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How We Got to Now Product Detail:

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 22 September 2015
  • ISBN : 9781594633935
  • Page : 322 pages
  • Rating : 5/5 from 1 voters

How We Got to Now Book Summary/Review:

From the New York Times–bestselling author of Where Good Ideas Come From and Unexpected Life, a new look at the power and legacy of great ideas. In this illustrated history, 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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How We Got to Now

How We Got to Now
  • Author : Steven Johnson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2015-09-22
  • ISBN : 9781594633935
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From the New York Times–bestselling author of Where Good Ideas Come From and Unexpected Life, a new look at the power and legacy of great ideas. In this illustrated history, 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

How We Got to Now

How We Got to Now
  • Author : Steven Johnson
  • Publisher : Viking
  • Release Date : 2018-10
  • ISBN : 0451481321
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Innovation starts with a problem whose solution sets in motion all kinds of unexpected discoveries. That's why you can draw a line from pendulums to punching the clock at a factory, from ice blocks to summer movie blockbusters, from clean water to computer chips. In the lively storytelling style that has made him a popular, bestselling author, Steven Johnson looks at how accidental genius, brilliant mistakes, and unintended consequences shape the way we live in the modern world. Johnson's "long

How We Got to Now

How We Got to Now
  • Author : Steven Johnson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2018-10-16
  • ISBN : 9780425287804
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Did you drink a glass of water today? Did you turn on a light? Did you think about how miraculous either one of those things is when you did it? Of course not--but you should, and New York Times bestselling author Steven Johnson has. This adaptation of his adult book and popular PBS series explores the fascinating and interconnected stories of innovations--like clean drinking water and electricity--that changed the way people live. Innovation starts with a problem whose solution sets

How We Got to Now by Steven Johnson - A 15-minute Summary

How We Got to Now by Steven Johnson - A 15-minute Summary
  • Author : Instaread Summaries
  • Publisher : Instaread Summaries
  • Release Date : 2014-10-19
  • ISBN : 0987654321XXX
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PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary of the book and NOT the original book. How We Got to Now by Steven Johnson - A 15-minute Summary Inside this Instaread Summary: • Overview of the entire book • Introduction to the important people in the book • Summary and analysis of all the chapters in the book • Key Takeaways of the book • A Reader's Perspective Preview of this summary: Chapter 1 Glass formed in the Libyan desert about twenty-six million years ago when grains of

How We Got to Now

How We Got to Now
  • Author : Summary Station
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Release Date : 2014-11-20
  • ISBN : 1503270734
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Learn About The Modernization Of Our Planet In A Fraction Of The Time It Takes To Read The Actual Book!!!Today only, get this 1# Amazon bestseller for just $2.99. Regularly priced at $9.99. Read on your PC, Mac, smart phone, tablet or Kindle device In the introduction, author Steven Johnson shares some valuable knowledge about the journey ahead. While inventions are exciting, it is important to remember that the innovations in this book belong to everyday, normal life, not science fiction. Johnson

Extra Life

Extra Life
  • Author : Steven Johnson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2021-05-11
  • ISBN : 9780525538875
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“Offers a useful reminder of the role of modern science in fundamentally transforming all of our lives.” —President Barack Obama (on Twitter) “An important book.” —Steven Pinker, The New York Times Book Review The surprising and important story of how humans gained what amounts to an extra life, from the bestselling author of How We Got to Now and Where Good Ideas Come From In 1920, at the end of the last major pandemic, global life expectancy was just over forty

Wonderland

Wonderland
  • Author : Steven Johnson
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2016-12-01
  • ISBN : 9781509837281
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'The book is a house of wonders' The New York Times 'Steven Johnson is the Darwin of technology' Walter Issacson, author of Steve Jobs What connects Paleolithic bone flutes to the invention of computer software? Or the Murex sea snail to the death of the great American city? How does the bag of crisps you hold in your hand help tell the story of humanity itself? In Wonderland, his brilliant work on the history of innovation, international bestseller Steven Johnson

Where Good Ideas Come from

Where Good Ideas Come from
  • Author : Steven Johnson
  • Publisher : Riverhead Books (Hardcover)
  • Release Date : 2010
  • ISBN : 1594487715
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From a coral reef teeming with life to the instant success of YouTube, the author explores what kind of environment fosters the development of good ideas, identifying the seven key principles for generating great notions. By the author of Everything Bad Is Good for You.

Farsighted

Farsighted
  • Author : Steven Johnson
  • Publisher : John Murray
  • Release Date : 2019-08-06
  • ISBN : 1473693667
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Plenty of books offer useful advice on how to get better at making quick-thinking, intuitive choices. But what about more consequential decisions, the ones that affect our lives for years, or centuries, to come? Our most powerful stories revolve around these kinds of decisions: where to live, whom to marry, what to believe, whether to start a company, how to end a war. Full of the beautifully crafted storytelling and novel insights that Steven Johnson's fans know to expect, Farsighted

Everything Bad is Good for You

Everything Bad is Good for You
  • Author : Steven Johnson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2006-05-02
  • ISBN : 9781594481949
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From the New York Times bestselling author of How We Got To Now and Farsighted Forget everything you’ve ever read about the age of dumbed-down, instant-gratification culture. In this provocative, unfailingly intelligent, thoroughly researched, and surprisingly convincing big idea book, Steven Johnson draws from fields as diverse as neuroscience, economics, and media theory to argue that the pop culture we soak in every day—from Lord of the Rings to Grand Theft Auto to The Simpsons—has been growing

The Innovator's Cookbook

The Innovator's Cookbook
  • Author : Steven Johnson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2011-10-04
  • ISBN : 9781594485589
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From the New York Times bestselling author of How We Got To Now and Farsighted Steven Johnson, author of Where Good Ideas Come From, Emergence, Everything Bad is Good for You, Mind Wide Open and Ghost Map, and an acknowledged bestselling leader on the subject of innovation, gathers - for a foundational text on the subject of innovation - essays, interviews, and cutting-edge insights by such exciting field leaders as Peter Drucker, Richard Florida, Eric Von Hippel, Dean Keith Simonton,

The Invention of Air

The Invention of Air
  • Author : Steven Johnson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2008-12-26
  • ISBN : 9781440685316
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From the bestselling author of How We Got To Now, The Ghost Map and Farsighted, a new national bestseller: the “exhilarating”( Los Angeles Times) story of Joseph Priestley, “a founding father long forgotten”(Newsweek) and a brilliant man who embodied the relationship between science, religion, and politics for America's Founding Fathers. In The Invention of Air, national bestselling author Steven Johnson tells the fascinating story of Joseph Priestley—scientist and theologian, protégé of Benjamin Franklin, friend of Thomas Jefferson—

Summary of How We Got to Now

Summary of How We Got to Now
  • Author : Instaread Summaries
  • Publisher : Idreambooks
  • Release Date : 2016-04-04
  • ISBN : 1945251247
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Extra Life (Young Readers Adaptation)

Extra Life (Young Readers Adaptation)
  • Author : Steven Johnson
  • Publisher : Viking Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2023
  • ISBN : 0593351495
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A young readers adaptation of Steven Johnson's Extra Life, the story of how humans have doubled our lifespan in less than a century--and what to do with the extra life we now have. Humans live longer now than they ever have in their more than three hundred thousand years of existence on earth. And most (if not all) of the advances that have permitted the human lifespan to double have happened in living memory. Extra Life looks at vaccines, seat

True Grandeur

True Grandeur
  • Author : Cal R. Barnes
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2017-09-20
  • ISBN : 9780999161005
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TRUE GRANDEUR is the tale of Conrad Arlington, a young man who moves to Los Angeles to pursue his lifelong dream of becoming a great artist. Within a few short years of his arrival, Conrad’s success as a writer brings him to the attention of Gracie Garrison, a beautiful and alluring socialite whose glamorous lifestyle is just as mysterious as the rumors that surround her. After spending a spirited and adventurous night on the town together – one fueled by