Cincuenta Innovaciones Que Han Cambiado El Mundo / Fifty Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economy
ISBN: 841688319X
EAN13: 9788416883196
Language: Spanish
Pages: 352
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 9.00" L x 6.00" W
Weight: 1.00 lbs.
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Conecta

Cincuenta Innovaciones Que Han Cambiado El Mundo / Fifty Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economy - Spanish Language Edition

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LA FASCINANTE HISTORIA DE LAS IDEAS E INVENTOS QUE HAN REVOLUCIONADO LA ECONOM A Y EL MUNDO. Imagina que hoy se acabara el mundo y fueras uno de los pocos afortunados supervivientes. Sin m vil. Sin internet. Sin electricidad. Sin gasolina. Hace doce mil a os, un invento tan simple como el arado transform la vida de la humanidad y el curso de la Historia... Qu necesitar as hoy para mantenerte con vida y salvar la civilizaci n? A trav s de las fascinantes historias de cincuenta ideas e inventos, el autor de El economista camuflado explica c mo la innovaci n puede cambiar nuestras vidas y alterar el complejo sistema econ mico global. Algunos inventos, como el iPhone, han proporcionado ping es beneficios a sus creadores mientras otros fueron en sus inicios un fracaso comercial, como el motor di sel. Algunos son palpables, como el hormig n. Otros, como la responsabilidad limitada de una empresa, son invenciones abstractas. Pero todos -del papel a la inteligencia artificial, de la cadena de fr o a los seguros, del gram fono a la p ldora anticonceptiva- tienen una historia que contar y permiten comprender el mundo en el que vivimos. Harford demuestra de nuevo su talento como analista econ mico y divulgador. - Times Literary Supplement Libro del a o del Financial Times, Bloomberg Business Week y Amazon Top 20. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION A lively history seen through the fifty inventions that shaped it most profoundly, by the bestselling author of The Undercover Economist and Messy. Who thought up paper money? What was the secret element that made the Gutenberg printing press possible? And what is the connection between The Da Vinci Code and the collapse of Lehman Brothers? Fifty Inventions That Shaped the Modern Economy paints an epic picture of change in an intimate way by telling the stories of the tools, people, and ideas that had far-reaching consequences for all of us. From the plough to artificial intelligence, from Gillette's disposable razor to IKEA's Billy bookcase, bestselling author and Financial Times columnist Tim Harford recounts each invention's own curious, surprising, and memorable story. Invention by invention, Harford reflects on how we got here and where we might go next. He lays bare often unexpected connections: how the bar code undermined family corner stores, and why the gramophone widened inequality. In the process, he introduces characters who developed some of these inventions, profited from them, and were ruined by them, as he traces the principles that helped explain their transformative effects. The result is a wise and witty book of history, economics, and biography.