New and notable books by subject! Technology

new-books-dc-sullivan-library_technology1The Sullivan Library is constantly adding new titles and updated editions of texts to our collection.  In an effort to draw attention to all the great material we have to offer, we will start highlighting new book purchases by subject area.

You can also browse new books in our catalog by clicking the “New Books” link on the right hand side of the page under Library Info.


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For good or ill, technology has and continues to change our lives. This list of books is a sampling of what technology and the Internet has brought to the world from self-driving cars to spying.

Here is a select group of books on Technology we think you might like.


Future Crimes: Inside the Digital Underground and the Battle for Our Connected World

By Marc Goodman

DC Call Number 364.168 G623f

Technological advances have been of benefit to the world, but on the flip side they can be turned against us. Just over the horizon there will be a wave of scientific inventions, all with potentially disastrous consequences. Author Marc Goodman presents the dark Internet and how hackers are poised to hijack these new technologies.

Mind Change: How Digital Technologies Are Leaving Their Mark on Our Brains

By Susan Greenfield

DC Call Number 155.9 G837m

Renowned neuroscientist Susan Greenfield provides evidence that incessant exposure to social media, the Internet and video games is capable of rewiring our brains, and possibly the minds of people born before and after exposure to the Internet now differ.

The Internet of Things: How Smart TVs, Smart Cars, Smart Homes, and Smart Cities Are Changing the World 1st Edition

By Michael Miller

DC Call Number 004 M616i

The Internet of Things (known as IoT) won’t just connect people, it will connect almost any Internet-ready device. Miller shows how smart devices will continue to change the world and what could be the potential risks.


The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Wanted Man

By Luke Harding

DC Call Number 327.1273 H219s

Inspiration for the movie, Snowden, directed by Oliver Stone.

This book tells the story of Edward Snowden, the 29-year-old NSA employee, who shocked the world by exposing the mass surveillance programs of the United States government.

No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State

By Glenn Greenwald

DC Call Number 327.12 G855n

In 2013, author Glenn Greenwald met an anonymous source in Hong Kong who claimed to have evidence of pervasive government spying. That source was Edward Snowden, a NSA employee, who has been portrayed in the media as a hero to some, and a traitor to others.

The Evolution of Everything: How New Ideas Emerge

By Matt Ridley

DC Call Number 303.483 R437e

Author Ridley says true innovation works bottom up rather than top down. World changing inventions like the Internet and mobile phones emerged from evolving trends, not corporate edicts.

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