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Shape of the world

Author: Gregory AndorferDavid EliscoJoe SeamansDanny GloverWQED (Television station : Pittsburgh, Pa.)All authors
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, CA : Monterey Video : Distributed by Monterey Media, ©2006.
Series: Life by the numbers, 5; Life by the numbers with Danny Glover, 5
Edition/Format:   DVD video : Document : NTSC color broadcast system   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Forms part of a series that looks at interesting, real-life applications of mathematics. This program looks at the role of mathematics in exploring the Earth and mapping and navigating its surface. Viewers see how aerial photographs, ground exploration, and trigonometry were used in the 1930s to map a mountainous part of the Yukon Territory. The process of mapping the sea floor and the stars is discussed, as well as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Educational television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Educational
Popular works
Material Type: Document, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gregory Andorfer; David Elisco; Joe Seamans; Danny Glover; WQED (Television station : Pittsburgh, Pa.); Monterey Video (Firm); Monterey Media Inc.
ISBN: 1569945543 9781569945544 1569946248 9781569946244
OCLC Number: 76971506
Notes: Originally broadcast on PBS as an episode of the television program Life by the numbers.
Program content originally produced in 1998.
Credits: Editor, Dickran H. Manoogian ; director of photography, Mark Knobil ; original music by Michael Whalen ; production animation by Home Run Pictures.
Performer(s): Host, Danny Glover.
Description: 1 videodisc (57 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD-ROM ; NTSC, region 1 ; Dolby digital 2.0 stereo. ; access to Study Guide requires computer with DVD-ROM drive and Adobe Reader software.
Contents: Introduction --
Shape of the world --
Unmapped territory --
Ocean floor --
GPS --
Mapping the universe --
Shape of things. Special features: Danny Glover bio [text feature] ; study guide [pdf document].
Series Title: Life by the numbers, 5; Life by the numbers with Danny Glover, 5
Other Titles: Exploration
Life by the numbers (Television program)
Responsibility: produced by WQED Pittsburgh ; executive producer, Gregory Andorfer ; series producer, David Elisco ; producer and writer, Joseph Seamans.

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Forms part of a series that looks at interesting, real-life applications of mathematics. This program looks at the role of mathematics in exploring the Earth and mapping and navigating its surface. Viewers see how aerial photographs, ground exploration, and trigonometry were used in the 1930s to map a mountainous part of the Yukon Territory. The process of mapping the sea floor and the stars is discussed, as well as the development of global positioning systems (GPS).

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