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- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.00
Americans are bombarded daily with mixed messages, half-truths, misleading statements, and out-and-out fabrications masquerading as facts. The news media?once the vaunted watchdogs of our republic?are often too timid or distracted to identify these deceptions. unSpun is the secret decoder ring for the twenty-first-century world of disinformation.... more...
- Open Court 2008; US$ 18.95
Philosophy and space travel are characterized by the same fundamental purpose: exploration. An essential guide for both philosophers and Trekkers, Star Trek and Philosophy combines a philosophical spirit of inquiry with the beloved television and film series to consider questions not only about the scientific prospects of interstellar travel but... more...
- Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 9.99
To consider comedy in its many incarnations is to raise diverse but related questions: what, for instance, is humour, and how may it be used (or abused)? When do we laugh, and why? What is it that writers and speakers enjoy - and risk - when they tell a joke, indulge in bathos, talk nonsense, or encourage irony? This Very Short Introduction explores... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2006; US$ 16.00
"Revelatory...Daring...Finally, an intellectual who doesn?t think we?re headed down the toilet!" ? Washington Post Book World "Persuasive...The old dogs won?t be able to rest as easily once they?ve read Everything Bad is Good for You , Steven Johnson?s elegant polemic.... It?s almost impossible not to agree with him."? Walter Kirn , The New York... more...
- Crown/Archetype 2001; US$ 15.00
In July 1997, twenty-five of America's most influential journalists sat down to try and discover what had happened to their profession in the years between Watergate and Whitewater. What they knew was that the public no longer trusted the press as it once had. They were keenly aware of the pressures that advertisers and new technologies were putting... more...
- Profile Books 2010; US$ 13.32
Society is no longer based on mass consumption but on mass participation. New forms of collaboration - such as Wikipedia and YouTube - are paving the way for an age in which people want to be players, rather than mere spectators, in the production process. In the 1980s, Charles Leadbeater's prescient book, In Search of Work, anticipated the growth... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 24.95
Thirty years after women became 50 percent of the college graduates in the United States, men still hold the vast majority of leadership positions in government and industry. This means that women?s voices are still not heard equally in the decisions that most affect our lives. In Lean In, Sheryl Sandberg examines why women?s progress in achieving... more...
- North Atlantic Books 2012; US$ 10.95
In The Media Ecosystem , Antonio Lopez draws together the seemingly disparate realms of ecology and media studies to present a fresh and provocative interpretation of the current state of the mass media?and its potential future. Lopez explores the connections between media and the environment, arguing that just as the world's powers have seized and... more...
- For Beginners 2012; US$ 16.99
Marshall McLuhan was one of the most brilliant and original thinkers of the 20th century. He was so far ahead of his time that he predicted the future and offered a critique of human behavior in a media saturated world that is perhaps more valuable in today?s Internet age than it was in his own time. McLuhan pioneered the study of Media, unified... more...