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    • Datong Mongghul 

      Limusishiden; Jugui (World Oral Literature Project, 2001-01)
      This collection contains 12 videos showing various aspects of Mongghul culture in northeast Qinghai Province. The videos depict various folk practices, including song, folktales, and village rituals.
    • Datong Mongghul Performance 

      Limusishiden; Jugui (World Oral Literature Project, 2001-01)
      This collection contains 12 videos showing various aspects of Mongghul culture in northeast Qinghai Province. The videos depict various folk practices, including song, folktales, and village rituals.
    • The destruction of Australian aboriginal societies 

      Macfarlane, Alan (2004-08-05)
      Against the backdrop of an Australian forest, Alan Macfarlane describes the way in which Australian hunter-gatherers and their way of life was largely destroyed by white settlers.
    • The destruction of hunter-gatherer way of life 

      Macfarlane, Alan (2004-08-05)
      Alan Macfarlane reflects on the rapid destruction of the hunter gatherer groups in Australia by the arrival of the white settlers.
    • The development of clock faces and objective time 

      Dugan, David (2004-08-17)
      The development of precise clocks, with faces and dials, part of a general standardization of life. Time becomes a public commodity and a site of contest. It can be domesticated. Simon Schaffer reflects.
    • The development of clocks into the eighteenth century 

      Dugan, David (2004-08-17)
      The advantages of clocks with escapements over water clocks, that they can be miniaturized. The superb chronometers of the seventeenth century onwards, Harrison and others. The emergence of clockmakers and precise engineering. ...
    • The development of coke smelting and the industrial revolution 

      Macfarlane, Alan (2004-08-05)
      Abraham Darby and the origins of the industrial revolution in Britain. Alan Macfarlane talks to John about the reasons for the area near Birmingham becoming the epi-centre of the industrial development, and the development ...
    • The development of commerce and banking in Venice 

      Macfarlane, Alan (2004-08-05)
      The development of banks and commerce, and particularly the invention of double entry book-keeping and other devices, is discussed by Alan Macfarlane against the backdrop of the Grand Canal in Venice.
    • The development of complex mechanical clocks and the escapement 

      Dugan, David (2004-08-17)
      The need for some device to break continuous movement into discrete parts; the invention and nature of the escapement. The role of the Benedictines and particularly Richard of Wallingford and others is explained by Simon ...
    • The development of comsumer society in Britain, part two 

      Dugan, David (2004-08-18)
      In conversation with Ian Duncan, Maxine Berg reflects on the development of consumerism and the rise of the middle class in eighteenth and nineteenth century Britain. New domestic spaces, and the role of servants. New ...
    • The development of consumer society in Britain, part one 

      Dugan, David (2004-08-18)
      In conversation with Ian Duncan, Maxine Berg reflects on the development of consumerism and the rise of the middle class in eighteenth and nineteenth century Britain. The colours, textures, cloths and other desirable things.
    • The development of spring driven clocks 

      Dugan, David (2004-08-17)
      The domestication of clocks and the use of the uncoiling spring which allows very small clocks to be made. The personalization of time, perhaps linked to growing concepts of the individual in the Renaissance. Simon Schaffer ...
    • The Development of the Japanese Toilet and its Impact 

      Macfarlane, Alan (2004-08-05)
      The need for human excrement to manure the rice fields in crowded and animal scarce Japan led to the development of the most exquisite toilet system in the world. All human waste was carefully collected and taken out to ...
    • Different attitudes to nature and machinery, east and west 

      Dugan, David (2004-08-18)
      In four sequences, Simon Schaffer reflects on the ways in which nature and machines are considered in east and west. In the west, nature is seen as a complex, nested, set of machines, from which profit can be extracted. ...
    • Direct numerical simulations of spray spark ignition 

      Neophytou, Alexandre; Cant, Stewart R.; Mastorakos, Epaminondas (Engineering Department, 2010-09-09)
      Direct Numerical Simulations (DNS) of a mono-disperse spray in a turbulent flow have been used to explore the nature of flame kernels when a spark is deposited in the spray. The simulations use complicated chemistry and ...
    • Discussion of the role of the Benedictines in civilization 

      Macfarlane, Alan (2004-08-06)
      Father Giles in discussion with Alan Macfarlane in a Benetictine Abbey in Scotland. They discuss the history of the Benedictines, the nature of work and wealth, the nature of time and discipline and the relations between ...
    • Discussion with a Buddhist monk 

      Macfarlane, Alan (2004-07-29)
      Alan Macfarlane and a Buddhist monk discuss the relationship between Buddhism, Christianity and the development of modern science and technology. The talk takes place in a shrine in Kyoto.
    • Discussions in an old Japanese school 

      Macfarlane, Alan (2004-07-30)
      Some discussions in the old school founded in Osaka in the nineteenth century to teach people some of the new western knowledge. Among the pupils was Yukichi Fukuzawa, anecdotes of whose life are included.
    • The divergance of systems of warfare east and west and their effects 

      Dugan, David (2004-08-18)
      In five sequences, Simon Schaffer reflects in an English castle on the differences between warfare in China and the west. The triangle of reliable knowledge whereby new theoretical understanding is fed back into new ...
    • Documentary series: The Day the World Took Off 

      Dugan, David; Macfarlane, Alan (2004-06-08)
      This 6-series documentary films address the puzzle of the origins of Industrial Revolution. The central question: why did a scraggy little rainswept island off the coast of mainland Europe become the first major ...