The Complete collection of all BBC Connections episodes.
All 3 seasons: Connections 1-3.
40 parts, 40 files, Xvid and DivX
Information about Connections 1
This ten volume series was made by turning science into a detective story, James Burke creates a series that will fascinate students and adults alike. This interdisciplinary approach has never before been applied to history or science and it succeeds tremendously. Winner of the Red Ribbon in the American Film Festival, the scope of the series covers 19 countries and 150 locations, requiring over 14 months of filming. 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 call 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...
Information about Connections 2
1 - Revolutions - Discover how the steam engine led to safety matches, imitation diamonds and the moon in a wild ride.
2 - Sentimental Journeys - What has Freud got to do with maps? Or prison reform with blue dye? Or the inside of a star with the Himalayas? India reveals the answers.
3 - Getting It Together - Start by examining a SWAT team, which leads to hot air ballooning, the root of many inventions.
4 - Whodunit? - Who stole a set of billiard balls in 1902 and why was he the most famous crook in history? The clues: maps from 1775, Charles Darwin's cousin and the FBI.
5 - Something for Nothing - Something impossible happened 400 years ago. And we wound up in outer space, thanks (en route) to pigeon lovers, the Pope, and electric Italian frogs.
6 - Echoes of the Past - On his way to finding the secret of the universe, Burke takes us to the Buddhist tea ceremony, ties it to international spies and Lincoln's assassination.
7 - Photo Finish - The Le Mans 24-hour race is the backdrop for linking photography and bullets, relativity and blimps.
8 - Separate Ways - Two trails split over slavery in the 18th Century. One route leads to the Wild West and Brooklyn Bridge, the other coining money and TV. Both end with a threat to peace.
9 - High Times - Unwrap a sandwich and you're on a path to World War II radar and Neo-Impressionist painters.
10 - Deja Vu - History repeats itself, when you know how to look. Pizzaro beats the Incas, the first stock market opens. The Queen of England salutes a Mexican beetle and Hitler's plans misfire.
11 - New Harmony - Microscopic bugs inspired the novel "Frankenstein" which aided the birth of Socialism.
12 - Hot Pickle - The connections between a cup of tea, opium dens, the London Zoo and a switch that releases bombs.
13 - The Big Spin - The greatest medical accident in history starts a trail that leads to Helen of Troy, 17th Century flower-power, the invention of soda pop and earthquake detection.
14 - Bright Ideas - A Baltimore man invented the bottle, which led to razors and clock springs, and the Hubble telescope.
15 - Making Waves - Hairdressers, Gold Rush miners, Irish potato farmers and English parliamentarians are really tied together.
16 - Routes - A sick lawyer in 18th Century France changes farming and triggers the French Revolution and new medical research.
17 - One Word - One medieval word kicks off the investigation into different cultures with the same stories that ends in cultural anthropology.
18 - Sign Here - Dutch piracy starts international law and French probability math, phonetics and Victorian s?»????ances.
19 - Better Than the Real Thing - How the zipper started with technology Jefferson picked up in Paris during a row about Creation.
20 - Flexible Response - Robin Hood starts us on a trail from medieval showbiz to land drainage, to the invention of decimals that end up in U.S. currency, thanks to the guy who started the Erie Canal
Information about Connections 3
This humorous and upbeat science series shows that history is filled with seemingly unrelated discoveries that are actually connected in the most surprising ways. Host James Burke continues to delight viewers as he explores the effects and origins of inventions and events that shape the modern world.
Volume 1: Feedback
Electronic agents may become our servants using feedback mathematics that won World War II based on an idea from France's vineyards where the Humane Society began while a doctor in Michigan created cornflakes.
Volume 2: What's in a Name?
A breakfast leadds to corn cob garbage used for "furfan" which creates resin for bonding that leads to inventing the tractor and diesel engine and to the creation of the Smithsonian in Washington, DC.
Volume 3: Drop the Apple
The benefactor of the Smithsonian discovered the mineral calamine that gives off electricity used to play records leading to Albert Einstein's theory of relativity and the creation of the atomic bomb.
Volume 4: An Invisible Object
Connect black holes with fast food by travelling along the Pony Express, looking into a Sultan's finances, and discovering why beer is chilled. Along the way, go to a queen's party, see Buffalo Bill's show, and learn about a historical disaster.
Volume 5: Life is No Picnic
Examine the interwoven histories of freeze dried coffee and soldier ration packs in WWII; the Star Spangled Banner and a Greek poem and Europe's Romantic movement and Darwin's theory of evolution.
Volume 6: Elementary Stuff
Explore history's intricate web of commonalities: spiritualism and the device that makes radio reception possible; Scottish oppression and the creation of turpentine; and the debate over modern literature and the creation of Sherlock Holmes.
Volume 7: A Special Place
Connections between historical events are revealed and explored. Featured are a 400-year trip through 20 locations; Swedish electricity, Dutch wind tunnels, and a new type of photography; and WWII fighter-aces and their eccentric uncles.
Volume 8: Fire From the Sky
What does the majestic beauty of Iceland's geysers have to do with the destruction of the Allied fire-bombing of Hamburg in WWII? Stop by Stonehenge, chat with the mystical Cabalists, and interview Martin Luther and Mary Queen of Scots to find out.
Volume 9: Hit The Water
From the cockpit of a Tornado Fighter Bomber, dip into the history of margarine, dance at the ballet Copelia, and blow up a dam in Norway with a British commando team to find out why and how Hitler never harnessed heavy water and the A-Bomb.
Volume 10: In Touch
An American scientist ponders the problem of nuclear fusion in 1951 and from the connections between the Eiffel Tower to modern oceanography, the Global Net is developed.