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Multcolib Research Picks - The Evolution of Invention

What Einstein Told His Cook
What Einstein Told His Cook Kitchen Science Explained By Wolke, Robert L. (Book - 2002 ) 641.5 W862w 2002 All copies in use Availability details

Annotation:Wolke explores the science behind cooking. There's a lot going on in the kitchen that's scientific, from the chemistry of baking to the many changes that happen when we cook our food.

Salt A World History By Kurlansky, Mark (Book - 2003 ) 553.63209 K96s 2003 Available in some locations Holds: 2 on 23 copies

Annotation:Kurlansky explores the rich and varied history of salt, and the influence it has had on every culture around the world.

Physics of the Impossible
Physics of the Impossible A Scientific Exploration Into the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation, and Time Travel By Kaku, Michio (Book - 2008 ) 530 K13p 2008 Available in some locations

Annotation:This book explores ideas from science fiction and whether they might come true. From ideas that are nearly within our reach, to things scientists believe are truly impossible, Kaku takes us on a journey that reaches for the stars.

Everything Bad Is Good for You
Everything Bad Is Good for You How Today's Popular Culture Is Actually Making Us Smarter By Johnson, Steven (Book - 2005 ) 306.0973 J69e 2005 Available in some locations

Annotation:Conventional wisdom is that video games, movies and TV make you stupid, but Johnson argues that the evidence points to a surprising conclusion: they make you smarter.

Cradle to Cradle
Cradle to Cradle Remaking the Way We Make Things By McDonough, William (Book - 2002 ) 745.2 M136C 2002 Available in some locations Holds: 1 on 6 copies

Annotation:McDonough and Michael Braungart take sustainability to its logical conclusion — advocating for industrial and technological processes that produce no waste, reusing materials endlessly while still meeting the needs of society.

Riding Rockets
Riding Rockets The Outrageous Tales of A Space Shuttle Astronaut By Mullane, R. Mike (Book - 2006 ) B-Mu911r 2006 Available in some locations

Annotation:A mischievous memoir of an astronaut who started in the Navy, Mullane pulls no punches in telling tales of the life of the astronaut. He criticizes the government and NASA, as well as his own chauvinistic ideas, while describing the passion and excitement that drives explorers into the unknown.

Electric Universe
Electric Universe The Shocking True Story of Electricity By Bodanis, David (Book - 2005 ) 537 B666e 2005 Available in some locations

Annotation:The story of the development of electricity and the people who discovered how to harness its power. From the early experiments to more modern inventions, Bodanis tells the tale of inventors at work.

Cosmos (DVD - 2000 ) DVD 520 COSMOS All copies in use Availability details Holds: 26 on 10 copies

Annotation:Carl Sagan's classic television series discusses the cosmic relationship between man and the universe.

Connections An Alternative View of Change (DVD - 2007 ) DVD 609 CONNECTIO Available in some locations

Annotation:Science historian James Burke hosts these three award-winning series that chronicle the connections between science, history, and society.

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