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The History of Science

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Catalogue Number:  BBC004
Producer:  BBC
Subject:  History, Science
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin:  United States
Copyright Year:  2010

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For 3,000 years, humans have wrestled with the great questions of existence. This fascinating six-part series explains how our knowledge of space, matter, energy, and life has expanded and evolved over time. Viewers learn about many of the household names in science history—including Galileo, Newton, Darwin, and Einstein - as well as other geniuses like Tycho Brahe, who dramatically reshaped our conception of the solar system, and Hennig Brand, the alchemist who helped set a course for modern chemistry. Insightful and entertaining, each program reveals how the upheavals of history have combined with invention and investigation in transforming the human experience.

A BBC Production. 6-part series, 48-51 minutes each.

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