Synopsis by Alice Day
In this series, James Burke takes historic, economic, and scientific elements that seem to be unrelated, and links them in a lively and highly informative manner. The results are fascinating revelations, as Burke moves back and forth in time, and travels throughout the world to demonstrate his points. Connections: Trigger Effect finds him connecting the invention of the plow to the 1965 New York power blackout. Burke uses BBC footage to illustrate his programs, which are well suited for families with young students, although college-level students will find them interesting as well.
technology, social-change, connection, interdependence