John Markoff.

John Markoff.

John Markoff’s new book depicts Stewart Brand’s unique contributions to California culture.

“He lit a spark,” veteran technology author John Markoff says about Stewart Brand. The indefatigable entrepreneur, best known for launching The Whole Earth Catalog in 1968, has also been at the center of countercultural movements for decades.

Literature: Trips and Destinations

Whole Earth(Penguin Press)The author examines Brand’s pioneering impact among the counterculture of the 1960s, which continues to set him apart from other Silicon Valley entrepreneurs.

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