Born: February 7, 1958
Birthplace: Northumberland, England, United Kingdom
Occupation: Author, Businessman, and Journalist
Profile: Popular science writer with numerous works.
Number of Quotes: 2
Forget wars, religions, famines and poems for the moment. This is history's greatest theme: the metastasis of exchange, specialization and the invention it has called forth, thecreationof time.
The modern world is a history of ideas meeting, mixing, mating and mutating. And the reason that economic growth has accelerated so in the past two centuries is down to the fact that ideas have been mixing more than ever before.