books about: technology
Cantrell Media Company, 2010
Cantrell's best work yet
*Question Everything.* An excellent theme to keep in mind as you read this well written book. A short story that will entertain you for the weekend, but keep your mind buzzing for several weeks. Within an hour of receiving it in the mail, I was fully engrossed in the storyline - I kept telling myself "just one more page". The twist near the end was fantastic, and left me yearning for more. ...
Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age
Penguin Press HC, The
Recommended as THE book to understand the fundamentals of social media collaboration
Clay Shirky captured the ethos of social media with his book "Here comes everybody." He follows that book up with one that concentrates on the fundamentals of turning our cognitive surplus into value. Cognitive Surplus provides a compelling and clear description of the fundamentals of social media and collaboration as well providing principles that are guiding developments and innovation in ...
The Backyard Homestead
Storey Books, 2009
Self-sufficiency for all
"The Backyard Homestead: Produce all the food you need on just a quarter acre!" may be the best food self-sufficiency book available today. The well-organized book packs hundreds of ideas into its pages, allowing readers to pick and choose what works for them, no matter how much space and time they have available. Want to milk a goat or grow wheat? Keep bees or smoke meat? Make beer or bake ...
How to Survive the End of the World as We Know It
Fantastic Book. Author Knows his S...
I have read every book on survival that I could get my hands on in the last 4 years, and this one really hits the mark. If you read a lot of these type of books, there will be a lot of information you already know, but like always, you will learn something new. If it is your first, it is a great eye-opener. The information is Rock Solid. If you only buy one book make it this one! If you want to ...
Young People, Ethics, and the New Digital Media: A Synthesis from the Good Play Project
The MIT Press, 2009
Social networking, blogging, vlogging, gaming, instant messaging, downloading music and other content, uploading and sharing their own creative work: these activities made possible by the new digital media are rich with opportunities and risks for young people. This report, part of the GoodPlay Project, undertaken by researchers at Harvard Graduate School of Education's Project Zero, investigates the ethical fault lines of such digital pursuits. ...
The Future of Learning Institutions in a Digital Age
The MIT Press, 2009
A reflection on the effect of new technologies on higher learning
The "Digital Age" that we live in has been the subject of many (too many?) books, articles, essays and blogs in recent times. Everyone who has not lived in a cave in the last few years realizes that the pace of technological advancement is increasing, and many of the traditional forms of communicating, working and shopping are continuously being redefined. Despite all of this, the role and the ...
Living and Learning with New Media: Summary of Findings from the Digital Youth Project
The MIT Press, 2009
This report summarizes the results of an ambitious three-year ethnographic study, funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, into how young people are living and learning with new media in varied settings?at home, in after school programs, and in online spaces. It offers a condensed version of a longer treatment provided in the book Hanging Out, Messing Around, and Geeking Out (MIT Press, 2009). The authors present empirical ...
21 reviews, 2009
Grabs you from the very beginning
I figured for less than a buck if it was horrible I wouldn't be out much money. In the end I would have paid full paperback price for this book. It was such a trilling ride for a change not to know the ending 1/4 way into the book; and even better it didn't come out of left field (like so many do!). You go back and forth 1/2 way is he crazy? No, he's sane..well crazy? Kept me engaged the ...
The MIT Press, 2005
Book very interesting
Buy it for a course of the University, the content of the book is very interesting, it becomes trained the process to continue if you want to have innovative initiatives., although I don't recommend to buy it, unless you like to conserve the book in hard cory, you can get gratuitously in internet, since the author of the book allows to copy it for educational ends.
5000 Year Leap: 30 Year Anniversary Edition with Glenn Beck Foreword
Packard Technologies, 2007
Good foundation for learning/re-learning US founding
Refresh yourself on American foundation. Good information pulled from Founders' writings and from people watching the great experiment in action (such as de Tocqueville). Plenty of resources to back up facts so you don't have to take the word of one author. The Founders' own words are the best to draw on when determining their motivations, thinking, and intent for USA. Read their words beyond ...
The Elements of Style, Fourth Edition
William Strunk Jr.
E. B. White
Strunk and White to the Rescue!
This book served me well when I was an editor/writer long ago and I view it as a must have for all writers. Now that my son is writing, I got this for him and he told me that every other writer in his department had a copy of it. It should be required for all writers and non-writers both. I can't recommend it enough!
New Digital Media and Learning as an Emerging Area and "Worked Examples" as One Way Forward
The MIT Press, 2010
In this report, noted scholar James Paul Gee discusses the evolution of digital media and learning (DMAL) from its infancy as an "academic area" into a more organized field or coherent discipline. Distinguishing among academic areas, fields, disciplinary specializations, and thematic disciplines, Gee describes other academic areas that have fallen into these categories or developed into established disciplines. He argues that DMAL will not ...
The Everything Kids' Science Experiments Book
Adams Media, 2008
We bought this for our 8 year old who loves science and it is wonderful. We all have had a great time doing the experiments. All the information is fun and easy to read. It is a really fun way to teach and learn!
Invisible Man is considered a classic of the 20th century. I had avoided it until now as I had a difficult time imagining that I'd enjoy it. It overwhelmed me. This is especially true since was written in the late 40s and early 50s. The book is about an unnamed African American man from the southern U.S. who is intelligent and seeks to be a role model and exemplary representative of his ...
CISSP All-in-One Exam Guide, Fifth Edition
McGraw-Hill Osborne Media
I passed the CISSP using only this book and a TON of preparation
There is no simple formula to prepare for the CISSP certification, and no single resource which can guarantee success on the certification exam since every applicant's background is unique. However, this book (fifth edition) was my only resource in preparing for the exam and I passed on my first attempt (April 24, 2010). I spent 60+ hours in preparation for the exam... that's 60+ hours of ...
Confronting the Challenges of Participatory Culture: Media Education for the 21st Century
The MIT Press, 2009
Many teens today who use the Internet are actively involved in participatory cultures?joining online communities (Facebook, message boards, game clans), producing creative work in new forms (digital sampling, modding, fan videomaking, fan fiction), working in teams to complete tasks and develop new knowledge (as in Wikipedia), and shaping the flow of media (as in blogging or podcasting). A growing body of scholarship suggests potential benefits ...
The Civic Potential of Video Games
The MIT Press, 2009
This report focuses on the civic aspects of video game play among youth. According to a 2006 survey, 58 percent of young people aged 15 to 25 were civically "disengaged," meaning that they participated in fewer than two types of either electoral activities (defined as voting, campaigning, etc.) or civic activities (for example, volunteering). Kahne and his coauthors are interested in what role video games may or may not play in this ...
Dark End of the Spectrum
Outer Banks Publishing Group, 2009
Artificial versus Human Intelligence
When planes start dropping out of the sky and when people and their electronic equipment - computers and cellular phones - are baked and fried from a deadly energy pulse, the CIA, FBI, Homeland Security, and the President of the United States discover they are helpless against their own technology, which has been commandeered by a group of terrorists and turned against them. Without any plausible ...
The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind: Creating Currents of Electricity and Hope
HarperCollins e-books, 2009
Book for project
15 year old son is reading it for a school project, said it's an interesting book.
Colossus: Hoover Dam and the Making of the American Century
Setting the Record Straight
In a review titled "Cheapskate," David Rogers gives this book one star because he says it has "absolutely no photos to accompany the text." In fact, "Colossus" has 34 photos and other graphics, presented in a 16-page illustrations section that appears on glossy stock between pages 306 and 307. Rogers claims the book is printed on "cheap newsprint." No, newsprint is what newspapers are printed ...
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