How We Got to Now with Steven Johnson DVD

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How We Got to Now with Steven Johnson Join best-selling author Steven Johnson to discover extraordinary stories behind six remarkable ideas that made modern life possible, the unsung heroes who brought them about and the unexpected and bizarre consequences each of these innovations triggered. Episodes include… Clean - Learn how clean water has changed our world and the way we ... More
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How We Got to Now with Steven Johnson

Join best-selling author Steven Johnson to discover extraordinary stories behind six remarkable ideas that made modern life possible, the unsung heroes who brought them about and the unexpected and bizarre consequences each of these innovations triggered.

Episodes include…
Clean - Learn how clean water has changed our world and the way we live our lives.

Time - Discover how time advanced navigation, technology, travel and the way we work.

Glass - Uncover a link between art, science and global communication: glass.

Light - See how light has altered sleeping patterns, architecture and more.

Cold - Examine the effects of man's mastery of cold on food, Hollywood, and even politics.

Sound - Explore the impact of sound in the world of medicine and our lives today.

Special Bonus Feature includes…
- Bonus interview with host Steven Johnson!

Producer: Julian Jones & Diene Petterle
Production Year: 2014
Copyright Year: 2014
Director: Nic Stacey, Paul Olding
Host: Steven Johnson
Discs: 2
Subtitles: Y
Subtitle Language: English (SDH)
Audio Format: Stereo
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen

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Nicole
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Fascinating Entertaining!
Review by Nicole on 07/17/20 review stating Fascinating Entertaining!
My husband and I (early 30s) watched this series on Netflix and absolutely loved it. I am purchasing the DVD for my parents for the holidays, with instructions to watch it and then hand it to my brother and his family to watch. I think my 7 year old nephew will find this just as interesting as the rest of us. My only wish: that there were more episodes!
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Po P.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Good choice of topics and contents easy to understand.
Review by Po P. on 07/17/20 review stating Good choice of topics and contents easy to understand.
I like the choice of topics which are life essentials. The presentation is interesting and easy to understand. I recommend it for different ages.
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Dr A.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
LOVED WATCHING IT
Review by Dr A. on 07/17/20 review stating LOVED WATCHING IT
LOVED WATCHING ALL THESE VIDEOS Steven has been at his best , while handling these delicate and beutiful subjects I would strongly recommend it for all and sundry Dr MALIK NAZIR AHMED Professor Air University Islamabad nazirmalik1@yahoo.com
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Rosiewalk
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
How We Got to Now
Review by Rosiewalk on 07/17/20 review stating How We Got to Now
I loved viewing it on PBS and I liked Steven Johnson also. I want the whole family to watch it, including grandkids maybe they will enjoy it later in their life or use it for school projects.
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Sky
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Great Series
Review by Sky on 07/17/20 review stating Great Series
Enjoyed every chapter in this series on How We Got to Now. Educational, entertaining, humorous and insightful. I needed to own this to enjoy again and again.
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Little L.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Glad I own this_~f
Review by Little L. on 07/17/20 review stating Glad I own this_~f
This is something everyone should have in their video collection.Amazing what most of us never knew.Highly recommend this.Get your own cause your notBorrowingmine.
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Marti
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
interesting!
Review by Marti on 07/17/20 review stating interesting!
great, well done, fascinating
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Saintly
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4.0 star rating
07/17/20
Fascinating
Review by Saintly on 07/17/20 review stating Fascinating
Watch and learn!
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P B.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Great Storyteller
Review by P B. on 07/17/20 review stating Great Storyteller
I caught 2 partial shows on PBS and couldnt get it out of my mind how interesting it was. Of course, I didnt remember who hosted it or what it was called. After researching it a few months later I found it. Ive now watched all episodes and cant stress how awesome they were. This coning from someone who hated science in school (1980s). If they would have shown Mr. Johnsons programs then I wouldnt have skipped so many science classes. WELL DONE!! Looking forward to watching them again. Its inspirational how you tell/show how science has inspired the modern world and looking forward to further shows by you!
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Jim S.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
A great documentary series
Review by Jim S. on 07/17/20 review stating A great documentary series
I loved the information and how it was presented.
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Skylar C.
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4.0 star rating
07/17/20
How We Go to Now
Review by Skylar C. on 07/17/20 review stating How We Go to Now
Very well done program, just dont watch the water one while you are eating dinner. This program was very informative and well thought out. I thought the spokesperson was very likeable and easy to watch.
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Vicki
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
How we Go to Now with Steven Johnson DVD
Review by Vicki on 07/17/20 review stating How we Go to Now with Steven Johnson DVD
Ive watched this twice now and look forward to watching it again! The series is filled with great information. Ive shared this with family and they are buying the DVDs too!
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Rabbit
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Fascinating and Entertaining
Review by Rabbit on 07/17/20 review stating Fascinating and Entertaining
We greatly enjoyed all the sessions of How We Got to Now so much that we ordered copies for all 3 sets of our Grandchildren as well as for our engineering and tinkering sons. My Grandfather ran an Ice House business. I never appreciated it so much until Steven Johnson explained how it developed and became US #2 export to cotton. But by this session we were already hooked on the series. We hope he does more.
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Retired T.
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5.0 star rating
07/17/20
Fascinating
Review by Retired T. on 07/17/20 review stating Fascinating
Each episode shows the workings of a key idea as it intertwines in our lives taking it from inception to current processes and uses. Great gift for history and science buffs.


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