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The Resource Understanding the world's greatest structures : science and innovation from antiquity to modernity, Stephen Ressler ; producer, James Blandford ; directors, Jon Leven, Wendy Scarbrough, (videorecording)

Understanding the world's greatest structures : science and innovation from antiquity to modernity, Stephen Ressler ; producer, James Blandford ; directors, Jon Leven, Wendy Scarbrough, (videorecording)

Label
Understanding the world's greatest structures : science and innovation from antiquity to modernity
Title
Understanding the world's greatest structures
Title remainder
science and innovation from antiquity to modernity
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Ressler ; producer, James Blandford ; directors, Jon Leven, Wendy Scarbrough
Title variation
Science and innovation from antiquity to modernity
Contributor
Author
Director
Production company
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Understanding the World's Greatest Structures: Science and Innovation from Antiquity to Modernity -- a marvelous learning experience that takes you around the world and reveals the stories behind the most famous bridges, churches, skyscrapers, towers, and other structures from thousands of years of history. These 24 lectures take you on a fascinating and richly illustrated tour that deftly blends history and science to create an unforgettable survey of our world's most remarkable structural masterpieces, one informed by the fundamentals of structural engineering and their underlying scientific principles"--Publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
DAD
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Studio crew, Jim Allen and [five others] ; editor, Rich Bernett
Dewey number
624.177/1
LC call number
  • TA658
  • TA658
LC item number
  • .U64 2011
  • .U64 2011
PerformerNote
Lecturer, Professor Stephen Ressler, United States Military Academy at West Point
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Scarbrough, Wendy
  • Ressler, Stephen J.
  • Blandford, James
  • Leven, Jon
  • Teaching Company
Runtime
720
Series statement
  • Great courses DVD
  • Great courses. Science & mathematics. Engineering
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Structural design
  • Structural engineering
  • DVD-Video discs
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Understanding the world's greatest structures : science and innovation from antiquity to modernity, Stephen Ressler ; producer, James Blandford ; directors, Jon Leven, Wendy Scarbrough, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Course No. 1153"--Discs
  • Twenty-four lectures (thirty minutes each) on four DVDs
Carrier category
  • videodisc
  • volume
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
  • two-dimensional moving image
  • text
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • v. 1, pt. 1: Learning to see and understand structure ; The science of structure : forces in balance ; Internal forces, stress, and strength ; From wood to steel : properties of materials ; Building up : columns and buckling ; Building across : beams and bending -- v. 1, pt. 2: Trusses : the power of the triangle ; Cables and arches : the power of the parabola ; Loads and structural systems ; Egypt and Greece : pyramids to the Parthenon ; The glory of Rome in arches and vaults ; The rise and fall of the Gothic Cathedral
  • v. 2, pt. 3: Three great domes : Rome to the Renaissance ; How iron and science transformed arch bridges ; Suspension bridges : the battle of the cable ; Suspension bridges : the challenge of wind ; Great cantilever bridges : tragedy and triumph -- The rise of iron- and steel-framed buildings -- v. 2, pt. 4: The great skyscraper race ; The beauty and versatility of modern concrete ; Amazing thin shells : strength from curvature ; Vast roof systems of iron and steel ; The incredible lightness of tension structures ; Strategies for understanding any structure
Control code
sky238998665
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
4 videodiscs (720 min.)
Isbn
9781598037258
Media category
  • video
  • unmediated
Media MARC source
  • media
  • redmedia
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
  • PD1153
  • ID1153A-01
  • GV0040
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Understanding the world's greatest structures : science and innovation from antiquity to modernity, Stephen Ressler ; producer, James Blandford ; directors, Jon Leven, Wendy Scarbrough, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • "Course No. 1153"--Discs
  • Twenty-four lectures (thirty minutes each) on four DVDs
Carrier category
  • videodisc
  • volume
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
  • two-dimensional moving image
  • text
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • v. 1, pt. 1: Learning to see and understand structure ; The science of structure : forces in balance ; Internal forces, stress, and strength ; From wood to steel : properties of materials ; Building up : columns and buckling ; Building across : beams and bending -- v. 1, pt. 2: Trusses : the power of the triangle ; Cables and arches : the power of the parabola ; Loads and structural systems ; Egypt and Greece : pyramids to the Parthenon ; The glory of Rome in arches and vaults ; The rise and fall of the Gothic Cathedral
  • v. 2, pt. 3: Three great domes : Rome to the Renaissance ; How iron and science transformed arch bridges ; Suspension bridges : the battle of the cable ; Suspension bridges : the challenge of wind ; Great cantilever bridges : tragedy and triumph -- The rise of iron- and steel-framed buildings -- v. 2, pt. 4: The great skyscraper race ; The beauty and versatility of modern concrete ; Amazing thin shells : strength from curvature ; Vast roof systems of iron and steel ; The incredible lightness of tension structures ; Strategies for understanding any structure
Control code
sky238998665
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
4 videodiscs (720 min.)
Isbn
9781598037258
Media category
  • video
  • unmediated
Media MARC source
  • media
  • redmedia
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
  • PD1153
  • ID1153A-01
  • GV0040
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD
Video recording format
DVD

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