To understand the title of the book, says Niall Ferguson, we need to go with him in Sienna, walk across the Piazza del Campo, a place that was by turns a marketplace, a meeting place[…]
It took me a while, but it was definitely worth it ! An insightful, intelligent and witty book. Yoval Noah Harari suggests that as science is converging on an all-encompassing dogma, which says that organisms[…]
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Just a short note about the book I just read, ‘At Home: A Short History of Private Life’ by Bill Bryson. Despite the enormous amount of information, more than someone can actually process, this is a fascinating and enjoyable book. Bill Bryson did a prodigious amount of research on the history of nearly everything from architecture to epidemics and toilets to crinolines and wigs.
All latest developments in telecommunications are optical-data networks. You may think that these networks are recent technological and scientific breakthroughs. They are not.
The first recorded history of high-speed optical data transmissions began with the fall of Troy to the Greek army, around 1184 B.C.
After her excellent biography of Hogarth, Jenny Uglow gives us a nice and detailed history of the Lunar men. Their personal adventures and family stories and tragedies are intertwined beautifully with their intellectual passions and scientific pursuits. She describes sufficiently the revolutions of this period that changed the political and social systems, such as the French and the American Revolutions as well as, the revolutionary advances in science, such as these of Linnaeus and Lavoisier.