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James Burke (1) (1936–)

Autor(a) de Connections

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28+ Works 4,476 Membros 45 Reviews 14 Favorited

About the Author

James Burke's contributes a monthly column to Scientific American and serves as director, writer and host of the television series Connections 3, which airs on the Learning Channel.

Séries

Obras de James Burke

Connections (1978) 1,292 cópias
The Day the Universe Changed (1985) 1,218 cópias
The Axemaker's Gift (1995) 287 cópias
The Iron Horse and I (1992) 3 cópias

Associated Works

Beyond Calculation: The Next Fifty Years of Computing (1997) — Prefácio — 111 cópias
Inventing Modern America: From the Microwave to the Mouse (2001) — Introdução — 49 cópias
Wizards and Their Wonders (1997) — Introdução — 17 cópias
Connections 1 [1978 TV mini series] — Presenter — 9 cópias
Connections 2 [1978 TV mini series] (1994) — Presenter — 8 cópias

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Conhecimento Comum

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Resenhas

Like his TV programs, this book does show how everything is connected to everything else, and usually no in simple ways.
 
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mykl-s | outras 15 resenhas | Aug 11, 2023 |
The content and format are duplicated from the TV series, but I don't know if the text is a direct transcript. Illustrations are probably from the show.
For each of ten pivotal changes in scientific or social thought, Burke gives the background laeding up to the change, and explains how it happened and why it was important.

New discoveries and interpretations have made some of his commentary obsolete or in need of revision, but most of the history and science is still correct (AFAIK anyway).

Very accessible to advanced middle-school or high-school readers.
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librisissimo | outras 16 resenhas | Dec 22, 2022 |
I loved this show when it first aired and wanted to try the book, it's just as good, Burke really makes some surprising connections between inventions. Recommended for either science of history buffs.
 
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kevn57 | outras 15 resenhas | Dec 8, 2021 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
28
Also by
6
Membros
4,476
Popularidade
#5,599
Avaliação
4.0
Resenhas
45
ISBNs
71
Idiomas
10
Favorito
14

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