Edison Inventing the Century
Hardcover ISBN: 0786860413
A biography of an American legend reveals the ambitious, uneducated, contradictory man behind the myths--a man obsessed with knowledge. By the author of To All Gentleness: William Carlos Williams, The Doctor-Poet. 25,000 first printing.
What Einstein Told His Barber
More Scientific Answers to Everyday Questions
Paperback ISBN: 0440508797
Organized in a questionandanswer format, the sequel to What Einstein Didn't Know sheds new light on the scientific principles and ideas of everyday life, from what make colors fade in sunlight to what happens to the rubber from wornout tires, accompanied by a glossary of modern scientific buzz words. Original.
Staying Human in an Engineered Age
Paperback ISBN: 0805075194
The author issues a warning about the dangers and limitations of technology, delving into the latest research in genetic engineering, robotics, and nanotechnology to map a future where humans will be made rather than born.
What You Can Learn from Elephants and Epidemics
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 1422102823
With an international background and MBA from Harvard, a business consultant draws inspiration from Renaissance Italy's surge of creativity for his "Medici effect." Johansson contends that innovation is fueled by the intersection of disparate fields and cultures, and that intersectional ideas are accelerating due to increasing human migration, convergence of science and computer power. He offers example of Medici-type innovators, and tips for dealing with risk and generating new ideas. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
After the Fire
A True Story of Friendship and Survival
Paperback ISBN: 0316066222
A best-selling book traces the uplifting story of two survivors of the devastating 2000 Seton Hall University fire, describing how promising college students and roommates Shawn Simons and Alvaro Llanos struggled to survive debilitating burns with the help of their families and medical teams. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
Silk and Steel
Women at Arms
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 0375507612
Complemented by more than three hundred photographs, this unusual history chronicles the long relationship between women and firearms, offering portraits of female arms enthusiasts through the ages, the roles of women in the military, and women involved in shooting sports, from hunting to target shooting. 20,000 first printing.
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.
Change Reality Screens
Paperback ISBN: 1579510841
This timely book, Timothy Leary's "cyberpunk manifesto," is his future-vision of the emergence of a new humanism with an emphasis on questioning authority, independent thinking, individual creativity, and empowerment via computers and brain technologies. Cyberpunks brings together some of Leary’s most provocative writings, along with selections from interviews and conversations with a variety of writers and thinkers. Individual chapters include “How I Became an Amphibian,” “Personal Computers; Personal Freedom,” and “Navigational Game Plane.” “How to Boot Up Your Bio-Computer” typifies Leary’s outrageous yet surprisingly grounded ideas, linking pagan, nature-based rituals with a “collective boot-up” of the brain through stimulation from certain natural plants. Together, these pieces describe a new breed of human being who embraces technology, uses it to revolutionize communication and evade and annoy Big Brother, while at the same time achieving personal success, attaining political power, and above all, having fun.