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    • The revolutionary impact of the steam engine 

      Dugan, David (2004-08-18)
      Sitting with a model of Stephenson’s Rocket, Simon Schaffer reflects on the steam revolution and how it changed the world in the nineteenth century in so many different ways.
    • The role of slavery in the industrial revolution 

      Dugan, David (2004-08-18)
      Simon Schaffer explains the Atlantic system, which involved cotton, sugar and slaves. The motive for linking Liverpool (the great slave city) with Manchester (the great cotton city) with a railway, arose out of slavery. ...
    • Scenes in a factory full of large machines 

      Dugan, David (2004-08-18)
      Reconstructed scenes of workers clocking in to a factory and huge machines at work work.
    • Seminar at King's College - first 

      Dugan, David (2004-08-17)
      A discussion in relation to the television series 'The Day the World took Off' at King's College
    • Seminar at King's College, Cambridge - number 6 

      Dugan, David (2004-08-17)
      Seminar of five academics at King's college, Cambridge in July 1998 in connection with the television series, 'The Day the World Took Off'.
    • Seminar at King's College, Cambridge - number three 

      Dugan, David (2004-08-17)
      Seminar of five academics at King's college, Cambridge in July 1998 in connection with a television series called 'The Day the World Took Off'
    • Seminar at King's College, Cambridge, number four 

      Dugan, David (2004-08-17)
      Seminar with five academics at King's College, in connection with the television series The Day the World Took Off.
    • Seminar at Kings College, Cambridge - Number 5 

      Dugan, David (2004-08-17)
      A discussion in relation to the television series 'The Day the World took Off' at King's College.
    • Ships as complex technical systems 

      Dugan, David (2004-08-17)
      The combination of elements out of which a ship is made, particularly the great ships of the eighteenth century onwards, turned them into complex technical systems. They worked by treating people as things. They consisted ...
    • Ships of Fortune - the third programme of 'The Day the World Took Off' 

      Dugan, David (2004-08-23)
      The film now includes the rise of the Dutch Empire and the spread of European civilization to the New World of America. It also looks at the rise of a commercial, capitalist civilization in western Europe and some reasons ...
    • The spread of mechanical clocks 

      Dugan, David (2004-08-17)
      The advantages of mechanical clocks and their spread in north-western Europe, the part they played in regulating work and extracting profit. Simon Schaffer explains.
    • The start of settled agriculture and writing 

      Dugan, David (2004-08-18)
      In answer to David Dugan, Joel Mokyr describes the start of settled agriculture and writing, the minimum density required for such agriculture and the history of writing.
    • The steam engine and industrialization 

      Dugan, David (2004-08-17)
      Simon Schaffer in York Rail Museum talks to the camera about the relationship between the steam engine and industrialization and whatsteam meant; a regular supply of moving power for workshops and factories.
    • The steam engine and what it needs 

      Dugan, David (2004-08-18)
      Simon Schaffer explains that to produce an effective steam engine you do not just need specific inventions, such as the separate condenser of James Watt, but also skills from clockworking, distillation, metal working and ...
    • The symbolism of clocks 

      Dugan, David (2004-08-17)
      Clocks are important for what they symbolize, namely that underneath the chaos of life there are regularities and humans can match these with machines. Simon Schaffer explains.
    • War and Peace - the fifth programme of 'The Day the World Took Off' 

      Dugan, David (2004-08-23)
      Covering one thousand years, again looking at the comparison between East Asia and Western Europe, the film concentrates on the two great technologies of this thousand year period, agriculture and war. The effects of ...
    • Warfare in the east and the west over the last thousand years 

      Dugan, David (2004-08-18)
      Standing in front of an old castle, Simon Schaffer explains in ten short sequences some of the major causes and consequences for the differences between the development of military technologies in eastern Asia and western ...
    • What is needed for the steam revolution 

      Dugan, David (2004-08-18)
      In four sequences, standing beside a huge steam wheel, Simon Schaffer discusses some of the things that are needed for the development of the steam revolution. These include reliable cylinders (from gun manufacture), good ...
    • What made Stephenson's Rocket steam engine special 

      Dugan, David (2004-08-17)
      In conversation with Michael, a curator at the Rail Museum at York, Simon Schaffer discusses what made Stephenson’s Rocket special.
    • Wheeling and Dealing - second programme of 'The Day the World Took Off' 

      Dugan, David (2004-08-23)
      Covering 250 years, this looks at the classical industrial revolution. What were the features of the revolution? How did England, France and Germany compare in this development? What were some of the special factors ...