Synopsis by Alice Day
In this episode of the series, James Burke begins with the invention of the bottle and ends with the Hubbell telescope. The fun lies in between, as the author and science detective traces discoveries and inventions, historical events, unforeseen occurrences, a genius or two, and pulls it all together with humor and a lively style. In Connections 2: Bright Ideas, he discusses mosquitoes, malaria, Schweppes tonic, Huntsman's steel, razor blades, chronometers, clock springs, and stellar magnitude. Young students find the material fascinating, as do many adults.
technology, social-change, connection, interdependence, invention