Twin Tracks

Twin Tracks

The Unexpected Origins of the Modern World

Book - 2007
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Twin Tracks pinpoints the myriad ways the future is shaped, whether by love, war, accident, genius, or discovery. For instance, in "The Marriage of Figaro to Stealth Fighter," Burke's twin tracks start with the composer of the opera and the French spy from whose play he stole the plot. The tracks then encompass, among other things, freemasonry, the War of Independence, Captain Cook, jellyfish, Jane Austen, and audio tape. Ultimately, the convergence of the two Figaro tracks sets the stage for the development of Gulf War Stealth aircraft. Wonderfully accessible and lucidly written, Twin Tracks offers an amusing and instructive new view of the past and the future.--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2007, c2003
Edition: First Simon & Schuster trade paperback edition
ISBN: 9780743258104
074325810X
Characteristics: 276 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Call Number: 909.08 BUR

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Jan 28, 2017

An extremely interesting book to read. It is amazing how all the various people in this book interacted with each other, and caused the events that happened. James Burkes other books, as well has his 4 television series ("Connections 1, 2 & 3", and "The Day the Universe Changed") should be watched by everyone interested in history.

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