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Author: Thomas Levenson; David Macaulay; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.). Science Unit.; Production Group, Inc.; WGBH Video (Firm)
Publisher: [South Burlington, VT?] : WGBH Boston Video, ©2004.
Series: Building big.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : Partial animation : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What holds up the Astrodome? Why did the Romans leave a hole in the roof of the Pantheon? Tour the world and trace the 2000-year history of domes with award-winning author/illustrator, and captivating storyteller, David Macaulay. From Houston's astrodome to Rome's St. Peter's Cathedral, to the geodesic domes of Buckminster Fuller, this video introduces ingenious designers, recounts rarely told heroic stories, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: DVD-Video discs
Documentary television programs
Educational television programs
Television mini-series
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Material Type: Partial animation, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Levenson; David Macaulay; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.). Science Unit.; Production Group, Inc.; WGBH Video (Firm)
ISBN: 1593752105 9781593752101
OCLC Number: 57336579
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally broadcast in 2000 as an episode of the public television mini-series, Building big.
Special features: printable materials for educators and parents ; access to the Building big Web site.
Credits: Edited by Stephanie Munroe.
Performer(s): Hosted by David Macaulay.
Description: 1 videodisc (65 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD, NTSC, letterboxed; Dolby digital.; System requirements for DVD-ROM features: computer with DVD-ROM drive, Adobe Reader and Internet access.
Contents: The Houston Astrodome --
The Pantheon --
Islamic domes --
St. Peter's --
The U.S. Capitol Building --
Geodesic domes --
Building small : domes.
Series Title: Building big.
Other Titles: Building big.
Building big (Television program)
Responsibility: written, produced and directed by Tom Levenson ; co-produced by Stephanie Munroe ; a co-production of WGBH Science Unit and Production Group, Inc.
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What holds up the Astrodome? Why did the Romans leave a hole in the roof of the Pantheon? Tour the world and trace the 2000-year history of domes with award-winning author/illustrator, and captivating storyteller, David Macaulay. From Houston's astrodome to Rome's St. Peter's Cathedral, to the geodesic domes of Buckminster Fuller, this video introduces ingenious designers, recounts rarely told heroic stories, and reveals amazing triumphs through spectacular film footage, fascinating facts, and dramatic recreations.

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