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Michael Mosley and team pick twelve inventions and explore how they have changed the way we live our lives. They explain how these inventions came about—from sparks of genius to steady incremental improvements hammered out in workshops—and separate myth from reality in the lives of the great inventors. The four-part series starts with the story of power and three of the most transformative inventions of all time: the steam engine, the electrical generator, and the steam turbine. The second program reveals the fascinating chain of events that made global travel possible. In episode three, the team explores how the electric telegraph, the telephone, and wireless communication transformed the way we speak to each other. Finally the series looks at a defining characteristic of our times; the ability to see and record live events anywhere in the world. A BBC Production. 4-part series, 50 minutes each.

Length: 200 minutes

Item#: BVL57493

ISBN: 978-0-81609-391-5

Copyright date: ©2013

Closed Captioned

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