Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation Illustrated Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-1594485381
ISBN-10: 1594485380
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Editorial Reviews


"[A] rich, integrated and often sparkling book. Mr. Johnson, who knows a thing or two about the history of science, is a first-rate storyteller."--"The New York Times"

"A vision of innovation and ideas that is resolutely social, dynamic and material...Fluidly written, entertaining and smart without being arcane."--"Los Angeles Times"

"A magical mystery tour of the history and architecture of innovation."--"The Oregonian"

"A rapid-fire tour of 'spaces' large, small, mental, physical, and otherwise... Where Good Ideas Come From may be the ultimate distillation of his thinking on these issues... One admires the intellectual athleticism of Johnson's maneuvers here."--"Boston Globe"

About the Author

Steven Johnson is the bestselling author of Future Perfect, Where Good Ideas Come From, The Invention of Air, The Ghost Map, and Everything Bad is Good for You, and is the editor of The Innovator's Cookbook. He is the founder of a variety of influential websites and writes for Time, WiredThe New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal. He lives in Marin County, California, with his wife and three sons.

Product details

  • Item Weight : 12 ounces
  • Paperback : 352 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 1594485380
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1594485381
  • Product Dimensions : 5.44 x 0.9 x 8.3 inches
  • Publisher : Riverhead Books; Illustrated Edition (October 4, 2011)
  • Language: : English
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.4 out of 5 stars 442 ratings