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The Knowledge Web
The Knowledge Web book cover by James Burke

In The Knowledge Web, James Burke takes us on a fascinating tour through the interlocking threads of knowledge running through Western history. Displaying mesmerizing flights of fancy, he shows how seemingly unrelated ideas and innovations bounce off one another, spinning a vast, interactive web on which everything is connected to everything else: Carmen leads to the theory of relativity, champagne bottling links to wallpaper design, Joan of Arc connects through vaudeville to Buffalo Bill. Illustrating his open, connective theme in the form of a journey across the web, Burke breaks down complex concepts, offering information in a manner accessible to anybody - high school graduates and Ph.D. holders alike.

The Knowledge Web: From Electronic Agents to Stonehenge and Back -- And Other Journeys Through Knowledge
by James Burke / Paperback: 288 pages / Simon & Schuster (June 22, 2000)
Takes a tour through the interlocking threads of knowledge running through Western history. Breaks down complex concepts, offering information in a manner accessible to anybody. Touches almost two hundred interlinked points in the history of knowledge, ultimately ending where it begins.

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