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Unicorn Projects, Inc

Overview
Works: 23 works in 130 publications in 1 language and 8,938 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Television adaptations  History  Film adaptations  Science television programs  Documentary films  Educational films  Educational television programs  Television series 
Classifications: PN1992.8.D6, 726.6
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Most widely held works by Unicorn Projects, Inc
Cathedral by William R Cook( Visual )

34 editions published between 1985 and 2012 in English and held by 2,199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combines location sequences and animation to show the building of a Gothic cathedral. Begins with a tour of Chartres, Reims, Amiens, Bourges, Beauvais, Notre Dame de Paris, Laon, and the Royal Abbey Church of St. Denis. Discusses life in the medieval era and how churches were a center of life
Castle by David Macaulay( Visual )

25 editions published between 1983 and 2006 in English and held by 1,646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an animated tale about a fictional thirteenth-century fortress and town built by King Edward I to subdue the rebellious Welsh. Dramatizes the building of the structure and portrays the lifestyle of the castle's inhabitants. Includes some liveaction sequences
Pyramid by David Macaulay( Visual )

17 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and held by 1,462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explore the process of building an ancient Egyptian pyramid and visit various historic sites and rare artifacts, including the mummy of Ramses II
Roman city by David Macaulay( Visual )

15 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and held by 1,319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The glories of Ancient Rome are explored in this Emmy Award-winning animated and live-action video. Roman City recounts life in Verbonia, a fictional city in Gaul. A well-planned town with all modern conveniences, Verbonia is threatened by conflict between conquerors and conquered. Macaulay also visits Pompeii, Herculaneum, Ostia, Nimes, Orange, and Rome, to view actual Roman architecture and engineering greatness
Origins : fourteen billion years of cosmic evolution( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who would have predicted that a hot spot left over from the Big Bang would eventually lead to our galaxy, the solar system, the Earth, - and to us? Origins explores how the universe and our planet began amid chaos and eventually gave birth to the first stirrings of life. Join cutting-edge scientists on a voyage deep into the Earth to find analogs to the earliest life on our planet, and travel a million miles from Earth with a space probe designed to capture the earliest observable "snapshot" of the Big Bang. Then watch as astronomers test an ingenious new way to detect distant planets that may harbor life, and discover that every atom in our bodies, and practically every bit of matter in the Earth, was made in the heart of stars. Hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History, Origins presents startling new findings that attempt to explain just how Earth, life, and the universe all began. - Container
Discovering Hamlet( Visual )

12 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in English and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the week-by-week progress of the Company preparing to stage a production and the characters they portray, and members of the technical crew discuss aspects of costuming, set design, lighting, and the problems of working with Shakespeare's 400-year-old text
Mill times( Visual )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This animated program centers on a small New England community similar to Pawtucket, Rhode Island, where Samuel Slater established America's first textile mill. Live action hosted by David Macaulay, takes viewers from Manchester, England, to Lowell, Massachusetts, explaining technological changes that transformed the making of textiles, a key component of the Industrial Revolution sweeping across Europe and America in the late 18th century
The David Macaulay series : tours of the world's most magnificent structures( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These documentary programs are based on Macaulay's book series: Pyramid, Castle, Cathedral, and City. The films combine location sequences and animation to illustrate construction methods of each of the subjects, and they include discussions of life in each period
David Macaulay's early civilizations( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An animated tour of ancient architecture and early civilizations based on David Macaulay's book, CITY
Origins by Thomas Levenson( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Back to the Beginning turns back the clock to the beginning of time to understand how a universe conducive to life materialised from the cataclysm know as the Big Bang. For centuries most astronomers assumed that the universe was eternal. Then, just forty years ago, two researchers stumbled on the cosmic echo of the Big Bang, the event that started it all. Scientists are still gleaning data from this all-pervasive microwave "whisper" from deep space. Back to the Beginning focuses on two teams racing to measure the echo in order to discern what actually happened during the Big Bang and how it was that the first stars, galaxies, and ultimately the universe we inhabit now, came to be. Where are the Aliens? explores the latest news in the search for extraterrestrial life and examines where rudimentary life might be hiding out in our solar system. Though scientists have been scanning the skies for radio traffic from extraterrestrial beings they have not yet found any signals. That's not to say there aren't alien civilisations or that simpler life forms such as bacteria don't exist beyond earth. But so far, nothing has turned up. And Tyson catches up with one of astronomy's most exciting recent breakthroughs: the discovery of the first planets to be found outside our solar system and the development of an ingenious technique for deciding whether or not they might be suitable for life
Origins. fourteen billion years of cosmic evolution( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Origins: Where are the Aliens?, ' Tyson explores such provocative questions as: would "ETs" resemble us or the creatures of science fiction? Are there "aliens" already amongst us on Planet Earth--brainy creatures whose intelligence is very different from our own? And are planets on which life can flourish rare or common in our universe"--PBS Origins series' Web site
Pyramid school kit( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains materials for teaching about the pyramids of ancient Egypt and the civilization that built them
Pyramid school kit( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set of materials for teaching about the pyramids of ancient Egypt and the civilization that built them
Origins. [fourteen billion years of cosmic evolution]( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Origins: Earth is Born, ' gives viewers a spectacular glimpse of the tumultuous first billion years of Planet Earth--a time of continuous catastrophe. Vivid animation lets viewers witness the traumatic birth of the moon from a titanic collision between Earth and an object believed to have been the size of Mars. Bombarded by meteors and comets, rocked by massive volcanic eruptions, and scoured by hot acid rain, the early Earth seems a highly improbable place for life to have taken root. Despite such violent beginnings, scientists have found new clues that life-giving water and oxygen appeared on our planet much earlier than previously thought"--PBS Origins series' Web site
Cathedral the story of its construction( Recording )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the 13th century cathedrals of France as religious and cultural centers of life. Includes cathedrals at Chartres, Reims, Amiens, Bouges, and Beauvais, as well as Notre-Dame de Paris and St. Denis. Animated portions inspired by Macaulay's line drawings trace the design and construction of an imaginary but historically accurate cathedral near Paris
Pyramid : the award winning Public Television program by David Macaulay( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Colorful animation and live-action sequences tell the story of the planning and construction of the pyramid of Giza
The Middle Ages school kit( Visual )

2 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

CASTLE is set in England and Wales. The animated sequences tell the story of the construction and use of a castle at Aberwyvern, Wales, in the mid-1200. Aberwyvern doesn't exist in real life and, in fact, never existed. But it is representative of castles and towns of this period. In the animated story, students will witness the construction of Aberwyvern on the Welsh border as part of Edward I's campaign to bring Wales under English rule. The live action segments provide the historical background to the animated story
Discovering Hamlet( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"Before directing and starring in his Oscar-nominated version of Hamlet, Kenneth Branagh first undertook the role in a 1988 stage production by the Renaissance Theatre Company. In this revealing documentary, Sir Derek Jacobi directs Branagh and a cast of British theatre heavyweights. Follow from rehearsals to opening night and get an insider's look at the sometimes grueling but always rewarding process of bringing the Bard's words to life"--Container
Origins( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Investigates the question, What happened to turn the universe into a place where life exists? Examining where rudimentary life may be hiding in our solar system, one of astronomy's most exciting recent finds is elucidated: the discovery of the first planets outside our solar system. Over the last few years astronomers have detected more than one hundred of these new planets and have also developed an ingenious technique for deducing whether or not they might be suitable for life. The major discoveries in the science of cosmology are also outlined, beginning with the discovery of the microwave glow and the Big Bang in the mid 60s
Roman city( Visual )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The glories of Ancient Rome are explored in ROMAN CITY, based on David Macaulay's acclaimed book. This animated and live-action video recounts life in Verbonia, a fictional city in Gaul. A well-planned town with all modern conveniences, it is threatened by conflict between conquerors and conquered. Macaulay also visits Pompeii, Herculaneum, Ostia, Nimes, Orange, and Rome, to view actual Roman architecture and engineering greatness
 
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