Category: Media, science & technology

How Many Socks Make a Pair?

Aurum Press Limited | July 15, 2014 | 176 pages
How many socks make a pair? The answer is not always two. And behind this question lies a world of maths that can be surprising, amusing and even beautiful. Using playing cards, a newspaper, the back of an envelope, a Sudoku, some pennies and of course a pair of socks, Rob Eastaway shows how maths... More Info


W W Norton & Company Incorporated | August 11, 2014 | 385 pages
Provides current, factual information about many of the most commonly used and abused drugs, looking at how they affect the brain, their short and long term effects, the highs they produce, and the dangers associated with them.  More Info

Toward an Architecture of Enjoyment

May 1, 2014 | 248 pages
Toward an Architecture of Enjoyment, the first publication of Henri Lefebvre's only book devoted to architecture, redefines architecture as a mode of imagination rather than a specialized process or a collection of monuments. Lefebvre calls for an architecture of jouissance—of pleasure or... More Info

Man and Beast

March 15, 2014 | 168 pages
Mary Ellen Mark is an internationally acclaimed photographer who has long been fascinated by the complex relationships between people and animals—as she puts it, "the anthropomorphic quality of animals, and the animalistic quality of man." This fascination has lured her again and again to Mexico... More Info

The Secret Language of Animals

Black Dog & Leventhal Pub | April 1, 2014 | 512 pages
Unlock the secrets behind the behavior of the world's most fascinating creatures— from the Adélie penguin to the plains zebra to the giant panda—in this wonderfully written, beautifully illustrated book. In The Secret Language of Animals, biologist Janine Benyus takes us inside the animal... More Info

Made by Hand

Black Dog Pub Limited | March 28, 2014 | 192 pages
Made By Hand is an illustrated survey of some of the finest hand makers operating today. Profiling these makers with large images of themselves, their workshops, products and techniques, Made By Hand walks the reader through tailors, shoe makers, bee keepers, micro breweries, jewellers and more. By... More Info


Polity | December 31, 2013 | 220 pages
The use of webcam, especially through Skype, has recently become established as one more standard media technology, but so far there has been no attempt to assess its fundamental nature and consequences. Yet webcam has profound implications for many facets of human life, from self-consciousness and... More Info

Cities by Design

Polity | January 13, 2014 | 224 pages
Who makes our cities, and what part do everyday users have in the design of cities? This book powerfully shows that city-making is a social process and examines the close relationship between the social and physical shaping of urban environments. With cities taking a growing share of the global... More Info

To the Cloud

May 1, 2014 | 288 pages
In the wake of revelations about National Security Agency activitiesâe"many of which occur âeoein the cloudâe âe"this book offers both enlightenment and a critical view. Cloud computing and big data are arguably the most significant forces in information technology today. In clear prose, To the... More Info

Brilliant Blunders

May 27, 2014 | 352 pages
We all make mistakes. Nobody is perfect. And that includes five of the greatest scientists in history -- Charles Darwin, William Thomson (Lord Kelvin), Linus Pauling, Fred Hoyle, Albert Einstein. But the mistakes that these great scientists made helped science to advance. Indeed, as Mario Livio... More Info

The War on Learning

Mit Press | July 17, 2019 | 304 pages
Behind the lectern stands the professor, deploying course management systems, online quizzes, wireless clickers, PowerPoint slides, podcasts, and plagiarism-detection software. In the seats are the students, armed with smartphones, laptops, tablets, music players, and social networking. Although... More Info

Sensing Spaces

ABRAMS | February 17, 2014 | 176 pages
Unlike almost any other art form, architecture is part of our everyday life, but its ability to dramatically affect the way we think, feel and interact with one another is often overlooked. This volume brings the focus back to the sensual aspects of architecture the subtle and intangible ways it... More Info

Banking on the Body

July 17, 2019 | 352 pages
Each year Americans supply blood, sperm, and breast milk to "banks" that store these products for use by strangers in medical procedures. Who gives, who receives, who profits? Kara Swanson traces body banks from the first experiments that discovered therapeutic uses for body products to current... More Info

The Knowledge

Penguin Press | July 17, 2019 | 352 pages
How would you go about rebuilding a technological society from scratch? If our technological society collapsed tomorrow, perhaps from a viral pandemic or catastrophic asteroid impact, what would be the one book you would want to press into the hands of the postapocalyptic survivors? What crucial... More Info


Grand Central Pub | April 15, 2014 | 272 pages
An award-winning scientist, physician and New York Times best-selling author explains new concepts in human genetics and health that indicate that the fundamental nature of the human genome is much more fluid and flexible than originally thought. 75,000 first printing.  More Info

The Science and Humanism of Stephen Jay Gould

July 17, 2019 | 223 pages
Most American college campuses are home to a vibrant drinking scene where students frequently get wasted, train-wrecked, obliterated, hammered, destroyed, and decimated. The terms that university students most commonly use to describe severe alcohol intoxication share a common theme: destruction,... More Info

Letters to a Young Scientist

April 7, 2014 | 256 pages
A Pulitzer Prize-winning scientist and the author of two New York Times best-sellers weaves together more than 20 letters that highlight his childhood and career and why he became a biologist in the hopes of inspiring today's young people into similar pursuits.  More Info

Innovating for the Global South

University of Toronto Press | January 17, 2014 | 192 pages
Innovating for the Global South offers fresh solutions for reducing poverty in the developing world.  More Info

Why Architects Still Draw

MIT Press | July 17, 2019 | 136 pages
Why would an architect reach for a pencil when drawing software and AutoCAD are a click away? Use a ruler when 3D-scanners and GPS devices are close at hand? In "Why Architects Still Draw," Paolo Belardi offers an elegant and ardent defense of drawing by hand as a way of thinking. Belardi is no... More Info

It's Complicated

Yale University Press | February 25, 2014 | 296 pages
DIVAn essential read, written by a leading expert, for anyone who wants to understand young people's use of social media /div  More Info


The New Press | February 4, 2014 | 320 pages
On March 11, 2011, an earthquake large enough to knock the earth from its axis sent a massive tsunami speeding toward the Japanese coast and the aging and vulnerable Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power reactors. Over the following weeks, the world watched in horror as a natural disaster became a... More Info

The Soul of the Night

Rowman & Littlefield | August 1, 2005 | 209 pages
Originally published two decades ago, The Soul of the Night is a classic work that is a must for those interested in the relationship between science and faith.  More Info

Identity Technologies

January 1, 2014 | 312 pages
Identity Technologies is a substantial contribution to the fields of autobiography studies, digital studies, and new media studies, exploring the many new modes of self-expression and self-fashioning that have arisen in conjunction with Web 2.0, social networking, and the increasing saturation of... More Info

The Global War for Internet Governance

Yale University Press | January 14, 2014 | 296 pages
A groundbreaking study of one of the most crucial yet least understood issues of the twenty-first century: the governance of the Internet and its content  More Info

The God Delusion

Mariner Books | January 16, 2008 | 464 pages
Argues that belief in God is irrational, and describes examples of religion's negative influences on society throughout the centuries, such as war, bigotry, child abuse, and violence.  More Info

Cradle to cradle

North Point Pr | April 22, 2002 | 193 pages
Challenges the concept that industry must inevitably damage the natural environment as it argues that products should be designed so that after their useful life they provide nourishment for something else--as biological nutrients that safely reenter the environment or as technical nutrients that... More Info

Neutrino Hunters

November 26, 2013 | 272 pages
Canada’s renowned astronomer hunts for the universe’smost elusive particle Every second of every day and night, many trillions of neutrinospass through your body. But most people had never heard of them until they made headlines recently for possibly travelling faster than light. Luckily, these... More Info

Ninety Percent of Everything

Macmillan | August 13, 2013 | 304 pages
Revealing the workings and dangers of freight shipping, which is the key to our economy, environment and civilization, the author sails from Rotterdam to Suez to Singapore to present an eye-opening glimpse into an overlooked world filled with suspect practices, dubious operators and pirates.  More Info

More Than Nature Needs: Language, Mind, and Evolution

January 13, 2014 | 280 pages
How did humans acquire cognition more powerful than a hunting-gathering primate needed to survive? Combining state-of-the-art research with forty years of writing about language evolution, Derek Bickerton resolves a crucial problem that both biology and cognitive science have ignored: how animal... More Info

Behind the Shock Machine: The Untold Story of the Notorious Milgram Psychology Experiments

New Press | September 3, 2013 | 352 pages
When social psychologist Stanley Milgram invited volunteers to take part in an experiment at Yale in the summer of 1961, none of the participants could have foreseen the worldwide sensation the results would cause. Milgram reported that the volunteers had repeatedly shocked a man they believed to... More Info

When Technocultures Collide

Wilfrid Laurier University Press | July 1, 2013 | 187 pages
When Technocultures Collide provides rich and diverse studies of collision courses between technologically inspired subcultures and the corporate and governmental entities they seek to undermine. The adventures and exploits of computer hackers, phone phreaks, urban explorers, calculator and... More Info

The Nostalgia Factory

Yale University Press | October 8, 2013 | 176 pages
With a storyteller's gift and a scientist's insights, Draaisma celebrates the unique pleasures of the aging memory  More Info


MIT Press | September 1, 2013 | 168 pages
In December 2012, the exuberant video "Gangnam Style" became the first YouTube clip to be viewed more than one billion times. Thousands of its viewers responded by creating and posting their own variations of the video--"Mitt Romney Style," "NASA Johnson Style," "Egyptian Style," and many others.... More Info

Science Set Free

Crown Pub | September 3, 2013 | 400 pages
The author of Dogs That Know When Their Owners Come Home presents a radical reassessment of modern science that challenges 10 conventional views about a strictly material world, explaining how alternative perspectives can redefine approaches to 21st-century problems.  More Info


Harper | October 8, 2013 | 320 pages
Focus by Daniel Goleman has descriptive copy which is not yet available from the Publisher.  More Info

Future Perfect

Riverhead Trade (Paperbacks) | October 1, 2013 | 272 pages
The best-selling author of Where Good Ideas Come From presents an optimistic assessment of how a technologically connected world can enable a better if different future, outlining a rising model of political change that breaks traditional categories of thinking and enables positive solutions.... More Info

The App Generation

October 1, 2013 | 256 pages
From the famed Harvard psychologist and an expert on the impact of digital media technologies, a riveting exploration of the power of apps to shape our young people, for better or for worse  More Info

Testo Junkie: Sex, Drugs, and Biopolitics in the Pharmacopornographic Era

Feminist Press | October 15, 2013 | 432 pages
The most visionary book on gender and sexuality today.  More Info

Mediation and Protest Movements

Intellect Books | May 15, 2013 | 196 pages
Over the past year, international and national media have been full of stories about protest movements and tumultuous social upheaval from Tunisia to California. But scholars have not yet fully addressed the connection between these movements and the media and communication channels through which... More Info

Smarter Than You Think: How Technology Is Changing Our Minds for the Better

Penguin Press HC | September 12, 2013 | 352 pages
It's undeniable?technology is changing the way we think. But is it for the better? Amid a chorus of doomsayers, Clive Thompson delivers a resounding "yes." The Internet age has produced a radical new style of human intelligence, worthy of both celebration and analysis. We learn more and retain it... More Info

Digitally Enabled Social Change

MIT Press (MA) | August 16, 2013 | 272 pages
An investigation into how specific Web technologies can change the dynamics of organizing and participating in political and social protest.  More Info

The Edge of the Precipice

McGill Queens Univ | September 1, 2013 | 232 pages
Can a case be made for reading literature in the digital age? Does literature still matter in this era of instant information? Is it even possible to advocate for serious, sustained reading with all manner of social media distracting us, fragmenting our concentration, and demanding short, rapid... More Info

The Virtual Self

July 17, 2019 | 230 pages
"The host of CBC Radio's Spark explores the very real impact of the virtual information we generate about ourselves -- on our own lives, our communities, and our government. We generate enormous amounts of online data about our habits: where we go, what we do, and how we feel. Some of that is stuff... More Info

The Grand Design

Bantam Books | February 21, 2012 | 199 pages
The best-selling author of A Brief History of Time presents a new study of the cosmos that will blow peoples' minds, presented in clear, concise language this is easy to understand. Reprint. A #1 best-seller.  More Info

Information and the Modern Corporation

MIT Press | July 17, 2019 | 159 pages
While we have been preoccupied with the latest i-gadget from Apple and with Google's ongoing expansion, we may have missed something: the fundamental transformation of whole firms and industries into giant information-processing machines. Today, more than eighty percent of workers collect and... More Info


MIT Press | January 1, 2012 | 236 pages
Sitting on the beach on a sunny summer day, we enjoy the steady advance and retreat of the waves. In the water, enthusiastic waders jump and shriek with pleasure when a wave hits them. But where do these waves come from? How are they formed and why do they break on the shore? In "Waves," Fredric... More Info


MIT Press | July 17, 2019 | 199 pages
The history of computing could be told as the story of hardware and software, or the story of the Internet, or the story of "smart" hand-held devices, with subplots involving IBM, Microsoft, Apple, Facebook, and Twitter. In this concise and accessible account of the invention and development of... More Info

Intellectual Property Strategy

MIT Press | July 17, 2019 | 172 pages
Most managers leave intellectual property issues to the legal department, unaware that an organization's intellectual property can help accomplish a range of management goals, from accessing new markets to improving existing products to generating new revenue streams. In this book, intellectual... More Info

Digital Disconnect

March 5, 2013 | 320 pages
Celebrants and skeptics alike have produced valuable analyses of the Internet's effect on us and our world, oscillating between utopian bliss and dystopian hell. But according to Robert W. McChesney, arguments on both sides fail to address the relationship between economic power and the digital... More Info

Cracked Open

Interlink Publishing Group Incorporated | April 1, 2013 | 198 pages
A WOMANS BATTLE WITH THE BILLION-DOLLAR BABY BUSINESS Cracked Open is Miriam Zoll's eye-opening account of growing into womanhood with the simultaneous opportunities offered by the U.S. women's movement and new discoveries in reproductive technologies. Influenced by the pervasive media and cultural... More Info