Big History

Gold Fever

  • Season 1
  • , Episode 3  | 
  • Aired: 11/9/2013
    • Length: 21:34
    • Plays: ???
Synopsis >

This episode asks why mankind is gold crazy, and discovers there's a hard-wired reason we lust after it, and a microscopic explanation for why it shines. We reveal how the science behind our favorite metal drives men across oceans and continents, and how a difference in the way it's used in each hemisphere leads to a clash of civilizations.

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