Most widely held works by Paul Ricketts
The Endurance Shackleton's legendary Antarctic expedition ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 700 libraries worldwide
In August, 1914, Sir Ernest Shackleton, renowned explorer set sail with 27 men on his ship The Endurance. His plan was to be the first expedition to cross the Antarctic continent. Marooned on four feet of ice, in over 8,000 feet deep water, Shackleton and his crew survived some 635 days and nights, without proper shelter or rations, enduring the harshest conditions imaginable.
The Heart ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
The human heart is a remarkable pump. Averaging 72 beats a minute, it is able to pump 7,000 litres of blood every day of our lives. During this short film medical specialists explain the anatomy and physiology of the heart. The role played by the various chambers and valves of the heart, as well as the electrical system which regulates the contraction of the heart muscle, are simply described, with the aid of animation.
Peppimenarti ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Peppimenarti is both a cattle station and permanent town of several hundred people. It has become an inspiration to other Aboriginals of the outback. The 'Peppi' people are showing what can be achieved in adapting white ways to their own.
Cardiac pacemakers Heart valve surgery ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Part 1 discusses the construction and function of the artificial pacemaker, and how it is attached to the body ; Part 2 discusses surgical procedures adopted in heart valve conditions.
Coronary heart disease ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
Includes interviews with a number of leading cardiologists as well as patients, looking at coronary bypass surgery, and the rehabilitation process.
No time to lose principles and practice of heart/lung resuscitation ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
Stresses the importance of applying resuscitation immediately at the scene of accident. Describes the ABC of resuscitation : airway, breathing, circulation.
Fighting for a century ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
The New South Wales Fire Brigade celebrated 100 years of service in 1984. The history of the Brigade is presented (with archival film) showing how the role of the service has changed, and the advances in fire fighting technology.
Eye movements and their disorders ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Looks at how the brain controls eye movements. Using computer-based animation interspersed with live action showing eye movements in health and disease.
The Living goddess ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1976 and 1979 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Explores the practice among the Newar people of Nepal of deifying selected female children as living representatives of ancient Hindu goddesses.
Reaching for the rainbow ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
In the Southern Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea, a twenty man specialist Australian army engineers' unit helped the Papua New Guinea government with development of one of its last frontiers. Road building and major works projects managed by the Army provided access to a culture which, until recently, had been isolated.
Days of steam ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Phil and Cecily Belbin began filming the railways of New South Wales in 1949. In 1960, Phil and his two sons, Bruce and Graeme, set out to capture as much as possible of the final decade of steam. Armed with cameras and tape recorder, they covered many spectacular locations from Tumulla Bank and Hawkmount to the Camden line. This video is a compilation of some of the Belbins' important archival footage (1949-1970), and is a unique documentary of an age that has gone forever.
A Fighting chance ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Max Inglis, a Norfolk Island resident, owes his life to an RAAF aeromedical evacuation operation, but he is only one of thousands of Australians whose lives have been saved by this unique service. For more than 40 years RAAF aeromedical evacuation has helped preserve Australian lives in both war and peace. The service exists primarily to benefit the Defence Force but it has helped and will continue to help all Australians who need it.
Risk factors ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Identifies the four main risk factors in coronary heart disease - prolonged high blood pressure, smoking, dietary fats and elevated cholesterol levels. Also explains how changes in lifestyle can reduce the likelihood of a heart attack.
Pond zero ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
A microscope view of life in a salt water pond. Also demonstrates the way men harness the sun to make salt from sea water on the remote north-west coast of Australia. Cinematographer Dietmar Fill uses his award winning microscopic techniques to follow the dramatic effect of increasing salinity on the trapped animal and plant life.
Five Aboriginal dances from Cape York ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Ritual dances portraying legends of Cape York Aborigines, performed at Aurukun Mission Station.
A Matter of time ( Visual )
in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Flying Scotsman a journey to the red heart of Australia ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
On Sunday the 6th August 1989, the legendary Flying Scotsman left Melbourne for a 4 week, 4,000 mile trip through much of Australia. This is the story of that trip. Experience the record-breaking run between the outback towns of Parkes and Broken Hill, the longest uninterrupted run by a steam locomotive anywhere in the world.
The land of the long white shroud by Peter Harcourt ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1959 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
The eye structure, function, and control of movement ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Discusses how the eyes must initiate and also compensate for a complex variety of motions in order to provide a smooth and stable image of what is being seen. Reviews the structure and function of the eye and examines the extraocular muscles and the mechanisms that control them. Looks at the vestibulo-ocular, optokinetic, otolithic, and cervico-ocular eye-stabilizing reflexes in detail, as well as the saccadic and smooth pursuit voluntary control systems. Explores the relationship between the cerebellum and eye movement control.
You don't have to be mad ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Discusses what sort of people a psychologist can help, and how they can help them, especially in the employment field. Uses light-hearted as well as serious examples.
Aboriginal Australians Aboriginal Australians--Rites and ceremonies Angina pectoris Antarctica Armed Forces--Medical care Australia Australia.--Royal Australian Air Force Cardiac arrest Cardiac pacemakers Coronary artery bypass Coronary heart disease Coronary heart disease--Patients--Rehabilitation CPR (First aid) Discoveries in geography Discovery and exploration, British Documentary films Endurance (Ship) Eye--Movement disorders Eye--Movements Feature films Fire departments Fire fighters First aid in illness and injury Heart Heart--Anatomy Heart--Diseases--Prevention Heart--Surgery Heart valves--Surgery Hindu goddesses History Hypertension Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition Locomotives Manners and customs Medical care Medically underserved areas Nepal Neuroophthalmology New South Wales Papua New Guinea Plants--Effect of salts on Queensland--Cape York Peninsula Railroads Resuscitation Roads--Design and construction Shackleton, Ernest Henry,--Sir,--1874-1922 Technical assistance, Australian Travel Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Western Australia--Pilbara