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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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    The world seems to be infinitely complicated and quite frankly totally beyond the comprehension of any of us As science progresses one would need to live a dozen lifetimes and would still not be able to understand all of the processes and theories that are used daily to create the world we inhabit You might think it is hard to program your DVD Recorder I almost said VCR but who has one of those nowadays? but what if you had to build a television set from scratch? What if you had to go back and work on a farm with no petrol and no farming equipment – would you have any idea how to use a plough?This book a companion to the television series was in The Book Grocer and I couldn’t have been delighted to have gotten it I’ve liked James Burke ever since seeing his The Day the Universe Changed but this was on TV before that and if anything it is a better series We like to think that it is the great men who make the remarkable discoveries that cause the great technological leaps forward Burke is the best cure for this kind of thinking He shows that really the world of knowledge is like a huge jigsaw puzzle and it is only when all of the pieces are in place that you can start to see the picture He shows that one invention doesn’t quite lead to the next invention in a straight line – what might be invented so as to spray perfume might just get used next to make a carburettor As you see hardly a straight lineNewton once said that if he had seen further it was because he was standing on the shoulders of giants – okay so he was saying that so as to annoy one of his rivals who was particularly short – but all the same the idea was right even if the intent was a bit nasty To Burke it is only within interconnections and relationships that the world makes any sense at all The last part of this work is still as relevant today as it was in 1979 What are we to do about the increasing complexity and speed of technological advance? How dangerous and frightening is it that we simply don’t know or don’t understand even the basics of how all the bits that make up our world fit together? Is there a way to stop or should we happily hand over control of the world to the bureaucrats who ‘know best’?Because that is the other thing Burke shows that every great step forward initially looked well a bit daft when it was first invented Powerful thought provoking and exciting – God if television was like this I would go back to watching it The book has wonderful illustrations and than just what is on the series If you can get your hands on this it really is worth having I've just discovered that two further series of this were made i'm looking forward to seeing them