By Richard Hamblyn
Strong technological know-how isn't unavoidably a booklet approximately nice clinical theories, complex equations, or grand outdated males (or ladies) of their laboratories; as an alternative, it’s in regards to the areas we draw our idea from; it’s approximately day-by-day exercises and unexpected flashes of perception; approximately commitment, and – occasionally – desperation; and the small moments, questions, quests, clashes, doubts and delights that make us human. From Galileo to Lewis Carroll, from Humphry Davy to Charles Darwin, from Marie Curie to Stephen Jay Gould, from rust to snowflakes, from the 1st use of the be aware ‘scientist’ to the 1st laptop, from why the ocean is salty to Newtonian physics ‘for women’, solid technology is a e-book approximately humans, instead of scientists in line with se, and as such, it’s a e-book approximately politics, ardour and poetry. exceptionally, even though, it’s a booklet concerning the stable that technology can – and does – do.Review'Relaxed, sunny and domesticated ... the technological know-how emerges evidently, and reflectively from our prevalent global' mum or dad 'The paintings of technology showcases not just readable translations of key medical principles yet situates these rules of their cultural and old context' self sufficient concerning the AuthorRichard Hamblyn is the writer of the discovery of Clouds, which received the 2002 la occasions ebook Prize and was once shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize, Terra: stories of the Earth, a learn of usual failures, info Soliloquies, co-written with the electronic artist Martin John Callanan, and The Cloud publication, released in organization with the Met place of work. He teaches inventive writing at Birkbeck university, college of London.