Technology

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  1. 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

  2. Book ImageApplied Minds: How Engineers Think

    Guru Madhavan

    “Engineers are titans of real-world problem-solving. . . . In this riveting study of how they think, [Guru Madhavan] puts behind-the-scenes geniuses . . . center stage.”—NatureMore

  3. Book ImageArmy of None: Autonomous Weapons and the Future of War

    Paul Scharre

    A Bill Gates Top Five Book of 2018

    A Pentagon defense expert and former U.S. Army Ranger explores what it would mean to give machines authority over the ultimate decision of life or death.More

  4. 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

  5. Book ImageBeyond: Our Future in Space

    Chris Impey

    “Expansive and enlightening. . . . Impey packs his prose with wonderful anecdotes and weird factoids.”—New York Times Book ReviewMore

  6. Book ImageThe Big Switch: Rewiring the World, from Edison to Google

    Nicholas Carr

    “Magisterial. . . . Draws an elegant and illuminating parallel between the late-19th-century electrification of America and today’s computing world.”—SalonMore

  7. Book ImageClick Here to Kill Everybody: Security and Survival in a Hyper-connected World

    Bruce Schneier

    A world of "smart" devices means the Internet can kill people. We need to act. Now.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 ImageCRACK99: The Takedown of a $100 Million Chinese Software Pirate

    David Locke Hall

    The utterly gripping story of the most outrageous case of cyber piracy prosecuted by the U.S. Department of Justice.More

  10. 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

  11. Book ImageData and Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World

    Bruce Schneier

    “Bruce Schneier’s amazing book is the best overview of privacy and security ever written.”—Clay ShirkyMore

  12. 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

  13. Book ImageDigital Cosmopolitans: Why We Think the Internet Connects Us, Why It Doesn't, and How to Rewire It

    Ethan Zuckerman

    “One of our most important books on globalization.” —Steve O’Keefe, New York Journal of BooksMore

  14. 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

  15. Book ImageThe End of Plenty: The Race to Feed a Crowded World

    Joel K. Bourne, Jr

    “An urgent and at times terrifying dispatch from a distinguished reporter who has given heart and soul to his subject.”—Hampton SidesMore

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