Whether you're starting to go out more but don't want to sit on a bench or want to change up your work-from-home environment, the Sitpack might help.
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Putting the science into science fiction and fantasy gets you an interesting, if somewhat worthy, book that leaves you with as many questions as answers.
You don't need an iconic design guru like Jony Ive to come up with all the design ideas, but you do need to be prepared to take a new look at things and make the most of the materials available.
Get your teeth into this geeky approach to food, which covers novelties like nitrogen ice cream as well as the scientific principles behind great cooking.
More accessible than Hofstadter or Martin Gardner's classic mathematical columns, Good Math is a fun, if demanding, introduction to the strange, fascinating fundamental concepts of mathematics that underpin programming.
According to Judy Wajcman, we're pressed for time not because of technology but because of our priorities, and the policies and principles we choose. If we want to, we can take more control.
This gorgeous atlas of a modern city does what most infographics only aspire to: it takes a vast amount of information and makes it clear and understandable.
Is there a simple answer to the future of technology and the world of work? Probably not, but this thought-provoking book might help you relax and stop worrying about it so much.
Even if you don't agree with its ambitious theory about what makes businesses successful in the internet age, this book is full of interesting insights and useful advice.
Does technology make public embarrassment and disgrace worse, or does it just spread the humiliation around more evenly? This book documents dozens of scandals, small and large, to ask whether we're losing control of lives that are increasingly lived in public.