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            Worm: The First Digital World War

            Worm: The First Digital World War (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Bowden, Mark

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            The Conficker worm infected its first computer in November 2008 and within a month had infiltrated 1.5 million computers in 195 countries. Banks, telecommunications companies, and critical government networks (including the British Parliament and the French and German military) w...ere infected. No one had ever seen anything like it. By January 2009 the worm lay hidden in at least eight million computers and the botnet of linked computers that it had created was big enough that an attack might crash the world. Surprisingly, the U.S. government was only vaguely aware of the threat that Conficker posed, and the task of mounting resistance fell to disparate but gifted group of geeks, Internet entrepreneurs, and computer programmers. They formed what came to be called the Conficker Cabal, and began a tireless fight against the worm. But when Conficker's controllers became aware that their creation was beginning to encounter resistance, they began refining the worm's code to make it more difficult to trace and more powerful testing the Cabal's unity and resolve. Will the Cabal lock down the worm before it is too late? Game on. Worm reports on the fascinating battle between those determined to exploit the internet and those committed to protect it.
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            ISBN 9780802145949
            Released NZ 16 Oct 2012
            Publisher NewSouth Books
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            Battle For The North: The Tay And Forth Bridges And The 19th Century Railway Wars

            Battle For The North: The Tay And Forth Bridges And The 19th Century Railway Wars (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By McKean, Charles

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            The first Tay Bridge collapsed into the sea in 1879. Its fall shook society's confidence in Victorian engineering. This book follows the career of engineer Thomas Bouch, ostracised from the engineering community when his bridge crashed into the Tay estuary. It also offers conclus...ions about why the first Tay Bridge collapsed.
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            ISBN 9781862079403
            Released NZ 1 Jul 2007
            Publisher Granta Books
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            Lunar Impact: The NASA History of Project Ranger
             

            Lunar Impact: The NASA History of Project Ranger (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Hall, R. Cargill; Introduction by Dickson, Paul

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            America's first successful attempt at unmanned lunar exploration, Project Ranger ran from 1959 to 1965, culminating in close-up television images of the moon's surface. This official NASA history is illustrated by more than 100 photographs.

            ISBN 9780486477572
            Released NZ 17 Jun 2010
            Publisher Dover Publications Inc.
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Dover Books on Astronomy
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            Smaller Faster Lighter Denser Cheaper: How Innovation Keeps Proving the Catastrophists Wrong

            Smaller Faster Lighter Denser Cheaper: How Innovation Keeps Proving the Catastrophists Wrong (Trade Paperback / Paperback, First Trade Paper Edition)

            By Bryce, Robert

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            So what went wrong - or, rather, right? Why is the human race in much better shape than it was 200, 100, or 50 years ago? Robert Bryce reminds us of the answers in his sprightly new book and promises that even better times lie ahead. ... Bryce's new book is an enlightening stroll... down the sunny side of the street. -Hiawatha Bray, Boston Globe
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            ISBN 9781610395472
            Released NZ 1 Mar 2016
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            American Technology

            American Technology (Hardback)

            Edited by Pursell, Carroll

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            This volume offers a collection of ten key essays selected from contemporary historical scholarship with coverage ranging from the the colonial period to the modern day. The essays add up to an exploration of major technological themes in American history.

            ISBN 9780631219965
            Released NZ 17 Jan 2001
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Wiley Blackwell Readers in American Social and Cultural History
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            Encyclopedia of Computers and Computer History
             

            Encyclopedia of Computers and Computer History (Hardback, Contains 2 Hardbacks)

            Edited by Rojas, Raul

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            Consists of 600 entries, and has been designed specifically for advanced level students, undergraduates, and interested laypersons. The essays in the Encyclopedia address the diverse topics that form the backbone of the information revolution.

            ISBN 9781579582357
            Released NZ 1 Apr 2001
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Inc
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Masonry, Bricklaying and Plastering

            Masonry, Bricklaying and Plastering (Hardback, Facsimile edition)

            Edited by Burn, Robert Scott

            • RRP: $212.00
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            Burn wrote this book in 1871 at a time of great developments in science and industry, and when materials for building were constantly being improved. It offers coverage of traditional materials such as brick and pise, but also examines the developments in the use of cement for wa...ll coverings.
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            ISBN 9781873394489
            Released NZ 1 Aug 2001
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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            Women and Gender in Science and Technology
             

            Women and Gender in Science and Technology (Hardback, Contains 4 Hardbacks)

            Edited by Schiebinger, Londa

            • RRP: $2,068.00
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            Women have made great strides in science and technology over the past half century, although more are still to come. The question of gender in science and technology is pursued by scholars from different disciplines and perspectives: historians study the lives of women scientists... within the context of institutions that for centuries held women at arm's length; sociologists uncover women's access to the means of scientific production; biologists scrutinize how science has studied female and male bodies; cultural critics explore normative understandings of femininity and masculinity; philosophers and historians of science analyze how gender has influenced the content and methods of science and technology. The proposed volumes will explore interlocking pieces of the gender, science, and technology puzzle: the history of women's participation in science and engineering; the structure of research institutions; and the gendering of human knowledge. These volumes will bring together important representative publications treating these issues from antiquity to the present and across cultures. Significant attention, however, is given to the U.S. and Europe from Sputnik to the present because this is where significant scholarship has been developed and change has been pushed forward.
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            ISBN 9780415855600
            Released NZ 8 May 2014
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Critical Concepts in Historical Studies
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            Technology, Gender and History in Imperial China: Great Transformations Reconsidered
             

            Technology, Gender and History in Imperial China: Great Transformations Reconsidered (Hardback)

            By Bray, Francesca

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            What can the history of technology contribute to our understanding of late imperial China? Most stories about technology in pre-modern China follow a well-worn plot: in about 1400, they tell us, after an early ferment of creativity that made it the most technologically sophistica...ted civilisation in the world, China entered an era of technical lethargy and decline. But how are we to reconcile this tale, which portrays China in the Ming and Qing dynasties as a dying giant that had outgrown its own strength, with the wealth of counterevidence affirming that the country remained rich, vigorous and powerful at least until the end of the eighteenth century? What do we make of this seeming contradiction? Does it mean that the stagnation story is simply wrong, or perhaps that technology was irrelevant to how imperial society worked? Or does it imply that historians of technology should ask better questions about what technology was, what it did and what it meant in pre-modern societies like late imperial China? In this book, Francesca Bray explores subjects such as technology and ethics, technology and gendered subjectivities (both female and male), and technology and statecraft to illuminate how material settings and practices shaped topographies of everyday experience and ideologies of government, techniques of the self and technologies of the subject. Examining technologies ranging from ploughing and weaving to drawing pictures, building a house, prescribing medicine or composing a text, the book offers a rich insight into the interplay between the micro- and macro-politics of everyday life and the workings of governmentality in late imperial China, showing that gender principles were woven into the very fabric of empire, from cosmology and ideologies of rule to the material foundations of the state and the everyday practices of the domestic sphere.
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            ISBN 9780415639569
            Released NZ 11 Jun 2013
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Asia's Transformations/Critical Asian Scholarship
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            Empire, Technology and Seapower: Royal Navy crisis in the age of Palmerston
             

            Empire, Technology and Seapower: Royal Navy crisis in the age of Palmerston (Hardback)

            By Fuller, Howard J.

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            Presents a fresh examination of Palmerstonian diplomacy during the pivotal decade of the 1860s, the evolution of the modern capital ship and the real nature of 'empire', 'technology' and 'seapower'. In contrast to the standard image of the mid-Victorian Royal Navy as all-powerful..., the author shows how it suffered serious challenges in this period.
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            ISBN 9780415370042
            Released NZ 13 Dec 2013
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Cass Series: Naval Policy and History
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