Synopsis by Alice Day
James Burke, author and host of the series, gets to make a few puns in this episode, Connections 2: Making Waves, as he discusses curlers and permanent waves, Yankee clippers, and the Gold Rush. His connections can be made in numerous ways, whether they be friendships between key persons, geographical closeness, or the far-ranging influences of important discoveries. This program explores such elements as borax, wallpaper, the Irish potato famine, Jean Baptiste Colbert, stamps, Nova Scotia, Scotland, Queen Elizabeth II, and the passenger ship QE2.
technology, social-change, connection, interdependence, invention