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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 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 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...
- 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...
- 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 Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.00
Combining the deft social analysis of Where Good Ideas Come From with the optimistic arguments of Everything Bad Is Good For You , New York Times bestselling author Steven Johnson?s Future Perfect makes the case that a new model of political change is on the rise, transforming everything from local governments to classrooms, from protest movements... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 15.98
What connects the "miracle on the Hudson" to the planning of the French railway system, or the mysterious outbreak of strange smells in downtown Manhattan to the invention of the Internet? With his characteristic flair for multidisciplinary storytelling, Steven Johnson shows in Future Perfect that what lies behind these and many other fascinating... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 42.95
Musicians and artists have always shared mutual interests and exchanged theories of art and creativity. This exchange climaxed just after World War II, when a group of New York-based musicians, including John Cage, Morton Feldman, Earle Brown, and David Tudor, formed friendships with a group of painters. The latter group, now known collectively as... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2014; US$ 30.00
?A great science writer.? ? Bill Clinton, speaking at the Health Matters conference ?Mr. Johnson, who knows a thing or two about the history of science, is a first-rate storyteller.? ? The New York Times ?You?re apt to find yourself exhilarated?Johnson is not composing an etiology of particular inventions, but doing something broader and more... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 17.58
From the author of Emergence and The Ghost Map , Steven Johnson's Mind Wide Open: Why You Are What You Think takes us on a journey to the frontiers of brain science and reveals exactly how we're hardwired to think and feel. 'You are part reptile, part mammal, part primate. You are a dopamine fiend. You are a walking assembly of patterns... more...