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  • Fly By Wireby William Langewiesche

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 12.40

    On January 15, 2009, a US Airways Airbus A320 had just taken off from LaGuardia Airport in New York, when a flock of Canada geese collided with it, destroying both of its engines. Over the next three minutes, the plane's pilot Chelsey "Sully" Sullenberger, managed to glide to a safe landing in the Hudson River. It was an instant media sensation, the... 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$ 102.95

    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$ 102.95

    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...

  • In the Shadow of Progressby Eric Cohen

    Encounter Books 2008; US$ 17.99

    We live in an age of unprecedented human mastery -- over birth and death, body and mind, nature and human nature. In every realm of life, science and technology have brought remarkable advances and improvements: we are healthier, wealthier, and more comfortable than ever before. But our gratitude for the benefits of progress increasingly mixes with... more...

  • Tomorrow's Peopleby Susan Greenfield

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 13.52

    The book is an exploration of how this century is going to change not just the way we think, but also what we actually think with - our own individual minds. How will new technologies transform the way we see the world? At the beginning of the twenty-first century, we may be standing on the brink of a mind make-over far more cataclysmic than anything... more...

  • The Existential Pleasures of Engineeringby Samuel C. Florman

    St. Martin's Press 1996; US$ 17.99

    Humans have always sought to change their environment--building houses, monuments, temples, and roads. In the process, they have remade the fabric of the world into newly functional objects that are also works of art to be admired. In this second edition of his popular Existential Pleasures of Engineering , Samuel Florman explores how engineers think... more...

  • New Frontiers in Science and Technology Studiesby Steve Fuller

    Wiley 2013; US$ 69.95

    Steve Fuller has a reputation for setting the terms of debate within science and technology studies. In his latest book, New Frontiers in Science and Technology Studies he charts the debates likely to be of relevance in the coming years. Should science and technology be treated as separate entities? What impact has globalization had on science... more...

  • Interdisziplinierung?by Jutta Weber

    transcript 2014; US$ 28.11

    Die Zeit antagonistischer Wissenschaftskulturen scheint vorüber: Begriffe, Modelle und Objekte wandern zwischen den Geistes-, Sozial- und Technowissenschaften. Dabei entstehen neue und intensive Verflechtungen. So werden ehemals kritische Konzepte des vermeintlich Nicht-Technischen in den Technowissenschaften aufgegriffen, während biokybernetische... more...