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  • Engineering and Sustainable Community Developmentby Juan Lucena; Jen Schneider; Jon A. Leydens

    Morgan & Claypool Publishers 2010; US$ 40.00

    This book, Engineering and Sustainable Community Development, presents an overview of engineering as it relates to humanitarian engineering, service learning engineering, or engineering for community development, often called sustainable community development (SCD). The topics covered include a history of engineers and development, the problems of... more...

  • The Blind Giantby Nick Harkaway

    Hodder & Stoughton 2012; US$ 10.99

    The digital age. An age of isolation, warped communication, disintegrating community. Where unfiltered and unregulated information pours relentlessly into our lives, destroying what it means to be human. Or an age of marvels. Where there is a world of wonder at our fingertips. Where we can communicate across the globe, learn in the blink of... more...

  • Singularity Risingby James D. Miller

    BenBella Books, Inc. 2012; US$ 16.99

    In Ray Kurzweil’s New York Times bestseller The Singularity is Near , the futurist and entrepreneur describes the Singularity, a likely future utterly different than anything we can imagine. The Singularity is triggered by the tremendous growth of human and computing intelligence that is an almost inevitable outcome of Moore's Law. Since the book's... more...

  • Brain Gainby Marc Prensky

    St. Martin's Press 2012; US$ 6.79

    "In an age where the answer to every question is at your fingertips, where does the human brain fit in?" In one hand-held object, we are able to manage all of our calendars, documents, and interpersonal relationships with such ease that many people are lost when forced to do perform these tasks without the aid of electronics. Often heard are the... more...

  • Why the Net Mattersby David Eagleman

    Canongate Books 2011; US$ 9.96

    The advent of the internet has been one of the most significant technological developments in history. In this thought-provoking and groundbreaking work David Eagleman, author of international bestseller SUM, presents six ways in which the net saves us from major existential threats: epidemics, poor information flow, natural disasters, political corruption,... more...

  • Visions Of Technologyby Richard Rhodes

    Simon & Schuster 2012; US$ 9.99

    Technology was the blessing and the bane of the twentieth century. Human life span nearly doubled in the West, but in no century were more human beings killed by new technologies of war. Improvements in agriculture now feed increasing billions, but pesticides and chemicals threaten to poison the earth. Does technology improve us or diminish us? Enslave... more...

  • The Big Disconnectby EdD. Catherine Steiner-Adair; Teresa H. Barker

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 0.99

    Clinical psychologist Catherine Steiner-Adair takes an in-depth look at how the Internet and the digital revolution are profoundly changing childhood and family dynamics, and offers solutions parents can use to successfully shepherd their children through the technological wilderness. As the focus of the family has turned to the glow of the screen—children... more...

  • AMERICA BY DESIGNby David F Noble

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 17.95

    Hailed a “significant contribution” by The New York Times , David Noble’s book America by Design describes the factors that have shaped the history of scientific technology in the United States. Since the beginning, technology and industry have been undeniably intertwined, and Noble demonstrates how corporate capitalism has not only become the driving... more...

  • Engineers and Communitiesby Earthea Nance

    Lexington Books 2012; US$ 83.00

    Engineers and Communities traces the evolution of a small but important innovation in Brazil from 1980 through 2005. Through a series of grand experiments with participatory water and sanitation, coalitions of engineers, planners, public officials, and residents revealed the essential elements of how urban services can be made to be more inclusive.... more...

  • The Human Factorby Kim J. Vicente

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 36.95

    In this incessantly readable, groundbreaking work, Vincente makes vividly clear how we can bridge the widening gap between people and technology. He investigates every level of human activity - from simple matters such as our hand-eye coordination to complex human systems such as government regulatory agencies, and why businesses would benefit from... more...