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The story of 1

Author: Alan EreiraAdam KempJasper JamesNick MurphyTerry JonesAll authors
Publisher: [Alexandria, Va.?] : PBS Home Video, [2006]. ©2005
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Full screenView all editions and formats
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A humor-inflected history of the of the number one, covering military applications in ancient Rome, the measurement of distances in India, and the decimal system created by Leibnitz.
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Genre/Form: Educational films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Documentaries and factual films and video
History
DVD-Video discs
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Alan Ereira; Adam Kemp; Jasper James; Nick Murphy; Terry Jones; Chris Hartley; Peter Norrey; Ty Unwin; Marcus Du Sautoy; Impossible Pictures.; British Broadcasting Corporation.; Jellyfish Productions.; FremantleMedia.; Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.); PBS Home Video.
ISBN: 0793692083 9780793692088 0793692091 9780793692095
OCLC Number: 67293687
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Documentary program.
"PBS."
"FremantleMedia"--Container.
Program content: c2005.
"Not rated"--Container.
"SONE601"--Disc label.
Credits: Photography, Chris Hartley ; film editor, Peter Norrey ; digital effects, Jellyfish Productions ; composer, Ty Unwin ; academic consultants, Marcus du Sautoy [and others].
Performer(s): Presented by Terry Jones.
Description: 1 videodisc (60 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; NTSC, Region 1; full screen presentation; stereo.
Contents: The birth of 1 --
1 gets civilized --
1 becomes the ruler --
1 becomes a Greek god --
1 joins the army --
1 the enlightened --
1 goes west --
1 takes on Europe --
1 & 0 go it alone.
Other Titles: Story of one
Responsibility: Impossible Pictures for BBC ; historical consultant & co-writer, Alan Ereira ; executive producer for BBC, Adam Kemp ; executive producer, Jasper James ; produced & directed by Nick Murphy.

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A humor-inflected history of the of the number one, covering military applications in ancient Rome, the measurement of distances in India, and the decimal system created by Leibnitz.

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