The Ghost Map

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  • Author : Steven Johnson
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Pages : 320 pages
  • ISBN : 0141915773
  • Rating : 4/5 from 89 reviews
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The Ghost Map

The Ghost Map
  • Author : Steven Johnson
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 31 January 2008
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In Ghost Map Steven Johnson tells the story of the terrifying cholera epidemic that engulfed London in 1854, and the two unlikely heroes – anaesthetist Doctor John Snow and affable clergyman Reverend Henry Whitehead – who defeated the disease through a combination of local knowledge, scientific research and map-making. In telling their extraordinary story, Johnson also explores a whole world of ideas and connections, from urban terror to microbes, ecosystems to the Great Stink, cultural phenomena to street life. Re-creating a London full

The Ghost Map

The Ghost Map
  • Author : Steven Johnson
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release : 24 October 2021
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Steven Johnson takes the reader day by day through the cholera epidemic of 1854 - which would consume 50,000 lives in England and Wales - and recreates a London full of dust heaps, furnaces and slaughterhouses.

The Ghost Map

The Ghost Map
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release : 24 October 2021
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"An account of the worst cholera outbreak in Victorian London--and an exploration of how Dr. John Snow's solution revolutionized the way we think about disease in cities. In the summer of 1854, a devastating cholera outbreak seized London just as it was emerging as a modern city: more than 2 million people packed into a ten-mile circumference, a hub of travel and commerce, continually pushing the limits of infrastructure that's outdated as soon as it's updated. Author Johnson chronicles Snow's day-by-day efforts

Study Guide

Study Guide
  • Author : Supersummary
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release : 03 September 2019
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SuperSummary, a modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, offers high-quality study guides for challenging works of literature. This 43-page guide for "The Ghost Map" by Steven Johnson includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 9 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis. Featured content includes commentary on major characters, 25 important quotes, essay topics, and key themes like The Significance of Secret Histories and Changing Ideas of Urban Life.

Future Perfect

Future Perfect
  • Author : Steven Johnson
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 04 October 2012
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What connects the "miracle on the Hudson" to the planning of the French railway system, or the mysterious outbreak of strange smells in downtown Manhattan to the invention of the Internet? With his characteristic flair for multidisciplinary storytelling, Steven Johnson shows in Future Perfect that what lies behind these and many other fascinating human stories is the concept of networked thinking. Exploring a new vision of progress, Johnson argues that networked thinking holds the key to an incredible range of

The Invention of Air

The Invention of Air
  • Author : Stephen T Johnson
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 29 October 2009
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In 1794, Joseph Priestley - amateur scientist, ordained minister and radical thinker - set sail for America to escape persecution. Stephen Johnson tells his incredible story: the discovery of oxygen, the invention of a science, the founding of a church, and, with the great minds of his time, the development of the United States itself. But Priestley's revolutionary ideas put him in terrible danger. Johnson uses the progress of Priestley and his colleagues not merely to describe the wonder of discovery,

Wonderland

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

Extra Life

Extra Life
  • Author : Steven Johnson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 11 May 2021
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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 Now also a PBS documentary series: the surprising 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

Enemy of All Mankind

Enemy of All Mankind
  • Author : Steven Johnson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 12 May 2020
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“Thoroughly engrossing . . . a spirited, suspenseful, economically told tale whose significance is manifest and whose pace never flags.” —The Wall Street Journal From The New York Times–bestselling author of The Ghost Map and Extra Life, the story of a pirate who changed the world Henry Every was the seventeenth century’s most notorious pirate. The press published wildly popular—and wildly inaccurate—reports of his nefarious adventures. The British government offered enormous bounties for his capture, alive or (preferably) dead.

Deep Maps and Spatial Narratives

Deep Maps and Spatial Narratives
  • Author : David J. Bodenhamer,John Corrigan,Trevor M. Harris
  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release : 04 February 2015
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Deep maps are finely detailed, multimedia depictions of a place and the people, buildings, objects, flora, and fauna that exist within it and which are inseparable from the activities of everyday life. These depictions may encompass the beliefs, desires, hopes, and fears of residents and help show what ties one place to another. A deep map is a way to engage evidence within its spatio-temporal context and to provide a platform for a spatially-embedded argument. The essays in this book

Mind Wide Open

Mind Wide Open
  • Author : Steven Johnson
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 04 September 2014
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From the author of Emergence and The Ghost Map, Steven Johnson's Mind Wide Open: Why You Are What You Think takes us on a journey to the frontiers of brain science and reveals exactly how we're hardwired to think and feel. 'You are part reptile, part mammal, part primate. You are a dopamine fiend. You are a walking assembly of patterns and waves, clusters of neurons firing in sync with one another...' Experimenting with the latest technology, Stephen Johnson

How We Got to Now

How We Got to Now
  • Author : Steven Johnson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 30 September 2014
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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

Computer Vision and Graphics

Computer Vision and Graphics
  • Author : Leonard Bolc,Konrad Wojciechowski,Ryszard Tadeusiewicz,Leszek J. Chmielewski
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 13 October 2012
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Vision and Graphics, ICCVG 2012, held in Warsaw, Poland, in September 2012. The 89 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from various submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on computer graphics, computer vision and visual surveillance.

Everything Bad is Good for You

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