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  • 100 Ideas that Changed the Worldby Jheni Osman

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 18.32

    Every once in a while, an idea comes along that makes the entire world sit up and take notice. From the earliest understandings of our place in the solar system, via Darwinism, DNA, neutrons and quarks, right up to the theories that are pushing the boundaries of our knowledge today, we are forever propelled forward by our most gifted scientific minds.... more...

  • 21st Century Robotby Brian David Johnson; Sandy Winkelman

    Maker Media, Inc 2014; US$ 19.99

    When companies develop a new technology, do they ask how it might affect the people who will actually use it? That, more or less, sums up Brian David Johnson?s duties as Intel?s futurist-in-residence. In this fascinating book, Johnson provides a collection of science fiction prototyping stories that attempt to answer the question. These stories... more...

  • @Warby Shane Harris

    Headline 2014; US$ 10.99

    The spies had come without warning. They plied their craft silently, stealing secrets from the world's most powerful military. They were at work months before anyone noticed their presence. And when American officials finally detected the thieves, they saw it was too late. The damage was done . . . It could have been the plot of a Tom Clancy thriller:... more...

  • AM:STARs Social Networking & New Technologiesby American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Adolescent Health; Victor C. Strasburger; Megan A. Moreno

    American Academy of Pediatrics 2014; US$ 59.95

    Today?s teens are often referred to as Digital Natives due to their upbringing immersed in technological tools including smartphones and social media, while most of us who provide healthcare for this group remain at best, digital immigrants.  These technologies present both new opportunities and challenges to teens? health, as well as their education... more...

  • Abundanceby Peter H. Diamandis; Steven Kotler

    Free Press 2012; US$ 17.00

    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...

  • Acceptable Evidenceby Deborah G. Mayo; Rachelle D. Hollander

    Oxford University Press 1994; US$ 72.99 US$ 62.77

    Discussions of science and values in risk management have largely focused on how values enter into arguments about risks, that is, issues of acceptable risk. Instead this volume concentrates on how values enter into collecting, interpreting, communicating, and evaluating the evidence of risks, that is, issues of the acceptability of evidence of risk.... more...

  • Addiction by Designby Natasha Dow Schüll

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 16.99 US$ 13.59

    Recent decades have seen a dramatic shift away from social forms of gambling played around roulette wheels and card tables to solitary gambling at electronic terminals. Slot machines, revamped by ever more compelling digital and video technology, have unseated traditional casino games as the gambling industry's revenue mainstay. Addiction by Design... more...

  • Against Civilizationby John Zerzan

    Feral House 2005; US$ 13.99

    The primer of anarcho-primitivism. more...

  • Always Onby Naomi S. Baron

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 12.99 US$ 11.17

    Baron reveals that online and mobile technologies--including instant messaging, cell phones, multitasking, Facebook, blogs, and wikis--are profoundly influencing how we read and write, speak and listen, but not in the ways we might suppose. She reveals that email, IM, and text messaging have had surprisingly little impact on student writing. More troubling... more...

  • Analyzing Social Media Networks with NodeXLby Derek Hansen; Ben Shneiderman; Marc A. Smith

    Elsevier Science 2010; US$ 46.95

    Analyzing Social Media Networks with NodeXL offers backgrounds in information studies, computer science, and sociology. This book is divided into three parts: analyzing social media, NodeXL tutorial, and social-media network analysis case studies. Part I provides background in the history and concepts of social media and social networks. Also included... more...