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- 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...
- 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...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 27.95
NEW YORK TIMES and WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER ?Excellent and timely?Mr. Goodman is no neo-Luddite. He thinks innovations could ultimately lead to self-healing computer networks that detect hackers and automatically make repairs to shut them out. He rightly urges the private and public sectors to work more closely together, ?crowdsourcing?... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00
?Nobody knows better than Bruce Sterling how thin the membrane between science fiction and real life has become, a state he correctly depicts as both thrilling and terrifying in this frisky, literate, clear-eyed sketch of the next half-century. Like all of the most interesting futurists, Sterling isn?t just talking about machines and biochemistry:... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 18.00
This delightful and instructive history of invention shows why National Public Radio dubbed Tenner ?the philosopher of everyday technology.? Looking at how our inventions have impacted our world in ways we never intended or imagined, he shows that the things we create have a tendency to bounce back and change us. The reclining chair, originally designed... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 18.95
"A rare insight into industrial planning on a huge scale...Excellent." -- The Economist Rescuing Prometheus is an eye-opening and marvelously informative look at some of the technological projects that helped shape the modern world. Thomas P. Hughes focuses on four postwar projects whose vastness and complexity inspired new technology, new organizations,... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 18.99
The technological realm provides an unusually active laboratory not only for new ideas and products but also for the remarkable linguistic innovations that accompany and describe them. How else would words like qubit (a unit of quantum information), crowdsourcing (outsourcing to the masses), or in vitro meat (chicken and beef grown in an industrial... more...
- Hodder & Stoughton 2011; US$ 22.05
Electronic + Addicted (abnormally dependent on a habit) = edicted (hooked on technology). Technology can be a wonderful thing. It can also be a curse when it overwhelms us. If your phone, computer or other devices are beginning to rule your life, then you may be edicted. We don't have to be ruled by our machines. It's time for us humans to fight... more...
- Brookings Institution Press 2011; US$ 18.95
The digital revolution is in full force but many public and private sector leaders are stymied: How can they maximize the full potential of digital technology? This hesitancy puts a brake on the transformational power of digital technology and means private companies and governmental bodies fall well behind other digital pioneers.Darrell West focuses... more...