British Universities Film & Video Council

moving image and sound, knowledge and access

Mining for Science

Synopsis
Investigates the development of the scientific ideas of Abraham Gottlob Werner (1749-1817), a found of the modern science of geology, in his dual role as professor of mining and mineralogy at the minds in the Saxon Mining Service. Raises the question of the influence of a particular local context on the development of a specific scientific idea, and also explores the relationship between technology (mining) and science (geology) in the context of the Saxon Mining Service and the Freiburg Mining Academy. Filmed in Saxony.
Series
Rise of Scientific Europe 1500-1800, The: Course As283
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 24 min.
Year of production
1992
Availability
Off-air recording licence
Sale; 1998 sale: £145.00 (+VAT +p&p)
Subjects
Geology
Keywords
geologists; history of science; mining

Production Company

Name

BBC Open University Productions

Distributor

Name

Open University Worldwide

Web
http://www.ouw.co.uk External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 1908 274066
Address
Walton Hall
Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA
Notes
NB. As of May 2016 Open University Worldwide are no longer distributing DVDs. They have posted this message on their website: ‘Unfortunately Open University Worldwide Limited has decided that product sales are no longer viable given the reduced funding to Higher Education institutions and diminishing demand for the products we have traditionally stocked. At present the Open University Students Association (OUSA) will continue to sell the "Good Study Guide", and we are in discussion with other possible distributors to continue to make The Open University’s products available for purchase. As soon as we have any information on other channels of distribution we will update this notice’. Some products are still available via second hand dealers on Amazon.co.uk

Record Stats

This record has been viewed 268 times.