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Presented by veteran BBC historian and science reporter James Burke, this series explores influences of discoveries and shared knowledge on the perception of the Universe and man's place in it. James Burke looks at times when new knowledge or discoveries has altered that thinking and explores the cultural changes those discoveries effected.
Giftbox set of 10 programs on 5 DVDs
Programs in this series:
The Way We Are: It Started With The Greeks
In Light Of The Above: Medieval Conflict: Faith and Reason
Point Of View: Scientific Imagination In The Renaissance
A Matter Of Fact: Printing Transforms Knowledge
Infinitely Reasonable: Science Revises The Heavens
Credit Where It s Due: The Factory & Marketplace Revolution
What The Doctor Ordered: Social Impacts Of New Medical Knowledge
Fit To Rule: Darwin s Revolution
Making Waves: The New Physics Newton Revised
World s Without End: Changing Knowledge, Changing Reality
Features: Closed Captioned for the Hearing Impaired
There ARE moments in the life of peoples when history pivots because there's something undeniably true that contradicts what people had taken for granted for so long. Read morePublished 21 days ago by A conscientious guy
When I told John Burke my son loved his programs, he joked my son was the only person who actually watched his shows.
Well, I have to say, this mother watched too. Read more
An amazing tour of how the world encountered and then grew from the sudden discovery or loss of crucial technology. Read morePublished 2 months ago by D. Settles
James Burke's approach is so interesting in tying events together.Published 2 months ago by Eugene S. Grimes, Jr.
An Excellent Series!
My grandchildren love it!
I can't say enough about it!
This is the old show I remember from the 80s... quite dated and the image quality is as well... rather over priced for what it is but I like James Burke so it was worth it for me.Published 5 months ago by Pamela I. Hughes
James Burke is an incredible historian, who can bring to life what you might have thought of as dull when you learned this stuff in school. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Paul Taylor
I'm a great fan on James Burke. I used to have a show at Renaissance fairs that was based on this series. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Richard Getz