Salisbury Forum: Steven Johnson "Extra Life: A Short History of Living Longer."

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Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - 7:30pm
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EST. via Zoom

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Steven JohnsonExtra Life: A Short History of Living Longer by Steven Johnson

A leading light of today's interdisciplinary and collaborative approach to innovation, Steven Johnson's writings have influenced everything from cutting-edge ideas in urban planning to the battle against 21st-century terrorism. Johnson was chosen by Prospect magazine as one of the top ten brains of the digital future, and The Wall Street Journal calls him "one of the most persuasive advocates for the role of collaboration in innovation." He is the author of twelve books, including Enemy of All Mankind, Farsighted, Where Good Ideas Come From, and The Ghost Map. He is the host of the 2014 PBS series How We Got To Now and the podcast American Innovations.

This book is Steven Johnson’s attempt to understand where that progress came from. How many of those extra twenty thousand days came from vaccines, or the decrease in famines, or seatbelts? What are the forces that now keep us alive longer? Behind each breakthrough lies an inspiring story of cooperative innovation, of brilliant thinkers bolstered by strong systems of public support and collaborative networks.  “Extra Life: A Short History of Living Longer,” is a four-part PBS series premiering on May 11 and hosted by Johnson.

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Enemy of All Mankind: A True Story of Piracy, Power, and History's First Global Manhunt Cover Image
ISBN: 9780735211612
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Riverhead Books - May 11th, 2021