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  • A Deadly Wanderingby Matt Richtel

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 12.99

    From Pulitzer Prize?winning journalist Matt Richtel, a brilliant, narrative-driven exploration of technology?s vast influence on the human mind and society, dramatically-told through the lens of a tragic ?texting-while-driving? car crash that claimed the lives of two rocket scientists in 2006. In this ambitious, compelling, and beautifully written... more...

  • Der Streit um die Agrar-Gentechnikby Birgit Peuker

    transcript 2014; US$ 35.68

    Der Streit um die Anwendung der Gentechnik in der Landwirtschaft tobt seit einigen Jahren. In diesem Buch wird der Konflikt als Kontroverse um die Zusammensetzung der gemeinsamen Welt aufgefasst. Auf Grundlage der Akteur-Netzwerk-Theorie (ANT), die für einen Anschluss an netzwerkanalytische Methoden der Textanalyse kritisch rekonstruiert wird, zeichnet... more...

  • The Design of Everyday Thingsby Don Norman

    Basic Books 2002; US$ 17.99

    Donald Norman's best-selling plea for user-friendly design, with more than 175,000 copies sold to date, is now a Basic paperback."Provocative."--Time magazine 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...

  • 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...

  • Experimentelles Nichtwissenby Matthias Groß

    transcript 2014; US$ 29.19

    Resilienz als Indikator für die Robustheit von gesellschaftlichen Prozessen ist allgemein positiv besetzt. Erfolgreiche gesellschaftliche Veränderungen scheinen heute hingegen eher durch Prozesse des Experimentierens unter Bedingungen von Nichtwissen gekennzeichnet zu sein. Matthias Groß untersucht solche Prozesse am Beispiel ökologischer Praxisfelder,... more...

  • Fired Clay in Four Porcelain Clustersby Tai Wei Lim

    UPA 2014; US$ 64.99

    This book examines how energy use has evolved with technological advancements and changing social norms and ideas in environmental conservation and productive output in the ceramics-making industry. The four cities or towns of Arita, Hong Kong, Jingdezhen, and Yingge are the settings for this research. more...

  • Fly By Wireby William Langewiesche

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 17.58

    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...

  • Gender-UseITby Kompetenzzentrum Technik-Diversity-Chancengleichheit Hochschule Heilbronn; Nicola Marsden; Ute Kempf

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 0.00

    Systematic interdisciplinary research on usability that takes gender into account is still in its infancy. These conference proceedings document the first German language symposium devoted to this theme. The papers include examples from research and practice, recommendations for gender-sensitive software design, and theoretically grounded... more...

  • Gender in Science and Technologyby Waltraud Ernst; Ilona Horwath

    transcript 2014; US$ 35.68

    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...