The Friendly Orange Glow

Author: Brian Dear
Publisher: Pantheon
ISBN: 1101871563
Size: 51.92 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: 45.52 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: 20.35 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: 55.39 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: 71.69 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.

The Media Lab

Author: Stewart Brand
ISBN: 9780140097016
Size: 34.52 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.


Author: W. Hodding Carter
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743474090
Size: 64.38 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.

The Grid

Author: Gretchen Bakke
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 162040124X
Size: 30.15 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.

Inside The Machine Art And Invention In The Electronic Age

Author: Megan Prelinger
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393248372
Size: 33.93 MB
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But, as cultural historian Megan Prelinger explores here, the history of electronics in the twentieth century is not only a history of scientific discoveries carried out in laboratories across America.

Supreme Democracy

Author: Richard Davis
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0190656972
Size: 42.50 MB
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In Supreme Democracy: The End of Elitism in the Supreme Court Nominations, Richard Davis, an eminent scholar of American politics and the courts, traces the history of nominations from the early republic to the present.