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

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

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How we got to now : six innovations that made the modern world
Title
How we got to now
Title remainder
six innovations that made the modern world
Statement of responsibility
Steven Johnson
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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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RECBK
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Johnson, Steven
Dewey number
338/.064
Index
no index present
LC call number
T14.5
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unknown
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dictionaries
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Technology
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How we got to now : six innovations that made the modern world, Steven Johnson, (electronic resource)
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multicolored
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1 online resource.
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780698154506
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unknown
Publisher number
EB00389269
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
B7825AF5-5FBE-4464-AC81-1B94C21B48F2
System control number
  • 1977476
  • (OCoLC)883335330
  • (OCoLC)ocn883335330
  • 1977476
Label
How we got to now : six innovations that made the modern world, Steven Johnson, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780698154506
Level of compression
unknown
Publisher number
EB00389269
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
B7825AF5-5FBE-4464-AC81-1B94C21B48F2
System control number
  • 1977476
  • (OCoLC)883335330
  • (OCoLC)ocn883335330
  • 1977476

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