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The Heroic Age of Diving
The Heroic Age of Diving (April 2016)
America's Underwater Pioneers and the Great Wrecks of Lake Erie
Jerry Kuntz - Author

Silver Medalist 2017 Independent Publisher Book Awards in the Sports/Fitness/Recreation Category
2016 Dr. Art Bachrach Literary Award, presented by the
Historical Diving Society
A comprehensive history of the first three decades of underwater exploration in antebellum America.

Beginning in 1837, some of the most brilliant engineers of America&rsq...(Read More)
 
 
Destiny Domesticated
Destiny Domesticated (March 2014)
The Rebirth of Tragedy out of the Spirit of Technology
Jos de Mul - Author
Bibi van den Berg - With translation assistance from

Analyzes contemporary technological society through the lens of Greek tragedy.

Destiny Domesticated investigates three ways Western civilization has tried to tame fate: the heroic affirmation of fate in the tragic culture of the Greeks, the humble acceptance of divine providence in Christianity, and the abolition of fate in modern technological society. Against this background, Jos de Mul argues that the u...(Read More)
 
 
Communication with Extraterrestrial Intelligence (CETI)
Communication with Extraterrestrial Intelligence (CETI) (April 2011)
Douglas A. Vakoch - Editor

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.

In April 2010, fifty years to the month after the first experiment in the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI), scholars from a range of disciplines—including astronomy, mathematics, ...(Read More)
 
 
Biotechnology
Biotechnology (July 2009)
Our Future as Human Beings and Citizens
Sean D. Sutton - Editor

Considers the ethics and challenges of biotechnology.

An essential introduction to a controversial yet crucial field of research, Biotechnology surveys recent advances in the field and offers a wide range of opinions for and against expanding this new branch of science. Incisively examining such key topics as therapeutic cloning, genetic enhancement, stem cell therapy, and the use of psychotropic drugs such ...(Read More)

 
 
Postphenomenology and Technoscience
Postphenomenology and Technoscience (March 2009)
The Peking University Lectures
Don Ihde - Author

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

A revised form of phenomenology, postphenomenology aims to overcome the limitations of subjectivism and its largely dystopian stance toward science and technology. Timely and insightful, this book provides a useful introduction to postphenomenology, asking how it can effectively transform classica...(Read More)
 
 
Quantum Theory
Quantum Theory (March 2009)
A Philosopher's Overview
Salvator Cannavo - Author

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

In straightforward and nontechnical language, a philosopher of science goes to the very heart of what is still the central subject in modern physics, namely, quantum theory, with its astonishing ability to predict—yet not explain. There, he encounters and unravels the maze of bewilderi...(Read More)
 
 
Portable Communities
Portable Communities (October 2008)
The Social Dynamics of Online and Mobile Connectedness
Mary Chayko - Author

RUNNER-UP – 2009 Association for Humanist Sociology Book Award

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

“I blog, text, IM, email, and I don’t like to be without my cell phone or have to shut it off—even in a theater. Let’s put it this way, my ‘connections&r...(Read More)
 
 
Humans, Animals, Machines
Humans, Animals, Machines (September 2008)
Blurring Boundaries
Glen A. Mazis - Author

Examines the overlap and blurring of boundaries among humans, animals, and machines.

In the twenty-first century, the boundaries between both humans and machines and humans and animals are hotly contested and debated. In Humans, Animals, Machines, Glen A. Mazis examines the increasingly blurring boundaries among the three and argues that despite their violating collisions, there are ways for the three ...(Read More)

 
 
Understanding Gregory Bateson
Understanding Gregory Bateson (May 2008)
Mind, Beauty, and the Sacred Earth
Noel G. Charlton - Author

Introduction to Gregory Bateson’s unique perspective on the relationship of humanity to the natural world.

Gregory Bateson (1904–1980), anthropologist, psychologist, systems thinker, student of animal communication, and insightful environmentalist, was one of the most important holistic thinkers of the twentieth century. Noel G. Charlton offers this first truly accessible introduction to Bateson&rsquo...(Read More)
 
 
How the Gene Got Its Groove
How the Gene Got Its Groove (April 2008)
Figurative Language, Science, and the Rhetoric of the Real
Elizabeth Parthenia Shea - Author

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

Against a backdrop of the history of the gene as a scientific and a cultural icon, How the Gene Got Its Groove examines how “genes” function as rhetorical objects. Returning to Wilhelm Johannsen’s original argument for the term, Elizabeth Parthenia Shea maintains that the gene w...(Read More)
 
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