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  • The Problem with Education Technology (Hintby Ben Fink; Robin Brown

    Utah State University Press 2016; US$ 4.99

    Education is in crisis?at least, so we hear. And at the center of this crisis is technology. New technologies like computer-based classroom instruction, online K?12 schools, MOOCs (massive open online courses), and automated essay scoring may be our last great hope?or the greatest threat we have ever faced. In The Problem with Education Technology... more...

  • Life in Codeby Ellen Ullman

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2017; US$ 18.20

    The never-more-necessary return of one of our most vital and eloquent voices on technology and culture, from the author of the seminal Close to the Machine When Ellen Ullman moved to San Francisco and became a computer programmer in the late 1970s, she was joining an idealistic, exclusive, and almost exclusively male cadre that had dreams and... more...

  • Humanities Computingby Dr Willard McCarty

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 115.00

    Humanities Computing provides a rationale for a computing practice that is of and for as well as in the humanities and the interpretative social sciences. It engages philosophical, historical, ethnographic and critical perspectives to show how computing helps us fulfil the basic mandate of the humane sciences to ask ever better questions of... more...

  • Nanoscaleby Nigel Cameron; M. Ellen Mitchell

    Wiley 2007; US$ 115.95 US$ 100.49

    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...

  • The Essential Engineerby Henry Petroski

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00

    From the acclaimed author of The Pencil and To Engineer Is Human , The Essential Engineer is an eye-opening exploration of the ways in which science and engineering must work together to address our world?s most pressing issues, from dealing with climate change and the prevention of natural disasters to the development of efficient automobiles... more...

  • Technology's Promiseby William E. Halal

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 53.00

    Today's modern nations are using increasingly high-tech information systems to power a 'technology revolution'. This book is based on the work of the TechCast Project, conducted at the George Washington University and draws on the knowledge of 100 CEOs, scientists, academics and other experts to compile the best forecast data ever assembled. more...

  • Rescuing Prometheusby Thomas P. Hughes

    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...

  • Beyond Humanby Gregory Benford; Elisabeth Malartre

    Tom Doherty Associates 2007; US$ 6.79

    Concepts once purely fiction -- robots, cyborg parts, artificial intelligences -- are becoming part of everyday reality. Soon robots will be everywhere, performing surgery, exploring hazardous places, making rescues, fighting fires, handling heavy goods. After a decade or two, they will be as unremarkable as the computer screen is now in offices,... more...

  • Is the Internet Changing the Way You Think?by John Brockman

    HarperCollins 2011; US$ 12.79

    How is the internet changing the way you think? That is one of the dominant questions of our time, one which affects almost every aspect of our life and future. And it's exactly what John Brockman, publisher of Edge.org, posed to more than 150 of the world's most influential minds. Brilliant, farsighted, and fascinating, Is the Internet Changing... more...

  • Probable Tomorrowsby Marvin Cetron; Owen Davies

    St. Martin's Press 1997; US$ 6.79

    A fascinating look at near-future advances, inventions, products, services, and everyday conveniences that will change how we live and work. Marvin Cetron and Owen Davies explore these changes and the impact they will have on everyday life. For example, by the year 2010: -Personal computers will offer the power of today's supermachines and artificial... more...