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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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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, b From the New York Times bestselling author of Where Good Ideas Come From and Everything Bad Is Good for You a new look at the power and legacy of great ideas b In this illustrated history Steven Johnson explores the history of innovation over centuries tracing facets of modern life refrigeration clocks and eyeglass lenses to name a few from their creation by hobbyists amateurs and entrepreneurs to their unintended historical consequences Filled with surprising stories of accidental genius and brilliant mistakes from the French publisher who invented the phonograph before Edison but forgot to include playback to the Hollywood movie star who helped invent the technology behind Wi Fi and Bluetooth How We Got to Now investigates the secret history behind the everyday objects of contemporary life br br In his trademark style Johnson examines unexpected connections between seemingly unrelated fields how the invention of air conditioning enabled the largest migration of human beings in the history of the species to cities such as Dubai or Phoenix which would otherwise be virtually uninhabitable how pendulum clocks helped trigger the industrial revolution and how clean water made it possible to manufacture computer chips Accompanied by a major six part television series on PBS How We Got to Now is the story of collaborative networks building the modern world written in the provocative informative and engaging style that has earned Johnson fans around the globe, In the tradition of i Being Digital i and i The Tipping Point i Steven Johnson acclaimed as a cultural critic with a poet s heart i The Village Voice i takes readers on an eye opening journey through emergence theory and its applications Explaining why the whole is sometimes smarter than the sum of its parts Johnson presents surprising examples of feedback self organization and adaptive learning How does a lively neighborhood evolve out of a disconnected group of shopkeepers bartenders and real estate developers How does a media event take on a life of its own How will new software programs create an intelligent World Wide Web p In the coming years the power of self organization coupled with the connective technology of the Internet will usher in a revolution every bit as significant as the introduction of electricity Provocative and engaging i Emergence i puts you on the front lines of this exciting upheaval in science and thought p, Forget everything you ve ever read about the age of dumbed down instant gratification culture In this provocative unfailingly intelligent thoroughly researched and surprisingly convincing big idea book Steven Johnson draws from fields as diverse as neuroscience economics and media theory to argue that the pop culture we soak in every day from b Lord of the Rings b to b Grand Theft Auto b to b The Simpsons b has been growing more sophisticated with each passing year and far from rotting our brains is actually posing new cognitive challenges that are actually making our minds measurably sharper After reading i Everything Bad is Good for You i you will never regard the glow of the video game or television screen the same way again br br With a new afterword by the author br br Steven Johnson s newest book i How We Got to Now i is now available from Riverhead Books