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  • The Innovatorsby Walter Isaacson

    Simon & Schuster 2014; US$ 13.99

    Following his blockbuster biography of Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson’s New York Times bestselling and critically acclaimed The Innovators is a “riveting, propulsive, and at times deeply moving” ( The Atlantic ) story of the people who created the computer and the Internet. What were the talents that allowed certain inventors and entrepreneurs to... more...

  • Building a Bridge to the 18th Centuryby Neil Postman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    At a time when we are reexamining our values, reeling from the pace of change, witnessing the clash between good instincts and "pragmatism," dealing with the angst of a new millennium, Neil Postman, one of our most distinguished observers of contemporary society, provides for us a source of guidance and inspiration. In Building a Bridge to the Eighteenth... more...

  • A Deadly Wanderingby Matt Richtel

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 11.99

    From Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Matt Richtel, a brilliant, narrative-driven exploration of technology’s vast influence on the human mind and society, dramatically-told through the lens of a tragic “texting-while-driving” car crash that claimed the lives of two rocket scientists in 2006. In this ambitious, compelling, and beautifully written... more...

  • Real American Ethicsby Albert Borgmann

    University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 18.00

    America is a wonderful and magnificent country that affords its citizens the broadest freedoms and the greatest prosperity in the world. But it also has its share of warts. It is embroiled in a war that many of its citizens consider unjust and even illegal. It continues to ravage the natural environment and ignore poverty both at home and abroad,... more...

  • Technopolyby Neil Postman

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95

    In this witty, often terrifying work of cultural criticism, the author of Amusing Ourselves to Death chronicles our transformation into a Technopoly: a society that no longer merely uses technology as a support system but instead is shaped by it--with radical consequences for the meanings of politics, art, education, intelligence, and truth. From... more...

  • Close to the Machineby Ellen Ullman

    Picador 2012; US$ 6.79

    With a New Introduction by Jaron Lanier A Salon Best Book of the Year In 1997, the computer was still a relatively new tool---a sleek and unforgiving machine that was beyond the grasp of most users. With intimate and unflinching detail, software engineer Ellen Ullman examines the strange ecstasy of being at the forefront of the predominantly... more...

  • Rise of the Robotsby Martin Ford

    Basic Books 2015; US$ 28.99

    What are the jobs of the future? How many will there be? And who will have them? We might imagine—and hope—that today’s industrial revolution will unfold like the last: even as some jobs are eliminated, more will be created to deal with the new innovations of a new era. In Rise of the Robots , Silicon Valley entrepreneur Martin Ford argues that this... more...

  • Blaming Technologyby Samuel C. Florman

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 6.79

    Blaming Technology: The Irrational Search for Scapegoats is Samuel C. Florman's 1981 discussion of the state of technology and engineering in the United States, including the pros and cons, and the public's perceptions and opinions. more...

  • From Physics to Daily Lifeby Beatrice Bressan

    Wiley 2014; US$ 102.95 US$ 92.66

    Beatrice Bressan brings together a number of outstanding examples of successful cross-disciplinary technology transfer originating in fundamental physics research, which dramatically impacted progress in biomedical research and clinical applications. Many of these examples were developed at CERN, a hotbed of fundamental inventions in particle physics.... more...

  • From Physics to Daily Lifeby Beatrice Bressan

    Wiley 2014; US$ 102.95 US$ 92.66

    Beatrice Bressan brings together a number of outstanding examples of successful cross-disciplinary technology transfer originating in fundamental physics research, which dramatically impacted scientific progress in areas which changed modern society. Many of them were developed at CERN, a hotbed of fundamental inventions in particle physics. This... more...