Season 17, Episode 6 The Genius That Was China: The Rise of the Dragon
First Aired: March 20, 1990
A four-part study of the scientific history of "The Genius That Was China" begins with the creation of the drilling rig, the compass, astronomy equipment and a canal system.
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- Premiered: March 3, 1974
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- Premise: PBS's premier science-documentary series, which has won six Peabody Awards and more than 20 Emmys (four in 2002 alone) since its 1974 debut. `Nova' clearly, and often engagingly, `demystifies' a vast range of science, technology and history topics---past a… (more)
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This year, the stars wore subtle (but important) accessories.