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Connections I. Disc 1, The trigger effect ; Death in the morning / a BBC TV/Time Life co-production ; produced by Mick Jackson and David Kennard ; written by James Burke.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Jefferson County Public Library - Madison DVD 609 CONN (Text) 39391006629008 DVD Available -

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 100 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: New York : Ambrose Video Publishing, Inc., [2007]

Content descriptions

General Note: Title from container.
Videodisc release of the 1978 television broadcast.
Formatted Contents Note: Disc 1. Volume 1.The trigger effect --Volume 2. Death in the morning.
Participant or Performer Note: Presented by: James Burke.
Summary, etc.: James Burke examines how various scientific, historical and social factors gave rise to technological advances, including atomic weapons, nautical navigation and a growing dependence on technology. Part 1: Beginning in Egypt the program explains how plowing, building, writing, taxation, and astronomy began and how they became interdependent. Man's present dependence on complex technological networks is illustrated with a reconstruction of the New York City power blackout of 1965. The program ends in Kuwait, a nation which has moved from the technology of ancient Egypt to the modern world in a single generation. Part 2: Traces the connections between standardization of precious metals used in coins, the great commercial center and library built by Alexander the Great, development of the compass and the creation of the atomic bomb.
System Details Note: DVD, Region 1.
Language Note: Closed captioned.
Subject: Technology and civilization.
Technology > History.
Technology > Social aspects.
Technological innovations.
Civilization, Modern.
Science > History.
Inventions > History.
Genre: Nonfiction television programs.
Documentary television programs.
Science television programs.
Historical television programs.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.

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