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By James Burke

ISBN-10: 0316116815

ISBN-13: 9780316116817

ISBN-10: 0743299558

ISBN-13: 9780743299558

Connections is a superb exam of the guidelines, innovations, and coincidences that experience culminated within the significant technological achievements of today.

How did the recognition of lingerie within the 12th century bring about the discovery of the printing press? How did the waterwheel evolve into the pc? How did the arriving of the cannon lead ultimately to the improvement of movies?

In this hugely acclaimed and bestselling publication, James Burke brilliantly examines the information, innovations, and coincidences that experience culminated within the significant technological advances of this day. With spectacular perception, he untangles the trend of interconnecting occasions: the injuries of time, situation, and position that gave upward thrust to the foremost innovations of the world.

Says Burke, "My goal is to acquaint the reader with a few of the forces that experience prompted switch some time past, taking a look specifically at 8 innovations—the laptop, the construction line, telecommunications, the aircraft, the atomic bomb, plastics, the guided rocket, and television—which might be such a lot influential in structuring our personal futures....Each this type of is a part of a kin of comparable units, and is the results of a series of heavily hooked up occasions extending from the traditional global until eventually the current day. every one has huge, immense strength for humankind's benefit—or destruction."

Based on a favored television documentary sequence, Connections is an interesting medical detective tale of the innovations that modified history—and the unbelievable hyperlinks that attach them.

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