The Axemaker's Gift

The Axemaker's Gift

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by James Burke, Ted Dewan
     
 

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"A detailed, original and persuasive reading of cultural and intellectual history."—Los Angeles Times. "A genuine tour de force."—San Francisco Chronicle.See more details below

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"A detailed, original and persuasive reading of cultural and intellectual history."—Los Angeles Times. "A genuine tour de force."—San Francisco Chronicle.

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Library Journal
From the first stone used by prehistoric man to the electronic wonderland that currently exists in the United States, each new technology has had a double-edged effect, say the authors. The material in this abridgment ranges from very interesting to pedantic, and in the end it fits into the apocalyptic class of books that warn of the horrors being unleashed by modern man. The ironic conclusion is that our salvation can be brought about by a "web" of computers, which can bring electronic learning to all people. Coauthor Burke, who hosts the PBS series Connections, also serves as reader. Not a necessary purchase.-Theresa Connors, Arkansas Technological Univ., Russellville

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780874778564
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/28/1997
Edition description:
1ST TRADE
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
897,885
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.98(d)
Age Range:
18 - 14 Years

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