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Connections 2( Visual )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Burke back tracks the fascinating links between technological invention, social history, economics, and, well, everything.--Container
After the warming( Visual )

2 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using a "virtual reality computer model," social journalist James Burke looks back at various global warming scenarios from the perspective of a possible year 2050. In part one, he shows how life on Earth has always been altered by changing weather patterns. The Vikings in the new world were wiped out by a "little ice age," that set harsh conditions leading to the Black Plague. In the 1700's, a warm period resulted in abundant food, a population explosion and fostered the Industrial Revolution. It was nature that altered the destiny of life on Earth. Man has now become the trigger with the technology to make subtle but ominous changes on our planet. In part two, Burke traces various ways that man could respond to the growing environmental crises. Shows the consequences of increases in air temperature, deforestation, rainfall, and shifts in weather patterns. The impact of global warming on food supply is explored. Various scenarios show the results of international initiatives under consideration that attempt to lessen the consequences. Explores strategies already the subject of international debate: a Law of the Atmosphere, carbon-emissions tax incentives and a global "carbon budget" between advanced and developing nations
Connections 2( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Flexible response: Robin Hood starts us on a trail from medieval showbiz to land drainage, to the invention of decimals that end up in U.S. currency, thanks to the guy who started the Erie Canal."--Container
Supersonic dream : a tribute to the Concorde( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nova explores the history and mystique of the Concorde
Something for nothing( Visual )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part of a series exploring the origins and effects of inventions that shaped the modern world. This episode begins with the development of the barometer after the discovery of vacuum space, then moves onto weather forecasting, a Cholera epidemic in England, sewage problems, the development of indoor plumbing, the development of compressed air, air brakes, power generators, electricity and the gyroscope
Connections 2( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The big spin: The greatest medical accident in history starts a trail that leads to Helen of Troy, 17th century flower-power, the invention of soda pop and earthquake detection."--Container
High time by Jamiroquai (Musical group)( Visual )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part of a series exploring the origins and effects of inventions that shaped the modern world. This episode examines the circuitous connection between the development of polyethylene and Big Bend, the clock atop the English House of Commons. Also explored are the development of radar, fatty acids, soap, color dyes, impressionist paintings, tapestries, lackerwork, the Dutch-East India Company, whaling, printing and the development of the telescope
Connections 2( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Whodunit?: Who stole a set of billiard balls in 1902 and why was he the most famous crook in history? The clues: maps from 1775, Charles Darwin's cousin and the FBI."--Container
Echoes of the past( Visual )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part of a series exploring the origins and effects of inventions that shaped the modern world. This episode ponders the secrets of the universe by making connections between the Japanese tea ceremony, porcelain, Florentine architecture, Freemasons, secret codes used in warfare, radio-telephones, and radio astronomy
Whodunit? by Helene Chirinian( Visual )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part of a series exploring the origins and effects of inventions that shaped the modern world. This episode explores discoveries which led ultimately to the use of fingerprinting to solve criminal cases. Along the way we examine the role of copper in canon production, Emperor Charles V's debts, the Spanish Armada's battle with England, the history of glassmaking, mirrors, the sextant used for navigation and map making, the theories of Charles Darwin, and the founder of eugenics, Francis Galton, upon which Hitler based his political theories
Revolutions( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part of a series exploring the origins and effects of inventions that shaped the modern world. This episode explores the work of inventor, James Watt and his affect on the industrial revolution, which is then linked to the invention of steam power, paper copiers, matches, gas lighting, the telephone, television, osciloscope, the Apollo Space flight, the discovery of carborundum and its role in the development of radiography and the discovery of DNA and genetic engineering
Separate ways by Ontario Ministry of the Attorney General( Visual )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part of a series exploring the origins and effects of inventions that shaped the modern world. This episode follows two trails that begin with the split over slavery in the 18th century and come together again in the technology which resulted in the development of atomic weapons. Our route features the development of wire, canned foods, cadmium, the minting of coins, electroplating, mass spectronomy and finally the Manhattan Project
Connections 3( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"New harmony: Microscopic bugs inspired the novel'Frankenstein" which aided the birth of Socialism."--Container
Connections 2( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Separate ways: Two trails split over slavery in the 18th century. One leads to the Wild West and Brooklyn Bridge, the other coining money and TV. Both end with a threat to peace."--Container
Can science build a champion athlete?( Visual )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers the record-setting trend of champion athletes and examines the tools of sport transformed by technology
Photo finish( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part of a series exploring the origins and effects of inventions that shaped the modern world. This episode uses the photographs to be taken of the Le Mans race winner as a backdrop to explore the interconnections between the development of photography, aerodynamics, celluloid, relativity, sound motion pictures, the timber industry, gaslight, creosote, the rubber industry, zeplins, and gasoline engines
Déjà vu( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part of a series exploring the origins and effects of inventions that have shaped the modern world. In this episode Burke examines how history repeats itself by exploring links between Pizzaro and his conquest of the Incas, stock markets in Belgium, pirates, the development of army drill, the work of geographer, Alexander Humboldt, and the philosophy undergirding Nazism
Getting it together( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part of a series exploring the origins and effects of inventions that shaped the modern world. This episode examines the various facets of a SWAT team mission ranging from artillery used to air rescue, from aspirin to anesthesia to computers, and the role various inventions and industries played in the development of technologies used by emergency response teams
Sentimental journeys( Visual )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part of a series exploring the origins and effects of inventions that shaped the modern world. This episode explores inventions and discoveries which contributed to the development of map making. Topics included are Sigmund Freud, shock treatment therapy, prisons, color dyes, phrenology, early theories of criminal behavior, the discovery of brain cells, chemotherapy, spectroscopy, the bunsen burner, telescopes and surveying
We are what we eat( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program explains how the digestive tract works and explores the impact of lifestyle on eating habits. The program also shows several case studies of people whose digestive systems have broken down
 
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