We Need Diverse Ya Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN a $100 Credit

Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news
for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

Visit our stores


    Recently Viewed clear list


    The Powell's Playlist | June 15, 2015

    Matthew Quick: IMG Portia Kane's '80s Metal Mix



    Two of Love May Fail's main characters, Portia Kane and Chuck Bass — now in their early 40s — still love the metal music that was... Continue »
    1. $18.19 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

      Love May Fail

      Matthew Quick 9780062285560

    spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$16.99
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
21 Local Warehouse Children's Nonfiction- Technology- Electricity
17 Remote Warehouse Children's Nonfiction- Technology- Inventions

Ideas That Changed the World

by

Ideas That Changed the World Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Synopsis:

We are always hearing about the Next Big Thing. Whether it is a new iPhone or the New World, the freshest and newest inventions, discoveries, and fads loom large in the public mind. The impact that everyone thinks these "next big things" will have is often more important than the actual impact it generates. After all, if it fails, it will be almost immediately forgotten. The Next Big Thing searches through 3,000 years of Western culture to find the colorful and key steps (and missteps) that led us to where we are today. Paradigm-shifting events, such as the spread of ethical monotheism and the invention of the printing press stand beside such cultural ephemera as the aborted U.S metric campaign and the misbegotten vogue for smart drinks. Each entry features the historical context of that Next Big Thing as well as an overview of its legacy, including photos, sidebars, trivia, and quotes.

About the Author

Richard Faulk is the author of Gross America: Your Coast-to-Coast Guide to All Things Gross, a catalog of the most grandly gross medical museums, beautifully bizarre wildlife, and delightfully disgusting historical sites our fifty states have to offer. Faulk writes music reviews and profiles for the Silicon Valley Metro and Content magazine, and is chief editor of monthly children's newspaper The Firecracker Forum. He is a contributor to The Morbid Anatomy Anthology, has lectured at Observatory in Brooklyn, NY, and participated in a panel discussion on medical oddities at Death Salon in Los Angeles. Faulk has been interviewed a dozen times on radio, including segments on Midday with Dan Ricks, WYPR, Baltimore; Word of Mouth, New Hampshire Public Radio; and Take Two,  KPCC, Pasadena.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781465414236
Author:
Ferris, Julie
Publisher:
DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
Author:
Faulk, Richard
Subject:
Children s Nonfiction-Technology-Electricity
Subject:
General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20130731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in
Age Level:
from 14

Related Subjects

Children's » Nonfiction » How Things Work
Children's » Nonfiction » Reference » General
Children's » Nonfiction » Technology » Electricity and Electronics
Children's » Nonfiction » Technology » Inventions

Ideas That Changed the World New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$16.99 In Stock
Product details 224 pages DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley) - English 9781465414236 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
We are always hearing about the Next Big Thing. Whether it is a new iPhone or the New World, the freshest and newest inventions, discoveries, and fads loom large in the public mind. The impact that everyone thinks these "next big things" will have is often more important than the actual impact it generates. After all, if it fails, it will be almost immediately forgotten. The Next Big Thing searches through 3,000 years of Western culture to find the colorful and key steps (and missteps) that led us to where we are today. Paradigm-shifting events, such as the spread of ethical monotheism and the invention of the printing press stand beside such cultural ephemera as the aborted U.S metric campaign and the misbegotten vogue for smart drinks. Each entry features the historical context of that Next Big Thing as well as an overview of its legacy, including photos, sidebars, trivia, and quotes.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top

FOLLOW US ON...

     
Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.