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How we got to now: six innovations that made the modern world

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Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2021-10-16 05:26:28AM
Last Indexed2021-10-16 05:41:47AM
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title_displayHow we got to now : six innovations that made the modern world
title_fullHow We Got to Now Six Innovations That Made the Modern World
How we got to now : six innovations that made the modern world / Steven Johnson
How we got to now : six innovations that made the modern world / by Steven Johnson ; adapted by Sheila Keenan
title_shortHow we got to now
title_subsix innovations that made the modern world
topic_facetInventions
Nonfiction
Politics
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Social aspects
Technology
Technology and civilization