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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
Faith in Numbers
The Wheel of Fortune
Thunder in the Skies
The Long Chain
Eat, Drink and Be Merry
Yesterday, Tomorrow and You
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We were living in Belgium and watching a lot of BBC TV, when we discovered these delightful history shows by John Burke. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Buechernarr
This is masterfully done with facts and stories delivered with that undeniable English sense of humor. Educational and entertaining. Read morePublished 1 month ago by PAL
Did you know that the invention of nautical devices in the 16th and 17th century by European seafarers is a link in an historical chain that will directly lead to the Nuclear Age... Read morePublished 2 months ago by classicalsteve
this is an incredible tour de force for burke, his production team and the BBC, who for some inexplicable reason have made it unavailable in the UK. Read morePublished 3 months ago by P. N. Lemer
Very disappointed by this "version". The quality of the video is not to today's standards. I mean it has not been digitally cleaned and on top of that, even though it... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
My first introduction to this series was on TLC. That was back when TLC actually had quality programming. Read morePublished 4 months ago by H. Shipman
An Excellent Series!
My grandchildren love it!
I can't say enough about it!
James Burke is a genius. All his videos are entertaining and very educational. His production values are very high.Published 4 months ago by Jaymes Dudding