Books by Steven Johnson

STEVEN JOHNSON is the author of the national bestsellers Everything Bad Is Good for You and Mind Wide Open: Your Brain and the Neuroscience of Everyday Life, as well as Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software and Interface Cul


FUTURE PERFECT by Steven Johnson
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"A thought-provoking, hope-inspiring manifesto."
Forceful argument for a new politics modeled on the structure of the Internet. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"With an introduction by Johnson on the critical importance of innovation for America's economic future, this is a welcome tool kit for anyone looking to cook up new ideas."
Johnson (Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation, 2010, etc.) offers an invaluable compendium of the best available thinking on innovation. Read full book review >
PSYCHOLOGY
Released: Oct. 5, 2010

"A robust volume that brings new perspective to an old subject."
A modern, interdisciplinary analysis of the social-environmental patterns most suited to idea generation, and how we can use their lessons to foster innovation. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 2, 2009

"Another rich, readable examination of the intersections where culture and science meet from a scrupulous historian who never offers easy answers to troubling, perhaps intractable questions."
Arresting account of the career of Joseph Priestley (1733-1804)—scientist, political polemicist, preacher, radical and friend of the American and French revolutions. Read full book review >
HEALTH & MEDICINE
Released: Oct. 19, 2006

"Lively and educative."
An intrepid doctor and an enlightened minister pursue a cholera outbreak to its lair in 1850s London. Read full book review >
PSYCHOLOGY
Released: Feb. 1, 2004

"Celebrates the brain's complexity and wonder even as it demonstrates that you can get to know your mind better than you ever thought."
An enthusiastic invitation to explore your mind from science writer Johnson (Emergence, 2001, etc.), who takes a lucid trip through the country's brain labs. Read full book review >
SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY
Released: Sept. 19, 2001

"Thought-provoking—and deeply appealing to the inner iconoclast."
A lucid presentation of emergence theory—the way decentralized thinking allows for cannily effective self-organization—from Feed editor-in-chief Johnson (Interface Culture, not reviewed). Read full book review >