How We Got to Now - 9781846148538

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  • Product code: ALBVH
  • ISBN: 9781846148538
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Format: Hardback
  • Dimensions: 23.6cm x 15.9cm
  • Pages: 256
  • Publish date: 25/09/2014

How We Got to Now (Hardback)

How We Got to Now - 9781846148538

Steven Johnson


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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 TV series, which tracks the surprising inspirations and unexpected consequences of the most influential innovations. How did the advent of frozen TV dinners help give birth to at least four million babies? And what about our battle against dirt? How did that create the flat screen and the iPhone? 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. Praise for Where Good Ideas Come From: "Stimulating and insightful ...a huge diversity of bright ideas". (Financial Times). "Exhilarating, idea-thirsty, full of intriguing facts". (Sunday Times). Steven Johnson is the US bestselling author of Where Good Ideas Come From, The Invention of Air, The Ghost Map, and Everything Bad Is Good for You, and is the editor of the anthology The Innovator's Cookbook. He is the founder of a variety of influential websites - most recently, outside.in - and writes for Time, Wired, The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal.

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Product Details

  • Product code: ALBVH
  • ISBN: 9781846148538
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Format: Hardback
  • Dimensions: 23.6cm x 15.9cm
  • Pages: 256
  • Publish date: 25/09/2014

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