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Edward Tenner
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Edward Tenner, former executive editor for physical science and history at Princeton University Press, holds a visiting research appointment in the Department of Geological and Geophysical Sciences at Princeton University. He received the A.B. from Princeton and the Ph.D. in history from the University of Chicago and has held visiting research positions at Rutgers University and the Institute for Advanced Study. In 1991-92 he was a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellow and in 1995-96 is a Fellow of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

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Our Own Devices
How Technology Remakes Humanity
Written by Edward Tenner


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 8, 2004
Price: $18.00

From the author of Why Things Bite Back—which introduced us to the revenge antics of technology—Our Own Devices is a wonderfully revealing look at the inventions of everyday things that protect us, position us, or enhance our performance.

In helping and hurting us, these body technologies have produced consequences that their makers... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Our Own Devices
How Technology Remakes Humanity
Written by Edward Tenner


Format: eBook
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 26, 2009
Price: $13.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.

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Why Things Bite Back
Technology and the Revenge of Unintended Consequences
Written by Edward Tenner


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 2, 1997
Price: $18.95

In this perceptive and provocative look at everything from computer software that requires faster processors and more support staff to antibiotics that breed resistant strains of bacteria, Edward Tenner offers a virtual encyclopedia of what he calls "revenge effects"--the unintended consequences of the mechanical, chemical, biological, and medical forms of ingenuity... Read more >
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