Synopsis by Alice Day
In this episode of the popular science series, host James Burke explains how the successful treatment of a Caliph of Baghdad using ancient Greek medical texts eventually led to many technological achievements in other parts of the world. Burke's energetic presentation and on-site filming add to the appeal of the programs, which hold the attention of both young and old. Connections: Wheel of Fortune is a discussion of Galileo and Huygens' work with clocks, the discovery of Jupiter's moons, accurate measuring devices, and interchangeable machine parts.
technology, social-change, connection, interdependence