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  • A Deadly Wanderingby Matt Richtel

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 8.99

    From Pulitzer Prize?winning journalist Matt Richtel, a brilliant, narrative-driven exploration of technology?s vast influence on the human mind and society, dramatically-told through the lens of a tragic ?texting-while-driving? car crash that claimed the lives of two rocket scientists in 2006. In this ambitious, compelling, and beautifully written... more...

  • The World Is Flat 3.0by Thomas L. Friedman

    Picador 2007; US$ 18.99

    This Independence Day edition of  The World is Flat 3.0  includes an an exclusive preview of That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back , by Thomas L. Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum, on sale September 5th, 2011. A New Edition of the Phenomenal #1 Bestseller   "One mark of a great book... more...

  • Our Posthuman Futureby Francis Fukuyama

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2003; US$ 17.99

    In 1989, Francis Fukuyama made his now-famous pronouncement that because "the major alternatives to liberal democracy had exhausted themselves," history as we knew it had reached its end. Ten years later, he revised his argument: we hadn't reached the end of history, he wrote, because we hadn't yet reached the end of science. Arguing that our greatest... more...

  • Networksby Guido Caldarelli; Michele Catanzaro

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 9.99

    From ecosystems to Facebook, from the Internet to the global financial market, some of the most important and familiar natural systems and social phenomena are based on a networked structure. It is impossible to understand the spread of an epidemic, a computer virus, large-scale blackouts, or massive extinctions without taking into account the network... more...

  • SAFEby Martha Baer; Katrina Heron; Oliver Morton; Evan Ratliff

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    If our society is the most technologically sophisticated on Earth, then why can't we protect ourselves from terrorists and other threats to our safety and security? This is the question that frustrates?and scares?all of us today, and the answers have proved maddeningly elusive. Until now. Through dramatic, enlightening, and often entertaining narratives,... more...

  • Blaming Technologyby Samuel C. Florman

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 8.99

    Blaming Technology: The Irrational Search for Scapegoats  is Samuel C. Florman's 1981 discussion of the state of technology and engineering in the United States, including the pros and cons, and the public's perceptions and opinions. more...

  • From Physics to Daily Lifeby Beatrice Bressan

    Wiley 2014; US$ 99.95

    Beatrice Bressan brings together a number of outstanding examples of successful cross-disciplinary technology transfer originating in fundamental physics research, which dramatically impacted progress in biomedical research and clinical applications. Many of these examples were developed at CERN, a hotbed of fundamental inventions in particle physics.... more...

  • From Physics to Daily Lifeby Beatrice Bressan

    Wiley 2014; US$ 65.50

    Beatrice Bressan brings together a number of outstanding examples of successful cross-disciplinary technology transfer originating in fundamental physics research, which dramatically impacted scientific progress in areas which changed modern society. Many of them were developed at CERN, a hotbed of fundamental inventions in particle physics. This... more...

  • Flesh and Machinesby Rodney Brooks

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2002; US$ 16.00

    Are we really on the brink of having robots to mop our floors, do our dishes, mow our lawns, and clean our windows? And are researchers that close to creating robots that can think, feel, repair themselves, and even reproduce? Rodney A. Brooks, director of the MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory believes we are. In this lucid and accessible book,... more...

  • Beyond Technocracyby Massimiano Bucchi

    Springer 2009; US$ 149.00

    Explores the widely debated theme of science and democracy across a broad range of technological controversies. This book dispels stereotypes of the detached scientific community versus the uninformed general public. It is suitable for courses in technology and society, political science, and science policy. more...