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Internet of Things : Architectures, Protocols and Standards

This book presents state-of-the-art research together with the current and future challenges in building new smart applications in an efficient, scalable, and sustainable way

Matches: A Light Book

Matches foregrounds the necessary elements for a critique of our time, capturing them in their contradictory and complementary relations.

On Bicycles: A 200-year History of Cycling in New York City

New York has stood out as an important city in the history and development of cycling--as a pastime and a mirror of the city's shifting social, economic, and structural developments

A History of the World in 6 Glasses

From beer to Coca-Cola, the six drinks that have helped shape human history. Throughout human history. certain drinks have done much more than just quench thirst. 

Salt : A World History

This book takes a look at an ordinary substance--salt, the only rock humans eat--and how it has shaped civilization from the very beginning.

At Home: A Short History of Private Life

Bryson takes readers on a tour of his house, a rural English parsonage, showing how each room has figured in the evolution of private life

The Pocket : A Hidden History of Women's Lives, 1660-1900

This first book-length study of the tie-on pocket combines materiality and gender to provide new insight into the social history of women's everyday lives

Coffee: A Global History

 Coffee's journey has taken it from the forests of Ethiopia to the Incas of Latin America, from Ottoman coffee houses to "Third Wave" cafés, and from the simple coffee pot to the capsule machine


There is more sugar in the world's diet than ever before, but life is far from sweet for the exploited producers making nature's 'white gold' and the unhealthy consumers eating it. Why has the billion-dollar sugar trade created such inequities?

White Bread: A Social History of the Store-bought Loaf

What can the history of America's one-hundred-year love-hate relationship with sliced white bread tell us about contemporary efforts to change the way we eat - a timely examination of what we talk about when we talk about food.