James Burke The Day the Universe Changed

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The Day the Universe Changed

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When people knew the earth was flat and it was the center of the universe, all life revolved around that truth. Galileo's telescope changed the truth. And with that one change, all architecture, music, literature, science, politics -- everything changed, mirroring the new view of truth. This tape is James Burke's examination of the moments in history when a change in knowledge radically altered man's understanding of himself and the world around him.

Few people are able to look at human history and see it not as a jumble of half-remembered names and dates, but as an intricate mosaic of neatly interlocking pieces. Fewer still can describe the patterns and explain the parts of the puzzle so that it not only makes sense, but so that it also fascinates and intrigues, excited and entertains. James Burke tells history like it's the plot of the most interesting mystery ever written.

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James Burke, the BBC's chief reporter on the Apollo missions to the moon, was awarded the Royal Television Society silver medal in 1973 and the gold medal in 1974. Connections was over two years in the making, the research and filming taking the author to twnety-three countries. James Burke lives in London.

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James Burke synthesizes the entire course of Western history and science into this brief audiobook about how "knowledge" is subjective to the time and place in which it is created. He takes this argument further in explaining why and how science can be subjective, despite claims to the contrary. He delivers all this in a smooth and crisp British accent that reveals his experience in broadcasting, and his career with the BBC lends his voice subtle authority. However, listeners may feel overwhelmed with his long-winded explanations, which sometimes lose touch with where they started. Burke's delivery needs something more to keep listeners engaged, such as background music or more musical interludes to facilitate transitions. L.E. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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