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Modern Marvels. Secrets of Oil

Author: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2011], ©2008.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Oil is used to lubricate machines, weapons, and even skin. It provides the chemical building blocks for plastics, rubber, synthetic fibers and pharmaceuticals. Uncertain supplies and rising demand have made cheap oil a thing of the past, leading scientists to develop alternatives for nearly all of oil's factions.
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Genre/Form: Videorecording
Educational films
Internet videos
Additional Physical Format: Originally produced:
A & E Television Networks, LLC, 2008
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.
OCLC Number: 878700162
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on January 19, 2011.
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Title from distributor's description.
Target Audience: 10 & up.
Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (45 min.)) : sound, color
Contents: Petroleum Based Products (2:22) --
Valero Oil Refinery (2:09) --
Oil Refining Process: Distillation (1:56) --
Oil Refining Process: Hydrocleaning (1:02) --
Oil Refining Process: Cracking (1:10) --
Refining Process Biproducts (3:09) --
Advantages of Propane (1:56) --
Many Uses of Manufactured Plastics (2:09) --
Styrene Based Plastics (2:36) --
Life Saving Vinyl (3:18) --
Lubricants (2:15) --
Viscosity Index Improver (3:06) --
Oil Rerefining Process (2:37) --
Asphalt Shingle Production Process (3:33) --
Paving Asphalt (3:24) --
Alternatives to Manufactured Oil Products (1:57) --
Plastic Recovery Industry (4:11) --
Credits: Modern Marvels: Secrets of Oil (40:32).
Other Titles: Secrets of Oil
Modern marvels (Television program)
Responsibility: A & E Television Networks, LLC.
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Oil is used to lubricate machines, weapons, and even skin. It provides the chemical building blocks for plastics, rubber, synthetic fibers and pharmaceuticals. Uncertain supplies and rising demand have made cheap oil a thing of the past, leading scientists to develop alternatives for nearly all of oil's factions.

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