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Germany and the Ottoman Railways Art, Empire, and Infrastructure
ISBN: HB: 9780300225648, Yale University Press, November 2017
204 pp., 27.9x21.6 cm, 77 colour illus., 66 black&white illus.
With lines extending from Bosnia to Baghdad to Medina, the Ottoman Railway Network (1868-1919) was the pride of the empire and its ultimate emblem of modernization – yet it was largely designed and bankrolled by German corporations. This exemplifies...
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£55,00
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Living with Robots
ISBN: HB: 9780674971738, Harvard University Press, November 2017
270 pp., 21x14 cm, 11 halftones, 1 line illustration, 1 table
"Living with Robots" recounts a foundational shift in the field of robotics, from artificial intelligence to artificial empathy, and foreshadows an inflection point in human evolution. Today's robots engage with human beings in socially meaningful wa...
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£21,00
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Eureka How Invention Happens
ISBN: PB: 9780300228854, ISBN: HB: 9780300192087, Yale University Press, August 2017
280 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 12 black&white illus.
Tracing the long pre-history of five twentieth-century inventions which have transformed our lives, Gavin Weightman reveals a fantastic cast of scientists and inspired amateurs whose ingenuity has given us the airplane, television, bar code, personal...
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Spaceflight in the Shuttle Era and Beyond Redefining Humanity's Purpose in Space
ISBN: HB: 9780300206517, Yale University Press, August 2017
296 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 17 colour illus., 23 black&white illus.
An exploration of the changing conceptions of the iconic Space Shuttle and a call for a new vision of spaceflight. The thirty years of Space Shuttle flights saw contrary changes in American visions of space. Valerie Neal, who has spent much of her c...
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£30,00
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Refrigerator The Story of Cool in the Kitchen
ISBN: HB: 9781780237510, Reaktion Books, May 2017
208 pp., 20.8x15.6 cm, 50 colour illus., 50 black&white illus.
Humans have been preserving food for millennia, but the refrigerator is a relatively new addition to our homes. Just before the Second World War, only 3 per cent of British households had one. In the interim years the fridge has become accepted as a...
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£18,00
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Silver Nature and Culture
ISBN: PB: 9781780237565, Reaktion Books, May 2017
240 pp., 21x14.8 cm, 60 colour illus., 40 black&white illus.
From silver spoons to silver bullets, silver permeates our everyday culture and language. For millennia we've used it to buy what we need, adorn our bodies and trumpet our social status. Silver vanquishes our insecurities, as well as vampires, werewo...
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£14,00
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New Geopolitics of Natural Gas
ISBN: HB: 9780674971837, Harvard University Press, April 2017
416 pp., 21x14 cm, 1 map
We are in the midst of an energy revolution, led by the United States. As the world's greatest producer of natural gas moves aggressively to expand its exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG), America stands poised to become an energy superpower – an...
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£25,00
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Aerial Crossroads of America St. Louis's Lambert Airport
ISBN: HB: 9781883982898, Missouri History Museum Press, February 2017
336 pp., 27.9x21.6 cm, 178 halftones
The history of Lambert-St. Louis International Airport is the story of American aviation. Everything that has taken place on the airport's footprint – from Lindbergh to American Airlines, jet airliners to space travel – constitutes a microcosm of the...
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£24,00
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American Railroads Decline and Renaissance in the Twentieth Century
ISBN: PB: 9780674970793, ISBN: HB: 9780674725645, Harvard University Press, November 2016
528 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 15 halftones, 14 line illus., 14 maps
Once an icon of American industry, railroads fell into a long decline beginning around the turn of the twentieth century. Overburdened with regulation and often displaced by barge traffic on government-maintained waterways, trucking on interstate hig...
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£45,00
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Cycles of Invention and Discovery Rethinking the Endless Frontier
ISBN: HB: 9780674967960, Harvard University Press, October 2016
176 pp., 23.5x16.2 cm, 4 line illus., 2 graphs, 1 table
"Cycles of Invention and Discovery" offers an in-depth look at the real-world practice of science and engineering. It shows how the standard categories of "basic" and "applied" have become a hindrance to the organization of the U.S. science and techn...
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