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To Save Everything, Click Here

The Folly of Technological Solutionism

by Evgeny Morozov

Hardcover, 415 pages, Perseus Books Group, $28.99, published March 5 2013 | purchase
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  • The Folly of Technological Solutionism
  • Evgeny Morozov

Arguing that technology is changing the way we understand human society, the award-winning author of The Net Delusion discusses how the disciplines of politics, culture, public debate, morality and humanism will be affected when we delegate much of the responsibility for them to technology.

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Big Data

Big Data

A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think

by Viktor Mayer-Schonberger and Kenneth Cukier

Hardcover, 242 pages, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $27, published March 5 2013 | purchase
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  • A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think
  • Viktor Mayer-Schonberger and Kenneth Cukier

This revelatory exploration of big data, which refers to our newfound ability to crunch vast amounts of information, analyze it instantly and draw profound and surprising conclusions from it, discusses how it will change our lives and what we can do to protect ourselves from its hazards.

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Present Shock

Present Shock

When Everything Happens Now

by Douglas Rushkoff

Hardcover, 296 pages, Penguin Group USA, $26.95, published March 21 2013 | purchase
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  • Present Shock
  • When Everything Happens Now
  • Douglas Rushkoff

The author of Life, Inc. examines the pros and cons of today's digitally driven, real-time world, explaining how to safeguard against the vulnerabilities of instant-experience media while maximizing its benefits.

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Spam

Spam

A Shadow History of the Internet

by Finn Brunton

Hardcover, 270 pages, Mit Pr, $27.95, published March 29 2013 | purchase
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  • A Shadow History of the Internet
  • Finn Brunton

Spam emails — those commonplace nuisances in inboxes around the world — are a surprisingly complex phenomenon, part of a global criminal infrastructure in which we are all, unwittingly, entangled.

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The Savior Generals

The Savior Generals

How Five Great Commanders Saved Wars That Were Lost-From Ancient Greece to Iraq

by Victor Davis Hanson

Hardcover, 305 pages, St Martins Pr, $28, published May 14 2013 | purchase
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  • The Savior Generals
  • How Five Great Commanders Saved Wars That Were Lost-From Ancient Greece to Iraq
  • Victor Davis Hanson

Traces the stories of Themistocles, Belisarius, William Tecumseh Sherman, Matthew Ridgway, and David Petraeus, evaluating their pivotal military roles and the controversies that marked their careers.

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Cows Save the Planet

Cows Save the Planet

And Other Improbable Ways of Restoring Soil to Heal the Earth

by Judith D. Schwartz and Gretel Ehrlich

Paperback, 220 pages, Chelsea Green Pub Co, $17.95, published May 20 2013 | purchase
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  • Cows Save the Planet
  • And Other Improbable Ways of Restoring Soil to Heal the Earth
  • Judith D. Schwartz and Gretel Ehrlich

This book explains the role of soil in ecology and the economy, and reveals how treating soil in an environmentally sensitive way can bring about positive changes with respect to climate change, biodiversity loss, obesity, and other crises.

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Twinkie, Deconstructed

Twinkie, Deconstructed

My Journey to Discover How the Ingredients Found in Processed Foods Are Grown, Mined (Yes, Mined), and Manipulated into What into What America Eats

by Steve Ettlinger

Paperback, 282 pages, Penguin Group USA, $16, published February 26 2008 | purchase
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  • My Journey to Discover How the Ingredients Found in Processed Foods Are Grown, Mined (Yes, Mined), and Manipulated into What into What America Eats
  • Steve Ettlinger

Ettlinger spent five years investigating the sources of processed food ingredients. He reveals the unexpected ways in which chemicals and other non-food raw materials are manufactured into common brand consumables.

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Smart Cities

Smart Cities

Big Data, Civic Hackers, and the Quest for a New Utopia

by Anthony Townsend

Hardcover, 400 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, $28.95, published October 7 2013 | purchase
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  • Big Data, Civic Hackers, and the Quest for a New Utopia
  • Anthony Townsend

Urbanist and technology expert Anthony Townsend takes a broad, historical look at the forces that have shaped the planning and design of cities and information technologies.

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Rewire

Rewire

Digital Cosmopolitans in the Age of Connection

by Ethan Zuckerman

Hardcover, 312 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, $26.95, published June 17 2013 | purchase
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  • Digital Cosmopolitans in the Age of Connection
  • Ethan Zuckerman

Discusses the challenges that still need to be met to achieve a truly online global experience, including needed advances in language translation and cross-cultural inspiration which will lead to increased connectivity between people.

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The Internet Police

The Internet Police

How Crime Went Online-and the Cops Followed

by Nate Anderson

Hardcover, 300 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, $26.95, published August 19 2013 | purchase
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  • The Internet Police
  • How Crime Went Online-and the Cops Followed
  • Nate Anderson

Nate Anderson describes how authorities in Australia, Belgium, Ukraine and the United States combined forces to respond to a child pornography ring, and how other criminal sting operations have been policed and patrolled online.

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Steve Jobs

Steve Jobs

A Biography

by Walter Isaacson

Paperback, 631 pages, Simon & Schuster, $20, published September 10 2013 | purchase
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  • A Biography
  • Walter Isaacson

Walter Isaacson delves into the computer visionary's personal life and professional legacy — from learning the art of good craftsmanship as a kid to becoming a notoriously demanding boss to fighting the cancer that eventually killed him.NPR Bestseller

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Average Is over

Average Is Over

Powering America Beyond the Age of the Great Stagnation

by Tyler Cowen

Hardcover, 290 pages, Penguin Group USA, $26.95, published September 12 2013 | purchase
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  • Average Is Over
  • Powering America Beyond the Age of the Great Stagnation
  • Tyler Cowen

Describes the post-recession job market that is erasing the middle range, leaving only high-earning jobs that utilize machine intelligence and data analysis and low-earning jobs for those who are not learning and adopting the new technologies.

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On the Map

On The Map

A Mind-Expanding Exploration Of The Way The World Looks

by Simon Garfield

Hardcover, 464 pages, Gotham, $27.50, published December 27 2012 | purchase
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  • On The Map
  • A Mind-Expanding Exploration Of The Way The World Looks
  • Simon Garfield

Journalist Simon Garfield takes us from the earliest maps — scratchings on rocks dating back over 10,000 years — through medieval European maps — with Jerusalem always in the middle — right up to the maps that guide us with voices from our smartphones and GPS trackers. All the while, he examines the pivotal relationship between mapping and civilization, demonstrating the unique ways that maps relate and realign history.

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Anything That Moves

Anything That Moves

Renegade Chefs, Fearless Eaters, and the Making of a New American Food Culture

by Dana Goodyear

Hardcover, 336 pages, Penguin Group USA, $27.95, published November 14 2013 | purchase
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  • Renegade Chefs, Fearless Eaters, and the Making of a New American Food Culture
  • Dana Goodyear

A New Yorker staff writer presents a narrative assessment of the American food world's extremes that considers how new animals, animal parts and trend ingredients are reshaping what we eat. Anything That Moves shares behind-the-scenes revelations about an intricate network of scavengers, dealers and pitchmen who are introducing exotic elements into the culinary marketplace.

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