How We Got to Now

How We Got to Now
Author: Steven Johnson
Publsiher: Riverhead Books
Total Pages: 293
Release: 2015-09
ISBN 10: 1594633932
ISBN 13: 9781594633935
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How We Got to Now Book Review:

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
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2014-09-30
ISBN 10: 0698154509
ISBN 13: 9780698154506
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How We Got to Now Book Review:

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

How We Got to Now
Author: Steven Johnson
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2014-10-16
ISBN 10: 1846148561
ISBN 13: 9781846148569
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How We Got to Now Book Review:

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 we live in it. 'A new Steven Johnson book is something not to be missed. The author has become the leading writer on how inventions happen' Daniel Finkelstein, The Times, Books of the Year 'Graceful and compelling ... you'll find yourself exhilarated' The New York Times Book Review 'Readable, entertaining, and a challenge to any jaded sensibility that has become inured to the everyday miracles all around us' Peter Forbes, Guardian'This nimble history of invention . . .is a many-layered delight' Nature 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.

Who We Are and How We Got Here

Who We Are and How We Got Here
Author: David Reich
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2018-03-27
ISBN 10: 0198821255
ISBN 13: 9780198821250
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Who We Are and How We Got Here Book Review:

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.

Wonderland

Wonderland
Author: Steven Johnson
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2016-11-15
ISBN 10: 0399184503
ISBN 13: 9780399184505
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wonderland Book Review:

“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, the cutting edge of innovation lies wherever people are working the hardest to keep themselves and others amused. Johnson’s storytelling is just as delightful as the inventions he describes, full of surprising stops along the journey from simple concepts to complex modern systems. He introduces us to the colorful innovators of leisure: the explorers, proprietors, showmen, and artists who changed the trajectory of history with their luxurious wares, exotic meals, taverns, gambling tables, and magic shows. In Wonderland, Johnson compellingly argues that observers of technological and social trends should be looking for clues in novel amusements. You’ll find the future wherever people are having the most fun.

Farsighted

Farsighted
Author: Steven Johnson
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2018-09-06
ISBN 10: 1473693470
ISBN 13: 9781473693470
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Farsighted Book Review:

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.

The Story of More

The Story of More
Author: Hope Jahren
Publsiher: Vintage Canada
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2020-03-03
ISBN 10: 0735275122
ISBN 13: 9780735275126
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Story of More Book Review:

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 we stand at the crossroads of survival and extinction. Jahren celebrates the long history of our enterprising spirit--which has tamed wild crops, cured diseases, and sent us to the moon--but also shows how that spirit has created excesses that are quickly warming our planet to dangerous levels. In short, highly readable chapters, she takes us through the science behind the key inventions--from electric power to large-scale farming and automobiles--that, even as they help us, release untenable amounts of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. She explains the current and projected consequences of greenhouse gases--from superstorms to rising sea levels--and shares the science-based tools that could help us fight back. At once an explainer on the mechanisms of warming and a capsule history of human development, The Story of More illuminates the link between our consumption habits and our endangered earth. It is the essential pocket primer on climate change that will leave an indelible impact on everyone who reads it.

This is how We Got Here

This is how We Got Here
Author: Keith Barker
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 90
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 9781770918221
ISBN 13: 1770918221
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

This is how We Got Here Book Review:

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.

1984

1984
Author: George Orwell
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 648
Release: 1983-10-17
ISBN 10: 0547249640
ISBN 13: 9780547249643
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

1984 Book Review:

George Orwell’s 1984 takes on new life with extraordinary relevance and renewed popularity. “Orwell saw, to his credit, that the act of falsifying reality is only secondarily a way of changing perceptions. It is, above all, a way of asserting power.”—The New Yorker In 1984, London is a grim city in the totalitarian state of Oceania where Big Brother is always watching you and the Thought Police can practically read your mind. Winston Smith is a man in grave danger for the simple reason that his memory still functions. Drawn into a forbidden love affair, Winston finds the courage to join a secret revolutionary organization called The Brotherhood, dedicated to the destruction of the Party. Together with his beloved Julia, he hazards his life in a deadly match against the powers that be. Lionel Trilling said of Orwell’s masterpiece, “1984 is a profound, terrifying, and wholly fascinating book. It is a fantasy of the political future, and like any such fantasy, serves its author as a magnifying device for an examination of the present.” Though the year 1984 now exists in the past, Orwell’s novel remains an urgent call for the individual willing to speak truth to power.

Dogfight

Dogfight
Author: Fred Vogelstein
Publsiher: Penguin Canada
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2013-11-12
ISBN 10: 014319030X
ISBN 13: 9780143190301
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dogfight Book Review:

This is the story of how Apple and Google have reshaped our world and redefined the meaning of content and how it is distributed. It begins with the iPhone, which has transformed the concept of what a smart phone can be. Now everyone wants one, or else a smart phone like it. Apple and Google are fighting to find a way to control the software that runs these phones so they can manage the content that runs on top of it. The battle has become vicious, although Google makes more than half the apps that run on Apple devices. There may be room for both, but the history of technology suggests that only one player will be dominant in the long term. Author Fred Vogelstein recounts that struggle and describes the impact it is having on the rest of the media and on technology. Filled with in-depth interviews of key players and behind-the-scenes accounts of corporate strategy, Dogfight is a must-read for anyone interested in the biggest societal and technological shift since the Industrial Revolution.

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (A Hunger Games Novel)

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (A Hunger Games Novel)
Author: Suzanne Collins
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 528
Release: 2020-05-19
ISBN 10: 1338635182
ISBN 13: 9781338635188
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (A Hunger Games Novel) Book Review:

Ambition will fuel him. Competition will drive him. But power has its price.

Bullshit Jobs

Bullshit Jobs
Author: David Graeber
Publsiher: Simon & Schuster
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2019-05-07
ISBN 10: 1501143336
ISBN 13: 9781501143335
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bullshit Jobs Book Review:

From bestselling writer David Graeber—“a master of opening up thought and stimulating debate” (Slate)—a powerful argument against the rise of meaningless, unfulfilling jobs…and their consequences. Does your job make a meaningful contribution to the world? In the spring of 2013, David Graeber asked this question in a playful, provocative essay titled “On the Phenomenon of Bullshit Jobs.” It went viral. After one million online views in seventeen different languages, people all over the world are still debating the answer. There are hordes of people—HR consultants, communication coordinators, telemarketing researchers, corporate lawyers—whose jobs are useless, and, tragically, they know it. These people are caught in bullshit jobs. Graeber explores one of society’s most vexing and deeply felt concerns, indicting among other villains a particular strain of finance capitalism that betrays ideals shared by thinkers ranging from Keynes to Lincoln. “Clever and charismatic” (The New Yorker), Bullshit Jobs gives individuals, corporations, and societies permission to undergo a shift in values, placing creative and caring work at the center of our culture. This book is for everyone who wants to turn their vocation back into an avocation and “a thought-provoking examination of our working lives” (Financial Times).

The Ghost Map

The Ghost Map
Author: Steven Johnson
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2006-10-19
ISBN 10: 9781101158531
ISBN 13: 1101158530
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Ghost Map Book Review:

A National Bestseller, a New York Times Notable Book, and an Entertainment Weekly Best Book of the Year From Steven Johnson, the dynamic thinker routinely compared to James Gleick, Dava Sobel, and Malcolm Gladwell, The Ghost Map is a riveting page-turner about a real-life historical hero, Dr. John Snow. It's the summer of 1854, and London is just emerging as one of the first modern cities in the world. But lacking the infrastructure -- garbage removal, clean water, sewers -- necessary to support its rapidly expanding population, the city has become the perfect breeding ground for a terrifying disease no one knows how to cure. As the cholera outbreak takes hold, a physician and a local curate are spurred to action-and ultimately solve the most pressing medical riddle of their time. In a triumph of multidisciplinary thinking, Johnson illuminates the intertwined histories and interconnectedness of the spread of disease, contagion theory, the rise of cities, and the nature of scientific inquiry, offering both a riveting history and a powerful explanation of how it has shaped the world we live in.

How We Got the Bible

How We Got the Bible
Author: Neil R. Lightfoot
Publsiher: Baker Books
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2010-06-01
ISBN 10: 0801072611
ISBN 13: 9780801072611
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How We Got the Bible Book Review:

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 Innovator's Cookbook

The Innovator's Cookbook
Author: Steven Johnson
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2011-10-04
ISBN 10: 1101550384
ISBN 13: 9781101550380
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Innovator's Cookbook Book Review:

Look out for Johnson’s new book, Wonderland, now on sale. Steven Johnson, author of Where Good Ideas Come From, Emergence, Everything Bad is Good for You, Mind Wide Open and Ghost Map, and an acknowledged bestselling leader on the subject of innovation, gathers - for a foundational text on the subject of innovation - essays, interviews, and cutting-edge insights by such exciting field leaders as Peter Drucker, Richard Florida, Eric Von Hippel, Dean Keith Simonton, Arthur Koestler, John Seely Brown, and Marshall Berman. Johnson also provides new material from Marisa Mayer of Google, Twitter's Biz Stone and Jack Dorsey, and Ray Ozzie, Microsoft's former Chief Software Architect. With additional commentary by Johnson himself, this book reveals the innovation found in a wide range of fields, including science, technology, energy, transportation, education, art, and sociology, making it vital, fresh, and fascinating reading for our time, and for the future.

Tuesdays with Morrie

Tuesdays with Morrie
Author: Mitch Albom
Publsiher: Broadway Books
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2007-06-29
ISBN 10: 9780307414090
ISBN 13: 0307414094
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tuesdays with Morrie Book Review:

A special 20th anniversary edition of the beloved international bestseller that changed millions of lives Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you see the world as a more profound place, gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it. For Mitch Albom, that person was Morrie Schwartz, his college professor from nearly twenty years ago. Maybe, like Mitch, you lost track of this mentor as you made your way, and the insights faded, and the world seemed colder. Wouldn't you like to see that person again, ask the bigger questions that still haunt you, receive wisdom for your busy life today the way you once did when you were younger? Mitch Albom had that second chance. He reconnected with Morrie in the last months of the older man's life. Knowing he was dying, Morrie visited with Mitch in his study every Tuesday, just as they used to back in college. Their rekindled relationship turned into one final "class:" lessons in how to live. Tuesdays with Morrie is a magical chronicle of their time together, through which Mitch shares Morrie's lasting gift with the world.

Bagaimana Memenangi Hati Kawan Dan Mempengaruhi Orang Lain

Bagaimana Memenangi Hati Kawan Dan Mempengaruhi Orang Lain
Author: N.A
Publsiher: PTS Professional
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 9675226803
ISBN 13: 9789675226809
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bagaimana Memenangi Hati Kawan Dan Mempengaruhi Orang Lain Book Review:

Tears of a Tiger

Tears of a Tiger
Author: Sharon M. Draper
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 162
Release: 2013-07-23
ISBN 10: 1442489138
ISBN 13: 9781442489134
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tears of a Tiger Book Review:

Three boys struggle to come to terms with the death of a friend in a drunk-driving auto accident in which all four were involved, in a story told through newspaper stories, diary entries, school announcements, telephone conversations, and classroom assignments.

The Glass Castle

The Glass Castle
Author: Jeannette Walls
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2006-01-02
ISBN 10: 1416544666
ISBN 13: 9781416544661
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Glass Castle Book Review:

Journalist Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary and their four children lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in the mountains. Rex was a charismatic, brilliant man who, when sober, captured his children's imagination, teaching them how to embrace life fearlessly. Rose Mary painted and wrote and couldn't stand the responsibility of providing for her family. When the money ran out, the Walls retreated to the dismal West Virginia mining town Rex had tried to escape. As the dysfunction escalated, the children had to fend for themselves, supporting one another as they found the resources and will to leave home. Yet Walls describes her parents with deep affection in this tale of unconditional love in a family that, despite its profound flaws, gave her the fiery determination to carve out a successful life. -- From publisher description.

Know How We Got Our Bible

Know How We Got Our Bible
Author: Ryan Matthew Reeves,Charles E. Hill
Publsiher: Zondervan Academic
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2018-08-07
ISBN 10: 0310537223
ISBN 13: 9780310537229
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Know How We Got Our Bible Book Review:

The easy accessibility of the Bible in most of the world's major languages can obscure a dramatic and sometimes unexpected story. In Know How We Got Our Bible, scholars Ryan Reeves and Charles Hill trace the history of the Bible from its beginnings to the present day, highlighting key figures and demonstrating overall the reliability of Scripture. Reeves and Hill begin with the writing of the Bible's books (including authorship and dating), move into the formation of the Old and New Testaments (including early transmission and the development of the canon), and conclude with several chapters on Bible translation from the Latin Vulgate to the ongoing work of translation around the world today. Written simply and focused on the overarching story of how the Bible came to us today, Know How We Got Our Bible is an excellent introduction for formal students and lay learners alike. Each chapter includes reflection questions and recommended readings for further learning.