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Impact of science & technology on society

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The Weather Machine: How We See Into the Future

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The Weather Machine: How We See Into the Future

Andrew Blum

Social forecasting, future studies; Mathematics & Sciences; Impact of science & technology on society; Popular science; Weather

Paperback

The Weather Machine is about a miraculous-but-overlooked invention that helps us through our daily lives - and sometimes saves... [more]

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Einstein's War: How Relativity Conquered Nationalism and Shook the World

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Einstein's War: How Relativity Conquered Nationalism and Shook the World...

Matthew Stanley

Biography: science, technology & engineering; Mathematics & Sciences; Impact of science & technology on society; History of science; Popular science; Relativity physics

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In 1916, Arthur Eddington, a war-weary British astronomer, opened a letter written by an obscure German professor named Einstein.... [more]

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New Technologies in Developing Societies: From Theory to Practice

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New Technologies in Developing Societies: From Theory to Practice

Levi Obijiofor

Development studies; Society & Social Sciences; Impact of science & technology on society

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New technologies may have transformed human societies, but not much has been written on how they are impacting people in Africa... [more]

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Talking to Robots: A Brief Guide to Our Human-Robot Futures

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Talking to Robots: A Brief Guide to Our Human-Robot Futures

David Ewing Duncan

Impact of science & technology on society; Popular science; Robotics

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Award-winning journalist David Ewing Duncan considers twenty-four visions of possible human-robot futures - incredible scenarios... [more]

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Now You're Talking: Human Conversation from the Neanderthals to Artificial Intelligence

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Now You're Talking: Human Conversation from the Neanderthals to Artificial...

Trevor Cox

Language: history & general works; Mathematics & Sciences; Impact of science & technology on society; History of science; Popular science; Human biology

Paperback

`A lively, intelligent and persuasive history of speech...<br /><br />Expertly... [more]

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Who's Afraid of AI?

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Who's Afraid of AI?

Thomas Ramge

Impact of science & technology on society

Paperback

Originally published in Germany as Mensch und Maschine by Philipp Reclam jun. Verlag GmbH & Co., KG in 2018 --Title page verso.... [more]

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The AI Does Not Hate You: Superintelligence, Rationality and the Race to Save the World

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The AI Does Not Hate You: Superintelligence, Rationality and the Race to...

Tom Chivers

Social forecasting, future studies; Impact of science & technology on society; Artificial intelligence

Paperback

A Jon Ronson-esque deep-dive into the weird and wonderful world of Artificial Intelligence [more]

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Make, Think, Imagine: Engineering the Future of Civilisation

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Make, Think, Imagine: Engineering the Future of Civilisation

John Browne

Society & culture: general; Mathematics & Sciences; Impact of science & technology on society

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'An ode to the ways in which engineering has improved human civilisation' John Hennessy, Chairman, Alphabet 'A blueprint... [more]

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Webtopia: The world wide wreck of tech and how to make the net work

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Webtopia: The world wide wreck of tech and how to make the net work

Peter Lewis

Impact of science & technology on society; Ethical & social aspects of computing

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The web was supposed to transform our world. So why are things so messed... [more]

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All the Ghosts in the Machine: Illusions of Immortality in the Digital Age

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All the Ghosts in the Machine: Illusions of Immortality in the Digital Age...

Elaine Kasket

Impact of science & technology on society; Popular science; Coping with death & bereavement; Popular psychology

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A fascinating and thought-provoking journey into the problematic world of our digital afterlife. [more]

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Tim Cook: The Genius Who Took Apple to the Next Level

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Tim Cook: The Genius Who Took Apple to the Next Level

Leander Kahney

Biography; Biography: business & industry; Business strategy; Management: leadership & motivation; Information technology industries; Impact of science & technology on society

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In 2011, Tim Cook took on an impossible task - following in the footsteps of one of history's greatest business visionaries,... [more]

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Novacene: The Coming Age of Hyperintelligence

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Novacene: The Coming Age of Hyperintelligence

James Lovelock

Social forecasting, future studies; Mathematics & Sciences; Impact of science & technology on society; Ecological science, the Biosphere; Environmentalist thought & ideology; Artificial intelligence

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The originator of the Gaia theory offers the vision of a future epoch in which humans and artificial intelligence together... [more]

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Hello World: How  to be Human in the Age of the Machine

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Hello World: How to be Human in the Age of the Machine

Hannah Fry

Popular culture; Mathematics & Sciences; Impact of science & technology on society; Popular science; Algorithms & data structures; Privacy & data protection

Paperback

`One of the best books yet written on data and algorithms.<br /><br />A... [more]

$19.99

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The Age of Living Machines: How Biology Will Build the Next Technology Revolution

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The Age of Living Machines: How Biology Will Build the Next Technology Revolution...

Susan Hockfield

Mathematics & Sciences; Impact of science & technology on society; Biotechnology

Hardback

From the former president of MIT, the story of the next technology revolution, and how it will change our lives. [more]

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Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men

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Invisible Women: Exposing Data Bias in a World Designed for Men

Caroline Criado Perez

Society & Social Sciences; Feminism & feminist theory; Ethical issues: scientific & technological developments; Gender studies: women; Press & journalism; Impact of science & technology on society

Paperback

She exposes the gender data gap - a gap in our knowledge that is at the root of perpetual, systemic discrimination against... [more]

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Screen Culture: A Global History

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Screen Culture: A Global History

Richard Butsch

Film theory & criticism; Society & Social Sciences; Media studies; Impact of science & technology on society

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Richard Butsch's expansive historical synthesis integrates social, economic, and political history to offer a comprehensive... [more]

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Digital Minimalism: On Living Better with Less Technology

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Digital Minimalism: On Living Better with Less Technology

Cal Newport

Society & Social Sciences; Impact of science & technology on society; Digital lifestyle; Self-help & personal development

Paperback

Most of us know that addiction to digital tools is costing us both productivity and peace. But giving them up completely isn't... [more]

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Merchants of Truth: Inside the News Revolution

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Merchants of Truth: Inside the News Revolution

Jill Abramson

Society & Social Sciences; Media studies; Business competition; Press & journalism; Impact of science & technology on society

Paperback

Merchants of Truth by Jill Abramson, former editor of The New York Times, is the gripping and definitive in-the-room account... [more]

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Ten Women Who Changed Science, and the World

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Ten Women Who Changed Science, and the World

Catherine Whitlock, Rhodri Evans

Mathematics & Sciences; Impact of science & technology on society; History of science; Popular science

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The moving stories of ten remarkable women who transformed science, and changed the world. [more]

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The Synthetic Age: Outdesigning Evolution, Resurrecting Species, and Reengineering Our World

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The Synthetic Age: Outdesigning Evolution, Resurrecting Species, and Reengineering...

Christopher J. Preston (Professor, University of Montana)

Mathematics & Sciences; Impact of science & technology on society; Evolution

Paperback

Imagining a future in which humans fundamentally reshape the natural world using nanotechnology, synthetic biology, de-extinction,... [more]

$34.99

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Whiplash: How to Survive Our Faster Future

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Whiplash: How to Survive Our Faster Future

Joi Ito, Jeff Howe

Society & culture: general; Business & Economics; Business strategy; Management & management techniques; Information technology industries; Impact of science & technology on society

Paperback

This brilliant and provocative (Walter Isaacson) guide shares nine principles to adapt and survive the technological changes... [more]

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The Globotics Upheaval: Globalisation, Robotics and the Future of Work

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The Globotics Upheaval: Globalisation, Robotics and the Future of Work

Richard Baldwin

Globalization; Sociology: work & labour; Business & Economics; Impact of science & technology on society

Paperback

The Rise of the Robots for the masses. How to survive in a world of virtual globalisation. [more]

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Elements of a Philosophy of Technology: On the Evolutionary History of Culture

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Elements of a Philosophy of Technology: On the Evolutionary History of Culture...

Ernst Kapp

Mathematics & Sciences; Impact of science & technology on society

Paperback

Translation of: Grundlinien einer Philosophie der Technik. [more]

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Turning the Tide on Plastic: How Humanity (And You) Can Make Our Globe Clean Again

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Turning the Tide on Plastic: How Humanity (And You) Can Make Our Globe Clean...

Lucy Siegle

Mathematics & Sciences; Impact of science & technology on society; Waste management; Pollution & threats to the environment; Pollution control; Self-sufficiency

Paperback

An accessible, practical and ultimately inspiring book that not only serves as a much-needed call to arms to end the plastic... [more]

$22.99

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Spending Time: The Most Valuable Resource

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Spending Time: The Most Valuable Resource

Daniel S. Hamermesh (Sue Killam Professor in the Foundations of Economics, Sue Killam Professor in the Foundations of Economics, University of Texas at Austin)

Society & culture: general; Sociology; Social & cultural anthropology; Business & Economics; Behavioural economics; Impact of science & technology on society

Hardback

Time is the ultimate scarce resource and thus quintessentially a topic for economics, the study of scarcity. Starting with... [more]

$38.95

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