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Man and Metals

Author: A & E Networks (Firm); Infobase,
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : A & E Networks (Firm), New York, N.Y. : Distributed by Infobase, [2013] ©2013 2017.
Series: Mankind Decoded.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
Publication:Films on Demand.
Summary:
Approximately 5,000 years ago, humans discovered metal. This documentary provides an overview of how metals shaped world history and civilizations. Bronze and iron empowered the ancient world and allowed Egyptian and Greek empires to expand. Gold drove Spanish conquistadors to pillage the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan. Potosi silver mines generated an economic revolution in Europe, ushering in the Consumer Age.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Internet videos
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: A & E Networks (Firm); Infobase,
OCLC Number: 1021063276
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally released by A & E Networks (Firm), 2013.
Streaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on March 09, 2017.
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Target Audience: 9 - 12, Academic/AP
Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (22 min., 1 sec.)) : sound, color
Contents: Battle of Megiddo (4:50); Sea People (3:08); Battle of Plataea (3:34); Aztec Gold (3:14); South American Silver (2:28); North American Steel (2:11); Modern Infrastructure (1:52);
Series Title: Mankind Decoded.
Other Titles: Man and Metals
Responsibility: A & E Networks (Firm).

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Approximately 5,000 years ago, humans discovered metal. This documentary provides an overview of how metals shaped world history and civilizations. Bronze and iron empowered the ancient world and allowed Egyptian and Greek empires to expand. Gold drove Spanish conquistadors to pillage the Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan. Potosi silver mines generated an economic revolution in Europe, ushering in the Consumer Age. Steel built infrastructure of the modern world, including buildings, railways, and ships.

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