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Sex, bombs, and burgers : how war, pornography, and fast food have shaped modern technology

Author: Peter Nowak
Publisher: Guilford, Conn. : Lyons Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A fun and fascinating exploration of modern technology, Sex, Bombs, and Burgers reveals how these three billion-dollar industries have shaped our everyday lives. It's also a chronicle of popular culture, chock-full of surprising revelations. Take a look around your home. Your microwave? A British military scientist invented its technology by accident while trying to devise a death ray to blow up enemy planes. Your  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Nowak, Peter, 1974-
Sex, bombs, and burgers.
Guilford, Conn. : Lyons Press, ©2011
(DLC) 2011028054
(OCoLC)711045975
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Nowak
ISBN: 9780762776108 0762776102
OCLC Number: 829178288
Notes: "First published in Canada in 2010 by Viking Canada"--Title page verso.
Description: 1 online resource (386 pages) : illustrations
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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"An entertaining and well-researched read, filled with surprising facts, Sex, Bombs, and Burgers offers a provocative alternate history of 20th-century progress."-Salon.com"Informative and Read more...

 
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