Most widely held works by France 5
Journey to the edge of the universe ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 452 libraries worldwide
The first accurate non-stop voyage from Earth to the edge of the Universe using a single, unbroken shot through the use of spectacular CGI technology. Building on images taken from the Hubble telescope.
The incredible human journey ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 447 libraries worldwide
"How did we get here? ...Using the evidence from genetics, fossils, archaeology and climatology, Dr. Alice Roberts uncovers five epic routes our ancestors took across the globe and the obstacles and brutal challenges they encountered along the way. It reveals how our family tree grew and spread out across the world, producing all the variety we see in the human species today -- but despite all that diversity, Dr. Roberts reveals how astonishingly closely related we all are." -- Container.
The way things work. Electricity ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 365 libraries worldwide
The inhabitants of Mammoth Island learn about electricity during the annual lemon harvest. They learn how current and static electricity are different and what metals make the best conductors of electricity.
The way things work. Flight ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 352 libraries worldwide
When a mammoth delivering canvas awnings gets lifted off the ground by the wind, the Mammoth Islanders discover the power of the wind. The Islanders experiment and eventually learn the right combination of the four forces involved in flight: gravity, lift, thrust, and drag.
The way things work. Engines ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 331 libraries worldwide
The Mammoth Islanders are looking for an alternative to using mammoths to deliver their pizzas so they experiment with different internal combustion engines, from rockets to turbofan jet engines to gasoline engines. By comparing the advantages and drawbacks of these engines, they determine which one will serve their business best and ensure that the pizzas are delivered on time.
The way things work. Musical instruments ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 326 libraries worldwide
The Mammoth Islanders invite a visiting inventor to a noisy concert of musical mammoths. Then they learn the principles behind various wind, string, brass and percussion instruments. The result is music to their ears.
San Francisco's great quake ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 322 libraries worldwide
On April 18, 1906, the greatest natural disaster in American history struck without warning. This is the terrifying and inspiring tale of a pitched battle between man and nature told by the stories of people who lived through it.
The way things work. Sound ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 288 libraries worldwide
The inhabitants of Mammoth Island learn how sound energy travels in waves, and one islander creates a primitive microphone, amplifier and loudspeaker.
Engineering Egypt ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 283 libraries worldwide
Discover how Egypt's two greatest Pharaohs - Khufu and Ramesses II - built their way to immortality through architectural marvels including the temples of Abu Simbel and the Great Pyramid of Giza.
The way things work. Ballooning ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 269 libraries worldwide
Some of the Mammoth Islanders decide to explore the far side of a distant mountain ridge on a breezy spring day. Halfway up the steep trail, they become trapped and must be rescued by a hot air balloon.
The way things work. Floating ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 262 libraries worldwide
A bridge collapses and strands a Mammoth Islander and his mammoth on a small island. A young Islander discovers the principle of buoyancy when she observes wood floating on the water, and this aids in the rescue.
The way things work. Heat ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 252 libraries worldwide
A visiting inventor discovers just how useful Mammoth Island's mammoth population is in keeping things warm one freezing winter day. The Islanders learn that heat can be travel from one place to another in three ways: conduction, convection, or radiation.
The way things work. Cooling ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 234 libraries worldwide
A visiting inventor and two young Mammoth Islanders create a machine to cool off on a hot summer day.
Secrets of Shangri-La quest for sacred caves ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 207 libraries worldwide
"For years, adventurers from all over the world have searched for the mythic paradise of Shangri-La and have found little...until now. Explore sacred Buddhist caves and witness as experts look back into time as they uncover centuries-old manuscripts and stunning wall paintings that have remained undisturbed for years. Has the real Shangri-La finally been discovered? Will it survive the erosion and visitors that the future is bound to bring?" -- Container.
The Pacific War ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 171 libraries worldwide
On December 7, 1941, Japan launched its attack on Pearl Harbor. The result was that the United States was thrust full force into World War II - turning it into a truly global conflict. American Marines and many of the great filmmakers of the day captured footage of the events as they unfolded - in color. Battles such as the Coral Sea in flames; Guadalcanal littered with corpses; rarely seen images of the deportation of U.S. citizens of Japanese descent and much more.
China rises ( Visual )
8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 166 libraries worldwide
China has made an amazing economic, social and political transformation, but it continues to struggle with an enormous population, stressed environment, and unequal distribution of wealth and opportunity.
Wings of madness the daring flights of Alberto Santos-Dumont ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 155 libraries worldwide
Examines the life and work of Alberto Santos-Dumont, a Brazilian born aviator who became the first man to fly an airplane in Europe and the pioneer of the world's first practical dirigibles.
Loopdidoo. Loopiness, laughter and little life lessons ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 128 libraries worldwide
Loopdidoo is a goofy dog, and along with his 5-year-old owner named Petunia and friends Oodles and Basil, everyday life is always one big adventure of laughter, loopiness, and life lessons!
Un monde manga Manga world ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 109 libraries worldwide
Filmed in Japan, this program looks beyond the stereotypes to objectively examine the history of manga, how manga are drawn, and manga's influence on Japanese life as illustrated by cosplay bars, where people dress up as their favorite characters; manga kissa, 24/7 manga cafes; and Comicket, the twice-annual comics market that draws hundreds of thousands of visitors. The program also introduces viewers to a cross-section of mangaka icons: Vagabond creator Takehiko Inoue; Naoki Urasawa, author of The Pushman and Other Stories; Jiro Taniguchi; Yoshihiro Tatsumi; and Kan Takahama.
Santa apprentice ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 105 libraries worldwide
Santa thinks he's found the perfect match to train as his replacement, but the young boy's lack of self-confidence and fear of heights may make him a poor candidate.
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