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  • The Knowledgeby Lewis Dartnell

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 14.99

    How would you go about rebuilding a technological society from scratch? If our technological society collapsed tomorrow, perhaps from a viral pandemic or catastrophic asteroid impact, what would be the one book you would want to press into the hands of the postapocalyptic survivors? What crucial knowledge would they need to survive in the immediate... more...

  • The Knowledgeby Lewis Dartnell

    Random House 2014; US$ 29.07

    Maybe it was a viral pandemic, or an asteroid strike, or perhaps nuclear war. Whatever the cause, the world as we know it has ended and you and the other survivors must start again. What key knowledge would you need to start rebuilding civilisation from scratch? Once you've scavenged what you can, how do you begin producing the essentials?... more...

  • The Freaks Shall Inherit the Earthby Chris Brogan

    Wiley 2014; US$ 25.00

    Do you ever wonder where you fit in? Do you sometimes get that feeling that you have something much bigger to offer the universe, but then it fills you with fear and anxiety, so you think maybe I’ll just pay it safe? But what is safe? The factory job? The cubicle job? Factories all over have been converted to open spaces for startups. Skyscrapers... more...

  • Hacking Happinessby John Havens

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 12.99

    In Hacking Happiness , futurist and contributing Mashable writer John C. Havens introduces you to your ?quantified self??your digital identity represented by gigabytes of data produced from tracking your activities on your smartphone and computer. Harvested by megacorporations such as Google, Facebook, and Amazon, Havens argues that companies gather... more...

  • Mediatized Worldsby Andreas Hepp; Friedrich Krotz

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

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

  • The Naked Futureby Patrick Tucker

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 14.99

    ?Where I saw a thrilling and historic transformation in the world?s oldest idea?the future?other people saw only Target, Facebook, Google, and the government using their data to surveil, track, and trick them . . . But in fact, your data is your best defense against coercive marketing and intrusive government practices. Your data is nothing less than... more...

  • 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...

  • Mindlessby Simon Head

    Basic Books 2014; US$ 26.99

    We live in the age of Computer Business Systems (CBSs)?the highly complex, computer-intensive management programs on which large organizations increasingly rely. In Mindless , Simon Head argues that these systems have come to trump human expertise, dictating the goals and strategies of a wide array of businesses, and de-skilling the jobs of middle... more...

  • Information Communication Technology and Social Transformationby Hugh F. Cline

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    This book argues that information communication technologies are not creating new forms of social structure, but rather altering long-standing institutions and amplifying existing trends of social change that have their origins in ancient times. Using a comparative historical perspective, it analyzes the applications of information communication technologies... more...

  • Future Activeby Graham Meikle

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 38.95

    First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...