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  • Weapons of Math Destructionby Cathy O'Neil

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; Not Available

    A former Wall Street quant sounds an alarm on the mathematical models that pervade modern life - and threaten to rip apart our social fabric We live in the age of the algorithm. Increasingly, the decisions that affect our lives - where we go to school, whether we get a loan, how much we pay for insurance - are being made not by humans, but... more...

  • The Cyber Effectby Mary Aiken

    Random House Publishing Group 2016; US$ 28.00

    A groundbreaking exploration of how cyberspace is changing the way we think, feel, and behave              Mary Aiken is the world?s leading expert in forensic cyberpsychology?a discipline that combines psychology, criminology, and technology to investigate the intersection where technology and human behavior meet. In this, her first book, Aiken... more...

  • Our Battle for the Human Spiritby Willem H. Vanderburg

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2016; Not Available

    Our Battle for the Human Spirit is a comprehensive probe into what is happening to human life in the beginning of the 21 st century. It explores how culture, experience, and symbolization have been replaced by scientific, discipline-based, approaches. more...

  • Technology and the Virtuesby Shannon Vallor

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 26.99 US$ 23.21

    New technologies from artificial intelligence to drones, and biomedical enhancement make the future of the human family increasingly hard to predict and protect. This book explores how the philosophical tradition of virtue ethics can help us to cultivate the moral wisdom we need to live wisely and well with emerging technologies. more...

  • Making a Good Lifeby Katharine Dow

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 27.95 US$ 22.36

    Making a Good Life takes a timely look at the ideas and values that inform how people think about reproduction and assisted reproductive technologies. In an era of heightened scrutiny about parenting and reproduction, fears about environmental degradation, and the rise of the biotechnology industry, Katharine Dow delves into the reproductive ethics... more...

  • In Conversation with the Dalai Lamaby Sander Tideman

    Greenleaf Publishing 2016; US$ 22.99

    The Dalai Lama rarely speaks directly on the topics of leadership, business and economics. Through in-depth dialogue with a number of leading social and economic thinkers, this important book sheds light on the most pressing questions that we face. It has the power to change your way of thinking. more...

  • Digital Keywordsby Benjamin Peters

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 24.95 US$ 19.96

    In the age of search, keywords increasingly organize research, teaching, and even thought itself. Inspired by Raymond Williams's 1976 classic Keywords , the timely collection Digital Keywords gathers pointed, provocative short essays on more than two dozen keywords by leading and rising digital media scholars from the areas of anthropology, digital... more...

  • Click and Kinby May Friedman; Silvia Schultermandl

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2016; US$ 27.95

    The essays in Click and Kin span the globe, examining transnational connections that touch in the United States, Canada, Mexico, India, Pakistan, and elsewhere. more...

  • The Growth of Minds and Cultureby Willem H. Vanderburg

    University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division 2016; US$ 39.95

    In The Growth of Minds and Cultures Vanderburg shows how the culture of a society underlies its science, technology, economy, social structure, political institutions, morality, religion, and art. more...

  • Program Earthby Jennifer Gabrys

    University of Minnesota Press 2016; Not Available

    Sensors are everywhere. Small, flexible, economical, and computationally powerful, they operate ubiquitously in environments. They compile massive amounts of data, including information about air, water, and climate. Never before has such a volume of environmental data been so broadly collected or so widely available. Grappling with the consequences... more...