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4

The Galley, Coins, and the Alphabet

Lecture no. 4 from the course: Understanding the Inventions That Changed the World

The Galley, Coins, and the Alphabet

Taught by Professor W. Bernard Carlson | 26 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Science Course

In addition to creating material abundance, technology, whether it’s an oxcart or a telecommunications network, facilitates interaction between people. Explore the role of trade in early societies and how ships, coins, and the alphabet shaped the civilizations of the ancient Mediterranean.

36 Lectures

1
Image of Great Inventions in Everyday Life
Great Inventions in Everyday Life
0 of 31 min
2
Image of The Potter’s Wheel and Metallurgy
The Potter’s Wheel and Metallurgy
0 of 33 min
3
Image of Beer, Wine, and Distilled Spirits
Beer, Wine, and Distilled Spirits
0 of 32 min
4
Image of The Galley, Coins, and the Alphabet
The Galley, Coins, and the Alphabet
0 of 26 min
5
Image of Crossbows East and West
Crossbows East and West
0 of 25 min
6
Image of Roman Arches—Aqueducts and the Colosseum
Roman Arches—Aqueducts and the Colosseum
0 of 28 min
7
Image of Waterwheels and Clocks
Waterwheels and Clocks
0 of 29 min
8
Image of Pagodas and Cathedrals
Pagodas and Cathedrals
0 of 30 min
9
Image of Paper and Printing
Paper and Printing
0 of 27 min
10
Image of Gunpowder, Cannons, and Guns
Gunpowder, Cannons, and Guns
0 of 25 min
11
Image of Telescopes and Microscopes
Telescopes and Microscopes
0 of 35 min
12
Image of The Caravel and Celestial Navigation
The Caravel and Celestial Navigation
0 of 37 min
13
Image of Unblocking the Power of Coal and Iron
Unblocking the Power of Coal and Iron
0 of 28 min
14
Image of Steam Engines and Pin Making
Steam Engines and Pin Making
0 of 28 min
15
Image of Canals and Railroads
Canals and Railroads
0 of 29 min
16
Image of Food Preservation
Food Preservation
0 of 28 min
17
Image of Water and Sewer Systems
Water and Sewer Systems
0 of 29 min
18
Image of Batteries and Electric Generators
Batteries and Electric Generators
0 of 27 min
19
Image of Cameras, Telephones, and Phonographs
Cameras, Telephones, and Phonographs
0 of 30 min
20
Image of Electric Light and Power
Electric Light and Power
0 of 32 min
21
Image of Department Stores and Modern Retailing
Department Stores and Modern Retailing
0 of 29 min
22
Image of Motion Pictures
Motion Pictures
0 of 28 min
23
Image of Surgery and the Operating Room
Surgery and the Operating Room
0 of 27 min
24
Image of Steel, Glass, and Plastics
Steel, Glass, and Plastics
0 of 33 min
25
Image of The Model T
The Model T
0 of 24 min
26
Image of Aviation—The “Wright” Time for Flight
Aviation—The “Wright” Time for Flight
0 of 26 min
27
Image of Radio and Television
Radio and Television
0 of 30 min
28
Image of Nuclear Power
Nuclear Power
0 of 31 min
29
Image of Household Appliances
Household Appliances
0 of 26 min
30
Image of Electronics and the Chip
Electronics and the Chip
0 of 26 min
31
Image of Satellites and Cell Phones
Satellites and Cell Phones
0 of 26 min
32
Image of Personal Computing
Personal Computing
0 of 28 min
33
Image of Genetic Engineering
Genetic Engineering
0 of 26 min
34
Image of The Internet
The Internet
0 of 25 min
35
Image of Social Media and Democracy
Social Media and Democracy
0 of 32 min
36
Image of Inventions and History
Inventions and History
0 of 31 min

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