Steven Johnson is the bestselling author of twelve books, including Where Good Ideas Come From, Farsighted, and The Ghost Map. He's the host and cocreator of the Emmy-winning PBS/BBC series How We Got to Now, and the host of the podcast American Innovations. He lives in Brooklyn, New York, and Marin County, California, with his wife and three sons.
Praise for Steven Johnson and his books:
"A maven of the history of ideas." --The Guardian "A deep
thinker and gifted storyteller." --The New York Times Book
Review "Mr. Johnson's erudition can be quite gobsmacking."
--The Wall Street Journal
"Steven Johnson gives us history at its best: colorful, connected and compelling. . . . The Ghost Map is a masterpiece of historical writing." --The Seattle Times "Johnson's writing derives its appeal from his ability to illuminate complex ideas in unpretentious language. . . . [his] prose is nimble, his knowledge impressive." --San Francisco Chronicle "Johnson is a polymath. . . . [It's] exhilarating to follow his unpredictable trains of thought. To explain why some ideas upend the world, he draws upon many disciplines: chemistry, social history, even ecosystem science." --Los Angeles Times