This Book Is Overdue!: How Librarians and Cybrarians Can Save Us All

By Marilyn Johnson

Buried in details? Cross-eyed over expertise? From the ground of a pile of paper, disks, books, e-books, and scattered thumb drives comes a cry of wish: Make approach for the librarians—they can help!

Those who expected the loss of life of libraries forgot to think about that, within the automatic maze of up to date lifestyles, none of us—expert and hopelessly baffled alike—can get alongside with no human aid. and never simply any aid: we want librarians, the single ones who can store us from being buried by way of the electronic age. This publication Is Overdue! is a romp in the course of the ranks of knowledge professionals—from the blunt and obscenely humorous bloggers to the quiet, law-abiding librarians gagged via the FBI. those are the pragmatic idealists who fuse the instruments of the electronic age with their love for the written note and the iconic values of unfastened speech, open entry, and scout-badge-quality information to someone in need.

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By Marilyn Johnson

Buried in details? Cross-eyed over expertise? From the ground of a pile of paper, disks, books, e-books, and scattered thumb drives comes a cry of wish: Make approach for the librarians—they can help!

Those who expected the loss of life of libraries forgot to think about that, within the automatic maze of up to date lifestyles, none of us—expert and hopelessly baffled alike—can get alongside with no human aid. and never simply any aid: we want librarians, the single ones who can store us from being buried by way of the electronic age. This publication Is Overdue! is a romp in the course of the ranks of knowledge professionals—from the blunt and obscenely humorous bloggers to the quiet, law-abiding librarians gagged via the FBI. those are the pragmatic idealists who fuse the instruments of the electronic age with their love for the written note and the iconic values of unfastened speech, open entry, and scout-badge-quality information to someone in need.

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Made on Earth: What We Wear, Where It Comes From, Where It Goes

By Wolfgang Korn

Garments. running shoes. expertise. the place do they arrive from? the place do they pass?

Have you ever puzzled how a section of garments leads to your cloth wardrobe? Who mad eit, and the place? what's going to you do with it whilst you’ve determined it’s no longer trendy anymore?

Made in the world follows the remarkable trip of a crimson fleece around the globe. From the cells of a Chitagong felony, the place manufacturing unit works are interrogated for campaigning for a residing salary, to a refugee boat drifting hopelessly at the Atlantic Ocean, learn how simply on merchandise of garments can attach such a lot of varied humans, together with you.

Translated into English from German via Jen Calleja in 2012

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By Wolfgang Korn

Garments. running shoes. expertise. the place do they arrive from? the place do they pass?

Have you ever puzzled how a section of garments leads to your cloth wardrobe? Who mad eit, and the place? what's going to you do with it whilst you’ve determined it’s no longer trendy anymore?

Made in the world follows the remarkable trip of a crimson fleece around the globe. From the cells of a Chitagong felony, the place manufacturing unit works are interrogated for campaigning for a residing salary, to a refugee boat drifting hopelessly at the Atlantic Ocean, learn how simply on merchandise of garments can attach such a lot of varied humans, together with you.

Translated into English from German via Jen Calleja in 2012

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The Computer Boys Take Over: Computers, Programmers, and the Politics of Technical Expertise (History of Computing)

By Nathan Ensmenger

It is a ebook in regards to the laptop revolution of the mid-20th century and the folks who made it possible.  in contrast to so much histories of computing, it's not a ebook approximately machines, inventors, or marketers. as an alternative, it tells the tale of the massive yet principally nameless legions of computing device specialists—programmers, platforms analysts, and different software program developers—who reworked the digital computing device from a systematic interest into the defining know-how of the fashionable era.  identified then again as "whiz kids," "hackers," and "gurus," this new breed of technical experts have been alternately sought after for his or her technical prowess and despised for his or her eccentric mannerisms and the disruptive power of the applied sciences they developed.  because the platforms that they equipped grew to become evermore strong and ubiquitous, those experts turned the focal point of a sequence of reviews of the social and organizational impression of digital computing.  To a lot of their contemporaries, it appeared the "computer boys" have been taking up, not only within the company atmosphere, but in addition in govt, politics, and society in general.

In The laptop Boys Take Over, Nathan Ensmenger strains the increase to energy of the pc professional in sleek American society.  He follows the background of laptop programming from its origins as low-status, mostly feminized hard work within the mystery wartime computing initiatives via its reinvention as a glamorous "black art" practiced by means of "computer cowboys" within the Nineteen Fifties via its clarification within the Sixties because the educational self-discipline of machine technology and the software program engineering occupation. His wealthy and nuanced portrayal of the lads and ladies (a magnificent variety of the "computer boys" have been, in reality, woman) who outfitted their careers round the novel expertise of digital computing explores problems with energy, id, and services that experience merely turn into extra major to our more and more automatic society.  His certain research of the pervasive "software crisis" rhetoric of the overdue Nineteen Sixties indicates how possible technical debates approximately how one can deal with large-scale software program improvement tasks mirrored deeper issues concerning the turning out to be strength and impact of technical experts in company, educational, and governmental organizations. 

In his recasting of the drama of the pc revolution during the eyes of its precept revolutionaries, Ensmenger reminds us that the computerization of contemporary society used to be now not an inevitable strategy pushed via impersonal technological or monetary imperatives, yet was once particularly an inventive, contentious, and especially, essentially human improvement.

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By Nathan Ensmenger

It is a ebook in regards to the laptop revolution of the mid-20th century and the folks who made it possible.  in contrast to so much histories of computing, it's not a ebook approximately machines, inventors, or marketers. as an alternative, it tells the tale of the massive yet principally nameless legions of computing device specialists—programmers, platforms analysts, and different software program developers—who reworked the digital computing device from a systematic interest into the defining know-how of the fashionable era.  identified then again as "whiz kids," "hackers," and "gurus," this new breed of technical experts have been alternately sought after for his or her technical prowess and despised for his or her eccentric mannerisms and the disruptive power of the applied sciences they developed.  because the platforms that they equipped grew to become evermore strong and ubiquitous, those experts turned the focal point of a sequence of reviews of the social and organizational impression of digital computing.  To a lot of their contemporaries, it appeared the "computer boys" have been taking up, not only within the company atmosphere, but in addition in govt, politics, and society in general.

In The laptop Boys Take Over, Nathan Ensmenger strains the increase to energy of the pc professional in sleek American society.  He follows the background of laptop programming from its origins as low-status, mostly feminized hard work within the mystery wartime computing initiatives via its reinvention as a glamorous "black art" practiced by means of "computer cowboys" within the Nineteen Fifties via its clarification within the Sixties because the educational self-discipline of machine technology and the software program engineering occupation. His wealthy and nuanced portrayal of the lads and ladies (a magnificent variety of the "computer boys" have been, in reality, woman) who outfitted their careers round the novel expertise of digital computing explores problems with energy, id, and services that experience merely turn into extra major to our more and more automatic society.  His certain research of the pervasive "software crisis" rhetoric of the overdue Nineteen Sixties indicates how possible technical debates approximately how one can deal with large-scale software program improvement tasks mirrored deeper issues concerning the turning out to be strength and impact of technical experts in company, educational, and governmental organizations. 

In his recasting of the drama of the pc revolution during the eyes of its precept revolutionaries, Ensmenger reminds us that the computerization of contemporary society used to be now not an inevitable strategy pushed via impersonal technological or monetary imperatives, yet was once particularly an inventive, contentious, and especially, essentially human improvement.

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TouchDevelop: Programming on the Go (3rd Edition)

By R. Nigel Horspool, Nikolai Tillmann

"The booklet is superb! It's transparent and straightforward to learn, with a great deal of examples that confirmed my scholars what to do."

-- Larry Snyder, Emeritus Professor, college of Washington, division of desktop technology and Engineering

“Having the TouchDevelop e-book to be had made our occasions rather a lot more uncomplicated. scholars may perhaps determine issues out for themselves with aid from the book.”

-- Jennifer Marsman, Microsoft relevant Developer Evangelist

Mobiledevices akin to smartphones and drugs are set to turn into the most computersthat almost everybody will personal and hold with them perpetually. And yet,mobile units usually are not but used for all computing initiatives. A undertaking at MicrosoftResearch used to be created to respond to an easy query: “It is feasible to createinteresting apps without delay on a phone or capsule, with no utilizing a separatePC or a keyboard?” the result's TouchDevelop, a programming surroundings thatruns on all sleek cellular units resembling home windows cell, iPhone, iPad, Androidphones and drugs, and likewise on desktops and Macs.

This ebook walks you thru the entire displays of the TouchDevelop app, and itpoints out similarities and alterations of the TouchDevelop language comparedto different programming languages. For clients, the ebook can function a handyreference subsequent to the telephone. The e-book systematically addresses all programminglanguage constructs, ranging from the very simple constructs similar to variablesand loops. The booklet additionally explores a number of the cell sensors and knowledge sourceswhich make developing apps for cellular units so rewarding.

If you're new to programming with TouchDevelop, or in case you have now not but workedon touchscreen units, we propose that you just learn the publication ranging from Chapter1. when you are already acquainted with the elemental paradigm of the TouchDevelopprogramming atmosphere, then be happy to leap forward to the later chaptersthat tackle specific subject areas.

This booklet is written from theperspective of someone constructing their code utilizing an internet browser. TheTouchDevelop net App runs in lots of sleek browsers on many alternative devicesincluding smartphones and capsules, Macs, computing device. All screenshots and navigationinstructions check with the TouchDevelop net App operating in a browser. ForWindows mobile, there's a committed TouchDevelop app within the home windows cell Storewhich offers entry to many extra sensors and knowledge resources. beginning with theTouchDevelop app v3.0 for home windows mobile eight, the telephone app will percentage the samelook and navigation constitution and all beneficial properties of the internet App.

What you’ll learn

The little tips to programming in your cellular units and for a cellular device
The scripting language and cloud-based ecosystem
Using cameras, video and audio, and different sensors equivalent to a microphone, accelerometer, compass, and gyroscope
Access to the net, licensed entry to net services
How to write down uncomplicated video games utilizing a integrated physics engine
Who this booklet is for

This programming language used to be written for those that want tobe in a position to create apps from their mobile. This situation is particularlyappealing to enthusiastic end-users who personal cellular units and scholars, whoare the objective viewers of this ebook.

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By R. Nigel Horspool, Nikolai Tillmann

"The booklet is superb! It's transparent and straightforward to learn, with a great deal of examples that confirmed my scholars what to do."

-- Larry Snyder, Emeritus Professor, college of Washington, division of desktop technology and Engineering

“Having the TouchDevelop e-book to be had made our occasions rather a lot more uncomplicated. scholars may perhaps determine issues out for themselves with aid from the book.”

-- Jennifer Marsman, Microsoft relevant Developer Evangelist

Mobiledevices akin to smartphones and drugs are set to turn into the most computersthat almost everybody will personal and hold with them perpetually. And yet,mobile units usually are not but used for all computing initiatives. A undertaking at MicrosoftResearch used to be created to respond to an easy query: “It is feasible to createinteresting apps without delay on a phone or capsule, with no utilizing a separatePC or a keyboard?” the result's TouchDevelop, a programming surroundings thatruns on all sleek cellular units resembling home windows cell, iPhone, iPad, Androidphones and drugs, and likewise on desktops and Macs.

This ebook walks you thru the entire displays of the TouchDevelop app, and itpoints out similarities and alterations of the TouchDevelop language comparedto different programming languages. For clients, the ebook can function a handyreference subsequent to the telephone. The e-book systematically addresses all programminglanguage constructs, ranging from the very simple constructs similar to variablesand loops. The booklet additionally explores a number of the cell sensors and knowledge sourceswhich make developing apps for cellular units so rewarding.

If you're new to programming with TouchDevelop, or in case you have now not but workedon touchscreen units, we propose that you just learn the publication ranging from Chapter1. when you are already acquainted with the elemental paradigm of the TouchDevelopprogramming atmosphere, then be happy to leap forward to the later chaptersthat tackle specific subject areas.

This booklet is written from theperspective of someone constructing their code utilizing an internet browser. TheTouchDevelop net App runs in lots of sleek browsers on many alternative devicesincluding smartphones and capsules, Macs, computing device. All screenshots and navigationinstructions check with the TouchDevelop net App operating in a browser. ForWindows mobile, there's a committed TouchDevelop app within the home windows cell Storewhich offers entry to many extra sensors and knowledge resources. beginning with theTouchDevelop app v3.0 for home windows mobile eight, the telephone app will percentage the samelook and navigation constitution and all beneficial properties of the internet App.

What you’ll learn

The little tips to programming in your cellular units and for a cellular device
The scripting language and cloud-based ecosystem
Using cameras, video and audio, and different sensors equivalent to a microphone, accelerometer, compass, and gyroscope
Access to the net, licensed entry to net services
How to write down uncomplicated video games utilizing a integrated physics engine
Who this booklet is for

This programming language used to be written for those that want tobe in a position to create apps from their mobile. This situation is particularlyappealing to enthusiastic end-users who personal cellular units and scholars, whoare the objective viewers of this ebook.

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GUI Design for Android Apps

By Ryan Cohen, Tao Wang

GUI layout for Android Apps is the perfect—and concise—introduction for cellular app builders and architects. via easy-to-follow tutorials, code samples, and case reports, the e-book indicates the must-know rules for user-interface layout for Android apps operating at the Intel platform, together with smartphones, pills and embedded devices.

This booklet is together constructed for person studying by way of Intel software program collage and China Shanghai JiaoTong college, and is excerpted from Android software improvement for the Intel® Platform.

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By Ryan Cohen, Tao Wang

GUI layout for Android Apps is the perfect—and concise—introduction for cellular app builders and architects. via easy-to-follow tutorials, code samples, and case reports, the e-book indicates the must-know rules for user-interface layout for Android apps operating at the Intel platform, together with smartphones, pills and embedded devices.

This booklet is together constructed for person studying by way of Intel software program collage and China Shanghai JiaoTong college, and is excerpted from Android software improvement for the Intel® Platform.

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Emigrating Beyond Earth: Human Adaptation and Colonization

By Cameron Smith, Evan T. Davies

Emigrating past Earth places area colonization into the context of human evolution. instead of concentrating on the applied sciences and techniques had to colonize house, the authors study the human dimensions of house colonization, from genetics to cultural swap. during this method, house colonization is proven to be a typical continuation of the human species' four million-year legacy of version to tough new environments. The authors describe what may be realized from the evolutionary approach to create space colonization likely to be successful, and current examples from the heritage of human enlargement into new environments -- together with the magnificent case of the prehistoric payment of the higher colonization of the Pacific islands round 3,000 years in the past -- to teach that area colonization could be not more approximately rockets and robots that Pacific colonization used to be approximately crusing, yet, as a substitute, a normal and helpful continuation of human model through the years.

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By Cameron Smith, Evan T. Davies

Emigrating past Earth places area colonization into the context of human evolution. instead of concentrating on the applied sciences and techniques had to colonize house, the authors study the human dimensions of house colonization, from genetics to cultural swap. during this method, house colonization is proven to be a typical continuation of the human species' four million-year legacy of version to tough new environments. The authors describe what may be realized from the evolutionary approach to create space colonization likely to be successful, and current examples from the heritage of human enlargement into new environments -- together with the magnificent case of the prehistoric payment of the higher colonization of the Pacific islands round 3,000 years in the past -- to teach that area colonization could be not more approximately rockets and robots that Pacific colonization used to be approximately crusing, yet, as a substitute, a normal and helpful continuation of human model through the years.

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The Bomb: A New History

“Younger has supplied an insightful advisor, specially for the overall reader, into today’s array of nuclear powers and their capabilities.”
—James Schlesinger, former Secretary of protection and Secretary of power, former

    Director of significant Intelligence


In The Bomb, Stephen more youthful, former Los Alamos guns fashion designer and writer of Endangered Species, provides a brand new background of the making of nuclear coverage and the construction of the main poor guns humankind has ever possessed. In an period whilst rogue countries like North Korean and Iran attempt to create their very own precarious guns courses, Younger’s The Bomb provides much-needed heritage and perception for college students, coverage makers, and readers who desire to greater comprehend the $64000 matters related to nuclear guns and nationwide security.

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“Younger has supplied an insightful advisor, specially for the overall reader, into today’s array of nuclear powers and their capabilities.”
—James Schlesinger, former Secretary of protection and Secretary of power, former < ?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />

    Director of significant Intelligence


In The Bomb, Stephen more youthful, former < ?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Los Alamos guns fashion designer and writer of Endangered Species, provides a brand new background of the making of nuclear coverage and the construction of the main poor guns humankind has ever possessed. In an period whilst rogue countries like North Korean and Iran attempt to create their very own precarious guns courses, Younger’s The Bomb provides much-needed heritage and perception for college students, coverage makers, and readers who desire to greater comprehend the $64000 matters related to nuclear guns and nationwide security.

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The Age of Cryptocurrency: How Bitcoin and Digital Money Are Challenging the Global Economic Order

By Paul Vigna, Michael J. Casey

Bitcoin grew to become a buzzword in a single day. A cyber-enigma with an enthusiastic following, it pops up in headlines and fuels never-ending media debate. you could it seems that use it to shop for something from espresso to autos, but few humans appear to really comprehend what it's. This increases the query: Why should still someone care approximately bitcoin?

In The Age of Cryptocurrency, Wall road reporters Paul Vigna and Michael J. Casey bring the definitive solution to this query. Cybermoney is poised to release a revolution, one who may well reinvent conventional monetary and social buildings whereas bringing the world's billions of "unbanked" contributors right into a new international financial system. Cryptocurrency holds the promise of a economic system with out a intermediary, one owned via the folks who use it and one safeguarded from the devastation of a 2008-type crash.

But bitcoin, the main recognized of the cybermonies, incorporates a name for instability, wild fluctuation, and illicit enterprise; a few worry it has the facility to dispose of jobs and to upend the idea that of a country country. It implies, especially, huge and wide-reaching change-for larger and for worse. however it is right here to stick, and also you forget about it at your peril.

Vigna and Casey demystify cryptocurrency-its origins, its functionality, and what you must understand to navigate a cyber-economy. The electronic foreign money international will glance very diversified from the paper forex international; The Age of Cryptocurrency will educate you ways to be ready.

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By Paul Vigna, Michael J. Casey

Bitcoin grew to become a buzzword in a single day. A cyber-enigma with an enthusiastic following, it pops up in headlines and fuels never-ending media debate. you could it seems that use it to shop for something from espresso to autos, but few humans appear to really comprehend what it's. This increases the query: Why should still someone care approximately bitcoin?

In The Age of Cryptocurrency, Wall road reporters Paul Vigna and Michael J. Casey bring the definitive solution to this query. Cybermoney is poised to release a revolution, one who may well reinvent conventional monetary and social buildings whereas bringing the world's billions of "unbanked" contributors right into a new international financial system. Cryptocurrency holds the promise of a economic system with out a intermediary, one owned via the folks who use it and one safeguarded from the devastation of a 2008-type crash.

But bitcoin, the main recognized of the cybermonies, incorporates a name for instability, wild fluctuation, and illicit enterprise; a few worry it has the facility to dispose of jobs and to upend the idea that of a country country. It implies, especially, huge and wide-reaching change-for larger and for worse. however it is right here to stick, and also you forget about it at your peril.

Vigna and Casey demystify cryptocurrency-its origins, its functionality, and what you must understand to navigate a cyber-economy. The electronic foreign money international will glance very diversified from the paper forex international; The Age of Cryptocurrency will educate you ways to be ready.

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Big Brother: The Orwellian Nightmare Come True

In Big Brother: The Orwellian Nightmare Come True, Mark cube information genuine NSA high-tech undercover agent platforms, mind-reading machines, mystery executive tasks, and rising synthetic intelligence courses that appear as though they got here correct out of George Orwell’s novel Nineteen Eighty-Four.

Orwell’s well-known publication was once first released in 1949, and tells the tale of a nightmarish destiny the place electorate have misplaced all privateness and are regularly monitored through the omniscient gigantic Brother surveillance procedure which retains them obedient to a totalitarian govt.

the radical is eerily prophetic as the various fictional platforms of surveillance defined have now turn into a fact. Mark cube exhibits you the feared documentation that giant Brother is observing you, and is extra robust than you may think.

- The nationwide safeguard Agency
- Facial acceptance Scanners
- brain studying Machines
- Neural Interfaces
- Psychotronic guns
- Orwellian govt courses
- The Nanny nation
- Orwellian guns
- synthetic Intelligence
- Cybernetic Organisms

- a more in-depth examine 1984
- Our Social Structure
- The regulate of Information
- Perpetual country of warfare
- The Personification of the get together
- Telescreens
- A Snitch tradition
- Relationships in Shambles
- A Heartless Society
- international nations Painted as Enemies
- energy Hungry officers
- An Erosion of the Language
- Double imagine
- And extra!

through the writer of The Illuminati: proof & Fiction

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In Big Brother: The Orwellian Nightmare Come True, Mark cube information genuine NSA high-tech undercover agent platforms, mind-reading machines, mystery executive tasks, and rising synthetic intelligence courses that appear as though they got here correct out of George Orwell’s novel Nineteen Eighty-Four.

Orwell’s well-known publication was once first released in 1949, and tells the tale of a nightmarish destiny the place electorate have misplaced all privateness and are regularly monitored through the omniscient gigantic Brother surveillance procedure which retains them obedient to a totalitarian govt.

the radical is eerily prophetic as the various fictional platforms of surveillance defined have now turn into a fact. Mark cube exhibits you the feared documentation that giant Brother is observing you, and is extra robust than you may think.

- The nationwide safeguard Agency
- Facial acceptance Scanners
- brain studying Machines
- Neural Interfaces
- Psychotronic guns
- Orwellian govt courses
- The Nanny nation
- Orwellian guns
- synthetic Intelligence
- Cybernetic Organisms

- a more in-depth examine 1984
- Our Social Structure
- The regulate of Information
- Perpetual country of warfare
- The Personification of the get together
- Telescreens
- A Snitch tradition
- Relationships in Shambles
- A Heartless Society
- international nations Painted as Enemies
- energy Hungry officers
- An Erosion of the Language
- Double imagine
- And extra!

through the writer of The Illuminati: proof & Fiction

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Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century

By P. W. Singer

In stressed for warfare, P. W. Singer explores the great­est revolution in army affairs because the atom bomb: the sunrise of robot battle. we're at the cusp of a tremendous shift in army expertise that threatens to make genuine the stuff of I, robotic and The Terminator. mixing historic facts with interviews of an amaz­ing solid of characters, Singer exhibits how know-how is altering not only how wars are fought, but additionally the politics, economics, legislation, and the ethics that encompass battle itself. vacationing from the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan to modern day "skunk works" in the course of suburbia, stressed for battle will tantalise a large readership, from army buffs to coverage wonks to gearheads.

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By P. W. Singer

In stressed for warfare, P. W. Singer explores the great­est revolution in army affairs because the atom bomb: the sunrise of robot battle. we're at the cusp of a tremendous shift in army expertise that threatens to make genuine the stuff of I, robotic and The Terminator. mixing historic facts with interviews of an amaz­ing solid of characters, Singer exhibits how know-how is altering not only how wars are fought, but additionally the politics, economics, legislation, and the ethics that encompass battle itself. vacationing from the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan to modern day "skunk works" in the course of suburbia, stressed for battle will tantalise a large readership, from army buffs to coverage wonks to gearheads.

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