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📒How We Got To Now ✍ Steven Johnson
✏How We Got to Now Book Summary : From the New York Times–bestselling author of Where Good Ideas Come From and Farsighted, 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.
📒How We Got To Now By Steven Johnson A 15 Minute Summary ✍ Instaread Summaries
✏How We Got to Now by Steven Johnson A 15 minute Summary Book Summary : 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 silica became superheated for some unknown reason. People began making ornaments from it about ten thousand years later. Still later, Roman artisans learned to make glass windows and drinking vessels from these early examples of glass. In 1204, Turkish glassmakers migrated to Venice, a major trade hub. The merchants of Venice happily began trading in this new commodity, but the high heat required for glassmaking kept sparking fires in the city. In 1291, the glassmakers were relocated to the island of Murano, where their creative community has thrived due to new levels of competition and shared innovation. Murano glassmakers developed crystal, an extremely clear glass that bends light very precisely. Monks in northern Italy used it to create the first eyeglasses. Other than monks, most people did not read, so there was little demand for glasses until Johannes Gutenberg’s printing press made books accessible in the 1440s. Other innovators began studying the properties of convex pieces of glass. In 1590, a father and son in the Netherlands invented the microscope, which British scientist, Robert Hooke, used in the next century to discover the cell, the building block for life. In 1608, Hans Lippershey patented a lens that magnified what a person was viewing through it. Galileo improved on the Lippershey’s design and, two years later, was using a telescope to challenge the assumption that all heavenly bodies revolved around the Earth. The printed word spread his ideas and helped pave the way for the Renaissance. One hummingbird effect of glass came from a quest to measure things. In 1887, British physicist, Charles Vernon Boys, created a thin fiber of glass to use as a balance arm. The new type of glass, which would come to be called fiberglass, was very strong. Within a hundred years, fiberglass was widely used in insulation, airplanes and computer circuits.
📒Farsighted ✍ Steven Johnson
✏Farsighted Book Summary : 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 draws lessons from cognitive science, social psychology, military strategy, environmental planning, and great works of literature. Everyone thinks we are living in an age of short attention spans, but we've actually learned a lot about making long-term decisions over the past few decades. Johnson makes a compelling case for a smarter and more deliberative decision-making approach. He argues that we choose better when we break out of the myopia of single-scale thinking and develop methods for considering all the factors involved. There's no one-size-fits-all model for the important decisions that can alter the course of a life, an organization, or a civilization. But Farsighted explains how we can approach these choices more effectively, and how we can appreciate the subtle intelligence of choices that shaped our broader social history.
📒Anna Karenina 1 ✍ Leo Tolstoi
✏Anna Karenina 1 Book Summary : “Keluarga bahagia mirip satu dengan lainnya, keluarga tak bahagia tidak bahagia dengan jalannya sendiri-sendiri.” Novel Anna Karenina adalah kisah tentang tiga keluarga, salah satunya keluarga Karenin. Anna, istri Karenin, menyeleweng dengan seorang opsir muda yang mengaguminya, Aleksei Vronskii, dan akhirnya memutuskan tali perkawinan. Bagi Anna, penyelewengan itu merupakan petaka yang tak dapat ditolak dengan segudang alasan. Salah satunya, di mata Anna, Karenin hanyalah sepotong boneka tanpa jiwa dan harga diri meskipun dia seorang pejabat tinggi. “Dia itu bukan laki-laki, bukan manusia, tapi boneka!... Dia itu bukan manusia, tapi mesin kementerian,” kata Anna tentang suaminya.
📒How We Got The Bible ✍ John Sailhamer
✏How We Got the Bible Book Summary : This is a series of brief reference books for laypeople designed to be read in units of one or two pages.
📒Freezing In Duval ✍ Keith Nesbitt
✏Freezing in Duval Book Summary : This is the first of a trilogy based on the struggles of the game that most people dont know about and the cold-hearted streets of Duval County, Florida. With the trials and tribulations of Freeze, Slim, and Bat Man, will they win, or will they lose their chess match with the reaper? Will they make it out of the game, or will the reaper make the last move?
📒Belizean Sextet ✍ Brian Babineau
✏Belizean Sextet Book Summary : Brian was born and raised in Brantford, Ontario, Canada. He served four years in Ghana, West Africa as a volunteer with CUSO, Canadas version of Peace Corps. He taught high school English in Ontario before working as a Union organizer until his retirement. A chapbook of some of his poems Murder, Mayhem and Misogyny was published by www.laurelreedbooks.bravehosts.com, He has written and produced a c.d. called Songs of Love, Longing and Loneliness. He annually revises his travelogue Think Belize! His one-act play Many Years Ago will soon be published by XLibris. Brian is working on a novel set in Belize featuring some of the characters in the Belizean Sextet. His blog on Belize is available at www.briansbelize.com. In retirement, Brian and Evelyn work on their flower and vegetable gardens and raise poultry in their hobby barn. They both look forward every year to the next season of plays at the Stratford Shakespearean Festival and their next winter adventure in Belize.
📒Total Recall ✍ Arnold Schwarzenegger
✏Total Recall Book Summary : Total Recall is the unbelievably true story of Arnold Schwarzenegger's life. Born in the small city of Thal, Austria, in 1947, he moved to Los Angeles at the age of 21. Within ten years, he was a millionaire business man. After twenty years, he was the world's biggest movie star. In 2003, he was Governor of California and a household name around the world.
📒Enemy Within ✍ Bijan Nakhjavan
✏Enemy Within Book Summary : My book is about a political conspiracy between Reagan and his Party leadership, group of United States government officials, and top officials of Iranian government during the Iranian hostage crisis in 1979. A group of students took over the American Embassy in Tehran and took 53 Americans hostage. Carter Administration tried to negotiate their release, but their efforts were not successful. Reagan and his party asked the Iranians not to release the hostages until after the presidential election. In return for this favor, Reagan would supply the Iranians with arms and parts for their army and air force with huge sums of cash. The deal was made. They sabotaged Carters last desperate attempt to rescue the hostages; which in fact resulted in the crash of two helicopters killing numerous US Special Forces. It is election year and President Carter is trying diligently to get the Iranian government to force the students to release the hostages before the election. At the same time, Carter is having the Special Forces train for a possible rescue mission in case the negotiations fail. On the other side Reagan is trying hard to convince the Iranians not to release the hostages until after the election. It is do or die for the Democrats and the Republicans. Carter and the Democratic Party is pushing to get the hostages released before the election to secure the presidency for four more years. The Republicans want just the opposite. They want to stop the release before the election to secure a sure win for their nominee, Ronald Reagan..
✏Oeuvres compl tes de Victor Hugo Oeuvres de la premi re jeunesse II Book Summary :