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The Knowledge: How to Rebuild our World from Scratch (Hardback)
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The Knowledge: How to Rebuild our World from Scratch (Hardback)

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Hardback 352 Pages / Published: 03/04/2014
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Maybe it was a viral pandemic, or an asteroid strike, or perhaps nuclear war. Whatever the cause, the world as we know it has ended and you and the other survivors must start again. What key knowledge would you need to start rebuilding civilisation from scratch? Once you've scavenged what you can, how do you begin producing the essentials? How do you grow food, generate power, prepare medicines, or get metal out of rocks? Could you avert another Dark Ages or take shortcuts to accelerate redevelopment? Living in the modern world, we have become disconnected from the basic processes that support our lives, as well as the beautiful fundamentals of science that enable you to relearn things for yourself. The Knowledge is a journey of discovery, a book which explains everything you need to know about everything. This is a quickstart guide for rebooting civilisation which will transform your understanding of the world - and help you prepare for when it's no longer here... http://the-knowledge.org/

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781847922274
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 654 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 32 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"As the scouts say - be prepared! Say your prayers that you never need this book" -- Bear Grylls
"A glorious compendium of the knowledge we have lost in the living... This is the most inspiring book I've read in a long time" -- Peter Forbes * Independent *
"An extraordinary achievement... It is a great read even if civilisation does not collapse. If it does, it will be the sacred text of the new world - Dartnell that world's first great prophet" * The Times *
"The ultimate do-it-yourself guide to `rebooting' human civilization" * Nature *
"A terrifically engrossing history of science and technology" -- Steven Poole * Guardian *
"Impeccably researched and beautifully written, The Knowledge makes me proud of all we humans have achieved - and dismayed at how much we have to lose. You need to read this book" -- Stephen Baxter
"Dartnell makes the technology and science of everyday life in our civilization fascinating and understandable. This book may or may not save your life but it'll certainly make it more interesting. This the book we all wish we'd been given at school: The Knowledge that makes everything else make sense" -- Ken MacLeod, author of Descent
"A marvelously astounding work: In one graceful swoop, Lewis Dartnell takes our multi-layered, interconnected modern world, shows how fragile its scaffolding is, and then lays out a how-to guide for starting over from scratch. Imagine Zombieland told by Neil deGrasse Tyson and you'll get some sense of what a delight The Knowledge is to read" -- Seth Mnookin, New York Times bestselling author of The Panic Virus and associate director of MIT's Graduate Program in Science Writing
"A remarkable and panoramic view of how civilization actually works" -- Roger Highfield of the Science Museum
"This book is useful if civilization collapses, and entertaining if it doesn't. After the cometary impact it may save your life, and if it doesn't at least you'll know why you perished" -- S. M. Stirling

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