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In a triumph of multidisciplinary thinking Johnson illuminates the intertwined histories and interconnectedness of the spread of disease contagion theory the rise of cities and the nature of scientific inquiry offering both a riveting history and a powerful explanation of how it has shaped the world we live in by Steven Johnson

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The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic - and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World
Title:The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic - and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World
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Number of Pages:299
Category:History, Science, Non fiction, Medicine, Medical, Historical
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The Invention of Air, Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software, How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World, Future Perfect: The Case for Progress in a Networked Age, Everything Bad is Good for You, Wonderland: How Play Made the Modern World, Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation, The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic - and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World, Mind Wide Open: Your Brain and the Neuroscience of Everyday Life, Interface Culture: How New Technology Transforms the Way We Create and Communicate
The printing press the pencil the flush toilet the battery these are all great ideas But where do they come from What kind of environment breeds them What sparks the flash of brilliance How do we generate the breakthrough technologies that push forward our lives our society our culture Steven Johnson s answers are revelatory as he identifies the seven key patterns behind genuine innovation and traces them across time and disciplines From Darwin and Freud to the halls of Google and Apple Johnson investigates the innovation hubs throughout modern time and pulls out the approaches and commonalities that seem to appear at moments of originality, b A house of wonders itself i Wonderland i inspires grins and well what d ya knows i The New York Times Book Review i b br br From the i New York Times i bestselling author of i How We Got to Now i and i Where Good Ideas Come From i a look at the world changing innovations we made while keeping ourselves entertained br br This lushly illustrated history of popular entertainment takes a long 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 br br 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 br br In i Wonderland i 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, No description available, From Steven Johnson the dynamic thinker routinely compared to James Gleick Dava Sobel and Malcolm Gladwell The Ghost Map is a riveting page turner about a real life historical hero Dr John Snow It s the summer of and London is just emerging as one of the first modern cities in the world But lacking the infrastructure garbage removal clean water sewers necessary to support its rapidly expanding population the city has become the perfect breeding ground for a terrifying disease no one knows how to cure As the cholera outbreak takes hold a physician and a local curate are spurred to action and ultimately solve the most pressing medical riddle of their time br br In a triumph of multidisciplinary thinking Johnson illuminates the intertwined histories and interconnectedness of the spread of disease contagion theory the rise of cities and the nature of scientific inquiry offering both a riveting history and a powerful explanation of how it has shaped the world we live in