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- Penguin Publishing Group 2006; US$ 16.00
"Revelatory...Daring...Finally, an intellectual who doesn?t think we?re headed down the toilet!" ? Washington Post Book World "Persuasive...The old dogs won?t be able to rest as easily once they?ve read Everything Bad is Good for You , Steven Johnson?s elegant polemic.... It?s almost impossible not to agree with him."? Walter Kirn , The New York... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2006; US$ 16.00
From the dynamic thinker routinely compared to Malcolm Gladwell, E. O. Wilson, and James Gleick, The Ghost Map is a riveting page-turner with a real-life historical hero that brilliantly illuminates the intertwined histories of the spread of viruses, rise of cities, and the nature of scientific inquiry. These are topics that have long obsessed Steven... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 15.98
In Ghost Map Steven Johnson tells the story of the terrifying cholera epidemic that engulfed London in 1854, and the two unlikely heroes ? anaesthetist Doctor John Snow and affable clergyman Reverend Henry Whitehead ? who defeated the disease through a combination of local knowledge, scientific research and map-making. In telling their extraordinary... more...
- Scribner 2004; US$ 16.00
BRILLIANTLY EXPLORING TODAY'S CUTTING-EDGE BRAIN RESEARCH, MIND WIDE OPEN IS AN UNPRECEDENTED JOURNEY INTO THE ESSENCE OF HUMAN PERSONALITY, ALLOWING READERS TO UNDERSTAND THEMSELVES AND THE PEOPLE IN THEIR LIVES AS NEVER BEFORE. Using a mix of experiential reportage, personal storytelling, and fresh scientific discovery, Steven Johnson describes... more...
- Wiley 2009; US$ 24.99
Get the communication skills you need for career success with this unique book. Preparing you for exams and beyond, the valuable content delves into the issues that you?ll face in corporate, retail, and remote support environments. The book offers more than fifty scenarios depicting typical workplace situations, possible responses-and appropriate solutions... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.00
From the bestselling author of Where Good Ideas Come From , The Ghost Map and Everything Bad Is Good for You , a new national bestseller: the ?exhilarating?( Los Angeles Times ) story of Joseph Priestley, ?a founding father long forgotten?( Newsweek ) and a brilliant man who embodied the relationship between science, religion, and politics... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00
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... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2011; US$ 18.00
Steven Johnson, author of Where Good Ideas Come From, Emergence, Everything Bad is Good for You, Mind Wide Open and Ghost Map, and an acknowledged bestselling leader on the subject of innovation, gathers - for a foundational text on the subject of innovation - essays, interviews, and cutting-edge insights by such exciting field leaders as Peter Drucker,... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 15.98
Where do good ideas come from? And what do we need to know and do to have more of them? In Where Good Ideas Come From , Steven Johnson, one of our most innovative popular thinkers, explores the secrets of inspiration. Steven Johnson has spent twenty years immersed in creative industries, was active at the dawn of the internet and has a unique... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 19.18
Tune in, turn on and get smarter ... The Simpsons, Desperate Housewives, The Apprentice, The Sopranos, Grand Theft Auto: We're constantly being told that popular culture is just mindless entertainment. But, as Steven Johnson shows, it's actually making us more intelligent. Here he puts forward a radical alternative to the endless complaints... more...