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How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World

Steven Johnson

How We Got to Now, featured in a major television series on PBS, traces the history of some of the most important discoveries of contemporary life and their effect, sometimes unintended, on historical events.

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Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers
Publish Date: 10/15/2018
Pages: 160
ISBN-13: 9780425287781
ISBN-10: 0425287785
Language: English

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How We Got to Now, featured in a major television series on PBS, traces the history of some of the most important discoveries of contemporary life and their effect, sometimes unintended, on historical events. An expansive and thoughtful exploration of ideas, innovation and the quixotic role of circumstance, Steven Johnson describes the discoveries of glass, clean water, electric light and sound recording, to name a few, and the far-reaching inventions they made possible. 

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