By James Burke
- 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 computer?
- How did the coming of the cannon lead ultimately to the improvement of movies?
during this hugely acclaimed and bestselling ebook, James Burke brilliantly examines the guidelines, innovations, and coincidences that experience culminated within the significant technological advances of this present day. With awesome perception, he untangles the development of interconnecting occasions: the injuries of time, condition, and position that gave upward thrust to the main innovations of the area.
Says Burke, "My objective is to acquaint the reader with a number of the forces that experience triggered swap some time past, taking a look particularly at 8 suggestions -- the pc, the construction line, telecommunications, the plane, the atomic bomb, plastics, the guided rocket, and tv -- that may be such a lot influential in structuring our personal futures....Each this sort 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 till the current day. each one has huge, immense capability for humankind's gain -- or destruction."
in response to a favored television documentary sequence, Connections is an interesting clinical detective tale of the innovations that modified background -- and the astonishing hyperlinks that attach them.