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April 2013

The Art of the Scientific Image, Part 2

April 10, 2013
Linda Hall Library, 5109 Cherry
Kansas City, 64110 United States
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http://vimeo.com/84775558 Dr. William B. Ashworth, Jr., Associate Professor of History, University of Missouri-Kansas City, and Consultant for the History of Science, Linda Hall Library. About the course: With the invention of printing, scientists had to find ways to convert an image to a reproducible form to accompany the printed text. The first printed illustrations were woodcuts, and soon copper-plate engravings were added to the repertoire. Beginning about 1700, other techniques for printing images were invented, including mezzotint, aquatint, wood engraving,…

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April 2014

Great Engineering Projects

April 2, 2014
Linda Hall Library, 5109 Cherry
Kansas City, 64110 United States
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http://vimeo.com/94220376 Dr. William B. Ashworth, Jr., Associate Professor of History, University of Missouri-Kansas City, and Consultant for the History of Science, Linda Hall Library. Moving, Dredging, Spanning, Building: Great Construction Projects from Stonehenge to the Panama Canal This course will look at some of the greatest engineering feats in history — erecting the Florence Cathedral dome, moving the Vatican obelisk and spanning the Mississippi River. The course is offered in conjunction with the Linda Hall Library’s spring exhibition, celebrating the…

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Great Engineering Projects, Part 2

April 9, 2014
Linda Hall Library, 5109 Cherry
Kansas City, 64110 United States
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http://vimeo.com/94220377 Dr. William B. Ashworth, Jr., Associate Professor of History, University of Missouri-Kansas City, and Consultant for the History of Science, Linda Hall Library. Moving, Dredging, Spanning, Building: Great Construction Projects from Stonehenge to the Panama Canal This course will look at some of the greatest engineering feats in history — erecting the Florence Cathedral dome, moving the Vatican obelisk and spanning the Mississippi River. The course is offered in conjunction with the Linda Hall Library’s spring exhibition, celebrating the…

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Great Engineering Projects, Part 3

April 16, 2014
Linda Hall Library, 5109 Cherry
Kansas City, 64110 United States
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http://vimeo.com/105887413 Dr. William B. Ashworth, Jr., Associate Professor of History, University of Missouri-Kansas City, and Consultant for the History of Science, Linda Hall Library. Moving, Dredging, Spanning, Building: Great Construction Projects from Stonehenge to the Panama Canal This course will look at some of the greatest engineering feats in history — erecting the Florence Cathedral dome, moving the Vatican obelisk and spanning the Mississippi River. The course is offered in conjunction with the Linda Hall Library’s spring exhibition, celebrating the…

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Great Engineering Projects, Part 4

April 30, 2014
Linda Hall Library, 5109 Cherry
Kansas City, 64110 United States
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http://vimeo.com/106008126 Dr. William B. Ashworth, Jr., Associate Professor of History, University of Missouri-Kansas City, and Consultant for the History of Science, Linda Hall Library. Moving, Dredging, Spanning, Building: Great Construction Projects from Stonehenge to the Panama Canal This course will look at some of the greatest engineering feats in history — erecting the Florence Cathedral dome, moving the Vatican obelisk and spanning the Mississippi River. The course is offered in conjunction with the Linda Hall Library’s spring exhibition, celebrating the…

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