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    • A Dragon Kiln in Yixing County 

      Macfarlane, Alan; Gowlland, Geoffrey (2005-08-24)
      A video of the only dragon kiln still in operation in the Jiangsu province. This kiln dates from the Ming dynasty.
    • The early history of tea - from the start to the gardens of Assam 

      Macfarlane, Alan (2004-08-05)
      Alan Macfarlane sitting in a teahouse explains the long history of tea from the Burmese forest through to the setting up of tea gardens in Assam, by way of China.
    • Editing the film series 

      Macfarlane, Alan (2004-07-30)
      Much of the final effect of the television film is created in the editing stage. Paul Sheppard, the main editor at Windfall Films, talks to Mark Turin about some of the opportunities and constraints on editing the series.
    • Editing the sound 

      Macfarlane, Alan (2004-07-30)
      At the end of the production period, the sound is mixed, combining 'wild' sound, voice over and specially composed music and sound effects. Part of this process, including the attempt to insert part of one drowned word, ...
    • The effects of climate on civilizations 

      Macfarlane, Alan (2004-08-05)
      In an Australian forest, Alan Macfarlane describes some of the effects of climate on the development of Australian civilization.
    • The effects of clocks on civilization 

      Dugan, David (2004-08-17)
      Some effects of clocks on work regulation and time management. A clock-glass culture emerged, while other civilizations took other paths.
    • The effects of European diseases on the native peoples of Australia 

      Macfarlane, Alan (2004-08-05)
      Standing in an Australian graveyard, Alan Macfarlane reflects on the effects of western diseases on the Australian native populations. He explains why these diseases were less lethal for the Europeans themselves.
    • The effects of railways on society and mentality 

      Dugan, David (2004-08-17)
      Simon Schaffer discusses the effects of railways on Victorian society. People were treated as parcels, and saw the world in panoramic vision. Book stores were opened and stations became embassies for the places to which ...
    • Effects of the pocket watch in breaking up agrarian time 

      Dugan, David (2004-08-17)
      The pocket watch became a symbol of regulation and became associated with urban, trade, and merchant life, as opposed to the slower rhythms of agricultural life dominated by the seasons. Control over the length of things ...
    • The effects of writing and printing on human imagination 

      Macfarlane, Alan (2004-08-05)
      Reading to a two-year-old girl in Australia, Alan Macfarlane describes a few of the effects of reading and writing on extending the power of human creativity and imagination.
    • The efficiency of different animals 

      Dugan, David (2004-08-18)
      In answer to David Dugan, Joel Mokyr explains the different efficiency of certain animals, pigs, horses, cows, the nature of open field agriculture, the growing of fodder crops, camels and buffaloes.
    • Eight Lectures on 'The Symbolic and the Real' 

      Hugh-Jones, Stephen (2006-01-13)
      Eight lectures on religion and ritual given to first year students at the University of Cambridge (Department of Social Anthropology). They were given for a number of years to an audience of those taking the Archaeology ...
    • Eighteenth century ships as factories and the movement of plants around the world 

      Dugan, David (2004-08-17)
      Simon Shaffer on the gun-deck of an eighteenth century British warship describes how it was the largest and most complex factory on earth, taking more than 2000 oak trees to construct and employing hundreds of skilled men. ...
    • The escape from nature which clocks and machines gave 

      Dugan, David (2004-08-17)
      Simon Schaffer explains how clock time alienated human beings, so that they no longer obeyed the natural rhythms. Clock-making also provided the skills necessary for many other forms of industrial development. A mixture ...
    • The essence of steam technology and its link to distillation 

      Dugan, David (2004-08-17)
      The essence of steam technology, as Simon Schaffer explains in Faraday’s laboratory, is to understand the behaviour of fire, water and steam. The role of glass in manipulating these is absolutely fundamental, as is the ...
    • Ethics in Anthropology 

      Macfarlane, Alan (2006-10-25)
      A seminar presentation at Cambridge on various ethical problems in undertaking anthropological research, with informal questions and comments from the seminar participants
    • Examples of clocks and watches working 

      Dugan, David (2004-08-17)
      Demonstration of working clockwork and tools, hair springs, work benches and escapements at work.
    • Examples of clocks in action 

      Dugan, David (2004-08-17)
      Film of clocks working, various close ups of escapements and other parts of the great re-constructed clock in St. Alban’s Abbey.
    • Examples of lenses and glass receptacles 

      Dugan, David (2004-08-17)
      Close ups of various kinds of lenses, including plano-convex ones, and bottles in Faraday’s laboratory in the Royal Institution, demonstrated by Simon Schaffer.
    • Experiments on flame blow-off 

      Kariuki, James; Cavaliere, Davide Emiglio; Dawson, James; Mastorakos, Epaminondas (2012)