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Hildebrandt, Jeff

Overview
Works: 153 works in 318 publications in 1 language and 2,863 library holdings
Genres: Science films  Nonfiction films  Documentary films  Educational films  Short films 
Roles: Director, Producer, Author of screenplay, Author, Scenarist, Editor
Classifications: QH541, 611.8
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jeff Hildebrandt
The nervous system : neurons, networks, and the human brain( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The nervous system: neurons, networks, and the human brain begins by examining the structure and function of neurons; resting, action and post-synaptic potentials; and reflexes and neural networks. The peripheral, somatic, autonomic, sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems are introduced before looking at the central nervous system. After describing spinal cord structure and function the program then examines the human brain including the medulla, pons, and cerebellum of the hindbrain; the recticular formation of the midbrain; and the thalamus, limbic system and cerebral cortex of the forebrain."--Container
How ecosystems work : energy flow & nutrient cycles( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takes a look at the processes that are fundamental to all ecosystems
Cells : the structure of life( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"First explains the difference between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells and then explores in detail the structure and function of the major organelles found in eukaryotic cells. Examined organelles include: the nucleus, ribosomes, smooth and rough endoplasmic reticulum, the Golgi complex, lysosomes, chloroplasts, mitochondria, plastids, contractile and central vacuoles, cilia, flagella and the microtubules, microfilaments, and intermediate filaments that makeup the cytoskeleton."--Container
Terrestrial biomes : deserts, grasslands, & forests( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the four requirements of life--nutrients, energy, liquid water, and temperatures appropriate for carrying out life processes. Explains the factors that affect climate. Introduces the major terrestrial biomes, including tropical rainforests, temperate rainforests, deciduous forests, savannas, grasslands, chaparrals, taiga, tundra, and deserts
Photosynthesis : transforming light to life( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents how scientists unraveled the mystery of photosynthesis and then examines the structural adaptations in leaves that facilitate photosynthesis, the nature of visible light and the structure of chloroplasts before going on to explain how the light dependent reactions that occur in photosystems I and II produce ATP and other high energy molecules that are then used to produce gluclose via the light independent C3 and C4 cycles which are compared and contrasted to one another -- container
DNA, RNA, & protein synthesis : information to structure by Jeff Hildebrandt( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks first at the structure of DNA before going on to describe how DNA carries out its four major functions: the storage of information; the replication of information; creating slight changes in the information through mutations that forces of natural selection act upon; and the translating of information into the proteins that define an individual. --Container
The endocrine system : molecular messengers, chemical control( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"First looks at the chemical structure of various hormones, the hormone receptors found on target cells, and the feedback mechanisms that regulate homone levels. After explaining the difference between exocrine and endocrine glands the program then looks at the various endocrine glands and organs including: the hypothalamus; the pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands; the pancreas, testes and ovaries; and organs such as the thymus, kidneys, stomack, small intestine and heart that produce hormones".--Container
Glycolysis & cellular respiration : the biology of energy by Jeff Hildebrandt( Visual )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After looking at the processes of glycolysis and fermentation the program then looks in detail at cellular respiration beginning with the structure of mitochondria. Following the entry of pyruvic acid into the mitochondrial matrix and the formation of acetyl CoA the program continues with an in-depth examination of the citric acid cycle and the endosymbiotic hypothesis which offers an explanation of how photosynthesis and cellular respiration arose in eukaryotic cells"--Container
The human body : the ultimate machine( Visual )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details the functioning of each of the human body's major systems, including the muscular, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, sketetal, urinary, endocrine, lymphatic, nervous, and reproductive systems
The immunological system : recognition, attack and memory( Visual )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Starts by looking at external barriers to microbial attack such as the skin and mucus membranes and non-specific internal defenses such as macrophages, natural killer cells, and the inflammatory response. The program then delves into the immune response including the recognition of invaders by antibodies and T-cell receptors, the destruction of invaders by antibodies and cytoxic T-cells, and the immunity conferred by memory cells"--Container
Plasma membranes : the boundaries of life( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Begins by examining cell wall structure and the major functions of cellular membranes before introducing the fluid mosaic model of the phospholipid bilayer, and transport, recognition, and receptor proteins. The concepts of simple and facilitated diffusion, passive and active transport, and osmosis are illustrated. Endocytosis and exocytosis, the role of contractile and central vacuoles, and how desmosomes and tight junctions tie cells together and how plasmodesmata and gap junctions facilitate communication are explained."--Container
Fungi : decomposers and parasites( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work describes hyphae, the filamentous threadlike fungal cells that often intertwine to form mycelium which are usually visible when differentialted into sexual structures such as mushrooms, puffballs, and powdery molds. It examines how fungi obtain nutrients and their economic, ecological, and health impacts and major divisions of fungi are examined in detail and some of the unique adaptations are also discussed
Biochemistry II : the formation & function of biomolecules( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Starts by explaining how polymers are synthesized out of smaller monomers through dehydration reactions that release H20 molecules in the process. The program goes on to look at the role of carbohydrates in energy storage and as structural building blocks; the use of lipids in synthesizing plasma membranes, fats and steroid hormones; proteins in their role as enzymes, hormones, and structural materials; and nucleic acids use in storing information and transferring energy."--Container
Digestion and excretion : absorption, excretion, and homeostasis( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First examines the mechanical and chemical breakdown of food that occurs in the mouth and stomach before looking at digestion and absorption in the small intestine and the enzymes and other chemicals secreted by the liver, gall bladder, and pancreas that aid in the process. The program then looks at the synthesis of vitamins by bacteria in the large intestine and then goes on to explore the complex structures in the kidney that allow them to filter wastes out of the blood while returning water and nutrients. The kidneys role in maintaining homeostasis and a look at how kidney dialysis machines work concludes the program
Human impact on the biosphere( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Introduces the concept of biological magnification before looking at the various types of air pollution and their relationship to phenomena such as smog, acid rain, destruction of the ozone layer and global warming."--Container
Biochemistry( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the basic structure of atoms and how ions are formed as atoms gain or lose electrons. Investigates molecules and the covalent bonds that hold them together. Explains the difference between organic and inorganic, polar and non-polar molecules, and how the hydrogen bonds that form between polar H2O molecules provide water with a number of unique characteristics critical to life. Concludes with a look at the concept of pH and the role of buffers
The human genome : traits, disorders, & treatment( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film begins by looking at single gene genetic disorders including recessive disorders such as Tay-Sachs and sickle-cell anemia, dominant disorders such as Huntington's disease, and sex-linked disorders such as hemophilia and color blindness. It then examines polygenic inheritance and environmental influences on the expression of genes. Chromosomal inheritance of disorders such as Down syndrome are then explored before looking at the ethical issues involved in genetic testing and the hope promised by the Human Genome Project
Bacteria, archaebacteria and the prokaryotic domains( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Establishes the importance of bacteria by giving examples of symbiotic relationships with both plants and animals and discussing the endosymbiotic hypothesis and the bacterial origins of the mitochondria and chloroplasts found in eukaryotic cells. Looks in detail at both eubacteria and archaebacteria and some of the unique habitats such as hot springs in which they exist. Concludes by examining some bacteria that act as human pathogens and others that are beneficial to humans
Cellular reproduction : mitosis, cytokinesis, and the cell cycle( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Starts by introducing the cell cycle and briefly describing the process of binary fision in prokaryotic cells before going on to a detailed look at the eukaryotic cell cycle from the G1, S and G2 phases of interphase through the prophase, metaphase, anaphase and telophase phases of mitosis. The difference between cytokinesis in animal and plant cells is then illustrated. The program concludes by explaining why an understanding of cellular division is critical to: conquering diseases such as cancer, cloning organs for transplantation, and in slowing or perhaps even stopping or reversing aging. (From disc cover)
Community interactions : competition, predation, and symbiosis( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the concepts of community, co-evolution, ecological niche, predator-prey relationships, parasitism, commensalism, and mutualism
 
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Languages
English (56)