The Invention of the Land of Israel: From Holy Land to Homeland

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May 232016
 
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What is a homeland and when does it become a national territory? Why have so many people been willing to die for such places throughout the twentieth century? What is the essence of the Promised Land? Following the acclaimed and controversial The Invention of the Jewish People, Shlomo Sand examines the mysterious sacred land that has become the site of the longest-running national struggle of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

The Invention of the Land of Israel deconstructs the ag

Invention by Design; How Engineers Get from Thought to Thing

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Apr 252016
 
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Henry Petroski's previous bestsellers have delighted readers with intriguing stories about the engineering marvels around us, from the lowly pencil to the soaring suspension bridge. In this book, Petroski delves deeper into the mystery of invention, to explore what everyday artifacts and sophisticated networks can reveal about the way engineers solve problems.Engineering entails more than knowing the way things work. What do economics and ecology, aesthetics and ethics, have to do with the shape

The Independent Inventor’s Handbook: The Best Advice from Idea to Payoff

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Apr 212016
 
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How do you actually turn a million-dollar idea into a million dollars? From scribble-on-the-napkin to product-on-the market, The Independent Inventor's Handbook explains everything a potential inventor needs to know and the tools he or she needs to use to take a raw concept and turn it into reality.

Written by Louis J. Foreman, creator of the PBS series Everyday Edisons and a holder of multiple patents, together with patent attorney Jill Gilbert Welytok, here's a book that speaks directl

Did FDA remove scientist’s name from article and invention in retaliation?

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Mar 292016
 

Retaliation against workers in federal agencies takes a variety of forms – dismissal and demotion among the most feared. For Dougbeh Chris Nyan, it was denial. He has accused the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of denying his professional …
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