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Scientific imagination in the Renaissance

Author: James Burke; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.; RKO Pictures.; Churchill Films.
Publisher: Los Angeles, CA : Churchill Films, 1986.
Series: Day the universe changed.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : Beta : VHS tape : U-matic   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Shows the startling changes that grew out of the study of Arab optics. From the discovery of perspective geometry came new painting and architecture, the ability to measure at a distance and to map the world, and the confidence that allowed Columbus to cross the Atlantic. Above all the new knowledge led to a new individualism.
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Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: James Burke; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.; RKO Pictures.; Churchill Films.
OCLC Number: 15118884
Notes: Title from data sheet.
In two parts.
Performer(s): Host, James Burke.
Target Audience: Ages 16 through adults.
Description: 1 videocassette (52 min.) : sd., col. + 1 guide.
Series Title: Day the universe changed.
Responsibility: co-produced by BBC-TV and RKO Pictures ; producer, John Lynch.

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Shows the startling changes that grew out of the study of Arab optics. From the discovery of perspective geometry came new painting and architecture, the ability to measure at a distance and to map the world, and the confidence that allowed Columbus to cross the Atlantic. Above all the new knowledge led to a new individualism.

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