Episode 5

In Our Time, The Written World Episode 5 of 5
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Melvyn Bragg concludes his survey of the written word by considering how the invention of writing made the scientific revolution of the Enlightenment possible - and examines influential documents, including the student notebooks of Sir Isaac Newton.Producer: Thomas Morris.

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