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The Resource Ancient computer, PBS ; written, produced and directed by Mike Beckham

Ancient computer, PBS ; written, produced and directed by Mike Beckham

Label
Ancient computer
Title
Ancient computer
Statement of responsibility
PBS ; written, produced and directed by Mike Beckham
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
An unpromising lump of metal found in a 2,000-year-old shipwreck turns out to be an extraordinary treasure: the world's first computer. NOVA follows the ingenious detective work that painstakingly discovered the truth about the ancient Greek device: it was an astonishingly sophisticated astronomical calculator and eclipse predictor, unrivaled until the era of modern science and believed to be from the workshop of Archimedes
Member of
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
Characteristic
videorecording
Date time place
Originally broadcast on television as a segment of "Nova."
Dewey number
681.1/11
Intended audience
TV rating: Not rated
Language note
Closed-captioned
LC call number
QB107
LC item number
.A53 2013
Runtime
60
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Ancient computer, PBS ; written, produced and directed by Mike Beckham
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally broadcast as a single episode of the television program NOVA in 2011
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20007027
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 60 min.)
Isbn
9781608837984
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 00841887018012
  • 841887018012
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
NOVA6253
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation; stereo., NTSC
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Ancient computer, PBS ; written, produced and directed by Mike Beckham
Publication
Note
Originally broadcast as a single episode of the television program NOVA in 2011
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20007027
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (approximately 60 min.)
Isbn
9781608837984
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 00841887018012
  • 841887018012
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
NOVA6253
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation; stereo., NTSC
Terms governing use
For private home use only.
Video recording format
DVD

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