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作       者:James Burke

出  版  社:Simon & Schuster

出版时间:2012-02-21

字       数:53.0万

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Connections is a brilliant examination of the ideas, inventions, and coincidences that have culminated in the major technological achievements of today.How did the popularity of underwear in the twelfth century lead to the invention of the printing press? How did the waterwheel evolve into the computer? How did the arrival of the cannon lead eventually to the development of movies?In this highly acclaimed and bestselling book, James Burke brilliantly examines the ideas, inventions, and coincidences that have culminated in the major technological advances of today. With dazzling insight, he untangles the pattern of interconnecting events: the accidents of time, circumstance, and place that gave rise to the 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."Based on a popular TV documentary series, Connections is a fascinating scientific detective story of the inventions that changed history—and the surprising links that connect them.
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Cover

Description

Author Bio

Title Page

Dedication

Copyright Page

Contents

Author’s Acknowledgments

Preface

Introduction

Chapter 1: The Trigger Effect

Chapter 2: The Road from Alexandria

Chapter 3: Distant Voices

Chapter 4: Faith in Numbers

Chapter 5: The Wheel of Fortune

Chapter 6: Fuel to the Flame

Chapter 7: The Long Chain

Chapter 8: Eat, Drink and Be Merry

Chapter 9: Lighting the Way

Chapter 10: Inventing the Future

Further Reading

Index

Picture Acknowledgements

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