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Inventions



1959: The Year That Changed Everything

Adapt: Why Success Always Starts with Failure The Spitfire

Alex Through The Looking Glass calc size of the Earth

Amusing Ourselves To Death invention of eyeglasses changed idea that anatomy was destiny

Appetite For America time zones

Appetite For Self Destruction selling the CD player

At Home telephone before Bell

Billy Connolly and Route 66 Al Capone's lasting innovation

Boffinology Nobel Prizes and who gets them

Brainsteering

Brilliant Evolution of Artificial Light

Change Agent (novel) future with genetic engineering

Chilled: How Refrigeration Changed The World

Cool: How air conditioning changed everything

Copycats copying instead of innovating

Dave Barry's Guide To Guys an alien and a magic cure-all machine

Do Sparrows Like Bach? musical condoms

Earth's Deep History: How it was discovered and why it matters

Engineers Of Victory Inventors etc of WW2

Eruption: The Untold Story of Mount St Helens

Failure: Why Science Is So Successful

Flickering Light: A History of Neon

From Silk To Silicon: the Story of Globalization

Geek Heresy: Rescuing Social Change from the Cult of Technology

Harvey Kurtzman: The Man Who Created Mad Mad comic robot sex dolls

Heyday: Britain and the Birth of the Modern World

Homo Deus future mankind

How We Got to Now: Six Innovations that Made the Modern World

How To Clone A Mammoth

I Know You Got Soul: machines with that certain something

Imagination and a Pile of Junk: A Droll History of Inventors and Inventions

Imagine Combine harvester, sewing machine, meccano

Impatient Optimist Bill Gates

Ingenious: A True Story of Invention, Automotive Daring and the Race to Revive America

Innovation and Its Enemies: Why People Resist New Technologies

iWoz the 17yo who built a phone phreaker

Judgement Day Terry Pratchett Discworld Science

Life Ascending: The Great Inventions of Evolution

Life at the Speed of Light: From the Double Helix to the Dawn of Digital Life

Lifted: A Cultural History of the Elevator

Love and Sex With Robots robot nurses will be needed

Make Way For The Superhumans

Makers: The New Industrial Revolution 3D Printers

Pinpoint: How GPS Is Changing Our World

Progress: Ten Reasons to Look Forward to the Future

Resource Revolution: How to Capture the Biggest Business Opportunity in a Century self drive cars

Rethink: The Surprising History of New Ideas

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Sex Bombs and Burgers first digital camera

Shock of Gray new tech to keep aged independent

Stuff Matters: The Strange Stories of the Marvellous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World

Swarm Troopers: How Small Drones Will Conquer The World

The Big Book of Hacks amazing DIY tech projects from Pop Sc mag

The Book of Heroic Failures metal detectors

The Birth of Plenty why innovation took off in nineteenth century Europe

The Birth of the Pill: How Four Pioneers Reinvented Sex and Launched a Revolution

The Book of General Ignorance the most dangerous inventor

The Box: Architectural Solutions With Containers

The Driver In The Driverless Car: How Our Tech Choices Will Create The Future

The Emperors of Chocolate struggle to mix milk and chocolate

The Evolution of Everything not really Great Man explanation

The Fourth Transformation: How Augmented Reality and Artificial Intelligence Change Everything

The Glass Cage: Automation and Us

The Golden Door A.A. Gill

The Gunning of America

The Idea Factory Bell Labs

The Inevitable: Understanding 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future

The Innovators

The Invention of Air Priestley discovers carbonated drinks

The Lifecycle of Software Objects digients

The Making of Home

The Most Powerful Idea In The World

The New Industrial Revolution

The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business

The Patient Will See You Now printing press and smartphone

The Paper Trail invention of paper

The Perfect Thing Apple and the iPod

The Robots Are Coming

The Science of Liberty Newton showed observation and math explained

The Second Intelligent Species: How Humans Will Become as Irrelevant as Cockroaches

The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies

The Shallows:What The Internet Is Doing To Our Brain the 4 categories of tech advances

The Snowball Warren Buffett on innovations

The Undercover Scientist how milk is treated

The Wealth of Humans: Work, Power and Status in the C21 slow spread of electricity

The Wheel

This Is Improbable Too tank shit shells, bear scaring

This Will Make You Smarter

Too Important for the Generals: Losing and Winning the First World War tanks WW1

Train who gets credit for inventions?

Transcendence: The Disinformation Encyclopedia of Transhumanism and the Singularity

Trekonomics: The Economics of Star Trek the replicator

Twin Tracks: The Unexpected Origins of the Modern World

Uncharted: Big Data As A Lens On Human Culture

Uncontrolled: The Surprising Payoff of Trial and Error

Virtually Human: the promise - and the peril - of digital immortality

Void Star AI novel

What If? Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions

What Technology Wants

Where Good Ideas Come From cities break Kleiber's Law

Why Not?

You Belong to the Universe: Buckminster Fuller and the future

Zero To One





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