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Product Description: Social media is anything but a new phenomenon From the papyrus letters that Cicero and other Roman statesmen used to exchange news to the hand printed tracts of the Reformation and the pamphlets that spread propaganda during the American and French revolutions the ways people shared information with their peers in the past are echoed in the present After decades of newspapers radio and television dominating in dissemination of information the Internet has spawned a reemergence of social media as a powerful new way for individuals to share information with their friends driving public discourse in new ways Standage reminds us how historical social networks have much in common with modern social media The Catholic Church s dilemmas in responding to Martin Luther s attacks are similar to those of today s large institutions in responding to criticism on the Internet for example and seventeenth century complaints about the distractions of coffeehouses mirror modern concerns about social media Invoking figures from Thomas Paine to Vinton Cerf co inventor of the Internet Standage explores themes that have long been debated from the tension between freedom of expression and censorship to social media s role in spurring innovation and fomenting revolution Writing on the Wall draws on history to cast provocative new light on today s social media and encourages debate and discussion about how we ll communicate in the futur...read more

Hardcover:

9781620402832 | Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA, October 15, 2013, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: Book by Standage, Tom

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9781620402856 | Reprint edition (Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA, September 16, 2014), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: Social media is anything but a new phenomenon From the papyrus letters that Cicero and other Roman statesmen used to exchange news to the hand printed tracts of the Reformation and the pamphlets that spread propaganda during the American and French revolutions the ways people shared information with their peers in the past are echoed in the present After decades of newspapers radio and television dominating in dissemination of information the Internet has spawned a reemergence of social media as a powerful new way for individuals to share information with their friends driving public discourse in new ways Standage reminds us how historical social networks have much in common with modern social media The Catholic Church s dilemmas in responding to Martin Luther s attacks are similar to those of today s large institutions in responding to criticism on the Internet for example and seventeenth century complaints about the distractions of coffeehouses mirror modern concerns about social media Invoking figures from Thomas Paine to Vinton Cerf co inventor of the Internet Standage explores themes that have long been debated from the tension between freedom of expression and censorship to social media s role in spurring innovation and fomenting revolution Writing on the Wall draws on history to cast provocative new light on today s social media and encourages debate and discussion about how we ll communicate in the future

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9781452663333 | Mp3 una edition (Tantor Media Inc, October 15, 2013), cover price $29.99 | About this edition: Papyrus rolls and Twitter have much in common, as each was their generation's signature means of "instant" communication.

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Product Description: The Victorian Internet tells the colorful story of the telegraphs creation and remarkable impact and of the visionaries oddballs and eccentrics who pioneered it from the eighteenth century French scientist Jean Antoine Nollet to Samuel F B Morse and Thomas Edison The electric telegraph nullified distance and shrank the world quicker and further than ever before or since and its story mirrors and predicts that of the Internet in numerous ways For Thousands of Years people communicated across distances only as quickly as the fastest ship or horse could travel until the invention of the electric telegraph which nullified distance and shrank the world quicker and further than ever before or since The Victorian Internet tells the colorful story of the telegraph s creation and remarkable impact and of the visionaries oddballs and eccentrics who pioneered it from eighteenth century French scientist Jean Antoine Nollet to Samuel F B Morse who developed the first practical electric telegraph in 1837 to Thomas Edison By 1865 telegraph cables spanned continents and oceans revolutionizing the ways countries dealt with one another The new technology gave rise to creative business practices and new forms of crime Romances blossomed over the wires Secret codes were devised by some users and cracked by others The benefits of the network were relentlessly hyped by its advocates and dismissed by skeptics Government regulators tried and failed to control the new medium And attitudes toward everything from news gathering to war had to be completely rethought Meanwhile out on the wires a technological subculture with its own customs and vocabulary was establishing itself The electric telegraph unleashed the greatest revolution in communication since the development of the printing press and its story prefigures that of the Internet in numerous intriguing ways Book jacke...read more

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9780802713421 | Walker & Co, October 1, 1998, cover price $22.00 | About this edition: Offers a historical review of the telegraph network, from its invention by Samuel Morse in the nineteenth century to the present day, exploring the social and political effects it has had on the world throughout its existence

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9781620405925 | Revised edition (Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA, February 25, 2014), cover price $16.00 | About this edition: The Victorian Internet tells the colorful story of the telegraphs creation and remarkable impact and of the visionaries oddballs and eccentrics who pioneered it from the eighteenth century French scientist Jean Antoine Nollet to Samuel F B Morse and Thomas Edison The electric telegraph nullified distance and shrank the world quicker and further than ever before or since and its story mirrors and predicts that of the Internet in numerous ways For Thousands of Years people communicated across distances only as quickly as the fastest ship or horse could travel until the invention of the electric telegraph which nullified distance and shrank the world quicker and further than ever before or since The Victorian Internet tells the colorful story of the telegraph s creation and remarkable impact and of the visionaries oddballs and eccentrics who pioneered it from eighteenth century French scientist Jean Antoine Nollet to Samuel F B Morse who developed the first practical electric telegraph in 1837 to Thomas Edison By 1865 telegraph cables spanned continents and oceans revolutionizing the ways countries dealt with one another The new technology gave rise to creative business practices and new forms of crime Romances blossomed over the wires Secret codes were devised by some users and cracked by others The benefits of the network were relentlessly hyped by its advocates and dismissed by skeptics Government regulators tried and failed to control the new medium And attitudes toward everything from news gathering to war had to be completely rethought Meanwhile out on the wires a technological subculture with its own customs and vocabulary was establishing itself The electric telegraph unleashed the greatest revolution in communication since the development of the printing press and its story prefigures that of the Internet in numerous intriguing ways Book jacket
9780425171691 | Reprint edition (Berkley Pub Group, October 1, 1999), cover price $14.00 | About this edition: Offers a historical review of the telegraph network, from its invention by Samuel Morse in the nineteenth century to the present day, exploring the social and political effects it has had on the world throughout its existence

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By Tom Standage and Simon Vance (narrator)

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9781452643335 | Unabridged edition (Tantor Media Inc, October 15, 2013), cover price $83.99

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By Tom Standage and Simon Vance (narrator)

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9781452613338 | Unabridged edition (Tantor Media Inc, October 15, 2013), cover price $39.99

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Product Description: Today we are endlessly connected: constantly tweeting, texting or e-mailing this may seem unprecedented, yet it is not through out history, information has been spread through social networks, with far-reaching social and political effects writing on the wall reveals how an elaborate network of letter exchanges forewarned of power shifts in ciceros rome, while the torrent of tracts circulating in sixteenth century germany triggered the reformation stand age traces the story of the rise, fall and rebirth of social media over the past 2,000 years offering an illuminating perspective on the history of media and revealing that social networks do not merely connect us today - they also link us to the pas...read more

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9781408842065 | Bloomsbury Pub Ltd, October 10, 2013, cover price $24.25 | About this edition: Today we are endlessly connected: constantly tweeting, texting or e-mailing this may seem unprecedented, yet it is not through out history, information has been spread through social networks, with far-reaching social and political effects writing on the wall reveals how an elaborate network of letter exchanges forewarned of power shifts in ciceros rome, while the torrent of tracts circulating in sixteenth century germany triggered the reformation stand age traces the story of the rise, fall and rebirth of social media over the past 2,000 years offering an illuminating perspective on the history of media and revealing that social networks do not merely connect us today - they also link us to the past

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Product Description: Book by Standage, Tom

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9781400143085 | Unabridged edition (Tantor Media Inc, July 9, 2009), cover price $59.99 | About this edition: Book by Standage, Tom

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Product Description: More than simply sustenance, food historically has been a kind of technology, changing the course of human progress by helping to build empires, promote industrialization, and decide the outcomes of wars. Tom Standage draws on archaeology, anthropology, and economics to reveal how food has helped shape and transform societies around the world, from the emergence of farming in China by 7500 b...read more

Hardcover:

9781410418500 | Large print edition (Thorndike Pr, August 19, 2009), cover price $31.95 | About this edition: The bestselling author of A History of the World in 6 Glasses brilliantly charts how foods have transformed human culture through the ages.
9780802715883 | Walker & Co, May 19, 2009, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: 04.
9781843546344 | Atlantic Books, May 1, 2009, cover price $33.85 | About this edition: The bestselling author of A History of the World in 6 Glasses brilliantly charts how foods have transformed human culture through the ages.

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9780802719911 | Walker & Co, April 27, 2010, cover price $17.00 | About this edition: More than simply sustenance, food historically has been a kind of technology, changing the course of human progress by helping to build empires, promote industrialization, and decide the outcomes of wars.

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9781400113088 | Unabridged edition (Tantor Media Inc, July 9, 2009), cover price $29.99 | About this edition: The bestselling author of A History of the World in 6 Glasses brilliantly charts how foods have transformed human culture through the ages.
9781400163083 | Mp3 edition (Tantor Media Inc, July 9, 2009), cover price $19.99 | About this edition: The bestselling author of A History of the World in 6 Glasses brilliantly charts how foods have transformed human culture through the ages.

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Offers a historical review of the development of the telegraph network, from its invention by Samuel Morse in the nineteenth century to the present day, exploring its social, cultural, economic, and political influence on the world throughout its existence. By the author of A History of the World in 6 Glasses. Reprint.

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9780802716040 | Reprint edition (Walker & Co, September 18, 2007), cover price $15.95 | About this edition: Offers a historical review of the development of the telegraph network, from its invention by Samuel Morse in the nineteenth century to the present day, exploring its social, cultural, economic, and political influence on the world throughout its existence.

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Product Description: La historia de la humanidad analizada a través de las bebidas que han caracterizado cada época, que han configurado sus usos y su cultura. El autor aborda con gran originalidad la relación entre bebidas y civilizaciones, como en el caso de la cerveza, que la vincula a la aparición de la agricultura y la explotación de los ...read more

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9788483066720 | Debate Editorial, May 30, 2006, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: La historia de la humanidad analizada a través de las bebidas que han caracterizado cada época, que han configurado sus usos y su cultura.

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An offbeat history of the world traces the story of humankind from the Stone Age to the twenty-first century from the perspective of six different drinks--beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea, and cola--describing their pervasive influence during pivotal eras of world history, from humankind's adoption of agriculture to the advent of globalization. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.

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9780802715524 | Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA, May 10, 2006, cover price $17.00 | About this edition: An offbeat history of the world traces the story of humankind from the Stone Age to the twenty-first century from the perspective of six different drinks--beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea, and cola--describing their pervasive influence during pivotal eras of world history, from humankind's adoption of agriculture to the advent of globalization.

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A guide to how to adapt to and prosper in the post-technology era.
By Tom Standage (editor)

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9781861979711 | Bloomberg Pr, September 1, 2005, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: A guide to how to adapt to and prosper in the post-technology era.

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Product Description: From beer to Coca-Cola, the six drinks that have helped shape human history.Throughout human history. certain drinks have done much more than just quench thirst. As Tom Standage relates with authority and charm, six of them have had a surprisingly pervasive influence on the course of history, becoming the defining drink during a pivotal historical period...read more

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9780802714473 | Walker & Co, May 30, 2005, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: From beer to Coca-Cola, the six drinks that have helped shape human history.

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This title tells the story of the Turk, the infamous 18th-century automation. The story links a cast of historical characters, from Napoleon, Beethoven and Poe to the pioneers of the computer age, and provides an accessible way of examining the relationship between magic, man, mind and machine.

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9780140299199 | New edition (Penguin USA, September 30, 2004), cover price $148.50 | About this edition: This title tells the story of the Turk, the infamous 18th-century automation.

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Describes the eighteenth-century invention by Wolfgang von Kempeden of the Turk, a mechanical man fashioned of wood, powered by clockwork, and capable of playing chess, examining the machine's remarkable career in light of the industrial revolution and the impact of the invention on the history of technology. Reprint. (view table of contents)

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9780425190395 | Reissue edition (Berkley Pub Group, August 1, 2003), cover price $14.00 | About this edition: Describes the eighteenth-century invention by Wolfgang von Kempelen of the Turk, a mechanical man fashioned of wood, powered by clockwork, and capable of playing chess.

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Describes the eighteenth-century invention by Wolfgang von Kempeden of the Turk, a mechanical man fashioned of wood, powered by clockwork, and capable of playing chess, examining the machine's remarkable career in light of the industrial revolution and the impact of the invention on the history of technology. Serial in Wired. (view table of contents)

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9780802713919 | Walker & Co, April 1, 2002, cover price $24.00 | About this edition: Discusses the invention by Wolfgang von Kempeden of a mechanical man made of wood and powered by clockwork, and its impact on the history of technology.

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Describes the dramatic events surrounding the discovery of Neptune, the eighth planet in the solar system, and profiles the two men, British mathematician John Couch Adams and French astronomer Urbain Le Verrier who predicted where the planet would be based on mathematical calculations rather than on observation. Reprint. (view table of contents)

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9780802713636 | Walker & Co, October 1, 2000, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Traces mathematician John Couch Adam's search to find the position of planet Uranus using mathematical calculations, and describes the Victorian era controversies surrounding planetary discoveries.

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9780425181737 | Reissue edition (Berkley Pub Group, November 1, 2001), cover price $14.00 | About this edition: Describes the dramatic events surrounding the discovery of Neptune, the eighth planet in the solar system, and profiles the two men, British mathematician John Couch Adams and French astronomer Urbain Le Verrier who predicted where the planet would be based on mathematical calculations rather than on observation.

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