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Steve Jobs

A Biography

by Walter Isaacson

Paperback, 631 pages, Simon & Schuster, $20, published September 10 2013 | purchase
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  • Steve Jobs
  • A Biography
  • Walter Isaacson

Walter Isaacson delves into the computer visionary's personal life and professional legacy — from learning the art of good craftsmanship as a kid to becoming a notoriously demanding boss to fighting the cancer that eventually killed him.NPR Bestseller

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Worm

Worm

The First Digital World War

by Mark Bowden

Hardcover, 245 pages, Pgw, $25, published September 27 2011 | purchase
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  • The First Digital World War
  • Mark Bowden

Using the history of the Conficker computer worm as a centerpiece, the author discusses the war raging over the Internet, between those who want to exploit it and those who aim to protect it. By the best-selling author of Black Hawk Down. 75,000 first printing.

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Ghost in the Wires

Ghost in the Wires

My Adventures As the World's Most Wanted Hacker

by Kevin Mitnick and William L. Simon

Paperback, 412 pages, Little Brown & Co, $15.99, published April 24 2012 | purchase
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  • My Adventures As the World's Most Wanted Hacker
  • Kevin Mitnick and William L. Simon

The world's most famous former computer hacker, now a security consultant, describes his life on the run from the FBI creating fake identities, finding jobs at a law firm and a hospital, and keeping tabs on his pursuers.

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The Sorcerers and Their Apprentices

The Sorcerers and Their Apprentices

How the Digital Magicians of the MIT Media Lab Are Creating the Innovative Technologies That Will Transform Our Lives

by Frank Moss

Hardcover, 254 pages, Random House Inc, $27.50, published June 7 2011 | purchase
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  • How the Digital Magicians of the MIT Media Lab Are Creating the Innovative Technologies That Will Transform Our Lives
  • Frank Moss

The MIT Media Lab has produced many innovations over the years. In The Sorcerers and their Apprentices, Frank Moss profiles some of the creative solutions that have been developed in the lab — and explains how other companies can also foster creativity.

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Ultimate Blogs

Ultimate Blogs

Masterworks from the Wild Web

by Sarah Boxer

Paperback, 343 pages, Random House Inc, $14.95, published February 12 2008 | purchase
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  • Masterworks from the Wild Web
  • Sarah Boxer

The first compilation of the World Wide Web's most colorful and innovative blogs offers a definitive introduction to the blogosphere with works by famous and unknown bloggers alike, including humorists, feminists, diarists, photographers, expatriates, gossipmongers, soldiers, physicists, muckrakers, and many more.

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Macrowikinomics

Macrowikinomics

New Solutions for a Connected Planet

by Don Tapscott and Anthony D. Williams

Paperback, 428 pages, Portfolio Trade, $18, published May 29 2012 | purchase
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  • New Solutions for a Connected Planet
  • Don Tapscott and Anthony D. Williams

The authors show in more than a dozen fields, that we have reached a historic turning point: cling to the old industrial era paradigms or use collaborative innovation to revolutionize not only the way we work, but how we live, learn, create, govern and care for one another.

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Always On

Always On

How the iPhone Unlocked the Anything-Anytime-Anywhere Future—And Locked Us In

by Brian X. Chen

Hardcover, 248 pages, Perseus Books Group, $25, published June 7 2011 | purchase
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  • How the iPhone Unlocked the Anything-Anytime-Anywhere Future--And Locked Us In
  • Brian X. Chen

Looks at the social implications of having all of one's technology in a single device and the notion of being plugged into information and socially available all the time.

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Tomatoland

Tomatoland

How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit

by Barry Estabrook

Hardcover, 220 pages, Andrews McMeel Pub, $19.99, published June 7 2011 | purchase
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  • How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit
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Sex on the Moon

Sex on the Moon

The Amazing Story Behind the Most Audacious Heist in History

by Ben Mezrich

Paperback, 308 pages, Anchor, $15.95, published July 10 2012 | purchase
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  • The Amazing Story Behind the Most Audacious Heist in History
  • Ben Mezrich

Ben Mezrich draws on court records, FBI transcripts, NASA documents and first-person interviews to reconstruct NASA fellow Thad Roberts' theft of invaluable moon rocks, offering insight into Roberts' personality and the nature of his accomplices.

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Four Fish

Four Fish

The Future of the Last Wild Food

by Paul Greenberg

Hardcover, 284 pages, Penguin Group USA, $25.95, published July 15 2010 | purchase
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  • The Future of the Last Wild Food
  • Paul Greenberg

A seafood journalist who has written for National Geographic traces the history of bass, cod, salmon and tuna fishing while assessing the critical state of today's commercial fishing industry, citing the roles of over-fishing and fish farming while recommending specific protections. Reprint.Literary Award Winner

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Seaworthy

Seaworthy

A Swordboat Captain Returns to the Sea

by Linda Greenlaw

Hardcover, 242 pages, Penguin Group USA, $25.95, published June 1 2010 | purchase
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  • A Swordboat Captain Returns to the Sea
  • Linda Greenlaw

A sequel to the best-selling The Hungry Ocean picks up 10 years after the events of The Perfect Storm and recounts how the financially strapped author accepted a job captaining a swordfishing boat, a voyage marked by the challenges of the vessel's poor condition, bad weather and an inadvertent arrest. Reprint.

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