Controversial Books for itas

This page shows the most "controversial" books in this library, as measured by the highest standard deviation of members' star ratings.

Standard Deviation Average Rating Your Rating Title
1.221 3.9 Laws of Form by G. Spencer-Brown
1.207 4.08 The Rhetoric of Reaction: Perversity, Futility, Jeopardy by Albert O. Hirschman
1.193 3.35 Social Research Methods by Alan Bryman
1.178 3.32 The Internet Galaxy: Reflections on the Internet, Business, and Society by Manuel Castells
1.171 3.6 Empire by Michael Hardt
1.155 3.75 The Limits to Growth: A Report for the Club of Rome's Project on the Predicament of Mankind by Donella H. Meadows
1.141 3.96 Risk Society: Towards a New Modernity by Ulrich Beck
1.137 3.47 Life on the Screen: Identity in the Age of the Internet by Sherry Turkle
1.135 3.93 Computer Power and Human Reason: From Judgement to Calculation by Joseph Weizenbaum
1.13 3.5 The Role of the Reader: Explorations in the Semiotics of Texts by Umberto Eco
1.125 3.34 Pandora's Hope: Essays on the Reality of Science Studies by Bruno Latour
1.122 3.28 Runaway World: How Globalization is Reshaping Our Lives by Anthony Giddens
1.115 3.24 The End Of Science: Facing The Limits Of Knowledge In The Twilight Of The Scientific Age by John Horgan
1.112 3.63 Who Am I?: And If So, How Many?: A Philosophical Journey by Richard David Precht
1.094 4 The Power of Identity: The Information Age: Economy, Society and Culture, Volume II (The Information Age) 2nd Edition by Manuel Castells
1.091 3.73 Information Rules: A Strategic Guide to the Network Economy by Carl Shapiro
1.077 3.54 Democratizing Innovation by Eric von Hippel
1.073 3.54 Who Owns the Future? by Jaron Lanier
1.064 3.57 Liquid Modernity by Zygmunt Bauman
1.063 3.81 Science in Action: How to Follow Scientists and Engineers Through Society by Bruno Latour
1.059 3.69 The Work of Nations: Preparing Ourselves for 21st Century Capitalism by Robert B. Reich
1.055 3.81 Understanding Media by Marshall McLuhan
1.044 3.7 The Postmodern Condition: A Report on Knowledge by Jean-François Lyotard
1.044 3.68 The Ten Faces of Innovation: IDEO's Strategies for Defeating the Devil's Advocate and Driving Creativity Throughout Your Organization by Tom Kelley
1.041 3.66 One-Dimensional Man: Studies in the Ideology of Advanced Industrial Society by Herbert Marcuse
1.035 3.34 The European Dream: How Europe's Vision of the Future Is Quietly Eclipsing the American Dream by Jeremy Rifkin
1.032 3.61 Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other by Sherry Turkle
1.02 3.13 The Location of Culture by Homi K. Bhabha
1.017 3.45 How to Read a Film: The World of Movies, Media, Multimedia: Language, History, Theory by James Monaco
1.017 3.4 What Have You Changed Your Mind About?: Today's Leading Minds Rethink Everything by John Brockman
1.015 3.95 Writing and Difference by Jacques Derrida
1.012 3.63 Mind & Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature is Almost Certainly False by Thomas Nagel
1 4.1 Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations by David R. Montgomery
0.998 3.7 The Gutenberg Elegies: The Fate of Reading in an Electronic Age by Sven Birkerts
0.995 4.2 Style: Toward Clarity and Grace by Joseph M. Williams
0.992 3.53 Race Against the Machine: How the Digital Revolution is Accelerating Innovation, Driving Productivity, and Irreversibly Transforming Employment and the Economy by Erik Brynjolfsson
0.99 3.65 The Emperor's New Mind: Concerning Computers, Minds, and the Laws of Physics by Roger Penrose
0.986 4.02 Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems, & the Economic World by Kevin Kelly
0.985 4.22 Die deutsche Rechtschreibung by Dudenredaktion
0.979 4.02 How Real Is Real?: Confusion, Disinformation, Communication by Paul Watzlawick
0.975 3.78 The Logic Of Failure: Recognizing And Avoiding Error In Complex Situations by Dietrich Dörner
0.974 3.91 Post-Capitalist Society by Peter F. Drucker
0.964 3.71 The Art of Innovation: Lessons in Creativity from IDEO, America's Leading Design Firm by Tom Kelley
0.964 3.88 A Theory of Justice by John Rawls
0.962 4.02 City of Quartz: Excavating the Future in Los Angeles by Mike Davis
0.959 3.42 Regenesis: How Synthetic Biology Will Reinvent Nature and Ourselves by George McDonald Church
0.957 3.56 The History of Money: From Sandstone to Cyberspace by Jack Weatherford
0.951 3.88 Chance and Necessity: An Essay on the Natural Philosophy of Modern Biology by Jacques Monod
0.95 4.14 Wonders and the Order of Nature, 1150-1750 by Lorraine Daston
0.942 4.06 Diffusion of Innovations by Everett M. Rogers
0.938 3.43 Why Things Bite Back: Technology and the Revenge of Unintended Consequences (Vintage) by Edward Tenner
0.935 3.88 At Home in the Universe: The Search for the Laws of Self-Organization and Complexity by Stuart Kauffman
0.935 4.06 The Weather Makers : How Man Is Changing the Climate and What It Means for Life on Earth by Tim Flannery
0.926 3.73 Turbulent Mirror: An Illustrated Guide to Chaos Theory and the Science of Wholeness by John Briggs
0.924 4.26 Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary by A.S. Hornby
0.923 3.42 The Media Lab: Inventing the Future at M. I. T. by Stewart Brand
0.923 3.71 The Fall of Public Man by Richard Sennett
0.921 3.79 Writing for Social Scientists: How to Start and Finish Your Thesis, Book, or Article by Howard S. Becker
0.912 3.68 Interface Culture : How New Technology Transforms the Way We Create and Communicate by Steven Johnson
0.909 3.61 The Age of Access: The New Culture of Hypercapitalism, Where all of Life is a Paid-For Experience by Jeremy Rifkin
0.902 3.85 Society of Mind by Marvin Minsky
0.902 3.36 The Shock of the Old: Technology and Global History since 1900 by David Edgerton
0.901 3.93 Competitive Strategy: Techniques for Analyzing Industries and Competitors by Michael E. Porter
0.897 3.64 Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think by Viktor Mayer-Schönberger
0.895 3.3 The Principles of Scientific Management by Frederick Winslow Taylor
0.891 4.05 Understanding Computers and Cognition: A New Foundation for Design by Terry Winograd
0.886 4.13 Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
0.884 3.96 The Innovator's Dilemma : The Revolutionary Book That Will Change the Way You Do Business by Clayton M. Christensen
0.882 4.15 Reassembling the Social: An Introduction to Actor-Network-Theory by Bruno Latour
0.882 4.1 Exit, Voice, and Loyalty: Responses to Decline in Firms, Organizations, and States by Albert O. Hirschman
0.876 3.58 The Nature of Technology: What It Is and How It Evolves by W. Brian Arthur
0.869 3.16 Designing the User Interface: Strategies for Human-Computer Interaction by Ben Shneiderman
0.857 4.3 Mindstorms: Children, Computers, And Powerful Ideas by Seymour Papert
0.856 3.88 Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation by Steven Johnson
0.854 4.16 The Forsyte Saga by John Galsworthy
0.852 3.56 The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy: An Economist Examines the Markets, Power, and Politics of World Trade by Pietra Rivoli
0.85 4.1 A History of Reading by Alberto Manguel
0.85 3.98 Taking Rights Seriously by Ronald Dworkin
0.844 3.96 When the Rivers Run Dry: Water--The Defining Crisis of the Twenty-first Century by Fred Pearce
0.843 3.38 Preparing for the Twenty-First Century by Paul Kennedy
0.842 4.01 The Oxford Companion to the English Language by Tom McArthur
0.837 3.69 The Man Who Tasted Shapes by Richard E. Cytowic
0.837 3.94 Development as Freedom by Amartya Sen
0.831 3.84 Descartes' Dream: The World According to Mathematics by Philip J. Davis
0.83 3.8 The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies by Erik Brynjolfsson
0.821 4.07 Waste: Uncovering the Global Food Scandal by Tristram Stuart
0.815 4.04 No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State by Glenn Greenwald
0.812 3.8 The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere: An Inquiry into a Category of Bourgeois Society by Jürgen Habermas
0.81 3.66 For Common Things: Irony, Trust and Commitment in America Today by Jedediah Purdy
0.81 3.95 Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide by Henry Jenkins
0.802 3.88 The Culture of the New Capitalism by Richard Sennett
0.802 3.88 Spheres Of Justice: A Defense Of Pluralism And Equality by Michael Walzer
0.797 3.76 The Golem: What Everyone Should Know About Science by Harry M. Collins
0.797 4.5 Le Petit Robert : Dictionnaire alphabétique et analogique de la langue française by Paul Robert
0.786 3.83 The Computer and the Brain by John von Neumann
0.783 4.14 Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution by Paul Hawken
0.782 3.71 The Third Industrial Revolution: How Lateral Power Is Transforming Energy, the Economy, and the World by Jeremy Rifkin
0.782 4.01 Manias, Panics, and Crashes: A History of Financial Crises by Charles P. Kindleberger
0.773 4.36 The Chicago Manual of Style by University of Chicago Press Staff
0.762 4.08 Ecology of Fear: Los Angeles and the Imagination of Disaster by Mike Davis
0.761 4.18 Technics and Civilization by Lewis Mumford
0.758 4.15 Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients by Ben Goldacre
0.756 3.88 The Mind's New Science: A History of the Cognitive Revolution by Howard Gardner
0.747 3.91 Normal Accidents: Living with High-Risk Technologies by Charles Perrow
0.742 3.56 Book Business: Publishing Past, Present, and Future by Jason Epstein
0.734 3.79 In Defense of History by Richard J. Evans
0.712 4.48 Computer Lib/Dream Machines (Tempus) by Ted Nelson
0.701 3.76 Brainstorms: Philosophical Essays on Mind and Psychology by Daniel C. Dennett
0.694 4.17 The Embodied Mind: Cognitive Science and Human Experience by Francisco J. Varela
0.692 3.9 The Public and Its Problems: An Essay in Political Inquiry by John Dewey
0.691 3.27 Social Physics: How Good Ideas Spread-The Lessons from a New Science by Alex Pentland
0.676 4.02 The Limits of Interpretation by Umberto Eco
0.636 4.43 The printing press as an agent of change by Elizabeth L. Eisenstein