Picture of author.

James Burke (1) (1936–)

Teoksen Connections tekijä

Katso täsmennyssivulta muut tekijät, joiden nimi on James Burke.

28+ teosta 4,499 jäsentä 46 arvostelua 14 Favorited

Tietoja tekijästä

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.


Tekijän teokset

Connections (1978) 1,297 kappaletta
The Day the Universe Changed (1985) 1,220 kappaletta
The Axemaker's Gift (1995) 291 kappaletta
The Iron Horse and I (1992) 4 kappaletta

Associated Works

Beyond Calculation: The Next Fifty Years of Computing (1997) — Esipuhe — 111 kappaletta
Inventing Modern America: From the Microwave to the Mouse (2001) — Johdanto — 49 kappaletta
Wizards and Their Wonders (1997) — Johdanto — 17 kappaletta
Connections 1 [1978 TV mini series] — Presenter — 10 kappaletta
Connections 2 [1978 TV mini series] (1994) — Presenter — 9 kappaletta

Merkitty avainsanalla




A good sampler of human ingenuity and invention through random social connections. Entertaining and informative, and perhaps an incentive for many to read more deeply and widely. On the other hand, this random-evolution thesis seems to underplay the increasingly narrowed deep pursuits of 20th century science (and science funding by governments). It's intentionally intriguing and provocative, but not ideal for teaching history of science and technology, or how societies can acquire and apply knowledge to seek collective goals.… (lisätietoja)
Merkitty asiattomaksi
sfj2 | 16 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Apr 3, 2024 |
Like his TV programs, this book does show how everything is connected to everything else, and usually no in simple ways.
Merkitty asiattomaksi
mykl-s | 16 muuta kirja-arvostelua | 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.
… (lisätietoja)
Merkitty asiattomaksi
librisissimo | 16 muuta kirja-arvostelua | 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.
Merkitty asiattomaksi
kevn57 | 16 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Dec 8, 2021 |


You May Also Like

Associated Authors


Also by
Arvio (tähdet)
Kuinka monen suosikki

Taulukot ja kaaviot