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Connections: 1 5PK DVD
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Popular thinker James Burke turns his investigative skills toward "The Web" of history in this dazzling series, demonstrating how seemingly unrelated events have spurred social and technological changes. What links Catherine de Medici to pasteurization and vending machines? What did Joan of Arc have in common with black holes in space, or Frankenstein's monster with socialism? The surprising answers are waiting in Connections.
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PBSConnections: 1 5PK DVD
 
5.0

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5.0

Still Fascinating After All These Years

By Jackaroo

from Marietta, Georgia

Comments about PBS Connections: 1 5PK DVD:

James Burke studied the interconnection of human events long before social media made it popular. His focus on what are considered "everday events" maked for thought-provoking and fascinating view. If only all history was taught this way!

(1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent program.

By BENITO

from LITTLETON, COLORADO

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Comments about PBS Connections: 1 5PK DVD:

This is an excellent program.

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Brilliant!

By A.B.H. Fitch

from Seattle, WA

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Comments about PBS Connections: 1 5PK DVD:

James Burke's Connections series stands the test of time. As a young student I saw it when it was first broadcast on PBS and it changed the way I saw the world. It caused me to be inspired to learn from everything I experienced and want to learn about the backgrounds, histories and hidden connections between things, events and modes of thought. I purchased it to share with my children and was delighted with their enthusiastic fascination in spite of the 30 year-old "modern world" setting. I plan on incorporating excerpts of these wonderful lectures into my curriculum as a public school general science teacher. Truly Timeless, Brilliant and Inspiring!!!

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

This is one gift that really impressed!

By Samm

from Vancouver, BC

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Comments about PBS Connections: 1 5PK DVD:

I remember when Connections originally aired & was sad to see it end. A friend mentioned he had no idea where to purchase it, so I surprized him with a gift of the series. To say he was thrilled is an understatement!
Thank-you PBS, for airing the show in the first place, and for making it enjoyable all over again by making the DVDs available - and making me look like a star!

(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Should be required viewing.

By BurkeFan

from Redmond, WA

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Comments about PBS Connections: 1 5PK DVD:

Although this series is over 30 years old it is every bit as relevant now as it was in 1978 when I first watched it.
James Burke puts into perspective how the marvels of our modern world are based on many mundane events and how absolutely dependent society is on the technological traps we have created for ourselves. Technology we take for granted every day but could not survive without.
It forces the viewer to confront where humankind has been, where we are now and where we are going.

This should be required viewing for every high school or college student.

It is brilliant, entertaining and educational.

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