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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
Title remainder
six innovations that made the modern world
Statement of responsibility
Steven Johnson
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • 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
  • "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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1968-
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Johnson, Steven
Dewey number
338/.064
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
T14.5
LC item number
.J64 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Technology
  • Inventions
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Inventions
  • SCIENCE / Philosophy & Social Aspects
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Globalization
Label
How we got to now : six innovations that made the modern world, Steven Johnson
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http://dpl.axis360.baker-taylor.com/Title?itemid=0014573197
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Publication
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-277) and index
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online resource
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text
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1 online resource (293 pages)
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online
Isbn
9780698154506
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computer
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rdamedia
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illustrations (some color)
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0014573197
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Label
How we got to now : six innovations that made the modern world, Steven Johnson
Link
http://dpl.axis360.baker-taylor.com/Title?itemid=0014573197
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 267-277) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (293 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780698154506
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
0014573197
System control number
bl2014041153
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