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  • Global Populationby Alison Bashford

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 49.99

    Concern about the size of the world?s population did not begin with the Baby Boomers. Overpopulation as a conceptual problem originated after World War I and was understood as an issue with far-reaching ecological, agricultural, economic, and geopolitical consequences. This study traces the idea of a world population problem as it developed from the... more...

  • The Toaster Projectby Thomas Thwaites

    Princeton Architectural Press 2012; US$ 15.99

    "Hello, my name is Thomas Thwaites, and I have made a toaster." So begins  The Toaster Project , the author's nine-month-long journey from his local appliance store to remote mines in the UK to his mother's backyard, where he creates a crude foundry. Along the way, he learns that an ordinary toaster is made up of 404 separate parts, that the best way... more...

  • Virtual Organismsby Mark Ward

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 7.99

    Harmless artificial life forms are on the loose on the Internet. Computer viruses and even robots are now able to evolve like their biological counterparts. Telecommunications companies are sending small packets of software to go forth and multiply to cope with ever-increasing telephone traffic. Protein-based computers are on the agenda, and a team... more...

  • Augmented Educationby Kieron Sheehy; Rebecca Ferguson; Gill Clough

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Including relevant case studies and interviews with practitioners, Augmented Education explores the nature of learning where the 'real world' is augmented by use of the virtual to create new learning possibilities, tools, and environments. and offers insights into the development of a pedagogy that is authentic, inclusive and enjoyable. more...

  • Future Crimesby Marc Goodman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 14.99

    One of the world?s leading authorities on global security, Marc Goodman takes readers deep into the digital underground to expose the alarming ways criminals, corporations, and even countries are using new and emerging technologies against you?and how this makes everyone more vulnerable than ever imagined.  Technological advances have benefited... more...

  • Fired Clay in Four Porcelain Clustersby Tai Wei Lim

    University Press of America 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...

  • Cartography, Third Editionby Menno-Jan Kraak; Ferjan Ormeling

    Guilford Publications 2011; US$ 57.00

    Integrating cutting-edge technology with traditional cartographic principles, this text provides a framework for effectively visualizing and analyzing geospatial data. It gives students critical concepts and methods for harnessing the enormous amount of geospatial data that is available on the Internet and creating maps that can support real-world... more...

  • Visions Of Technologyby Richard Rhodes

    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...

  • Abundanceby Peter H. Diamandis; Steven Kotler

    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...

  • Mediatized Worldsby Andreas Hepp; Friedrich Krotz

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

    Combining empirical studies and theoretical reflections, the volume offers a well-founded approach to the growing influence of media on our present lives. more...