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The Resource Understanding the world's greatest structures : science and innovation from antiquity to modernity, Disc 1-4, Stephen Ressler

Understanding the world's greatest structures : science and innovation from antiquity to modernity, Disc 1-4, Stephen Ressler

Label
Understanding the world's greatest structures : science and innovation from antiquity to modernity, Disc 1-4
Title
Understanding the world's greatest structures
Title remainder
science and innovation from antiquity to modernity
Title number
Disc 1-4
Statement of responsibility
Stephen Ressler
Contributor
Teacher
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
Dewey number
624.177/1
PerformerNote
Presenter, Stephen Ressler
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Ressler, Stephen J.
  • Teaching Company
Runtime
720
Series statement
Great courses: Science & mathematics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Structural design
  • Structural engineering
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Understanding the world's greatest structures : science and innovation from antiquity to modernity, Disc 1-4, Stephen Ressler
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • "Course No. 1153"--Container
  • 24 lectures, 30 minutes per lecture
Accompanying material
1 course guidebook (vi, 204 pages ; 19 cm.)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Disc 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
  • Disc 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
  • Disc 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
  • Disc 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
1361934
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
4 videodiscs (approximately 720 min.)
Isbn
9781598037258
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
ID1153A-01
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1361934
  • (OCoLC)712202550
System details
DVD, NTSC
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Understanding the world's greatest structures : science and innovation from antiquity to modernity, Disc 1-4, Stephen Ressler
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • "Course No. 1153"--Container
  • 24 lectures, 30 minutes per lecture
Accompanying material
1 course guidebook (vi, 204 pages ; 19 cm.)
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Disc 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
  • Disc 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
  • Disc 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
  • Disc 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
1361934
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. +
Dimensions
other
Extent
4 videodiscs (approximately 720 min.)
Isbn
9781598037258
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
ID1153A-01
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1361934
  • (OCoLC)712202550
System details
DVD, NTSC
Video recording format
DVD

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