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Technology & Engineering - History
Author: Brian Dear | Narrator: George Newbern
Release Date: November 14, 2017
At a time when Steve Jobs was only a teenager and Mark Zuckerberg wasn’t even born, a group of visionary engineers and designers—some of them only high school students—in the late 1960s and 1970s created a computer system called PLA...
Author: Jack Hitt | Narrator: Peter Colburn
Release Date: May 15, 2012
WHAT IS IT THAT DRIVES THE SUCCESS OF AMERICA AND THE IDENTITY OF ITS PEOPLE? ACCLAIMED WRITER AND CONTRIBUTING EDITOR TO THIS AMERICAN LIFE JACK HITT THINKS IT’S BECAUSE WE’RE ALL A BUNCH OF AMATEURS.America’s self-invented tinkere...
Author: James Gleick | Narrator: Rob Shapiro
Release Date: March 01, 2011
James Gleick, the author of the best sellers Chaos and Genius, now brings us a work just as astonishing and masterly: a revelatory chronicle and meditation that shows how information has become the modern era’s defining quality—the blood,...
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Author: Craig Nelson | Narrator: Richard McGonagle
Release Date: June 25, 2009
"Celebrates a bold era when voyaging beyond the Earth was deemed crucial to national security and pride." -The Wall Street Journal Restoring the drama, majesty, and sheer improbability of an American triumph, this is award-winning historian Craig Nel...
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Author: Chris Jones | Narrator: Erik Davies
Release Date: March 06, 2007
An incredible, true-life adventure set on the most dangerous frontier of all—outer spaceIn the nearly forty years since Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, space travel has come to be seen as a routine enterprise—at least until the shuttle...
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Author: Erik Larson | Narrator: Bob Balaban
Release Date: October 24, 2006
A true story of love, murder, and the end of the world’s “great hush.”In Thunderstruck, Erik Larson tells the interwoven stories of two men—Hawley Crippen, a very unlikely murderer, and Guglielmo Marconi, the obsessive cr...
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Author: David Bodanis | Narrator: Adam Levy
Release Date: February 15, 2005
The bestselling author of E=mc2 weaves tales of romance, divine inspiration, and fraud through an account of the invisible force that permeates our universe—electricity—and introduces us to the virtuoso scientists who plumbe...
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Author: Amir D. Aczel | Narrator: Henry Leyva
Release Date: October 02, 2001
The story of the compass is shrouded in mystery and myth, yet most will agree it begins around the time of the birth of Christ in ancient China. A mysterious lodestone whose powers affected metal was known to the Chinese emperor. When this piece of m...
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