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It was a joy to watch Burke carefully take us (the viewers) with him on an amazing journey. He showed time and again how people throughout history used their critical thinking skills to create amazing human creations from seemingly unrelated discoveries and decisions that were made before them.
Burke showed that whatever we create today, we can't possibly imagine what type of morphing it will go through time and what incredible thing(S) it may become tomorrow.
Connections (the series and book) also allow us to peek into the mind of the inventor. For example, in his book Connections, Burke writes about Thomas Edison: "When Edison died he had over a thousand patents filed in his name, thanks to the work of the men in his laboratory. Each man was a specialist in his field, serving the needs of Edison's fertile imagination as well as his acute understanding of the seller's market in which he lived. Edison never developed an idea unless he knew in advance that it would be profitable."
Years after reading the book and watching the series I went to a James Burke lecture. He is as personable, passionate, interesting, animated and fun in person as he is on the series! At one point during the lecture I asked a question and he answered it and joked with me. When he signed my book later he asked if I was okay with his ribbing. I said I was pleased that he had such a great sense of humor and allowed me to be part of it!
The underlying theme in connections is how we as humans are connected to our species though our works and discoveries. We are all in this boat called life together!Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Having immersed myself in the original BBC TV series as a teenager in the late 70's, the act of reading the book of the series some thirty decades later has been extremely thought... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Mr. Paul Fillingham
Every bit as good as the original TV program I remember watching all these years ago. Well written, not dumbed down, and requires you the reader to think. Read morePublished 7 months ago by M J Payne
This book is fantastic and packed with information. The text is a little on the small size, but if it were larger then the book would be huge. Read morePublished 9 months ago by DD
A recommended read. Connections entertains and enlightens effortlesslyPublished 14 months ago by Mr Benjamin R Illingworth
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