Technology

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  1. Book ImageThe Baltimore Case: A Trial of Politics, Science, and Character

    Daniel J. Kevles

    "You read with a rising sense of despair and outrage, and you finish it as if awakening from a nightmare only Kafka could have conceived."--Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, New York TimesMore

  2. Book ImageCrystal Fire: The Invention of the Transistor and the Birth of the Information Age

    Michael Riordan, Lillian Hoddeson

    "Without the invention of the transistor, I'm quite sure that the PC would not exist as we know it today."—Bill GatesMore

  3. Book ImageLife After Television: The Coming Transformation of Media and American Life

    George Gilder

    “In Life After Television, George Gilder imagines a world in which the boob tube has given way to the living room telecomputer. . . . Mr. Gilder’s case is galvanic, at times even intoxicating.” —Jim Holt, Wall Street JournalMore

  4. Book ImageThe Devouring Fungus: Tales of the Computer Age

    Karla Jennings

    “Zooks! At last, the culture, folklore, and mythology of computing. Here’s the digital dirt from our computer age…collected and retold by Karla Jennings.” —Cliff Stoll, author of The Cuckoo’s EggMore

  5. Book ImageIdeas and Information: Managing in a High-Tech World

    Arno Penzias

    Ideas and Information is extremely pleasant to read. It is full of fascinating and enlightening stories told brilliantly by a Nobel laureate who not only excels as a scientist but also is outstanding as a research manager.” —Hiroshi Inose, Director General, National Center for Science Information System, Tokyo, JapanMore

  6. Book ImageThe God that Limps: Science and Technology in the Eighties

    Colin Norman

    The central theme of The God That Limps is that science and technology must be viewed in a broad social and political context. They are not simply neutral tools for solving problems, but are part and parcel of the structure of society, and this perspective is essential in understanding their social impacts.More

  7. Book ImageThe Next Great Thing: The Sun, the Stirling Engine and the Drive to Change the World

    Mark L. Shelton

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  8. Book ImageSuperweapon: The Making of MX

    John Edwards

    This book tells the story of what may be the most important and difficult strategic decision faced by the United States since the dropping of the atomic bomb on Hiroshima.More

  9. Book ImageThe Sources of Invention

    John Jewkes, David Sawers, Richard Stillerman

    Second Edition

    A study of the causes and consequences of industrial innovation through the inventions of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.More

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