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Pinpoint: How GPS Is Changing Technology, Culture, and Our Minds Hardcover – 3 May 2016

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  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition (17 Jun. 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0393089126
  • ISBN-13: 978-0393089127
  • Product Dimensions: 16.3 x 3 x 24.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 562,787 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Milner is a brisk and funny guide.--Konstantin Kakaes (04/28/2016)

[A] welcome guide to where [GPS] came from, what it does and where it might be taking us.--Damian Whitworth

[A] suitably precise and fascinating account of the modern evolution of [GPS]... Milner expertly deconstructs the implications of this monumental shift in human life.--Tim Adams

An informative yarn.--James Anthony

A deeply researched book with fascinating interludes... [Milner] explains the technological principles lucidly.--Stephen Poole

GPS guides our world. Here at last is the amazing and well-told story of where it came from, how it works, and where it--and we--are going.--Richard Rhodes, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Making of the Atomic Bomb

Remarkably engaging... [T]he best business book about technology this year.--James Surowiecki (04/28/2016)

[A] joy to read... It will be a strong contender for my science book of 2016.--Clive Cookson (04/28/2016)

One of the most mesmerizing and exhilarating, yet alarming modern technology books... By any standards, it is an extraordinary tale.--Gillian Tett (04/28/2016)

[A] compelling exploration of how GPS became so ubiquitous--and what we lose when it's all we know of navigation.--Matthew Daddona (04/28/2016)

About the Author

Greg Milner is the author of Pinpoint and Perfecting Sound Forever, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. His writing has appeared in Wired, New York, Slate, Village Voice, Salon, Spin, and Rolling Stone. He lives with his family in Brooklyn, New York.

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