Great Pacific Media (Firm)
Most widely held works by Great Pacific Media (Firm)
The world's biomes desert to rainforest ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 101 libraries worldwide
Explains how various physical factors determine the climate of a biome and, in turn, the density of life within a given biome. Shows rainforests, deserts, grasslands, coniferous forests, alpine tundra, deciduous forests, and marine and freshwater biomes. Highlights the adaptations that different organisms make to their environment.
The nervous system neurons, networks, and the human brain ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 84 libraries worldwide
"The nervous system: neurons, networks, and the human brain begins by examining the structure and function of neurons; resting, action and post-synaptic potentials; and reflexes and neural networks. The peripheral, somatic, autonomic, sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems are introduced before looking at the central nervous system. After describing spinal cord structure and function the program then examines the human brain including the medulla, pons, and cerebellum of the hindbrain; the recticular formation of the midbrain; and the thalamus, limbic system and cerebral cortex of the forebrain."--Container
The human body the ultimate machine ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 83 libraries worldwide
Details the functioning of each of the human body's major systems, including the muscular, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, sketetal, urinary, endocrine, lymphatic, nervous, and reproductive systems.
Classification bringing order to diversity ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 77 libraries worldwide
Explains how biologists try to organize the 4 1/2 million species of life and how they document the process of evolution.
Genetics and heredity the blueprint of life ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 69 libraries worldwide
Illustrates DNA structure, as well as mitosis and meiosis. Explains how traits are inherited, the difference between pure and hybrid traits, recessive and dominant genes, and the use of the Punnett square. Discusses some common genetic disorders and the importance of genetics in medicine and biotechnology.
Cells the building blocks of life ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 63 libraries worldwide
Describes the eukaryotic and prokaryotic types of cells. Illustrates the major components of eukaryotic cells using 3-D animation. Discusses the importance of the cell membrane and cellular processes such as respiration, photosynthesis and reproduction.
Cells the structure of life ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 62 libraries worldwide
"First explains the difference between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells and then explores in detail the structure and function of the major organelles found in eukaryotic cells. Examined organelles include: the nucleus, ribosomes, smooth and rough endoplasmic reticulum, the Golgi complex, lysosomes, chloroplasts, mitochondria, plastids, contractile and central vacuoles, cilia, flagella and the microtubules, microfilaments, and intermediate filaments that makeup the cytoskeleton."--Container.
Weather the chaos which surrounds us ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 61 libraries worldwide
Describes the general forces behind the weather with live action storm footage and 3-D animation. Introduces students to the flow of energy in the atmosphere that leads to weather patterns, and details how a variety of violent weather phenomenon (thunderstorms, lightning, tornadoes, hurricanes) develop.
How ecosystems work energy flow & nutrient cycles ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 59 libraries worldwide
Takes a look at the processes that are fundamental to all ecosystems.
DNA, RNA, & protein synthesis information to structure ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 56 libraries worldwide
Looks first at the structure of DNA before going on to describe how DNA carries out its four major functions: the storage of information; the replication of information; creating slight changes in the information through mutations that forces of natural selection act upon; and the translating of information into the proteins that define an individual. --Container.
The geology of the earth of forces, rocks, and time ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 51 libraries worldwide
A description of the forces that contribute to shaping the Earth's surface, the movement of crustal plates, volcanic activity, physical and chemical weathering and erosion.
Respiration & circulation gas exchange, molecular transport ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 48 libraries worldwide
"Looks at the flow of air through the conducting portions of the respiratory system to the alveoli before examining: the role of hemoglobin in gas exchange and O₂ and CO₂ transport in the blood; the operation of the respiratory control center; and the mechanics of breathing. The program then investigates the composition of blood and how it flows through the heart, arteries, capillaries and veins before looking at the role of the lymphatic system role in fighting infection, transporting fats, and returning interstitial fluid to the blood"--container.
The web of life producer to predator ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 48 libraries worldwide
Looks at the processes and relationships that occur in all ecosystems; the flow of energy, the cycling of water and nutrients, food chains, and the producer, consumer, and decomposer cycle. Students will become familair with terms such as community, population, homeostatis, biome, habitat, niche, succession, predator, prey, mimicry, mutualism, symbiosis, and limiting factors. The program concludes by looking at examples of how modern society has effected the balance of life in different ecosystems.
Glycolysis and cellular respiration the biology of energy ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 47 libraries worldwide
"After looking at the processes of glycolysis and fermentation the program then looks in detail at cellular respiration beginning with the structure of mitochondria. Following the entry of pyruvic acid into the mitochondrial matrix and the formation of acetyl CoA the program continues with an in-depth examination of the citric acid cycle and the endosymbiotic hypothesis which offers an explanation of how photosynthesis and cellular respiration arose in eukaryotic cells."--Container.
The history of the earth over the eons ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 46 libraries worldwide
Provides an integrated outline of the geologic and biologic history of the Earth from the Precambrian Era to the present.
Waves energy in motion ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
How waves transfer energy, but not matter, from one point to another. Reflection, refraction, interference, diffraction, the Doppler effect, wavelength, amplitude, and frequency are also thoroughly explained. Also looks at the difference between transverse, compression, and standing waves.
The human genome traits, disorders, & treatments ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
Examines genetic disorders that result from inheritance of a single defective gene, polygenic inheritance and environmental influences on the expression of genes, chromosomal inheritance of disorders, and the ethical issues involved in genetic testing, as well as the hope promised by the Human Genome Project.
The endocrine system molecular messengers, chemical control ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
"First looks at the chemical structure of various hormones, the hormone receptors found on target cells, and the feedback mechanisms that regulate homone levels. After explaining the difference between exocrine and endocrine glands the program then looks at the various endocrine glands and organs including: the hypothalamus; the pituitary, thyroid, parathyroid and adrenal glands; the pancreas, testes and ovaries; and organs such as the thymus, kidneys, stomack, small intestine and heart that produce hormones".--Container
Human impact on the biosphere ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
"Introduces the concept of biological magnification before looking at the various types of air pollution and their relationship to phenomena such as smog, acid rain, destruction of the ozone layer and global warming"--Container.
Motion Newton's three laws ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
This video revolutionizes the study of Newton's three laws with exciting footage of top fuel dragsters, fighter jets, bungee jumpers and rockets to explain the motion of falling bodies and projectiles circular motion and how the motion of an object is relative to the observer's frame of reference.
Anatomy Atomic structure Biochemistry Biology Biotic communities Biotic communities--Study and teaching Blood--Circulation Brain Cardiopulmonary system Cell membranes Cell respiration Cells Chemical reactions Classification Cytology DNA Documentary films Earth Earth sciences Ecology Ecology--Study and teaching Endocrine glands Endocrinology Environmental degradation Environmental impact analysis Films Genetic engineering Genetics Geology Glycolysis Heredity Hormones Human anatomy Human body Human ecology Human genetics Human physiology Juvenile works Meteorology Nervous system Neurons Nonfiction films Physics--Study and teaching Pollution--Environmental aspects Proteins--Synthesis Respiration RNA Science films Solar system Weather