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Atlas Obscura: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders Cover Image
ISBN: 9780761169086
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Published: Workman Publishing - September 20th, 2016

It's time to get off the beaten path. Inspiring equal parts wonder and wanderlust, Atlas Obscura celebrates over 700 of the strangest and most curious places in the world.

The Pope of Physics: Enrico Fermi and the Birth of the Atomic Age Cover Image
ISBN: 9781627790055
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Published: Henry Holt & Company - October 18th, 2016

Enrico Fermi is unquestionably among the greats of the world's physicists, the most famous Italian scientist since Galileo. Called the Pope by his peers, he was regarded as infallible in his instincts and research. His discoveries changed our world; they led to weapons of mass destruction and conversely to life-saving medical interventions.

Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill Cover Image
ISBN: 9780385535731
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Published: Doubleday Books - September 20th, 2016

From New York Times bestselling author of Destiny of the Republic and The River of Doubt, a thrilling narrative of Winston Churchill's extraordinary and little-known exploits during the Boer War

The Revenge of Analog: Real Things and Why They Matter Cover Image
ISBN: 9781610395717
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Published: PublicAffairs - November 8th, 2016

One of Michiko Kakutani's (New York Times) top ten books of 2016

Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525426783
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Published: Viking - May 10th, 2016

From the New York Times bestselling author of In The Heart of the Sea, Mayflower, and In the Hurricane's Eye comes a surprising account of the middle years of the American Revolution, and the tragic relationship between George Washington and Benedict Arnold.

The Knowledge: How to Rebuild Civilization in the Aftermath of a Cataclysm Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143127048
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Published: Penguin Books - March 10th, 2015

How would you go about rebuilding a technological society from scratch?

If our technological society collapsed tomorrow what would be the one book you would want to press into the hands of the postapocalyptic survivors? What crucial knowledge would they need to survive in the immediate aftermath and to rebuild civilization as quickly as possible?

The Internet of Things: How Smart TVs, Smart Cars, Smart Homes, and Smart Cities Are Changing the World Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780789754004
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Que - April 5th, 2015

How the Internet of Things will change your life: all you need to know, in plain English
The Internet of Things (IoT) won't just connect people: It will connect "smart" homes, appliances, cars, offices, factories, cities... the world. You need to know what's coming: It might just transform your life.