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Wescott, Don

Overview
Works: 121 works in 212 publications in 1 language and 3,666 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Children's films  Documentary television programs  Juvenile works  Animated films  Film adaptations  Educational films  Nonfiction television programs  Internet videos  Comedy films 
Roles: Narrator, Performer
Classifications: QE522, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Don Wescott
Hurricane!( Visual )

3 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Join Hugh Willoughby on a data-gathering flight made into the eye of Hurricane Gilbert in September 1988. Hear first-hand accounts of Hurricane Camille, the most devastating storm ever to strike the United States
Curious George by H. A Rey( Recording )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The curiosity of a newly-captured monkey gets him into trouble
Eyewitness volcano by , Mick Rhodes( Visual )

8 editions published between 1985 and 2016 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows a chase team of scientists as they pursue nature's most destructive and elusive weather phenomenon: tornadoes
Myths and the moundbuilders( Visual )

15 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Myths and moundbuilders uncovers the mystery that troubled American settlers in the great river valleys of the Midwest and Southeast. What were those many earth mounds dotting the wooded landscape? The relationship between the mounds and Indian descendants was finally established in 1897 by Cyrus Thomas, who suggested that not all the mounds were built by the same Indian tribes, a theory supported by new evidence
The tree of iron by Frank Muhly( Visual )

9 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents archaeological work on ancient civilization in Africa. It also deals with an African iron smelting. The tree in the film's title refers to an enormous tree of great antiquity that is the symbolic center of Haya iron production. Set in Tanzania, East Africa
Cyrus the unsinkable sea serpent by Bill Peet( Recording )

3 editions published between 1975 and 1995 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cyrus, a shy and friendly serpent, finally realizes his ambition by heroically helping some voyagers through a storm and foiling some dastardly pirates
How babies get made( Visual )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Nova production on embryonic development. Biologists and embryologists discuss, using animal models, current research on the homeotic gene and the function of the homeobox in genetic control
Do scientists cheat( Visual )

5 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program examines the issue of scientific fraud, why scientists may be less than honest, analyzes how our scientific system deals with quality control, and considers the adequacy of the scientific community's response when a researcher is involved in fraud
Hot enough for you?( Visual )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of the greenhouse effect on planet earth caused by the increase of the carbon dioxide (CO2) level due to the burning of fossil fuels (18 billion tons CO2 yearly) as well as other gases like nitrogen oxide, methane and chlorofluorocarbons. Scientists explore the effects of these gases on ozone layer, climatic changes (cloud formation, rainfall, desertification, coastal level) as well as plant life
The Children of Eve( Visual )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this classic program, Horizon looks at discoveries about where modern man originated. Most scientists hold that modern man came from Africa, and some believe that everyone in the world today is descended from a single woman who lived in Africa 300,000 years ago. This program probes the "molecular clock" theory, which maintains that a new people evolved in Africa, and only a few thousand years have passed since they ventured into the rest of the world. All individuals carry around a library of information in their cells, and recent advances in medical science make it possible to decode this information, often with startling results
Physics of spaceflight series( Visual )

2 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A three- part program developed in cooperation with NASA presents physics principles as they apply to spaceflight and space related events
Seeds of tomorrow( Visual )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visits Ethiopia, Greece, and Peru to examine the genetic heritage of our foods and the efforts to save the seeds that plant breeders use to create new and better crops
Curious George : and other stories by H. A Rey( Recording )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five stories involving the mischievous monkey, Curious George and his friend, the Man with the Yellow Hat
The Desert doesn't bloom here anymore( Visual )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the desertification of various areas; shows how the advance of the desert is often aided by humans as they remove trees and grass in order to plant crops; and, how agriculture is created using large-scale irrigation systems where arid wastelands should be
Kyua by Cure (Musical group)( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the history of anti-cholesterol drug production, as well as current biochemical research that might lead to the eradication of heart attacks and strokes
Children of the left a story about family and politics in cold war America : a documentary( Visual )

3 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stories from families who lived in the United States that were members of the Communist party
The Case of the frozen addict( Visual )

4 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the discovery of the link between Parkinson's disease and the destruction of brain cells by MPTP, a contaminant found in designer drugs
When wonder drugs don't work( Visual )

5 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The widespread use of antibiotics may be causing the evolution of resistant bacterial strains. This program tells the story of a recent outbreak of staph against which antibiotics had little success. Prevention of antibiotic resistance can only be addressed through the use of narrow-spectrum drugs aimed at specific organisms
Countdown to the invisible universe( Visual )

2 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes a research satellite known as IRAS and how it provided scientists with more raw information about the universe than they had ever before encountered. The notable contribution of IRAS is its capacity to peer outside our own galaxy and investigate those lying millions of lightyears away
 
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Cyrus the unsinkable sea serpentCurious George : and other stories