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Eight Against The World
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The Becker Technology Trilogy presents a thumbnail sketch of key events from the beginning of the Renaissance in Europe to the amazing air and space technologies of the 21st century. Mixed with equally startling cultural and political perspectives, events are presented in three companion volumes. Book 1, Eight Against The World: Warriors Of The Scientific Revolution, follows the close-knit lives of eight extraordinary men of science and technology - Gutenberg, Leonardo, Copernicus, Nostradamus, Brahe, Galilei, Kepler and Newton to the doorstep of the Industrial Revolution. These giants of the past, willing to endure heartbraking hardships, dedicated their lives to building the foundation of today's technological and scientific achievements. Book 2, A Season Of Madness: Life and Death In The 1960s, begins the author's participation in the emergence of new technologies as an eyewitness to the final two-thirds of the 20th century. Incredible events come to life as the background of the cultural disorders of the Civil Rights Movement, Cuban Missile Crisis, the Space Race for the Moon, 1967 Detroit Riot, and the Kent State University Massacre.Book 3, The Race For Technology: Conquering The High Frontier is an explanation of major science and technology events from about 1970 to the start of the 21st century. Global miracles of invention such as the Hubble Space Telescope, the Assault On Mars, Thames River Flood Barrier and Netherlands Ijsselmeer Project, satellites searching for the Chernobyl Disaster, the Armada To Halley's Comet, and the changing nature of hurricanes on our doorstep, are highlighted in terms of everyday cultural technology. The Trilogy is being published in 2007 and 2008 - three must-read, exciting books you need to have on your own bookshelf to be alive and well in the 21st century.
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