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  • The Ice People by René Barjavel (Reading Guide)by Bright Summaries

    Primento Digital 2015; US$ 4.99

    In this clear and detailed reading guide, we?ve done all the hard work for you! The Ice People is one of the first French science-fiction novels and was written by René Barjavel. It tells the story of a discovery into the past of mankind that could very well change its future. From a lost civilization to a tragic love story, this novel has... more...

  • Afrofuturism 2.0by Reynaldo Anderson; Charles E. Jones; Tiffany E. Barber; Nettrice Gaskins; Ricardo Guthrie; Grace Gipson; Ken McLeod; tobias c. van Veen; Andrew Rollins; Lonny Avi Brooks; David DeIuliis; Jeff Lohr; Esther Jones; Qiana Whitted

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 84.99

    This collection examines the applicability of contemporary expressions of Afrofuturism to the fields of Africana studies, cultural studies, and other areas of academic inquiry. The essays within this book identify the twenty-first-century expressions of Afrofuturism emerging in the areas of metaphysics such as speculative philosophy, religion, visual... more...

  • Trees on Marsby Hal Niedzviecki

    Seven Stories Press 2015; US$ 18.95

    The future is big right now?for perhaps the first time, our society is more focused on what is  going to happen in the future  than  what is happening right now . In  Trees on Mars: Our Obsession with the Future , cultural critic and indie entrepreneur Hal Niedzviecki asks how and when we started believing we could and should ?create the future.? What... more...

  • The Brain Electricby Malcolm Gay

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 26.99

    The gripping and revelatory story of the dramatic race to merge the human brain with machines Leading neuroscience researchers are racing to unlock the secrets of the mind. On the cusp of decoding brain signals that govern motor skills, they are developing miraculous technologies to enable paraplegics and wounded soldiers to move prosthetic... more...

  • Superforecastingby Philip E. Tetlock; Dan Gardner

    Crown/Archetype 2015; US$ 28.00

    A  New York Times Bestseller An  Economist  Best Book of 2015 " The most important book on decision making since Daniel Kahneman's  Thinking, Fast and Slow . " ? Jason Zweig,  The Wall Street Journal   Everyone would benefit from seeing further into the future, whether buying stocks, crafting policy, launching a new product, or simply... more...

  • Superforecastingby Philip Tetlock; Dan Gardner

    Random House 2015; US$ 23.98

    What if we could improve our ability to predict the future? Everything we do involves forecasts about how the future will unfold. Whether buying a new house or changing job, designing a new product or getting married, our decisions are governed by implicit predictions of how things are likely to turn out. The problem is, we're not very good at... more...

  • Inquiring into Human Enhancementby Simone Bateman; Jean Gayon; Sylvie Allouche; Jérôme Goffette; Michela Marzano

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 105.00

    Human enhancement has become a major concern in debates about the future of contemporary societies. This interdisciplinary book is devoted to clarifying the underlying ambiguities of these debates, and to proposing novel ways of exploring what human enhancement means and understanding what practices, goals and justifications it entails. more...

  • Inquiring into Animal Enhancementby Simone Bateman; Jean Gayon; Sylvie Allouche; Jérôme Goffette; Michela Marzano

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00

    This book explores issues raised by past and present practices of animal enhancement in terms of their means and their goals, clarifies conceptual issues and identifies lessons that can be learned about enhancement practices, as they concern both animals and humans. more...

  • Mit dem Wandel lebenby Hans Brunner

    Tectum Verlag 2015; Not Available

    Globalisierung und Technisierung kennzeichnen und verschärfen den Wandel in allen Bereichen unserer Gesellschaft. Und wie immer in Zeiten des Umbruchs leben viele Menschen in Verunsicherung und sehnen sich zurück in scheinbar ruhigere Tage. Parallel dazu erleben wir Politik mehr und mehr als machtlosen Zuschauer einer entgrenzten und sich selbst dienenden... more...

  • Digital Citiesby Benjamin Fraser

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 45.00

    This book highlights an interdisciplinary terrain where the humanities and social sciences combine with digital methods. It argues that while disciplinary frictions still condition the potential of digital projects, the nature of the urban phenomenon pushes us toward an interdisciplinary and digital future where the primacy of cities is assured. more...