Next Big Thing: A History of the Boom-or-Bust Moments That Shaped the Modern World

Next Big Thing: A History of the Boom-or-Bust Moments That Shaped the Modern World

by Richard Faulk

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781936976676
Publisher: Zest Books
Publication date: 06/16/2015
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Richard Faulk is the author of Gross America: Your Coast-to-Coast Guide to All Things Gross. Faulk has also written music reviews and profiles for the Silicon Valley Metro and Content magazine, contributed to The Morbid Anatomy Anthology, and lectured at Observatory in Brooklyn, New York.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6

Alcohol 9

The Chariat 14

Philosophy 20

Religion as Personal Faith 24

The Flying Buttress 30

Single-Point Perspective 33

The Movable Type Printing Press 40

The Divine Right of Kings 44

Mognetic Philosophy 48

The Great Masculine Renunciation 56

Scientific Racism 60

The Kodal Camera 68

Freudianism 73

Plastics 79

The Dance Craze 87

The Teenager 93

Rock 'n' Roll 102

3-D Movies 108

TV Dinners 112

The Pill 120

Synthetic Food 128

Easy Listening 136

The Midlife Crisis 142

Irony 148

TV Console Games 154

Metrication 161

The Boom Box 167

The Walkman 171

Prozac 177

The End of History? 182

NC-17 186

Smart Drinks 191

Molecular Gastronomy 194

9/11 and the End of Irony 199

The Segway 202

Apple iPhone 207

The Microbiome 212

Bibligraphy 218

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