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Author: Cody Cassidy
Release Date: May 05, 2020
Who wore the first pants? Who painted the first masterpiece? Who first rode the horse? This madcap adventure across ancient history uses everything from modern genetics to archaeology to uncover the geniuses behind these and other world-changing inno...
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Author: Meryle Secrest | Narrator: Susan Denaker
Release Date: November 05, 2019
The never-before-told true account of the design and development of the first desktop computer by the world's most famous high-styled typewriter company, more than a decade before the arrival of the Osborne 1, the Apple 1, the first Intel microproces...
Author: Bina Venkataraman | Narrator: Bina Venkataraman
Release Date: August 27, 2019
Named a Best Book of 2019 by NPR “How might we mitigate losses caused by shortsightedness? Bina Venkataraman, a former climate adviser to the Obama administration, brings a storyteller’s eye to this question. . . .  She is also de...
Author: David M. Ewalt | Narrator: Max Adler
Release Date: July 17, 2018
A fascinating exploration of the history, development, and future of virtual reality, a technology with world-changing potential, written by award-winning journalist and author David Ewalt, stemming from his 2015 Forbes cover story about th...
Author: Tim Harford | Narrator: Roger Davis
Release Date: August 29, 2017
A lively history seen through the fifty inventions that shaped it most profoundly, by the bestselling author of The Undercover Economist and Messy.   Who thought up paper money? What was the secret element that made the Gutenberg ...
Author: Sharon Weinberger | Narrator: Hillary Huber
Release Date: March 14, 2017
The definitive history of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the Pentagon agency that has quietly shaped war and technology for nearly sixty years.Founded in 1958 in response to the launch of Sputnik, the agency’s original mission w...
Author: Steven Johnson | Narrator: George Newbern
Release Date: November 15, 2016
“A house of wonders itself. . . . Wonderland inspires grins and well-what-d'ya-knows” —The New York Times Book ReviewFrom the New York Times–bestselling author of How We Got to Now and Farsighted,...
Author: Steve Levine | Narrator: Mike Chamberlain
Release Date: February 05, 2015
A Soul of the New Machine for our time, a gripping account of invention, commerce, and duplicity in the age of technologyA worldwide race is on to perfect the next engine of economic growth, the advanced lithium-ion battery. It will power the electri...
Author: Steven Johnson | Narrator: George Newbern
Release Date: September 30, 2014
Look out for Johnson’s new book, Wonderland, on sale November 15, 2016. From the New York Times–bestselling author of Where Good Ideas Come From and Everything Bad Is Good for You, a new look at the power and lega...
Author: Chris Anderson | Narrator: René Ruiz
Release Date: October 02, 2012
3D Robotics co-founder and bestselling author Chris Anderson takes you to the front lines of a new industrial revolution as today’s entrepreneurs, using open source design and 3-D printing, bring manufacturing to the desktop.  In an age of...
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: Mark Kurlansky | Narrator: Jon Van Ness
Release Date: May 08, 2012
Break out the TV dinners! From the author who gave us Cod, Salt, and other informative bestsellers, the first biography of Clarence Birdseye, the eccentric genius inventor whose fast-freezing process revolutionized the food industry and American agri...