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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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  • 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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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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The Idea Factory

The Idea Factory

Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation

by Jon Gertner

Hardcover, 422 pages, Penguin Group USA, $29.95, published March 15 2012 | purchase
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  • Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation
  • Jon Gertner

Highlights achievements of Bell Labs as a leading innovator, exploring the role of its highly educated employees in developing new technologies while considering the qualities of companies where innovation and development are most successful.

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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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Full Body Burden

Full Body Burden

Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats

by Kristen Iversen

Hardcover, 400 pages, Random House Inc, $25, published June 5 2012 | purchase
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  • Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats
  • Kristen Iversen

A narrative report by a woman who grew up near the Rocky Flats nuclear weapons facility describes the secrets that dominated her childhood, the strange cancers that afflicted her neighbors, her brief employment at Rocky Flats, and the efforts of residents to achieve legal justice.

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Birdseye

Birdseye

The Adventures Of A Curious Man

by Mark Kurlansky

Hardcover, 251 pages, Random House Inc, $25.95, published May 8 2012 | purchase
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  • The Adventures Of A Curious Man
  • Mark Kurlansky

A profile of eccentric genius inventor Clarence Birdseye chronicles how his innovative fast-freezing process revolutionized the food industry and American agriculture.

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Engines of Change

Engines of Change

A History of the American Dream in Fifteen Cars

by Paul Ingrassia

Hardcover, 395 pages, Simon & Schuster, $30, published May 1 2012 | purchase
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  • A History of the American Dream in Fifteen Cars
  • Paul Ingrassia

Chronicles the history reflected by fifteen iconic car models to discuss how automobiles reflect key cultural shifts as well as developments in such areas as manufacturing, women's rights, and environmental awareness.

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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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Final Jeopardy

Final Jeopardy

The Story of Watson, The Computer That Will Transform Our World

by Stephen Baker

Paperback, 268 pages, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $14.95, published March 27 2012 | purchase
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  • Final Jeopardy
  • The Story of Watson, The Computer That Will Transform Our World
  • Stephen Baker

Follows the quest of a team of scientists to develop a computer so intelligent that it can beat the best of champions in the "Jeopardy" quiz show.

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Physics of the Future

Physics of the Future

How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100

by Michio Kaku

Paperback, 450 pages, Random House Inc, $15.95, published February 21 2012 | purchase
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  • How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100
  • Michio Kaku

Michio Kaku uses interviews with numerous top scientists to offer a vision of the year 2100 and how the science of the day will shape society and the everyday lives of people.

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Consent of the Networked

Consent of the Networked

The Worldwide Struggle for Internet Freedom

by Rebecca Mackinnon

Hardcover, 294 pages, Perseus Books Group, $26.99, published January 31 2012 | purchase
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  • The Worldwide Struggle for Internet Freedom
  • Rebecca Mackinnon

A leading Internet policy specialist outlines arguments for protecting the public's personal rights in the face of rivaling corporations and countries vying for Internet control, addressing a range of topics from online freedom and privacy to legal concerns and Internet reputation.

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The Information Diet

The Information Diet

A Case for Conscious Consumption

by Clay A. Johnson

Hardcover, 160 pages, O'Reilly Media , $22.99, published January 18 2012 | purchase
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  • A Case for Conscious Consumption
  • Clay A. Johnson
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