Me & Isaac Newton [videorecording] /
Clear Blue Sky Productions presents ; a Michael Apted film ; directed by Michael Apted ; produced by Jody Patton, Eileen Gregory.
[Chicago, Ill.?] : Public Media Inc. : Home Vision Entertainment [distributor], c1999.
1 videodisc (106 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 booklet.
0780025571, 9780780025578
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[Chicago, Ill.?] : Public Media Inc. : Home Vision Entertainment [distributor], c1999.
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ISA 020
Not licensed for classroom use
contents note
Beginnings -- The work -- Eureka -- The future.
credits note
Film editor, Susanne Rostock ; director of photography, Maryse Alberti ; original Patrick Seymour.
general note
Package design and summary copyright date: 2001.
Presenter, Paul G. Allen ; scientists, Gertrude Elion, Ashok Gadgil, Michio Kaku, Maja Mataric, Steven Pinker, Karol Sikora, Patricia Wright.
Explores the inner worlds of seven distinguished scientists in different fields. From their earliest scientific questions in childhood to their most personal ponderings, these scientists reveal their histories and professional obligations to affect the world.
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DVD; 2.0 stereo mix.
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Full Text Reviews
Appeared in Library Journal on 2002-05-01:
Directed by the award-winning Michael Apted (28 Up, 42 Up), Me & Isaac Newton is a fascinating documentary about seven scientists whose specialties range from the origins of new animal species and environmental pollution to language, cancer research, and robotics. Each scientist is introduced in a manner both captivating and easy to understand-even for the novice. The original and frank discussions of their journeys to discoveries that have changed their lives and our world are inspiring. Apted presents an engaging mix of men and women, exploring their early childhood experiences and their present-day scientific encounters, studies, and discoveries. Each of them has solved age-old mysteries in creative ways, and viewers will feel privileged to walk through their lives, their failures, and triumphs. For all but the youngest audiences, this film is awesome and thought-provoking; highly recommended.-LaRoi Lawton, Library & Learning Resources, Bronx Community Coll., CUNY Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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Library Journal, May 2002
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