Twisting the Dragon's Tail

DVD - 2015
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Legends say there's a world beneath this one where a dragon lies sleeping. They say be careful how you wake the dragon. The year 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the most profound change in the history of human enterprise on Earth: the unleashing of the elemental force within uranium, the explosion of an atomic bomb, the unleashing of the dragon. The story of uranium is part science, part history and all epic adventure. From its creation in an exploding star to its deployment in nuclear weapons, nuclear power, and nuclear medicine, Uranium, Twisting the Dragon's Tail is a journey across nine countries and more than a century of stories to discover the rock that made the modern world. Join physicist Dr. Derek Muller, creator of YouTube channel Veritasium as he travels to Ukraine, Japan, North America, Europe and Australia to find the untold story of the most dangerous, wondrous, and controversial rock on Earth.
Publisher: [United States] : PBS Distribution, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
ISBN: 9781627894562
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (120 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 inches
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digital,optical,surround,Dolby digital 5.1,rda
Alternative Title: Twisting the dragon's tail


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Nov 03, 2017

Informational, interesting and very thought provoking! A must see in my opinion.

Oct 28, 2017

I'm a documentary junkie -- I liked it. I went into this expecting it to be science based, but it started out history based. To that end, after watching numerous documentaries on WWII I'm surprised I didn't learn more about Uranium years ago. This added to my understanding first of WWII *and then* the science & modern day. The history and when they got into the science was presented in such a way that most viewers will understand it. The one 'oops' I will say about this is that at times the focal presenter seems emotionally scripted, and his pretending to be thoughtful and deep can be distracting from what he's trying to say.

real_thing Mar 31, 2016

u watch this, you might learn something. O YA!

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