The Pentagon’s Brain: An Uncensored History of DARPA, America’s Top-Secret Military Research Agency Audiobook

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by Annie Jacobsen
The definitive history of DARPA, the Protection Sophisticated Research Project Company, from the writer of the New York Times bestseller Area 51 No one has at any time composed the history of the Protection Department’s most magic formula, most potent, and most controversial army science R&D company. In the first-ever history about the business, New York Occasions bestselling author Annie Jacobsen draws on inside of resources, unique interviews, personal paperwork, and declassified memos to paint a photo of DARPA, or “the Pentagon’s brain,” from its Cold War inception in 1958 to the existing.This is the book on DARPA–a powerful narrative about this clandestine intersection of science and the American armed forces and the frequently frightening final results.

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Happy Accidents: Serendipity in Major Medical Breakthroughs in the Twentieth Century Audiobook

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by Morton Meyers MD
Satisfied Accidents is a interesting, entertaining, and very accessible seem at the stunning role serendipity has performed in some of the most essential health care discoveries in the twentieth century. What do penicillin, chemotherapy medicines, X-rays, Valium, the Pap smear, and Viagra have in typical? They were each uncovered unintentionally, stumbled upon in the search for one thing else. In the nineties, Pfizer had large hopes for a new drug that would improve blood circulation to the heart. As they executed trials on angina sufferers, scientists mentioned a startling impact: whilst the drug did not affect blood flow to the coronary heart, it did influence blood flow somewhere else! Now over 6 million American gentlemen have taken Viagra in their life time.Winston Churchill when mentioned, Men sometimes stumble throughout the reality, but most of them decide on their own up and hurry off as if absolutely nothing has occurred. Within the scientific group, a certain stigma is hooked up to chance discovery due to the fact it is wrong…

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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope (P.S.) Audiobook

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by William Kamkwamba
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind is the immensely participating and inspiring real account of an enterprising African teenager who constructed a windmill from scraps to create electrical energy for his whole local community. William Kamkwamba shares the impressive tale of his youth in Malawi, Africa a nation crippled by intensive poverty, famine, and the AIDS plague and how, with tenacity and imagination, he developed a much better existence for himself, his family, and his village. The poignant and uplifting tale of Kamkwamba s inspiration and personal triumph, co-written with Bryan Mealer, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind has presently received ringing praise from former Vice President and Nobel Laureate Al Gore as effectively as Paolo Coel…

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Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void Audiobook

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by Mary Roach
The united states s funniest science writer (Washington Publish) returns to investigate the irresistibly odd universe of daily life without having gravity in this New York Instances bestseller.Area is a entire world devoid of the issues we require to reside and prosper: air, gravity, very hot showers, fresh make, privacy, beer. Area exploration is in some methods an exploration of what it signifies to be human. How a lot can a particular person give up? How much weirdness can they consider? What occurs to you when you can t wander for a calendar year? have sexual intercourse? smell bouquets? What takes place if you vomit in your helmet in the course of a space stroll? Is it possible for the human entire body to endure a bailout at 17,000 miles for every hour? To reply these questions, room businesses established up all way of quizzical and startlingly bizarre space simulations. As Mary Roach discovers, it s achievable to preview room with no at any time leaving Earth. From the room shuttle coaching toilet to a crash test of NASA s new room capsule (cadaver filling in f…

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Ashes Under Water: The SS Eastland and the Shipwreck That Shook America Audiobook

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by Michael McCarthy
It was the summer season that broke America’s coronary heart. In 1915, Chicago commuters were horrified to see the SS Eastland, a enormous Lake Michigan steamship, flip over whilst tied to its dock.More than 8 hundred inadequate manufacturing facility employees and their kids drowned. Twenty-two complete people perished. The country cried out for justice.Drawing on previously unpublished proof from the Countrywide Archives, Ashes Under Water is the untold tale of a mysterious industrial atrocity and how the affluent, responsible Eastland homeowners tried to change the blame to the whistleblower and one accurate heroon the ship, Engineer Joseph Erickson, a operating class immigrant.Against all odds, an attorney down on his luck at the time then steppedin to preserve him: Clarence Darrow, the future legal star. A nationaltragedy, Chicago politics, corrupt businessmen, a courtroom drama–allwoven into 1 spellbinding narrative. Creator Michael McCa…

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China’s Wings: War, Intrigue, Romance, and Adventure in the Middle Kingdom During the Golden Age of Flight Audiobook

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by Gregory Crouch
From the acclaimed creator of Enduring Patagonia arrives a stunning tale of aerial journey set in opposition to the roiling backdrop of war in Asia. The amazing real-existence saga of the flying band of brothers who opened the skies in excess of China in the years leading up to World War II and boldly safeguarded them throughout that conflict China s Wings is one particular of the most exhilarating untold chapters in the annals of flight. At the centre of the maelstrom is the book s courtly, laconic protagonist, American aviation govt William Langhorne Bond. In look for of adventure, he arrives in Nationalist China in 1931, charged with turning all around the turbulent country s flagging airline business, the China Countrywide Aviation Corporation (CNAC). The mission will take him to the wild and lawless frontiers of business aviation: into cockpits with daredevil pilots traveling sometimes practically on a wing and a prayer into the dangerous maze of Chinese politics, in which scheming…

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