The author examines the impact of technology on our lives through the story of Utah college student Reggie Shaw, who killed two scientists while texting and driving.
A definitive account of the tragedy that gripped the nation — and resulted in the most firefighter deaths since 9/11 — tells the full story of what happened on Arizona's Granite Mountain on June 30, 2013, where 19 wildland firefighters, while fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire, lost their lives.
An award-winning environmentalist discusses what is being done to keep the world's population fed, from family farms to corporate cowboys investing in the Ukraine and a Canadian aquaculturist who incorporates the traditions of ancient China.
Advocates for the use of video games to revolutionize learning and highlights visionaries who have created a video game version of Thoreau's "Walden Pond" and had their students create an opera in Minecraft.
Examining the history behind the infamous War of the Worlds radio drama, the author draws upon the hundreds of letters sent directly to Orson Welles after the broadcast, revealing its true aftermath.
The co-founder of the Stationery Club and the Boring Conference presents an entertaining history of the office supplies that everyone takes for granted, shining a light on the invention of pencils, highlighters and paperclips and the fascinating people behind the objects.
Combining sage advice from Ovid and Mary Oliver with practical descriptions of tools and varieties of wood, the author, who quit her desk job to become a carpenter, shares the joys and frustrations of learning to make things by hand in an occupation that is 99 percent male.
Jim Dwyer traces the efforts of four NYU undergraduates to create a privacy-protecting social networking site, an effort that culminated in interpersonal disputes and the suicide of one of the four founders.
Investigates how the Pentagon, NSA and other government agencies are working with corporations in anticipation of cyberspace warfare against enemy targets. By the award-winning author of The Watchers. 20,000 first printing.
A report on the state of copyright and creative success in the digital age considers the challenges being faced by small artists and posed by large corporations, exploring today's pitfalls and opportunities to reveal evolving internet business models. 20,000 first printing.
The creator of the WNYC podcast The Sporkful and host of the Cooking Channel web series You're Eating It Wrong presents a photo-augmented collection of humorous—and scientific—essays on cooking, eating and loving food with all one's heart.
A revelatory history of the people who created the computer and the internet discusses the process through which innovation happens in the modern world, citing the pivotal contributions of such figures as programming pioneer Ada Lovelace.