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The Best American Infographics 2014

Gareth Cook - 2014 - Social Science - Limited preview
Year two of this fresh, timely, beautiful addition to the Best American series, introduced by Nate Silver The rise of infographics across virtually all print and electronic media reveals patterns in our lives and worlds in fresh and surprising ...
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The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century

Steven Pinker - 2014 - Language Arts & Disciplines - Limited preview
A short and entertaining book on the modern art of writing well by New York Times bestselling author Steven Pinker Why is so much writing so bad, and how can we make it better? Is the English language being corrupted by texting and social media ...
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Sally Ride: America’s First Woman in Space

Lynn Sherr - 2014 - Biography & Autobiography - Limited preview
The definitive biography of Sally Ride, America’s first woman in space, with exclusive insights from Ride’s family and partner, by the ABC reporter who covered NASA during its transformation from a test-pilot boys’ club to a more inclusive elite ...
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The Scientific Exploration of Venus

Fredric W. Taylor - 2014 - Science - Limited preview
A leading Venus researcher explains in a friendly non-technical style what we know through our investigations of Earth's 'twin' planet.
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Michael Benson - 2014 - Science - No preview available
Selecting artful and profound illustrations and maps, many hidden away in the world's great science libraries and virtually unknown today, Benson chronicles more than 1,000 years of humanity's ever-expanding understanding of the size and shape of ...
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Organising Knowledge: Taxonomies, Knowledge and Organisational Effectiveness

Patrick Lambe - 2014 - Business & Economics - Limited preview
Taxonomies are often thought to play a niche role within content-oriented knowledge management projects. They are thought to be ‘nice to have’ but not essential. In this ground-breaking book, Patrick Lambe shows how they play an integral role in ...
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The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2014

Deborah Blum, Tim Folger - 2014 - Science - Limited preview
“Undeniably exquisite . . . The essays in the collection [are] meditations that reveal not only how science actually happens but also who or what propels its immutable humanity.” — Maria Popova, Brain Pickings “A stimulating compendium ...
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Leonardo's Brain: Understanding Da Vinci's Creative Genius

Leonard Shlain - 2014 - History - Limited preview
Best-selling author Leonard Shlain explores the life, art, and mind of Leonardo da Vinci, seeking to explain his singularity by looking at his achievements in art, science, psychology, and military strategy and then employing state of the art ...
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Great Minds: Reflections of 111 Top Scientists

Balazs Hargittai, Magdolna Hargittai, Istvan Hargittai - 2014 - Science - Limited preview
Throughout the 1990s and the 2000s, Istvan, Balazs, and Magdolna Hargittai conducted hundreds of interviews with leading scientists in physics, chemistry, materials, and biomedical research. These interviews appeared in a variety of publications ...
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The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the ...

Walter Isaacson - 2014 - Biography & Autobiography - Limited preview
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 ...
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