How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World by Steven JohnsonSteven Johnson explores the history of innovation over centuries, tracing facets of modern life (refrigeration, clocks, and eyeglass lenses, to name a few) from their creation by hobbyists, amateurs, and entrepreneurs to their unintended historical consequences. Filled with surprising stories of accidental genius and brilliant mistakes.
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A Social and Cultural History of Early Modern FranceA history of French society between the end of the middle ages and the Revolution by one of the world's leading authorities on early modern France. William Beik conveys the distinctiveness of early modern society and identifies the cultural practices that defined the lives of people at all levels of society.