• Fundamentals of Database Systems
    Fundamentals of Database Systems
    ISBN: 9781292025605
    Title: Fundamentals of Database Systems
    Author: ELMASRI RAMEZ & NAVATHE SHAMKANT


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $175.00
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  • Future Crimes
    Future Crimes
    ISBN: 9780552170802
    Title: Future Crimes
    Author: GOODMAN MARC

    * THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER *


    Technological advances have benefited our world in immeasurable ways, but there is an ominous flipside. Criminals are often the earliest, and most innovative, adopters of technology and modern times have led to modern crimes. Today's criminals are stealing identities, draining online bank-accounts and wiping out computer servers. It's disturbingly easy to activate baby cam monitors to spy on families, pacemakers can be hacked to deliver a lethal jolt, and thieves are analyzing your social media in order to determine the best time for a home invasion.


    Meanwhile, 3D printers produce AK-47s, terrorists can download the recipe for the Ebola virus, and drug cartels are building drones. This is just the beginning of the tsunami of technological threats coming our way. In Future Crimes, Marc Goodman rips open his database of hundreds of real cases to give us front-row access to these impending perils. Reading like a sci-fi thriller, but based in startling fact, Goodman raises tough questions about the expanding role of technology in our lives. Future Crimes is a call to action for better security measures worldwide, but most importantly, will empower readers to protect themselves against these looming technological threats - before it's too late.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00
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  • Future Crimes: Everything Is Connected, Everyone Is Vulnerable & What We can do About It
    Future Crimes: Everything Is Connected, Everyone Is Vulnerable & What We can do About It
    ISBN: 9780593073667
    Title: Future Crimes: Everything Is Connected, Everyone Is Vulnerable & What We can do About It
    Author: GOODMAN MARC

    Technological advances have benefited our world in immeasurable ways, but there is an ominous flipside. Criminals are often the earliest, and most innovative, adopters of technology and modern times have lead to modern crimes. Today's criminals are stealing identities, draining online bank-accounts and wiping out computer servers. Marc Goodman rips opens his database of hundreds of real cases to give us front-row access to these impending perils. Reading like a sci-fi thriller, but based in startling fact, Goodman raises tough questions about the expanding role of technology in our lives.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Future Histories: What Ada Lovelace, Tom Paine, & the Paris Commune Can Teach Us about Digital Technology
    Future Histories: What Ada Lovelace, Tom Paine, & the Paris Commune Can Teach Us about Digital Technology
    ISBN: 9781788734301
    Title: Future Histories: What Ada Lovelace, Tom Paine, & the Paris Commune Can Teach Us about Digital Technology
    Author: O'SHEA LIZZIE

    A highly engaging tour through progressive history in the service of emancipating our digital tomorrow.

    When we talk about technology we always talk about tomorrow and the future -- which makes it hard to figure out how to even get there. In Future Histories, public interest lawyer and digital specialist Lizzie O'Shea argues that we need to stop looking forward and start looking backwards. Weaving together histories of computing and progressive social movements with modern theories of the mind, society, and self, O'Shea constructs a "usable past" that can help us determine our digital future.

    What, she asks, can the Paris Commune tell us about earlier experiments in sharing resources--like the Internet--in common? How can Frantz Fanon's theories of anti colonial self-determination help us build digital world in which everyone can participate equally? Can debates over equal digital access be helped by American revolutionary Tom Paine's theories of democratic, economic redistribution? What can indigenous land struggles teach us about stewarding our digital climate? And, how is Elon Musk not a future visionary but a steampunk throwback to Victorian-era technological utopians?

    In engaging, sparkling prose, O'Shea shows us how very human our understanding of technology is, and how when we draw on the resources of the past, we can see the potential for struggle, for liberation, for art and poetry in our technological present. Future Histories is for all of us--makers, coders, hacktivists, Facebook-users, self-styled Luddites--who find ourselves in a brave new world.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $43.00

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  • Future of the Professions How Technology Will Transform the Work of Human Experts
    Future of the Professions How Technology Will Transform the Work of Human Experts
    ISBN: 9780198713395
    Title: Future of the Professions How Technology Will Transform the Work of Human Experts
    Author: SUSSKIND RICHARD; SUSSKIND DANIEL

    This book predicts the decline of today's professions and describes the people and systems that will replace them. In an Internet society, according to Richard Susskind and Daniel Susskind, we will neither need nor want doctors, teachers, accountants, architects, the clergy, consultants, lawyers, and many others, to work as they did in the 20th century.
    The Future of the Professions explains how 'increasingly capable systems' -- from telepresence to artificial intelligence -- will bring fundamental change in the way that the 'practical expertise' of specialists is made available in society.
    The authors challenge the 'grand bargain' -- the arrangement that grants various monopolies to today's professionals. They argue that our current professions are antiquated, opaque and no longer affordable, and that the expertise of their best is enjoyed only by a few. In their place, they propose six new models for producing and distributing expertise in society.
    The book raises important practical and moral questions. In an era when machines can out-perform human beings at most tasks, what are the prospects for employment, who should own and control online expertise, and what tasks should be reserved exclusively for people?
    Based on the authors' in-depth research of more than ten professions, and illustrated by numerous examples from each, this is the first book to assess and question the relevance of the professions in the 21st century.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $47.00
    $47.00
  • Future of Violence: Robots & Germs, Hackers & Drones
    Future of Violence: Robots & Germs, Hackers & Drones
    ISBN: 9780465089741
    Title: Future of Violence: Robots & Germs, Hackers & Drones
    Author: WITTES BENJAMIN & BLUM GABRIELLA

    From drone warfare in the Middle East to digital spying by the National Security Agency, the U.S. government has harnessed the power of cutting-edge technology to awesome effect. But what happens when ordinary people have the same tools at their fingertips? Advances in cybertechnology, biotechnology, and robotics mean that more people than ever before have access to potentially dangerous technologies--from drones to computer networks and biological agents--which could be used to attack states and private citizens alike. In "The Future of Violence," law and security experts Benjamin Wittes and Gabriella Blum detail the myriad possibilities, challenges, and enormous risks present in the modern world, and argue that if our national governments can no longer adequately protect us from harm, they will lose their legitimacy. Consequently, governments, companies, and citizens must rethink their security efforts to protect lives and liberty. In this brave new world where many little brothers are as menacing as any Big Brother, safeguarding our liberty and privacy may require strong domestic and international surveillance and regulatory controls. Maintaining security in this world where anyone can attack anyone requires a global perspective, with more multinational forces and greater action to protect (and protect against) weaker states who do not yet have the capability to police their own people. Drawing on political thinkers from Thomas Hobbes to the Founders and beyond, Wittes and Blum show that, despite recent protestations to the contrary, security and liberty are mutually supportive, and that we must embrace one to ensure the other. "The Future of Violence" is at once an introduction to our emerging world--one in which students can print guns with 3-D printers and scientists' manipulations of viruses can be recreated and unleashed by ordinary people--and an authoritative blueprint for how government must adapt in order to survive and protect us.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $58.00
    $58.00
  • Future Politics: Living Together in a World Transformed by Tech
    Future Politics: Living Together in a World Transformed by Tech
    ISBN: 9780198825616
    Title: Future Politics: Living Together in a World Transformed by Tech
    Author: SUSSKIND JAMIE

    Future Politics confronts one of the most important questions of our time: how will digital technology transform politics and society? The great political debate of the last century was about how much of our collective life should be determined by the state and what should be left to the market and civil society. In the future, the question will be how far our lives should be directed and controlled by powerful digital systems - and on what terms?Jamie Susskind argues that rapid and relentless innovation in a range of technologies - from artificial intelligence to virtual reality - will transform the way we live together. Calling for a fundamental change in the way we think about politics, he describes a world in which certain technologies and platforms, and those who control them, come to hold great power over us. Some will gather data about our lives, causing us to avoid conduct perceived as shameful, sinful, or wrong. Others willfilter our perception of the world, choosing what we know, shaping what we think, affecting how we feel, and guiding how we act. Still others will force us to behave certain ways, like self-driving cars that refuse to drive over the speed limit.Those who control these technologies - usually big tech firms and the state - will increasingly control us. They will set the limits of our liberty, decreeing what we may do and what is forbidden. Their algorithms will resolve vital questions of social justice, allocating social goods and sorting us into hierarchies of status and esteem. They will decide the future of democracy, causing it to flourish or decay.A groundbreaking work of political analysis, Future Politics challenges readers to rethink what it means to be free or equal, what it means to have power or property, what it means for a political system to be just or democratic, and proposes ways in which we can - and must - regain control.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $51.00
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  • Gamers at Work Leaders in the Game Industry Share Lessons & Observations
    Gamers at Work Leaders in the Game Industry Share Lessons & Observations
    ISBN: 9781430233510
    Title: Gamers at Work Leaders in the Game Industry Share Lessons & Observations
    Author: RAMSAY MORGAN

    For nearly four decades, video games have captured the imagination and drawn the ire of people everywhere. But the vicious truth of this booming industry is easily forgotten: failure is tradition. In this groundbreaking anthology, successful founders of entertainment software companies reflect on the challenges and how they survived.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Games, Game Design, Game Studies: an Introduction
    Games, Game Design, Game Studies: an Introduction
    ISBN: 9783837629835
    Title: Games, Game Design, Game Studies: an Introduction
    Author: FREYERMUTH GUNDOLF S

    How did games rise to become the central audio-visual form of expression and storytelling in digital culture? How did the practices of their artistic production come into being? How did the academic analysis of the new medium's social effects and cultural meaning develop? Addressing these fundamental questions and aspects of digital game culture in a holistic way for the first time, Gundolf S Freyermuths introduction outlines the media-historical development phases of analogue and digital games, the history and artistic practices of game design, as well as the history, academic approaches, and most important research topics of game studies.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $46.00
    $46.00
  • Geek Girl Rising: Inside the Sisterhood Shaking up Tech
    Geek Girl Rising: Inside the Sisterhood Shaking up Tech
    ISBN: 9781250182005
    Title: Geek Girl Rising: Inside the Sisterhood Shaking up Tech
    Author: CABOT HEATHER & WALRAVENS SAMANTHA


    Geek Girl Rising invites women everywhere to join the digital revolution and create the future

    "I don't know much about tech, but I do know that these pioneer women are pretty dope. Geek Girl Rising gives a much needed voice to the fearless women paving an important path in the tech world, while forming a lasting sisterhood along the way." - Kelly Ripa


    Meet the women who aren't asking permission from Silicon Valley to chase their dreams. They are going for it--building cutting-edge tech startups, investing in each other's ventures, crushing male hacker stereotypes and rallying the next generation of women in tech. With a nod to tech trailblazers like Sheryl Sandberg and Marissa Mayer, Geek Girl Rising introduces readers to the fearless female founders, technologists, and innovators fighting at a grassroots level for an ownership stake in the revolution that's changing the way we live, work and connect. Readers will meet Debbie Sterling, inventor of GoldieBlox, the first engineering toy for girls, which topples the notion that only boys can build; peek inside the glamorous world of YouTube pioneer Michelle Phan; and tour the headquarters of The Muse, the hottest career site for millennials, led by intrepid co-founder and CEO, Kathryn Minshew. Amid the rising chorus of women speaking out against sexism in technology, media, entertainment and politics, Geek Girl Rising's message of female solidarity and empowerment is more urgent than ever. Now in paperback, with a new afterword that takes readers inside 2017's national conversation on sexual harassment, the #MeToo movement, and what's ahead for women in tech.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
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  • Geek Girl: Rising Inside the Sisterhood Shaking Up Tech
    Geek Girl: Rising Inside the Sisterhood Shaking Up Tech
    ISBN: 9781250112262
    Title: Geek Girl: Rising Inside the Sisterhood Shaking Up Tech
    Author: CABOT HEATHER & PARENT SAMANTHA


    "I don't know much about tech, but I do know that these pioneer women are pretty dope. Geek Girl Rising gives a much needed voice to the fearless women paving an important path in the tech world, while forming a lasting sisterhood along the way." - Kelly Ripa


    Meet the women who aren't asking permission from Silicon Valley to chase their dreams. They are going for it--building cutting-edge tech startups, investing in each other's ventures, crushing male hacker stereotypes, and rallying the next generation of women in tech. With a nod to tech trailblazers like Sheryl Sandberg and Marissa Mayer, Geek Girl Rising introduces readers to the fearless female founders, technologists, and innovators fighting at a grassroots level for an ownership stake in the revolution that's changing the way we live, work, and connect. Readers will meet Debbie Sterling, inventor of GoldieBlox, the first engineering toy for girls, which topples the notion that only boys can build; peek inside YouTube sensation Michelle Phan's ipsy studios, where she is grooming the next generation of digital video stars while leading her own mega e-commerce beauty business; and tour the headquarters of The Muse, the hottest career site for millennials, and meet its intrepid CEO, Kathryn Minshew, who stared down sexism while raising millions of dollars to fund the company she co-founded. These women are the rebels proving that a female point of view matters in the age of technology and can rock big returns if you have a big idea and the passion to build it.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
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  • Geek Sublime: Writing Fiction Coding Software
    Geek Sublime: Writing Fiction Coding Software
    ISBN: 9780571310302
    Title: Geek Sublime: Writing Fiction Coding Software
    Author: CHANDRA VIKRAM

    A great novelist on his twin obsessions: writing and coding. What is the relationship between the two? Is there such a thing as the sublime in code? Can we ascribe beauty to the craft of coding? Vikram Chandra is the award-winning author of two acclaimed novels and a collection of short stories - and has been a computer programmer for almost as long as he has been a writer. In his extraordinary new book he looks at the connection between these two worlds of art and technology. Coders are obsessed with elegance and style, just as writers are, but do the words mean the same thing to both? And is it a coincidence that Chandra is drawn to two seemingly opposing ways of thinking?Exploring these questions, Chandra creates an idiosyncratic history of coding - exploring such varied topics as logic gates and literary modernism, the male machismo of geeks, the striking presence of an 'Indian Mafia' in Silicon Valley, and the writings of Abhinavagupta, the 10th - 11th century Kashmiri thinker. Part technology story and part memoir, Geek Sublime is a book of sweeping ideas. It is a heady and utterly original work.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $35.00
    $35.00
  • Generation Robot: A Century of Science Fiction, Fact, & Speculation
    Generation Robot: A Century of Science Fiction, Fact, & Speculation
    ISBN: 9781510723108
    Title: Generation Robot: A Century of Science Fiction, Fact, & Speculation
    Author: FAVRO TERRI


    Generation Robot covers a century of science fiction, fact and, speculation―from the 1950 publication of Isaac Asimov's seminal robot masterpiece, I, Robot, to the 2050 Singularity when artificial and human intelligence are predicted to merge. Beginning with a childhood informed by pop-culture robots in movies, in comic books, and on TV in the 1960s to adulthood where the possibilities of self-driving cars and virtual reality are daily conversation, Terri Favro offers a unique perspective on how our relationship with robotics and futuristic technologies has shifted over time. Peppered with pop-culture fun-facts about Superman's kryptonite, the human-machine relationships in the cult TV show Firefly, and the sexual and moral implications of the film Ex Machina, Generation Robot explores how the techno-triumphs and resulting anxieties of reality bleed into the fantasies of our collective culture.


    Clever and accessible, Generation Robot isn't just for the serious, scientific reader―it's for everyone interested in robotics and technology since their science-fiction origins. By looking back at the future she once imagined, analyzing the plugged-in present, and speculating on what is on the horizon, Terri Favro allows readers the chance to consider what was, what is, and what could be. This is a captivating book that looks at the pop-culture of our society to explain how the world works―now and tomorrow.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $48.00
    $48.00
  • Generative Design Visualize, Program, & Create With Processing
    Generative Design Visualize, Program, & Create With Processing
    ISBN: 9781616890773
    Title: Generative Design Visualize, Program, & Create With Processing
    Author: BOHNACKER HARTMUT

    Generative design is a revolutionary new method of creating artwork, models, and animations from sets of rules, or algorithms. By using accessible programming languages such as Processing, artists and designers are producing extravagant, crystalline structures that can form the basis of anything from patterned textiles and typography to lighting, scientific diagrams, sculptures, films, and even fantastical buildings. Opening with a gallery of thirty-five illustrated case studies,Generative Designtakes users through specific, practical instructions on how to create their own visual experiments by combining simple-to-use programming codes with basic design principles. A detailed handbook of advanced strategies provides visual artists with all the tools to achieve proficiency. Both a how-to manual and a showcase for recent work in this exciting new field,Generative Designis the definitive study and reference book that designers have been waiting for.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $164.00
    $164.00
  • Get Technology (Build & Become)
    Get Technology (Build & Become)
    ISBN: 9781781317488
    Title: Get Technology (Build & Become)
    Author: LYNCH GERALD

    Know technology today, to equip yourself for tomorrow.

    Using a unique, visual approach, Gerald Lynch explains the most important tech developments of the modern world - examining their impact on society and how, ultimately, we can use technology to achieve our full potential.

    From the driverless transport systems hitting our roads to the nanobots and artificial intelligence pushing human capabilities to their limits, in 20 dip-in lessons this book introduces the most exciting and important technological concepts of our age, helping you to better understand the world around you today, tomorrow and in the decades to come.

    At BUILD+BECOME we believe in building knowledge that helps you navigate your world.
    Our books help you make sense of the changing world around you by taking you from concept to real-life application through 20 accessible lessons designed to make you think.
    Create your library of knowledge. Find out about other BUILD+BECOME titles at the BUILD+BECOME Amazon store, and follow us at buildbecome.com& @buildbecome
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    Format: Hardback
    Price: $25.00
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  • Girl Online
    Girl Online
    ISBN: 9780141364155
    Title: Girl Online
    Author: SUGG ZOE "ZOELLA"

    From YouTube sensation Zoella comes a debut coming-of-age novel that perfectly captures what it means to grow up and fall in love in today's digital world. Girl Online is the first book to be published by Keywords Press, an imprint under Simon & Schuster dedicated to today's digital stars.I have this dream that, secretly, all teenage girls feel exactly like me. And maybe one day, when we realize that we all feel the same, we can all stop pretending we're something we're not. That would be awesome. But until that day, I'm going to keep it real on this blog and keep it unreal in "real" life. Penny has a secret. Under the alias GirlOnline, Penny blogs her hidden feelings about friendship, boys, high school drama, her quirky family, and the panic attacks that have begun to take over her life. When things go from bad to worse at school, her parents accept an opportunity to whisk the family away for Christmas at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. There, she meets Noah, a gorgeous, guitar-strumming American. Suddenly Penny is falling in love--and capturing every moment she spends with "Brooklyn Boy" on her blog. But Noah has a secret, too, one that threatens to ruin Penny's cover--and her closest friendship--forever. Award-winning and influential YouTube vlogger Zoe Sugg delivers a heartfelt coming-of-age novel that perfectly captures the highs and lows of first love, friendship, and growing up in the digital age.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.00
    $22.00
  • Giza Power Plant: Technologies of Ancient Egypt
    Giza Power Plant: Technologies of Ancient Egypt
    ISBN: 9781879181502
    Title: Giza Power Plant: Technologies of Ancient Egypt
    Author: DUNN CHRISTOPHER

    Christopher Dunn is a master craftsman and engineer with thirty-five years of experience. In the last twenty years, he has published a dozen magazine articles on his theories about ancient technology, including the much quoted Advanced Machining in Ancient Egypt in Analog

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $36.00
    $36.00
  • Glass Cage: How Our Computers Are Changing Us
    Glass Cage: How Our Computers Are Changing Us
    ISBN: 9780393351637
    Title: Glass Cage: How Our Computers Are Changing Us
    Author: CARR NICHOLAS


    Drawing on psychological and neurological studies that underscore how tightly people's happiness and satisfaction are tied to performing hard work in the real world, Carr reveals something we already suspect: shifting our attention to computer screens can leave us disengaged and discontented.


    From nineteenth-century textile mills to the cockpits of modern jets, from the frozen hunting grounds of Inuit tribes to the sterile landscapes of GPS maps, The Glass Cage explores the impact of automation from a deeply human perspective, examining the personal as well as the economic consequences of our growing dependence on computers.


    With a characteristic blend of history and philosophy, poetry and science, Carr takes us on a journey from the work and early theory of Adam Smith and Alfred North Whitehead to the latest research into human attention, memory, and happiness, culminating in a moving meditation on how we can use technology to expand the human experience.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Glass Cage: Where Automation Is Taking Us
    Glass Cage: Where Automation Is Taking Us
    ISBN: 9780099597452
    Title: Glass Cage: Where Automation Is Taking Us
    Author: CARR NICHOLAS

    In The Glass Cage, Pulitzer Prize nominee and bestselling author Nicholas Carr shows how the most important decisions of our lives are now being made by machines and the radical effect this is having on our ability to learn and solve problems. In May 2009 an Airbus A330 passenger jet equipped with the latest 'glass cockpit' controls plummeted 30,000 feet into the Atlantic. The reason for the crash: the autopilot had routinely switched itself off. In fact, automation is everywhere - from the thermostat in our homes and the GPS in our phones to the algorithms of High Frequency Trading and self-driving cars. We now use it to diagnose patients, educate children, evaluate criminal evidence and fight wars. But psychological studies show that we perform best when fully involved in a task, while the principle of automation - that humans are inefficient - is self-fulfilling. The glass cockpit is becoming a glass cage. In this utterly engrossing expos , bestselling writer Nicholas Carr reveals how automation is affecting our ability to solve problems, forge memories and acquire skills. Rather than rejecting technology, Carr argues that we must urgently rethink its role in our lives, using it to enhance rather than diminish the extraordinary abilities that make us human.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Globotics Upheaval: Globalisation, Robotics & the Future of Work
    Globotics Upheaval: Globalisation, Robotics & the Future of Work
    ISBN: 9781474609029
    Title: Globotics Upheaval: Globalisation, Robotics & the Future of Work
    Author: BALDWIN RICHARD


    Automation, AI and robotics are changing our lives quickly - but digital disruption goes much further than we realise. In The Globotics Upheaval, Richard Baldwin, one of the world's leading globalisation experts, explains that exponential growth in computing, transmission and storage capacities is also creating a new form of 'virtual' globalisation that could undermine the foundations of middle-class prosperity in the West.


    When technology enables talented people from around the world to be a virtual presence in any given office, the hundreds of millions of people who have hitherto been protected by their skills will no longer be quite so secure. What measures will people and governments take in response to such a tectonic economic and cultural shift?


    Looking back at previous industrial revolutions, and using modern technological developments as a lens through which to view the future, Richard Baldwin will examine these issues and more, issues which, sooner or later, will be important to each and every one of us.



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Glow Kids How Screen Addiction Is Hijacking Our Kids - & How to Break the Trance
    Glow Kids How Screen Addiction Is Hijacking Our Kids - & How to Break the Trance
    ISBN: 9781250146557
    Title: Glow Kids How Screen Addiction Is Hijacking Our Kids - & How to Break the Trance
    Author: KARDARAS NICHOLAS


    From addiction expert Dr. Nicholas Kardaras, a startling argument that technology has profoundly affected the brains of children--and not for the better.


    We've all seen them: kids hypnotically staring at glowing screens in restaurants, in playgrounds and in friends' houses--and the numbers are growing. Like a virtual scourge, the illuminated glowing faces--the Glow Kids--are multiplying. But at what cost? Is this just a harmless indulgence or fad like some sort of digital hula-hoop? Some say that glowing screens might even be good for kids--a form of interactive educational tool.


    Don't believe it.


    In Glow Kids, Dr. Nicholas Kardaras will examine how technology--more specifically, age-inappropriate screen tech, with all of its glowing ubiquity--has profoundly affected the brains of an entire generation. Brain imaging research is showing that stimulating glowing screens are as dopaminergic (dopamine activating) to the brain's pleasure center as sex. And a growing mountain of clinical research correlates screen tech with disorders like ADHD, addiction, anxiety, depression, increased aggression, and even psychosis. Most shocking of all, recent brain imaging studies conclusively show that excessive screen exposure can neurologically damage a young person's developing brain in the same way that cocaine addiction can.


    Kardaras will dive into the sociological, psychological, cultural, and economic factors involved in the global tech epidemic with one major goal: to explore the effect all of our wonderful shiny new technology is having on kids. Glow Kids also includes an opt-out letter and a "quiz" for parents in the back of the book.



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Golden Rules of Blogging the Do's and Don'ts Every Blogger Needs to Know
    Golden Rules of Blogging the Do's and Don'ts Every Blogger Needs to Know
    ISBN: 9781781572399
    Title: Golden Rules of Blogging the Do's and Don'ts Every Blogger Needs to Know
    Author: HOUGHTON ROBIN

    Do you really need to post every day to make your blog a success? Is it true you should never steal stuff? Can anyone make money from a blog? Blogging hasnt been around for ever, and yet any blogger will tell you there are rules what to do, what not to do, the facts. But where did they come from? And should we be breaking them? Designed for bloggers of all levels of experience, this book takes a hard look at twenty-eight of the blogospheres golden rules and shows you when, why and how to break them. Illustrated with real-life Blogger Stories and examples plus Expert Comments from those whove learned the hard way, The Golden Rules of Blogging (and When to Break Them) will give you a fresh perspective on blogging. Out with the rules? You decide!

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $26.00
    $26.00
  • Good Disruption: Redefining Growth in the Twenty-first Century
    Good Disruption: Redefining Growth in the Twenty-first Century
    ISBN: 9781472939784
    Title: Good Disruption: Redefining Growth in the Twenty-first Century
    Author: STUCHTEY, ENKVIST & ZUMWINKEL

    Disruptive technology is one of the defining economic trends of our age, transforming one major industry after another. But what is the true impact of such disruption on the world's economies, and does it really have the potential to solve global problems such as low growth, inequality and environmental degradation? The provocative answer is that such disruption could indeed solve many of these issues, but that it won't... at least, not on its current trajectory.A Good Disruption highlights some of the huge costs that are at stake, and argues that managing such disruption will be the defining business challenge of the next decade. In order for us to meet that challenge, the book sets out a bold and inspirational vision for a more robust and sustainable economic model.Rich in relevant case studies, and incorporating industry examples from around the world, A Good Disruption accomplishes the remarkable feat of synthesizing key contemporary trends into a coherent world view of how to seize the potential of our collective futures. This is essential reading for policy makers, politicians, business executives and social scientists, as well as anyone who wants a deeper understanding of the impact of disruptive technology and how it can be transformed into a major force for the global good.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • Goodbye Islave: a Manifesto for Digital Abolition
    Goodbye Islave: a Manifesto for Digital Abolition
    ISBN: 9780252082122
    Title: Goodbye Islave: a Manifesto for Digital Abolition
    Author: QIU JACK LINCHUAN

    Welcome to a brave new world of capitalism propelled by high tech, guarded by enterprising authority, and carried forward by millions of laborers being robbed of their souls. Gathered into mammoth factory complexes and terrified into obedience, these workers feed the world's addiction to iPhones and other commodities--a generation of iSlaves trapped in a global economic system that relies upon and studiously ignores their oppression. Focusing on the alliance between Apple and the notorious Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn, Jack Linchuan Qiu examines how corporations and governments everywhere collude to build systems of domination, exploitation, and alienation. His interviews, news analysis, and first-hand observation show the circumstances faced by Foxconn workers--circumstances with vivid parallels in the Atlantic slave trade. Qiu also shows how the fanatic consumption of digital media also creates compulsive free labor that constitutes a form of bondage for the user. Arguing as a digital abolitionist, Qiu draws inspiration from transborder activist groups and forms of grassroots resistance to make a passionate plea aimed at uniting--and liberating--the forgotten workers who make our twenty-first-century lives possible.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $57.00
    $57.00
  • Google Guys: Inside the Brilliant Minds of Google Founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin
    Google Guys: Inside the Brilliant Minds of Google Founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin
    ISBN: 9781591844129
    Title: Google Guys: Inside the Brilliant Minds of Google Founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin
    Author: BRANDT RICHARD L


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
    $26.00
  • Google Sketchup 7 for Dummies
    Google Sketchup 7 for Dummies
    ISBN: 9780470277393
    Title: Google Sketchup 7 for Dummies
    Author: CHOPRA AIDAN

    Google SketchUp is the exciting free software package that makes 3D available to everybody. Whether you need to build 3D models for work, or you've just always wanted to explore 3D modeling, Google SketchUp was made for you. Still, it does take a bit of understanding to get started, so turn to "Google SketchUp 7 For Dummies."

    In classic "For Dummies" tradition, "Google SketchUp 7 For Dummies" gets right to the point so you can start creating 3D models right away. You'll learn to: Set up SketchUp, learn about edges and faces, use inferences and guides, and build your first modelEstablish a basic end-to-end workflow for creating and sharing modelsModel non-boxy objects like terrain, characters, bottles, and spheresAdd details like stairs, gutters, and eavesSpruce up your models with styles and shadows to add effects, make objects pop, and enhance realismUse the LayOut function to draw with vector tools, add text and callouts, and print your workDesign buildings and objects, export your models to other design programs or to Google Earth, and explore 3D animation

    On the book's companion Web site, you'll also find a bonus chapter and videos demonstrating more about what you can do with Google SketchUp. "Google SketchUp 7 For Dummies" also shows you what SketchUp can and can't do, and offers tips for solving common problems. Add a new dimension to your work today

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00

    $37.00
  • Great Acceleration How the World Is Getting Faster, Faster
    Great Acceleration How the World Is Getting Faster, Faster
    ISBN: 9781408840214
    Title: Great Acceleration How the World Is Getting Faster, Faster
    Author: COLVILE ROBERT


    The Great Acceleration is an energizing account from a brilliant new writer of how our society is speeding up--and why we should embrace it.


    In this revelatory study of modern living, Robert Colvile inspects the various ways in which the pace of life in our society is increasing and examines the evolutionary science behind our rapidly accelerating need for change, as well as why it's unlikely we'll be able to slow down . . . or even want to.


    Exploring theories surrounding the effect of this speed on our minds and bodies, Colvile reveals how, contrary to gloomier predictions, living in a faster age might be beneficial for us, both physically and mentally. In addition to the universe of social media, he examines the opportunities that faster communication and operation could bring to everything from music, film, and books to transportation, politics, and government.


    Comparing developments in cities and villages, advanced economies and underdeveloped countries, East and West, The Great Acceleration explains how the positives outnumber the negatives and, if this acceleration is truly inevitable, why we should rush to embrace it.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $22.00
    $22.00
  • Hack Attack: How the Truth Caught Up With Rupert Murdoch
    Hack Attack: How the Truth Caught Up With Rupert Murdoch
    ISBN: 9780099572367
    Title: Hack Attack: How the Truth Caught Up With Rupert Murdoch
    Author: DAVIES NICK

    A SUNDAY TIMES TOP 5 BESTSELLER LONGLISTED FOR THE SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE 2014 SHORTLISTED FOR THE FT BUSINESS BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2014 SHORTLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE 2015 At first, it seemed like a small story. The royal correspondent of the News of the World was cuaght listening in on Buckingham Palace voicemails. He was quietly sent to prison and the case was closed. But Nick Davies felt sure there was a lot more going on. And he was right. Hack Attack is the definitive inside story of one of the major scandals of our age, told by the man who exposed it. Davies and a network of rebel lawyers, MPs and celebrities took on Rupert Murdoch, one of the most powerful men in the world, and in bringing him down they uncovered a world of crime and cover-up reaching from the newsroom to Scotland Yard and to Downing Street. This is the story of a network of corruption rooted deep within our society, and how it was dragged into the light. 'This has all the elements - lying, corruption, blackmail - at the highest levels of government by the biggest newspaper in London' GEORGE CLOONEY

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Hack Attack: the Inside Story of How One Journalist Exposed the World's Most Powerful Media Mogul
    Hack Attack: the Inside Story of How One Journalist Exposed the World's Most Powerful Media Mogul
    ISBN: 9780701187316
    Title: Hack Attack: the Inside Story of How One Journalist Exposed the World's Most Powerful Media Mogul
    Author: DAVIES NICK


    Since 2006, award-winning investigative journalist Nick Davies has worked tirelessly - determined, driven, brilliant - to uncover the truth about the goings on behind the scenes at the News of the World and News International. This book brings us the definitive, inside story of the whole scandal.


    In Hack Attack: The Inside Story of How One Journalist Exposed the World's Most Powerful Media Mogul, Nick Davies reveals how he worked with a network of lawyers, politicians, and celebrities to expose the facts and to stand up to Rupert Murdoch, arguably one of the most powerful men in the world; how News International attempted to protect itself with lies and threats and money; how the police and the press regulators failed; how the prime minister ended up with the wrong man inside his office. This book discloses in detail for the first time the full extent of crimes committed by the corporation and other Fleet Street papers, and probes the relationship between Murdoch and his network with government. It is also a thrilling, nail-biting account of an investigative journalist's journey, showing us how the quest unfolded, and is a shining example of the might of good journalism. This is not simply a story about journalists behaving badly, this is a story about power and truth.


    Ambitious, comprehensive, gripping, essential - Hack Attack is the definitive book about the biggest scandal of our age. There will be no other book like it.



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Hacked World Order: How Nations Fight, Trade, Maneuver, & Manipulate in a Digital Age
    Hacked World Order: How Nations Fight, Trade, Maneuver, & Manipulate in a Digital Age
    ISBN: 9781610394154
    Title: Hacked World Order: How Nations Fight, Trade, Maneuver, & Manipulate in a Digital Age
    Author: SEGAL ADAM

    For more than three hundred years, the world wrestled with conflicts that arose between nation-states. Nation-states wielded military force, financial pressure, and diplomatic persuasion to create world order. Even after the end of the Cold War, the elements comprising world order remained essentially unchanged.
         But 2012 marked a transformation in geopolitics and the tactics of both the established powers and smaller entities looking to challenge the international community. That year, the US government revealed its involvement in Operation Olympic Games, a mission aimed at disrupting the Iranian nuclear program through cyberattacks; Russia and China conducted massive cyber-espionage operations; and the world split over the governance of the Internet. Cyberspace became a battlefield.
         Cyber conflict is hard to track, often delivered by proxies, and has outcomes that are hard to gauge. It demands that the rules of engagement be completely reworked and all the old niceties of diplomacy be recast. Many of the critical resources of statecraft are now in the hands of the private sector, giant technology companies in particular. In this new world order, cybersecurity expert Adam Segal reveals, power has been well and truly hacked.
    "

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $48.00
    $48.00
  • Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: the Many Faces of Anonymous
    Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: the Many Faces of Anonymous
    ISBN: 9781781689837
    Title: Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: the Many Faces of Anonymous
    Author: COLEMAN GABRIELLA

    Here is the ultimate book on the worldwide movement of hackers, pranksters, and activists that operates under the non-name Anonymous, by the writer the "Huffington Post "says knows all of Anonymous deepest, darkest secrets.
    Half a dozen years ago, anthropologist Gabriella Coleman set out to study the rise of this global phenomenon just as some of its members were turning to political protest and dangerous disruption (before Anonymous shot to fame as a key player in the battles over WikiLeaks, the Arab Spring, and Occupy Wall Street). She ended up becoming so closely connected to Anonymous that the tricky story of her inside outside status as Anon confidante, interpreter, and erstwhile mouthpiece forms one of the themes of this witty and entirely engrossing book.
    The narrative brims with details unearthed from within a notoriously mysterious subculture, whose semi-legendary tricksters such as Topiary, tflow, Anachaos, and Sabu emerge as complex, diverse, politically and culturally sophisticated people. Propelled by years of chats and encounters with a multitude of hackers, including imprisoned activist Jeremy Hammond and the double agent who helped put him away, Hector Monsegur, "Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy" is filled with insights into the meaning of digital activism and little understood facets of culture in the Internet age, including the history of trolling, the ethics and metaphysics of hacking, and the origins and manifold meanings of the lulz.

    "From the Hardcover edition.""

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00

    $23.00
  • Hacking for Dummies
    Hacking for Dummies
    ISBN: 9781119485476
    Title: Hacking for Dummies
    Author: BEAVER KEVIN


    Stop hackers before they hack you


    In order to outsmart a would-be hacker, you need to get into the hacker's mindset. And with this book, thinking like a bad guy has never been easier. In Hacking For Dummies, expert author Kevin Beaver shares his knowledge on penetration testing, vulnerability assessments, security best practices, and every aspect of ethical hacking that is essential in order to stop a hacker in their tracks.


    Whether you're worried about your laptop, smartphone, or desktop computer being compromised, this no-nonsense book helps you learn how to recognize the vulnerabilities in your systems so you can safeguard them more diligently--with confidence and ease.

    • Get up to speed on Windows 10 hacks
    • Learn about the latest mobile computing hacks
    • Get free testing tools
    • Find out about new system updates and improvements

    There's no such thing as being too safe--and this resourceful guide helps ensure you're protected.



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $49.00
    $49.00
  • Hacking for Dummiesâ®
    Hacking for Dummiesâ®
    ISBN: 9781119154686
    Title: Hacking for Dummiesâ®
    Author: BEAVER KEVIN

    Learn to hack your own system to protect against malicious attacks from outside
    Is hacking something left up to the bad guys? Certainly not! Hacking For Dummies, 5th Edition is a fully updated resource that guides you in hacking your system to better protect your network against malicious attacks. This revised text helps you recognize any vulnerabilities that are lurking in your system, allowing you to fix them before someone else finds them. Penetration testing, vulnerability assessments, security best practices, and other aspects of ethical hacking are covered in this book, including Windows 10 hacks, Linux hacks, web application hacks, database hacks, VoIP hacks, and mobile computing hacks. Additionally, you have access to free testing tools and an appendix detailing valuable tools and resources.


    Ethical hacking entails thinking like the bad guys to identify any vulnerabilities that they might find in your system'and fixing them before they do. Also called penetration testing, ethical hacking is essential to keeping your system, and all of its data, secure. Understanding how to perform effective ethical hacking can improve the safety of your network.

    • Defend your system'and all of the data it holds'against the latest Windows 10 and Linux hacks
    • Develop an effective ethical hacking plan that keeps your system safe
    • Protect your web applications, databases, laptops, and smartphones by going beyond simple hacking strategies
    • Leverage the latest testing tools and techniques when using ethical hacking to keep your system secure

    Hacking For Dummies, 5th Edition is a fully updated resource that guides you in hacking your own system to protect it'and it will become your go-to reference when ethical hacking is on your to-do list.



    Price: $49.00
    $49.00
  • Hamlets Blackberry a Practical Philosophy
    Hamlets Blackberry a Practical Philosophy
    ISBN: 9781921640780
    Title: Hamlets Blackberry a Practical Philosophy
    Author: POWERS WILLIAM


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $36.00
    $36.00
  • Head First Html and Css
    Head First Html and Css
    ISBN: 9780596159900
    Title: Head First Html and Css
    Author: ROBSON ELIZABETH; FREEMAN ERIC

    Those travelling on the seas have always been vulnerable to the attacks of predators acting within or without the law. In the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries such assaults reached new heights as the development of trans-oceanic empires increased massively the wealth and extent of sea-borne trade, and with it the potential for prize-taking.
    &
    Pirates and Privateers focuses on the character of pirate communities in the Caribbean, the East Indies and China, and on the scale and significance of privateering operations based in the principal European maritime states. It brings together the latest work of an internationally renowned group of scholars to shed fresh light on the fascinating, frequently misunderstood subject of violence at sea in the age of sail.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $90.00
    $90.00
  • Hello World: How to Be Human in the Age of the Machine
    Hello World: How to Be Human in the Age of the Machine
    ISBN: 9781784163068
    Title: Hello World: How to Be Human in the Age of the Machine
    Author: FRY HANNAH

    'One of the best books yet written on data and algorithms. . .deserves a place on the bestseller charts.' (The Times)

    You are accused of a crime. Who would you rather determined your fate - a human or an algorithm?
    An algorithm is more consistent and less prone to error of judgement. Yet a human can look you in the eye before passing sentence.
    Welcome to the age of the algorithm, the story of a not-too-distant future where machines rule supreme, making important decisions - in healthcare, transport, finance, security, what we watch, where we go even who we send to prison. So how much should we rely on them? What kind of future do we want?

    Hannah Fry takes us on a tour of the good, the bad and the downright ugly of the algorithms that surround us. In Hello World she lifts the lid on their inner workings, demonstrates their power, exposes their limitations, and examines whether they really are an improvement on the humans they are replacing.

    A BBC RADIO 4- BOOK OF THE WEEK
    SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2018 BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE AND 2018 ROYAL SOCIETY SCIENCE BOOK PRIZE





    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Here Comes Everybody: How Change Happens When People Come Together
    Here Comes Everybody: How Change Happens When People Come Together
    ISBN: 9780141030623
    Title: Here Comes Everybody: How Change Happens When People Come Together
    Author: SHIRKY CLAY

    Shirky examines how technology is changing the way humans form groups and exist within them, and the resulting long-term economic and social effects. In this delightfully readable book, practically every page has an insight that will change the way you think about the new era of social media.""--Chris Anderson, editor-in-chief of ""Wired"" Magazine.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $31.00
    $31.00
  • How Do I Do That in Lightroom? The Quickest Ways to Do the Things You Want to Do, Right Now!
    How Do I Do That in Lightroom? The Quickest Ways to Do the Things You Want to Do, Right Now!
    ISBN: 9781937538934
    Title: How Do I Do That in Lightroom? The Quickest Ways to Do the Things You Want to Do, Right Now!
    Author: KELBY SCOTT

    Lightroom has become the photographer's tool because it just has so much power and so much depth, but because it has so much power and depth, sometimes the things you need are...well...kinda hidden or not really obvious. There will be a lot of times when you need to get something done in Lightroom, but you have no idea where Adobe hid that feature, or what the "secret handshake" is to do that thing you need now so you can get back to working on your images. That's why this book was created: to get you to the technique, the shortcut, or exactly the right setting, right now.

    Here's how it works: When you need to know how to do a particular thing, you turn to the chapter where it would be found (Print, Slideshow, Organizing, Importing, etc.), find the thing you need to do (it's easy-each page covers just one single topic), and Scott tells you exactly how to do it just like he was sitting there beside you, using the same casual style as if he were telling a friend. That way, you get back to editing your images fast.

    This isn't a book of theory, full of confusing jargon and detailed multi-step concepts. This is a book on which button to click, which setting to use, and exactly how and when to use it, so you're never "stuck" in Lightroom again. This will be your "go to" book that sits within reach any time you're working in Lightroom, and you are going to love having this type of help right at your fingertips.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $55.00

    $55.00
  • How Is the Internet Changing the Way You Think
    How Is the Internet Changing the Way You Think
    ISBN: 9780857892461
    Title: How Is the Internet Changing the Way You Think
    Author: BROCKMAN JOHN

    A lively and eclectic sequence of more than 150 concise and intellectually challenging essays in which the world's leading thinkers reflect on how the Internet has changed their modes of thought.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • How the Internet Happened; From Netscape to the iPhone
    How the Internet Happened; From Netscape to the iPhone
    ISBN: 9781631493072
    Title: How the Internet Happened; From Netscape to the iPhone
    Author: MCCOULLOUGH BRIAN

    Tech-guru Brian McCullough delivers a rollicking history of the internet, why it exploded, and how it changed everything.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
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