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Powers of ten--a film dealing with the relative size of things in the universe and the effect of adding another zero

Author: Charles Eames; Ray Eames; Pyramid Films, inc.
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : Pyramid Films, 1978.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape : U-matic   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Using visual image, along with narration and a new numbering sequence, illustrates the relative size of things in the physical universe. First, takes the viewer from earth to the outer galaxies, showing the increase of time and distance in increments of ten. Then, returning to earth, proceeds from the human scale into the microworld of cells, DNA molecules, and the nucleus of a carbon atom.
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Genre/Form: Trivia and miscellanea
Miscellanea
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Eames; Ray Eames; Pyramid Films, inc.
OCLC Number: 9198300
Notes: Title from data sheet.
Intended audience: Junior high school students through adults.
Issued as U-matic 3/4 in. or Beta 1/2 in. or VHS 1/2 in.
Issued also in French, German, Japanese, Spanish, and Swedish.
Issued also as motion picture.
Credits: Narrator, Philip Morrison ; music, Elmer Bernstein.
Description: 1 videocassette (9 min.) : sd., col.
Other Titles: Film dealing with the relative size of things in the universe and the effect of adding another zero
Responsibility: producers-directors, Charles Eames, Ray Eames.

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Using visual image, along with narration and a new numbering sequence, illustrates the relative size of things in the physical universe. First, takes the viewer from earth to the outer galaxies, showing the increase of time and distance in increments of ten. Then, returning to earth, proceeds from the human scale into the microworld of cells, DNA molecules, and the nucleus of a carbon atom.

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