The Knowledge Web: From Electronic Agents to Stonehenge and Back -- And Other Journeys Through Knowledge

The Knowledge Web: From Electronic Agents to Stonehenge and Back -- And Other Journeys Through Knowledge

James Burke


In "The wisdom Web," James Burke, the bestselling writer and host of television's "Connections" sequence, takes us on a desirable journey throughout the interlocking threads of data operating via Western background. showing enthralling flights of fancy, he indicates how probably unrelated rules and options jump off each other, spinning an unlimited, interactive net on which every little thing is attached to every little thing else: "Carmen" results in the speculation of relativity, champagne bottling hyperlinks to wallpaper layout, Joan of Arc connects via vaudeville to Buffalo invoice. Illustrating his open, connective subject matter within the type of a trip around the internet, Burke breaks down complicated techniques, providing details in a fashion available to anyone -- highschool graduates and Ph.D. holders alike. the adventure touches a couple of hundred interlinked issues within the heritage of data, finally finishing the place it all started. Gateways, set at numerous issues within the narrative, permit readers to leap via literary hyperspace to different varied yet similar options through the ebook. immediately fun and teaching, "The wisdom internet" heightens our information of our interdependence -- with each other and with the prior. Taking Burke's webbed method of wisdom is a technique that we will deal with our details overload as we process the ever-more-complex global that awaits us within the twenty-first century. purely by means of realizing the interrelated nature of the trendy global do we wish to spot complicated styles of switch and direct the method of innovation to the typical stable.

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