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Penn Communications

Overview
Works: 66 works in 84 publications in 1 language and 221 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Nature films  Documentary films  Made-for-TV movies  Television programs  Comedy films  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Science television programs  Nature television programs 
Classifications: QH366.2, 575
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Most widely held works by Penn Communications
Life on earth by David Attenborough( Visual )

6 editions published between 1978 and 1989 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extensive overview of the origins, development and evolution of life on Earth from the primordial soup to modern man, showing the necessary adaptations and conditions that made it possible
Life on earth by David Attenborough( Visual )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines molluscs, echnoderms, and crustaceans and speculates on the significance of the evolutionary reasons for such diversity
The Bony fishes( Visual )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In waters of any temperature in the world, from volcanic springs to coldest waters, bony fish have developed ways of swimming to harvest food. David Attenborough examines the role of fins. He explores the open sea with an aqualung to show how fish have developed shapes for survival and travels to the deep seas in a submersible to show how fishes have adapted there
Hunters and the hunted by Colin D Willock( Visual )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illustrates struggle between animals who hunt and animals hunted on the open plains; wildebeests stalked by cheetahs, zeebras preyed upon by lions are specific examples. Shows styles of hunting and explains social structure of the predators
The First forests by David Attenborough( Visual )

2 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses microphotography of several primitive plants to show how plant life overcame the difficult problem of migration from sea to land. Also explains how plants and insects were interdependent in their evolution process
Free to choose a personal statement by Milton Friedman( Visual )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Friedman presents his philosophy of the free market and government control and discusses capitalism, competitive societies, free trade and government regulation
The Beginning of life( Visual )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A visual first reconstruction of the path of evolution, with emphasis on the first living single cells, adaptation, and mutation
The Early seas( Visual )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains the evolution of ancient sea creatures by examining fossilized mollusks and focusing on two present day groups, the mollusks and crinoids
The Dinosaurs and their descendants by David Attenborough( Visual )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Naturalist David Attenborough talks about the shapes and sizes dinosaurs developed into. He travels to quarry sites in Utah, Texas, and Montana to show physical evidence. He explains dinosaurs grew to such big sizes because they developed big stomachs to eat plants and also for temperature control. He suggests the disappearance of dinosaurs was due to the climate growing cold. One relative of dinosaurs survived, the crocodile, because they live in the water
The Compulsive communicators by David Attenborough( Visual )

2 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows how man's talent for communication has given him the ability to control his environment. Cave paintings in Southern France are seen, along with a primitive group of hunter-gatherers in Papua, New Guinea
The Marsupials( Visual )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes how marsupials in North America have evolved differently than the primitive ones in Australia; focuses on feeding, reproduction, habitat, and movement. Covers such marsupials as wombats, kangaroos, flying squirrels, and oppossums
Primates by David Attenborough( Visual )

in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Program on the evolution of the African apes and the emergence of humans
Theme and variations by David Attenborough( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores some of the remarkable differences between mammals, from the specialist insect eaters to the flying bats. Also examines the sophisticated sonar systems of both bats and sea-going mammals, such as the porpoises
Building bodies ; The Early seas( Visual )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the first program, naturalist David Attenborough examines mollusks, echinoderms, and crustaceans and speculates on the significance of the evolutionary reasons for such extreme diversity. Includes a look at marine invertebrates found in the area of Australia's Great Barrier Reef. In the second program, Attenborough examines the evolution of mollusks, nautilus and crinoids
The Bony fishes ; Invasion of the land( Visual )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the first program, naturalist David Attenborough examines the evolution of fishes. In the second program, Attenborough explains how marine vertebrates developed legs and lungs and were thus able to move onto the land. He also describes modern day amphibians, such as the salamanders and frogs
The Free market and business cycles( Visual )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Free to choose( Visual )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visits to business and industrial sites around the world document economist Milton Friedman's conviction that government control of the marketplace works to the detriment of society. He challenges students to consider how trade barriers can inhibitthe growth of nations, how governmental protective agencies often result in higher prices and poorer quality goods and services, and how a free labor market tends to spur business growth and create new jobs
The Hunters and the hunted ; Life in the trees( Visual )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the first program, naturalist David Attenborough explains how the spread of grass over the open plains permitted the evolution of many new mammals capable of digesting cellulose. These animals in turn became food for the hunters. Shows many diverse hunting strategies from the straightforward chase of the sprinting cheetah to the cooperative social hunting of lions and hyenas. In the second program, Attenborough illustrates how primates solved the problems of life in the tree by the development of binocular vision and grasping hands
Free to choose( Visual )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tour of Hong Kong reveals how the free market has made this port a center of business and industry. Using the manufacture and distribution of an ordinary pencil as an example, economist Milton Friedman illustrates the principles of the free market as expounded in Adam Smith's The wealth of nations. He analyzes the causes of the Great Depression and explores the connection between the Federal Reserve System, money supply, and the health of the economy
Free to choose( Visual )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Economist Milton Friedman compares Jeffersonian concepts of equality with equality of opportunity in a free economic system. Calling on an American family in Harlem and an English family in Manchester, he explains how the welfare system can stifle personal freedom and the incentive to work
 
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