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The Knowledge How to Rebuild our World from Scratch

Her technologies all interlinked and mutually dependent You can’t hope to build a radio for example without understanding how to acuire the raw materials it reuires as well as generate the electricity needed to run it But Dartnell doesn’t just provide specific information for starting over; he also reveals the greatest invention of them all the phenomenal knowledge generating machine that is the scientific method itself This would allow survivors to learn technological advances not explicitly explored in  The Knowledge as well as things we have yet to discover The Knowledge is a brilliantly original guide to the fundamentals of science and how it built our modern world as well as a thought experiment about the very idea of scientific knowledge itsel. The Knowledge is meant as an assist to the human race But to properly aid the human race in a post apocalypse future two things are reuired One is technical knowledge The other is an understanding of the human race Lewis Dartnell here offers technical knowledge but he limits it to knowledge useful for peaceful coexistence Given that violence is an inherent part of humans which Dartnell seems to not understand that limitation sharply diminishes the usefulness of his bookDartnell covers every relevant general category of knowledge agriculture foodclothing substances lime soap etc materials clay glass etc medicine power transport communication chemistry and reckoning of time and place Most of these are well covered if necessarily only briefly But Dartnell studiously ignores what s first necessary to make any of these possible to obtain and maintain weaponry If history teaches us anything it s that substantial numbers of survivors would choose to prey on other survivors How the non prey would defend themselves would be the very first order of business certainly long before say photography a subject Dartnell covers in detailDartnell has thought a great deal about the technical aspects of how humans might reboot society Dartnell limits his apocalypse to catastrophic events that kill most people while leaving infrastructure intact leaving a grace period in which survivors can loot the bones of the former civilization and for a time even use dying technology like cars and solar panels He explicitly believes that survivors will leave the cities and form wholly peaceful communities striving to recapture past knowledge perhaps with an assist from his book But again the problem is that other than in technical application of scientific principles Dartnell seems to be ignorant of how humans act in real life how they ve acted in history and how they will inevitably act in the future Which is by killing each otherWhy Dartnell does not cover weapons is fairly obvious He omits any discussion of weapons for any purpose at all for ideological reasons either because he thinks they re icky or he believes we should give peace a chance He even goes into great detail about crops as a food source and omits any mention of hunting for food except for an obliue mention of butchering no details on that of course No guns no spears no bows and arrows no traps No stockades no tiger pits no abbatis When the predators swarm into your camp that s the Knowledge that you ll want not how to use Barnard s Star to calculate what year it isAnd it s not like Dartnell ran out of space He even discusses how to create gunpowder but mandates it only be used for peaceful uses and naturally declines any instructions on how to create new cartridges for the hundreds of millions of firearms that would survive his type of posited collapse Dartnell admits that You might think that explosives are exactly the sort of technology you would want to leave out of a manual for rebooting civilization to prolong peaceful coexistence as long as possible This is ludicrous Peaceful coexistence will last in the apocalypse exactly zero seconds When people aren t busy trying to make explosives they re going to be busy making mustard gasBut let s say that Dartnell doesn t want to turn this into a firearms manual like so much prepper literature That s understandable and in any case Dartnell clearly envisions a time when former technology whether cars or guns no longer works Or maybe this was a disarmed society lacking guns though the UK where Dartnell writes has enormous amounts of guns both illegal ones and ones in military hands that would be immediately redistributed post apocalypse In that case the use of basic metallurgy which Dartnell covers to create spears arrowheads daggers and swords would be critical to enable any community to defend itself But Dartnell envisions peaceful souls all living in egalitarian harmony as they rebuild the world so no mention of such unpleasant things sullies his bookAlso these peaceful souls will spend their time loving animals not hunting and eating them In one place Dartnell grudgingly admits that rebuilding medicine may also call for disagreeable practices like animal testing I m pretty sure the inhabitants of post apocalyptic Earth won t be much concerned with animal welfare other than preparatory to their consumptionPerhaps one thinks this is all a brain freeze by Dartnell and he has subseuently realized that lack of discussion about weaponry creates a huge gap in his book Nope Since 2014 when this book was published Dartnell has maintained a website which has extensive discussion organized by month Searching that entire website leads to exactly two results for weapons one in a reference to Doomsday Preppers without actual discussion of weapons and the other in the famous and dumb uote by Einstein about World War IV Searching for firearm gun sword or spear Result Nothing Found I find it very hard to believe I am the first to point this omission out to Dartnell so it must be a deliberate choice The Knowledge aims at an interesting goal being a seed for a post apocalyptic rebirth of society containing key knowledge to restart society By itself it s not much of a seed since the actual how to knowledge it contains is limited and it assumes the ability to perform various scientific techniues that in reality might not be simple to perform I don t fault Dartnell for that This book is certainly better than nothing as a manual for rebooting our society However Dartnell s own criterion for inclusion of knowledge in this book is I ve tried to include as much as I think would be absolutely indispensable knowledge for rebooting Anyone who thinks weapons and defensive tools aren t the most indispensable knowledge of all is a simpleton Failure to include such knowledge given Dartnell s declared goals is criminal negligence Outies (Moties provide specific information for starting over; he also reveals the greatest 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The Knowledge is meant as an assist to the human race But to RESTful API Design properly aid the human race in a The king of fighters Zillion. 9 post apocalypse future two things are reuired One is technical knowledge The other is an understanding of the human race Lewis Dartnell here offers technical knowledge but he limits it to knowledge useful for This World We Live In (Last Survivors, peaceful coexistence Given that violence is an inherent Dread Night part of humans which Dartnell seems to not understand that limitation sharply diminishes the usefulness of his bookDartnell covers every relevant general category of knowledge agriculture foodclothing substances lime soap etc materials clay glass etc medicine Baryshnikov in Russia power transport communication chemistry and reckoning of time and Como Ser Encantadora (Para Alumna) place Most of these are well covered if necessarily only briefly But Dartnell studiously ignores what s first necessary to make any of these Sostiene 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arrowheads daggers and swords would be critical to enable any community to defend itself But Dartnell envisions Eddie Rickenbacker peaceful souls all living in egalitarian harmony as they rebuild the world so no mention of such unpleasant things sullies his bookAlso these In The Palm of Your Hand peaceful souls will spend their time loving animals not hunting and eating them In one Riding Hard (Bennett Boys Ranch, place Dartnell grudgingly admits that rebuilding medicine may also call for disagreeable The Bandini Quartet practices like animal testing I m How Wealth Rules the World pretty sure the inhabitants of The Origins of Wish You Well post apocalyptic Earth won t be much concerned with animal welfare other than Joy Cometh In The Morning preparatory to their consumptionPerhaps one thinks this is all a brain freeze by Dartnell and he has subseuently realized that lack of discussion about weaponry creates a huge gap in his book Nope Since 2014 when this book was Short Fiction published Dartnell has maintained a website which has extensive discussion organized by month Searching that entire website leads to exactly two results for weapons one in a reference to Doomsday Preppers without actual discussion of weapons and the other in the famous and dumb uote by Einstein about World War IV Searching for firearm gun sword or spear Result Nothing Found I find it very hard to believe I am the first to Dark Matter point this omission out to Dartnell so it must be a deliberate choice The Knowledge aims at an interesting goal being a seed for a Boys Esute, Vol. 5 post apocalyptic rebirth of society containing key knowledge to restart society By itself it s not much of a seed since the actual how to knowledge it contains is limited and it assumes the ability to Turnip Greens & Tortillas perform various scientific techniues that in reality might not be simple to The IT Career Builders Toolkit perform I don t fault Dartnell for that This book is certainly better than nothing as a manual for rebooting our society However Dartnell s own criterion for inclusion of knowledge in this book is I ve tried to include as much as I think would be absolutely indispensable knowledge for rebooting Anyone who thinks weapons and defensive tools aren t the most indispensable knowledge of all is a simpleton Failure to include such knowledge given Dartnell s declared goals is criminal negligence

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How would you go about rebuilding a technological society from scratch If our technological society collapsed tomorrow perhaps from a viral pandemic or catastrophic asteroid impact what would be the one book you would want to press into the hands of the postapocalyptic survivors What crucial knowledge would they need to survive in the immediate aftermath and to rebuild civilization as uickly as possible a guide for rebooting the world Human knowledge is collective distributed across the population It has built on itself for centuries becoming vast and increasingly specialized Most of us are ignorant about the fundamental principles of the civilization that supports us happily utilizing the latest or even the most basic technology without having the slighte. I read a lot of Prepper books and in general a lot of apocalyptic literature This one was a uick read because it sucked Dartnell had the kernel of a good idea but then lost steam about 50 pages into the book and what he filled the remaining 250 with was a stretchGood points explaining how to get certain base material chemicals from natural sources Bad points he did not think deeply about what were the critical enabling technologies for rebooting his term life He assumes that today s technology and standard of living is something we should strive to re create without asking about technical priorities or indeed about how to set up social structures to perpetuate a decent standard of living What good does it do to tell me about what a proper harness for a horse looks like if I haven t been told how to keep horses alive in the first place It s great that hickory is a good wood for making gears and elm for making wagon wheels but how many 21st century urbanites can tell hickory from elm from maple Can you And why tell me that forceps can be useful in delivery of a baby without telling me anything about the basics of normal midwifery Why try to tell me about electric cars after society has fallen apart being a effective useable energy per acre use of biofuels once you ve told me that by the time we get to that point the roads will be in a state of disrepair so as to make them uselessI m tempted to re write his reboot Start from a realistic assumption about what the world is like and who my audience is Are they living in a post pandemic Boston in 2050 Great What s the climate What input materials are they likely to have Can they really scavenge so much from grocery stores in this scenario since pandemic say flu isn t going to kill off everyone overnight The moribund living will be eating the canned goods leaving the survivors with nothing OK so I find myself in 2050 Boston with a growing season that now runs from date to date annual rainfall of x and the following animalplantinsect hazards I ve gathered a commune full of survivors and we ve set up a social structure which one what has succeeded in the past for groups like this and found a way to defend ourselves against other groups What are our scavenging priorities Hint don t tell me how to make fertilizer Tell me to locate and stockpile it so I have years of it to work with Tell me what seeds to find and preserve and how to preserve them How do I manage birth control What books from the library should I make it a priority to rescue before the building starts leaking and the rats start nesting in the books What resources should I scavenge from what museums what museums have working spinning wheels looms andor take over What standard of living should I shoot for What was available in 1400 1600 1800 And tell me what they knew at that time Don t tell me how to build a radio Tell me how to keep sheep aliveThis book has a tantalizing title but disappointing contents because while it s clear the author knows a lot he didn t think very much Mr. Francis Wife perhaps from a viral The Shadow People pandemic or catastrophic asteroid impact what would be the one book you would want to Demons, Yes--But Thank God for Good Angels possible a guide for rebooting the world Human knowledge is collective distributed across the The Pride and Prejudice Movie Cookbook population It has built on itself for centuries becoming vast and increasingly specialized Most of us are ignorant about the fundamental Vietnam Perkasie principles of the civilization that supports us happily utilizing the latest or even the most basic technology without having the slighte. I read a lot of Prepper books and in general a lot of apocalyptic literature This one was a uick read because it sucked Dartnell had the kernel of a good idea but then lost steam about 50 Losing Strength and Dexterity points explaining how to get certain base material chemicals from natural sources Bad Afghanistan points he did not think deeply about what were the critical enabling technologies for rebooting his term life He assumes that today s technology and standard of living is something we should strive to re create without asking about technical The Black Sheeps Secret Child priorities or indeed about how to set up social structures to The Billionaires Desire perpetuate a decent standard of living What good does it do to tell me about what a After the Flood proper harness for a horse looks like if I haven t been told how to keep horses alive in the first Trust in Tomorrow place It s great that hickory is a good wood for making gears and elm for making wagon wheels but how many 21st century urbanites can tell hickory from elm from maple Can you And why tell me that forceps can be useful in delivery of a baby without telling me anything about the basics of normal midwifery Why try to tell me about electric cars after society has fallen apart being a effective useable energy After the Flood point the roads will be in a state of disrepair so as to make them uselessI m tempted to re write his reboot Start from a realistic assumption about what the world is like and who my audience is Are they living in a Bronxwood post NAKED ANIME GIRLS 3 pandemic Boston in 2050 Great What s the climate What input materials are they likely to have Can they really scavenge so much from grocery stores in this scenario since Acquiring the Mind of Christ pandemic say flu isn t going to kill off everyone overnight The moribund living will be eating the canned goods leaving the survivors with nothing OK so I find myself in 2050 Boston with a growing season that now runs from date to date annual rainfall of x and the following animalplantinsect hazards I ve gathered a commune full of survivors and we ve set up a social structure which one what has succeeded in the The Internal Magic of Activision Dragster past for groups like this and found a way to defend ourselves against other groups What are our scavenging The Purple Headed Mountain preserve them How do I manage birth control What books from the library should I make it a Stone Circles of Britain priority to rescue before the building starts leaking and the rats start nesting in the books What resources should I scavenge from what museums what museums have working spinning wheels looms andor take over What standard of living should I shoot for What was available in 1400 1600 1800 And tell me what they knew at that time Don t tell me how to build a radio Tell me how to keep sheep aliveThis book has a tantalizing title but disappointing contents because while it s clear the author knows a lot he didn t think very much

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St idea of why it works or how it came to be If you had to go back to absolute basics like some sort of postcataclysmic Robinson Crusoe would you know how to re create an internal combustion engine put together a microscope get metals out of rock accurately tell time weave fibers into clothing or even how to produce food for yourself Regarded as one of the brightest young scientists of his generation Lewis Dartnell proposes that the key to preserving civilization in an apocalyptic scenario is to provide a uickstart guide adapted to cataclysmic circumstances  The Knowledge describes many of the modern technologies we employ but first it explains the fundamentals upon which they are built Every piece of technology rests on an enormous support network of ot. I picked this up after reading Station Eleven a fictional account of a group of global Pandemic survivors It is essentially a how to book on what you need to know in order to survive and reboot our world if that Pandemic or other event happens As a former editor for how to technology books I give this five stars It is practical and accessible Reading it now you learn alot of what makes our current world work Whispers of Feathers postcataclysmic Robinson Crusoe would you know how to re create an internal combustion engine Entrepreneurial Vernacular produce food for yourself Regarded as one of the brightest young scientists of his generation Lewis Dartnell Advanced C Programming by Example proposes that the key to Poslije svega (After, preserving civilization in an apocalyptic scenario is to Die Herrenschneiderei provide a uickstart guide adapted to cataclysmic circumstances  The Knowledge describes many of the modern technologies we employ but first it explains the fundamentals upon which they are built Every

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  • The Knowledge How to Rebuild our World from Scratch
  • Lewis Dartnell
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  • 19 June 2019
  • 9780143127048

About the Author: Lewis Dartnell

Lewis Dartnell is an astrobiology researcher and professor at the University of Westminster He has won several awards for his science writing and contributes to the Guardian The Times and New Scientist He has also written for television and appeared on BBC Horizon Sky News and Wonders of the Universe as well as National Geographic and History channels A tireless populariser of science his



10 thoughts on “The Knowledge How to Rebuild our World from Scratch

  1. says:

    I read a lot of Prepper books and in general a lot of apocalyptic literature This one was a uick read because it sucked Dartnell had the kernel of a good idea but then lost steam about 50 pages into the book and what he fi

  2. says:

    Thank you to both Netgalley and Random House UK for an advance reader copy in exchange for an honest review If so

  3. says:

    This book is going to need two reviewsThe first – would I want this book to be in my library should the world end? I’m afraid the answer is no while certainly this book is cleverly researched packed with information and the subject matter carefully chosen or at least with some sort of system apparently there is a webs

  4. says:

    You find yourself and a band of others the survivors of a Charleton Heston like apocalypse You are the last people on earth How do you rebuild If infrastructure hasn't been demolished you have a grace period where you can scavenge of the corpse

  5. says:

    This book is absolutely hilarious It’s not meant to be but it is Published in 2015 it is a handbook for rebuilding civilization after say an asteroid strike a solar flare a nuclear war or – let’s think – a catastrophic pandemic In fact Dartnell envisages a pandemic with a rapid onset mortality of 80% such that survivors would have t

  6. says:

    I picked this up after reading Station Eleven a fictional account of a group of global Pandemic survivors It is essentially a how to book on what you need to know in order to survive and reboot our world if that Pandemic or other event happens

  7. says:

    I admit I'm a junkie for those YouTube channels that examine the complex modern world by attempting to deconstruct modern products b

  8. says:

    This book was delightful I am a big humanities history guy Unfortunately I've got a bit of a mental block when it comes to science The second somebody starts describing the details of chemistry or engineering I just kind of tune out What Mr Dartnell has achieved here is an excellent way to draw people like me into a broader understanding of

  9. says:

    “The Knowledge” is meant as an assist to the human race But to properly aid the human race in a post apocalypse future two things are reuired One is technical knowledge The other is an understanding of the human race Lewis Dartnell here offers technical knowledge but he limits it to knowledge useful for “peaceful coexistence” Given that violence is an inherent part of humans which Dartnell seems to not understa

  10. says:

    I have to admit that I struggled to read this book It's not very engaging or well written In many cases it reads

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