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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, 2015. ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Knowledge" describes many of the modern technologies we employ, but first it explains the fundamentals upon which they are built. Every piece of technology rests on an enormous support network of other technologies, all interlinked and mutually dependent. You can t hope to build a radio, for example, without understanding how to acquire the raw materials it requires, as well as generate the electricity needed  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lewis Dartnell
ISBN: 9780143127048 0143127047
OCLC Number: 918875822
Notes: "First published in the United States of America by the Penguin Press, a member of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, 2014"--Title page verso.
Description: 340 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Lewis Dartnell.

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"The Knowledge" describes many of the modern technologies we employ, but first it explains the fundamentals upon which they are built. Every piece of technology rests on an enormous support network of other technologies, all interlinked and mutually dependent. You can t hope to build a radio, for example, without understanding how to acquire the raw materials it requires, as well as generate the electricity needed to run it. But Dartnell doesn t just provide specific information for starting over; he also reveals the greatest invention of them all the phenomenal knowledge-generating machine that is the scientific method itself. This would allow survivors to learn technological advances not explicitly explored in "The Knowledge" as well as things we have yet to discover."The Knowledge"is a brilliantly original guide to the fundamentals of science and how it built our modern world as well as a thought experiment about the very idea of scientific knowledge itself."

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