Connections

ISBN-10: 0316116726

ISBN-13: 9780316116725

Edition: 1995 (Revised)

Authors: James Burke
List price: $24.95
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Description: In this bestselling book, James Burke examines the ideas, inventions, and coincidences that have culminated in the major technological advances of today. He untangles the pattern of interconnecting events, the accidents of time, circumstance, and place that gave rise to major inventions of the world. Says Burke, "My purpose is to acquaint the reader with some of the forces that have caused change in the past, looking in particular at eight innovations - the computer, the production line, telecommunications, the airplane, the atomic bomb, plastics, the guided rocket, and television - which may be most influential in structuring our own futures.... Each one of these is part of a family of similar devices, and is the result of a sequence of closely connected events extending from the ancient world until the present day. Each has enormous potential for humankind's benefit - or destruction".

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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Little Brown & Company
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 7.50" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

James Burke is a London-based writer and television producer best known for his series Connections.

Author's Acknowledgements
Introduction
The Trigger Effect
The Road from Alexandria
Distant Voices
Faith in Numbers
The Wheel of Fortune
Fuel to the Flame
The Long Chain
Eat, Drink and Be Merry
Lighting the Way
Inventing the Future
Further Reading
Index
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