Connections (1994)

Genres - Science & Technology, History  |   Sub-Genres - Inventions & Innovations, Social History  |   Run Time - 30 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom , United States   |  
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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.

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technology, social-change, connection, interdependence, invention