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The Resource Ancient computer, an Images First production for NOVA in association with ERT, ARTE (G.E.I.E.) and NHK ; written, produced and directed by Mike Beckham, (videorecording DVD)

Ancient computer, an Images First production for NOVA in association with ERT, ARTE (G.E.I.E.) and NHK ; written, produced and directed by Mike Beckham, (videorecording DVD)

Label
Ancient computer
Title
Ancient computer
Statement of responsibility
an Images First production for NOVA in association with ERT, ARTE (G.E.I.E.) and NHK ; written, produced and directed by Mike Beckham
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
  • 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. Known as the Antikythera Mechanism, because it was recovered from shipwreck off Aegean island Antikythera, NOVA follows the detective work that 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
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TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
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Nova (Television program)
Credits note
Editor, Simon Ruben ; director of photography, Steve Gray
Date time place
Originally broadcast on television by PBS as an episode of the television program NOVA in 2013
Dewey number
004.09
Intended audience
Not rated
Language note
In English; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH)
LC call number
QA76.17
LC item number
.A53 2013
PerformerNote
Narrator, Jay O. Sanders
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  • Beckham, Mike
  • Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
  • WGBH Educational Foundation
  • PBS Distribution (Firm)
Runtime
60
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  • Antikythera mechanism (Ancient calculator)
  • Astronomical clocks
  • Computers
  • Technology
  • Inventions
  • Antiquities
Technique
live action
Label
Ancient computer, an Images First production for NOVA in association with ERT, ARTE (G.E.I.E.) and NHK ; written, produced and directed by Mike Beckham, (videorecording DVD)
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Publication
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Title from container
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
ocn828633682
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 60 min.)
Isbn
9781608837984
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
841887018012
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
NOVA6253
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD, NTSC region 1, widescreen presentation; stereo
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Ancient computer, an Images First production for NOVA in association with ERT, ARTE (G.E.I.E.) and NHK ; written, produced and directed by Mike Beckham, (videorecording DVD)
Publication
Note
Title from container
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
ocn828633682
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Widescreen.
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 60 min.)
Isbn
9781608837984
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
841887018012
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
NOVA6253
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD, NTSC region 1, widescreen presentation; stereo
Video recording format
DVD

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