menu

Everything Bad Is Good for You : How Today's Popular Culture Is Actually Making Us Smarter
by Steven Johnson




Overview -
From the New York Times bestselling author of How We Got To Now and Farsighted

Forget everything you've ever read about the age of dumbed-down, instant-gratification culture. In this provocative, unfailingly intelligent, thoroughly researched, and surprisingly convincing big idea book, Steven Johnson draws from fields as diverse as neuroscience, economics, and media theory to argue that the pop culture we soak in every day--from Lord of the Rings to Grand Theft Auto to The Simpsons--has been growing more sophisticated with each passing year, and, far from rotting our brains, is actually posing new cognitive challenges that are actually making our minds measurably sharper. After reading Everything Bad is Good for You, you will never regard the glow of the video game or television screen the same way again.

With a new afterword by the author.

  Read Full Product Description
 
local_shippingFor Delivery
In Stock.
This item is Non-Returnable.
FREE Shipping for Club Members help
 
storeBuy Online Pickup At Store
search store by zipcode

 
 
New & Used Marketplace 116 copies from $2.99
 
Download

Format: EPUB What's this?
This item is available only to U.S. billing addresses.
 
 
 

More About Everything Bad Is Good for You by Steven Johnson

 
 
 

Overview

From the New York Times bestselling author of How We Got To Now and Farsighted

Forget everything you've ever read about the age of dumbed-down, instant-gratification culture. In this provocative, unfailingly intelligent, thoroughly researched, and surprisingly convincing big idea book, Steven Johnson draws from fields as diverse as neuroscience, economics, and media theory to argue that the pop culture we soak in every day--from Lord of the Rings to Grand Theft Auto to The Simpsons--has been growing more sophisticated with each passing year, and, far from rotting our brains, is actually posing new cognitive challenges that are actually making our minds measurably sharper. After reading Everything Bad is Good for You, you will never regard the glow of the video game or television screen the same way again.

With a new afterword by the author.



This item is Non-Returnable.

 

Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781594481949
  • ISBN-10: 1594481946
  • Publisher: Riverhead Books
  • Publish Date: May 2006
  • Page Count: 254
  • Reading Level: Ages 18-UP
  • Dimensions: 7.82 x 6.68 x 0.76 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.51 pounds


Related Categories

 

BAM Customer Reviews