Bits of Books


101 Ingenious Kiwis

1959: The Year That Changed Everything

A Lust For Window Sills: a lover's guide to British buildings

A Whole New Mind

About Time: A History of Civilization in Twelve Clocks

Adapt: Why Success Always Starts with Failure The Spitfire

AIQ How People and Machines Are Smarter Together

Alex Through The Looking Glass calc size of the Earth

Alexander Graham Bell

America the Ingenious

American Lucifers: The Dark History of Artificial Light, 1750-1865

Americana: A 400-Year History of American Capitalism

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

Autonomy: The Quest to Build the Driverless Car — and How It Will Reshape Our World

Billy Connolly and Route 66 Al Capone's lasting innovation

Birdseye: The Adventures of a Curious Man

Bizarre & Outlandih Gadgets & Doohickeys

Boffinology Nobel Prizes and who gets them

Bones Inside and Out bone china


Brilliant Evolution of Artificial Light

Change Agent (novel) future with genetic engineering

Chilled: How Refrigeration Changed The World

Consuming Passions: Leisure and Pleasure in Victorian Britain

Cool: How air conditioning changed everything

Copycats copying instead of innovating

Curiocity: In Pursuit of London Covent Garden water clock

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

Dawn of the New Everything: A Journey Through Virtual Reality

Disrupting Class: Disruptive Innovation

Do Sparrows Like Bach? musical condoms

Dragon Lady - The Story of the U2 Spyplane

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


Engineers Of Victory Inventors etc of WW2

England's Magnificent Gardens defn of technology

Eruption: The Untold Story of Mount St Helens

Exactly: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World

Failure: Why Science Is So Successful

Fifty inventions That Shaped The Modern World

Firmament: The Hidden Science of Weather and the Air That Surrounds Us

Flickering Light: A History of Neon

Freedom's Forge: How American Business Produced Victory in WW2

From Silk To Silicon: the Story of Globalization

Futureproof: 9 Rulesfor Humans in the Age of Automation

Future Superhuman

Geek Heresy: Rescuing Social Change from the Cult of Technology

Gilliamesque Terry Gilliam

Gods and Robots

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

Hot Carbon: Carbon-14 and a Revolution in Science radiocarbon dating

How Innovation Works: Serendipity, Energy and the Saving of Time

How To Invent Everything when your time machine dies and you have to re-invent civilization

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

Isaac Newton

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

Imagine Combine harvester, sewing machine, meccano

In The Act his and hers sex bots

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

In The Day of The Postman life changed 1995

Iron Men: How One London Factory Powered the Industrial Revn and Shaped The Modern World

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

Little Rice: Smartphones and the Chinese Dream

Love and Sex With Robots robot nurses will be needed

Make Way For The Superhumans

Makers: The New Industrial Revolution 3D Printers

Monsters: The Hindenburg Disaster

Originals: How Non-Conformists Move The World Segway Dean Kamon

Paper: Paging Through History

Paxton's Palace

Pinpoint: How GPS Is Changing Our World

Plastic Culture: How Japanese Toys Conquered The 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

Rivets, Trivets and Galvanised Buckets: Life in the Village Hardware Shop

Robot Sex: Social and Ethical Implications

Robots Are People Too: How Artificial Intelligence Will Force Us To Change Our Laws

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Science : A history 1543 - 2001

Sex Bombs and Burgers first digital camera

Sex Robots & Vegan Meat

Shock of Gray new tech to keep aged independent

Stories of Inventors

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

Supersonic: The Design and Lifestyle of Concorde

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 Corpus Clock extarordinary clock

The Crowd and the Cosmos: Adventures in the Zooniverse crowd sourcing science

The Ice at the End of the World : An Epic Journey Into Greenland's Buried Past and Our Perilous Future

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 Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made The World

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 Industrial Revolutionaries - The Creation of the Modern World 1776-1914

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

The Innovators

The Invention of Air Priestley discovers carbonated drinks

The Lady Who Sold Time

The Lifecycle of Software Objects digients

The Light Ages

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 Perfectionists: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World
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 Young Man's Book of Amusement

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

The Wheel

The Wood Age: How One Material Shaped the Whole of Human History

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

Tuurned On: Science, Sex and Robots

Uncharted: Big Data As A Lens On Human Culture

Uncontrolled: The Surprising Payoff of Trial and Error

User Friendly: How the hidden rules of design are changing the way we live

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

Void Star AI novel

We Care For You need for robot companions for aged

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

Videocracy: How YouTube Is Changing The World

Zero To One

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short anecdotes about Inventions and Technology

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