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Things You Need to Know ... About Engineering

Author: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2014], ©2012.
Series: James May's things you need to know, ser. 2.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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James May uncovers the fascinating science of engineering, giving the real 'nuts and bolts' account of how things really work-from the wheel to the Saturn V rocket. Through animation and motion graphics, James reveals the answers to several questions. How have smart men with spanners managed to change the world? What did steam ever do for us? What is the smartest machine? When can I move to Mars? Learn who has been  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Videorecording
Educational films
Internet videos
Additional Physical Format: Originally produced:
BBC Worldwide Ltd, 2012
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.
OCLC Number: 881398508
Notes: Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on March 21, 2014.
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Title from distributor's description.
Target Audience: 9 & up.
Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (44 min.)) : sound, color.
Contents: Who Were the First Engineers? (3:29) --
What First Got Us Moving? (3:23) --
How Do Bridges Work? (3:24) --
What Did Steam Ever do For Us? (4:08) --
Should we be Afraid of Flying? (5:46) --
How High Can We Build? (4:33) --
What's so Big About Being Small? (5:08) --
What is the Smartest Machine? (4:20) --
How on Earth Did We Get to the Moon? (5:03) --
When Can I Move to Mars? (3:33) --
Credits: Things You Need to Know ... About Engineering: James May's Things You Need to Know (Series 2 (0:32).
Series Title: James May's things you need to know, ser. 2.
Other Titles: About Engineering
Responsibility: BBC Worldwide Ltd.

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James May uncovers the fascinating science of engineering, giving the real 'nuts and bolts' account of how things really work-from the wheel to the Saturn V rocket. Through animation and motion graphics, James reveals the answers to several questions. How have smart men with spanners managed to change the world? What did steam ever do for us? What is the smartest machine? When can I move to Mars? Learn who has been building skyscrapers for millions of years, what a football has to do with nanotechnology, and how a 180 mph chicken gun and foul-tasting tea can help keep you safe on a plane.

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