Synopsis by Alice Day
The Connections series can be found in the media collections of many schools and universities, and for good reason. James Burke, creator, writer, producer, and host of the programs, offers a potent mix of history and science, presenting it all with a good dose of humor. The pace is fast, and the number of elements introduced can be dizzying, but Burke keeps it all under control. In Connections 2: Better Than the Real Thing, he covers Huygens, keratin, bloomers, iron, night vision, vitamins, the spectroscope, bicycles, and zippers.
technology, social-change, connection, interdependence, invention