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Harmony of the worlds [videorecording] : Heaven and hell / a joint production of KCET and Carl Sagan Productions, Inc. in association with the British Broadcasting Corporation and Polytel International.

; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service ; Carl Sagan Productions ; KCET (Television station : Los Angeles, Calif.) ; Polytel International ; Turner Home Entertainment (Firm)
[New York, NY] : Turner Home Entertainment, c1989.
ISBN 1559603062

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WRLC Shared Collections Facility (Restricted Use)
VHS 3633 - 3634 Off-site
Other Title Heaven and hell.
Other Authors Sagan, Carl, 1934-1996.
British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service.
Carl Sagan Productions.
KCET (Television station : Los Angeles, Calif.)
Polytel International.
Turner Home Entertainment (Firm)
Subjects Astrology.
Astronomy -- History.
Catastrophes (Geology)
Copernicus, Nicolaus, 1473-1543.
Earth -- Origin.
Galilei, Galileo, 1564-1642.
Keplar, Johannes, 1571-1630.
Kepler, Johannes, 1571-1630.
Mechanics, Celestial.
Newton, Isaac, Sir, 1642-1727.
Solar system -- Origin.
Tunguska meteorite.
Velikovsky, Immanuel, 1895-
Venus (Planet)
Series Cosmos, a personal voyage ; episodes 3 & 4
Description 1 videocassette (120 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
Notes Videocassette of programs originally produced for television in 1980.
Summary Harmony of the worlds: The first attempts of human beings to interpret the character of the heavens portrayed in the stars a kind of extension of the familiar world. Using myths and star charts from many ages and civilizations, Dr. Sagan explores how each society has peopled the heavens with shapes and patterns appropriate to its own time and place. A dramatic re-creation of Johannes Kepler's life and work brings an understanding of the efforts of Copernicus, Galileo, and Isaac Newton.
Heaven and hell: The central theme underlying this episode is the interaction of two diametrically opposed processes--gradualism and catastrophism--which in concert are responsible for the evolution of our universe, our solar system, and life on our small planet. Using the Tunguska blast as a starting point, Dr. Sagan discusses meteorites and comets. A miniature solar system illustrates the hypotheses of Velikovsky, and theories about the planet Venus. The concept of comparative planetology is introduced
Production Credits Series editor, Adrian Malone ; writers, Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan, Steven Soter ; senior producers, Geoffrey Haines-Stiles, David Kennard ; producer, Gregory Andorfer ; cinematographers, Chris O'Dell, Hillyard J. Brown ; computer animation, James F. Blinn, Charles Kohlhase, Jet Propulsion Laboratory ; astronomical artists, John Allison...[et al.] ; film editor, James Latham ; consultant, Owen Gingerich.
Performers Host, Carl Sagan.
System Requirements VHS.
Network Numbers (OCoLC)29376671
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat


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