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Title: The Day the Universe Changed
By: James Burke & BBC
Find it here: Q125 .D39 2009 (1st Floor)
I have found a secret club that I didn’t know existed. Just mention the name “James Burke” around library folks and wait for it. Like a secret handshake, the tentatively spoken password follows: “Connections?” With a nod of understanding, the bond of recognizing each other is exchanged.
We are information sleuths tracking down previously unrecognized connections, and James Burke is the Sherlock Holmes of science and technology historians. Burke employs his fascinating detective work by lighting up the hidden details presently lurking right under our noses in “Death in the Morning,” “High Times & Déjà vu,” “Fire from the Sky,” and many other themed explorations. You can stream all of these episodes online or come in and check out our entire Connections collection of DVDs.
For those already in the Connections club, you will find that Lupton Library possesses the hidden gem of The Day the Universe Changed series. Looking at times when new knowledge appears on the scene of humanity and tracing the strange pathways between ideas and inventive implementations, this series continues the interdisciplinary gestalt challenge to the conventional approaches of linear histories of progress.
Heather DeLancett is the Evening Circulation Specialist at UTC Library.
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