The Knowledge

The Knowledge

How to Rebuild Our World From Scratch

Book - 2014
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One of the brightest young scientists of his generation presents an original guide to the fundamentals of science and how it built the modern world that proposes that the key to preserving civilization in an apocalyptic scenario is to provide a quick start guide, adapted to cataclysmic circumstances.
Publisher: New York :, The Penguin Press,, 2014
ISBN: 9781594205231
Branch Call Number: 500 DAR NVD
Characteristics: 340 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm


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Chapel_Hill_KenMc Jun 15, 2015

This is a fascinating survey of technological development over the centuries, making clear how discoveries and inventions have built on themselves in layers, leading to ever-expanding uses of materials. It also purports to be a "how-to" guide to re-starting technological development after the crash of civilization. It certainly wouldn't hurt to have this book around...maybe it should be produced with a catastrophe-proof cover.

srmechs May 02, 2014

A primer of how survivors of destruction of our contemporary world could work toward a possible future. I'd recommend it as a handbook for practically everyone. In the meantime, I found it extremely interesting as well a well written.

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