Category: Media, science & technology

Open Secrets

April 25, 2011 | 536 pages
The New York Times Staff. Edited by Alexander Star The New York Times Company; January 2011 Paperback 9781443408578  More Info

The Language Instinct

Harper Perennial Modern Classics | September 4, 2007 | 576 pages
In this classic, the world's expert on language and mind lucidly explains everything you always wanted to know about language: how it works, how children learn it, how it changes, how the brain computes it, and how it evolved. With deft use of examples of humor and wordplay, Steven Pinker weaves... More Info

Inherent vice

Duke University Press Books | May 7, 2009 | 320 pages
This eye-opening exploration of the aesthetic and legal innovations of home video revisits four decades of frequently overlooked histories of video recording.  More Info

No University Is an Island

NYU Press | February 3, 2010 | 289 pages
The modern university is sustained by academic freedom. It guarantees higher education's independence, its quality, and its success in educating students. This title presents an account of the social, political, and cultural forces undermining academic freedom.  More Info