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  • Augmented Educationby Kieron Sheehy; Rebecca Ferguson; Gill Clough

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Including relevant case studies and interviews with practitioners, Augmented Education explores the nature of learning where the 'real world' is augmented by use of the virtual to create new learning possibilities, tools, and environments. and offers insights into the development of a pedagogy that is authentic, inclusive and enjoyable. more...

  • Social Exclusion, Power, and Video Game Playby David G. Embrick; Talmadge J. Wright; Andras Lukacs

    Lexington Books 2012; US$ 37.99

    This book represents cutting-edge research that addresses major issues of social exclusion, power and liberatory fantasies in virtual play. Specifically, the scope of the book examines three areas of concern: social psychological implications of virtual gameplay; reproduction and contestation of social inequality in virtual realms. more...

  • 100 Ideas that Changed the Worldby Jheni Osman

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 15.85

    Every once in a while, an idea comes along that makes the entire world sit up and take notice. From the earliest understandings of our place in the solar system, via Darwinism, DNA, neutrons and quarks, right up to the theories that are pushing the boundaries of our knowledge today, we are forever propelled forward by our most gifted scientific minds.... more...

  • Handbuch Technikethikby Armin Grunwald; Melanie Simonidis-Puschmann

    J.B. Metzler'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2013; US$ 90.66

    Technischer Fortschritt verlangt Verantwortung. Bei der Energieerzeugung, in der Medizin- und Militärtechnik, der Neurotechnik oder in der Raumfahrt ? Ethikfragen stellen sich in vielen Bereichen, in denen eine rasante technische Entwicklung stattfindet. Ist diese richtig und gut? Um das entscheiden zu können, müssen Chancen und Risiken, Gefahren und... more...

  • Brain Gainby Marc Prensky

    St. Martin's Press 2012; US$ 27.99

    "In an age where the answer to every question is at your fingertips, where does the human brain fit in?? In one hand-held object, we are able to manage all of our calendars, documents, and interpersonal relationships with such ease that many people are lost when forced to do perform these tasks without the aid of electronics. Often heard are the... more...

  • Da Vinci Notebooksby Leonardo Vinci

    Profile Books 2011; US$ 9.31

    A dazzling array of invention, insight and observation from perhaps the greatest genius of Western civilisation. Towering across time as the painter of the Mona Lisa, forever famous as a sculptor and an inventor, Leonardo da Vinci was one of the greatest minds of both the Italian Renaissance and Western civilisation. His celebrated notebooks display... more...

  • Identity Shiftby Allison Cerra; Christina James

    Wiley 2011; US$ 24.95

    Explore the intersection of technology and identity Does technology cause a shift in how we perceive our relationships and ourselves?   To find the answer, global communications leader Alcatel-Lucent commissioned an extensive research study. Subjects crossed geographic, generational, socioeconomic, and cultural boundaries. Hundreds of hours... more...

  • Visions Of Technologyby Richard Rhodes

    Simon & Schuster 2012; Not Available

    Technology was the blessing and the bane of the twentieth century. Human life span nearly doubled in the West, but in no century were more human beings killed by new technologies of war. Improvements in agriculture now feed increasing billions, but pesticides and chemicals threaten to poison the earth. Does technology improve us or diminish us? Enslave... more...

  • Making Maps, Second Editionby John Krygier; Denis Wood

    Guilford Publications 2011; US$ 52.00

    Acclaimed for its innovative use of visual material, this book is engaging, clear, and compelling-exactly how an effective map should be. Nearly every page is organized around maps and other figures (many in full color) that illustrate all aspects of map making, including instructive examples of both good and poor design choices. The book covers everything... more...

  • Dot Complicatedby Randi Zuckerberg

    HarperCollins 2013; Not Available

    With Dot Complicated: Untangling Our Wired Lives , new media pioneer Randi Zuckerberg offers an entertaining and essential guide to understanding how technology and social media influence and inform our lives online and off. Zuckerberg has been on the frontline of the social media movement since Facebook?s early days and her following six years... more...