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The Resource How we got to now : six innovations that made the modern world, Steven Johnson

How we got to now : six innovations that made the modern world, Steven Johnson

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How we got to now : six innovations that made the modern world
Title
How we got to now
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six innovations that made the modern world
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Steven Johnson
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Language
eng
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"From the New York Times-bestselling author of Where Good Ideas Come From and Everything Bad Is Good for You, a new look at the power and legacy of great ideas. In this illustrated volume, Steven Johnson explores the history of innovation over centuries, tracing facets of modern life (refrigeration, clocks, and eyeglass lenses, to name a few) from their creation by hobbyists, amateurs, and entrepreneurs to their unintended historical consequences. Filled with surprising stories of accidental genius and brilliant mistakes-from the French publisher who invented the phonograph before Edison but forgot to include playback, to the Hollywood movie star who helped invent the technology behind Wi-Fi and Bluetooth-How We Got to Now investigates the secret history behind the everyday objects of contemporary life. In his trademark style, Johnson examines unexpected connections between seemingly unrelated fields: how the invention of air-conditioning enabled the largest migration of human beings in the history of the species-to cities such as Dubai or Phoenix, which would otherwise be virtually uninhabitable; how pendulum clocks helped trigger the industrial revolution; and how clean water made it possible to manufacture computer chips. Accompanied by a major six-part television series on PBS, How We Got to Now is the story of collaborative networks building the modern world, written in the provocative, informative, and engaging style that has earned Johnson fans around the globe. "--
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A history of innovation shares stories of accidental genius and brilliant mistakes, examines unexpected connections between seemingly unrelated fields, and reveals how important inventions have had unintended consequences
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10380434
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1968-
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Johnson, Steven
Dewey number
609
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index present
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1230
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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  • Inventions
  • Technology
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adult
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six innovations that made the modern world
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How we got to now : six innovations that made the modern world, Steven Johnson
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • text
  • still image
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000053396936
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
243 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781846148606
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ill.
Label
How we got to now : six innovations that made the modern world, Steven Johnson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
000053396936
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
243 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9781846148606
Other physical details
ill.

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