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The science of measurement : taking the measure of the world

Author: Mike CunliffeMark Woodward, (Producer)Marcus Du SautoyBig Wave Productions,British Broadcasting Corporation,All authors
Publisher: [Silver Spring, MD] : Athena, [Chatsworth, CA] : RLJ Entertainment, [2014] [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Since our ancestors first counted the passing seasons, humans have used measurement to help master and understand our world. Hosted by Oxford mathematician Marcus du Sautoy, this program shows how measurements have shaped the course of history, science, and civilization; and changed every aspect of our daily lives.
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Documentary films
Science television programs
Educational television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Television mini-series
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
History
DVD
Video
Material Type: Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mike Cunliffe; Mark Woodward, (Producer); Marcus Du Sautoy; Big Wave Productions,; British Broadcasting Corporation,; Athena (Firm),; BBC Four (Television station : London, England),; RLJ Entertainment,
ISBN: 9781598289961 1598289969
OCLC Number: 869567142
Language Note: In English; with optional English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired (SDH).
Notes: "Broadcast in the U.K. as Precision: The Measure of all Things."--Back cover of container.
Originally broadcast in 2013 as a three-part television series on BBC Four.
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Accompanying material may include a booklet (10 p. ; 15 cm.) comprising articles on the tools of the trade, the metric system, unusual units of measurement and measurement mishaps.
Bonus feature: Biography of Marcus du Sautoy.
Credits: Photography, Nigel Fairburn, Anthony Leake; editors, Richard Atkinson, Mark Fox.
Performer(s): Presenter, Marcus Du Sautoy.
Target Audience: Not rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (approximately 177 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; region 1; wide screen (16:9) presentation; stereo.
Contents: episode 1. Time and distance --
episode 2. Mass and moles --
episode 3. Light, heat and electricity.
Other Titles: Measure of all things
Science of measurement
Responsibility: A Big Wave production for the BBC ; director, Mike Cunliffe ; producer, Mark Woodward.

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Since our ancestors first counted the passing seasons, humans have used measurement to help master and understand our world. Hosted by Oxford mathematician Marcus du Sautoy, this program shows how measurements have shaped the course of history, science, and civilization; and changed every aspect of our daily lives.

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