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WGBH Video (Firm)

Works: 1,704 works in 2,589 publications in 1 language and 196,893 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Biography  Television adaptations  Film adaptations  Case studies  Television programs  Television plays  Fiction  Juvenile works 
Roles: Distributor, Producer, Publisher
Classifications: QP251, 791.4572
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Most widely held works by WGBH Video (Firm)
The elegant universe by B Greene ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,846 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Physicist Brian Greene discusses the historical quest for a grand unified theory in physics which will reconcile quantum physics and general relativity, and considers the possibility that superstring theory may bring an end to that search
Dying to be thin by Larkin McPhee ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 1,754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Documentary on anorexia nervosa and bulimia, eating disorders that have grown increasingly prevalent in contemporary American society. Experts in the field discuss some of their underlying causes (especially cultural pressures to be thin), their physiological and psychological effects, and some medical and therapeutic treatments that have been developed. The interviewees include patients representing particularly vulnerable groups: young women from troubled families, dancers, fashion models, and athletes
The miracle of life by Lennart Nilsson ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 1,560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shows the actual conception and development of a baby. Looks inside the male and female reproductive organs to show the formation of sperm and the passage of a fertilized egg through the fallopian tube. Uses a microscope to observe DNA, chromosomes, and other minute body details building up to the moment of birth
Vietnam a television history ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in English and held by 1,516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is a multi-part series on the Vietnam conflict, covering the history of Indochina, the French wars, and United States involvement, using actual film footage from news and government archives
Evolution ( Visual )
11 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 1,467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Evolution" offers a groundbreaking and definitive view of the extraordinary impact the evolutionary process has had on our understanding of the world around us. Beginning with Darwin's revolutionary theory, this seven-part series explores all facets of evolution--the changes that spawned the tree of life, the power of sex, how evolution continues to affect us every day, and the perceived conflict between science and religion
Jane Eyre by Franco Zeffirelli ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Friendless, orphaned Jane Eyre takes a job as governess to a lively French girl. In time, she finds herself in love with the child's guardian. When she saves him from a fire, she finds that there are many secrets to learn...secrets that could destroy her happiness
Einstein's big idea ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A docudrama about Albert Einstein's work in physics and role in the eventual development of nuclear power
Walking the Bible with Bruce Feiler ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Follows author Bruce Feiler as he journeys by foot, jeep, rowboat, and camel through some of the greatest stories ever told, the five books of Moses. Begins in the holy city of Jerusalem and travels to a possible site of the garden of Eden on the banks of the Tigris and Euphrates in Turkey. Climbs Mt. Ararat in search of Noah's ark and explores the sulfurous land by the Dead Sea, with its salt pillars called "Lot's wife." Visits the ancient ruins of Egyptian cities where the Israelites were said to toil under an oppressive pharaoh and examines the harsh environment of the Sinai, where the Israelites wandered for forty years. Intersperses dramatic scripture readings to bring viewers closer to the biblical settings
What's up with the weather? ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 1,256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines both sides of the global warming debate
King Lear by William Shakespeare ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 1,226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Lear, King of Britain, has three daughters: Goneril, Regan and Cordelia. Intending to divide his kingdom among his daughters according to their affection for him, he asks them to say which loves him most. Goneril and Regan profess their extreme affection, and each receives one-third of the kingdom. Cordelia, disgusted with their hollow flattery, says she loves him according to her duty, no more or less. Infuriated with this reply, Lear divides her portion between Goneril and Regan. Eventually, the two daughters reveal their true heartlessness and a tragic chain of events are set into motion." -- Container
Cracking the code of life ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 1,217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This documentary examines the complex race to decode the human genome. Examines the work of, and contains interviews with: Francis Collins, director of the National Center for Human Genome Research; J. Craig Venter, head of its rival, the private Celera Genomics; and the Whitehead Institute's Eric Lander, one of the leaders of the Human Genome Project
Northanger Abbey by Jon Jones ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In Jane Austen's gentle parody of gothic fiction, romance novel addict Catherine Morland is invited to a medieval country house that appeals to her most lurid fantasies. She forms a close friendship with the younger son on the estate, Henry Tilney, but their budding romance is mysteriously cut short"--Container
Saved by the sun ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"NOVA presents a provocative mix of scientists, economists, and ordinary citizens who are all pushing the envelope of solar power's untapped potential"--Container
Galileo's battle for the heavens ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 1,157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dramatization of Galileo Galilei's life, including his scientific achievements and his defense of his controversial theory that the earth revolves around the sun. Also includes how letters from his illegitimate daughter, Maria Celeste, a cloistered nun, have shed new light on Galileo's discoveries and his trial for heresy
Why the towers fell ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 1,150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For most people the image of the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers on Sept. 11, 2001, was not only a scene of unforgettable horror, it was a moment of unimaginable consequence. This follows a blue ribbon team of forensic engineers as they begin searching for clues that would tell them why the towers fell. From detailed examination of the buildings original design to the relentless process of searching the scrap steel yards and Ground Zero itself for evidence
David Copperfield by Simon Curtis ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 1,129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The most autobiographical of Dickens' works, David Copperfield often echoes the writer's own life. It tells a moving story of David's journey from birth to maturity, a journey which inextricably links his life with some of Dickens' most colorful and extraordinary families
The railway children by E Nesbit ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 1,119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A mother and her three Edwardian children move to a country house in Yorkshire after the mysterious disappearance of their father. The children become fascinated by a nearby train and their kindness helps them befriend an older gentleman who may be able to solve the mystery of their missing father
Einstein revealed ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 1,095 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Journey into the mind of a genius-- and, with the help of some whimsical computer animation, visualize experiments only Einstein could imagine
Mansfield Park by Iain B MacDonald ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 1,061 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fanny Price goes to live with prosperous relatives at Mansfield Park and must navigate a labyrinth of intrigues and affairs among the occupants of the house
Origins fourteen billion years of cosmic evolution by Neil deGrasse Tyson ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Who would have predicted that a hot spot left over from the Big Bang would eventually lead to our galaxy, the solar system, the Earth, - and to us? Origins explores how the universe and our planet began amid chaos and eventually gave birth to the first stirrings of life. Join cutting-dege scientists on a voyage deep into the Earth to find analogs to the earliest life on our planet, and travel a million miles from Earth with a space probe designed to capture the earliest observable "snapshot" of the Big Bang. Then watch as astronomers test an ingenious new way to detect distant planets that may harbor life, and discover that every atom in our bodies, and practically every bit of matter in the Earth, was made in the heart of stars. Hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson (shown), Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History, Origins presents startling new findings that attempt to explain just how Earth, life, and the universe all began. - Container
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