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Chivers, C. J.

Contents: Origins. The birth of machine guns -- Machine guns in action -- Hiram Maxim changes war -- Slaughter made industrial: the Great War -- Invention and distribution. Stalin's contest: the invention of the AK-47 -- The breakout: the mass production, distribution, and early use of the AK-47 -- Aftermath: the consequences of the AK-47's global spread. The accidental rifle -- Everyman's gun --...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 623.4424 CHI

Summary: Music has been a constant in human history, an intermingling of voice and instrument that for all its local variation and increasing sophistication nevertheless endured in more or less the same form for centuries. Then came recording--and music was forever transformed. Soundbreaking, an eight-part event television series, traces this ongoing sonic revolution, and explores the nexus of...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV SOU

11 holds on 4 copies

Summary: Take a mind-blowing journey through human history, told through six iconic objects: the car, the airplane, the smartphone, the rocket, the robot, and the telescope.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD BRE

Jones, Charlotte Foltz.

Summary: Describes how a wide variety of things such as nursery rhymes, the national anthem, anesthesia, cellophane, raisins, and dynamite came into being.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Delacorte Press 1996

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 609 JON

Russell, Edmund

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Cambridge University Press 2001

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 577.27 RUS

Popova, Maria

Summary: "Figuring explores the complexities of love and the human search for truth and meaning through the interconnected lives of several historical figures across four centuries, beginning with the astronomer Johannes Kepler, who discovered the laws of planetary motion, and ending with the marine biologist and author Rachel Carson, who catalyzed the environmental movement. Stretching between these...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 2019

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1 available in Adult Display, Call number: 305.43 POP

Bruning, John R.

Summary: "This little-known WWII story introduces a renegade pilot whose personal mission to rescue his family from a POW camp changed modern air warfare forever. December 1941: Manila is invaded, and US citizen and Philippine Airlines manager, Pappy Gunn, is ordered to fly key military command out of the country, leaving his family at home. So Gunn was miles away when the Japanese captured his wife and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Books 2016

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 940.54 BRU

Tyson, Neil deGrasse

Summary: In this fascinating foray into the centuries-old relationship between science and military power, acclaimed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and writer-researcher Avis Lang examine how the methods and tools of astrophysics have been enlisted in the service of war. "The overlap is strong, and the knowledge flows in both directions," say the authors, because astrophysicists and military...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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Lewis, E. E. (Elmer Eugene)

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Prometheus Books 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 609 LEW

Woolf, Alex

Summary: "How have technology and science helped historians and archaeologists through the years? How does today's technology help us understand the past? What role does technology hold for the future of history studies? From the invention of metal detectors through to today's computer modeling of long-dead people, our knowledge of the past has always been improving thanks to technology. This book looks...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Heinemann Raintree 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 930.1 WOO

Harford, Tim

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "A smart, lively history of the world economy, seen through the crucial inventions that shaped it. Who thought up paper money? What was the secret element that made the Gutenberg printing press possible? What is the connection between The Da Vinci Code and the collapse of Lehman Brothers? In [this book], author and economist Tim Harford paints an epic yet intimate picture of economic change by...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 609 HAR

Roach, Mary

Summary: "'Grunt' tackles the science behind some of a soldier's most challenging adversaries-- panic, exhaustion, heat, noise-- and introduces us to the scientists who seek to conquer them"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company, Inc. 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 355 ROA

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 355 ROA

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult, Call number: 355 ROA

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 355 ROA

Roach, Mary

Summary: Explores the science of keeping humans healthy and focused in the extreme environments of war, drawing on interviews with doctors, trainers, and weapons testers to illuminate how soldiers are conditioned to survive traumas.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD 355 ROA

Gernter, Jon.

Summary: Highlights achievements of Bell Labs as a leading innovator, exploring the role of its highly educated employees in developing new technologies while considering the qualities of companies where innovation and development are most successful.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 384 GER

Mitchell, Susan K.

Summary: "Discusses different technologies used by spies, such as satellites, lasers, robots, drones, and computer software, and includes career information"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Enslow Publishers 2011

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 327.12 MIT

Summary: The development of the still camera was one of the most significant advances of the age of invention. The captured image has transformed the way we see our world, preserving moments forever with the push of a button. Modern Marvels presents the strange saga of the birth of photography, and the men at the heart of this tale. See how Frenchman Joseph Nicephore Niepce was the first to succeed in...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 1996

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