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Becker, Leslie

Overview
Works: 24 works in 33 publications in 1 language and 554 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Juvenile works  Children's films  Internet videos  History  Nonfiction television programs  Science television programs  Educational television programs  Children's television programs  Documentary films 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 576.8
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Leslie Becker
Culture and math( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the sophisticated base 20 system developed by the ancient Maya, which included a value for zero
Culture and math the Arabs( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Discover how Islamic civilization laid the foundation of algebra and created and implemented the number and decimal place value systems that are used today. It highlights al-Khwarizmi's treatise on algebra that detailed practical uses of arithmetic."--Container
Elements of biology : cells( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An introduction to the science of cells, covering: simple and complex cells; differences in types of complex cells; how cellular processes effect the larger organism; differences between plant and animal cells
Culture and math( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the Indus River Valley civilization contribution in area of mathematics
Culture and math( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Chinese developed their mathematical system with no outside influence. Shows how the Chinese wrote their numbers using a counting board, as well as the ingenious methods they had for solving practical problems, including problems in advanced algebra
Culture and math( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Islam, perhaps more than any other religion, incorporates a profound appreciation for mathematics--witness the sophisticated geometry of the Alhambra in Granada, Spain. This program offers an informative look at the advances, typified by the Alhambra and other cultural milestones, which Muslim invaders brought to Europe. Underscoring the network of scholarship and scientific research that emerged among Cordoba, Seville, Toledo, and other Andalusian cities, the film hones in on several fascinating topics--including great circles, spherical trigonometry in navigation, and the Islamic roots of both the Italian Renaissance and the age of European exploration
Elements of physics( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the physics of waves, covering: longitudinal and transverse waves; wave-particle duality; and tsunamis
Modern African art and artisans( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles African artists/artisans in five different fields: a bronze sculptor, a potter, a blacksmith, a leatherworker, and a weaver
Elements of physics( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the field of optics and discusses how scientists came to understand refraction, reflection, and the behavior of light as it passes through lenses. Also examines the theory of electromagnetism and other theoretical insights that have led to revolutionary advancements in electrical engineering and telecommunications
The Renaissance : From Courtly Tradition to Loco Amor( Visual )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Painting and sculpture dominate most discussions of the Renaissance--but European artistic advances would never have occurred without an infusion of mathematical knowledge. This program explores the numerical and geometrical investigations on which the Italian Renaissance was founded. Outlining the Arab world's scientific influence on medieval Europe, the film addresses the development of linear perspective as well as many ideas related to numerical sequencing. Brunelleschi's vanishing-point experiment, Leonardo's obsession with the Golden Ratio, the Fibonacci numbers, the link between math and mapmaking, and other subjects are discussed
Culture and math the Egyptians( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A pyramid's elegant simplicity belies the fact that early Egyptian builders used sophisticated mathematics throughout their work. This program guides viewers through fascinating intersections between math and Egyptology, examining construction techniques, writing methods, and numeric systems that arose in the ancient Nile Valley. Presenting animated illustrations of hieroglyphic number symbols, the film shows how the pyramid builders tackled problems of measurement and heavy lifting and how they aligned their structures to sacred stars. Viewers will also learn about the Egyptian concept of unit fractions and their two-column system for multiplication
Culture and math( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the Greeks' many contributions to geometry and their use of it in astronomy, navigation and architecture
Careers in visual arts( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A photographer, a fashion designer, an interior designer, an abstract artist, and a make-up artist discuss their careers
20th-century painters : masters of color( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the contributions of Matisse and Picasso to 20th century painting, emphasizing the artists' respective use of color
Impressionism and beyond( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the origins of Impressionism. Presents an overview of important Impressionist painters. Includes a segment on Vincent van Gogh
Coordinate Geometry( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows how coordinate grid systems have been used throughout history for navigation, archaeology, and space exploration. Also included is a segment on how coordinate systems used by computers differ from the Cartesian system
Quantum theory by Friends of Fermilab( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction to the origins and development of quantum theory and the scientists who forged various aspects of quantum theory physics--such as Max Planck, Ernest Rutherford, Albert Einstein, Werner Heisenberg, Niels Bohr, Erwin Schrödinger and others. Combines animation, dialogue, and energetic visuals to introduce and clarify key concepts, including the Copenhagen interpretation, the uncertainty principle, the wave vs. particle debate regarding the composition of light, and Schrödinger's cat-in-a-box experiment
Bill Nye the science guy by Gloria Estefan( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This animated program examines the concepts of natural selection and the selfish gene. It introduces evolution by discussing Darwin's study of finches from the Galapagos Islands, examines the roles that the selfish gene and altruism play in survival, discusses sexual selection and speciation, explains how genetic mutations lead to diversity in species, and emphasizes that natural selection is a cumulative process of change that occurs slowly over time
Soul recovery : equine assisted activities for healing from abuse by others, loss of others and loss of self by Joy Nussen( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rembrandt : his life and times( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an overview of Rembrandt's life and work
 
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