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Sex, bombs and burgers : how war, porn and fast food created technology as we know it

Author: Peter Nowak
Publisher: Toronto : Viking Canada, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A history of technology based on research into the histories of all three industries and including interviews with inventors, experts, academics, executives and commentators. It is also a chronicle of popular culture. From cars to high-definition televisions, from website logins to microwave popcorn and slinkies, it reveals how our everyday lives have been shaped by war, porn and fast food"--Back cover.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Nowak
ISBN: 9780670069668 0670069663
OCLC Number: 463766141
Description: 364 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : A shameful trinity --
Weapons of mass consumption --
Better eating through chemistry --
Arming the amateurs --
A game of war --
Food from the heavens --
The naked eye goes electronic --
The internet : military made, porn perfected --
Seeds of conflict --
Fully functional robots --
Operation Desert Lab --
Conclusion : The benevolence of vice.
Responsibility: Peter Nowak.

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"A history of technology based on research into the histories of all three industries and including interviews with inventors, experts, academics, executives and commentators. It is also a chronicle of popular culture. From cars to high-definition televisions, from website logins to microwave popcorn and slinkies, it reveals how our everyday lives have been shaped by war, porn and fast food"--Back cover.

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