Synopsis by Alice Day
As the series continues, writer, producer, and host James Burke explores events leading up to the atomic bomb. Once again, he takes unrelated incidents and objects, or so it seems, and by stepping back in time, he finds the common threads linking the elements. This interweaving of science and history is an effective method of education that moves across disciplines with ease. Connections: Death in the Morning looks at gold coins, world trade, the library at Alexandria, compasses, magnetism, electricity, radar, and the bomb.
technology, social-change, connection, interdependence