How We Got to Now

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  • Author : Steven Johnson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 176 pages
  • ISBN : 0425287807
  • Rating : 4/5 from 29 reviews
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How We Got to Now

How We Got to Now
  • Author : Steven Johnson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 16 October 2018
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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

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Are 4
  • Author : Sam Shake
  • Publisher : Bookbaby
  • Release : 09 April 2021
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The epic novel, Are-4, A True Story of How We Got to Now, chronicles four main characters and their growing disappointment in "the way things are". Over the span of forty years, the characters' individual personalities are revealed as they confront and discuss the issues of the day and ponder how to better them. The scheme they develop involves the invention of a device to send one of the characters to a well-known historical event where his minuscule change to

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Wonderland
  • Author : Steven Johnson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 15 November 2016
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“A house of wonders itself. . . . Wonderland inspires grins and well-what-d'ya-knows” —The New York Times Book Review From the New York Times–bestselling author of How We Got to Now and Unexpected Life, a look at the world-changing innovations we made while keeping ourselves entertained. This lushly illustrated history of popular entertainment takes a long-zoom approach, contending that the pursuit of novelty and wonder is a powerful driver of world-shaping technological change. Steven Johnson argues that, throughout history, the cutting edge

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Extra Life
  • Author : Steven Johnson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 11 May 2021
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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 As a species we have doubled our life expectancy in just one hundred years. All the advances of modern life—the medical breakthroughs, the public health institutions, the rising standards of living—have given us each about twenty thousand extra days on average. There are few measures of human

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Farsighted
  • Author : Steven Johnson
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 06 September 2018
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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

How We Got the Bible

How We Got the Bible
  • Author : Neil R. Lightfoot
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Release : 01 July 2003
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Accessible account of how the Bible has been preserved and transmitted to today's generation. Now includes chapters on the Septuagint and the Latin Vulgate.

Where Good Ideas Come From

Where Good Ideas Come From
  • Author : Steven Johnson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 05 October 2010
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A fascinating deep dive on innovation from the New York Times bestselling author of How We Got To Now and Unexpected Life The printing press, the pencil, the flush toilet, the battery--these are all great ideas. But where do they come from? What kind of environment breeds them? What sparks the flash of brilliance? How do we generate the breakthrough technologies that push forward our lives, our society, our culture? Steven Johnson's answers are revelatory as he identifies the seven

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The Story of More
  • Author : Hope Jahren
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 05 March 2020
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'Hope Jahren asks the central question of our time: how can we learn to live on a finite planet? The Story of More is thoughtful, informative and - above all - essential' Elizabeth Kolbert, author of The Sixth Extinction Hope Jahren is an award-winning geobiologist, a brilliant writer, an inspiring teacher, and one of the seven billion people with whom we share this earth. In The Story of More, Jahren illuminates the link between human consumption habits and our imperiled

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Who We Are and How We Got Here
  • Author : David Reich
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 27 March 2018
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David Reich describes how the revolution in the ability to sequence ancient DNA has changed our understanding of the deep human past. This book tells the emerging story of our often surprising ancestry - the extraordinary ancient migrations and mixtures of populations that have made us who we are.

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Everything Bad is Good for You
  • Author : Steven Johnson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 02 May 2006
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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