The Age of Edison: Electric Light and the Invention of Modern America By Ernest Freeberg. New York City: Penguin Press, 2013

Grand Central: How a Train Station Transformed America By Sam Roberts. New York City: Grand Central Publishing, 2013

The Future: Six Drivers of Global Changes By Al Gore. New York City: Random House, 2013

Brilliant Blunders: From Darwin to Einstein-Colossal Mistakes by Great Scientists That Changed Our Understanding of Life and the Universe By Mario Livio. New York City: Simon &Shuster, 2013

The Flatiron: The New York Landmark and the Incomparable City That Arose with It By Alice SparbergAlexiou. New York City: St. Martin's Press, 2010

Discovering Architecture: How the World's Great Buildings Were Designed and Built By Philip Jodidio. New York City: Universe Publishing, 2013

The Why of Things: Causality in Science, Medicine, and Life By Peter Rabins. New York City: Columbia University Press, 2013

A History of Ancient Egypt: From The First Farmers to The Great Pyramid By John Romer. New York City: Thomas Dunne Books, 2013

The Half-Life of Facts: Why Everything We Know Has an Expiration Date By SamuelArbesman. New York City: Current (Penguin Group), 2012

The Dawn of Innovation: The First American Industrial Revolution By Charles R. Morris. New York City: PublicAffairs, 2012

Powering the Future: How We Will (Eventually) Solve the Energy Crisis and Fuel the Civilizations of Tomorrow By Robert B. Laughlin. New York City: Basic Books, 2010

Third Industrial Revolution: How Lateral Power Is Transforming Energy, the Economy, and the World By Jeremy Rifkin. New York City: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011

The Toaster Project: Or a Heroic Attempt to Build A Simple Electric Appliance from Scratch By Thomas Thwaites. New York City: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.

Bird on Fire: Lessons From the World's Least Sustainable City By Andrew Ross. New York City: Oxford University Press, Inc., 2011.

A Great Aridness: Climate Change and the Future of the American Southwest By William deBuys. New York City: Oxford University Press, 2011.

A History of the World in 100 Objects By Neil MacGregor. New York City: Viking, 2011.

Rambunctious Garden: Saving Nature in a Post-Wild World By Emma Marris. New York City: Bloomsbury USA, 2011.

Cosmic Numbers: The Numbers That Define Our Universe By James D. Stein. New York City: Basic Books, 2011.

Design in Nature: How the Constructal Law Governs Evolution in Biology, Physics, Technology, and Social Organization, By Adrian Bejan and J. Peder Zane. New York City: Doubleday, 2012

The Heights: Anatomy of a Skyscraper, By Kate Ascher. New York City: Penguin Press, 2011





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