The Trigger Effect & Death in the Morning

The Trigger Effect & Death in the Morning

DVD - 2007
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Death in the morning: How did a test of gold's purity revolutionize the world 2500 years ago and lead to the atomic bomb? Standardizing precious metal in coins stimulated trade from Greece to Persia, causing the construction of a huge commercial center and library at Alexandria. This wealth of nautical knowledge aided navigators 14 centuries later.
The trigger effect: Both the beginning and the end of the story are here. The end is our present dependence on complex technological networks illustrated by the NYC power blackouts. Life came almost to a standstill: support systems taken for granted failed. How did we become so helpless?
Series summary: 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 atomic 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.
Publisher: [s.l.]: Ambrose Video, 2007
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Branch Call Number: DVD 609 CON v. 1&2
Characteristics: 1 videodisc :,sd., col.
Alternative Title: Death in the morning [DVD]

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