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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...read more

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9781620402832 | Bloomsbury Pub Plc USA, October 15, 2013, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: Papyrus rolls and Twitter have much in common, as each was their generation's signature means of “instant” communication.

Paperback:

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.

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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 telegraph's 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...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 telegraph's 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.
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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Product Description: Papyrus rolls and Twitter have much in common, as each was their generation's signature means of "instant" communication. Indeed, as Tom Standage reveals in his scintillating new book, social media is anything but a new phenomenon...read more
By Tom Standage and Simon Vance (narrator)

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9781452643335 | Unabridged edition (Tantor Media Inc, October 15, 2013), cover price $83.99 | 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: Papyrus rolls and Twitter have much in common, as each was their generation's signature means of "instant" communication. Indeed, as Tom Standage reveals in his scintillating new book, social media is anything but a new phenomenon...read more
By Tom Standage and Simon Vance (narrator)

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9781452613338 | Unabridged edition (Tantor Media Inc, October 15, 2013), cover price $39.99 | 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: Today we are endlessly connected: constantly tweeting, texting or e-mailing. This may seem unprecedented, yet it is not. Throughout history, information has been spread through social networks, with far-reaching social and political effects...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.

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Product Description: Throughout history, food has acted as a catalyst of social change, political organization, geopolitical competition, industrial development, military conflict, and economic expansion. An Edible History of Humanity is a pithy, entertaining account of how a series of changes—caused, enabled, or influenced by food—has helped to shape and transform societies around the world...read more

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9781400143085 | Unabridged edition (Tantor Media Inc, July 9, 2009), cover price $59.99 | About this edition: Throughout history, food has acted as a catalyst of social change, political organization, geopolitical competition, industrial development, military conflict, and economic expansion.

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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

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9781410418500 | Large print edition (Thorndike Pr, August 19, 2009), cover price $31.95 | About this edition: Throughout history, food has acted as a catalyst of social change, political organization, geopolitical competition, industrial development, military conflict, and economic expansion.
9780802715883 | Walker & Co, May 19, 2009, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: Throughout history, food has done more than simply provide sustenance.
9781843546344 | Atlantic Books, May 1, 2009, cover price $33.85 | About this edition: Throughout history, food has acted as a catalyst of social change, political organization, geopolitical competition, industrial development, military conflict, and economic expansion.

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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: Throughout history, food has acted as a catalyst of social change, political organization, geopolitical competition, industrial development, military conflict, and economic expansion.
9781400163083 | Mp3 edition (Tantor Media Inc, July 9, 2009), cover price $19.99

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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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