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  • Humans 3.0by Peter Nowak

    Lyons Press 2015; US$ 17.99

    Life for early humans wasn?t easy. They may have been able to walk on two feet and create tools 4 million years ago, but they couldn?t remember or communicate. Fortunately, people got smarter, and things got better. They remembered on-the-spot solutions and shared the valuable information of their experiences. Clubs became swords, caves became huts,... more...

  • FabLabby Julia Walter-Herrmann; Corinne Büching

    transcript 2014; US$ 27.82

    Ten years after the first FabLab (a so called fabrication laboratory) was opened at MIT, more than 120 FabLabs exist all over the world. Today, it is time to look back at a decade of FabLab activities. This book shows how small production devices, such as laser cutters and 3D printers, and dedicated educationists, researchers and FabLab practitioners... more...

  • Gender in Science and Technologyby Waltraud Ernst; Ilona Horwath

    transcript 2014; US$ 34.00

    What role does gender play in scientific research and the development of technologies? This book provides methodological expertise, research experiences and empirical findings in the dynamic field of Science and Technology Studies. The authors, coming from computer science, social sciences, or cultural studies of science, discuss how to ask questions... more...

  • Engineering in American Societyby Raymond H. Merritt

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Technology, which has significantly changed Western man's way of life over the past century, exerted a powerful influence on American society during the third quarter of the nineteenth century. In this study Raymond H. Merritt focuses on the engineering profession, in order to describe not only the vital role that engineers played in producing a technological... more...

  • Science and Technology Studiesby Stefan Beck; Jörg Niewöhner; Estrid Sörensen

    transcript 2014; US$ 27.82

    Dieser Band ist die erste deutschsprachige sozialanthropologische Einführung in das Feld der Science and Technology Studies - ein Forschungsfeld, das sich der empirischen Untersuchung des alltäglichen Zusammenspiels von Wissenschaft, Technologie und gesellschaftlicher Ordnung widmet. Der sozialanthropologische Zugriff stellt neben den grundlegenden... more...

  • Engineers and Communitiesby Earthea Nance

    Lexington Books 2012; US$ 79.99

    Engineers and Communities traces the evolution of a small but important innovation in Brazil from 1980 through 2005. Through a series of grand experiments with participatory water and sanitation, coalitions of engineers, planners, public officials, and residents revealed the essential elements of how urban services can be made to be more inclusive.... more...

  • Internet and Emotionsby Tova Benski; Eran Fisher

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    Nothing seems more far removed from the visceral, bodily experience of emotions than the cold, rational technology of the Internet. But as this collection shows, the internet and emotions intersect in interesting and surprising ways. Internet and Emotions is the fruit of an interdisciplinary collaboration of scholars from the sociology of emotions... more...

  • The Audience in Everyday Lifeby S. Elizabeth Bird

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 38.95

    The Audience in Everyday Life argues that a media audience cannot be studied in front of the television alone--their interaction with media does not simply end when the set is turned off. Instead, we must study the daily lives of audiences to find the undercurrents of media influence in everyday life. Bird provides a host of useful tools and methods... more...

  • Da Vinci Notebooksby Leonardo Vinci

    Profile Books 2011; US$ 9.32

    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...

  • Nanoscaleby Nigel Cameron; M. Ellen Mitchell

    Wiley 2007; US$ 111.95

    An authoritative examination of the present and potential impact of nanoscale science and technology on modern life Because truly transformative technologies have far-reaching consequences, they always generate controversy. Establishing an effective process for identifying and understanding the broad implications of nanotechnology will advance its... more...