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Re: I've Been Asking That Question Myself

Brilliant - it will coincide perfectly with The Knowledge coming out in paperback!
by lewis
Fri Nov 21, 2014 10:09 am
 
Forum: How quickly could you accelerate a reboot of civilisation?
Topic: I've Been Asking That Question Myself
Replies: 6
Views: 4206

Re: I've Been Asking That Question Myself

Hi Tom, your book sounds like a fascinating concept, thanks for sharing it on the discussion boards here! When it comes out, have the publishers send me a copy as I'd love to read and post about it on The Knowledge website.
by lewis
Tue Nov 18, 2014 10:15 pm
 
Forum: How quickly could you accelerate a reboot of civilisation?
Topic: I've Been Asking That Question Myself
Replies: 6
Views: 4206

Re: Hunting, Weapons

Hi Jonathan, Thanks very much for your suggestion. You're right, there are other wilderness skills like trapping and hunting that would be important in a survival situation and could have been included in the first chapter. But it's far more effective to farm domesticated animals for feeding a socie...
by lewis
Fri Nov 07, 2014 9:54 pm
 
Forum: 4. Food and Clothing
Topic: Hunting, Weapons
Replies: 3
Views: 2540

Re: Hello from Australia- Aftermath of a Cataclysm or Rebuil

Hi Cliff, Thanks for that - really glad you've enjoyed it! The confusion here is that although the book came out with the same cover graphic and title in both US and UK for the hardback release ('The Knowledge: How to Rebuild our World from Scratch'), the paperback version coming out in March/April ...
by lewis
Thu Nov 06, 2014 9:24 am
 
Forum: New members
Topic: Hello from Australia- Aftermath of a Cataclysm or Rebuild ou
Replies: 2
Views: 1785

Re: germanforestgump´s vita

Hi Hans,
Thanks ever so much for bringing those errors to my attention. We're currently finalising the text for the paperback version of the book, so I will certainly have those corrected now - cheers!
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by lewis
Wed Sep 17, 2014 9:00 am
 
Forum: New members
Topic: germanforestgump´s vita
Replies: 3
Views: 2078

Re: germanforestgump´s vita

Thanks for your post, and sharing your fascinating life-story with us! I don't know if you saw from the message boards you mentioned, but the book came out this month in German, DAS HANDBUCH FÜR DEN NEUSTART DER WELT. I do hope you enjoy reading through these Discussion pages...
by lewis
Tue Sep 16, 2014 7:44 am
 
Forum: New members
Topic: germanforestgump´s vita
Replies: 3
Views: 2078

Re: Food Crisis

Another related point is that since many of the cash crops grown intensively today are commercial strains there is little genetic diversity, and so it is more likely that the same pathogen could knock-out harvests across huge areas. Preserving genetic diversity for cross-breeding our way out of trou...
by lewis
Tue Sep 16, 2014 7:40 am
 
Forum: What might collapse civilisation?
Topic: Food Crisis
Replies: 8
Views: 4969

Re: Alex Weir's CD3WD project

I know problems of variations in temperature and humidity that plagued early marine chronometers (affecting the length of components or viscosity of lubricants, for example), and that Harrison invented components like caged ball bearings, but how did he solve the problem of expansion of the flywheel...
by lewis
Mon Sep 08, 2014 5:34 pm
 
Forum: Can you prepare for the apocalypse?
Topic: Alex Weir's CD3WD project
Replies: 9
Views: 12248

Re: In Technology Built For Longevity

Great, and very thoughtful post, thanks. I wonder if there might be a better alternative to a gold-coated DVD for ultra-long-term storage of data. How reliable/stable is something like solid-state memory such as in a USB fob or MacBook Air hard disk? Could you build a large capacity data storage fac...
by lewis
Sun Sep 07, 2014 9:35 pm
 
Forum: How best to preserve vital knowledge?
Topic: In Technology Built For Longevity
Replies: 9
Views: 5863

Re: Alex Weir's CD3WD project

Hmmm, CD3WD doesn't seem to be working any more does it... The links in http://the-knowledge.org/en-gb/bibliography/ still work for references, but it would be good to get a stable repository of these important texts
by lewis
Sun Sep 07, 2014 9:21 pm
 
Forum: Can you prepare for the apocalypse?
Topic: Alex Weir's CD3WD project
Replies: 9
Views: 12248
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