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  • Grown Up Digital: How the Net Generation is Changing Your Worldby Don Tapscott

    McGraw-Hill Education 2008; US$ 32.00

    SELECTED AS A 2008 BEST BUSINESS BOOK OF THE YEAR BY THE ECONOMIST The Net Generation Has Arrived. Are you ready for it? Chances are you know a person between the ages of 11 and 30. You've seen them doing five things at once: texting friends, downloading music, uploading videos, watching a movie on a two-inch screen, and doing who-knows-what... more...

  • A Deadly Wanderingby Matt Richtel

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 11.99

    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...

  • Media,Technology and Societyby Brian Winston

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    Challenging the popular myth of a present-day 'information revolution', Media Technology and Society is essential reading for anyone interested in the social impact of technological change. Winston argues that the development of new media forms, from the telegraph and the telephone to computers, satellite and virtual reality, is the product of a... more...

  • The Industries of the Futureby Alec Ross

    Simon & Schuster 2016; US$ 17.00 US$ 12.50

    The New York Times bestseller, from leading innovation expert Alec Ross, a ?fascinating vision? ( Forbes ) of what?s next for the world and how to navigate the changes the future will bring. While Alec Ross was working as Senior Advisor for Innovation to the Secretary of State, he traveled to forty-one countries, exploring the latest advances coming... more...

  • That Used to Be Usby Thomas L. Friedman; Michael Mandelbaum

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 11.20

    America is in trouble. We face four major challenges on which our future depends, and we are failing to meet them?and if we delay any longer, soon it will be too late for us to pass along the American dream to future generations. In That Used to Be Us , Thomas L. Friedman, one of our most influential columnists, and Michael Mandelbaum, one... more...

  • Blaming Technologyby Samuel C. Florman

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 6.79

    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$ 102.95 US$ 89.22

    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$ 102.95 US$ 89.22

    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...

  • The Human Side of Engineeringby John Heywood

    Morgan & Claypool Publishers 2017; US$ 44.00

    While in many university courses attention is given to the human side, as opposed to the technical side of engineering, it is by and large an afterthought. Engineering is, however, a technical, social, and personal activity. Several studies show that engineering is a community activity of professionals in which communication is central to the engineering... 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...