ECS 188 - Suggested Project Books

  1. Our Stolen Future: How We Are Threatening Our Fertility, Intelligence and Survival (Theo Colborn, Dianne Dumanoski, John Peter Meyers)
  2. Living Downstream : A Scientist's Personal Investigation of Cancer and the Environment (Sandra Steingraber)
  3. A Patent System for the 21st Century (Board of Science, Technology, and Economic Policy)
  4. Everything Bad Is Good for You: How Today's Popular Culture Is Actually Making Us Smarter (Steven Johnson)
  5. The Technological Society (Jacques Ellul)
  6. Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology (Neil Postman)
  7. Technology and the Character of Contemporary Life: A Philosophical Inquiry (Albert Borgmann)
  8. Database Nation: The Death of Privacy in the 21st Century (Simon Garfinkel)
  9. The Machine in the Garden: Technology and the Pastoral Ideal in America (Leo Marx)
  10. Why Things Bite Back: Technology and the Revenge of Unintended Consequences (Edward Tenner)
  11. America by Design: Science, Technology, and the Rise of Corporate Capitalism (David Noble)
  12. Religion of Technology: The Divinity of Man and the Spirit of Invention (David F. Noble)
  13. Technics and Civilization (Lewis Mumford)
  14. Myth of the Machine: Technics and Human Development (Lewis Mumford)
  15. Code and other Laws of Cyberspace (Lawrence Lessig)
  16. Darwin Among the Machines: The Evolution of Global Intelligence (George B. Dyson)
  17. Ethics in an Age of Technology: Gifford Lectures, Volume Two (Ian Barbour)
  18. Reinventing the Wheel: A Buddhist Response to the Information Age (Peter Hershock)
  19. The Rise of the Network Society (Manuel Castells)
  20. Does Technology Drive History: The Dilemma of Technological Determinism (Merritt Roe Smith, Leo Marx)
  21. Science and Technology in World History: An Introduction (James E. III McClellan, Harold Dorn)
  22. Technology in World Civilization: A Thousand-Year History (Arnold Pacey)
  23. Sakharov: A Biography (Richard Lourie)
  24. Pentagon of Power: The Myth of the Machine, vol. II (Lewis Mumford)
  25. World Without Secrets: Business, Crime and Privacy in the Age of Ubiquitous Computing (Richard Hunter)
  26. Secrets: On the Ethics of Concealment and Revelation (Sissela Bok)
  27. Questioning Technology (Andrew Feenberg)
  28. Thinking Through Technology: The Path Between Engineering and Philosophy (Carl Mitcham)
  29. Open Source Licensing: Software Freedom and Intellectual Property Law (Lawrence Rosen) (legal background may be useful)
  30. The Ethical Brain (Michael Gazzaniga)
  31. Culture of Death: The Assault on Medical Ethics in America (Wesley Smith)
  32. Classica Cases in Medical Ethics: Accounts of Cases that have Shaped Medical Ethics, with Philosophical, Legal, and Historical Backgrounds (Gregory Pence)
  33. Diet for a New America: How Your Food Choices Affect Your Health, Happiness and the Future of Life on Earth (John Robbins)
  34. Euthanasia, Ethics and Public Policy: An Argument Against Legalisation (John Keown)
  35. Connection on the Ice: Environmental Ethics in Theory and Practice (Patti Clayton, Charles Masson)
  36. Animal Liberation (Peter Singer)
  37. For the Good of Mankind: A History of the People of Bikini and their Islands (Second Edition) (Jack Niedenthal)
  38. Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies (Jared Diamond)
  39. The End of Poverty: Economic Possiblities for Our Times (Jeffrey Sachs)
  40. Freedom at Midnight (Dominique Lipierre, Larry Collins)
  41. Trespass Against Us: Dow Chemical and the Toxic Century (Jack Doyle)
  42. The Imperative of Responsibility: In Search of an Ethics for the Technological Age (Hans Jonas)
  43. The Transparent Society: Will Technology Force Us to Choose Between Privacy and Freedom? (David Brin)