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  • The Computer: A Very Short Introductionby Darrel Ince

    OUP Oxford 2011; US$ 7.99

    Computers form a vital part of most people's lives. But what is the nature of the computer? How does it work? What will the next generations of computers look like? Darrel Ince looks at the basic concepts behind all computers; the range of their uses, the effects of computers in the workplace, and novel forms such as quantum computers. more...

  • Hackingby Tim Jordan

    Wiley 2013; US$ 22.95 US$ 20.66

    Hacking provides an introduction to the community of hackers and an analysis of the meaning of hacking in twenty-first century societies. One the one hand, hackers infect the computers of the world, entering where they are not invited, taking over not just individual workstations but whole networks. On the other, hackers write the software that... more...

  • Knowledge Machinesby Denise E. Murray

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 66.95

    Provides a wide-ranging survey of the sociolinguistic issues raised by the impact of information technology. The author demonstrates how and in which ways the new technologies both affect human communication and are in turn affected by the way people communicate using the technologies. more...

  • The Social Impact of Computersby Richard S. Rosenberg

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    The Social Impact of Computers should be read as a guide to the social implications of current and future applications of computers. Among the basic themes presented are the following: the changing nature of work in response to technological innovation as well as the threat to jobs; personal freedom in the machine age as manifested by challenges to... more...

  • I, Avatarby Mark Stephen Meadows

    Pearson Education 2007; US$ 27.99

    This is the eBook version of the printed book. If the print book includes a CD-ROM, this content is not included within the eBook version. What is an avatar? Why are there nearly a billion of them, and who is using them? Do avatars impact our real lives, or are they just video game conceits? Is an avatar an inspired rendering of its creator’s ... more...

  • Blown to Bitsby Hal Abelson; Ken Ledeen; Harry Lewis

    Pearson Education 2012; US$ 28.99

    Every day, billions of photographs, news stories, songs, X-rays, TV shows, phone calls, and emails are being scattered around the world as sequences of zeroes and ones: bits. We can’t escape this explosion of digital information and few of us want to—the benefits are too seductive. The technology has enabled unprecedented innovation, collaboration,... more...

  • Cyberculture: The Key Conceptsby David J. Bell; Brian D Loader; Nicholas Pleace; Douglas Schuler

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 33.95

    The only A-Z guide available on this subject, this book provides a wide-ranging and up-to-date overview of the fast-changing and increasingly important world of cyberculture. Its clear and accessible entries cover aspects ranging from the technical to the theoretical, and from movies to the everyday, including: artificial intelligence cyberfeminism... more...

  • Everyday eBayby Ken Hillis; Michael Petit; Nathan Scott Epley

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 36.95

    Everyday eBay is the first scholarly analysis of the internet marketplace that has become a global social, cultural and economic phenomenon. The eighteen new and classic essays gathered here examine eBay from a wide variety of perspectives as a bellwether of taste and material culture; as a rich site of cultural, racial, and sexual discourse and... more...

  • Internationalizing Internet Studiesby Gerard Goggin; Mark McLelland

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95

    This timely book offers a mapping of the Internet as it has developed and is used internationally, providing a lively and challenging examination of the Internet and Internet studies. There is much interest among scholars and researchers in understanding the place of the Internet in cultural, social, national, and regional settings. This is the first... more...

  • Transmutation, Scattering Theory and Special Functionsby R. Carroll

    Elsevier Science 2011; US$ 255.00

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