Distant Voices & Faith in Numbers

Distant Voices & Faith in Numbers

DVD - 2007
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Faith in numbers: Each development in the organization of systems - political, economic, mechanical, electronic - influences the next, by logic, by genius, by chance, or by utterly unforeseen events. The transition from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance was influenced by the rise of commercialism, a sudden change in climate, famine and the Black Death, which set the stage for the invention of the printing press.
Distant voices: Telecommunications exist because the Normans wore stirrups at the Battle of Hastings - a simple advance that caused a revolution in the increasingly expensive science of warfare. Europe turned its attention to making money to wage wars. As mine shafts were dug deeper, they became flooded, stimulating scientists like Galileo to investigate vacuums, air pressure and other natural laws to mine deeper silver.
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. 3&4
Characteristics: 1 videodisc :,sd., col.
Alternative Title: Faith in numbers [DVD]

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