The Knowledge has ratings and reviews. Brendon Lewis Dartnell here offers technical knowledge, but he limits it to knowledge useful for “peaceful . Apr 3, Lewis Dartnell offers vital tips for those who manage to survive Armageddon, in his cunningly packaged history of practical ideas. By Steven. The Knowledge: How to Rebuild Our World from Scratch is a book written by astrobiologist Lewis Dartnell. The book is written as a quick-start guide to restarting.

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About The Knowledge How would you go about rebuilding a technological society from scratch? Human knowledge is collective, distributed across the population.

The Knowledge: How to Rebuild our World from Scratch

If you want to write steampunk and are figuring out which discoveries are required and which can be skipped over, this is for you. You find yourself and a band of others the survivors of a Charleton Heston like apocalypse. Strangelove really knew what was going on?

Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. How the non-prey would defend themselves would be the very first order of business—certainly long before, say, photography, a subject Dartnell covers in detail. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

Peaceful coexistence will last in the apocalypse exactly zero seconds. That said, I can honestly say I enjoyed this book very much. Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded.

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In considering this, I was impressed by the scale of the task. If you need advice on how to hang fartnell to your post-apocalyptic fiefdom, consult Machiavelli, Sun Tzu and other experts in such matters.

Would we want to avoid the mistakes we made the first time around? But the people saying that are completely ignorant of the complex path of development we have taken and would be hopeless about even how to begin to do these things if they had to start from scratch. He doesn’t spend too much time on the details, but he imagines a complete societal collapse.


However, the last chapter also highlights the importance of socio-economic conditions required for technology to get implemented and to provid It’s not really a handbook for a hypothetical collapse, but it’s a great place to start. Why try to tell me about electric cars after society has fallen apart being a more effective useable-energy-per-acre use of biofuels once you’ve told me that by the time we get to that point, the roads will be in a state of disrepair so as to make them useless?

We need so much, but we need to start with water, fire, food and fuel. So, if the apocalypse does come, I really hope I’m not here to deal with it.

The Knowledge: How to Rebuild Our World from Scratch

Dartnell had the kernel of a good dagtnell, but then lost steam about 50 pages into the book, and what he filled the remaining with was a stretch. I’d sleep better at night knowing that this was reproduced in stone buried in a sealed crypt somewhere far from any cities.

For how many of you know anything about farming? Lewis’ writing is succinct,accurate and informative. Rhe very much opposed to the basic premise of the book.

Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. Aug 15, Juliana rated it it was amazing Shelves: The moribund living will be eating the canned goods, leaving the survivors with nothing Incredibly knoowledge realised piece of research and communication.


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Want to Read saving…. What will continue to be usable? And if you want a book which inspires lots of mental commentary and triggers discussion with dartnel, this is for you. If someone came up to me and said “Hi, here is an instruction manual to rebuild civilisation after collapse.

No trivia or quizzes yet. A collection knowlecge the best contributions and reports from the Telegraph focussing on the key events, decisions and moments in Churchill’s dartnfll. One final word of advice. This book attempts to answer that question with solid information on the science and practice of remaking the basics of civilization — from agriculture to medicine, chemistry to energy generation.

This is where time comes into play. Get to Know Us. Having a quick look through the Goodreads review of this book, I couldn’t help noticing that a fair part of the criticism reflected the fact that it might not actually be all that helpful in the event of the complete collapse of modern civilisation.

Trivia About The Knowledge: How exactly did people develop farming machinery, clocks, steam engines, glass lenses, radios, explosives, and the like? Im Falle einer globalen Katastrophe: What This book was delightful. Meanwhile, apparently no one thought of buttons for clothes until medieval times; and everything necessary for the invention of photography, Dartnell says, was available in the 16th century: