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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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Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong

James W. Loewen - 2007 - Education - Limited preview
Criticizes the way history is presented in current textbooks, and suggests a fresh and more accurate approach to teaching American history.
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The Great Wave: Price Revolutions and the Rhythm of History

David Hackett Fischer - 1999 - Business & Economics - Limited preview
Who is seriously concerned about the state of the world today.
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The Hypomanic Edge: The Link Between (A Little) Craziness and (A Lot of ...

John D. Gartner - 2008 - Business & Economics - Limited preview
Why is America so rich and powerful? The answer lies in our genes, according to psychologist John Gartner. Hypomania, a genetically based mild form of mania, endows many of us with unusual energy, creativity, enthusiasm, and a propensity for ...
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The Ethnic Origins of Nations

Anthony D. Smith - 1991 - Political Science - No preview available
This book is an excellent, comprehensive account of the ways in which nations and nationhood have evolved over time. Successful in hardback, it is now available in paperback for a student audience.
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Machines as the Measure of Men: Science, Technology, and Ideologies of ...

Michael Adas - 1990 - Science - Limited preview
This new edition of what has become a standard account of Western expansion and technological dominance includes a new preface by the author that discusses how subsequent developments in gender and race studies, as well as global technology and ...
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Sweetness and Power: The Place of Sugar in Modern History

Sidney Wilfred Mintz - 1986 - History - Snippet view
Traces the history of sugar production and consumption, examines its relationship with slavery, class ambitions, and industrialization, and describes sugar's impact on modern diet and eating habits
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The Enduring Vision: A History of the American People: Since 1865

Paul Samuel Boyer, Joseph F. Kett - 1993 - History - Snippet view
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