By Richard Hamblyn
Solid technological know-how isn't inevitably a booklet approximately nice clinical theories, complex equations, or grand outdated males (or girls) of their laboratories; as an alternative, it’s in regards to the locations we draw our idea from; it’s approximately day-by-day workouts and surprising 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 desktop, from why the ocean is salty to Newtonian physics ‘for women’, sturdy technology is a e-book approximately humans, instead of scientists in keeping with se, and as such, it’s a publication approximately politics, ardour and poetry. principally, even though, it’s a ebook concerning the strong that technological know-how can – and does – do.Review'Relaxed, sunny and domesticated ... the technology emerges clearly, and reflectively from our conventional global' mum or dad 'The artwork of technology showcases not just readable translations of key medical rules yet situates these principles of their cultural and old context' self reliant concerning the AuthorRichard Hamblyn is the writer of the discovery of Clouds, which gained the 2002 l. a. instances booklet Prize and was once shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize, Terra: stories of the Earth, a examine of typical mess ups, information Soliloquies, co-written with the electronic artist Martin John Callanan, and The Cloud e-book, released in organization with the Met workplace. He teaches inventive writing at Birkbeck collage, collage of London.