Posts tagged with "technology"

Posted by Ultra Violet on 10/02/11
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Shakar writes in a genuinely contemporary voice, asking the questions that are on everyone's minds. What has changed in our society since 9/11? How is technology and virtual reality changing us as people? How do we maintain the connection with each other through these changes?

Posted by mingh on 03/26/12
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The newest book from the acclaimed writer of The Dante Club. Boston, 1868. The Civil War may be over but a new war has begun, one between the past and the present, tradition and technology.
 
On a former marshy wasteland, the daring Massachusetts Institute of Technology is rising, its mission to harness science for the benefit of all and to open the doors of opportunity to everyone of merit. But in Boston Harbor a fiery cataclysm throws commerce into chaos, as ships’ instruments spin inexplicably out of control. Soon after, another mysterious catastrophe devastates the heart of the city. Is it sabotage by scientific means or Nature revolting against man’s attempt to control it?

The shocking disasters cast a pall over M.I.T. and provoke assaults from all sides—rival Harvard, labor unions, and a sensationalistic press. With their first graduation and the very survival of their groundbreaking college now in doubt, a band of the Institute’s best and brightest students secretly come together to save innocent lives and track down the truth, armed with ingenuity and their unique scientific training.

Studded with suspense and soaked in the rich historical atmosphere for which its author is renowned, The Technologists is a dazzling journey into a dangerous world not so very far from our own, as the America we know today begins to shimmer into being.