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- House of Anansi Press 2011; US$ 16.95
In this expanded edition of her bestselling 1989 CBC Massey Lectures, renowned scientist and humanitarian Ursula M. Franklin examines the impact of technology upon our lives and addresses the extraordinary changes since The Real World of Technology was first published. In four new chapters, Franklin tackles contentious issues, such as the dilution... more...
- Tachyon Publications 2011; US$ 9.95
One of the internet?s most celebrated hi-tech culture mavens returns with this second collection of essays and polemics. Discussing complex topics in an accessible manner, Cory Doctorow shares visions of a future where artists control their own destinies and where freedom of expression is tempered with the view that creators need to benefit from... more...
- Random House New Zealand 2011; US$ 19.81
Brilliant examination of evolution vs creationism and of Intelligent Design by an award-winning author. 'What is consciousness? Is evolution compatible with traditional religion? Does time exist or is it just our way of ordering experiences? Could a machine ever think? What do scientists really mean when they call something a fact?' Modern science... more...
- Workman Publishing Company 2011; US$ 10.95
A collection of insanely funny texts between parents and kids, When Parents Text is a surprisingly affecting window into the complicated time when parents aren?t ready to let go, and kids aren?t ready to be let go. The parents are well-meaning but hopeless, silly and a little corny, and befuddled by the technology. The kids are bewildered yet... more...
- Lexington Books 2012; US$ 37.99
As an increasingly popular pastime, video gaming is big business. Well-founded claims of gaming's economic and social importance still begin the many academic books appearing now on the subject--including the book under review--suggesting that video gaming's legitimacy as a research topic is still a source of anxiety. Most work in this burgeoning... more...
- 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...