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The Sixth Extinction

by Elizabeth Kolbert

A major book about the future of the world, blending intellectual and natural history and field reporting into a powerful account of the mass extinction unfolding before our eyes

Over the last half a billion...


Who Owns the Future?

by Jaron Lanier

Jaron Lanier is the father of virtual reality and one of the world’s most brilliant thinkers. Who Owns the Future? is his visionary reckoning with the most urgent economic and social trend of our age: the...


The New Digital Age: Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business

by Eric Schmidt & Jared Cohen

In an unparalleled collaboration, two leading global thinkers in technology and foreign affairs give us their widely anticipated, transformational vision of the future: a world where everyone is connected—a...


Mind Hacks: Tips & Tricks for Using Your Brain

by Tom Stafford & Matt Webb

The brain is a fearsomely complex information-processing environment--one that often eludes our ability to understand it. At any given time, the brain is collecting, filtering, and analyzing information and,...


Hackers & Painters: Big Ideas from the Computer Age

by Paul Graham

"The computer world is like an intellectual Wild West, in which you can shoot anyone you wish with your ideas, if you're willing to risk the consequences. " --from Hackers & Painters: Big Ideas from the Computer...


Addiction by Design: Machine Gambling in Las Vegas

by Natasha Dow Schüll

Recent decades have seen a dramatic shift away from social forms of gambling played around roulette wheels and card tables to solitary gambling at electronic terminals. Slot machines, revamped by ever more compelling...


Online Community Handbook: Building your business and brand on the Web

by Dan Moughamian & Scott Valentine

This is the eBook version of the printed book. If the print book includes a CD-ROM, this content is not included within the eBook version. Successful online communities don’t just happen by themselves. They’re...


The Flooded Earth: Our Future In a World Without Ice Caps

by Peter Ward

Rising sea levels will not extinguish humanity, but they will transform human life as we know it. An eminent scientist explains what our world will look like.


Second Life For Dummies

by Sarah Robbins & Mark Bell

You’ve heard all about Second Life. Maybe you’ve already jumped with both feet—and gotten stuck. Or maybe you’re a Second Life veteran who wants to build something or run a business. Fear not! Second...


The Future and Its Enemies: The Growing Conflict Over Creativity, Enterprise,

by Virginia Postrel

Today we have greater wealth, health, opportunity, and choice than at any time in history. Yet a chorus of intellectuals and politicians laments our current condition -- as slaves to technology, coarsened by...


Search Engine Visibility, Second Edition

by Shari Thurow

This is the eBook version of the printed book.Search Engine Visibility is about designing, writing, and creating a web site primarily for a site's visitors, and helping them find what they are searching for...


Community Building on the Web: Secret Strategies for Successful Online Communities

by Amy Jo Kim

What's the point of creating a great Web site if no one goes there-or worse, if people come but never return? How do some sites, such as America Online, EBay, and GeoCities, develop into Internet communities...


I, Avatar: The Culture and Consequences of Having a Second Life

by Meadows Mark Stephen

What is an avatar? Why are there nearly a billion of them, and who is using them? Do avatars impact our real lives, or are they just video game conceits? Is an avatar an inspired rendering of its creator’s...


How to Win Sales & Influence Spiders: Boosting Your Business and Buzz on the Web

by Catherine Seda

Authored by wireless industry expert and leader Jim Geier, Deploying Voice over Wireless LANs draws on Geier's extensive experience with real-world VoWLAN deployments. Geier brings together state-of-the-art...


Counter Hack Reloaded: A Step-by-Step Guide to Computer Attacks and Effective Defenses

by Edward Skoudis & Tom Liston

Recent advances make it possible to deliver high-quality voice and video communications over a wireless LAN (WLAN), replacing costly wired telephone and video surveillance systems and dramatically reducing support...


Healing This Wounded Earth: With Compassion, Spirit and the Power of Hope

by Eleanor Stoneham

The world is seriously wounded threatened by violence egocentricity and mass consumerism. Government intervention alone will never solve society's problems. We need personal responsibility and healing on a global...


Everyware: The Dawning Age of Ubiquitous Computing

by Adam Greenfield

This is the eBook version of the printed book.

Ubiquitous computing--almost imperceptible, but everywhere around us--is rapidly becoming a reality. How will it change us? how can we shape its emergence?

Smart...


Publish and Prosper: Blogging for Your Business

by Steve Broback & DL Byron

This is the eBook version of the printed book.

While personal blogs take up much of the blogosphere, blogs are quickly gaining popularity in business as an inexpensive and amazingly effective marketing tool....


Dispatches from Blogistan: A travel guide for the modern blogger

by Suzanne Stefanac

This is the eBook version of the printed book.The term "blog" wasn't coined until 1999 and yet by 2004, it had become Merriam-Webster's Word of the Year. Globally, the number of blogs is doubling every six months,...


The People's Platform

by Astra Taylor

From a cutting-edge cultural commentator, a bold and brilliant challenge to cherished notions of the Internet as the great leveler of our age

The Internet has been hailed as an unprecedented democratizing force,...