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              A Brief History of Motion: From the Wheel to the Car to What Comes Next

              A Brief History of Motion: From the Wheel to the Car to What Comes Next (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Standage, Tom

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              From the New York Times bestselling author and deputy editor of the Economist comes an illuminating, incisive, characteristically readable 5,500-year history of how transportation has shaped our civilisation. Tom Standage's surprising global histories have delighted readers and s...old over half a million copies worldwide. Now, he returns with a provocative account of an overlooked form of technology - personal transportation - and explores how it has shaped societies and cultures over millennia. Beginning around 3,500 BC with the wheel, Standage moves through the eras of horsepower, trains, bicycles and cars, revealing how each successive mode of transit embedded itself in the world we live in - from the geography of our cities, to our experience of time, to our notions of gender. Today, after the growth of ride-sharing and the rise of autonomous vehicles, the social transformations spurred by coronavirus and climate change create a unique opportunity to critically re-examine our relationship with how we travel. With A Brief History of Motion, Standage overturns everyday myths about one of our most fundamental forms of technology, and invites us to look at our past with fresh eyes.
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              ISBN 9781526608314
              Released NZ 31 Aug 2021
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Truly Peculiar: Fantastic Facts That Are Stranger Than Fiction
               

              Truly Peculiar: Fantastic Facts That Are Stranger Than Fiction (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Main)

              By Standage, Tom

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              • Pub Date
                5 Jan 22

              Another bestselling collection of astonishing explainers from The Economist.

              ISBN 9781788168960
              Released NZ 5 Jan 2022
              Publisher Profile Books Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              A Brief History of Motion: From the Wheel to the Car to What Comes Next
               

              A Brief History of Motion: From the Wheel to the Car to What Comes Next (Hardback)

              By Standage, Tom

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              • Pub Date
                30 Nov 21

              From the New York Times bestselling author and deputy editor of the Economist comes an illuminating, incisive, characteristically readable 5,500-year history of how transportation has shaped our civilisation. Tom Standage's surprising global histories have delighted readers and s...old over half a million copies worldwide. Now, he returns with a provocative account of an overlooked form of technology - personal transportation - and explores how it has shaped societies and cultures over millennia. Beginning around 3,500 BC with the wheel, Standage moves through the eras of horsepower, trains, bicycles and cars, revealing how each successive mode of transit embedded itself in the world we live in - from the geography of our cities, to our experience of time, to our notions of gender. Today, after the growth of ride-sharing and the rise of autonomous vehicles, the social transformations spurred by coronavirus and climate change create a unique opportunity to critically re-examine our relationship with how we travel. With A Brief History of Motion, Standage overturns everyday myths about one of our most fundamental forms of technology, and invites us to look at our past with fresh eyes.
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              ISBN 9781526608321
              Released NZ 30 Nov 2021
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              Uncommon Knowledge: Extraordinary Things That Few People Know

              Uncommon Knowledge: Extraordinary Things That Few People Know (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Main)

              By Standage, Tom

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              Following up 2016's hit Go Figure and 2018's Sunday Times bestseller Seriously Curious, another collection of astonishing bite-sized explainers from the Economist.

              ISBN 9781788163323
              Released NZ 3 Dec 2019
              Publisher Profile Books Ltd
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              Unconventional Wisdom: Adventures in the Surprisingly True

              Unconventional Wisdom: Adventures in the Surprisingly True (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Main)

              By Standage, Tom

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              Another bestselling collection of astonishing explainers from The Economist.

              ISBN 9781788166133
              Released NZ 5 Jan 2021
              Publisher Profile Books Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Seriously Curious: 109 facts and figures to turn your world upside down

              Seriously Curious: 109 facts and figures to turn your world upside down (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Main)

              By Standage, Tom

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              Following up 2016's hit Go Figure, another collection of astonishing bite-sized explainers from the Economist.

              ISBN 9781788161367
              Released NZ 28 Nov 2018
              Publisher Profile Books Ltd
              Interest Age 16+ years
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              A Brief History of Motion: From the Wheel, to the Car, to What Comes Next
               

              A Brief History of Motion: From the Wheel, to the Car, to What Comes Next (Hardback)

              By Standage, Tom

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              From the bestselling author of A History of the World in 6 Glasses, an eye-opening jaunt through 5,500 years of humans on the go, revealing how transportation inevitably shapes civilization.

              ISBN 9781635573619
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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              Writing on the Wall: Social Media: The First 2,000 Years
                

              Writing on the Wall: Social Media: The First 2,000 Years (Audio CD / Audio, Library Edition)

              By Standage, Tom; Read by Vance, Simon

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              Papyrus rolls and Twitter have much in common, as each was their generation's signature means of instant communication. Indeed, as Tom Standage reveals in his scintillating new book, social media is anything but a new phenomenon.From the papyrus letters that Roman statesmen used ...to exchange news across the Empire to the advent of hand-printed tracts of the Reformation to the pamphlets that spread propaganda during the American and French revolutions, Standage chronicles the increasingly sophisticated ways people shared information with each other, spontaneously and organically, down the centuries. With the rise of newspapers in the nineteenth century, then radio and television, mass media consolidated control of information in the hands of a few moguls. However, the Internet has brought information sharing full circle, and the spreading of news along social networks has reemerged in powerful new ways.A fresh, provocative exploration of social media over two millennia, Writing on the Wall reminds us how modern behavior echoes that of prior centuries--the Catholic Church, for example, faced similar dilemmas in deciding whether or how to respond to Martin Luther's attacks in the early sixteenth century to those that large institutions confront today in responding to public criticism on the Internet. Invoking the likes of Thomas Paine and Vinton Cerf, coinventor of the Internet, Standage explores themes that have long been debated: the tension between freedom of expression and censorship; whether social media trivializes, coarsens, or enhances public discourse; and its role in spurring innovation, enabling self-promotion, and fomenting revolution. As engaging as it is visionary, Writing on the Wall draws on history to cast new light on today's social media and encourages debate and discussion about how we'll communicate in the future.
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              ISBN 9798200063758
              Publisher Tantor Audio
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              A Brief History of Motion: From the Wheel, to the Car, to What Comes Next
                

              A Brief History of Motion: From the Wheel, to the Car, to What Comes Next (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Standage, Tom

              • RRP: $34.50
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              • Pub Date
                16 Aug 22

              From the bestselling author of A History of the World in 6 Glasses, an eye-opening road trip through 5,500 years of humans on the go, revealing how transportation inevitably shapes civilization. Hailed for their colorful, smooth, and wonderfully engaging writing (Smithsonian), To...m Standage's fleet-footed and surprising global histories have delighted readers and cemented his reputation as one of our leading interpreters of technologies past and present. Now, he returns with a provocative account of a sometimes-overlooked form of technology-personal transportation-and explores how it has shaped societies and cultures over millennia. Beginning around 3,500 BCE with the wheel--a device that didn't catch on until a couple thousand years after its invention--Standage zips through the eras of horsepower, trains, and bicycles, revealing how each successive mode of transit embedded itself in the world we live in, from the geography of our cities to our experience of time to our notions of gender. Then, delving into the history of the automobile's development, Standage explores the social resistance to cars and the upheaval that their widespread adoption required. Cars changed how the world was administered, laid out, and policed, how it looked, sounded, and smelled--and not always in the ways we might have preferred. Today--after the explosive growth of ride-sharing and years of breathless predictions about autonomous vehicles--the social transformations spurred by coronavirus and overshadowed by climate change create a unique opportunity to critically reexamine our relationship to the car. With A Brief History of Motion, Standage overturns myths and invites us to look at our past with fresh eyes so we can create the future we want to see.
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              ISBN 9781635579369
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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              An Edible History of Humanity
               

              An Edible History of Humanity (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Standage, Tom

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              The bestselling author of A History of the World in 6 Glasses charts the enlightening history of humanity through food. Standage draws on archaeology, anthropology, and economics to reveal how food has helped shape and transform societies around the world.

              ISBN 9780802719911
              Publisher Bloomsbury USA
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