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Radio Making Waves in Sound
ISBN: HB: 9781789140781, Reaktion Books, May 2019
208 pp., 20.8x15.6 cm, 80 illus., 50 in colour
Radio is a medium of seemingly endless contradictions. Now in its third century of existence, the technology still seems startling modern; despite frequent predictions of its demise, radio continues to evolve and flourish in the age of the internet a...
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£18,00
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News from Germany The Competition to Control World Communications, 1900-1945
ISBN: HB: 9780674988408, Harvard University Press, March 2019
344 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 1 photo, 12 illus.
Information warfare may seem like a new feature of our contemporary digital world. But it was just as crucial a century ago, when the great powers competed to control and expand their empires. In "News from Germany", Heidi Tworek uncovers how Germans...
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£21,95
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Motorcycles and Motorcycling in the USSR from 1939 A Social and Technical History
ISBN: HB: 9781787113145, Bookport, Veloce Publishing, March 2019
128 pp., 25x20.7 cm
This book provides the first accessible English language account of motorcycles in the Soviet Union. Concentrating on the wartime and postwar period until 1990, prior to the dissolution of the USSR in 1991, it covers the motorcycles produced, and loo...
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£25,00
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Fiber The Coming Tech Revolution - and Why America Might Miss It
ISBN: HB: 9780300228502, Yale University Press, March 2019
272 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm
An illuminating vision of the next information revolution, centered on a fiber-optic infrastructure The world of 5G, the next generation of telecommunication technology, will be as different from what came before as the world after the advent of elec...
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£20,00
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Urban Commons How Data and Technology Can Rebuild Our Communities
ISBN: HB: 9780674975293, Harvard University Press, December 2018
368 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 1 photo, 1 map, 21 illus., 19 tables
The future of smart cities has arrived, courtesy of citizens and their phones. To prove it, Daniel T. O'Brien explains the transformative insights gleaned from years researching Boston's 311 reporting system, a sophisticated city management tool that...
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£25,95
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Railroads and the Transformation of China
ISBN: HB: 9780674368170, Harvard University Press, December 2018
416 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 26 photos, 9 maps, 6 tables
As a vehicle to convey both the history of modern China and the complex forces still driving the nation's economic success, rail has no equal. "Railroads and the Transformation of China" is the first comprehensive history, in any language, of railroa...
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£31,95
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Technology Critical History of a Concept
ISBN: PB: 9780226583976, ISBN: HB: 9780226583839, University of Chicago Press, October 2018
336 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 3 line drawings
In modern life, technology is everywhere. Yet as a concept, technology is a mess. In popular discourse, technology is little more than the latest digital innovations. Scholars do little better, offering up competing definitions that include everythin...
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£27,00
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£97,50
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Rethinking America's Highways A 21st-Century Vision for Better Infrastructure
ISBN: HB: 9780226557571, University of Chicago Press, August 2018
352 pp., 22.8x15.2 cm, 5 halftones, 2 line drawings, 14 tables
Americans spend hours every day sitting in traffic. And the roads they idle on are often rough and potholed, their exits, tunnels, guardrails, and bridges in terrible disrepair. According to transportation expert Robert Poole, this congestion and det...
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£24,50
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Germany and the Ottoman Railways Art, Empire, and Infrastructure
ISBN: HB: 9780300225648, Yale University Press, November 2017
204 pp., 27.9x21.6 cm, 77 colour illus., 66 black&white illus.
With lines extending from Bosnia to Baghdad to Medina, the Ottoman Railway Network (1868-1919) was the pride of the empire and its ultimate emblem of modernization – yet it was largely designed and bankrolled by German corporations. This exemplifies...
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£55,00
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Living with Robots
ISBN: HB: 9780674971738, Harvard University Press, November 2017
270 pp., 21x14 cm, 11 halftones, 1 line illustration, 1 table
"Living with Robots" recounts a foundational shift in the field of robotics, from artificial intelligence to artificial empathy, and foreshadows an inflection point in human evolution. Today's robots engage with human beings in socially meaningful wa...
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£21,95
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