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1 Cool: How Air Conditioning Changed Everything.
Fordham University Press, New York: 2014. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
It's a contraption that makes the lists of "Greatest Inventions Ever"; at the same time, it's accused of causing global disaster. It has changed everything from architecture to people's food habits to their voting patterns, to even the way big business washes its windows. It has saved countless lives . . . while causing countless deaths. Most of us are glad it's there. But we don't know how, or when, it got there. It's air conditioning. For thousands of years, humankind attempted to do something about the slow torture of hot weather. Everything was tried: water power, slave power, electric power, ice made from steam engines and cold air made from deadly chemicals, "zephyrifers," refrigerated beds, ventilation amateurs and professional air-sniffers. It wasn't until 1902 when an engineer barely out of college developed the "Apparatus for Treating Air"—a machine that could actually cool the indoors—and everyone assumed it would instantly change the world. That wasn't the case. There was a time when people "ignored" hot weather while reading each day's list of heat-related deaths, women wore furs in the summertime, heatstroke victims were treated with bloodletting . . . and the notion of a machine to cool the air was considered preposterous, even sinful. The story of air conditioning is actually two stories: the struggle to perfect a cooling device, and the effort to convince people that they actually needed such a thing. 80 Black and White Illustrations. Salvatore Basile was educated at the Boston Conservatory and The Juilliard School and began his career as a professional musician. After penning various music-related articles, he entered the field of social commentary with his history Fifth Avenue Famous: The Extraordinary Story of Music at St. Patrick's Cathedral (Fordham). "Basile's conversational style and knack for turning a phrase make Cool a brisk and delightful read."—Christopher Dietrich, Fordham University "Cool offers a fascinating glimpse into what life was like before the advent of air conditioning and how its acceptance changed society. Well researched and with fascinating stories on every page, Cool is a fast-paced chronicle of one of history's behind-the-scenes stories that many of us take for granted: how air conditioning changed the way we live."—Chuck Campbell, President/CEO, Friedrich Air Conditioning Co. "A look at our love affair with air conditioning . . . In his breezily anecdotal book, Mr. Basile reminds readers that . . . air-conditioning was not just about comfort. It triggered a cultural and demographic revolution."—Sam Roberts, The New York Times "The technically minded reader might feel a little short-changed by Basile's short, sharp micro-history, but the essentials are all here: the problem of humidity, the risks posed by different refrigerants, and so on."—New Scientist "This will come as a relief to readers more inclined to lively, well-researched nonfiction narratives than scientific manuals. Nevertheless, Basile offers enough information about mechanics to be able to explain cogently, and in layman's terms, why predecessors to the modern air conditioner were ineffective, and why the invention as we know it today succeeded where its forebears had failed."—The Weekly Standard 
Price: 28.45 USD
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2 ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON THE APPLICATION OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY TO DEVELOPMENT FOR THE SECOND UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT DECADE. Department Of Economic And Social Affairs - World Plan Of Action For The Application Of Science And Technology To Development.
United Nations, New York: 1971. First Edition (Unstated). s Softcover. Reading copy. 
The World Plan of Action presented in this publication is intended to be a beginning, and to provide a flexible framework for some (though not all) of the principal efforts of the United Nations bodies in the application of science and technology to development over the next ten years. 
Price: 23.51 USD
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3 AGRE, PHILIP E. AND TOTENBERG, MARC (EDITORS). Technology And Privacy: The New Landscape.
MIT Press, Cambridge: 1997. 026201162X / 9780262011624 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Excellent Condition. 
The essays in this book provide a new cinceptual framework for analyzing and debating privacy policy and for designing and developing information systems. The authors are international experts in the technical, economic, and political aspects of privacy; the book's particular strengths are its synthesis of these three aspects and its treatment of privacy issues in Canada and in Europe as well as in the United States. Includes an Index. 
Price: 19.71 USD
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4 AKER, SHARON ZARDETTO. Macbits.
Compute! Publications, Greensboro: 1986. 0874550769 / 9780874550764 s Softcover. Good condition. 

Price: 31.83 USD
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5 ARNOLD, DAVE. Vintage John Deere.
Barnes & Noble, NY: 1996. 0760704643 / 9780760704646 Barnes & Noble Books - Fourth Printng. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
Provides a chronological history of the two-cylinder John Deere tractor. Numerous full-color photographs. Includes Index. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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6 BARNES, HARRY ELMER. Society In Transition: Problems Of A Changing Age.
Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs: 1946. Eighth Printing. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 

Price: 13.78 USD
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7 BARTSCHERER, THOMAS & COOVER, RODERICK. Switching Codes: Thinking Through Digital Technology In The Humanities And The Arts.
University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London: 2011. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
Half a century into the digital era, the profound impact of information technology on intellectual and cultural life is universally acknowledged but still poorly understood. The sheer complexity of the technology coupled with the rapid pace of change makes it increasingly difficult to establish common ground and to promote thoughtful discussion. Responding to this challenge, Switching Codes brings together leading American and European scholars, scientists, and artists—including Charles Bernstein, Ian Foster, Bruno Latour, Alan Liu, and Richard Powers—to consider how the precipitous growth of digital information and its associated technologies are transforming the ways we think and act. Employing a wide range of forms, including essay, dialogue, short fiction, and game design, this book aims to model and foster discussion between IT specialists, who typically have scant training in the humanities or traditional arts, and scholars and artists, who often understand little about the technologies that are so radically transforming their fields. Switching Codes will be an indispensable volume for anyone seeking to understand the impact of digital technology on contemporary culture, including scientists, educators, policymakers, and artists, alike. "Switching Codes is a highly interesting and important collection of essays that addresses a current, burgeoning concern with the present condition and future of what we now call Digital Humanities. Most remarkably, this book makes a conscious effort to open questions about the future of scholarship in digitally mediated culture to art that is born digital. This is a book I will refer to frequently."—John Cayley, Brown University 
Price: 93.10 USD
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8 BARTSCHERER, THOMAS & COOVER, RODERICK. Switching Codes: Thinking Through Digital Technology In The Humanities And The Arts.
University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London: 2011. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Half a century into the digital era, the profound impact of information technology on intellectual and cultural life is universally acknowledged but still poorly understood. The sheer complexity of the technology coupled with the rapid pace of change makes it increasingly difficult to establish common ground and to promote thoughtful discussion. Responding to this challenge, Switching Codes brings together leading American and European scholars, scientists, and artists—including Charles Bernstein, Ian Foster, Bruno Latour, Alan Liu, and Richard Powers—to consider how the precipitous growth of digital information and its associated technologies are transforming the ways we think and act. Employing a wide range of forms, including essay, dialogue, short fiction, and game design, this book aims to model and foster discussion between IT specialists, who typically have scant training in the humanities or traditional arts, and scholars and artists, who often understand little about the technologies that are so radically transforming their fields. Switching Codes will be an indispensable volume for anyone seeking to understand the impact of digital technology on contemporary culture, including scientists, educators, policymakers, and artists, alike. "Switching Codes is a highly interesting and important collection of essays that addresses a current, burgeoning concern with the present condition and future of what we now call Digital Humanities. Most remarkably, this book makes a conscious effort to open questions about the future of scholarship in digitally mediated culture to art that is born digital. This is a book I will refer to frequently."—John Cayley, Brown University 
Price: 32.30 USD
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9 BASSETT, ROSS. The Technological Indian.
Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts and London England: 2016. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
In the late 1800s, Indians seemed to be a people left behind by the Industrial Revolution, dismissed as "not a mechanical race." Today Indians are among the world's leaders in engineering and technology. In this international history spanning nearly 150 years, Ross Bassett—drawing on a unique database of every Indian to graduate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology between its founding and 2000—charts their ascent to the pinnacle of high-tech professions. As a group of Indians sought a way forward for their country, they saw a future in technology. Bassett examines the tensions and surprising congruences between this technological vision and Mahatma Gandhi's nonindustrial modernity. India's first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, sought to use MIT-trained engineers to build an India where the government controlled technology for the benefit of the people. In the private sector, Indian business families sent their sons to MIT, while MIT graduates established India's information technology industry. By the 1960s, students from the Indian Institutes of Technology (modeled on MIT) were drawn to the United States for graduate training, and many of them stayed, as prominent industrialists, academics, and entrepreneurs. The MIT-educated Indian engineer became an integral part of a global system of technology-based capitalism and focused less on India and its problems—a technological Indian created at the expense of a technological India. Ross Bassett is Associate Professor of History at North Carolina State University. "[Bassett's] work traces the rise of India in the technological sphere in modern times, and here it offers fresh and interesting perspective… The book is a perfect read for someone who has interest in today's technological world and tries to understand it in historical perspective."—Rishi Raj, Financial Express "A rich and fascinating story that interweaves the histories of modern India and the United States. Bassett elegantly combines social history with the history of technology, and the private lives of individuals with national desire and state policy."—David Arnold, University of Warwick "In just fifty years, the technological emblem of India went from the hand-operated spinning wheel to the computer. Bassett explains how this happened with historical and human insight. This fascinating book is not just about India, but about the role of technology in social, economic, and political progress."—Rosalind Williams, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
Price: 37.95 USD
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10 BENDER, LIONEL. Eyewitness Books: Invention.
Alfred A. Knopf, New York: 1991. 0679807829 / 9780679807827 First American Edtition. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
Discover the fascinating story of inventions - what they do, how they work, and why they have changed our world. Photographs and text explore such inventions as the wheel, gears, levers, clocks, telephones, and rocket engines. Includes an Index. 
Price: 33.01 USD
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11 BRAND, STEWART. The Media Lab: Inventing The Future At Mit.
Viking, New York: 1987. 0670814423 / 9780670814428 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 

Price: 9.26 USD
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12 BURCHELL, S. C.; THE EDITORS OF TIME-LIFE BOOKS. Great Ages Of Man, A History Of World Cultures: Age Of Progress.
Time-Life Books, New York: 1975. Great Ages of Man. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Very Good condition. 
One of a series in the "Great Ages of Man" collection. A concise history of the social structures, culture, religion, technologies and demographic of society - from grand and long-lasting civilizations, to primitive settlements and nomadic tribes. This book studies the Industrial Revolution. High quality embossed fabric binding and full color photographs/ illustrations. Index Included. 
Price: 14.01 USD
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13 BYLINSKY, GENE. Silicon Valley High Tech-window To The Future.
Intercontinental Publishing Company LTD., Hong Kong: 1985. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 

Price: 142.50 USD
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14 CALDER, RITCHIE; EUGENE S. FERGUSON (CONSULTANT). The Evolution Of The Machine.
American Heritage Publishing, New York in association with The Smithsonian Institution: 1968. The Smithsonian Library Series. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
For anyone interested in the history of machines and how they have enabled mankind to survive will find this book to be invaluable. Highly illustrated and with an Index. 
Price: 7.55 USD
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15 CURRAN, SUSAN; CURNOW, RAY. Overcoming Computer Illiteracy: A Friendly Introduction To Computers.
Penguin Books, New York: 1984. 0140071598 / 9780140071597 s Softcover. Good condition. Some of the back cover has been ripped off. 

Price: 6.41 USD
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16 DAVIS, STAN & MEYER, CHRISTOPHER. Blur: The Speed Of Change In The Connected Economy.
Perseus Books, Reading:1998. 0201339870 / 9780201339871 First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
Welcome to the new economy - a world where the rate of change is so fast it's only a blur, where the clear lines dustinguishing buyer from seller, product from service, employee from entrepreneur are disappearing. To profit from these revolutionary patterns of business, you need a dynamic guide to the new economy. You need BLUR. 
Price: 2.47 USD
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17 DE CAMP, L. SPRAGUE. Man And Power: The Story Of Power From The Pyramids To The Atomic Age.
Golden Press, New York: 1961. De Luxe Goldern Book Edition. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
The story of the great moments in man's mastery of his environment - of his domestication of animals and his harnassing of wind and water; of the steam engine, the automobile and the airplane; and, in our own time, of the electric and nuclear power that are revolutionizing the life of mankind. Includes an Index. 
Price: 9.93 USD
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18 DESMOND, KEVIN. A Timetable Of Inventions And Discoveries: From Pre-history To The Present Day.
M. Evans & Company, New York: 1986. 0871315203 / 9780871315205 Reprint Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 
With almost 4000 entries, A Timetable of Inventions and Discoveries covers the major advances in knowledge and technology - from cave paintings to compact discs - that have revolutionized man's existence and reshaped the world many times over. Arranged chronolgically from pre-history through the 1980s, these discoveries are testimony to man's incredible inventive genius. 
Price: 14.39 USD
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19 FAHNESTOCK, JAMES D. Computers And How They Work.
Ziff-Davis Publishing Company, New York: 1959. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. Dustjacket is torn, mostly in the front. 

Price: 32.30 USD
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20 FLINT, PH.D., JOHN. Government-free Cyberspace Delivers Limitless Riches And Romance.
Neo-Tech Publishing, Las Vegas: 1998. 0911752854 / 9780911752854 Second Printing. s Softcover. Reading copy. 
Contains Neothink Protocols for a New Civilization. These Protocol deliver five paradigm shifts that lead to the fifth dimension of nature. That fifth dimension reveals Nature's Quintessential Secret (NQS) for controlling existence. Includes an Index. 
Price: 47.03 USD
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