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

Tom Standage (Author)
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Bloomsbury Publishing
Publish Date
August 17, 2021

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About the Author

Tom Standage is deputy editor of the Economist and the author of six previous history books, including Writing on the Wall, the New York Times bestsellers A History of the World in 6 Glasses and An Edible History of Humanity, and The Victorian Internet, a history of the telegraph. His writing has also appeared in the New York Times, the Guardian, Wired, and other publications. Standage holds a degree in engineering and computer science from Oxford University. He lives in London. @TomStandage


"There aren't many books this entertaining that also provide a cogent crash course in ancient, classical and modern history." --Los Angeles Times on A HISTORY OF THE WORLD IN SIX GLASSES

"Standage's bright idea really is bright . . . His book is loaded with the kind of data that get talked about at the figurative water cooler... Incisive, illuminating and swift." --New York Times, on A HISTORY OF THE WORLD IN SIX GLASSES

"A zippy narrative . . . [Standage] uses something mundane and everyday to tell vivid and accessible stories about the changing textures of human life." --The New Yorker, on A HISTORY OF THE WORLD IN SIX GLASSES

"An extraordinary and well-told story, a much neglected dimension of history." --Financial Times on AN EDIBLE HISTORY OF HUMANITY