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Connections 2

Running Time:
460 minutes

Grade Level:
7 - Adult

English Subtitles

AVP Release Date:
July 2003

Discovery Communications Inc.

DVD - $149.99 $99.99

The favorite of students and educators everywhere, James Burke the "scientific detective" is back tracking the fascinating links between technological invention, social history, economics, and, well, everything.

"Life is a giant 3-dimensional globe made up of millions of threads that cross and recross each other," says Burke as he traces the lines that lead from a French loom to IBM, from a kink in a water pipe to a carburetor.

"He makes two dozen international stops by way of explaining how the steam pump led to carbon paper, to the entire Industrial revolution and the moon landing, with drill bits, X-rays and genetic engineering along the way." says New York Newsday. "In one half-hour! Your head spins, but its the same as splendid champagne. TV is rarely this tasty or this smart, and hardly ever both in such a whiz-bang package."

Programs in This Series
  • Disk 1

  • Disk 2

  • Disk 3

  • Disk 4

  • Disk 5