Connections

  • 1979
  • TV Show
  • TV-G

An absorbing 10-part series on technological interdependence in which science editor James Burke--covering 12,000 years and visiting more than 30 countries--traces the development of `things that surround [us] in the modern world.' He looks at such advances as the plow and electricity, and makes `connections' between such disparate topics as ancient gol (more…)

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An absorbing 10-part series on technological interdependence in which science editor James Burke--covering 12,000 years and visiting more than 30 countries--traces the development of `things that surround [us] in the modern world.' He looks at such advances as the plow and electricity, and makes `connections' between such disparate topics as ancient gold assayers and the A-bomb; and 5th-century shepherds and computers. There were a number of follow-up series on the Learning Channel in the '90s.

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