The Day the Universe Changed
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Day the Universe Changed by James Burke
Book DescriptionWhen humans understood that the earth was flat and it was the center of the universe, all life revolved around that truth. Then, Galileo introduced his telescope. And with that single innovation, architecture, music, literature, science, politics all of it changed, mirroring the new view of truth. This program is James Burke's examination of the moments in history when a change in knowledge radically altered man's understanding of himself and the world around him. Few people are able to look at human history and see it not as a jumble of half-remembered names and dates, but as an intricate mosaic of neatly interlocking pieces. Fewer still can describe the patterns and explain the parts of the puzzle so that it not only makes sense, but so that it also fascinates and intrigues, excites and entertains. James Burke tells history like it's the plot of the most interesting mystery ever written."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781593979799
(148mm x 137mm x 15mm)
Imprint: MacMillan Audio
Publisher: MacMillan Audio
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United States
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American Connections, Paperback (July 2007)
As an acclaimed history expert and bestselling author of "Connections," Burke employs his trademark style to reveal unlikely coincidences surrounding the signers of the Declaration of Independence and modern day America.
Twin Tracks, Paperback (September 2005)
A collection of narratives considers the nature of change, the qualities of the divine, and the origins of contemporary civilization, citing how divergent paths stemming from specific historical events subsequently converged in the modern world.
Circles, Paperback (September 2003)» View all books by James Burke
Burke takes readers on 50 surprising journeys through the history of technology, each following a chain of consequential events that ends precisely where it began.
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Author Biography - James Burke
James Burke, the BBC's chief reporter on the Apollo missions to the moon, was awarded the Royal Television Society silver medal in 1973 and the gold medal in 1974. The PBS series "Connections" was over two years in the making, the research and filming taking the author to twenty-three countries. James Burke lives in London.
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