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  • The Ice Palace That Melted Awayby Bill Stumpf

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 2.99

    With The Ice Palace That Melted Away , Bill Stumpf, the designer of the first ergonomic chair, addresses the symbiotic relationship between design and the way we live, the often deadening effect of technology, and his hopes for a more humane future. As a designer associated with Herman Miller, Inc., for more than twenty years, Stumpf has been thinking... more...

  • The Audience in Everyday Lifeby S. Elizabeth Bird

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 38.95

    The Audience in Everyday Life argues that a media audience cannot be studied in front of the television alone--their interaction with media does not simply end when the set is turned off. Instead, we must study the daily lives of audiences to find the undercurrents of media influence in everyday life. Bird provides a host of useful tools and methods... more...

  • Suicide Prevention and New Technologiesby Brian Mishara; Ad Kerkhof

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 32.00

    The internet, smartphones, computer self-help programmes and other technological advances are the new frontiers of suicide prevention, with organisations around the world rapidly expanding these services. This book provides a critical overview of new technologies in suicide prevention and presents promising practices and future perspectives. more...

  • Internet and Emotionsby Tova Benski; Eran Fisher

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Nothing seems more far removed from the visceral, bodily experience of emotions than the cold, rational technology of the Internet. But as this collection shows, the internet and emotions intersect in interesting and surprising ways. Internet and Emotions is the fruit of an interdisciplinary collaboration of scholars from the sociology of emotions... more...

  • Global Populationby Alison Bashford

    Columbia University Press 2014; US$ 27.99

    Concern about the size of the world’s population did not begin with the population bomb” in 1968. It arose in the aftermath of World War I and was understood as an issue with far-reaching ecological, agricultural, economic, and geopolitical consequences. The world population problem concerned the fertility of soil as much as the fertility of women,... more...

  • Mediatized Worldsby Andreas Hepp; Friedrich Krotz

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 95.00

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

  • Robots Are People Too: How Siri, Google Car, and Artificial Intelligence Will Force Us to Change Our Lawsby John Weaver

    ABC-CLIO 2013; US$ 48.00

    For years, robots were solely a matter of science fiction. Today, artificial intelligence technologies serve to accelerate our already fast-paced lives even further. From Apple's Siri to the Google Car to GPS, machines and technologies that make decisions and take action without direct human supervision have become commonplace in our daily lives.... more...

  • Augmented Educationby Kieron Sheehy; Rebecca Ferguson; Gill Clough

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Including relevant case studies and interviews with practitioners, Augmented Education explores the nature of learning where the 'real world' is augmented by use of the virtual to create new learning possibilities, tools, and environments. and offers insights into the development of a pedagogy that is authentic, inclusive and enjoyable. more...

  • @Warby Shane Harris

    Headline 2014; US$ 12.99

    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...

  • Fired Clay in Four Porcelain Clustersby Tai Wei Lim

    UPA 2014; US$ 68.00

    This book examines how energy use has evolved with technological advancements and changing social norms and ideas in environmental conservation and productive output in the ceramics-making industry. The four cities or towns of Arita, Hong Kong, Jingdezhen, and Yingge are the settings for this research. more...