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  • Making Maps, Third Editionby John Krygier; Denis Wood

    Guilford Publications 2016; US$ 55.00

    Lauded for its accessibility and beautiful design, this text has given thousands of students and professionals the tools to create effective, compelling maps. Using a wealth of illustrations--with 74 in full color--to elucidate each concisely presented point, the revised and updated third edition continues to emphasize how design choices relate to... 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...

  • 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...

  • Free Speechby Timothy Garton Ash

    Atlantic Books 2016; US$ 20.40

    Never in human history was there such a chance for freedom of expression. If we have Internet access, any one of us can publish almost anything we like and potentially reach an audience of millions. Never was there a time when the evils of unlimited speech flowed so easily across frontiers: violent intimidation, gross violations of privacy, tidal... 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...

  • The Great Accelerationby Robert Colvile

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 17.99

    Flash crashes. Speed dating. Instant messaging. From the devices we carry to the lives we lead, everything is getting faster, faster. But where did this great acceleration come from? And where will it lead? In this vitally important new book, Robert Colvile explains how the cult of disruption in Silicon Valley, the ceaseless advance of technology... more...

  • Policing and Social Mediaby Christopher J. Schneider; David L. Altheide

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 79.99

    This book illustrates the process by which social media and related changes in communication formats have affected the public face of policing and police work using Canada as a case study. Schneider argues that police use of social media has altered institutional public police practices in a manner that is consistent with the logic of social media... more...

  • Chronopoeticsby Wolfgang Ernst; Anthony Enns

    Rowman & Littlefield International 2016; US$ 43.99

    An abridged and translated edition of two of Wolfgang Ernst?s major works, representing the ambitious claim of a comprehensive knowledge-oriented analysis of media tempor(e)alities. more...