Heaven and earth

United Kingdom, 1990

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Episode number 1 of Series “The Shape of the world”.
Heaven and earth traces the way in which mankind’s earliest ideas of the world emerged - sometimes from imagination, sometimes from scientific observation, often from the need of rulers to know their domains in detail. It looks at the earliest concepts of the world’s shape, from Pythagoras, Eristosthenes, and Ptolomy, whose work was rediscovered as the Renaissance flowered, to the ancient Chinese who developed quite different ideas about the shape of the world. Narrated and introduced by Patrick Stewart.

Credits

production company

Granada Television International

Educational Broadcasting

Thirteen

WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.)

producer

Lois Bianchi

co-director

Peter Swain

Carol Stowe

Duration

01:00:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1990

Appears in

The Shape of the world

Group of items

The Shape of the world

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

304132

Language

English

Subject categories

Anthropology, Ethnology, Exploration & Travel → Maps

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Maps

History → Ptolemy, 2nd cent.

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Cosmology

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Maps

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Ptolemy, 2nd cent.

People → Ptolemy, 2nd cent.

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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