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Author Faulk, Richard, author.

Title The next big thing : a history of the boom-or-bust moments that shaped the modern world / Richard Faulk ; illustrations by Ramsey Beyer.

Publication Info. San Francisco : Zest Books, [2015]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 PHS Non-Fiction  909 FAULK    ---  Available
Description 223 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Alcohol -- The chariot -- Philosophy -- Religion as personal faith -- The flying buttress -- Single-point perspective -- The movable type printing press -- The divine right of kings -- Magnetic philosophy -- The great masculine renunciation -- Scientific racism -- The Kodak camera -- Freudianism -- Plastics -- The dance craze -- The teenager -- Rock 'n' roll -- 3-D movies -- TV dinners -- The pill -- Synthetic food -- Easy listening -- The midlife crisis -- Easy listening -- Irony -- TV console games -- Metrication -- The boom box -- The walkman -- Prozac -- The end of history? -- NC-17 -- Smart drinks -- Molecular gastronomy -- 9/11 and the end of irony -- The Segway -- Apple iPhone -- The microbiome.
Summary From the New World to the new iPhone, a novelty-hungry public has repeatedly shown its willingness to be seduced by the latest disruptive technology, mind-blowing discovery, or paradigm-shifting insight. But for every Walkman or Platonic dialogue, there's a Segway scooter gathering dust in some forgotten corner of our collective memory. The Next Big Thing sifts through 3,000 years of culture to highlight history's most hyped hits as well as its most inglorious misses.
Audience Ages 15 & up.
Grades 10 & up.
Study Program AR MG RL 10 PTS 13 174402EN
Awards A Junior Library Guild selection (JLG)
Subject Civilization, Western -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Idea (Philosophy) -- Juvenile literature.
Intellectual life -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Technological innovations -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Civilization, Western -- History.
Idea (Philosophy).
Intellectual life -- History.
Technological innovations -- History.
Civilization, Western -- History.
Idea (Philosophy).
Intellectual life -- History.
Technological innovations -- History.
Added Author Beyer, Ramsey, illustrator.
Added Title The next big thing: a history of the boom or bust moments that shaped the modern world
ISBN 9781936976676 (paperback)

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