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Making history

Author: Paul Roberts; World Wide Entertainment (Firm),
Publisher: Geelong, Australia : World Wide Entertainment, 2001.
Series: World history in video.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
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Making History: Episode 1: A look at the classic jaguar and its amazing technology; the fascinating history of longitude; the Endeavor - from ship to shuttle - follow the journey; a sky high view from the 'London Eye'. Episode 2: Hitler's plans - the Atom bomb; amateur fossil collector finds a new breed of dinosaur; luxury royal yacht - The Britannia; homes of the future - in outer space. Episode 3: Greenland's ice  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary films
Nonfiction films
Named Person: Alfred, King of England; Elizabeth, Queen of Great Britain; Buzz Aldrin; Trevor Baylis; M Scott Carpenter; James Cook; Gordon Cooper; Charlie Duke; Galileo Galilei; John Glenn; John Harrison; Adolf Hitler; T Ken Mattingly; Stirling Moss; Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec; Clough Williams-Ellis; John Young; Buzz Aldrin; Alfred, King of England; Trevor Baylis; M Scott Carpenter; James Cook; Gordon Cooper; Charlie Duke; Elizabeth, Queen of Great Britain; Galileo Galilei; John Glenn; John Harrison; Adolf Hitler; T Ken Mattingly; Stirling Moss; Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec; Clough Williams-Ellis; John Young
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Roberts; World Wide Entertainment (Firm),
OCLC Number: 767806042
Language Note: English.
Notes: Previously released on DVD.
Title from resource description page (viewed Sept. 1, 2011).
Description: 1 online resource (370 min.)
Series Title: World history in video.
Responsibility: by Paul Roberts.

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Making History: Episode 1: A look at the classic jaguar and its amazing technology; the fascinating history of longitude; the Endeavor - from ship to shuttle - follow the journey; a sky high view from the 'London Eye'. Episode 2: Hitler's plans - the Atom bomb; amateur fossil collector finds a new breed of dinosaur; luxury royal yacht - The Britannia; homes of the future - in outer space. Episode 3: Greenland's ice plains - historical data the key to the future?; King Alfred the Great - mystery burial site; space travel - the 12 Gemini missions; China's green great wall versus sand mass. Episode 4: Mystery solved: Europe's biggest burial mounds. Village restored: a lifetime achievement; Liverpool: The Beatles Museum. University of Southampton - online; world's largest display of restored military vehicles; town rocked to its foundations. WWI tunnels. Episode 5: America returns to space after the Challenger disaster; foot and mouth crisis; largest greenhouse: latest technology. Episode 6: Glaciers: solution to world water shortage; the sun: from early man to the most modern technology; Madam Tussaud's: £1.5 million tribute to the world's starts of past and present; medical school for tropical diseases inspired by returning Liverpool sailors. Episode 7: Restoration of our world's cathedrals; the history of whiskey making; a space landing fraught with difficulty. Episode 8: Private antique car collection; Egypt: Authorities reveal new tombs containing eleven mummies; Japan: a female empress? An insight into Japan's baby sumos; MIR space station: pride of Russia. Episode 9: Kosovo: Gun amnesty; Royal Albert Hall: 63 million pound refurbishment; fire and our environment; sale of the late Sir John's possession's one of the most successful plays this century, The Mousetrap; Prince Andrew's visit to Ground Zero; NASA launches Perseus, the first remote control glider. Episode 10: Cars; hot air balloons; industrial design; medical treatments and procedures; museums; television; tennis; soccer. Episode 11: 1475: Historical wedding of the Bavarian Duke to the Polish King's daughter; in 1475; a look at Lautrec's finest works; Malacca's international flavor; major prehistoric art find in France; Turkey's spring festival. Episode 12: Archaeological artifacts; archaeological sites; cannibalism; fish; natural history museums; scientific research; stars and novas. Episode 13: Climate; sailboat racing; sciences; weather; space exploration. Episode 14: Preserving historic documents with modern technology; x-ray technology a necessity for our airports; Clarks' shoes make history; recycling to guard our future; finding a cure for river blindness; the Poseidon System saving swimmer's lives; the history of the Gemini mission. Episode 15: 'Death of the Forest' what is causing this phenomenon?; Britain's fourth oldest university - Glasgow University; the launching of chimps in space. Episode 16: Genetically modified foals; the chemistry of plant and insect; space tools: drills for Earth; the historic London underground; the air we breathe; school reports by computer; Flight simulation and aerodynamics. Episode 17: Extinction of the bumblebee; wind power technology; two days after the space landing. Episode 18: Climate; inventions; plants; prosthetic limbs; sciences; wine making; parasites. Episode 19: medical treatments and procedures; meteors; space exploration. Episode 20: Using robotics and automation in the space stations; cataracts - a prevention and a cure; quartz crystals the latest detection device for viruses. Episode 21: Climate; genetic or birth disorders; health insurance industry; hearing aids; lighting technology; tobacco use; space exploration. Episode 22: This episode of Making History is about how human tissue banks help scientists, a living fossil thought to be extinct 400 million years ago, how hand-operated water drills help provide Africa with clean water, space stories that captivated the nation, how scientists are reconstructing the earth as it was four billion years ago, and how robodogs might become the next family pet. Episode 23: Spacecraft; space exploration. Episode 24: Belfast: Royal Victoria. From bombs and bullets to cardiology and infertility; scientists discover growth of human antibodies without host; the sun and earth's magnetosphere; the history of air travel. Episode 25: NASA Hubble Space Telescope; inventing the wind up radio and the solar powered radio; inexpensive, inflatable loudspeakers. Episode 26: Launch of Apollo 11: History of the men and women that helped to achieve it.

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