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The Critical Ihde

This critical reader brings together both essential as well as under-recognized writings from the work of Don Ihde, one of the most important contemporary thinkers on technology and human experience.

Cybersecurity Governance in Latin America

Explores the effects of the cyber revolution for security in the Americas.

Moral Responsibility in Twenty-First-Century Warfare

Confronts the ethical challenges of warfare carried out by artificial intelligence.

Women's Activism and New Media in the Arab World

Critically evaluates the rapid changes that have happened in women’s lives in the contemporary Middle East due to globalization and the increasing popularity of modern technology and social media use.

The Beauty of Detours

Proposes an innovative, holistic understanding of technology.

The Parthenon and Liberal Education

Discusses the importance of the early history of Greek mathematics to education and civic life through a study of the Parthenon and dialogues of Plato.

Fire and Snow

A broad examination of climate fantasy and science fiction, from The Lord of the Rings and the Narnia series to The Handmaid's Tale and Game of Thrones.

The Metaphysics of the Pythagorean Theorem

Explores Thales’s speculative philosophy through a study of geometrical diagrams.

Regarding Life

Contends that the narrative and aesthetic qualities of the documentary genre enable new understandings of animals and animal/human relationships.

Inventing the Mathematician

Considers how our ideas about mathematics shape our individual and cultural relationship to the field.

Between Stony Brook Harbor Tides

Examines the ecological and historical significance of the harbor and what it can bring to future residents.

Social Media in Iran

First comprehensive account of how the Internet has impacted life in Iran.

The Heroic Age of Diving

By Jerry Kuntz
Subjects: History
Series: Excelsior Editions

A comprehensive history of the first three decades of underwater exploration in antebellum America.

Beyond Banneker

An in-depth look at the lives, experiences, and professional careers of Black mathematicians in the United States.

Destiny Domesticated

Analyzes contemporary technological society through the lens of Greek tragedy.

From Modernity to Cosmodernity

Offers a new paradigm of reality, based on the interaction between science, culture, spirituality, religion, and society.

Building a Smarter University

Demonstrates how universities can use Big Data to enhance operations and management, improve the education pipeline, and educate the next generation of data scientists.

Communication with Extraterrestrial Intelligence (CETI)

Highlights the most recent developments in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI), and advocates a diverse range of approaches to make SETI increasingly more powerful and effective in the years to come.

Reading Human Nature

Showcases the latest developments in literary Darwinism, a powerful approach that integrates evolutionary social science with literary humanism.

Species, Serpents, Spirits, and Skulls

Explores the distinctions between science and pseudoscience.

Quantum Theory

Explores what can be known within quantum theory, with special emphasis on the difference between prediction and explanation.

Biotechnology

Considers the ethics and challenges of biotechnology.

Postphenomenology and Technoscience

Maps the future of phenomenological thought, accounting for how technology expands our means of experiencing the world.

How the Gene Got Its Groove

Traces the rhetorical work of the gene in scientific and nonscientific discourse throughout the twentieth century.

Portable Communities

By Mary Chayko
Subjects: Sociology

Looks at the social implications of having constant access to others through cell phones, wireless computers, and other electronic devices.

Sins against Science

Recounts the fake news stories, written from 1830 to 1880, about scientific and technological discoveries, and the effect these hoaxes had on readers and their trust in science.

Democratizing Technology

The first volume to critically engage the work of Andrew Feenberg.

The Evolution of Death

Argues that death is not unchanging, but rather has evolved over time.

Postphenomenology

Critically engages the work of the philosopher Don Ihde.

Briefings on Existence

Explores the link between mathematics and ontology.

Karl Popper and the Social Sciences

The first systematic treatment of Karl Popper’s contribution to the philosophy of the social sciences.

Galileo's Pendulum

Examines the history of science in light of recent theories of sexuality and the body.

Metaphor and Knowledge

Analyzing the power of metaphor in the rhetoric of science, this book examines the use of words to express complex scientific concepts.

Humanity and the Cosmos

Essays on the interaction between science and spiritual values which characterize much of modern life.

Becoming Immortal

Explores how new organs might be engineered via cloning and reproductive technology to achieve human immortality.

The End of Modern Medicine

Proposes a radically reconfigured medical model centered on mind-body interaction.

The A B C of Armageddon

An exploration of Bertrand Russell's writings during the interwar years, a period when he advocated "the scientific outlook" to insure the survival of humanity in an age of potential self-destruction.

Culture, Technology, Communication

Provides cross-cultural perspectives on computer-mediated communication.

Nature, Design, and Science

Explores the question of whether or not concepts and principles involving supernatural intelligent design can occupy any legitimate place within science.

Visions of STS

Maps interconnections between science, technology, and society in order to understand both benefits and costs.

Spurious Coin

Offers a narrative history of technical writing as a cultural practice and the system of scientific knowledge it controls.

Everybody's Story

This exhilarating tale of natural history illuminates the evolution of matter, life, and consciousness. In Everybody’s Story, Loyal Rue finds the means for global solidarity and cooperation in the shared story of humanity.

User-Centered Technology

Presents a theoretical model for examining technology through a user perspective.

Education/Technology/Power

With a focus on educational computing, this book examines how technological practices align with or subvert existing forms of dominance. Examines the important question: Is the enormous financial investment school districts are making in computing tech

In and About the World

Offers a new approach to a number of central issues concerning the theoretical interpretation and normative evaluation of contemporary science and technology.

Computer Networking and Scholarly Communication in the Twenty-First-Century University

This book explores the various ways in which computer networking, and more specifically the Internet, is changing the practices, the structure, and the products of academic scholarship. It considers research, ...

What Number Is God?

This book uses modern mathematical metaphors to better understand religion and philosophy.

Adaptive Technology for Special Human Needs

This book provides an overview of the use of computers to assist individuals who have disabilities. The book provides the reader with a comprehensive introduction to the possibilities and limitations inherent in the emerging field of Adaptive Technolog

In Measure, Number, and Weight

Jens Hoyrup, recognized as the leading authority in social studies of pre-modern mathematics, here provides a social study of the changing mode of mathematical thought through history. His "anthropology" ...

Formal Theory in Sociology

A group of renowned sociological theorists analyze why the attempts to make sociological theory formal in the 1960s and early 1970s failed. This becomes not only an unusual and interesting analysis in ...

On the Shoulders of Merchants

This book shows how the universal quantification of science resulted from the routinization of commercial practices that were familiar in scientist's daily lives. Following the work of Franz Borkenau ...

Evolutionary Ethics

This volume analyzes the biological and philosophical disagreements in evolutionary ethics and points out difficulties with the interpretations.

The book is divided into four sections. The first is an ...

Knowledge Without Expertise

This book critically examines the reliance of society on experts, specifically attacking the notion of the privilege of scientific expertise and defining the politics of this intellectual discourse. The ...

dBASE-From the Dot Prompt

This is an introduction to systems programming using dBASE IV as a first programming language. The author uses dBASE IV (version 1. 1 or 1. 5) because it is the easiest language to learn initially, and ...

Math Worlds

An international group of distinguished scholars brings a variety of resources to bear on the major issues in the study and teaching of mathematics, and on the problem of understanding mathematics as ...

The Monkeys of Arashiyama

In The Monkeys of Arashiyama: Thirty-five Years of Research in Japan and the West, Linda Fedigan and Pamela Asquith reveal the diversity of research on the Arashiyama Japanese macaques, and the Japanese ...

Evolutionary Epistemology and its Implications for Humankind

This books aims to outline the scientific (biological) foundations of evolutionary epistemology, and to discuss its implications for humankind. Wuketits covers all aspects of evolutionary epistemology, ...

Peerless Science

This book examines the structure and operation of peer review as a family of quality control mechanisms and looks at the burdens placed on the various forms of peer review. Assuming that peer review is ...

Issues in Evolutionary Epistemology

This book provides the fullest philosophical examination of theories of evolutionary epistemology now available. Here for the first time are found major statements of new theories, new applications, and ...

Human Posture

Schumacher has written a provocative work in the philosophy of science. In presenting posture as the most important aspect of life, Schumacher examines how the terms of posture encompass all the major ...

Teaching Sign Language to Chimpanzees

In this volume, the Gardners and their co-workers explore the continuity between human behavior and the rest of animal behavior and find no barriers to be broken, no chasms to be bridged, only unknown ...

Multivariate Exploratory Data Analysis

In an exciting return to the roots of factor analysis, Allen Yates reviews its early history to clarify original objectives created by its discoverers and early developers. He then shows how computers ...

Human Survival and Consciousness Evolution

In addition to the apocalyptic prospect of global nuclear destruction, there are other dismal scenarios involving resource and environmental issues that are less imminent but still serious in the long ...

Evolution of Human Behavior

This book represents an important meeting ground in the primatology field by exploring the various primate models that have been used in the reconstruction of early human behavior. While some models are ...

The Cayo Santiago Macaques

This volume presents a broad spectrum of research on the Cayo Santiago macaques, a unique free-ranging colony of rhesus macaques in Puerto Rico. It includes thirteen scientific studies on the behavior ...

Laboratory Animal Husbandry

This book demonstrates that good science, animal care, and humane ethics are consonant and complimentary. Many environmental and treatment-related variables that can adversely affect both the animal and ...

A Conspiracy of Cells

A Conspiracy of Cells presents the first full account of one of medical science's more bizarre and costly mistakes. On October 4, 1951, a young black woman named Henrietta Lacks died of cervical cancer. ...

The Whistling Hunters

The whistling dog, or dhole, of India is a little-known, distant cousin of our domestic dog. Highly intelligent, wary of man, and elusive as a jungle predator, this rare and beautiful creature is one ...

The Behavior of Penguins

"Strange geese." That was their description when they were discovered in 1520 during Magellan's historic voyage. Today, penguins are familiar to everyone, yet few researchers have observed them in the ...

Technology and Social Complexity

Technology and Social Complexity explores the continuities between today's incredibly powerful new technology and the simpler technologies of the past. It shows that the diverse phenomena encompassed ...

Man's Future Birthright

Hermann Joseph Muller (1890–1967) was a member of the early genetics group at Columbia University that developed the chromosome theory of inheritance. T. H. Morgan received the Nobel Prize in Medicine ...