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Tales from the map room

Author: Julian Stenhouse; Philippa Davies; Ambrose Video Publishing.; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.
Publisher: New York, NY : Ambrose Video Pub., ©1993.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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X doesn't always mark the spot. Still maps can unlock the past and illuminate the present. This series explores the enormous variety of maps, ancient and modern and the related history and politics that dictate the map-makers all. Each of the six half hour programs focuses on a single theme: map trickery, maps and ownership, maps and warfare, maps as route finders, maps and cities and maps of the seaboard. Original  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Historical television programs
History
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Julian Stenhouse; Philippa Davies; Ambrose Video Publishing.; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.
OCLC Number: 29682920
Credits: Photography, Martin Patmore, Graham Day ; music, Andy Roberts ; film editor, peter Essex.
Performer(s): Narrator: Philippa Davies.
Description: 6 videocassettes (approximately 180 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Contents: v. 1 A tissue of lies --
v. 2 Plumb pudding in danger --
v. 3 Path of glory --
v. 4 On the road --
v. 5 Metropolis --
v. 6 On the rocks.
Other Titles: Tissue of lies
Plumb pudding in danger
Path of glory
On the road
Metropolis
On the rocks
Responsibility: a BBC-TV productions in association with Ambrose Video Publishing ; producer, Julian Srenhouse ; narrated by Philippa Davies.

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X doesn't always mark the spot. Still maps can unlock the past and illuminate the present. This series explores the enormous variety of maps, ancient and modern and the related history and politics that dictate the map-makers all. Each of the six half hour programs focuses on a single theme: map trickery, maps and ownership, maps and warfare, maps as route finders, maps and cities and maps of the seaboard. Original maps are blended with historical reconstruction and expert witnesses to present an intriguing tale of our ever-changing views of the world.

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