How Innovation Works: And Why It Flourishes in Freedom

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Product Details

Price
$29.99
Publisher
Harper
Publish Date
Pages
416
Dimensions
6.0 X 8.5 X 1.5 inches | 1.2 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780062916594

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About the Author

Matt Ridley's books have been short-listed for six literary awards, including the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. His book The Agile Gene: How Nature Turns on Nurture won the award for the best science book published in 2003 from the National Academies of Science. He has been a scientist, a journalist, and a national newspaper columnist, and he is the chairman of the International Centre for Life in Newcastle, England. He is also a visiting professor at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York.

Reviews

"Opinionated, often counterintuitive, full of delicious stories, always provocative."--Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
"In this insightful and delightful book, Matt Ridley explores the wondrous causes of innovation, the force that drives our modern economy. He shows that it's a team sport, but one that features many colorful stars. It's a joy to tag along with him as he mines the history of human advances to discover nuggets of useful lessons."
--Walter Isaacson
"An insightful and charming exploration of questions that range from the truly profound (How does our species capture energy to stave off decay and death?) to the merely fascinating (Why did it take us so long to invent the wheeled suitcase?)."--Steven Pinker