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Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words
Thing Explainer
Complicated Stuff in Simple Words
Hardcover      ISBN: 0544668251

Have you ever tried to learn more about some incredible thing, only to be frustrated by incomprehensible jargon? Randall Munroe is here to help. In Thing Explainer, he uses line drawings and only the thousand (or, rather, "ten hundred") most common words to provide simple explanations for some of the most interesting stuff there is, including:

  • food-heating radio boxes (microwaves)
  • tall roads (bridges)
  • computer buildings (datacenters)
  • the shared space house (the International Space Station)
  • the other worlds around the sun (the solar system)
  • the big flat rocks we live on (tectonic plates)
  • the pieces everything is made of (the periodic table)
  • planes with turning wings (helicopters)
  • boxes that make clothes smell better (washers and dryers)
  • the bags of stuff inside you (cells)

How do these things work? Where do they come from? What would life be like without them? And what would happen if we opened them up, heated them up, cooled them down, pointed them in a different direction, or pressed this button? In Thing Explainer, Munroe gives us the answers to these questions and so many more. Funny, interesting, and always understandable, this book is for anyone--age 5 to 105--who has ever wondered how things work, and why.
The History of Technology Rewritten
The History of Technology Rewritten
Paperback      ISBN: 1848315724

Michael Sells brand new Imagine That series--short, popular histories of how the past didn't quite happen--launches with four titles this year.

Each book is a flight of imagination that explores how the smallest changes to history could have spiraled out of control.

Would a happy ending to Casablanca have led to a more prejudiced world? Would the death of a cat have been the most costly road accident in the history of technology?

Imagine That . . .


51 High-Tech Practical Jokes for the Evil Genius
51 High-Tech Practical Jokes for the Evil Genius
Paperback      ISBN: 0071494944

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ENGAGE YOUR WARPED SENSE OF HUMORWITH HUNDREDS OF PRACTICAL GAG DEVICES YOU BUILD YOURSELF

Give your friends and family the shock of their lives 51 High-Tech Practical Jokes for the Evil Genius has everything you need to pull devastatingly funny (and safe ) technical pranks. From the "evasive beeping thing" to "rats in the walls" to the "rigged lie detector," you'll find a plethora of pranks that will feed your inner hacker while you create a state of utter confusion around you Using easy-to-find parts and tools that all Evil Geniuses can get their hands on, these well-played yet harmless pranks will confound your unsuspecting targets every time. Plus, every gadget can be mixed and matched, allowing you to create hundreds of larger, even more twisted evil prank devices 51 High-Tech Practical Jokes for the Evil Genius gives you:
  • Instructions and plans for 51 simple-to-advanced projects, complete with 200 how-to illustrations that let you build each device visually
  • Frustration-factor removal--all the needed parts are listed, along with sources
  • Video links to many of the practical jokes on YouTube.com

51 High-Tech Practical Jokes for the Evil Genius provides you with all the instructions, parts lists, and sources you need to pull hilarious pranks, such as:

  • Evasive random beeping things
  • Dripping faucet simulator
  • Hungry garbage can critter
  • Humungous dropping spider
  • Horrible computer failure
  • TV remote control jammer
  • Possessed animatronic doll
  • Flying Ouija board
  • Voices from the grave
  • The barbecue box
  • Ultrasimple pulse shocker
  • Disposable camera taser
  • Ghost door knocker
  • Radio station blocker
  • And many more
Ask Mr. Technology, Get Answers
Ask Mr. Technology, Get Answers
Paperback      ISBN: 1586832891

Get the answers you need from Mr. Technology Technology guru Joe Huber answers readers' questions with simple, easy-to-follow directions. Use this book to learn to trouble-shoot your own technology issues in the library media center. Save time and trouble with this handy technology reference This hands-on resource is a compilation of the best tips and tricks from the "Ask Mr. Technology" column in Library Media Connection (LMC) magazine. Technology columnist Joe Huber explains answers to Windows and Office questions in plain, non-technical English that all school library media specialists will find useful. This book is organized and indexed in a way that makes it a valuable tool both to be read cover-to-cover or used as a desktop reference for the busy professional.

Assessing Technology
Assessing Technology
Paperback      ISBN: 0335197817

In part one of this text Richard Kimbell explores the issues of assessment that have been raised by, and that have helped to define, the technology curriculum in the UK. Kimbell was closely involved in the evolution of the GCSE and the development of national curriculum assessment, more especially the Assessment of Performance Unit project of 1985-1991. He analyzes the successes and the mistakes and brings these together into a series of lessons he believes that educators in the UK should have learned about technology and about assessment.

The Best of Make:: 75 Projects from the Pages of Make
The Best of Make:
75 Projects from the Pages of Make
Paperback      ISBN: 059651428x

After two years, MAKE has become one of most celebrated new magazines to hit the newsstands, and certainly one of the hottest reads. If you're just catching on to the MAKE phenomenon and wonder what you've missed, this book contains the best DIY projects from the magazine's first ten volumes -- a surefire collection of fun and challenging activities going back to MAKE's launch in early 2005.

Find out why MAKE has attracted a passionate following of tech and DIY enthusiasts worldwide with one million web site visitors and a quarter of a million magazine readers. And why our podcasts consistently rank in the top-25 for computers and technology. With the Best of MAKE, you'll share the curiosity, zeal, and energy of Makers -- the citizen scientists, circuit benders, homemakers, students, automotive enthusiasts, roboticists, software developers, musicians, hackers, hobbyists, and crafters -- through this unique and inspiring assortment of DIY projects chosen by the magazine's editors.

Learn to:

  • Hack your gadgets and toys
  • Program micontrollers to sense and react to things
  • Take flight with rockets, planes, and other projectiles
  • Make music from the most surprising of things
  • Find new ways to take photos and make video
  • Outfit yourself with the coolest tools
Put together by popular demand, the Best of MAKE is the perfect gift for any maker, including current subscribers who missed early volumes of the magazine. Do you or someone you know have a passion for the magic of tinkering, hacking, and creation? Do you enjoy finding imaginative and unexpected uses for the technology and materials in your life? Then get on board with the Best of MAKE
The Best Technology Writing
The Best Technology Writing
Paperback      ISBN: 0300154100

"The ubiquity of the digital lifestyle has forced us to write and think about technology in a different way."--Steven Johnson

In his Introduction to this beautifully curated collection of essays, Steven Johnson heralds the arrival of a n

Blue Genes and Polyester Plants: 365 More Suprising Scientific Facts, Breakthroughs, and Discoveries
Blue Genes and Polyester Plants
365 More Suprising Scientific Facts, Breakthroughs, and Discoveries
Paperback      ISBN: 0471145750

What is the world's largest single-celled organism?

What type of grass can support more weight per square inch thanconcrete?

What male mammal makes breast milk?

Why are dancing cockroaches so fascinating to mathematicians?

Get ready to find out fascinating facts about everything from blueroses and deep earthquakes to singing sand dunes and tickinghourglasses. Blue Genes and Polyester Plants takes you on a livelytour of the universe's astonishing oddities and extremes. Based oncutting-edge scientific research, here are hundreds of juicytidbits culled from every corner of science--including biology, medicine, engineering, technology, zoology, chemistry, andastronomy. This exciting overview of modern science is sure toinform, entertain, and astound.
Camels, Tigers & Unicorns: Re-Thinking Science and Technology-Enabled Innovation
Camels, Tigers & Unicorns
Re-Thinking Science and Technology-Enabled Innovation
Hardcover      ISBN: 1786343215

The commercialisation of science and technology enabled innovation is a serious topic of interest for a wide range of global audiences who share one common objective: to understand how science and technology based ideas can be turned into commercial value more effectively. Despite the vast number of publications addressing entrepreneurship, innovation and strategy there is relatively little in the literature which systematically addresses the structures, processes and mechanisms involved in turning ideas into commercially valuable propositions: this book is intended to directly address this gap.The approach in Camels, Tigers & Unicorns consists of three fundamental strands: The contents of this book should be of interest to a wide range of audiences including entrepreneurs; leaders and managers in technology firms; scientists and technologists engaged in innovation in academic institutions and corporate environments; lone inventors; groups of scientific entrepreneurs operating outside recognised structures; business and strategy consultants; managers of public and private 'intervention agencies' such as incubators and accelerators; investors; and, policy makers.

Camels, Tigers & Unicorns: Re-Thinking Science and Technology-Enabled Innovation
Camels, Tigers & Unicorns
Re-Thinking Science and Technology-Enabled Innovation
Paperback      ISBN: 1786343223

The commercialisation of science and technology enabled innovation is a serious topic of interest for a wide range of global audiences who share one common objective: to understand how science and technology based ideas can be turned into commercial value more effectively. Despite the vast number of publications addressing entrepreneurship, innovation and strategy there is relatively little in the literature which systematically addresses the structures, processes and mechanisms involved in turning ideas into commercially valuable propositions: this book is intended to directly address this gap.The approach in Camels, Tigers & Unicorns consists of three fundamental strands: The contents of this book should be of interest to a wide range of audiences including entrepreneurs; leaders and managers in technology firms; scientists and technologists engaged in innovation in academic institutions and corporate environments; lone inventors; groups of scientific entrepreneurs operating outside recognised structures; business and strategy consultants; managers of public and private 'intervention agencies' such as incubators and accelerators; investors; and, policy makers.