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- BenBella Books, Inc. 2012; US$ 16.95
In Ray Kurzweil?s New York Times bestseller The Singularity is Near , the futurist and entrepreneur describes the Singularity, a likely future utterly different than anything we can imagine. The Singularity is triggered by the tremendous growth of human and computing intelligence that is an almost inevitable outcome of Moore's Law. Since the book's... more...
- Free Press 2012; Not Available
Providing abundance is humanity?s grandest challenge?this is a book about how we rise to meet it. We will soon be able to meet and exceed the basic needs of every man, woman and child on the planet. Abundance for all is within our grasp. This bold, contrarian view, backed up by exhaustive research, introduces our near-term future, where exponentially... more...
- Canongate Books 2011; US$ 9.96
The advent of the internet has been one of the most significant technological developments in history. In this thought-provoking and groundbreaking work David Eagleman, author of international bestseller SUM, presents six ways in which the net saves us from major existential threats: epidemics, poor information flow, natural disasters, political corruption,... more...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2012; Not Available
Galileo once wrote that ?the Bible tells us how to go to Heaven, but not how the heavens go?. From the Greeks to the present day, thoughtful people have struggled to reconcile the discoveries of science with religious belief and authority. more...
- 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...
- 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...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 36.95
The Human Factor investigates every level of human activity - from simple matters such as our hand-eye coordination to complex human systems such as government regulatory agencies, and why businesses would benefit from making consumer goods easier to use. more...
- 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...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 16.99
Video gaming is wildly popular and getting even more so as interfaces and devices improve. This popular account of the rise of gaming offers insight into its popularity and place in our culture as well as the impact it has on our daily lives ? from the doctor?s office to the family room sofa. more...