Books & Chapters



Book Cover: Crowdsourcing for Dummies

Crowdsourcing for Dummies

May 01, 2013

David Alan Grier, Associate Professor of International Science and Technology Policy and International Affairs

 

Crowdsourcing for Dummies, David Alan Grier, For Dummies, 2013.

 

book cover: Handbook on the Theory and Practice of Program Evaluation

Handbook on the Theory and Practice of Program Evaluation

April 01, 2013

Nicholas S. Vonortas, Professor of Economics and International Affairs

 

Handbook on the Theory and Practice of Program Evaluation, Albert N. Link , Nicholas S. Vonortas, Eds., Edward Elgar Publ., 2013.

 

There has been a dramatic increase in expenditures on public goods over the past thirty years, particularly in the area of research and development. As governments explore the many opportunities for growth in this area, they — and the general public — are becoming increasingly concerned with the transparency, accountability and performance of public programs. This pioneering Handbook offers a collection of critical essays on the theory and practice of program evaluation, written by some of the most well-known experts in the field.

book cover: The Company We Keep

The Company We Keep

September 10, 2012

David Alan Grier, Associate Professor of International Science and Technology Policy and International Affairs

 

The Company We Keep, IEEE Computer Society, 2012.

 

In his new book, David Alan Grier tells the stories that technical papers omit. Moving beyond the stereotypes of nerds and social misfits, The Company We Keep explores the community of people who build, use, and govern modern computing technology. The essays are both insightful and intimate, showing the impact of technology and the human character behind it. This book examines the development of digital technology by describing how this technology affects the communities that build, adapt, govern, and dispose of it.

Book Cover: Technology and the Future, 12th Edition

Technology and the Future, 12th Ed.

January 13, 2012

Albert Teich, Professor of Economics and International Affairs

 

Technology and the Future, Edited by Albert Teich, Cengage Learning, 2012.

 

The 12th edition of Technology and the Future, a reader on technology and society edited by Albert Teich, research professor of science, technology and international affairs in CISTP, has been published by Cengage Learning. The book, which has been in print continuously for over 40 years, remains the best-selling text in its field. It includes 28 chapters by a wide range of authors from Pulitzer Prize-winner author Thomas Friedman to poet Wendell Berry and inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil. It is available from the publisher, from Amazon, and from many other sources.

Book Cover: Space and Security: A Reference Handbook

Space and Security: A Reference Handbook

March 31, 2011

Peter Hays, Adjunct Professor

 

Space and Security: A Reference HandbookPeter L. Hays, Author, Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO, March 2011.

 

This thorough examination of the roots and motivations for U.S. national security space policy provides an essential foundation for considering current space security issues.

Book Cover: Toward a Theory of Spacepower: Selected Essays

Toward a Theory of Spacepower: Selected Essays

February 28, 2011

Peter Hays, Adjunct Professor

 

Toward a Theory of Spacepower: Selected Essays, Peter L. Hays, and Charles D. Lutes and with Vincent A Manzo, Lisa M. Yambrick, and M. Elaine Bunn, eds. National Defense Univ. Pr., February 2011.

 

Book cover: The Computing Machines of Charles Babbage

The Computing Machines of Charles Babbage

January 31, 2011

David Alan GrierAssociate Professor of International Science and Technology Policy and International Affairs

 

The Computing Machines of Charles Babbage, David Alan Grier, Los Alamitos, CA: IEEE Computer Society, January 2011.

 

Includes seven classic articles from IEEE Annals of the History of Computing and an all-new essay on Babbage by David Alan Grier.

With original introductory materials, the new essay "Overview of Babbage's Computing Machines," and a list of supplementary references, this EssentialSet adds depth and context to seven papers about Babbage's machines.