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The New York Times bestselling author of The Rational Optimist and Genome returns with a fascinating, brilliant argument for evolution that definitively dispels a dangerous, widespread myth: that we can command and control our world.The Evolution of Everything is about bottom-up order and its enemy, the top-down twitch -- the endless fascination human beings have for design rather than evolution, for direction rather than emergence. Drawing on anecdotes from science, economics, history, politics and philosophy, Matt Ridley's wide-ranging, highly opinionated opus demolishes conventional assumptions that major scientific and social imperatives are dictated by those on high, whether in government, business, academia, or morality. On the contrary, our most important achievements develop from the bottom up. Patterns emerge, trends evolve. Just as skeins of geese form Vs in the sky without meaning to, and termites build mud cathedrals without architects, so brains take shape without brain-makers, learning can happen without teaching and morality changes without a plan.Although we neglect, defy and ignore them, bottom-up trends shape the world. The growth of technology, the sanitation-driven health revolution, the quadrupling of farm yields so that more land can be released for nature -- these were largely emergent phenomena, as were the Internet, the mobile phone revolution, and the rise of Asia. Ridley demolishes the arguments for design and effectively makes the case for evolution in the universe, morality, genes, the economy, culture, technology, the mind, personality, population, education, history, government, God, money, and the future.As compelling as it is controversial, authoritative as it is ambitious, Ridley's stunning perspective will revolutionize the way we think about our world and how it works.

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9780062296009 | Harpercollins, October 27, 2015, cover price $28.99

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9780062296016 | Perennial, October 25, 2016, cover price $16.99

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9781504645768 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, October 27, 2015), cover price $39.99 | About this edition: The New York Times bestselling author of The Rational Optimist and Genome returns with a fascinating, brilliant argument for evolution that definitively dispels a dangerous, widespread myth: that we can command and control our world.

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Product Description: The rise of artificial intelligence has rekindled a long-standing debate regarding the impact of technology on employment. This is just one of many areas where exponential advances in technology signal both hope and fear, leading to public controversy...read more

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9780190467036 | Oxford Univ Pr, July 6, 2016, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: The rise of artificial intelligence has rekindled a long-standing debate regarding the impact of technology on employment.

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Product Description: The Digital Difference examines how the transition from the industrial-era media of one-way publishing and broadcasting to the two-way digital era of online search and social media has affected the dynamics of public life.In the digital age, fundamental beliefs about privacy and identity are subject to change, as is the formal legal basis of freedom of expression...read more

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9780674504936 | Harvard Univ Pr, June 6, 2016, cover price $49.95 | About this edition: The Digital Difference examines how the transition from the industrial-era media of one-way publishing and broadcasting to the two-way digital era of online search and social media has affected the dynamics of public life.

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Product Description: Technology is even more than our world, our form of life, our civilization. Technology interacts with the world to change it. Philosophers need to seriously address the fluidity of a smartphone interface, the efficiency of a Dyson vacuum cleaner, or the familiar noise of an antique vacuum cleaner...read more

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9781138659346 | Routledge, April 27, 2016, cover price $140.00 | About this edition: Technology is even more than our world, our form of life, our civilization.

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Product Description: Modern thought on economics and technology is no less magical than the world views of non-modern peoples. This book reveals how our ideas about growth and progress ignore how money and machines throughout history have been used to exploit less affluent parts of world society...read more

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9781137567864 | Palgrave Macmillan, March 23, 2016, cover price $100.00 | About this edition: Modern thought on economics and technology is no less magical than the world views of non-modern peoples.

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Product Description: The New York Times bestselling author of The Rational Optimist and Genome returns with a fascinating, brilliant argument for evolution that definitively dispels a dangerous, widespread myth: that we can command and control our world...read more

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9781504645751 | Unabridged edition (Blackstone Audio Inc, October 27, 2015), cover price $59.99 | About this edition: The New York Times bestselling author of The Rational Optimist and Genome returns with a fascinating, brilliant argument for evolution that definitively dispels a dangerous, widespread myth: that we can command and control our world.

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Product Description: Since 1900, the connections between art and technology with nature have become increasingly inextricable. Through a selection of innovative readings by international scholars, this book presents the first investigation of the intersections between art, technology and nature in post-medieval times...read more
By Jacob Wamberg (editor)

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9781472411723 | Ashgate Pub Co, September 8, 2015, cover price $119.95 | About this edition: Since 1900, the connections between art and technology with nature have become increasingly inextricable.

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Product Description: Humans 3.0Life for early humans wasn't easy. They may have been able to walk on two feet and create tools 4 million years ago, but they couldn't remember or communicate. Fortunately, people got smarter, and things got better. They remembered on-the-spot solutions and shared the valuable information of their experiences...read more

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9780008113391 | Harpercollins Pub Ltd, July 2, 2015, cover price $14.80 | About this edition: Humans 3.
9780864928702 | Goose Lane Editions, February 10, 2015, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Life for early humans wasn't easy.
9780762787005 | Lyons Pr, January 6, 2015, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: Our species is entering a new era.

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Product Description: This book introduces the capability approach – in which wellbeing, agency and justice are the core values – as a powerful normative lens to examine technology and its role in development. This approach attaches central moral importance to individual human capabilities, understood as effective opportunities people have to lead the kind of lives they have reason to value...read more

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9781138780576 | Routledge, May 18, 2015, cover price $145.00 | About this edition: This book introduces the capability approach – in which wellbeing, agency and justice are the core values – as a powerful normative lens to examine technology and its role in development.

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9781138780583 | Routledge, June 8, 2015, cover price $52.95 | About this edition: This book introduces the capability approach – in which wellbeing, agency and justice are the core values – as a powerful normative lens to examine technology and its role in development.

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Product Description: One of the Web’s most celebrated high-tech culture mavens returns with this second collection of essays and polemics. Discussing complex topics in an accessible manner, Cory Doctorow’s visions of a future where artists have full freedom of expression is tempered with his understanding that creators need to benefit from their own creations...read more

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9781616960483 | Tachyon Pubns, October 1, 2011, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: One of the Web’s most celebrated high-tech culture mavens returns with this second collection of essays and polemics.

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Product Description: "Mr. Browne uses his chosen elements to frame a wide-ranging look at scientific progress. It's also a lot of fun."―The Wall Street Journal The fascinating story of how seven elements―iron, carbon, gold, silver, uranium, titanium, and silicon―have changed modern life, for good and ill...read more

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9781605985404 | Pegasus Books, March 1, 2014, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: The fascinating story of how seven elements―iron, carbon, gold, silver, uranium, titanium, and silicon―have changed modern life, for good and ill.

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9781605986913 | Pegasus Books, April 15, 2015, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: "Mr.

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Product Description: Technology as Human Social Tradition outlines a novel approach to studying variability and cumulative change in human technology―prominent research themes in both archaeology and anthropology. Peter Jordan argues that human material culture is best understood as an expression of social tradition...read more

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9780520276925 | Univ of California Pr, November 6, 2014, cover price $75.00 | About this edition: Technology as Human Social Tradition outlines a novel approach to studying variability and cumulative change in human technology―prominent research themes in both archaeology and anthropology.

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9780520276932 | Univ of California Pr, November 6, 2014, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Technology as Human Social Tradition outlines a novel approach to studying variability and cumulative change in human technology―prominent research themes in both archaeology and anthropology.

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Product Description: From mobile phones to surveillance cameras, from fracking to genetically modified food, we live in an age of intense debate about technology’s place in our culture. Culture and Technology is an essential guide to that debate and its fascinating history...read more

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9781433107757 | 2 edition (Peter Lang Pub Inc, December 17, 2014), cover price $46.95 | About this edition: From mobile phones to surveillance cameras, from fracking to genetically modified food, we live in an age of intense debate about technology’s place in our culture.

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Product Description: This is a guide, in theory and in practice, to how current technological changes have impacted our interaction with texts and with each other. Henry Sussman rereads pivotal moments in literary, philosophical and cultural modernity as anticipating the cybernetic discourse that has increasingly defined theory since the computer revolution...read more

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9781472568823 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, December 18, 2014, cover price $112.00 | About this edition: This is a guide, in theory and in practice, to how current technological changes have impacted our interaction with texts and with each other.

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9781472568816 | Bloomsbury USA Academic, December 18, 2014, cover price $37.95 | About this edition: This is a guide, in theory and in practice, to how current technological changes have impacted our interaction with texts and with each other.

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Product Description: A leading thinker asks why “faster” is synonymous with “better” in our hurried world and suggests how to take control of our runaway lives We live in an ever-accelerating world: faster computers, markets, food, fashion, product cycles, minds, bodies, kids, lives...read more

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9780300206470 | Yale Univ Pr, October 28, 2014, cover price $28.50 | About this edition: A leading thinker asks why “faster” is synonymous with “better” in our hurried world and suggests how to take control of our runaway lives We live in an ever-accelerating world: faster computers, markets, food, fashion, product cycles, minds, bodies, kids, lives.

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9780300216790 | Yale Univ Pr, October 27, 2015, cover price $22.00 | About this edition: A leading thinker asks why “faster” is synonymous with “better” in our hurried world and suggests how to take control of our runaway lives We live in an ever-accelerating world: faster computers, markets, food, fashion, product cycles, minds, bodies, kids, lives.
9780345284976, titled "The Infinitive of Go" | Ballantine Books, June 1, 1980, cover price $1.95 | also contains The Infinitive of Go | About this edition: Vintage paperback

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Product Description: The potential of virtual world technologies to improve teaching and learning has been recognized in recent years, creating new possibilities for teaching and learning processes, with virtual environments impacting the achievement of student learning and collaboration...read more

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9781466663510 | Idea Group Reference, August 31, 2014, cover price $180.00 | About this edition: The potential of virtual world technologies to improve teaching and learning has been recognized in recent years, creating new possibilities for teaching and learning processes, with virtual environments impacting the achievement of student learning and collaboration.

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Product Description: The essays in this volume discuss both the culture of technology that we live in today, and culture as technology. Within the chapters of the book cultures of technology and cultural technologies are discussed, focussing on a variety of examples, from varied national contexts...read more
By Goran Bolin (editor)

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9780415893114 | Routledge, May 16, 2012, cover price $160.00 | About this edition: The essays in this volume discuss both the culture of technology that we live in today, and culture as technology.

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9781138811522 | Routledge, July 3, 2014, cover price $50.95 | About this edition: The essays in this volume discuss both the culture of technology that we live in today, and culture as technology.

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Product Description: This book is about the anthropic epoch and the extinction vortex we are witnessing. Currently a mass extinction of species is occuring. At the same time a mass extinction of languages and cultures is also occuring. These two mass exticntions, biological and cultural, are linked...read more

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9781612891385 | Hampton Pr, July 1, 2014, cover price $89.50 | About this edition: This book is about the anthropic epoch and the extinction vortex we are witnessing.

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9781612891392 | Hampton Pr, July 1, 2014, cover price $38.95 | About this edition: This book is about the anthropic epoch and the extinction vortex we are witnessing.

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Product Description: The advancement of technologies in the 20th century has radically transformed the interconnectedness of humans, science, and technology within an evolving society.Evolving Issues Surrounding Technoethics and Society in the Digital Age serves as an interdisciplinary base of scholarly contributions on the subject of technoethics, a field that deals with current and future problems that arise at the intersection of science, technological innovation, and human life and society...read more
By Rocci Luppicini (editor)

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9781466661226 | Idea Group Reference, June 30, 2014, cover price $215.00 | About this edition: The advancement of technologies in the 20th century has radically transformed the interconnectedness of humans, science, and technology within an evolving society.

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Product Description: Reaching into the depths of the collective unconscious, A Sense of Apocalypse explores and re-interprets one of the West’s primordial fears, namely that of the apocalyptic closure of both cultural praxis and individual experience...read more

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9783631648124 | Peter Lang Pub Inc, March 27, 2014, cover price $40.95 | About this edition: Reaching into the depths of the collective unconscious, A Sense of Apocalypse explores and re-interprets one of the West’s primordial fears, namely that of the apocalyptic closure of both cultural praxis and individual experience.

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Product Description: The Polish writer Stanislaw Lem is best known to English-speaking readers as the author of the 1961 science fiction novel Solaris, adapted into a meditative film by Andrei Tarkovsky in 1972 and remade in 2002 by Steven Soderbergh...read more
By Joanna Zylinska (trans)

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9780816675760 | Univ of Minnesota Pr, March 4, 2013, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: The Polish writer Stanislaw Lem is best known to English-speaking readers as the author of the 1961 science fiction novel Solaris, adapted into a meditative film by Andrei Tarkovsky in 1972 and remade in 2002 by Steven Soderbergh.

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9780816675777 | Univ of Minnesota Pr, January 1, 2014, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: The Polish writer Stanislaw Lem is best known to English-speaking readers as the author of the 1961 science fiction novel Solaris, adapted into a meditative film by Andrei Tarkovsky in 1972 and remade in 2002 by Steven Soderbergh.

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Product Description: A fascinating exploration of the history of memory and human civilizationMemory makes us human. No other animal carries in its brain so many memories of such complexity nor so regularly revisits those memories for happiness, safety, and the accomplishment of complex tasks...read more

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9780312620318 | St Martins Pr, August 21, 2012, cover price $25.99 | About this edition: A fascinating exploration of the history of memory and human civilizationMemory makes us human.

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9781250023230 | Griffin, December 17, 2013, cover price $15.99 | About this edition: A fascinating exploration of the history of memory and human civilizationMemory makes us human.

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Product Description: The Knowledge of Culture and the Culture of Knowledge explores the construct of information and information culture and its relationship to the prevailing culture. The author provides an analysis of the relationship of media to the core constructs in the book by explaining why they have been put together to form one single idea...read more

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9781403942432 | Palgrave Macmillan, November 19, 2013, cover price $110.00 | About this edition: The Knowledge of Culture and the Culture of Knowledge explores the construct of information and information culture and its relationship to the prevailing culture.

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Product Description: What impact has technology had on cultural meanings, values, and symbols? This anthropological exploration shows how technologies produce novel and sometimes jarring realignments among cultural institutions.

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9781137342010 | Palgrave Macmillan, August 21, 2013, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: What impact has technology had on cultural meanings, values, and symbols?

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Product Description: K. Eric Drexler is the founding father of nanotechnology—the science of engineering on a molecular level. In Radical Abundance, he shows how rapid scientific progress is about to change our world. Thanks to atomically precise manufacturing, we will soon have the power to produce radically more of what people want, and at a lower cost...read more

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9781610391139 | Public Affairs, May 7, 2013, cover price $28.99 | About this edition: K.

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