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- Encounter Books 2008; US$ 17.95
We live in an age of unprecedented human mastery -- over birth and death, body and mind, nature and human nature. In every realm of life, science and technology have brought remarkable advances and improvements: we are healthier, wealthier, and more comfortable than ever before. But our gratitude for the benefits of progress increasingly mixes with... more...
- RAND Corporation 2002; US$ 9.95
In 2020, areas of particular importance for technology trends will include biotechnology, nanotechnology, materials technology, and information technology. This report, the companion document to The Global Technology Revolution 2020, Executive Summary (Silberglitt et al., MG-475-NIC, 2006), assesses in detail a sample of 29 countries with respect to... more...
- House of Anansi Press 2011; US$ 16.95
George Grant -- philosopher, conservative, Canadian nationalist -- was one of Canada's most significant thinkers and the author of Lament for a Nation. In Technology and Empire, Grant reflects on the extent to which technology has shaped our modern culture. more...
- House of Anansi Press 2011; US$ 14.95
In six magnificent essays, George Grant reflects on the extent to which technology has shaped the way we live now. Admirers of Grant's English-Speaking Justice will welcome this exploration of the fate of traditional values in modern education, social behaviour, and religion, as well as Grant's penetrating insights into the technology of birth. more...
- Microsoft Press 2011; US$ 19.99
What will we leave behind in this new digital age? As digital technology takes an ever-increasing role in our lives, one question is how we?ll manage our collections after we?re gone. What takes the place of shoeboxes full of pictures and dog-eared record albums? Get an inside look at Microsoft researcher Richard Banks?s thinking about how we might... more...
- St. Martin's Press 1996; US$ 15.99
Humans have always sought to change their environment--building houses, monuments, temples, and roads. In the process, they have remade the fabric of the world into newly functional objects that are also works of art to be admired. In this second edition of his popular Existential Pleasures of Engineering , Samuel Florman explores how engineers... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 24.95
Steve Fuller has a reputation for setting the terms of debate within science and technology studies. In his latest book, New Frontiers in Science and Technology Studies he charts the debates likely to be of relevance in the coming years. *Should science and technology be treated as separate entities?*What impact has globalization had on science and... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 15.00
In this follow up to their earlier book, The Golem: What You Should Know About Science, the authors now consider the Golem of technology. Using the same successful format, in a series of case studies they demonstrate that the imperfections in technology are related to the uncertainties in sciences. more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00
?Nobody knows better than Bruce Sterling how thin the membrane between science fiction and real life has become, a state he correctly depicts as both thrilling and terrifying in this frisky, literate, clear-eyed sketch of the next half-century. Like all of the most interesting futurists, Sterling isn?t just talking about machines and biochemistry:... more...