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01Enlighten20210208Broadcaster James Burke links organisms that might not exist to a freemason's opera.

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02Romance20210209James Burke links planetary orbits, the teeny-weeny and fake Scottish literature.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.

03Impression20210210James Burke connects Italian electricity to Debussy via a baron's seances and your fridge.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.

05 LASTWind20210212James Burke leads us via steam engines and iron coffins to the modern orchestra.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.

04Ivories20210211James Burke touches on pine trees, chintz, bowler hats \u2013 and ends up on the ivories.

Essays from leading writers on arts, history, philosophy, science, religion and beyond.