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Discovery Networks

Works: 244 works in 390 publications in 1 language and 6,941 library holdings
Genres: History  Television adaptations  Television mini-series  Documentary television programs  Drama  Television programs  Historical television programs  Film adaptations  Documentary films  Educational films 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 883.01
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Most widely held works by Discovery Networks
Brazil revealed( Visual )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 379 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
Australia revealed( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 375 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
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
Secrets of Egypt's lost queen by Discovery Channel( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 209 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
Plato's Republic( Visual )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 206 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
Understanding the universe( Visual )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Join astronomers and astrophysicists as they probe light years beyond the Milky Way. Video employs graphic models and computer animation to illustrate some of the most complex theories of all time
Dirty jobs with Mike Rowe( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 146 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
In the company of whales : gentle giants of the watery realm by Bu lang( Visual )

7 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the watery domain of the whales, their intelligence and gracel. Photographed in 15 locations around the world
The odyssey by Andreĭ Mikhalkov-Konchalovskiĭ( Visual )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This DVD offers an introduction to one of the Western world's first action-adventure stories. Take a look at the Greek myths and The Odyssey's lessons of morality."--Container
Don Quixote( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of Cervantes' tragi-comic 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
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
Galileo's "Dialogue."( Visual )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 137 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
Understanding : bacteria by Marijo Dowd( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 125 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
Walden by Jonas Mekas( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 123 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
Understanding viruses by , Jeanine I Butler( Visual )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 122 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
How the West was lost : original soundtrack by Peter Kater( Recording )

4 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the original music for How the West was lost, a 13 hour television mini-series exploring the Native American experience during the mid to late 1800's. The music herein is a tribute to Native peoples everywhere and a prayer that their culture, traditions and rituals may persevere and survive
The Lynchburg story : eugenic sterilization in America by Stephen Trombley( Visual )

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

(Producer) In the early years of his 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
The prince( Visual )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 117 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
Battlefield detectives( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigators re-create the conditions of history's major battles using 3-D computer models, maps, artifacts, original footage, and dramatic reenactments. From the muddy fields at Hastings to the sweltering jungles of Vietnam, a variety of experts offer compelling new evidence on the wars that shaped the modern world. Features insightful commentary from experts on firearms, forensic science, climatology, engineering, and more
Understanding cities by Edmund Bacon( Visual )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at cities past and present with a focus on issues of transportation, electricity, light, water, sewage, and trash. Examines differences between cities that have evolved over time and planned cities. Cities profiled include New York City, Portland, Ore., London, Teotihuacan, and Brasilia
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Understanding viruses
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Understanding viruses