This presentation features
the history of the Herschel family and highlights the extraordinary
achievement of the family over the past 300 years! Interestingly
enough it seems that these successful genes were passed down
the family line from William to his son John, onto another
who discovered fingerprinting, then to another who created
the silver bromide process for permanently fixing photographs
with his friend Fox Talbot.
note: This is the complete presentation (1 hour 19 minutes).
The cable show version contained highlights only.
The video is in Windows Media 9 format.
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available free from Microsoft. The video requires you
have access to a broadband connection (at least 250Kbps
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option zoom->full screen
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