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              Email and the Everyday: Stories of Disclosure, Trust, and Digital Labor

              Email and the Everyday: Stories of Disclosure, Trust, and Digital Labor (Hardback)

              By Milne, Esther

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              Email and the Everyday: Stories of Disclosure, Trust, and Digital Labor focuses on email in its own right as a standalone media form in order to examine its technical and material infrastructure, its iconography and GUI, its affordances, and its languages --

              ISBN 9780262045636
              Released NZ 4 May 2021
              Publisher MIT Press Ltd
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Computing: A Concise History
               

              Computing: A Concise History (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Ceruzzi, Paul E.

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              A compact and accessible history, from punch cards and calculators to UNIVAC and ENIAC, the personal computer, Silicon Valley, and the Internet.

              ISBN 9780262517676
              Released NZ 15 Jun 2012
              Publisher MIT Press Ltd
              Interest Age 14+ years
              Series MIT Press Essential Knowledge series
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              The Alchemy of Us: How Humans and Matter Transformed One Another
               

              The Alchemy of Us: How Humans and Matter Transformed One Another (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Ramirez, Ainissa

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              In the bestselling tradition of Stuff Matters and The Disappearing Spoon: a clever and engaging look at materials, the innovations they made possible, and how these technologies changed us. In The Alchemy of Us, scientist and science writer Ainissa Ramirez examines eight inventio...ns--clocks, steel rails, copper communication cables, photographic film, light bulbs, hard disks, scientific labware, and silicon chips--and reveals how they shaped the human experience. Ramirez tells the stories of the woman who sold time, the inventor who inspired Edison, and the hotheaded undertaker whose invention pointed the way to the computer. She describes, among other things, how our pursuit of precision in timepieces changed how we sleep; how the railroad helped commercialize Christmas; how the necessary brevity of the telegram influenced Hemingway's writing style; and how a young chemist exposed the use of Polaroid's cameras to create passbooks to track black citizens in apartheid South Africa. These fascinating and inspiring stories offer new perspectives on our relationships with technologies. Ramirez shows not only how materials were shaped by inventors but also how those materials shaped culture, chronicling each invention and its consequences--intended and unintended. Filling in the gaps left by other books about technology, Ramirez showcases little-known inventors--particularly people of color and women--who had a significant impact but whose accomplishments have been hidden by mythmaking, bias, and convention. Doing so, she shows us the power of telling inclusive stories about technology. She also shows that innovation is universal--whether it's splicing beats with two turntables and a microphone or splicing genes with two test tubes and CRISPR.
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              ISBN 9780262542265
              Released NZ 2 Jul 2021
              Publisher MIT Press Ltd
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Mit Press
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              The New Librarianship Field Guide

              The New Librarianship Field Guide (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Lankes, R. David; Contributions by Kowalski, Sue; Tench, Beck; Gould, Cheryl; Silk, Kimberly

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              How librarians can be radical positive change agents in their communities, dedicated to learning and making a difference.

              ISBN 9780262529082
              Released NZ 15 Jun 2016
              Publisher MIT Press Ltd
              Interest Age 18+ years
              Series The MIT Press
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              The Curie Society
               

              The Curie Society (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Einhorn, Heather; Staffaroni, Adam; Harvey, Janet; Illustrated by Liao, Sonia; Edited by Hilty, Joan

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              A covert team of young women--members of the Curie Society, an elite organization dedicated to women in STEM--undertake high-stakes missions to save the world. --

              ISBN 9780262539944
              Released NZ 4 May 2021
              Publisher MIT Press Ltd
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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              Handprints on Hubble: An Astronaut's Story of Invention

              Handprints on Hubble: An Astronaut's Story of Invention (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Sullivan, Kathryn D.

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              The first American woman to walk in space recounts her experience as part of the team that launched, rescued, repaired, and maintained the Hubble Space Telescope.

              ISBN 9780262539647
              Released NZ 16 Feb 2021
              Publisher MIT Press Ltd
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Lemelson Center Studies in Invention and Innovation
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              Anti-vaxxers

              Anti-vaxxers (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Berman, Jonathan M.

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              A presentation of the scientific argument in favor of vaccination, which probes the consequences, origins and impact of the the anti-vaccination movement --

              ISBN 9780262539326
              Released NZ 1 Dec 2020
              Publisher MIT Press Ltd
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Hidden Wonders: The Subtle Dialogue Between Physics and Elegance

              Hidden Wonders: The Subtle Dialogue Between Physics and Elegance (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Guyon, Etienne; Bico, Jose; Reyssat, Etienne; Roman, Benoit

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              The hidden elegance in everyday objects and physical mechanisms, from crumpled paper to sandcastles. Hidden Wonders focuses on the objects that populate our everyday life--crumpled paper, woven fabric, a sand pile--but looks at them with a physicists' eye, revealing a hidden eleg...ance in mundane physical mechanisms. In six chapters--Building, Shaping, Waving, From Sand Grains to Glass, Structures in Motion, Breaking--the authors present brief stories, set in locales ranging from the Eiffel Tower to a sandcastle, that illustrate the little wonders hidden in the ordinary. A simple experiment that readers can perform at home concludes each story. More than 200 illustrations bring the stories to life.
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              ISBN 9780262539890
              Released NZ 13 Apr 2021
              Publisher MIT Press Ltd
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              Lifelong Kindergarten: Cultivating Creativity through Projects, Passion, Peers, and Play

              Lifelong Kindergarten: Cultivating Creativity through Projects, Passion, Peers, and Play (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Resnick, Mitchel; Foreword by Robinson, Ken

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              In today's kindergartens, children spend more time with math worksheets and phonics flashcards than building blocks and finger paint. Kindergarten is becoming more like the rest of school. Here, learning expert Resnick argues for exactly the opposite: the rest of school (even the... rest of life) should be more like kindergarten. 5 7/16 x 8.
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              ISBN 9780262536134
              Released NZ 15 Aug 2018
              Publisher MIT Press Ltd
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series The MIT Press
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              Handprints on Hubble: An Astronaut's Story of Invention

              Handprints on Hubble: An Astronaut's Story of Invention (Hardback)

              By Sullivan, Kathryn D.

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              The first American woman to walk in space recounts her experience as part of the team that launched, rescued, repaired, and maintained the Hubble Space Telescope.

              ISBN 9780262043182
              Released NZ 5 Nov 2019
              Publisher MIT Press Ltd
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Lemelson Center Studies in Invention & Innovation Series
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