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

Wonderland : how play made the modern world, Steven Johnson

Label
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 the 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
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10539981
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Johnson, Steven
Dewey number
790.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Amusements
  • Large type books
  • Large type books
  • Amusements
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
how play made the modern world
Label
Wonderland : how play made the modern world, Steven Johnson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 429-440) 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
Contents
Fashion and shopping -- Music -- Taste -- Illusion -- Games -- Public space
Control code
ocn952384279
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
463 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781524709853
Lccn
2017304774
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)952384279
Label
Wonderland : how play made the modern world, Steven Johnson
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 429-440) 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
Contents
Fashion and shopping -- Music -- Taste -- Illusion -- Games -- Public space
Control code
ocn952384279
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First large print edition.
Extent
463 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781524709853
Lccn
2017304774
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)952384279

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