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Better Off: Flipping  The Switch On Technology
Better Off
Flipping The Switch On Technology
Paperback      ISBN: 0060570059
An MIT graduate working through an Institute program to study the effects of technology on society describes his year-long residence in a Mennonite-type community and recounts how his wife and he experienced reduced stress levels, weight loss, and overall life satisfaction throughout the course of their stay. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
The ESRI Guide To GIS Analysis: Spatial Measurements & Statistics
The ESRI Guide To GIS Analysis
Spatial Measurements & Statistics
Paperback      ISBN: 158948116x
The most commonly used spatial statistical tools are described in detail along with their applications in a range of disciplines, from crime analysis to habitat conservation. GIS users will learn how features are distributed, how to analyze the pattern created by the features, and how to determine the relationships between them.
Jumping Fire: A Smokejumper's Memoir of Fighting Wildfire in the West
Jumping Fire
A Smokejumper's Memoir of Fighting Wildfire in the West
Hardcover      ISBN: 0151005893
The author's chronicle of one summer as an Alaskan smokejumper reflects on the years of training, the adrenaline-fueled jumps, his brushes with death, the fires he conquered, and the ones that got away
Understanding Nanotechnology
Understanding Nanotechnology
Paperback      ISBN: 0446679569
Taken from the Greek, nano means "one billionth part of" a whole; or very, very small. Nanotechnology is the next step after miniaturization. This book explores the cutting edge of a new technology that will find usage in almost every single aspect of modern society.
Kinsey, Photographer
Kinsey, Photographer
Hardcover      ISBN: 0877012873
Climbing Mount Improbable
Climbing Mount Improbable
Hardcover      ISBN: 0393039307
Arguing fiercely that the perfection of the human body is the result of improbable mutation, a prominent Darwinian uses the metaphor of a climb up Mount Improbable to illustrate how natural perfection is due to the unending journey of DNA through time. Tour.
The Curve of Binding Energy
The Curve of Binding Energy
Paperback      ISBN: 0374515980
While reviewing the life, interests, and achievements of theoretical physicist Theodore B. Taylor, warns of the possibility of a nuclear catastrophe resulting from the fabrication of atomic bombs by individuals using stolen materials
The Art and Craft of Papermaking
The Art and Craft of Papermaking
Hardcover      ISBN: 1561381586
Discusses the history of papermaking and provides instructions for making a variety of different kinds of paper, and for using paper as an artistic medium
The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century
The World Is Flat
A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century
Hardcover      ISBN: 0374292795
Offers a concise history of globalization, discussing a wide range of topics, from the September 11 terrorist attacks to the growth of the middle class in both China and India.
The Papermaker's Companion: The Ultimate Guide to Making and Using Handmade Paper
The Papermaker's Companion
The Ultimate Guide to Making and Using Handmade Paper
Paperback      ISBN: 1580172008
This valuable reference covers everything, from the basics to more advanced techniques like shaped sheets, embossing, laminating, and watermarking. Included are extensive step-by-step instructions on processing pulp, building papermaking equipment, and making paper-based projects like cards, lamp shades, and sculpture.