Mystery of Matter: Search For the Elements DVD

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The Mystery of Matter is an exciting PBS series about one of the great adventures in the history of science: the long (and continuing) quest to understand what the world is made of--to identify, understand and organize the basic building blocks of matter.

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  • Length: 180 minutes on 1 Disc
  • Stereo: Yes
  • Color: Yes
  • Number of Programs: 3
  • Subtitles: Yes
  • Production Year: 2015
  • Country of Origin: United States

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  • Mystery of Matter: Search For the Elements

    The Mystery of Matter: Search for the Elements is an exciting PBS series about one of the great adventures in the history of science: the long (and continuing) quest to understand what the world is made of--to identify, understand and organize the basic building blocks of matter. Episodes introduce viewers to some of history's most extraordinary scientists: Joseph Priestley and Antoine Lavoisier, whose discovery of oxygen--and radical interpretation of it--led to the modern science of chemistry; Humphry Davy, who made electricity a powerful new tool in the search for elements; Dmitri Mendeleev, whose Periodic Table brought order to the growing gaggle of elements; Marie Curie, whose groundbreaking research on radioactivity cracked open a window into the atom; Harry Moseley, whose discovery of atomic number redefined the Periodic Table; and Glenn Seaborg, whose discovery of plutonium opened up a whole new realm of elements, still being explored today.

    Mystery of Matter: Search For the Elements shows us not only what these scientific explorers discovered but also how, using Broadway-caliber actors to reveal the creative process through the scientists' own words, and conveying their landmark discoveries through re-enactments shot with working replicas of their original lab equipment. Knitting these strands together into a coherent, entertaining whole is host Michael Emerson, a two-time Emmy Award-winning actor.

    This DVD features subtitles in English