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Author Conversation with Tom Standage: A Brief History of Motion
August 24 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm| Free
Join us for an online conversation with Tom Standage, author of A Brief History of Motion: From the Wheel, to the Car, to What Comes Next, an eye-opening road trip through 5,500 years of humans on the go, revealing how transportation inevitably shapes civilization.
Tom Standage’s fleet-footed and surprising global histories have delighted readers and cemented his reputation as one of our leading interpreters of technologies past and present. Now, he returns with a provocative account of a sometimes-overlooked form of technology-personal transportation-and explores how it has shaped societies and cultures over millennia. With A Brief History of Motion, Standage overturns myths, considers roads not taken, and invites us to look at our past with fresh eyes so we can create the future we want to see.
Tom Standage is digital editor at the Economist and editor-in-chief of its website, Economist.com. He is the author of six history books, including An Edible History of Humanity, the New York Times bestseller A History of the World in Six Glasses, and The Victorian Internet. His writing has also appeared in the Daily Telegraph, the New York Times, and Wired. He lives in London.
Online program from the Lewes Public Library and Browseabout Books.
NOTE: this meeting is being conducted through Zoom. You MUST REGISTER to receive instructions for joining the meeting.
- August 24
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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