The Friendly Orange Glow

Author: Brian Dear
Publisher: Pantheon
ISBN: 1101871563
Size: 61.47 MB
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This book is as much the biography of a vision as it is the story of the people behind PLATO.

Hidden Agendas

Author: John Pilger
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407086413
Size: 44.25 MB
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In this powerful book, journalist and film maker John Pilger strips away the layers of deception, dissembling language and omission that prevent us from understanding how the world really works.

Fair Play

Author: Cyd Zeigler
Publisher: Akashic Books
ISBN: 161775465X
Size: 37.15 MB
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When Cyd Zeigler started writing about LGBT sports issues in 1999, no one wanted to talk about them. Today, this is a central conversation in American society that reverberates throughout the sports world and beyond.

The New Mutants

Author: Ramzi Fawaz
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 147982349X
Size: 33.81 MB
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In The New Mutants, Ramzi Fawaz draws upon queer theory to tell the story of these monstrous fantasy figures and how they grapple with radical politics from Civil Rights and The New Left to Women’s and Gay Liberation Movements.

Brief Histories Of Everyday Objects

Author: Andy Warner
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: 1250137039
Size: 41.77 MB
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This is both a book of histories and a book about histories. It explores how lies become legends, trade routes spring up, and empires rise and fall—all from the perspective of your toothbrush or toilet.

Flushed

Author: W. Hodding Carter
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743474090
Size: 58.89 MB
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An anecdotal history of plumbing from the Harappan of 3000 B.C. to the modern world is a tribute to such engineering achievements as the lead pipes of the Roman empire, the sewers of London, and Japanese toilets.

Danger Is My Business

Author: Lee Server
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 9780811801126
Size: 45.59 MB
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At the turn of the century, America saw the rapid rise of a new literary phenomenon: the pulps.

The Grid

Author: Gretchen Bakke
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 162040124X
Size: 20.39 MB
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The Grid tells--entertainingly, perceptively--the story of what has been called "the largest machine in the world”: its fascinating history, its problematic present, and its potential role in a brighter, cleaner future.

The Media Lab

Author: Stewart Brand
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780140097016
Size: 44.16 MB
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Brand goes inside the world of MIT's Media Lab, famed for leading the reinvention of communition technology and applying computer science to daily life in new ways.

The Al Jazeera Effect

Author: Philip Seib
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1597972002
Size: 39.59 MB
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What is involved is more than a refinement of established practices. We are seeing a comprehensive reconnecting of the global village and a reshaping of how the world works. Al Jazeera is a paradigm of new media's influence.