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The Engines of Our Ingenuity is a radio program that tells the story of how our culture is formed by human creativity. Written and hosted by John Lienhard and other contributors, it is heard nationally on Public Radio and produced by Houston Public Media. Among other features, this web site houses the transcripts for every episode heard since the show's inception in 1988.

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How Invention Begins: Echoes of Old Voices in the Rise of New Machines.
by John H. Lienhard

Oxford University Press,
Available in June, 2006

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Inventing Modern:
Growing up with X-Rays, Skyscrapers, and Tailfins

by John H. Lienhard, Oxford University Press, 2000.
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The Engines of Our Ingenuity:
An Engineer Looks at Technology and Culture

by John H. Lienhard,
Oxford Univ. Press, 2003.
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A Heat Transfer Textbook
by John H. Lienhard IV
and John H. Lienhard V
Dover Pubs. Inc.
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Statistical Thermodynamics
by Chang-lin Tien
and John H. Lienhard
Click here for free download. Copyright John H. Lienhard, 2010.

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