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Author: WGBH Educational Foundation.; WGBH Video (Firm)
Publisher: South Burlington, VT : WGBH Boston Video [distributor], ©2001.
Series: NOVA classroom field trips.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : English
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The Proof follows the tale of Andrew Wiles and his mission to prove Fermat's Last Theorem, a famous enigma that has stumped experts for centuries.

Decoding Nazi Secrets is the first full account of a group of American and British mathematicians who decoded Enigma, Germany's message-coding machine.

Lost at Sea explores how country carpenter and scientist John Harrison discovered the concept of longitude during 1700s and how this has helped navigators over the years.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
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Named Person: Andrew Wiles; John Harrison; John Harrison; Andrew Wiles
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: WGBH Educational Foundation.; WGBH Video (Firm)
ISBN: 1578070724 9781578070725 1578072123 9781578072125 1578071305 9781578071302 1578076382 9781578076383
OCLC Number: 53157722
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Title from container.
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Credits: Executive producer, Paula S. Apsell. The proof, written and produced by John Lynch, directed by Simon Singh; Decoding Nazi secrets, produced and directed by Peter Bate; Lost at sea, produced by David R. Axelrod, directed by Peter Jones.
Performer(s): Narrators, Stacy Keach (The Proof), Liev Schreiber (Decoding Nazi secrets), Richard Dreyfuss (Lost at sea).
Target Audience: For grades 7 and up.
Description: 3 videocassettes (180 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in. + 1 teacher's guide (16 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm).
Details: VHS.
Contents: [video 1]. The Proof (60 min.) (1997) --
[video 2]. Decoding Nazi Secrets (60 min.) (1999) --
[video 3]. Lost at Sea (60 min) (1998).
Series Title: NOVA classroom field trips.
Other Titles: Proof.
Decoding Nazi secrets.
Lost at sea.
Nova, classroom field trips
Nova (Television program)
Responsibility: WGBH Educational Foundation.

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The Proof follows the tale of Andrew Wiles and his mission to prove Fermat's Last Theorem, a famous enigma that has stumped experts for centuries.

Decoding Nazi Secrets is the first full account of a group of American and British mathematicians who decoded Enigma, Germany's message-coding machine.

Lost at Sea explores how country carpenter and scientist John Harrison discovered the concept of longitude during 1700s and how this has helped navigators over the years.

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