dream Is Too High: Life Lessons From a Man Who Walked on the Moon
Abraham, Ken
(Hardcover)

80% off list price of $22.00

Beloved American hero Buzz Aldrin reflects on the wisdom, guiding principles, and irreverent anecdotes he's gathered through his event-filled life - both in outer space and on earth - in this inspiring guide-to-life for the next generation.Everywhere he goes, crowds gather to meet Buzz Aldrin. He...


The Great Bridge
McCullough, David
(Paperback)

72% off list price of $20.00

Celebrating the centennial of the opening of the Brooklyn Bridge, here is the classic account of one of the greatest engineering feats of all time. NOTE: This is a Scratch & Dent book and may have noticeable dents, scratches and various other cosmetic issues as well as torn or missing dust jacket...


The Great Bridge: The Epic Story of the Building of the Brooklyn Bridge
McCullough, David
(Softcover)

56% off list price of $20.00

Celebrating the centennial of the opening of the Brooklyn Bridge, here is the classic account of one of the greatest engineering feats of all time.


Thunderstruck
Larson, Erik
(Softcover)

62% off list price of $16.00

In 1910, Edwardian England was scandalized by a murder: a mild-mannered American named Hawley Crippen had killed his wife and buried her remains in the cellar of their North London home. He then went on the run with his young mistress, his secretary, Ethel Le Neve. A Scotland Yard inspector, alre...


Thunderstruck
Larson, Erik
(Softcover)

75% off list price of $16.00

In 1910, Edwardian England was scandalized by a murder: a mild-mannered American named Hawley Crippen had killed his wife and buried her remains in the cellar of their North London home. He then went on the run with his young mistress, his secretary, Ethel Le Neve. A Scotland Yard inspector, alre...


Work Rules!: Insights From Inside Google That Will Transform How You Live and Lead
Bock, Laszlo
(Hardcover)

67% off list price of $30.00

From the visionary head of Google's innovative People Operations comes a groundbreaking inquiry into the philosophy of work - and a blueprint for attracting the most spectacular talent to your business and ensuring that they succeed.


Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age
Turkle, Sherry
(Paperback)

61% off list price of $17.00

Preeminent author and researcher Sherry Turkle has been studying digital culture for over thirty years. Long an enthusiast for its possibilities, here she investigates a troubling consequence: that we have stopped having face-to-face conversation in favour of technological connections such as tex...


Grunt: The Curious Science of Humans at War
Roach, Mary
(Paperback)

59% off list price of $15.95

Grunt tackles the science behind some of a soldier's most challenging adversaries - panic, exhaustion, heat, noise - and introduces us to the scientists who seek to conquer them. Mary Roach dodges hostile fire with the U.S. Marine Corps Paintball Team as part of a study on hearing loss and surviv...


The Grid: The Fraying Wires Between Americans and Our Energy Future
Bakke, Gretchen
(Paperback)

57% off list price of $18.00

A revelatory look at our national power grid--how it developed, its current flaws, and how it must be completely reimagined for our fast-approaching energy future.America's electrical grid, an engineering triumph of the twentieth century, is turning out to be a poor fit for the present. It's not ...


Start Your Farm: The Authoritative Guide to Becoming a Sustainable 21st Century Farmer
Pritchard, Forrest
(Paperback)

69% off list price of $19.95

A totally modern, all-purpose handbook for today’s agricultural dreamers - covering the challenges and triumphs of launching any successful farm - from two leading lights in sustainable farming.


The Path Between the Seas: The Creation of the Panama Canal 1870-1914
McCullough, David
(Hardcover)

66% off list price of $35.00

The Path Between the Seas tells the story of the men and women who fought against all odds to fulfill the 400-year-old dream of constructing an aquatic passageway between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. It is a story of astonishing engineering feats, tremendous medical accomplishments, political...


The Singularity Is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology
Kurzweil, Ray
(Paperback)

73% off list price of $23.00

In his latest, thrilling foray into the future, a great inventor and futurist envisions an event--the "singularity"--in which technological change becomes so rapid and so profound that human bodies and brains will merge with machines.NOTE: This is a Scratch & Dent book and may have noticeable den...


Apollo 8: The Thrilling Story of the First Mission to the Moon
Kluger, Jeffrey
(Paperback)

60% off list price of $18.00

The untold story of the historic voyage to the moon that closed out one of our darkest years with a nearly unimaginable triumph.In August 1968, NASA made a bold decision: in just sixteen weeks, the United States would launch humankind’s first flight to the moon. Only the year before, three astron...


Bold
Diamandis, Peter H.
(Paperback)

74% off list price of $17.00

A radical, how-to guide for using exponential technologies, moonshot thinking, and crowd-powered tools, Bold unfolds in three parts. Part One focuses on the exponential technologies that are disrupting today’s Fortune 500 companies and enabling upstart entrepreneurs to go from "I’ve got an idea" ...


Rise of the Robots
Ford, Martin
(Paperback)

69% off list price of $17.99

What are the jobs of the future? How many will there be? And who will have them? As technology continues to accelerate and machines begin taking care of themselves, fewer people will be necessary. Artificial intelligence is already well on its way to making "good jobs" obsolete: many paralegals, ...


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...


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...


Our Final Invention
Barrat, James
(Paperback)

67% off list price of $16.99

AHuffington Post Definitive Tech Book of 2013 In as little as a decade, artificial intelligence could match and then surpass human intelligence. Corporations and government agencies around the world are pouring billions into achieving AI’s Holy Grail - human-level intelligence. Once AI has ...


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

65% off list price of $16.00

"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...


The Innovators
Isaacson, Walter
(Hardcover)

81% off list price of $35.00

Following his blockbuster biography of Steve Jobs, The Innovators is Walter Isaacson's revealing story of the people who created the computer and the Internet. It is destined to be the standard history of the digital revolution and an indispensable guide to how innovation really happens. What we...


Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War
Kaplan, Fred
(Paperback)

61% off list price of $16.99

As cyber-attacks join terrorists on the list of global threats, and as top generals warn of a coming cyber war, Slate columnist Fred Kaplan's timely and enlightening Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War chronicles, in fascinating detail, an unknown past that shines an unsettling light ...


Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War
Kaplan, Fred
(Paperback)

74% off list price of $16.99

As cyber-attacks join terrorists on the list of global threats, and as top generals warn of a coming cyber war, Slate columnist Fred Kaplan's timely and enlightening Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War chronicles, in fascinating detail, an unknown past that shines an unsettling light ...


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