Exploring early Japan, China and India, this series journeys into the technological past that shaped our world. Travel back in time to understand the motivations behind early solutions and inventions. Much of the science and technology we consider to be "modern" was created by civilisations long ago. Japan What the ancient Japanese knew helps explain the industrial marvel of the second largest economic power in the world. China Ancient Chinese researchers harnessed the power of the Earth, wind, water and fire to provide emperors with practical solutions for ruling empires. Many inventions such as movable type and the multistage rocket are creations of ancient Chinese scientists. India Few know how profoundly India has shaped the modern world. As it turns out, the key to many major scientific and technological innovations of the present and it may be of the future lie hidden in the untold story of what the ancient Indians knew.
Release Date: 14 May 2012
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