An exploration into the effects of the internet and the story of a dystopian future are among this month's latest library additions.
Untangling the Web by Dr Aleks Krotoski
The world wide web is now used by more than two billion people the world over, however the effect it is having on its users’ lives is unclear. After spending more than a decade investigating the rumours and claims surrounding the topic, Dr Aleks Krotoski – a social psychologist and host of BBC Radio 4’s The Digital Human – documents the personal, social and societal impact of the internet in her book, Untangling the Web.
String Theory: David Foster Wallace on Tennis by John Jeremiah Sullivan
David Foster Wallace’s life-long fascination for tennis inspired some of his finest non-fiction; for the first time, five of these writings have been collected in one publication, String Theory. With an introduction by Whiting Award-winning journalist John Jeremiah Sullivan, the book features the late American novelist’s most famous piece celebrating the successes of Roger Federer, through to the recollection of his own brief sporting career.
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Set in the year of 2044, Ready Player One tells the story of backward-looking future where humanity spends its waking hours sprawling a virtual utopia, obsessed by the prospect of winning the ultimate lottery ticket. With nods to 1980’s pop culture and old school video games, Ernest Cline’s debut novel centres the protagonist Wade Watts as he finds himself in a harrowing race for the prize in a viable dystopian future.
They Made America by Harold Evans
In his second large book about U.S. history, Harold Evans tells the stories of the leading inventors, entrepreneurs and risk takers who shaped America over the course of two centuries. Along with obvious choices as Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, They Made America features lesser known innovators such a Garrett Morgan, a heroic African American community leader, and Madam Walker, the first female self-made millionaire in the country.
How A Simple Email Newsletter Can Transform Your Business by David Hieatt
Second only to a sewing machine, owner of global fashion brand Hiut Denim and Member David Hieatt claims that a simple email newsletter is the single most important tool in his business. As part of the Do Open book series, curated by The Do Lectures, the entrepreneur shares this simple marketing strategy, discussing in detail topics ranging from the importance of design, through to how to find your voice.
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