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Product Description: “This glorious book overflows with the great ideas of the Muslim middle ages. . . . I wish I had had this book fifty years ago."—Adam Hart-Davis, photographer, writer, and TV science presenter of the BBC series What the Ancients Did for UsWhat do coffee beans, torpedoes, surgical scalpels, arches, and observatories all have in common?Were Leonardo da Vinci’s flight ideas originals?Who devised the casing for pill capsules, and where did Fibonacci learn to flex his mathematical fingers?The answers to these questions and more can be found in this book...read more

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9780955242618 | 2 edition (Consortium Book Sales & Dist, March 1, 2011), cover price $59.50 | About this edition: “This glorious book overflows with the great ideas of the Muslim middle ages.

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Product Description: 1001 Inventions: The Enduring Legacy of Muslim Civilization takes readers on a journey through years of forgotten Islamic history to discover one thousand fascinating scientific and technological inventions still being used throughout the world today...read more

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9781426209345 | Natl Geographic Society, February 28, 2012, cover price $28.00 | About this edition: 1001 Inventions: The Enduring Legacy of Muslim Civilization takes readers on a journey through years of forgotten Islamic history to discover one thousand fascinating scientific and technological inventions still being used throughout the world today.

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Product Description: The American Technological Challenge - Stagnation and Decline in the 21st Century refutes the myth that we live in the most innovative of times. Inventions themselves are only one of the factors that determine the technological fate of a society...read more

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9780875868868 | Algora Pub, August 3, 2011, cover price $32.95 | About this edition: The American Technological Challenge - Stagnation and Decline in the 21st Century refutes the myth that we live in the most innovative of times.

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9780875868851 | Algora Pub, August 3, 2011, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: Most people would characterize the dawn of the 21st century as the age of technological progress par excellence.

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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: Charles Eisenstein explores the history and potential future of civilization, tracing the converging crises of our age to the illusion of the separate self. In this landmark book, Eisenstein explains how a disconnection from the natural world and one another is built into the foundations of civilization: into science, religion, money, technology, medicine, and education as we know them...read more

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9781583946367 | North Atlantic Books, February 5, 2013, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Charles Eisenstein explores the history and potential future of civilization, tracing the converging crises of our age to the illusion of the separate self.

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9781583945353 | Reprint edition (North Atlantic Books, February 5, 2013), cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Charles Eisenstein explores the history and potential future of civilization, tracing the converging crises of our age to the illusion of the separate self.

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Product Description: Referring to the focus of the biosciences on molecular "particles" of the human biology—such as stem cells, genes, and neurons—this account examines the relationships between culture, society, and bioscientific research. Showing that the atomized body is indeed socially and culturally embedded, in plural and complex ways, it argues that biomedicine and biotechnology do not only intersect with the human body, but also reshape our perceptions of selfhood and life...read more
By Andrea Wiszmeg (editor)

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9789187121920 | Nordic Academic Pr, March 1, 2013, cover price $48.95 | About this edition: Referring to the focus of the biosciences on molecular "particles" of the human biology—such as stem cells, genes, and neurons—this account examines the relationships between culture, society, and bioscientific research.

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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: 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: 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: 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: This final volume in Manuel Castells' trilogy, with a substantialnew preface, is devoted to processes of global social changeinduced by the transition from the old industrial society to theemerging global network society. Explains why China, rather than Japan, is the economic andpolitical actor that is revolutionizing the global systemReflects on the contradictions of European unification,proposing the concept of the network stateSubstantial new preface assesses the validity of thetheoretical construction presented in the conclusion of thetrilogy, proposing some conceptual modifications in light of theobserved experienc...read more

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9781405196888 | 3 edition (Blackwell Pub, April 5, 2010), cover price $45.95 | About this edition: This final volume in Manuel Castells' trilogy, with a substantialnew preface, is devoted to processes of global social changeinduced by the transition from the old industrial society to theemerging global network society.

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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: 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: Human society evolves. Change in technology, language, morality, and society is incremental, inexorable, gradual, and spontaneous. It follows a narrative, going from one stage to the next, and it largely happens by trial and error—a version of natural selection...read more

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9780062296009 | Harpercollins, October 27, 2015, cover price $28.99 | 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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9780062296016 | Perennial, October 25, 2016, cover price $16.99 | About this edition: Human society evolves.

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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 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: 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: Is there such a thing as a "feminist technology"? If so, what makes a technology feminist? Is it in the design process, in the thing itself, in the way it is marketed, or in the way it is used by women (or by men)?   In this collection, feminist scholars trained in diverse fields consider these questions by examining a range of products, tools, and technologies that were specifically designed for and marketed to women...read more
By Kate Boyer (editor)

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9780252035326 | Univ of Illinois Pr, May 4, 2010, cover price $80.00 | About this edition: Is there such a thing as a "feminist technology"?

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9780252077203 | Univ of Illinois Pr, May 4, 2010, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Is there such a thing as a "feminist technology"?

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Product Description: This book is an attempt to provide a systematic interpretation of Hans-Georg Gadamer’s hermeneutics in light of one of the most important, interesting and debated questions of the present age: the question concerning the role played by science and technology in shaping our civilization...read more

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9783034306638 | Peter Lang Pub Inc, August 17, 2011, cover price $85.95 | About this edition: This book is an attempt to provide a systematic interpretation of Hans-Georg Gadamer’s hermeneutics in light of one of the most important, interesting and debated questions of the present age: the question concerning the role played by science and technology in shaping 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: Every day, we are presented with new technologies that can influence human thought and action, such as psychopharmaceuticals, new generation performance enhancing drugs, elective biotechnology, and gastric bypass surgery. Have we let technology go too far in this respect? In The Great Reversal, David Edward Tabachnick contends that this question may not be unique to contemporary society...read more

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9780802092632 | Univ of Toronto Pr, February 27, 2013, cover price $55.00 | About this edition: Have we let technology go too far?

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9780802094698 | Univ of Toronto Pr, February 27, 2013, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Every day, we are presented with new technologies that can influence human thought and action, such as psychopharmaceuticals, new generation performance enhancing drugs, elective biotechnology, and gastric bypass surgery.

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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 Gutenberg Galaxy catapulted Marshall McLuhan to fame as a media theorist and, in time, a new media prognosticator. Fifty years after its initial publication, this landmark text is more significant than ever before. Readers will be amazed by McLuhan’s prescience, unmatched by anyone since, predicting as he did the dramatic technological innovations that have fundamentally changed how we communicate...read more
By W. Terrence Gordon (contributor), Elena Lamberti (contributor), Marshall McLuhan and Dominique Scheffel-Dunand (contributor)

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9781442612693 | Univ of Toronto Pr, July 31, 2011, cover price $33.95 | About this edition: The Gutenberg Galaxy catapulted Marshall McLuhan to fame as a media theorist and, in time, a new media prognosticator.

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Product Description: Since its first appearance in 1962, the impact of The Gutenberg Galaxy has been felt around the world. It gave us the concept of the global village; that phrase has now been translated, along with the rest of the book, into twelve languages, from Japanese to Serbo-Croat...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780802060419 | Univ of Toronto Pr, June 1, 1962, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Since its first appearance in 1962, the impact of The Gutenberg Galaxy has been felt around the world.

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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: 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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