Cover of: The pinball effect | James Burke

The pinball effect

how renaissance water gardens made the carburetor possible, and other journeys through knowledge

1st ed.

Published by Little, Brown and Co. in Boston .
Written in English.

About the Book

The pinball effect is a metaphor of the seemingly random routes a pinball traces. Human knowledge will unadvertedly unleash unexpected consecuences: new inventions or discoveries now possible because someone shared an idea.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [287]-292) and index.

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class 609
Library of Congress T15 .B765 1996

The Physical Object

Pagination x, 310 p., [16] p. of plates :
Number of pages 310

ID Numbers

Open Library OL812382M
Internet Archive pinballeffecthow00burk
ISBN 10 0316116025
LC Control Number 95049601
Library Thing 21280
Goodreads 1105688

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