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From the New York Times–bestselling writer of How We acquired to Now and Where sturdy rules Come From, a glance at the world-changing techniques we made whereas protecting ourselves entertained.

This lushly illustrated heritage of renowned leisure takes a long-zoom method, contending that the pursuit of novelty and beauty is a strong driving force of world-shaping technological swap. Steven Johnson argues that, all through background, the innovative of innovation lies anywhere individuals are operating the toughest to maintain themselves and others amused. 
Johnson’s storytelling is simply as pleasant because the innovations he describes, choked with striking stops alongside the adventure from basic ideas to advanced glossy structures. He introduces us to the colourful innovators of rest: the explorers, owners, showmen, and artists who replaced the trajectory of historical past with their sumptuous wares, unique foodstuff, taverns, playing tables, and magic shows.  
Johnson compellingly argues that observers of technological and social tendencies can be searching for clues in novel amusements. You’ll locate the longer term anyplace individuals are having the main enjoyable.

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