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Explains a lot about man and how he evolved and why he's such a violent creature. Burke, as usual, pulls everything together.Published 8 months ago by wizardwoof
This book explains the origins of our ability to think in precise sequential terms. The ability had a long gestation period, but once underway it has been unstoppable. Read morePublished 24 months ago by Lester M. Stacey
Don't look for close attention to science or any objective assessment of facts here.
As a Kiwi, I stopped reading when i got to the bit about New Zealand Maori, p256. Read more
A fascinating journey through history. If you're a fan of James Burke's "Connections" you'll love this book.Published on February 15, 2009 by David
Overall really worth reading. The first two chapters, containing pre- and early-historical scenarios, are essentially speculative, added apparently (? Read morePublished on February 4, 2009 by Wylie Cox
As a future technology teacher, this book really brings out the points that I would like students to contemplate. Read morePublished on September 29, 2005 by M. Snook
If you are ready to pay attention, and I mean really pay attention, The Axemaker's Gift will alter your perception of the world --- specifically humankind's relationship to the... Read morePublished on January 19, 2002 by Tw Rutledge
Burke's examination of the technologists' mentality, and the effects of such thinking on the construction of culture is very intriguing. Read morePublished on June 4, 2000 by "mcgee22"
The book is a brief but decent historical overview of technology and its negative effect on the world. Read morePublished on March 27, 2000 by R. Clampitt