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Frankenstein's Monster / BBC Worldwide Ltd.

Other author/creatorFilms for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Other author/creatorFilms Media Group.
Format Video (Streaming) and Electronic
Publication InfoNew York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2014], ©2013.
Description1 streaming video file (53 min.) : sound, color.
Supplemental Content Part of the Films on Demand collection
Series In Search of Science
In Search of Science. UNAUTHORIZED
Contents George Foster's Execution (1:18) -- Galvinism (2:54) -- Fears About Science (1:11) -- Early Nineteenth Century Britain (1:31) -- Humphrey Davey (1:16) -- Nitrogen Triidide Reaction (2:37) -- Davey on Knowledge as Power (2:57) -- Secret Military Project (2:28) -- Rutherford and the Atomic Bomb (1:14) -- Rutherford's Finding About Nucleus (2:21) -- Uranium 235 (1:21) -- Uranium Enrichment (1:20) -- Scientists (2:44) -- Biology and Controversy (0:40) -- Genetic Modification (1:30) -- Cambridge (1:28) -- Crick and Watson (2:41) -- Crick and Watson (0:45) -- Fears about Genetic Engineering (2:40) -- Anti-GM Foods Campaign (2:28) -- Scientists and Public Persuasion (1:17) -- John Hunter (2:18) -- Hunter's Public Persuasion (2:40) -- Animal Rights Activism (1:11) -- Medical Experiments on Primates (3:29) -- Public Ambivalence About Science (1:23) -- Aldini Vindicated (1:03) -- Additional Resources & Credits: Frankenstein's Monster: In Search of Science (1:08)
Abstract Professor Brian Cox guides viewers through 350 years of British science to reveal what science really is, who the people are who practice it, and how it is inextricably linked to the past, present, and future of each and every one of us. In Frankenstein's Monster Professor Cox grapples with science's darker side, asking why, when science has done so much for us, it often gets such a bad press. Starting with the original Frankenstein - the grisly 19th-century tale of George Foster's hanging and subsequent 'electrocution', Brian confronts the idea that science can go 'too far'. From the nuclear bomb to genetic modification, British science has always been at the cutting edge of discovery, but are British scientists incompetent meddlers, or misunderstood visionaries whose gifts to humanity are corrupted by the unscrupulous?
General noteEncoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on March 21, 2014.
General noteFilms on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Access restrictionAccess requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Interest grade level 7 & up.
Technical detailsMode of access: Internet.
Technical detailsSystem requirements: FOD playback platform.
Source of descriptionTitle from distributor's description.
Issued in other formOriginally produced: BBC Worldwide Ltd, 2013.
Genre/formEducational films.
Genre/formInternet videos.
Publisher number55679s Films Media Group
Publisher number55681 Films Media Group

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