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Connections - James Burke
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2.00 10
Format: hardcover
ISBN: 0333248279
Publisher: Macmillan London Limited
Pages no: 304
Edition language: English
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2.0 Connections, James Burke
This book is the "companion" to a BBC TV series first broadcast in the '70s or early '80s. I found it interesting enough but intellectually weak. It purports to trace the history of development of various "modern" inventions, such as the jet engine, the computer and television, starting with the inv...
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Connections was written as a companion series to a documentary series of the same name. I've heard great things about the show, and since I really enjoyed the book, I'll track it down eventually. Burke's basic arguments here is that history is a continuum, not a series of isolated events. And so the...
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