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WMD TerrorismScience and Policy Choices

WMD Terrorism: Science and Policy Choices

Stephen M. Maurer (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262012980
eISBN:
9780262259064
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262012980.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Conflict Politics and Policy

Terrorism by means of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) has been studied for decades — since the Cold War and fears of secret agents with suitcase-sized atomic bombs. Although WMD research has ... More

Women and Information TechnologyResearch on Underrepresentation

Women and Information Technology: Research on Underrepresentation

Joanne Cohoon and William Aspray (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262033459
eISBN:
9780262255929
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262033459.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Information Technology

Computing remains a heavily male-dominated field even after twenty-five years of extensive efforts to promote female participation. The chapters in this book look at reasons for the persistent gender ... More

The Wonder of ConsciousnessUnderstanding the Mind through Philosophical Reflection

The Wonder of Consciousness: Understanding the Mind through Philosophical Reflection

Harold Langsam

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015851
eISBN:
9780262298438
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015851.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Consciousness is a wonderful thing, but if we are to fully appreciate its wonder, we need to articulate what it is about consciousness that makes it such an interesting and important phenomenon to ... More

Work Meets LifeExploring the Integrative Study of Work in Living Systems

Work Meets Life: Exploring the Integrative Study of Work in Living Systems

Robert Levin, Simon Laughlin, Christina De La Rocha, and Alan Blackwell (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014120
eISBN:
9780262265843
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014120.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The work performed by living systems ranges from photosynthesis to prodigious feats of computation and organization. This book explores the relationships between work and the study of work across ... More

Working-Class Network SocietyCommunication Technology and the Information Have-Less in Urban China

Working-Class Network Society: Communication Technology and the Information Have-Less in Urban China

Jack Linchuan Qiu

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262170062
eISBN:
9780262255073
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262170062.001.0001
Subject:
Information Science, Communications

The idea of the “digital divide,” the great social division between information haves and have-nots, has dominated policy debates and scholarly analysis since the 1990s. This book describes a more ... More

World Wide ResearchReshaping the Sciences and Humanities

World Wide Research: Reshaping the Sciences and Humanities

William H. Dutton and Paul W. Jeffreys (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014397
eISBN:
9780262272087
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014397.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Advances in information and communication technology are transforming the way scholarly research is conducted across all disciplines. The use of increasingly powerful and versatile computer-based and ... More

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