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Apsell, Paula S.

Works: 137 works in 196 publications in 1 language and 15,034 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Science television programs  History  Educational television programs  Biography  Television programs  Educational films  Nature television programs  Documentary films 
Roles: Producer, Author
Classifications: QP251, 612.6
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Paula S Apsell
Dying to be thin by Larkin McPhee( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 1,051 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary on anorexia nervosa and bulimia, eating disorders that have grown increasingly prevalent in contemporary American society. Experts in the field discuss some of their underlying causes (especially cultural pressures to be thin), their physiological and psychological effects, and some medical and therapeutic treatments that have been developed. The interviewees include patients representing particularly vulnerable groups: young women from troubled families, dancers, fashion models, and athletes
Building the great cathedrals( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carved from a hundred million pounds of stone, soaring effortlessly atop a spiderweb of masonry, Gothic cathedrals are marvels of human achievement and artistry. But how did medieval builders reach such spectacular heights? Consuming the labor of entire towns, sometimes taking a hundred years to build, these architectural marvels were crafted from just hand tools and stone. Many now teeter on the brink of catastrophic collapse
What's up with the weather?( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines both sides of the global warming debate
Newton's dark secrets( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Newly discovered manuscripts reveal an Isaac Newton obsessed with religion, the occult, and alchemy
Dogs decoded : understanding the human-dog relationship( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dogs have been domesticated for longer than any other animal on the planet, and humans have developed a unique relationship with these furry friends. New research is revealing what dog lovers have suspected all along, that dogs have an uncanny ability to read and respond to human emotions. How did this incredible relationship between humans and dogs come to be? And how can dogs, so closely related to fearsome wild wolves, behave so differently? It's all in the genes
Life's greatest miracle by John, 1945- ; Nilsson, Lennart, 1922-; Cort, Julia. ; PBS Home Video Lithgow( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 21st-century remake of Miracle of Life, one of the most popular NOVA episodes of all time, this program uses high-tech methods to tell the inside-the-womb story of human life, from conception to birth. As in the original film, the program features the extraordinary work of Swedish photographer Lennart Nilsson--who improves on his earlier vision with sophisticated microscopy and high-tech medical imaging to reveal every hidden milestone in a baby's conception and arrival
Tales from the hive( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using specially developed camera lenses, Nova brings you the most intimate and most spectacular portrayal of a working bee colony ever filmed
Runaway universe( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[P]resents the dramatic quest to unlock the secrets of the universe as two rival astronomy teams search for exploding stars, map gigantic cosmic patterns of galaxies, and grapple with the ultimate question: what is the fate of the universe? With the use of stunning three-dimensional cosmic simulations captured with revolutionary high-definition technology, NOVA presents the first attempt to explore the riddle of 'dark energy' -- the mysterious repulsive force that some scientists believe counteracts gravity."--Container
Making stuff( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Step behind the headlines as Making Stuff dramatizes the human stories woven into the current wave of hi-tech breakthroughs. Hosted by the New York Times' lively technology correspondent David Pogue, each hour in this four-part series explores the talent, luck, and determination that can turn a wild idea into a cutting-edge material or high-tech breakthrough
The great robot race( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-three unmanned robotic vehicles compete in a race sponsored by the Pentagon's research agency across a 130-mile stretch of Nevada desert
Mystery of the megaflood( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geologists investigate the forces involved in the formation of the mysterious plateau located 200 miles east of Seattle known as the Channeled Scablands
Hurricane!( Visual )

2 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in English and held by 463 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
In search of human origins by Donald C Johanson( Visual )

5 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Episode 1: The story of Lucy. In 1974, Johanson unearthed Lucy, at almost 3 million years of age, our oldest human ancestor. Lucy's tiny three-and-a-half-foot skeleton set the world of paleoanthropology on its ear. Lucy walked upright and it was proven that a larger brain was the key difference between early man and the ape. Episode 2: Surviving in Africa. Johanson sets out to disprove the long-cherished view that early man's larger brain and reliance on technology are the by-products of the ability to hunt. He embarks on a journey across the Serengeti savanna of East Africa in search of food. He finds it- not by hunting but by scavenging off the leftovers of lions and leopards. Episode 3: The creative revolution. Fifty thousand years ago, a dramatic change swept through the hunter-gatherers then living in Africa. They began to paint, carve, talk, bury their dead, travel and trade. What accounts for this sudden transformation? This question continues to be at the heart of heated debates
Secrets of lost empires by Michael Barnes( Visual )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teams of experts visit five archeological sites to determine how, with limited technology, ancient people were able to construct engineering wonders. Teams test hypotheses in constructing pyramids, obelisks, a canopy over the Colosseum, Stonehenge, and Incan cities
In the path of a killer volcano( Visual )

2 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Program waits with a group of geologists as they monitor the signs from Mount Pinatubo and examines the methods volcanologists use to make their predictions. Then, stick around with the scientists who remain behind when the Philippines' Mount Pinatubo erupts and see astonishing footage of the world's largest volcanic eruption in 80 years
Monster of the Milky Way( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astronomers and astrophysicists discuss a supermassive black hole that has been discovered in the Milky Way galaxy
Lost at sea : the search for longitude( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts how John Harrision discovered the concept of longitude in the 18th century, thus making the waters safe for navigation
The universe within( Visual )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using microphotography to explore the hidden world inside the human body, this program covers three incredible team efforts: the coordination of muscles, bones, heart and circulatory system that makes Mike Powell the world's greatest long jumper ; the digestive dynamo that turns a simple sandwich eaten by five-time Olympic gold medalist Bonnie Blair into raw energy for a blistering sprint down the ice ; and, the ultimate event--the development of a new human life inside track star Karen Hatchett
Family that walks on all fours by BBC Nova( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scientists present varying theories regarding five siblings in rural Turkey who rely on all fours for their mode of perambulation. Examines this phenomenon both in terms of evolutionary anomaly and environmental factors
Ocean animal emergency( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Part emergency room, part rehab facility, and part research lab, the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, California means the difference between life and death for sick and injured ocean animals. NOVA takes you inside this very special ER to witness the efforts of a renowned team of wildlife veterinarians as they fight to save their animal patients as well as to uncover the cause of a mysterious neurological illness plaguing marine mammals like California sea lions and harbor seal pups."--NOVA website
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Newton's dark secrets
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The great robot raceSecrets of lost empiresFamily that walks on all fours