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DVD Catalog#329272
7 Volume Set Only
approx 400min
UPC: 0 1223329272 5
ISBN: 1-56994-624-8
Ages 9 and up
Region One

$99.95
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Life by the Numbers

KIDS FIRST!® Endorsement
Parents Council Outstanding Boxed Set

"One of the most visually stunning and exciting television science series ever."
-Keith Devlin, Dean of Science & Editor/Focus,
Mathematical Association of America

"... mesmerizing; Highly recommended for all libraries."
- Library Journal/2006

Hosted by Danny Glover

Funding support provided by:
National Science Foundation

From the smallest micro organism to the planets and the stars, life can be a wondrous journey of discovery where almost everywhere and everything is affected by numbers. Enter the exciting world of the Science of Mathematics with our host Danny Glover.

Seen on PBS

DVD Features:
Danny Glover Bio
Study Guides

DVD - Available as Set Only - VHS Available in Individual Volumes:



SEEING IS BELIEVING - Danny Glover
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Special Effects... What you see is what you get? Not if you enter the fascinating world of special effects. From Renaissance paintings to major motion pictures, the world of mathematics plays a pivotal role in the creation of these fantastic illusions, even venturing forth into a world beyond, a fourth dimension.



THE NUMBERS GAME - Danny Glover
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Sports... Athletes want to throw farther, race faster, jump higher and play better. All of this is possible through the use numbers. Far beyond keeping score and utilizing statistics, both extremely helpful tools toward improved athletic accomplishment, numbers can improve one other very important area as well.



PATTERNS OF NATURE - Danny Glover
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Biology... Ever feel like your life is being watched under a microscope? Well part of its is and numbers are playing an important role. Exploring the world of biology, one can't help but marvel at the role of mathematics.



CHANCES OF A LIFETIME - Danny Glover
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Probability... Every day we face a world of possibilities using mathematics to make sense of our lives. Statistics are everywhere, data is crucial, can we predict the future?



SHAPE OF THE WORLD - Danny Glover
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Exploration... Mathematics. We'd all be lost without it. Literally. Without mathematics we'd have no maps, no globes, no idea what the world really looks like. Where are you right now? Without numbers you'd never know



A NEW AGE - Danny Glover
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Information Age... The past, the present, they're in the numbers. Humans have relied on mathematics to build the world in which we live. And the future? The coming of the information age where knowledge is power?



MAKING A DIFFERENCE - Danny Glover
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Education... Calculators, computers and daily journals "oh my!" Our world is certainly embracing mathematics in a "real world" context and with the continuing support of dynamic educators, innovative researchers and passionate parents, students are planning cities, designing models and even interpreting literature.


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