The Greatest Inventions of the Past 2,000 Years

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John Brockman
Simon and Schuster, 2000 - Science - 192 pages
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Late in 1998, literary agent and author John Brockman conducted an online survey which asked "What is the most important invention of the last 2,000 years?" This book offers an expanded version of the newsmaking responses from some of the leading scientists and thinkers of our time.
 

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Author and literary agent Brockman has edited a cutting-edge volume of the most significant inventions of the past two millennia. The book itself attests to the giant shift in the way in which ... Read full review

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Preface
11
Afterword
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Page 9 - To arrive at the edge of the world's knowledge, seek out the most complex and sophisticated minds, put them in a room together, and have them ask each other the questions they are asking themselves.

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John Brockman, a cultural impresario, is founder of Brockman, Inc., a literary agency. He is author of The Third Culture, founder and editor of the highly acclaimed website Edge, and editor of the Edge Annual Question book series, and the Best of Edge book series.

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