How We Got to Now

This book is a celebration of ideas: how they happen and their sometimes unintended results. Johnson shows how simple scientific breakthroughs have driven other discoveries through the network of ideas and innovations that made each finding possible. He traces important inventions through ancient and contemporary history, unlocking tales of unsung heroes and radical revolutions that changed the world and the way we live in it

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  • Author : Steven Johnson
  • Publisher : Riverhead Books
  • Pages : 293 pages
  • ISBN : 1594633932
  • Rating : 5/5 from 1 reviews
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How We Got to Now

How We Got to Now
  • Author : Steven Johnson
  • Publisher : Riverhead Books
  • Release : 01 September 2015
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This book is a celebration of ideas: how they happen and their sometimes unintended results. Johnson shows how simple scientific breakthroughs have driven other discoveries through the network of ideas and innovations that made each finding possible. He traces important inventions through ancient and contemporary history, unlocking tales of unsung heroes and radical revolutions that changed the world and the way we live in it

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 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

How We Got to Now

How We Got to Now
  • Author : Steven Johnson
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 16 October 2014
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From Steven Johnson, the bestselling author of Where Good Ideas Come From, comes How We Got to Now, the companion book to his six-part BBC One television series exploring the power and the legacy of great ideas. How did photography bring about social reform? What connects refrigeration to Hollywood? And how did our battle against dirt help create smartphones? In this story of ingenious breakthroughs and unsung heroes, Steven Johnson explores the essential innovations that changed the world and how

How We Got to Now

How We Got to Now
  • Author : Steven Johnson
  • Publisher : Riverhead Books
  • Release : 01 September 2015
GET THIS BOOKHow We Got to Now

This book is a celebration of ideas: how they happen and their sometimes unintended results. Johnson shows how simple scientific breakthroughs have driven other discoveries through the network of ideas and innovations that made each finding possible. He traces important inventions through ancient and contemporary history, unlocking tales of unsung heroes and radical revolutions that changed the world and the way we live in it

How We Got to the Moon

How We Got to the Moon
  • Author : John Rocco
  • Publisher : Crown Books for Young Readers
  • Release : 06 October 2020
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LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD • YALSA EXCELLENCE IN NONFICTION FINALIST • A ROBERT F. SIBERT HONOR BOOK This beautifully illustrated, oversized guide to the people and technology of the moon landing by award-winning author/illustrator John Rocco (illustrator of the Percy Jackson series) is a must-have for space fans, classrooms, and tech geeks. Everyone knows of Neil Armstrong's famous first steps on the moon. But what did it really take to get us there? The Moon landing is one of

Who We Are and How We Got Here

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.

Farsighted

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

The Story of More

The Story of More
  • Author : Hope Jahren
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Release : 03 March 2020
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From the bestselling author of Lab Girl comes a slim, urgent missive on the defining issue of our time: here is Hope Jahren on climate change, our timeless pursuit of more, and how the same human ambition that got us here can also be our salvation. Hope Jahren is an award-winning geobiologist, a brilliant writer, and one of the seven billion people with whom we share this earth. The Story of More is her impassioned open letter to humanity as

How We Got to Today

How We Got to Today
  • Author : Ben Ellis
  • Publisher : Accent Press
  • Release : 24 September 2020
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Alternately funny, tragic, and life-affirming, Ben Ellis' HOW WE GOT TO TODAY is a delightful mix of the everyday and the surreal, the romantic and the comic. Perfect for fans of Jill Mansell and Mhairi McFarlane. How can you find love, when you've lost sight of yourself? Sheridan doesn't know what he looks like. There's nothing wrong with his vision, it's just that he's the only person in the world who can't see his own face. Despite this, he has

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 Where Good Ideas Come From, 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,

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

1000 Inventions and Discoveries

1000 Inventions and Discoveries
  • Author : Roger Bridgman
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 28 July 2020
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Dip into this illustrated account of key inventions and discoveries, listed year by year, with intriguing facts about each invention and the person (or people) who invented it. From the prehistoric hunting tools our early ancestors used to the modern-day smartphones that connect the entire planet, this book provides a fascinating tour through the history of humankind's inventions and discoveries. Fully revised and updated for 2020, 1,000 Inventions and Discoveries explores recent inventions and discoveries - from the Amazon Echo to the

This is how We Got Here

This is how We Got Here
  • Author : Keith Barker
  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 01 March 2021
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Simultaneously heartbreaking and heartwarming, This is How We Got Here follows a close-knit family as they deal with an unexpected loss. A mother, father, aunt, and uncle must learn how to move forward after the trauma and re-learn how to interact with one another with forgiveness, humor, and love.

How We Got the Bible

How We Got the Bible
  • Author : Neil R. Lightfoot
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Release : 01 June 2010
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This popular and accessible account of how the Bible has been preserved and transmitted for today's readers is now available in trade paper.

The Invention of Air

The Invention of Air
  • Author : Steven Johnson
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 26 December 2008
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From the bestselling author of How We Got To Now, The Ghost Map and Farsighted, a new national bestseller: the “exhilarating”( Los Angeles Times) story of Joseph Priestley, “a founding father long forgotten”(Newsweek) and a brilliant man who embodied the relationship between science, religion, and politics for America's Founding Fathers. In The Invention of Air, national bestselling author Steven Johnson tells the fascinating story of Joseph Priestley—scientist and theologian, protégé of Benjamin Franklin, friend of Thomas Jefferson—