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

Wonderland : how play made the modern world, Steven Johnson

Label
Wonderland : how play made the modern world
Title
Wonderland
Title remainder
how play made the modern world
Statement of responsibility
Steven Johnson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1968-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Johnson, Steven
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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Amusements
Label
Wonderland : how play made the modern world, Steven Johnson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-306) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Fashion and shopping -- Music -- Taste -- Illusion -- Games -- Public space
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
322 pages
Isbn
9780399184482
Lccn
2016035344
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn956633933
Label
Wonderland : how play made the modern world, Steven Johnson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-306) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Fashion and shopping -- Music -- Taste -- Illusion -- Games -- Public space
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
322 pages
Isbn
9780399184482
Lccn
2016035344
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn956633933

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