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  • STATE OF THE ART: A Photographic History of the Integrated Circuit. by Augarten, Stan; Foreword by Ray Bradbury.
    Augarten, Stan; Foreword by Ray Bradbury.
    STATE OF THE ART: A Photographic History of the Integrated Circuit.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, issued simultaneously with hardcover.

    New York: Ticknor & Fields, (1983). First edition - "They are a quarter inch square and thin as a human hair, but they are without question among the most important inventions of the twentieth century. They are integrated circuits, or microchips, the brains of computers- and the brillance of their design is powering a multibillion dollar industry and changing the world. . . Featuring stunning color photographs of some of the most significant chips, [this book] celebrates the aesthetics of integrated circuits as well as their extraordinary capabilities." Takes us from the birth of the transister in 1947 through 1982, both a history of and a tribute to these electronic masterpieces. With a foreword by Ray Bradbury. 79 pp. ISBN: 0-899191959.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers (some minor wear to the covers).

    Book ID: 68774
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  • TROUBLEMAKERS: Silicon Valley's Coming of Age. by Berlin, Leslie.
    Berlin, Leslie.
    TROUBLEMAKERS: Silicon Valley's Coming of Age.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2017) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A look at the people and stories behind "the birth of the Internet and the microprocessor, as well as Apple, Atari, Genentech, Xerox PARC, ROLM, ASK, and the iconic venture capital firms Sequoia Capital and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. In the space of only seven years and thirty-five miles, five major industriespersonal computing, video games, biotechnology, modern venture capital, and advanced semiconductor logicwere born.. . Featured among well-known Silicon Valley innovators like Steve Jobs, Regis McKenna, Larry Ellison, and Don Valentine are Mike Markkula, the underappreciated chairman of Apple who owned one-third of the company; Bob Taylor, who kick-started the Arpanet and masterminded the personal computer;…

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    New York: Simon & Schuster, (2017) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A look at the people and stories behind "the birth of the Internet and the microprocessor, as well as Apple, Atari, Genentech, Xerox PARC, ROLM, ASK, and the iconic venture capital firms Sequoia Capital and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers. In the space of only seven years and thirty-five miles, five major industriespersonal computing, video games, biotechnology, modern venture capital, and advanced semiconductor logicwere born.. . Featured among well-known Silicon Valley innovators like Steve Jobs, Regis McKenna, Larry Ellison, and Don Valentine are Mike Markkula, the underappreciated chairman of Apple who owned one-third of the company; Bob Taylor, who kick-started the Arpanet and masterminded the personal computer; software entrepreneur Sandra Kurtzig, the first woman to take a technology company public; Bob Swanson, the cofounder of Genentech; Al Alcorn, the Atari engineer behind the first wildly successful video game; Fawn Alvarez, who rose from an assembler on a factory line to the executive suite; and Niels Reimers, the Stanford administrator who changed how university innovations reach the public. Together, these troublemakers rewrote the rules and invented the future." SIGNED and dated on the title page. Illustrated with photographs, both black and while and in color. Notes, index. xvi, 494 pp. ISBN: 978-1451651508.

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    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 74072
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  • THE AXEMAKER'S GIFT: A Double-Edged History of Human Culture. by Burke, James and Robert Ornstein.
    Burke, James and Robert Ornstein.
    THE AXEMAKER'S GIFT: A Double-Edged History of Human Culture.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Putnam, (1995.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A look at the history of mankind from the first stone axe to the supercomputers of today, and how those with the genius to invent, lead, design, heal have brought the earth to the brink of destruction. Illustrated with drawings by Ted Dewan. Bibliography, index. 348 pp. ISBN: 0-399140883.

    Condition: Fine in very good dust jacket. (tear at lower corner of dj flap)

    Book ID: 40753
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  • THE VIEW FROM SERENDIP by Clarke, Arthur C.
    Clarke, Arthur C.
    THE VIEW FROM SERENDIP

    Edition: Book club edition.

    New York: Random House, (1977.) dj. Hardcover - Non-fiction. "Speculations on space, science and the sea, together with fragments of an equatorial autobiography". Serendip is one of the ancient names for Sri Lanka where Clarke made his home. Topics range from Mars exploration to Willy Ley and Chesley and Asimov, and to the second century of the telephone and the limits of technology. 242 pp. ISBN: 0-394-417968.

    Condition: Near fine in a very good- dust jacket. (edge wear to dj)

    Book ID: 13160
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  • UNBOUND: How Eight Technologies Made Us Human, Transformed Society, and Brought Our World to the Brink. by Currier, Richard L.
    Currier, Richard L.
    UNBOUND: How Eight Technologies Made Us Human, Transformed Society, and Brought Our World to the Brink.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Arcade Publishing, (2015) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "Humanity has been repeatedly transformed by certain key technologies, each of which has triggered a profound metamorphosis. . . The fabrication of weapons, the mastery of fire, and the technologies of clothing and shelter transformed the human body, enabling us to walk upright, shed our body hair, and migrate out of tropical Africa into temperate climates. Symbolic communication changed human evolution from a slow biological process into a fast cultural process. Food production transformed the relationship between humanity and the environment, and with technologies of interaction led to the birth of civilization. Precision machinery, developed to build accurate clocks, spawned the industrial revolution and the rise of nation-states;…

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    New York: Arcade Publishing, (2015) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "Humanity has been repeatedly transformed by certain key technologies, each of which has triggered a profound metamorphosis. . . The fabrication of weapons, the mastery of fire, and the technologies of clothing and shelter transformed the human body, enabling us to walk upright, shed our body hair, and migrate out of tropical Africa into temperate climates. Symbolic communication changed human evolution from a slow biological process into a fast cultural process. Food production transformed the relationship between humanity and the environment, and with technologies of interaction led to the birth of civilization. Precision machinery, developed to build accurate clocks, spawned the industrial revolution and the rise of nation-states; and in the next metamorphosis, the rise of digital technologies may well lead to the birth of a global civilization." INSCRIBED on the title page and dated in the year of publication, Photographs,notes, bibliography, index. xx, 376 pp.

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    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.) Promotional bookmark laid in.

    Book ID: 68886
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  • ONE WITH NINEVEH: Politics, Consumption And The Human Future. by Ehrlich, Paul R. and Ehrlich, Anne H.
    Ehrlich, Paul R. and Ehrlich, Anne H.
    ONE WITH NINEVEH: Politics, Consumption And The Human Future.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Washington, D.C.: Island Press: (2004.). First edition - New book by these controversial and provocative authors - one focusing on the proverbial three 'elephants in our living room' - overpopulation, overconsumption, and political and economic inequity - factors which is they are ignored could lead us to a fall like that of Nineveh. Also discussed is what we can do to create a better and more lasting world. Notes, extensive references. 460 pp.

    Condition: Near fine (light crease to front cover.)

    Book ID: 31012
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  • Finn, Christine A.
    ARTIFACTS: An Archaeologist's Year in Silicon Valley.

    Edition: First printing.

    Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, (2001). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book in which the author combines "a reporter's instinct for a good interview with traditional archaeological training [to bring] the perspectives of the past and the future to the story of Silicon Valley's present material culture. She traveled the area in 2000, a period when people's fortunes could change overnight. She describes a computer's rapid trajectory from useful tool to machine to be junked to collector's item. She explores the sense that whatever one has is instantly superseded by the next new thing -- and the effect this has on economic and social values. She tells stories from a place where fruit-pickers now recycle silicon chips and…

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    Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, (2001). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book in which the author combines "a reporter's instinct for a good interview with traditional archaeological training [to bring] the perspectives of the past and the future to the story of Silicon Valley's present material culture. She traveled the area in 2000, a period when people's fortunes could change overnight. She describes a computer's rapid trajectory from useful tool to machine to be junked to collector's item. She explores the sense that whatever one has is instantly superseded by the next new thing -- and the effect this has on economic and social values. She tells stories from a place where fruit-pickers now recycle silicon chips and where more money can be made babysitting for post-IPO couples than working in a factory. The ways that people are working and adapting, are becoming wealthy or barely getting by, are visible in the cultural landscape of the fifteen cities that make up the area called 'Silicon Valley.'" Although written almost 20 years ago, the contrasts she mentions have only increased in the interim. SIGNED on the title page. Text is preceded by a 32 page photo essay; illustrated with other photographs throughout. Selected further reading, index. xlix. 244 pp. ISBN: 0-262062240.

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    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 75921
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  • FLANAGAN'S VERSION : A Spectator's Guide to Science on the Eve of the Twenty-First Century. by Flanagan, Dennis.
    Flanagan, Dennis.
    FLANAGAN'S VERSION : A Spectator's Guide to Science on the Eve of the Twenty-First Century.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - Individual chapters focus on physics, astronomy, geology, biology and technology, and make complex ideas understandable. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper to the noted collector Larry Owens with the comment "A true reader. Someone who remembers what he has read!" Index. x. 172 pp. ISBN: 0-394555473.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 67713
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  • A THREAD ACROSS THE OCEAN: The Heroic Story of the Transatlantic Cable by Gordon, John Steele.
    Gordon, John Steele.
    A THREAD ACROSS THE OCEAN: The Heroic Story of the Transatlantic Cable

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Walker, (2002.) dj. Hardcover first edition - A fascinating account of an epic struggle, lasting over 40 years, and one of the most extraordinary engineering feats of the 19th century, which culminated in 1866 when the Old and New Worlds were united by the successful laying of a telegraph cable that spanned the Atlantic. Photographs, Notes, bibliography, index. 240 pp. ISBN: 0-802713645.

    Condition: Very good in a fine dust jacket (gift inscription on front endpaper.)

    Book ID: 37363
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  • BEING DIGITAL. by Negroponte, Nicholas.
    Negroponte, Nicholas.
    BEING DIGITAL.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1995. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "Computing is not about computers any more. It is about living." Thus writes the author in the introduction to this visionary new book. Bits, the DNA of information, are rapidly replacing atoms as the basic commodity of human interaction. And this change is "irreversible and unstoppable." Now, many years later, we are living in the midst of this revolution that Negroponte, MIT Professor, futurist, inventor, founder of the "One Laptop per Child" foundation. both predicted and explained in a book written for everyone. INSCRIBED on the front endpaper to noted Oklahoma collector Larry Owens, "with best regards. Always be optimistic" and dated in 1996. Uncommon thus. Index, 243 pp. Dust jacket design by Chip Kidd. ISBN: 0-679-439196.

    Condition: Fine in glossy printed boards in a very near fine printed acetate dust jacket.

    Book ID: 60893
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  • SMART MOBS: The Next Social Revolution. by Rheingold, Howard.
    Rheingold, Howard.
    SMART MOBS: The Next Social Revolution.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Perseus Books, (2002) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - "Transforming cultures and Communities in the age of instant access."A prophetic book, but one which (if anything) underestimated the rate of transformation. SIGNED by the by the author on the title page and dated in the year of publication. Notes, index. xxii, 266 pp. ISBN: 0-738206083.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 68486
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