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No longer just a mainstay of science fiction, VR has seen recent success with companies such as Oculus, Sony, and HTC. But little is known about its history, which reaches back decades. Ewalt chronicles its origins in Cold War military laboratories, and traces it through decades of hype and failed ...
Defying Reality
No longer just a mainstay of science fiction, VR has seen recent success with companies such as Oculus, Sony, and HTC. But little is known about its history, which reaches back decades. Ewalt chronicles its origins in Cold War military laboratories, and traces it through decades of hype and failed products, to a teenage gamer whose advancements made the recent breakthroughs in VR possible. Writing for a mainstream audience as well as technology enthusiasts, Ewalt offers a unique perspective on how VR got here, where it's going, and how and why it will change the way we live.
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27.300000 USD

Defying Reality

by David M Ewalt
Hardback
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'The book is a house of wonders' The New York Times 'Steven Johnson is the Darwin of technology' Walter Issacson, author of Steve Jobs What connects Paleolithic bone flutes to the invention of computer software? Or the Murex sea snail to the death of the great American city? How does ...
Wonderland: How Play Made the Modern World
'The book is a house of wonders' The New York Times 'Steven Johnson is the Darwin of technology' Walter Issacson, author of Steve Jobs What connects Paleolithic bone flutes to the invention of computer software? Or the Murex sea snail to the death of the great American city? How does the bag of crisps you hold in your hand help tell the story of humanity itself? In Wonderland, his brilliant work on the history of innovation, international bestseller Steven Johnson argues that the pursuit of novelty and wonder has always been a powerful driver of world-shaping technological change. He finds that throughout history, the cutting edge of innovation lies wherever people are working the hardest to keep themselves and others amused. Johnson's storytelling is just as delightful as the inventions he describes, full of surprising stops along the journey from simple concepts to complex modern systems. He introduces us to the colourful innovators of leisure: the explorers, proprietors, showmen, and artists who changed the trajectory of history with their luxurious wares, exotic meals, taverns, gambling tables, and magic shows. Johnson compellingly argues that observers of technological and social trends should be looking for clues in novel amusements. You'll find the future wherever people are having the most fun.
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15.34 USD

Wonderland: How Play Made the Modern World

by Steven Johnson
Paperback
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From historical figures such as Marie Curie to contemporaries such as Steve Jobs, a handful of innovators have changed the world. What made them so spectacularly inventive? Melissa A. Schilling, one of the world's leading experts on innovation, looks at the lives of seven creative geniuses--Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, Elon ...
Quirky: The Remarkable Story of the Traits, Foibles, and Genius of Breakthrough Innovators Who Changed the World
From historical figures such as Marie Curie to contemporaries such as Steve Jobs, a handful of innovators have changed the world. What made them so spectacularly inventive? Melissa A. Schilling, one of the world's leading experts on innovation, looks at the lives of seven creative geniuses--Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, Elon Musk, Dean Kamen, Nicola Tesla, Curie, and Jobs--to identify the traits and quirks that led them to become breakthrough innovators.Though all innovators possess incredible intellect, intellect alone does not create a serial innovator. There are other very strong commonalities: for instance, nearly all exhibit very high levels of social detachment. They all have extreme, almost maniacal, faith in their ability to overcome obstacles. And they have a passionate idealism that pushes them to work with intensity even in the face of criticism or failure. These individual traits would be unlikely to work in isolation--being unconventional without having high levels of confidence and direction, for example, might result in rebellious behavior that does not lead to meaningful innovation.Schilling reveals the science behind the convergence of traits that increases the likelihood of success, and shows us how to nurture and facilitate breakthrough innovation in our own lives.
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29.400000 USD

Quirky: The Remarkable Story of the Traits, Foibles, and Genius of Breakthrough Innovators Who Changed the World

by Melissa A. Schilling
Hardback
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Artificial Intelligence Predicts Consumer Behavioral Tool Business Journey
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51.450000 USD

Artificial Intelligence Predicts Consumer Behavioral Tool Business Journey

by Johnny Ch Lok
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Bad Manners: Notebook
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7.340000 USD

Bad Manners: Notebook

by Wild Pages Press
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Mischief and Mayhem: Notebook
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7.340000 USD

Mischief and Mayhem: Notebook

by Wild Pages Press
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The Inventor in You: A Step-By-Step Guide to Your First Invention
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32.500000 USD

The Inventor in You: A Step-By-Step Guide to Your First Invention

by Charles Kannankeril
Hardback
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The Inventor in You: A Step-By-Step Guide to Your First Invention
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15.740000 USD

The Inventor in You: A Step-By-Step Guide to Your First Invention

by Charles Kannankeril
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The bestselling 30-Second...series takes a revolutionary approach to learning about those subjects you feel you should really understand. Each title selects a popular topic and dissects it into the 50 most significant ideas at its heart. Every idea, no matter how complex, is explained in 300 words and one picture, ...
30-Second Leonardo da Vinci: His 50 Greatest Ideas and Inventions, Each Explained in Half a Minute
The bestselling 30-Second...series takes a revolutionary approach to learning about those subjects you feel you should really understand. Each title selects a popular topic and dissects it into the 50 most significant ideas at its heart. Every idea, no matter how complex, is explained in 300 words and one picture, all digestible in 30 seconds. 30-Second Leonardo da Vinci uses this unique approach to grapple with the truly diverse thoughts of the ultimate Renaissance Man. Artist, anatomist, sculptor, inventor, architect, cartographer, mathematician, musician, botanist, geologist the word polymath does not quite do Leonardo justice. The painter of the Mona Lisa and conceptualizer of the helicopter seems like a Renaissance superhero. Here, the world's leading Leonardo scholars present an instant and expert guide to the breadth and brilliance of his greatest innovations.
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17.05 USD

30-Second Leonardo da Vinci: His 50 Greatest Ideas and Inventions, Each Explained in Half a Minute

by Marina Wallace
Paperback
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X-Ray Vision: Nikola Tesla on Roentgen Rays
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15.740000 USD

X-Ray Vision: Nikola Tesla on Roentgen Rays

by Nikola Tesla
Hardback
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Very Truly Yours, Nikola Tesla
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20.990000 USD

Very Truly Yours, Nikola Tesla

by Nikola Tesla
Hardback
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Ingenious Patents: Bubblewrap, Bottlecaps, Barbed Wire, and Other Pioneering Inventions
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32.40 USD

Ingenious Patents: Bubblewrap, Bottlecaps, Barbed Wire, and Other Pioneering Inventions

by Jay Bennett, Ben Ikenson
Hardback
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Zero to Maker is part memoir and part how-to guidebook for anyone who is having thoughts like these: I feel like all I can do is write emails. I wish I had more hands-on skills even though I don't know what I would build...I have this one idea I've always ...
Zero to Maker: An Unlikely Journey into the Future of Manufacturing
Zero to Maker is part memoir and part how-to guidebook for anyone who is having thoughts like these: I feel like all I can do is write emails. I wish I had more hands-on skills even though I don't know what I would build...I have this one idea I've always wanted to make, but I don't know how to build it...I keep hearing about the maker movement but I'm not sure what that means or how I can join in...The book follows author David Lang's headfirst dive into the maker world and shows how he grew from an unskilled beginner to be a successful entrepreneur. You'll discover how to navigate this new community of makers, and find the best resources for learning the tools and skills you need to be a dynamic maker in your own right. The way we make things has changed. A new generation of tinkerers have emerged through online communities and powerful digital fabrication tools, and their creations are changing the world. The biggest hurdle to joining this maker movement is knowing where to start. This book follows the author's personal journey of transformation into a maker-entrepreneur. It is everyone's guide to combining inspiration and resources to effectively navigate this exciting new world. Lang reveals how he became a pro maker after losing his job, and how the experience helped him start OpenROV, a DIY community and product line focused on underwater robotics. It all happened once he became an active member of the Maker movement. Ready to take the plunge into the next Industrial Revolution? This guide provides a clear and inspiring roadmap. Take an eye-opening journey from unskilled observer to engaged maker Learn how to join this community, get access to tools and experts, and pick up new skills Use a template for building a maker-based entrepreneurial lifestyle and prepare yourself for the careers of the future The successes of Make: magazine and Maker Faire (more than 1.45 million attendees worldwide in 2016) have shown there is immense interest in the maker movement. This book is for everyone who dreams of becoming a successful maker-entrepreneur. It not only satisfies the aspirational aspect but shows newcomers to the maker movement exactly how to join in. First published in 2013, this new edition features full-color photos and shares David's latest insights and experiences as he continues to grow as a maker entrepreneur.
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20.990000 USD

Zero to Maker: An Unlikely Journey into the Future of Manufacturing

by David Lang
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**The New York Times Bestseller** 'Space elevators, gold asteroids, and fusion-powered toasters - who knew science could be so much fun? Soonish is hilarious, provocative, and shamelessly informative' Tim Harford, author of Messy and The Undercover Economist From a top scientist and the creator of the hugely popular web comic ...
Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That Will Improve and/or Ruin Everything
**The New York Times Bestseller** 'Space elevators, gold asteroids, and fusion-powered toasters - who knew science could be so much fun? Soonish is hilarious, provocative, and shamelessly informative' Tim Harford, author of Messy and The Undercover Economist From a top scientist and the creator of the hugely popular web comic Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, an illustrated investigation into future technologies What will the world of tomorrow be like? How does progress happen? And why don't we have a lunar colony yet? In this witty and entertaining book, Zach and Kelly Weinersmith give us a snapshot of the transformative technologies that are coming next - from robot swarms to nuclear fusion powered-toasters - and explain how they will change our world in astonishing ways. By weaving together their own research, interviews with pioneering scientists and Zach's trademark comics, the Weinersmiths investigate why these innovations are needed, how they would work, and what is standing in their way.
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37.54 USD

Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That Will Improve and/or Ruin Everything

by Zach Weinersmith, Dr. Kelly Weinersmith
Hardback
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Discover the designs behind some of the most amazing inventions ever imagined. This book contains the original drawings submitted to the patent office for such indispensable items as the paperclip, the ball-point pen and the umbrella, as well as technological marvels like the space suit, the floppy disk and the ...
Gadgets, Games and Gizmos: 122 Inventions that Changed the World
Discover the designs behind some of the most amazing inventions ever imagined. This book contains the original drawings submitted to the patent office for such indispensable items as the paperclip, the ball-point pen and the umbrella, as well as technological marvels like the space suit, the floppy disk and the Polaroid camera - and not forgetting fun and frivolous things like the Barbie doll, the skateboard and the Game Boy. Expand your knowledge and inspire your inner inventor with this fully illustrated guide to the everyday gadgets, games and gizmos that changed the world!
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25.58 USD

Gadgets, Games and Gizmos: 122 Inventions that Changed the World

by Jean-Marie Donat
Hardback
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Thomas Edison closely following the alternative physics work of Albert Einstein and Max Planck, convincing him that there was an entire reality unseen by the human eye. This led to the last and least-known of all Edison's inventions, the spirit phone. His former associate, now bitter rival, Nikola Tesla, was ...
Edison vs. Tesla: The Battle over Their Last Invention
Thomas Edison closely following the alternative physics work of Albert Einstein and Max Planck, convincing him that there was an entire reality unseen by the human eye. This led to the last and least-known of all Edison's inventions, the spirit phone. His former associate, now bitter rival, Nikola Tesla, was also developing at the same time a similar mysterious device. Edison vs. Tesla examines their quest to talk to the dead. It reveals: Edison's little-known near-death experience formed his theory that animate life forms don't die, but rather change the nature of their composition. It is this foundational belief that drove him to proceed with the spirit phone. Tesla monitored Edison's paranormal work, with both men racing to create a device that picked up the frequencies of discarnate spirits, what today is called EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomenon). Both men were way ahead of their time, delving into artificial intelligence and robotics. Although mystery and lore surround the details of the last decade of Edison's life, many skeptics have denied the existence of the mysterious spirit phone. The authors have researched both Edison's and Tesla's journals, as well as contemporary articles and interviews with the inventors to confirm that tests were actually done with this device. They also have the full cooperation of the Charles Edison fund, affording them access to rare photos and graphics to support their text. Edison vs. Tesla sheds light on this weird invention and demonstrates the rivalry that drove both men to new discoveries.
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26.240000 USD

Edison vs. Tesla: The Battle over Their Last Invention

by William J Birnes, Joel Martin
Hardback
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Dawn of the New Everything: Encounters with Reality and Virtual Reality
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31.500000 USD

Dawn of the New Everything: Encounters with Reality and Virtual Reality

by Jaron Lanier
Hardback
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Have you ever been faced with the devastating situation of having a bottle of beer but no opener? Have you ever wondered if there's a better way to roll up your shirt sleeves? Do you wish you could share pizza with friends and avoid the hassle of washing up altogether? ...
Man Hacks: Handy Hints to Make Life Easier
Have you ever been faced with the devastating situation of having a bottle of beer but no opener? Have you ever wondered if there's a better way to roll up your shirt sleeves? Do you wish you could share pizza with friends and avoid the hassle of washing up altogether? MAN HACKS is the ultimate guide to making essential guy stuff easier. This fully illustrated manual covers everything from culinary cheats, DIY secrets and tidying-up shortcuts to style tips and party tricks - everything you need to keep your man credentials fully in check.
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17.05 USD

Man Hacks: Handy Hints to Make Life Easier

by Dan Marshall
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How will Artificial Intelligence affect crime, war, justice, jobs, society and our very sense of being human? The rise of AI has the potential to transform our future more than any other technology--and there's nobody better qualified or situated to explore that future than Max Tegmark, an MIT professor who's ...
Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

How will Artificial Intelligence affect crime, war, justice, jobs, society and our very sense of being human? The rise of AI has the potential to transform our future more than any other technology--and there's nobody better qualified or situated to explore that future than Max Tegmark, an MIT professor who's helped mainstream research on how to keep AI beneficial.

How can we grow our prosperity through automation without leaving people lacking income or purpose? What career advice should we give today's kids? How can we make future AI systems more robust, so that they do what we want without crashing, malfunctioning or getting hacked? Should we fear an arms race in lethal autonomous weapons? Will machines eventually outsmart us at all tasks, replacing humans on the job market and perhaps altogether? Will AI help life flourish like never before or give us more power than we can handle?

What sort of future do you want? This book empowers you to join what may be the most important conversation of our time. It doesn't shy away from the full range of viewpoints or from the most controversial issues--from superintelligence to meaning, consciousness and the ultimate physical limits on life in the cosmos

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29.400000 USD

Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence

by Max Tegmark
Hardback
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How humans and technology evolve together in a creative partnership.In this book, Edward Ashford Lee makes a bold claim: that the creators of digital technology have an unsurpassed medium for creativity. Technology has advanced to the point where progress seems limited not by physical constraints but the human imagination. Writing ...
Plato and the Nerd: The Creative Partnership of Humans and Technology
How humans and technology evolve together in a creative partnership.In this book, Edward Ashford Lee makes a bold claim: that the creators of digital technology have an unsurpassed medium for creativity. Technology has advanced to the point where progress seems limited not by physical constraints but the human imagination. Writing for both literate technologists and numerate humanists, Lee makes a case for engineering-creating technology-as a deeply intellectual and fundamentally creative process. Explaining why digital technology has been so transformative and so liberating, Lee argues that the real power of technology stems from its partnership with humans. Lee explores the ways that engineers use models and abstraction to build inventive artificial worlds and to give us things that we never dreamed of-for example, the ability to carry in our pockets everything humans have ever published. But he also attempts to counter the runaway enthusiasm of some technology boosters who claim everything in the physical world is a computation-that even such complex phenomena as human cognition are software operating on digital data. Lee argues that the evidence for this is weak, and the likelihood that nature has limited itself to processes that conform to today's notion of digital computation is remote.Lee goes on to argue that artificial intelligence's goal of reproducing human cognitive functions in computers vastly underestimates the potential of computers. In his view, technology is coevolving with humans. It augments our cognitive and physical capabilities while we nurture, develop, and propagate the technology itself. Complementarity is more likely than competition.
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42.58 USD

Plato and the Nerd: The Creative Partnership of Humans and Technology

by Edward Ashford Lee
Hardback
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Find out where great ideas come from. A businessman struggles with his luggage at an airport and pioneers the wheeled suitcase. An engineer watches people using walkie-talkies and dreams up the mobile phone. A printer is frustrated by his unpredictable inks and creates the Pantone colour system. Why were these ...
Inventology: How We Dream Up Things That Change the World
Find out where great ideas come from. A businessman struggles with his luggage at an airport and pioneers the wheeled suitcase. An engineer watches people using walkie-talkies and dreams up the mobile phone. A printer is frustrated by his unpredictable inks and creates the Pantone colour system. Why were these particular people able to identify a problem, and how did they discover the solutions that everyone else missed? Where exactly did their great ideas come from, and how did they go about making them a reality? In pursuit of answers, Pagan Kennedy has spent her career examining the creative process, interviewing inventors and engineers, scientists, psychologists and economists in a bid to understand how we create. In Inventology Kennedy collects their wisdom and explores a series of landmark inventions, taking us through the processes by which we have come to dream up new products and technologies, and conceived solutions to 'impossible' problems. A must-read for anyone who is curious about imagination, design and innovation, Inventology will inspire and entertain, and will show you how to become more creative.
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22.05 USD

Inventology: How We Dream Up Things That Change the World

by Pagan Kennedy
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Innovating is for doers: you don't need to wait for an earth-shattering idea, but can build one with a hunch and scale it up to impact. Innovation is the subject of countless books and courses, but there's very little out there about how you actually innovate. Innovation and entrepreneurship are ...
Innovating: A Doer's Manifesto for Starting from a Hunch, Prototyping Problems, Scaling Up, and Learning to Be Productively Wrong
Innovating is for doers: you don't need to wait for an earth-shattering idea, but can build one with a hunch and scale it up to impact. Innovation is the subject of countless books and courses, but there's very little out there about how you actually innovate. Innovation and entrepreneurship are not one and the same, although aspiring innovators often think of them that way. They are told to get an idea and a team and to build a show-and-tell for potential investors. In Innovating, Luis Perez-Breva describes another approach-a doer's approach developed over a decade at MIT and internationally in workshops, classes, and companies. He shows that to start innovating it doesn't require an earth-shattering idea; all it takes is a hunch. Anyone can do it. By prototyping a problem and learning by being wrong, innovating can be scaled up to make an impact. As Perez-Breva demonstrates, no thing is new at the outset of what we only later celebrate as innovation. In Innovating, the process-illustrated by unique and dynamic artwork-is shown to be empirical, experimental, nonlinear, and incremental. You give your hunch the structure of a problem. Anything can be a part. Your innovating accrues other people's knowledge and skills. Perez-Breva describes how to create a kit for innovating, and outlines questions that will help you think in new ways. Finally, he shows how to systematize what you've learned: to advocate, communicate, scale up, manage innovating continuously, and document- you need a notebook to converse with yourself, he advises. Everyone interested in innovating also needs to read this book.
26.200000 USD

Innovating: A Doer's Manifesto for Starting from a Hunch, Prototyping Problems, Scaling Up, and Learning to Be Productively Wrong

by Luis Perez-Breva
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Learn how to use Autodesk Fusion 360 to digitally model your own original projects for a 3D printer or a CNC device. Fusion 360 software lets you design, analyze, and print your ideas. Free to students and small businesses alike, it offers solid, surface, organic, direct, and parametric modeling capabilities. ...
Fusion 360 for Makers
Learn how to use Autodesk Fusion 360 to digitally model your own original projects for a 3D printer or a CNC device. Fusion 360 software lets you design, analyze, and print your ideas. Free to students and small businesses alike, it offers solid, surface, organic, direct, and parametric modeling capabilities. Fusion 360 for Makers is written for beginners to 3D modeling software by an experienced teacher. It will get you up and running quickly with the goal of creating models for 3D printing and CNC fabrication. Inside Fusion 360 for Makers, you'll find: Eight easy-to-understand tutorials that provide a solid foundation in Fusion 360 fundamentals DIY projects that are explained with step-by-step instructions and color photos Projects that have been real-world tested, covering the most common problems and solutions Stand-alone projects, allowing you to skip to ones of interest without having to work through all the preceding projects first Design from scratch or edit downloaded designs. Fusion 360 is an appropriate tool for beginners and experienced makers.
40.94 USD

Fusion 360 for Makers

by Lydia Sloan Cline
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We are all familiar with the digital revolution which has swept across the developed world in recent years. It has ushered in an age of smartphones, laptop computers and ready access to the internet. A little over a century ago, a similar explosion took place in the field of information ...
The Analogue Revolution: Communication Technology 1901 - 1914
We are all familiar with the digital revolution which has swept across the developed world in recent years. It has ushered in an age of smartphones, laptop computers and ready access to the internet. A little over a century ago, a similar explosion took place in the field of information and communication technology. This revolution was not digital but analogue, and it saw the birth of mass media such as newspapers, cinema and radio. In The Analogue Revolution, Simon Webb examines the impact which developments in printing, photography, wireless telegraphy, gramophones and moving pictures had in the years preceding the First World War and shows how the modern world was shaped by the media used to record it. From the first mass-circulation newspapers to cameras so cheap that everybody could afford them, from early experiments in radio broadcasting to cinema films in colour; The Analogue Revolution charts the history of the first information revolution of the twentieth century. The parallels with the modern world are uncanny. These range from anxiety about the use of new technology to distribute pornography, to worries about children losing interest in reading because they prefer to watch films. For anybody wishing to understand the modern world, this book is an essential primer in the nature of information revolutions and the way in which they affect the world.
34.11 USD

The Analogue Revolution: Communication Technology 1901 - 1914

by Simon Webb
Hardback
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The first full-length biography of a brilliant, self-taught inventor whose innovations in information and energy technology continue to shape our world.The Economist called Stanford R. Ovshinsky (1922-2012) the Edison of our age, but this apt comparison doesn't capture the full range of his achievements. As an independent, self-educated inventor, Ovshinsky ...
The Man Who Saw Tomorrow: The Life and Inventions of Stanford R. Ovshinsky
The first full-length biography of a brilliant, self-taught inventor whose innovations in information and energy technology continue to shape our world.The Economist called Stanford R. Ovshinsky (1922-2012) the Edison of our age, but this apt comparison doesn't capture the full range of his achievements. As an independent, self-educated inventor, Ovshinsky not only created many important devices but also made fundamental discoveries in materials science. This book offers the first full-length biography of a visionary whose energy and information innovations continue to fuel our post-industrial economy.In The Man Who Saw Tomorrow, Lillian Hoddeson and Peter Garrett tell the story of an unconventional genius with no formal education beyond high school who invented, among other things, the rechargeable nickel metal hydride batteries that have powered everything from portable electronics to hybrid cars, a system for mass-producing affordable thin-film solar panels, and rewritable CDs and DVDs. His most important discovery, the Ovshinsky effect, led to a paradigm shift in condensed matter physics and yielded phase-change memory, which is now enabling new advances in microelectronics. A son of the working class who began as a machinist and toolmaker, Ovshinsky focused his work on finding solutions to urgent social problems, and to pursue those goals, he founded Energy Conversion Devices, a unique research and development lab. At the end of his life, battered by personal and professional losses, Ovshinsky nevertheless kept working to combat global warming by making solar energy cheaper than coal -another of his many visions of a better tomorrow.
40.95 USD

The Man Who Saw Tomorrow: The Life and Inventions of Stanford R. Ovshinsky

by Peter K. Garrett, Lillian Hoddeson
Hardback
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Selected for J.P. Morgan's 2018 Holiday Reading List Imagine your life without the internet. Without phones. Without television. Without sprawling cities. Without the freedom to continue working and playing after the sun goes down. Electricity is at the core of all modern life. It has transformed our society more than ...
Simply Electrifying: The Technology that Transformed the World, from Benjamin Franklin to Elon Musk
Selected for J.P. Morgan's 2018 Holiday Reading List Imagine your life without the internet. Without phones. Without television. Without sprawling cities. Without the freedom to continue working and playing after the sun goes down. Electricity is at the core of all modern life. It has transformed our society more than any other technology. Yet, no book offers a comprehensive history about this technological marvel. Until now. Simply Electrifying: The Technology that Transformed the World, from Benjamin Franklin to Elon Musk brings to life the 250-year history of electricity through the stories of the men and women who used it to transform our world: Benjamin Franklin, James Watt, Michael Faraday, Samuel F.B. Morse, Thomas Edison, Samuel Insull, Albert Einstein, Rachel Carson, Elon Musk, and more. In the process, it reveals for the first time the complete, thrilling, and often-dangerous story of electricity's historic discovery, development, and worldwide application. Electricity plays a fundamental role not only in our everyday lives but in history's most pivotal events, from global climate change and the push for wind- and solar-generated electricity to Japan's nuclear accident at Fukushima and Iran's pursuit of nuclear weapons. Written by electricity expert and four-decade veteran of the industry Craig R. Roach, Simply Electrifying marshals, in fascinating narrative detail, the full range of factors that shaped the electricity business over time--science, technology, law, politics, government regulation, economics, business strategy, and culture--before looking forward toward the exhilarating prospects for electricity generation and use that will shape our future.
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28.300000 USD

Simply Electrifying: The Technology that Transformed the World, from Benjamin Franklin to Elon Musk

by Craig R Roach
Hardback
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World's Worst Inventions: The Craziest Gadgets and Machines Ever Made
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17.05 USD

World's Worst Inventions: The Craziest Gadgets and Machines Ever Made

by Jack Watkins
Paperback
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Wtf?: What's the Future and Why It's Up to Us
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34.640000 USD

Wtf?: What's the Future and Why It's Up to Us

by Tim O'Reilly
Hardback
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Wtf?: What's the Future and Why It's Up to Us
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19.940000 USD

Wtf?: What's the Future and Why It's Up to Us

by Tim O'Reilly
Paperback / softback
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Afterword by Professor Stephen Hawking Reads like a thriller - and reveals many secrets... one of the great entrepreneurial stories of our time (Washington Post) From the age of eight, when he watched Apollo 11 land on the Moon, Peter Diamandis's singular goal was to get to space. When he ...
How to Make a Spaceship: A Band of Renegades, an Epic Race and the Birth of Private Space Flight
Afterword by Professor Stephen Hawking Reads like a thriller - and reveals many secrets... one of the great entrepreneurial stories of our time (Washington Post) From the age of eight, when he watched Apollo 11 land on the Moon, Peter Diamandis's singular goal was to get to space. When he realized NASA was winding down manned space flight, he set out on one of the great entrepreneurial adventure stories of our time. If the government wouldn't send him to space, he would create a private space flight industry himself. In the 1990s, this idea was the stuff of science fiction. Undaunted, Diamandis found inspiration in the golden age of aviation. He discovered that Charles Lindbergh made his transatlantic flight to win a $25,000 prize. The flight made Lindbergh the most famous man on earth and galvanized the airline industry. Why, Diamandis thought, couldn't the same be done for space flight? The story of the bullet-shaped SpaceShipOne, and the other teams in the hunt for a $10 million prize is an extraordinary tale of making the impossible possible. In the end, as Diamandis dreamed, the result wasn't just a victory for one team; it was the foundation for a new industry.
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17.05 USD

How to Make a Spaceship: A Band of Renegades, an Epic Race and the Birth of Private Space Flight

by Julian Guthrie
Paperback
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