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HOW WE GOT TO NOW: Six Innovations that Made the Modern World - $5 (East Village)

East 14 St. near Avenue A

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"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.

Previously a major 6-part TV series on PBS, this is the story of collaborative networks building the modern world, written in the provocative, informative, and engaging style that has earned Johnson many fans.

In this illustrated volume, 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 -- this book investigates the secret history behind the everyday objects of life today."

A good book to tap into inspirational stories to help you think creatively in this time of great change and upheaval.

Trade softcover, 293 pages, Illustrated through with b/w and full -color photographs. In As New Condition.

$5. Pick up East 14th St.

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