The Day the Universe Changed (the 10-part series) is one of the best teaching tools available today for making students aware of the great ebb and flow of ideas that have gone into the development of Western thought. Host James Burke gives a stunning overview of this evolution of thought since the days of the Greeks in this ten-part series co-produced by BBC-TV and RKO Pictures.
Locates the origins of contemporary consumerism in the English industrial Revolution, powered by religious dissenters barred from all activities except trade. The invention of the steam engine, new forms of credit, surplus wealth, and opening markets laid the foundation for industrial society.
Video Codec: XviD
Video Bitrate: ~1900 kbps (TVcap)
Video Resolution: 640x480 (1.33:1)
Video Aspect Ratio: 4:3
Audio Codec: mp3 (MPEG-1 Layer 3)
Audio BitRate: 192 kbps @ 48000 Hz
Audio Channels: 96/ch, stereo
RunTime Per Part: ~45 mins
Number Of Parts: 10
Part Size: ~680 MB
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