The Resource Gunpowder, Looking Glass Pictures, (evideo)

Gunpowder, Looking Glass Pictures, (evideo)

Label
Gunpowder
Title
Gunpowder
Statement of responsibility
Looking Glass Pictures
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Few substances in history have had as profound an effect on mankind as gunpowder. And yet its discovery was probably an accident - a big bang, for one. This program examines the invention and history of gunpowder, as well as its surprising ingredients. As you can imagine, making gunpowder takes some effort. Gunpowder once needed saltpeter, and saltpeter needed poop. It turns out that secretions have such an explosive character due to microscopic bacteria, which produce the nitrates as byproducts of digestion. How did the man who founded the Nobel Peace Prize revolutionize gunpowder? And is gunpowder about to be replaced?
Member of
Cataloging source
AzPhAEM
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
6 & up
Language note
Closed-captioned
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  • Films on Demand
  • Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
  • Films Media Group
  • Looking Glass Pictures
Runtime
30
Series statement
Quirky Science
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  • Chemistry
  • Gunpowder
  • Mechanics
  • Technology and civilization
  • Technology
Technique
live action
Label
Gunpowder, Looking Glass Pictures, (evideo)
Link
https://www.nclive.org/cgi-bin/nclsm?url=http://fod.infobase.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?xtid=50336
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on October 02, 2012
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
Introduction: Gunpowder: Quirky Science (0:47) -- Gunpowder Origin Myths (1:43) -- Gunpowder Ingredients (1:18) -- Europeans, Gun Powder and Poop (2:38) -- Sources of Salt Peter (1:07) -- Why Gunpowder Explodes (1:35) -- Chemistry and Firework Artistry (2:11) -- Fireworks Through History (2:40) -- Gunpowder as Weapon (1:59) -- Chinese Fire Arrows (1:36) -- Early Military Applications of Gunpowder (1:34) -- Gunpowder Changes Warfare (1:33) -- Smokeless Powder (2:46) -- Summary of Gunpowder History (0:30) -- Credits: Gunpowder: Quirky Science (0:45)
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 streaming video file (30 min.)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
  • 50323s
  • 50336
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • 100050336
  • 100050336
  • (OCoLC)826868274
System details
  • Mode of access: Internet
  • System requirements: FOD playback platform
Video recording format
other
Label
Gunpowder, Looking Glass Pictures, (evideo)
Link
https://www.nclive.org/cgi-bin/nclsm?url=http://fod.infobase.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?xtid=50336
Publication
Note
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on October 02, 2012
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Contents
Introduction: Gunpowder: Quirky Science (0:47) -- Gunpowder Origin Myths (1:43) -- Gunpowder Ingredients (1:18) -- Europeans, Gun Powder and Poop (2:38) -- Sources of Salt Peter (1:07) -- Why Gunpowder Explodes (1:35) -- Chemistry and Firework Artistry (2:11) -- Fireworks Through History (2:40) -- Gunpowder as Weapon (1:59) -- Chinese Fire Arrows (1:36) -- Early Military Applications of Gunpowder (1:34) -- Gunpowder Changes Warfare (1:33) -- Smokeless Powder (2:46) -- Summary of Gunpowder History (0:30) -- Credits: Gunpowder: Quirky Science (0:45)
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 streaming video file (30 min.)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
  • 50323s
  • 50336
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
  • 100050336
  • 100050336
  • (OCoLC)826868274
System details
  • Mode of access: Internet
  • System requirements: FOD playback platform
Video recording format
other

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