Connections (1979)

Genres - Science & Technology, History  |   Sub-Genres - Inventions & Innovations, Social History  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - United Kingdom , United States   |  
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The expenses caused by European warfare had a deciding role in the invention of telecommunications. In this program, author, educator, and host James Burke traces the links between historical events and scientific discoveries, connecting them all in a lively program that will appeal to young and old alike. As miners dug deep into the earth for silver, they encountered problems that scientists, including Galileo and Galvani, would attempt to solve, leading to new discoveries that would impact modern technological advances.

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technology, social-change, connection, interdependence