James Burke


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in Londonderry , Northern Ireland, The United Kingdom
December 22, 1936

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James Burke is a Northern Irish science historian, author and television producer best known for his documentary television series called Connections, focusing on the history of science and technology leavened with a sense of humour.

Average rating: 4.14 · 5,108 ratings · 295 reviews · 23 distinct worksSimilar authors
Connections

4.28 avg rating — 1,862 ratings — published 1978 — 13 editions
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The Day the Universe Change...

4.22 avg rating — 1,720 ratings — published 1986 — 15 editions
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The Pinball Effect: How Ren...

4.01 avg rating — 580 ratings — published 1996 — 8 editions
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Circles: Fifty Round Trips ...

3.77 avg rating — 291 ratings — published 2000 — 7 editions
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The Knowledge Web: From Ele...

3.90 avg rating — 219 ratings — published 1999 — 7 editions
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The Axemaker's Gift

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4.03 avg rating — 233 ratings — published 1995 — 5 editions
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American Connections: The F...

3.30 avg rating — 96 ratings — published 2007 — 8 editions
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Twin Tracks: The Unexpected...

3.70 avg rating — 86 ratings — published 2003 — 6 editions
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The Impact of Science on So...

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Chances

it was ok 2.00 avg rating — 4 ratings2 editions
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“When you read a book, you hold another's mind in your hands.”
James Burke

“Why should we look to the past in order to prepare for the future? Because there is nowhere else to look.”
James Burke, Connections

“All that can accurately be said about a man who thinks he is a poached egg is that he is in the minority.”
James Burke

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