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Newton's dark secrets

Author: Christopher OxleyMalcolm NeaumJoseph McMasterScott HandyBlakeway Productions.All authors
Publisher: [Boston] : WGBH Boston Video, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : English : WidescreenView all editions and formats
Summary:
With vivid docudrama scenes, Nova recreates the climate of late 17th-century England, where a newfound fascination with science and mathematics coexisted with extreme views on religious doctrine. Unknown to most, Newton was obsessed with religion and the occult, leading to experiments in alchemy along with his ground-breaking work in physics.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Documentary television programs
History
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Documentary
Named Person: Isaac Newton; Isaac Newton; Isaac Newton
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Oxley; Malcolm Neaum; Joseph McMaster; Scott Handy; Blakeway Productions.; British Broadcasting Corporation.; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
ISBN: 1593753233 9781593753238
OCLC Number: 314183869
Language Note: Closed captioned.
Notes: Videodisc release of the documentary originally aired in 2005 on the PBS program, Nova.
Special DVD-ROM features: teaching materials (PDF format) and a link to the Nova web site.
Credits: Producers, Chris Oxley, Malcolm Neaum ; director, Chris Oxley ; produced for NOVA by Joseph McMaster ; narration written by Joseph McMaster ; editors, Nathan Hendrie, Safi Ferrah ; camera, Jon Wood, Rick Robertson, Joe Vitagliano ; music, Rob Morsberger, Robert Foster.
Cast: Isaac Newton portrayed by Scott Handy.
Performer(s): Narration, F. Murray Abraham.
Description: 1 videodisc (56 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in. (DVD)
Details: DVD, all regions, letterbox presentation; Dolby Digital stereo.; System requirements to access DVD-ROM features: Computer capable of reading PDF files, Internet access.
Contents: DVD-ROM features: Teaching materials (PDF) --
A link to Nova Web site, pbs.org/nova.
Other Titles: Nova (Television program)
Responsibility: a Blakeway Production for the BBC and WGBH Boston.

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With vivid docudrama scenes, Nova recreates the climate of late 17th-century England, where a newfound fascination with science and mathematics coexisted with extreme views on religious doctrine. Unknown to most, Newton was obsessed with religion and the occult, leading to experiments in alchemy along with his ground-breaking work in physics.

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