Today, perhaps, the word "genius" is over-used, but it does describe perfectly the men who are featured in this enthralling series. Sometimes their ideas and theories were so radical, they were considered dangerous or subversive by the rulers of their day.
Featuring specially-commissioned footage shot at Down House, the home of Charles Darwin, this fascinating DVD tells the story of an extraordinary man who re-shaped scientific thinking and left the world an invaluable legacy. The program explores Darwin's personal life, looks at the impact of his work in his own time and on the modern world, and shows how both his life and work were profoundly influenced by his surroundings.
DVD features include:
All-new footage shot at Down House;
Superb animation and graphics;
Historic photographs and images;
Expert commentary and analyses.
Leonardo Da Vinci
The story of the brilliant Italian artist, sculptor, architect and engineer is told in this informative program. Leonardo's legacy to the world came in so many forms; in the breathtaking beauty of The Last Supper and The Mona Lisa; his rich collection of drawing; the mirror-written notebooks containing original thoughts on astronomy, biology and physiology.
This DVD features:
State of the art 3D graphics to explain and test Leonardo's theories and designs;
Outstanding computer animated reconstructions;
The paintings and drawings;
Rare period imagery.
Expert commentary and analyses by
Dr. Alan Cartwight, School of Engineering at the University of Warwick,
Dr. Peter Borcherds, School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Birmingham,
Dr. Martin Kemp, Trinity College Oxford.
This is the story of the brilliant Italian astronomer and mathematician who dared to challenge the accepted teachings of his day. Galileo's work brought him to the attention of the Inquisition and one of history's greatest minds was forced to work his last years under house arrest. Featuring specially-filmed dramatized depictions and rare contemporary images, this program vividly recreates Galileo's life and work. It also includes expert commentary and analyses by eminent historians.
This DVD features:
Exact Mathematical Measurement;
Gravity and Flotation;
The Principle of Inertia;
Controversy with the Church;
Motion and Acceleration.
Video Codec: XviD 1.0.3
Video Bitrate: 1850 kbps
Video Resolution: 640x480
Video Aspect Ratio: 1.333:1
Audio Codec: MP3
Audio BitRate: 172kbps 48kHz
Audio Streams: 1
Audio Languages: English
RunTime Per Part: 49 mins
Part Size: 700mb
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