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The Resource Wonderland : how play made the modern world, Steven Johnson

Wonderland : how play made the modern world, Steven Johnson

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Wonderland : how play made the modern world
Title
Wonderland
Title remainder
how play made the modern world
Statement of responsibility
Steven Johnson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From the New York Times-bestselling author of How We Got to Now and Where Good Ideas Come From, a look at he world-changing innovations we made while keeping ourselves entertained. This lushly illustrated history of popular entertainment takes along-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. 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"--
Summary
A history of popular entertainment explores the world-changing innovations humans have made while keeping themselves entertained and introduces the explorers, proprietors, showmen, and artists who became the innovators of leisure
Tone
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2016
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Provided by publisher
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10539981
Cataloging source
DLC
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1968-
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Johnson, Steven
Dewey number
790.1
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV1200
LC item number
.J64 2016
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Amusements
  • HISTORY / World
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Inventions
  • SCIENCE / Philosophy & Social Aspects
  • Amusements
Target audience
adult
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how play made the modern world
Label
Wonderland : how play made the modern world, Steven Johnson
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn956633933
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9780399184482
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016035344
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)956633933
Label
Wonderland : how play made the modern world, Steven Johnson
Publication
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
ocn956633933
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9780399184482
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2016035344
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)956633933

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