Search Results: "Steven John"


BOOK REVIEW

THREE A.M. by Steven John
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 27, 2012

"A promising, if not entirely satisfying, debut."
A bleak little fable about personal responsibility, set in an apparently post-apocalyptic, nameless American city. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WONDERLAND by Steven Johnson
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 15, 2016

"There's an infectious spirit of delight in the prose, which matches the themes in a book that will engage even those not entirely convinced by its thesis to take a look from a different perspective."
An illumination of how civilization advances through the ways in which it plays. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
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 >

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NON-FICTION
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 >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 30, 2014

"Of a piece with the work of Tracy Kidder, Henry Petroski and other popular explainers of technology and science—geeky without being overly so and literate throughout."
Best-selling author Johnson (Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation, 2010, etc.) continues his explorations of what he calls the "hummingbird effect," unforeseeable chains of influence that change the world. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
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 >

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NON-FICTION
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 >

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
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 >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
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 >

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ROAD TRIPPIN’ IT WITH JOHN BURNINGHAM
by Julie Danielson

The holidays are nigh. I wrote this time last year about my favorite holiday picture book of all time – John Burningham’s Harvey Slumfenburger’s Christmas Present, originally published back in 1993.

I’m a big Burningham fan. (If you are, too, and you’ve not yet read this, run to your nearest bookstore or library.) And in thinking about Harvey, I was ...


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JOHN NEWMAN
by Rhett Morgan

In 1992, John Newman prepared to celebrate finishing his Ph.D., securing a book deal with Warner Books for the release of his dissertation, JFK and Vietnam, and having worked directly with Oliver Stone as consultant on the film JFK. But a brief call from the National Security Agency put all of that in jeopardy. Newman was warned that his ...


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