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The Engines of Our Ingenuity tells how human creativity forms our culture, using radio and podcasts. Founded by John Lienhard, written and hosted by him and other contributors, and produced by Houston Public Media, it airs nationally on Public Radio. This site holds transcripts of all episodes since the show's inception in 1988, and many other features.

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Recent Engines-Related Books

How Invention Begins: Echoes of Old Voices in the Rise of New Machines

by John H. Lienhard  Oxford University Press, 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 University 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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