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“Engineers are titans of real-world problem-solving. . . . In this riveting study of how they think, [Guru Madhavan] puts behind-the-scenes geniuses . . . center stage.”Nature
In this engaging account of innovative triumphs, Guru Madhavan examines the ways in which engineers throughout history created world-changing tools, from ATMs and ZIP codes to the digital camera and the disposable diaper. Equal parts personal, practical, and profound, Applied Minds charts a path to a future where we borrow strategies from engineering to find inspired solutions to our most pressing challenges.
Guru Madhavan is a biomedical engineer and senior policy adviser. He conducts research at the National Academy of Sciences and has been named a distinguished young scientist by the World Economic Forum. He lives in Washington, DC.
An early work from the acclaimed poet of Memorial and Falling Awake, appearing for the
first time in the United States.A Sleepwalk on the Severn is a reflective, book-length poem in several registers, using dramatic dialogue. Ghostly, meditative, and characterized ...
Few psychological problems carry the negative connotation accompanying borderline personality disorder (BPD). Rather than a
single disorder, BPD is a complex constellation of feelings, actions and thoughts that often create difficult or life-threatening situations for the client.
Field of Screams is an anecdote-filled romp that unearths all the funny, bizarre, off-the-wall personalities
and incidents that don’t fit in the official baseball picture. From violent and vengeful Ty Cobb and skinflint owner Charles Comiskey to such specimens of ...
Late in her twentieth year, Beatrice, who dreams of a life on the stage, is
confronting a home life torn asunder. She mails a letter on the sly to her grandmother, a legendary actress long estranged from the family, sparking ...
Extraordinary stories of crime, passion, and adventure from The Atavist magazine, the trailblazing leader in
longform narrative writing.Since its inception, The Atavist Magazine has been a pioneer of today’s longform journalism renaissance. Now, Love and Ruin brings ten of the ...
Winner of the James Beard Foundation Book of the Year, Healthy Focus: delicious recipes for
vegetarian soups from the author of the most influential cookbooks in the history of modern vegetarian cuisine (Chicago Sun-Times). Anna Thomas’s Vegetarian Epicure cookbooks have ...
Melding historical, sexual, and political themes, Janet Sylvester creates a map of America that is
provocative and moving. Of this stunning collection A. R. Ammons writes, "This strong book will bring you home." "Janet Sylvester's brilliantly time-layered poems take life ...
Now a Hallmark Hall of Fame TV-movie starring Kathy Bates, Elizabeth Perkins, and Lynn Redgrave.
When Margaret Moorman's older sister, Sally, was first hospitalized with schizophrenia in 1959, her family denied the truth to neighbors, friends-and even themselves. Not until ...