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Einstein's big idea

Title
Einstein's big idea [videorecording] / a NOVA production by Darlow Smithson Productions for WGBH/Boston and Channel 4, and Arte/France, Tetra Media and Norddeutscher Rundfunk ; written, directed and produced by Gary Johnstone.
Format
DVD, Videodisc
Published/Produced
[Boston, Mass.] : WGBH Boston Video, c2005.
Description
1 videodisc (ca. 112 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Cast
Aidan McArdle, Shirley Henderson, Steven Robertson, Gregory Fox-Murphy, Alex Macqueen, Sam West.
Credits
Director of photography, Christopher Titus King ; film editor, Rick Aplin ; composer, Michael J McEvoy ; narrator, John Lithgow.
System details
DVD, all regions (NTSC); Dolby stereo; PC with DVD-ROM drive and Adobe Acrobat Reader required for special features.
Local Notes
I-UNIVLIB: No public performance rights.
Language
Closed-captioned; described for the visually impaired (optional).
Summary
Dramatizes how Einstein arrived at his 1905 discovery that the realms of matter and energy are linked. Reveals the roots of this breakthrough in the human stories of scientists Michael Farady, Antoine Lavoisier and Lise Maitner, whose innovative thinking across four centures helped lead to E=mc², and ultimately unleashed the power of the atom.
Notes
Based on book, E=mc² : a biography of the world's most famous equation, by David Bodanis. Documentary. Letterbox presentation. Special features: printable guides for teachers and librarians. Originally aired on PBS as a segment of the television program Nova.
Target audience
MPAA rating: Not rated.
Subject headings
Bodanis, David--Film adaptations. Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955. Mass (Physics) Force and energy. Mathematical physics. Physicists--Biography.
Genre heading
Documentary television programs. Video recordings for the hearing impaired. Video recordings for people with visual disabilities. Biographical television programs. Documentary Television. Biographical Television.
Other contributors
Johnstone, Gary, 1959- McArdle, Aidan. Henderson, Shirley, 1965- Lithgow, John, 1945- Bodanis, David. E=mc². Darlow Smithson Productions. Channel Four (Great Britain) ARTE France. Tetra Media. Norddeutscher Rundfunk. WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.) WGBH Video (Firm)
Other titles
Nova (Television program)
ISBN
1593753179 9781593753177
Standard Identifier
783421388895 00783421388895

Holdings

Library
Indpls - IUPUI University Library
Call Number
QC173.6 .E3678 2005
Location
DVDs
Floor
2nd Floor
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Library
Northwest Library (Gary)
Call Number
QC73.8 .C6 2005
Location
Circulation Desk
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