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Understanding the inventions that changed the world / W. Bernard Carlson.

Carlson, W. Bernard. (Added Author).
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Great courses (DVD).

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (36 video files (approximately 1080 min.)) : sound, color.
  • Publisher: [United States]: The Great Courses, 2013.
  • Distributor: Made available through hoopla

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
Episode 34 Internet Episode 15 Canals and Railroads Episode 6 Roman Arches Episode 25 Model T Episode 10 Gunpowder, Cannons, and Guns Episode 36 Inventions and History Episode 14 Steam Engines and Pin Making Episode 12 Caravel and Celestial Navigation Episode 26 Aviation Episode 11 Telescopes and Microscopes Episode 28 Nuclear Power Episode 22 Motion Pictures Episode 31 Satellites and Cell Phones Episode 18 Batteries and Electric Generators Episode 24 Steel, Glass, and Plastics Episode 5 Crossbows East and West Episode 27 Radio and Television Episode 29 Household Appliances Episode 2 Potter's Wheel and Metallurgy Episode 33 Genetic Engineering Episode 17 Water and Sewer Systems Episode 20 Electric Light and Power Episode 32 Personal Computing Episode 3 Beer, Wine, and Distilled Spirits Episode 30 Electronics and the Chip Episode 21 Department Stores and Modern Retailing Episode 8 Pagodas and Cathedrals Episode 13 Unblocking the Power of Coal and Iron Episode 4 Galley, Coins, and the Alphabet Episode 1 Great Inventions in Everyday Life Episode 23 Surgery and the Operating Room Episode 16 Food Preservation Episode 35 Social Media and Democracy Episode 19 Cameras, Telephones, and Phonographs Episode 7 Waterwheels and Clocks Episode 9 Paper and Printing.
Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note:
Lecturer: Professor W. Bernard Carlson, University of Virginia.
Summary, etc.:
From prehistoric times to the 21st century, inventions have changed the world, enabling humans to produce more food and energy and to establish social order and cultural meaning. In fact, great inventions have marked a number of key turning points in human history, transforming society and our daily lives. Now you can learn the remarkable stories surrounding history's most monumental inventions.
Target Audience Note:
Rated TVPG.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Inventions > History.
Civilization > History.
Science > History.

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