Mr A. J. Rushby

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The Knowledge: How to Rebuild our World from Scrat&hellip by Lewis Dartnell
16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
I'd been looking forward to reading this book before its publication as it sounded like a great idea but also such a monumental undertaking; I wasn't sure how Dartnell was going to tackle the entirety of human science and engineering in ~350 pages. His approach made a lot of sense, and I have to commend him in sticking to a logical and 'first-principles' approach that kept me interested and engaged throughout. It wouldn't be possible (or make for a very interesting read) to do it any other way! After finishing it I felt I had a renewed respect and perspective on how far we've come, but also how quickly we could fall given how distantly removed many of us are from the ideas and processes… Read more
The Infographic History of the World by Valentina D'Efilippo
The Infographic History of the World by Valentina D'Efilippo
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
This is a great book, and I was absorbed by each turn of the page and happily spent several minutes studying each spread. The content is witty and erudite, the facts are accurate (and well referenced) and the design is excellent. The authors have avoided the trap that so often befalls these type of books by taking the centre fold into consideration so that all of the infographic is visible. The fact that the feel of the paper evolves as the content does is a really clever idea, and adds a tactile dimension to the experience. I would highly recommend it.

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