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Wonderland: how play made the modern world
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Published:
New York : Riverhead Books, 2016.
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322 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
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338.064 J69w 2016
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338.064 J69w 2016
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"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"--

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description
"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"--,Provided by publisher.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Johnson, S. (2016). Wonderland: how play made the modern world. New York: Riverhead Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Johnson, Steven, 1968-. 2016. Wonderland: How Play Made the Modern World. New York: Riverhead Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Johnson, Steven, 1968-, Wonderland: How Play Made the Modern World. New York: Riverhead Books, 2016.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Johnson, Steven. Wonderland: How Play Made the Modern World. New York: Riverhead Books, 2016. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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