Now in its third edition, Spirit of the Web has become required reading in business and education, a fixture in every wired household. From the publisher’s catalogue: “The urge to communicate over distance and...Read More
A search for human values and meaning at the millennium, Ockham’s Razor is a brilliant travel narrative that mixes philosophical speculation with commentary about the food, architecture and art of France. From Plato,...Read More
While the Inquisition focused on the scientist’s telescopic observations of the night sky, in Galileo’s Mistake, Rowland contends that the disagreement centered on an infinitely more profound question: What is...Read More
Saving the CBC: Balancing Profit and Public Service Author: Wade Rowland Publisher: Linda Leith Publishing LLP Singles essay: Media & Communications Trade paper ISBN 978-1-927535-11-0 Pub date: Spring, 2013...Read More
“A brilliant investigative piece, Greed, Inc. traces the history of the modern corporation and the effects they have on our society. Tracing their evolution from the medieval era, Wade Rowland exposes the way...Read More
a long-time journalist who has worked for the Winnipeg Free Press, the Toronto Telegram, the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) and the CTV Television Network. Rowland holds a doctorate from the faculty of Communication and Culture at York University (Toronto) where he teaches the history, sociology and philosophy of communications technologies.
Ranked among Canada’s leading literary journalists, Wade Rowland has had produced more than a dozen books on subjects ranging from television journalism, organized crime and international environmental law to his current concerns, which include communications technology, the philosophy of science and the sources of human values.
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Reviews of Saving the CBC:
“This book should be read by everyone who gives a damn about Canada and the publicly owned broadcaster that unites us in telling our own stories on radio and television. Wade Rowland convincingly documents the slow, politically directed erosion of the CBC and he has the expertise to show us how to save, and expand, this vital component in Canadian life. Will we listen to him? I hope to God we have enough sense to do so.”
Reviews of Greed, Inc.:
“…a sound, compassionate, persuasive survey of a history and misconceptions that have led…to our present amoral mindlessness.”
Reviews of Spirit of the Web:
“…thoroughly and trenchantly chronicles the vagaries of information technology …a spirited, stimulating and sophisticated network of stories…philosophical and original.”
Winnipeg Free Press
Reviews of Galileo’s Mistake:
“Galileo’s Mistake is a lofty and ambitious philosophical exploration, and Rowland’s considerable gifts as a writer make the book pleasurable and captivating. Rowland skilfully weaves history, biography, science writing, and philosophical overviews into the comfortable familiarity of a travel narrative.”
“Galileo’s Mistake has the lazy ease of a multi-course Italian dinner, at once relaxing and enriching”.
Quill & Quire
Reviews of Ockham’s Razor:
“Part travelogue, part philosophical treatise, part random musing — perhaps it’s more helpful to call it equal parts Plato, Robert Pirsig and Peter Mayle — it is a book of metaphysical rummaging, of thoughtful meandering.”
The Globe and Mail