Episode 5

6 Jan, 2012 500 Science

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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