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Edison: His Life and Inventions, Volume 1

Frank Lewis Dyer, Thomas Commerford Martin - 1910 - Inventors - Full view
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Edison: His Life and Inventions

Frank Lewis Dyer, Thomas Commerford Martin - 1910 - Inventors - Full view
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Just for Fun: The Story of an Accidental Revolutionary

Linus Torvalds, David Diamond - 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - No preview available
Once upon a time Linus Torvalds was a skinny unknown, just another nerdy Helsinki techie who had been fooling around with computers since childhood. Then he wrote a groundbreaking operating system and distributed it via the Internet -- for free ...
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Everything Bad is Good for You: How Today's Popular Culture is Actually ...

Steven Johnson - 2006 - Psychology - Limited preview
Discusses the intellectual benefits of elements from modern popular culture, including video games and reality TV programs.
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On Intelligence

Jeff Hawkins, Sandra Blakeslee - 2004 - Computers - Limited preview
The inventor of the PalmPilot outlines a theory about the human brain's memory system that reveals new information about intelligence, perception, creativity, consciousness, and the human potential for creating intelligent computers. 75,000 first ...
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Transcend: Nine Steps to Living Well Forever

Ray Kurzweil, Terry Grossman - 2010 - Health & Fitness - Limited preview
In Transcend, famed futurist Ray Kurzweil and his coauthor Terry Grossman, MD, present a cutting edge, accessible program based on the vanguard in nutrition and science. They've distilled thousands of scientific studies to make the case that new ...
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Whole Earth Discipline: An Ecopragmatist Manifesto

Stewart Brand - 2009 - Business & Economics - Snippet view
Discusses the ways in which climate change will affect the next half century and explores such topics as the green potential of cities, the virtues of nuclear engineering, and the sustainability of genetically modified crops.
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Total Recall: How the E-memory Revolution Will Change Everything

C. Gordon Bell, Jim Gemmell - 2009 - Computers - No preview available
Discusses the attempt to record an entire life digitally, an enormous undertaking requiring intense attention to detail and the development of memory-emulating technology, and the implications of this research.
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The Singularity is Near: When Humans Transcend Biology

Ray Kurzweil - 2005 - Science - No preview available
A controversial scientific vision predicts a time in which humans and machines will merge and create a new form of non-biological intelligence, explaining how the occurrence will solve such issues as pollution, hunger, and aging.
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Energy Victory: Winning the War on Terror by Breaking Free of Oil

Robert Zubrin - 2009 - Political Science - No preview available
Terrorism.
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