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Discovery Channel (Firm)

Works: 7,738 works in 11,311 publications in 3 languages and 187,369 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Observations  Popular works  Interviews  Biography  History  Maps  Drama  Pictorial works  Guidebooks 
Roles: Producer, Publisher, Other, Distributor
Classifications: QH45.5, 590
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Planet Earth the complete series by David Attenborough ( Visual )
25 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 2,869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Captures rare action, impossible locations, and intimate moments with our planet's best-loved, wildest, and most elusive creatures. From the highest mountains to the deepest rivers, [the program] takes you to places you've never been to experience sights and sounds never before captured on film. Prepare to be overwhelmed by the beauty and majesty of 'Planet Earth'"--Container
Titanic : legacy of the world's greatest ocean liner by Susan Wels ( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Provides details on the Titanic's construction, her wreck in 1912, and present-day exploration and salvage operations
The blue planet seas of life ( Visual )
34 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 1,979 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Startling wildlife photography reveals the sea and its communities at their most fearsome and alluring in this landmark BBC mini-series on the ocean, a world we know less about than the moon
Life by David Attenborough ( Visual )
15 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 1,885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Four years in the making, and filmed over 3000 days across every continent and in every habitat, see 130 incredible stories from frontiers of the natural world. Discover the glorious variety of life on Earth and the spectacular and extraordinary tactics animals and plants have developed to stay alive. This is evolution in action: individual creatures under extreme pressure to overcome challenges from adversaries and their environment
Earth by Mark Linfield ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A story of three animal families on a journey across our planet (polar bears, elephants, and humpback whales). It captures rare footage of nature's wildest and most elusive animals
Walking with dinosaurs by Tim Haines ( Visual )
26 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the 155-million-year history of dinosaurs from the aggressive Coelophysis, who first learned to hunt in packs, to Tyrannosaurus Rex, the most terrifying carnivore on the planet. Covers the Late Triassic, Late Jurassic, Early Cretaceous, and Late Cretaceous periods
Encounters at the end of the world ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This film, like many from director Werner Herzog, is a poem of oddness and beauty. Investigating the lives of the "professional dreamers" who conduct research at the bottom of the world in Antarctica, he finds a happily cynical lot, who regard climate change and the potential extinction of Homo sapiens in rather a different light than most people. They study penguins, seals, volcanoes, miniscule underwater creatures, and the shifting ice patterns. In this harsh yet beautiful place, where compasses are useless, and the climate is negative 70 degrees Fahrenheit, Herzog finds the scenery splendid, and McMurdo Station research center repellent. For viewers who have wondered why anyone would go to Antarctica, Herzog's film provides some interesting answers, and many scenes capturing the natural beauty of the ice continent
Taxi to the dark side by Alex Gibney ( Visual )
6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An investigation into the introduction of torture as an interrogation technique in U.S. facilities, and the role played by key figures of the Bush Administration in the process. Takes an in-depth look at the case of Afghan taxi driver Dilawar, who was suddenly detained by the U.S. military one afternoon and died in his Bagram prison cell five days later
The life of mammals by David Attenborough ( Visual )
16 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 1,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Introduces us to the most diverse group of animals ever to live on this planet. From the smallest to the largest, from the slowest to the fastest, from the least attractive to the most irresistible. Looks at 4,000 species, including ones that have outlived the dinosaurs and conquered the farthest places on Earth. Examine how their adaptations for finding food have had an effect on the way they socialize, mate and live
Human planet by John Hurt ( Visual )
6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Humans are the ultimate animals - the most successful species on the planet. Uniquely in the animal kingdom, humans have managed to adapt and thrive in every environment on Earth. Each episode examines one of the extremes of our planet: the arctic, mountains, oceans, jungles, grasslands, deserts, rivers, and even the urban jungle. Each habitat engenders astonishing solutions in the face of extreme adversity. Here are people who survive by building complex, exciting, and often mutually beneficial relationships with their animal neighbors, or the hostile elements of the natural world. This eight-part series is a celebration of the amazing, complex, profound, and sometimes challenging relationship between humankind and nature
When we left Earth the NASA missions ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
3, 2, 1, Lift-off! This six-part series chronicles the inside story of NASA's most epic endeavors. In "Ordinary Supermen" NASA and America's first astronauts, the Mercury Seven, are on a journey into the unknown. "Friends and Rivals" recounts the story of the nine astronauts on the Gemini mission, which rehearsed procedures important to future launches. "Landing the Eagle" details the Apollo program, the Apollo 1 disaster, the flights of Apollo 8, 9, and 10, and the tense lunar descent of Apollo 11. "The Explorers" features five successful moon landings - Apollo missions 12, 14, 15, 16, and 17, the 'successful failure' of Apollo 13, and Skylab. "The Shuttle" looks at that program, including the maiden voyage, the Challenger disaster, and the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope. "A Home In Space" centers on repairing the Hubble Space Telescope, construction of the International Space Station, and the Columbia re-entry disaster of 2003. Told by the astronauts and engineers who were there, this series celebrates NASA's triumphs and tragedies, and the history of American space exploration
Atlas of the prehistoric world by Douglas Palmer ( )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A dynamic portrait of the Earth and the interplay among the various forces that shaped both the planet and the life upon it. Chronicles the evolution of plant and animal life, from the first single-celled microbes to land-dwelling mammals
Nature's most amazing events ( Visual )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Each season, as the ever-thinning Arctic ice recedes, polar bears face a daunting challenge; Grizzly bears in British Columbia must use ingenuity and fancy footwork to collect their catch; The annual rains of the Serengeti draw in the greatest concentration of large animals on Earth; Each year, billions of sardines flood South Africa's east coast creating an action-packed feeding frenzy; Thousands of animals make the long trek toward the life saving annual flood of Botswana's Okavango Delta; The annual plankton boom of Alaska's coastal waters attracts humpback whales and sea lions, who must avoid predatory killer whales
Mythbusters science fair book by Samantha Margles ( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contains instructions for science fair projects based on experiments conducted on the "MythBusters" television series in attempts to discover the truth behind popular myths and legends
Walking with cavemen by Richard Dale ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
How did our ancestors come to invent language, to shape the world with tools, to create art, and to imagine the future? Follow your family tree all the way back to the first primate ancestors to stand on two legs. See how the first sparks of reason in early humans helped them to adapt in an ever-changing world
Walking with prehistoric beasts ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"An extraordinary trip through history and evolution that begins with the end of the dinosaurs and ends with the rise of even more mysterious creatures : the first humans" -- Container
How to customize damn near anything by Lee Klancher ( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a guide to customizing anything from one's car or truck to the toaster, covering the planning of a project, constructing bodywork, adding paint, and applying details
Prehistoric America : a journey through the Ice Age and beyond by Miles Barton ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"From the icy Arctic vastness to the steamy tropical swamps of Florida, people came upon a teeming variety of animals in North America after the Ice Age. The book travels the continent region by region, introducing fascinating and bizarre beasts including ground sloths, glyptodonts, mastodons, mammoths, saber-toothed and scimitar-toothed cats, and the short-faced bear. Alongside these now-extinct animals were lions, cheetahs, zebras, and camels - animals that have long since disappeared from their North American homes - as well as species still seen today, such as caribou, grizzlies, eagles, salmon, bison, coyotes, prairie dogs, condors, alligators, and jaguars." "A wealth of fossil evidence informs the stunning computer-generated panoramas that fill the pages of the volume. Bones of the ancient beasts again have flesh and fur, unfamiliar animals again roam the landscapes, and the world of prehistoric North America comes startlingly to life."--BOOK JACKET
Into the universe with Stephen Hawking ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
British physicist Stephen Hawking explores the mysteries of the universe, discussing the possibility of aliens, time travel, and how the universe began
Allosaurus a Walking with dinosaurs special ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
He lived fast, died young and left a good-looking corpse. The life story of Big Al, the most complete Allosaurus skeleton ever found, from his hatching 145 million years ago, to his death as a 15-year-old adolescent. Includes companion program, "Big Al uncovered", that explains how scientists discovered the skeleton in 1991 in Wyoming, and how they were able to trace his life story from his remains
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