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The Knowledge: How to Rebuild Our World from Scratch Hardcover – 17 Apr 2014

4.3 out of 5 stars 113 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Press (17 April 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 159420523X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1594205231
  • Product Dimensions: 16.5 x 2.9 x 24.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 113 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 957,668 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"The Wall Street Journal"
""The Knowledge" is a fascinating look at the basic principles of the most important technologies undergirding modern society... a fun read full of optimism about human ingenuity. And if I ever see mushroom clouds on the far horizon, this might be a good book to reach for."

"Boston Globe"
"[Dartnell's] plans may anticipate the destruction of our world, but embedded in them is the hope that there might be a better way to live in the pre-apocalyptic world we inhabit right now."

"New York Post"
"A stimulating read, a grand thought experiment on re-engineering the food, housing, clothing, heat, clean water and every other building block of civilization."


"The Wall Street Journal"
""The Knowledge" is a fascinating look at the basic principles of the most important technologies undergirding modern society... a fun read full of optimism about human ingenuity. And if I ever see mushroom clouds on the far horizon, this might be a good book to reach for."
"Boston Globe"
"[Dartnell's] plans may anticipate the destruction of our world, but embedded in them is the hope that there might be a better way to live in the pre-apocalyptic world we inhabit right now."
"New York Post"
"A stimulating read, a grand thought experiment on re-engineering the food, housing, clothing, heat, clean water and every other building block of civilization."

"The Wall Street Journal"
"The Knowledge" is a fascinating look at the basic principles of the most important technologies undergirding modern society a fun read full of optimism about human ingenuity. And if I ever see mushroom clouds on the far horizon, this might be a good book to reach for.
"Boston Globe"
[Dartnell s] plans may anticipate the destruction of our world, but embedded in them is the hope that there might be a better way to live in the pre-apocalyptic world we inhabit right now.
"New York Post"
A stimulating read, a grand thought experiment on re-engineering the food, housing, clothing, heat, clean water and every other building block of civilization. "

About the Author

Lewis Dartnell is a UK Space Agency research fellow at the University of Leicester, working in the field of astrobiology and the search for microbial life on Mars. The author of Life in the Universe and My Tourist Guide to the Solar System, he has won several awards for his science writing and outreach work.



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