Distant voices / British Broadcasting Corporation and Time-Life Films ; produced by Mick Jackson and David Kennard

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Subjects: Military art and science--History
Military history, Medieval
Silver mines and mining--Czechoslovakia--History
Science--History
Telecommunication--History
Inventions--History
Technology and civilization--History
Technology--History
Civilization, Modern
Educational films
Historical films
Documentary films
Formats: Video Recording, VHS, Electronic Resource, Remote, Streaming Video
Material Type: Projected medium -- Monograph
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: New York : Ambrose Video, [1978 or 1979]
Series: Connections no. 3
LC Classification: T
Added Titles: Connections (Television program)
Alternate Title(s): Connections (Television program).
Alternate Titles: In: Digital video collection (OCoLC)52376650
Issued in other form: Distant voices. (OCoLC)29296493
Additional Authors: Burke, James, 1936-
Jackson, Mick
Kennard, David
Feig, David
Pierce-Roberts, Tony
Latham, Jim
British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service
Time-Life Films
Ambrose Video Publishing
Ohio Library and Information Network
OhioLINK Digital Resource Commons
Notes: Written and presented by James Burke
Credits: Photographers, David Feig, Tony Pierce-Roberts ; film editor, Jim Latham
Summary: Third in a series combining history and science to discover why major technological changes occurred and traces these inventions to seemingly unrelated "triggers" during the past 12,000 years. This segment shows a link between the telephone and riding stirrups. When the Normans first used stirrups, their advantage caused every army to search for money to re-outfit. They dug mine shafts deeper, the shafts began to flood, and scientists like Galileo investigated vacuums and air pressure to bring the mines back to working order. These studies formed the foundations for radio, telephones, and deep space telecommunications that may someday contact other worlds
Streaming video (50 min.)
System requirements: Real Player media software
Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Reproduction notes: Electronic reproduction. Columbus, OH : OhioLINK, 2006. Digitized and made available by OhioLINK Digital Resource Commons from video dist. by Ambrose Video Publishing
OCLC Number: 173261724