WorldCat Identities

Discovery Networks

Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Discovery Networks
Klondike by Abbie Cornish( Visual )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story centers on the friendship of two adventurers, Bill Haskell and Byron Epstein, as they travel North West during the Klondike Gold Rush. Along the way they must navigate harsh conditions, unpredictable weather and desperate, dangerous characters
Australia revealed( Visual )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Take an epic adventure with intimate insight into the big, bold, and tenacious country of Australia. In the vast interior, a man transforms the struggle to survive into a game of pathos and humor; on the coast, a naval cadet dreams of a place in the sophisticated navy of the world's largest island; in the tropical North, a couple preserves a storehouse of culture over 40,000 years old; along the Gold Coast, a woman competes to win against nature's colossal waves; across the entire continent, one man dares to build the longest fence in the world to protect the people from the wild
Brazil revealed( Visual )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discover Brazil through the eyes of its people and explore the surrounding beaches, jungles, and landscaping mountains that make this land so vibrant. A country built on belief, unlike any other, where tradition and transformation live together
Anthony Bourdain, no reservations( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travel to the far reaches of the globe with best-selling author and self-proclaimed hedonist Anthony Bourdain, the Indiana Jones of world cuisine. Join Anthony as he experiences the rich cultures of the people he meets in his travels and samples their many gastronomic delights. Sweden: While sampling popular Swedish delicacies like lingonberry sorbet and lobster with butter and sugar, Anthony hopes to dispel the myth that all Sweden has to offer is tall blondes, Swedish meatballs and ABBA in this "land of contrasts". Puerto Rico: Anthony dines on roasted pig in Caicay, attends a posh party at a hacienda, searches for a chupacabra in the jungle, meets boxing champion Miguel Cotto and travels to Ponce to take in the Festival of the Virgin Mary. Quebec: Anthony visits a duck farm/processing plant to see how foie gras is made, teaches a class at the Academie Culinaire in Montreal and plays hockey with a local university hockey team. U.S./Mexico Border: Anthony visits a bar and grill in southwest Texas, journeys to Piedras Negras to sample authentic Mexican cuisine, takes a boat tour of the Rio Grande with a Texas town mayor and dines in Monterrey. India (Rajasthan): India is a land of color, aroma, delicious cuisine and kind people to share it with. Anthony heads to the more desolate region of Rajasthan where he attends a birthday party and explores life in this magical region. India (Kolkata/Mumbai): Anthony travels to Kolkata and Mumbai (Calcutta and Bombay). On a visit to the largest flower market in Kolkata, he samples a variety of homemade delicacies offered by adjacent street vendors. Korea: Experience the bustling chaos of the Noryangin Fish Market in Seoul City, see a performance by the K Tigers, local taekwando champions, and watch as Anthony tries one of Korea's most loved traditions -- kimchee (fermented cabbage). Indonesia: Visit Jakarta with Anthony and see a demonstration of "silat", an Indonesian martial art, and in a visit to a sidewalk restaurant, learn about the ingredients as each dish is brought to Anthony's table. Ireland: An unfortunate stereotype about this beautiful country is that it has the worst food on the planet. Anthony dines in Belfast, County Cork and Dublin to dispel those myths. Ghana: In this country of rich culture, Anthony samples locally brewed palm wine at the Makola market before stopping into a chop bar (small stall housing a restaurant) for a meaty, hearty stew served with a pounded rice starch to sop up the juices. Namibia: In this country whose name means "desert", Anthony discovers abundant seafood, meets an isolated tribe that subsists mainly on the naro plant, hunts for famous Namibian Kalahari truffles and much more. Lebanon: Anthony and his crew travel to Beirut, Lebanon, and discover a beautiful country with generous people and delicious food. But they also unexpectedly find themselves in the middle of an intense conflict. Pacific Northwest: Anthony visits friend and "Fight Club" author Chuck Palahniuk at a reputedly haunted hotel, samples bacon-and-maple donuts at Voodoo Donuts, checks out the wacky novelty props at The Lippman Co. and is culturally enriched by a visit to a velvet painting museum
Secrets of Egypt's lost queen by Discovery Channel( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(Producer) Top archaeologists use cutting-edge forensic techniques to unravel the mystery of Queen Hatshepsut's life and death, and unearth her fascinating story that has remained buried for 3,000 years
The prince by Rennie Ellis( Visual )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of Niccolò Machiavelli's book, The prince. This video compares the crumbling of medieval order of Machiavelli's time with modern politics and includes interviews with Henry Kissinger, Senator Gary Hart, Roger Masters, Riccardo Bruscagli and others. Includes reenactments from Machiavelli's life, period artwork, and location footage
Understanding the universe( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Join astronomers and astrophysicists as they probe light years beyond the Milky Way. This video employs graphic models and computer animation to illustrate some of the most complex cosmology theories of all time
The great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald( Visual )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on the book, The Great Gatsby, and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Features dramatizations and interviews with scholars and authors
Dirty jobs with Mike Rowe( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mike Rowe introduces you to a hardworking group of men and women who overcome fear, danger and sometimes stench to accomplish their daily tasks
Walden : a Short Legacy Film by Sheila Laffey( Visual )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of Henry David Thoreau's book, Walden. Walden captures the essence of transcendentalism, emphasizing the importance of spirituality over materialism. The video traces Thoreau's life from his troubled childhood to the peace he found on the shores of Walden Pond. Includes interviews with Don Henley of the Eagles, founder of the Walden Woods Project, and former president Jimmy Carter who reveal the power that Thoreau's thinking still exerts today
Out of the wild : the Alaska experiment( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nine ordinary Americans have volunteered to participate in an incredibly unique experiment. They will be flown in, dropped off, and stranded deep in the heart of Central Alaska. Their goal is to make it back to civilization alive! Includes eight episodes
The Interpretation of dreams( Visual )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of Sigmund Freud's book, The interpretation of dreams. Through a series of dream sequence reenactments, this program reveals the complexities of the human condition which Freud scrutinized. It also attempts to decipher Freud's chart of the unconscious and examines Freud's life story
In the company of whales : gentle giants of the watery realm by Patrick Stewart( Visual )

7 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Among the most prominent environmental issues facing humankind this century is the fate of the whale. Whale expert Roger Payne takes an in-depth look at these massive creatures and their fight for survival
Galileo's "Dialogue."( Visual )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of Galileo's Dialogue in which he asserted that the Earth was not the center of the universe. Galileo was jailed for heresy for contradicting the traditional teachings of the medieval Church. The video traces the background of the Dialogue, from the Copernican view that the sun is the center of the universe, to the trial of Galileo before the Holy Office. The profound conflicts between science and theology unfold in dramatic re-enactments
Carlos Acosta's Don Quixote by L Minkus( Visual )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of Cervantes' tragicomic novel Don Quixote which explores themes of social criticism, religious reflection, individualism, and idealism. Recounts the adventures of Don Quixote and his sidekick Sancho Panza in dramatic re-enactments filmed on location in Spain. Modern commentary by comedians and former New York governor Mario Cuomo, reveal why the work has remained popular and relevant for four hundred years
The Republic : Plato's utopia by Frank Sear( Visual )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This timeless program scrutinizes The Republic, a work that has intrigued and infuriated for thousands of years. Was Plato's plan for an ideal city, a place where philosophers are rulers and wisdom is the cornerstone of society, a blueprint, a satire, or a bit of both? Columbia University's Bonnie Kent; Princeton University's Alexander Nehamas; Martha Nussbaum, of The University of Chicago; Thomas Pangle, of the University of Toronto; poet Joseph Brodsky; novelist Joyce Carol Oates; William Bennett, former U.S. Secretary of Education; and radio personality Michael Savage consider the worth of a system that promotes the common good through state control that, by necessity, must involve censorship and eugenics"--Container
Plato's Republic by David Roochnik( Visual )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plato's Republic has intrigued, provoked, appalled and inspired readers since he wrote it in Athens 2,400 years ago. Plato has been called the father of philosophy, the first feminist, a revolutionary amd the original idealist. His concepts of psychology, logic and politics are dramatized with scenes from The Republic, including the Allegory of the Cave, and explained by scholars and experts
Understanding viruses by Jeanine Isabel Butler( Visual )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Even as you read this, your body is under attack. Your enemy is patient, adaptable, potentially deadly, and invisible. Viruses range from the common cold to HIV and have caused epidemics more decimating than war."--Container
Understanding : bacteria( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How do benign bacteria work? How are infectious bacteria fought? And how are scientists adapting both types of bacteria to good - or evil - uses? This program answers those questions through the observations and insights of Stanley Falkow, Fred Tenover, and other specialists. The role of E. coli in digestion, the relationship between H. pylori and ulcers, medical waste, the exploitation of anthrax as a weapon, and the discovery of extraterrestrial bacteria are all considered."--Container
The Lynchburg story : eugenic sterilization in America by Stephen Trombley( Visual )

7 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early years of this century, authorities were obsessed with a belief that the "racial stock" of the country was in decline. By the 1930's, over half the states had enacted eugenic sterilization laws, giving states the right to forcibly sterilize citizens they deemed "unfit" to reproduce. This haunting film tells the story of what happened at The Lynchburg Colony for the Epileptic and Feebleminded in Virginia. There, between 1927 and 1972, over 8,000 children and young teenagers were forcibly sterilized. The state claimed they had hereditary defects that would be passed on to their potential offspring: in fact most were simply poor, ill-educated and considered a financial burden on the state. Sterilization victims interviewed today indicate a devastating impact on their lives and a profound loss of self worth. These individual tragedies have a broader political context. The sterilization law declared constitutional in the U.S. in 1927 became the basis of Hitler's eugenics program. It was the beginning of the Holocaust as sterilization gave way to killing undesirables. American biologist, Dr. Harry Laughlin, who drafted the legislation was awarded an honorary doctorate in Germany in 1936 for his contribution to "race hygiene." Goebbels was the guest of honor
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.22 (from 0.18 for The great ... to 0.34 for The Lynchb ...)

Understanding viruses