Technology

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  1. Book ImagePlan B 4.0: Mobilizing to Save Civilization

    Lester R. Brown

    Substantially Revised

    “[Brown’s] ability to make a complicated subject accessible to the general reader is remarkable.”—Katherine Salant, Washington PostMore

  2. Book ImageReinventing Knowledge: From Alexandria to the Internet

    Ian F. McNeely, Lisa Wolverton

    “It has the power to wrench familiar aspects of history into new and surprising shapes.”—Laura Miller, Salon
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  3. Book ImageAlmost Human: Making Robots Think

    Lee Gutkind

    “A crazy suspense story about these kids at Carnegie Mellon and their leader making robots . . . fascinating stuff.” —Jon StewartMore

  4. Book ImageThe Telephone Gambit: Chasing Alexander Graham Bell's Secret

    Seth Shulman

    "A stellar example of historical investigation at its probing best."—Chuck Leddy, Boston GlobeMore

  5. Book ImageiWoz: Computer Geek to Cult Icon

    Steve Wozniak, Gina Smith

    A New York Times Bestseller: "iWoz traces the life and times of a brilliant, gifted...individual whose contributions to the scientific, business and cultural realms are extensive." —BookpageMore

  6. Book ImageThe Man Who Knew Too Much: Alan Turing and the Invention of the Computer

    David Leavitt

    A "skillful and literate" (New York Times Book Review) biography of the persecuted genius who helped create the modern computer.More

  7. Book ImageThe Silicon Eye: Microchip Swashbucklers and the Future of High-Tech Innovation

    George Gilder

    Technology insider George Gilder delivers a "compelling" (Wired) look under the hood at a genius-fueled startup.More

  8. Book ImageClocks and Culture: 1300-1700

    Carlo M. Cipolla

    The history of the clock opens a window on how different cultures have viewed time and on Europe's path to industrialization.More

  9. Book ImageThe Info Mesa: Science, Business, and New Age Alchemy on the Santa Fe Plateau

    Edward Regis

    The explosive rise and shining future of Santa Fe's informatics industry, where scientists are converting abstract theory into real profit.More

  10. Book ImageMultimedia: From Wagner to Virtual Reality

    Ken Jordan, Randall Packer

    Expanded Edition

    "I recommend this book to you with an earnestness that I have seldom felt for any collection of historic texts," writes William Gibson in his foreword.More

  11. Book ImageThe Earth Policy Reader

    Lester R. Brown, Janet Larsen, Bernie Fischlowitz-Roberts, Et Al.

    Award-winning environmental analyst Lester R. Brown and his colleagues chart progress in building the eco-economy, an economy that is compatible with the earth's ecosystem.More

  12. Book ImageThe Evolution Explosion: How Humans Cause Rapid Evolutionary Change

    Stephen R. Palumbi

    "Palumbi has hit upon...one of the most important but widely neglected issues of our time."—Edward O. WilsonMore

  13. Book ImageNext: The Future Just Happened

    Michael Lewis

    The New York Times bestseller. "His book is a wake-up call at a time when many believe the net was a flash in the pan."—BusinessWeekMore

  14. Book ImageWheels, Clocks, and Rockets: A History of Technology

    Donald Cardwell

    "A prime example of how to write a history of an immense and technical subject ....a winner."—New ScientistMore

  15. Book ImageThe Pearly Gates of Cyberspace: A History of Space from Dante to the Internet

    Margaret Wertheim

    Cyberspace may seem an unlikely gateway for the soul.More

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