Product Description & Reviews
This ten volume series was made in 1978 by turning science into a detective story, James Burke creates a series that will fascinate students and adults alike. This interdisciplinary approach has never before been applied to history or science and it succeeds tremendously. Winner of the Red Ribbon in the American Film Festival, the scope of the series covers 19 countries and 150 locations, requiring over 14 months of filming. As the Sherlock Holmes of science, Burke tracks through 12,000 years of history for the clues that lead us to eight great life changing inventions-the atom bomb, telecommunications, the computer, the production line, jet aircraft, plastics, rocketry and television. Burke postulates that such changes occur in response to factors he calls triggers, some of them seemingly unrelated. These have their own triggering effects, causing change in totally unrelated fields as well. And so the connections begin... Programs in the series: The Trigger Effect Death in the Morning Distant Voices Faith in Numbers The Wheel of Fortune Thunder in the Skies The Long Chain Eat, Drink and Be Merry Countdown Yesterday, Tomorrow and You Features: Closed Captioned for the Hearing Impaired (Enter the special features menu and Turn on/off to activate/deactivate the closed Caption feature)
Features & Highlights
|Manufacturer:||Ambrose Video Publishing, Inc.|
|Publisher:||Ambrose Video Publishing, Inc.|
|Studio:||Ambrose Video Publishing, Inc.|
|Item Weight:||1.5 pounds|
|Package Weight:||1 pounds|
|Package Size:||5.4 x 2.8 x 2.8 inches|
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