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The Resource How to fly a horse : the secret history of creation, invention, and discovery, Kevin Ashton

How to fly a horse : the secret history of creation, invention, and discovery, Kevin Ashton

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How to fly a horse : the secret history of creation, invention, and discovery
Title
How to fly a horse
Title remainder
the secret history of creation, invention, and discovery
Statement of responsibility
Kevin Ashton
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Secret history of creation, invention, and discovery
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Language
eng
Summary
"To create is human. Technology pioneer Kevin Ashton has experienced firsthand the all-consuming challenge of creating something new. Now Ashton demystifies the sacred act, leading us on a journey through humanity's greatest creations to uncover the surprising truth behind who creates and how they do it. From the crystallographer's laboratory where the secrets of DNA were first revealed by a long-forgotten woman, to the Ohio bicycle shop where the Wright brothers set out to "fly a horse," Ashton showcases the seemingly unremarkable individuals, gradual steps, multiple failures, and countless ordinary acts that lead to our most astounding breakthroughs. Drawing on examples from Mozart to the Muppets, Kandinsky to a can of Coke, How to Fly a Horse is essential reading for would-be creators and innovators, and also a passionate and immensely rewarding exploration of how "new" comes to be"--Back cover
Summary
Celebrating the acts of seemingly unremarkable individuals that led to humanity's most astounding breakthroughs, an eye-opening exploration of the world's greatest creations reveals the true process of discovery, shedding new light on how the "new" comes to be
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10392061
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YDXCP
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Ashton, Kevin
Dewey number
609
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Creative ability
  • Inventions
  • Success
  • Creative ability
  • Inventions
  • Success
Target audience
adult
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the secret history of creation, invention, and discovery
Label
How to fly a horse : the secret history of creation, invention, and discovery, Kevin Ashton
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn904036429
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Anchor Books Edition.
Extent
xviii, 314 pages
Isbn
9780804170062
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)904036429
Label
How to fly a horse : the secret history of creation, invention, and discovery, Kevin Ashton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn904036429
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Anchor Books Edition.
Extent
xviii, 314 pages
Isbn
9780804170062
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)904036429

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