The Next Big Thing

A History of the Boom-or-Bust Moments That Shaped the Modern World

  • Interest Level: Grade 9 - Grade 12
  • Reading Level: Grade 8

We are always hearing about the Next Big Thing. Whether it is a new iPhone or the New World, the freshest and newest inventions, discoveries, and fads always loom large in the public mind. The impact that everyone thinks these “next big things” will have is often more important than the actual impact it generates. After all, if it fails, it will be almost immediately forgotten. The Next Big Thing searches through 3,000 years of Western culture to find the colorful and key steps (and missteps) that led us to where we are today.

Format Your Price Add
Interest Level Grade 9 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 8
Genre Science, Young Adult
Copyright 2015
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Zest Books ™
Language English
Number of Pages 224
Publication Date 2015-01-01
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS YAN025000, YAN055040, YAN050110
Dimensions 6 x 9
Features Author/Illustrator biography, Bibliography/further reading, Introductory note, Sidebars, and Table of contents

Author: Richard Faulk

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.

Illustrator: Ramsey Beyer

Ramsey Beyer is a comic artist and freelance illustrator living in Philadelphia. She is the author and illustrator of two autobiographical graphic novels, Little Fish: A Memoir from a Different Kind of Year, and Year One. Beyer has also been published in several books, including Fanzines by Teal Triggs, Make a Zine!, and Don't Leave Your Friends Behind.