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The Resource Absolute zero, a production of Windfall Films and Meridian Productions for TPT/Twin Cities Public Television and WGBH/Nova in association with the BBC ; produced and directed by David Dugan ; co-produced by Meredith Burch ; written by Tom Schachtman, (DVD)

Absolute zero, a production of Windfall Films and Meridian Productions for TPT/Twin Cities Public Television and WGBH/Nova in association with the BBC ; produced and directed by David Dugan ; co-produced by Meredith Burch ; written by Tom Schachtman, (DVD)

Label
Absolute zero
Title
Absolute zero
Statement of responsibility
a production of Windfall Films and Meridian Productions for TPT/Twin Cities Public Television and WGBH/Nova in association with the BBC ; produced and directed by David Dugan ; co-produced by Meredith Burch ; written by Tom Schachtman
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Author
Director
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This two-part Nova special brings the history of cold to life with brilliant dramatic recreations of high moments in low-temperature research and the quest for ever-lower notches on the thermometer. "The conquest of cold" opens in the 1600s when the nature of cold and heat was a complete mystery. Were they different aspects of the same phenomenon? The experiments that settled those questions helped stoke the Industrial Revolution. "The race for absolute zero" dramatizes the rivalry between Scottish researcher James Dewar and Dutch physicist Heike Onnes, who plunged cold science to the forbidding realm at which oxygen and then hydrogen turn into liquids. The quest continues today as scientists pioneer super-fast computing near absolute zero-- the ultimate chill of -459.67° F, where atoms slow to a virtual standstill
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Dewey number
536/.56
Funding information
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation
Intended audience
Not rated
Language note
Closed-captioned; Described video for the visually impaired
LC call number
QC278
LC item number
.A27 2008
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1942-
  • 1942-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Dugan, David
  • Burch, Meredith
  • Shachtman, Tom
  • Shachtman, Tom
  • Windfall Films (Firm)
  • Meridian Productions, Inc
  • Twin Cities Public Television (Saint Paul, Minn.)
  • WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.)
  • British Broadcasting Corporation
  • WGBH Video (Firm)
  • National Science Foundation (U.S.)
Runtime
109
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  • Wide-screen DVDs
  • Low temperature research
  • Low temperatures
  • Cold
  • Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Technique
live action
Label
Absolute zero, a production of Windfall Films and Meridian Productions for TPT/Twin Cities Public Television and WGBH/Nova in association with the BBC ; produced and directed by David Dugan ; co-produced by Meredith Burch ; written by Tom Schachtman, (DVD)
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Publication
Note
  • Based on the book "Absolute zero and the conquest of cold" by Tom Shachtman
  • Originally broadcast on public television as part of the Nova television series in 2007
  • Special features: Printable materials for educators; access to the Nova web site
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
  • The conquest of cold
  • The race for absolute zero
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 109 min.)
Isbn
9781593758196
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
783421424494
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
WG42449
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn226435001
  • (OCoLC)226435001
System details
DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (16:9) presentation; Dolby Digital, NTSC
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Absolute zero, a production of Windfall Films and Meridian Productions for TPT/Twin Cities Public Television and WGBH/Nova in association with the BBC ; produced and directed by David Dugan ; co-produced by Meredith Burch ; written by Tom Schachtman, (DVD)
Publication
Note
  • Based on the book "Absolute zero and the conquest of cold" by Tom Shachtman
  • Originally broadcast on public television as part of the Nova television series in 2007
  • Special features: Printable materials for educators; access to the Nova web site
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
  • The conquest of cold
  • The race for absolute zero
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 109 min.)
Isbn
9781593758196
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
783421424494
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
WG42449
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn226435001
  • (OCoLC)226435001
System details
DVD, region 1, anamorphic widescreen (16:9) presentation; Dolby Digital, NTSC
Video recording format
DVD

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