The Resource Wonderland. | Wonderland : how play made the modern world, Steven Johnson, (electronic resource)

Wonderland. | Wonderland : how play made the modern world, Steven Johnson, (electronic resource)

Label
Wonderland : how play made the modern world
Title
Wonderland
Title remainder
how play made the modern world
Statement of responsibility
Steven Johnson
Creator
Subject
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"--
Member of
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
790.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV1200
LC item number
.J64 2016eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
OverDrive Collection
Target audience
adult
Label
Wonderland. | Wonderland : how play made the modern world, Steven Johnson, (electronic resource)
Authority link
Link
Publication
Creator
Note
Print version:
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-306) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Fashion and shopping -- Music -- Taste -- Illusion -- Games -- Public space
Control code
ocn962854937
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (322 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780399184482
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color).
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
15C759C5-080A-457E-8345-BAC1A6178697
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o962854937
  • (CaAE) o962854937
  • (OCoLC)962854937

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