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The Resource Wonderland : how play made the modern world, Steven Johnson

Wonderland : how play made the modern world, Steven Johnson

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Wonderland : how play made the modern world
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Wonderland
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how play made the modern world
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Steven Johnson
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Language
eng
Summary
"Explores the world-changing innovations we made while keeping ourselves entertained. Play has always been more important than most people realize. In this vivid examination of the power of play and delight, Steven Johnson offers a surprising history of popular entertainment. Roving from medieval kitchens and ancient taverns to casinos and shopping malls, he locates the cutting edge of innovation wherever people are working hardest to keep themselves and others amused. Johnson's storytelling is just as entertaining 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, musical instruments, exotic meals, gathering places, video games, and magic shows. These wonderlands of amusement did more than just entertain their patrons, Johnson argues. They also directly contributed to economic and social revolutions that transformed the modern world. Johnson makes the compelling case that anyone who wants to know where technology and social trends are headed next should be paying close attention to the way we play. If you're looking for the future, you'll find it wherever people are having the most fun."--Dust jacket
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Title
Wonderland
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Summary
A history of popular entertainment explores the world-changing innovations humans have made while keeping themselves entertained and introduces the explorers, proprietors, showmen, and artists who became the innovators of leisure
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Booklist Editors' Choice, 2016
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10539981
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
790.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV1200
LC item number
.J64 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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adult
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how play made the modern world
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Steven Johnson
Wonderland : how play made the modern world, Steven Johnson
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Wonderland : how play made the modern world, Steven Johnson
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-306) and index
Contents
Fashion and shopping -- Music -- Taste -- Illusion -- Games -- Public space
Control code
ocn956633933
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Dimensions
24 cm
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Extent
322 pages
Isbn
9780399184482
Lccn
2016035344
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)

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