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How we got to now : six innovations that made the modern world

Author: Steven Johnson
Publisher: [New York, New York] : Random House/Listening Library, [2018] ℗2018
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Elementary and junior high school : English : [Young readers edition], UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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Innovation starts with a problem whose solution sets in motion all kinds of unexpected discoveries. That's why you can draw a line from pendulums to punching the clock at a factory, from ice blocks to summer movie blockbusters, from clean water to computer chips. In this adaptation for young readers, Steven Johnson looks at how accidental genius, brilliant mistakes, and unintended consequences shape they way we live  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Children's audiobooks
Audiobooks
Adaptations
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Steven Johnson
ISBN: 9780525638414 0525638415
OCLC Number: 1045429957
Notes: Title from container.
Compact discs.
Performer(s): Read by the author.
Target Audience: 10 and up.; 5 & up.
Description: 3 audio discs (2 hr., 57 min.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Other Titles: 6 innovations that made the modern world
Responsibility: Steven Johnson.

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Innovation starts with a problem whose solution sets in motion all kinds of unexpected discoveries. That's why you can draw a line from pendulums to punching the clock at a factory, from ice blocks to summer movie blockbusters, from clean water to computer chips. In this adaptation for young readers, Steven Johnson looks at how accidental genius, brilliant mistakes, and unintended consequences shape they way we live in the modern world. Johnson's "long zoom" approach connects history, geography, politics, and scientific advances with the deep curiosity of inventors of quirky interests of tinkerers to show how innovation truly comes about.

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