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The knowledge : how to rebuild civilization in the aftermath of a cataclysm

Author: Lewis Dartnell
Publisher: New York, New York : Penguin Books, ©2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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If life as we know it ended tomorrow, would you know how to survive? In The Knowledge, a New York Times science bestseller, acclaimed scientist Lewis Dartnell synthesizes a staggering amount of information into a step-by-step guide for jump-starting modern technological civilization. Along the way, he reawakens our sense of wonder at the marvelous things we use every day without a moment's thought, explaining the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lewis Dartnell
ISBN: 0143127047 9780143127048
OCLC Number: 881869847
Notes: Title in Cataloging in Publication (CIP): The knowledge: how to rebuild our world from scratch.
Description: 340 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: The end of the world as we know it --
The grace period --
Agriculture --
Food and clothing --
Substances --
Materials --
Medicine --
Power to the people --
Transport --
Communication --
Advanced chemistry --
Time and place --
The greatest invention.
Other Titles: Knowledge: how to rebuild our world from scratch
Responsibility: Lewis Dartnell.

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If life as we know it ended tomorrow, would you know how to survive? In The Knowledge, a New York Times science bestseller, acclaimed scientist Lewis Dartnell synthesizes a staggering amount of information into a step-by-step guide for jump-starting modern technological civilization. Along the way, he reawakens our sense of wonder at the marvelous things we use every day without a moment's thought, explaining the fundamentals on which they are built and giving us the knowledge to re-create them from scratch. A cleverly entertaining and original guide to human ingenuity, The Knowledge shows us that humanity's most powerful invention is indeed science itself.

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