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Rise of the Machines

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 : EnglishView all editions and formats
Publication:Films on Demand.
Summary:
Tools and machines allowed humankind to overcome physical limitations and become the most successful species on Earth. But tools are also transforming what it means to be human. This documentary considers how the needle, wheel, crossbow, gun, printing press, Spinning Jenny, and organ transplants changed the course of human history and advanced civilization.
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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: 1021070647
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 (21 min., 16 sec.)) : sound, color
Contents: Stone Tools (2:42); Needle (1:53); Wheel (2:39); Crossbow (2:54); Gun (1:51); Printing Press (2:53); Machine Automation (2:47); Cyborg Age (2:53);
Series Title: Mankind Decoded.
Other Titles: Rise of the Machines
Responsibility: A & E Networks (Firm).

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Tools and machines allowed humankind to overcome physical limitations and become the most successful species on Earth. But tools are also transforming what it means to be human. This documentary considers how the needle, wheel, crossbow, gun, printing press, Spinning Jenny, and organ transplants changed the course of human history and advanced civilization.

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