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Jones, Peter 1941-

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Most widely held works by Peter Jones
John & Abigail Adams by WGBH Boston ; CINAR( Visual )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relying heavily on the correspondence between the second president, John Adams, and his wife, Abigail Adams, this joint biography sheds light on the characters of two people who played crictical roles in the history of the United States and on the tumultuous times through which they lived. He was a participant in the Continental Congress and a wartime emissary to France as well as becoming the second President of the United States during its fledging years. Mrs. Adams was an eyewitness reporter during the Siege of Boston
Galileo's battle for the heavens( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pioneering astronomer and condemned heretic comes to life in this fascinating film version of Dava Sobel's best-seller, Galileo's Daughter. British actor Simon Callow portrays the seventeenth-century genius who defied tradition and years of imprisonment to advance a new vision of the universe, recreated through letters from his devoted daughter Maria Celeste, a cloistered nun
Bataan rescue( Visual )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thousands of Allied soldiers faced death on the Bataan peninsula in 1941 and only 500 prisoners in the Cabanatuan prison camp lived to be rescued. With testimony from both captive and liberator, their valiant struggle is remembered
Ants little creatures who run the world by Bill Mason( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 519 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peer into the world of ants with sociobiologist Edward O. Wilson to understand why some people consider ants the most successful life form on earth
The great transatlantic cable( Visual )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By the middle of the 19th-century, a network of telegraph poles strung across America had changed the way the country did business. But communicating with Europe was another matter. Messages to London were sent aboard sailing ships, taking up to several weeks to reach their destination. Though the need for a transatlantic cable was obvious, the physical challenges to laying one were enormous. However, Cyrus Field, an energetic paper manufacturer was up for the challenge. The Great Transatlantic Cable, from the PBS American Experience collection, explores the production of a 2,000 mile long cable, laid three miles beneath the Atlantic. It took twelve years of cajoling investors, several abortive attempts to lay the cable, and millions of wasted dollars--but Field wouldn't give up. He and his team finally succeeded on July 27, 1866. Since that day, almost 140 years ago, the link has never been broken
Telescope : hunting the edge of space( Visual )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takes viewers on a global adventure of discovery, dramatizing the inNovations in technology and the achievements in science that have marked the rich history of the telescope. Then Nova turns its attention to a new generation of ever-larger telescopes, poised to reveal answers to longstanding questions about our universe
Lost at sea : the search for longitude( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts how John Harrision discovered the concept of longitude in the 18th century, thus making the waters safe for navigation
The Trials of life by David Attenborough( Visual )

8 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life is one long struggle, a challenge for even the fittest animal. Leaving parents, searching for food, building a home, finding a mate ̥each day brings a new test. These programs, superbly crafted and originally presented, investigate the many amazing ways in which creatures from all parts of the globe face up to and resolve The Trials of Life. English language track ; English or Greek optional subtitles
Mystery of the senses( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enjoy a celebration of the senses, a vivid blend of science and imagery. Savor the miracle of great cooking and eating
Bill Nye the science guy by Donna Szoke( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enjoy a celebration of the senses, a vivid blend of science and imagery. Sample a huge spectrum of smells, from the world's largest perfumery to sweaty t-shirts
Mystery of the senses a Nova miniseries by PBS Video( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series of five programs inspired by Diane Ackerman's book A natural history of the senses, each examining one of the senses
Mystery of the senses( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enjoy a celebration of the senses, a vivid blend of science and imagery. Visit the quietest place on earth, the music-rich Maori, and a deaf woman regaining her hearing
Mystery of the senses a Nova miniseries( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enjoy a celebration of the senses, a vivid blend of science and imagery. Explore how art and science enhance this, our most magical sense
Stargazing by Kate Thompson( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

400 years of the telescope: "The film features interviews with leading astrophysicists and cosmologists from the world's renowned universities and observatories, who explain concepts ranging from Galileo's act of revealing the cosmos with a simple telescope, to the latest discoveries in space, including startling new ideas about life on other planets and dark energy - a mysterious vacuum energy that is accelerating the expansion of the universe."--Container
Friends and rivals by David Attenborough( Visual )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Many animals find it advantageous to live in groups, and their communities work more efficiently if they have some form of social structure. Inevitable squabbles over food, nesting places, arguments over mates must be settled with a minimum expenditure of time and energy. True socialites, the vampire bats not only scratch one another's backs, but also share each other's meals. The leaf-cutting ant colony is like a single super-organism, whose members are so nearly identical they can be considered as being of one flesh"--Container
Fighting by David Attenborough( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Small-town boy and counterfeiter Shawn MacArthur knows firsthand that every day in New York City is a struggle to survive. So when scam artist Harvey Boarden gives him a chance to be something more in the brutal underground world of bare-knuckle street-fighting, Shawn decides he has something worth fighting for and puts everything on the line to win
Finding food by David Attenborough( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the nearly perfect food-chain "designs" of plants and animals who have evolved an amazing array of tactics to ensure their own survival
Finding the way by David Attenborough( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores how animals get from one place to another
 
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Jones Peter 1941-2012

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English (51)