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Great Pacific Media (Firm)

Overview
Works: 74 works in 200 publications in 1 language and 2,893 library holdings
Genres: Science films  Nonfiction films  Classification  Documentary films  Educational films  Juvenile works  Children's films  Short films  Interactive multimedia  Slides 
Classifications: QH541, 574.5
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Most widely held works by Great Pacific Media (Firm)
The nervous system : neurons, networks, and the human brain( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member 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
How ecosystems work energy flow & nutrient cycles( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takes a look at the processes that are fundamental to all ecosystems
Cells the structure of life( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member 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
Terrestrial biomes deserts, grasslands, & forests( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the four requirements of life--nutrients, energy, liquid water, and temperatures appropriate for carrying out life processes. Explains the factors that affect climate. Introduces the major terrestrial biomes, including tropical rainforests, temperate rainforests, deciduous forests, savannas, grasslands, chaparrals, taiga, tundra, and deserts
The world's biomes : desert to rainforest( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member 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
Photosynthesis : transforming light to life( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"First documents how scientists unraveled the mystery of photosynthesis and then examines the structural adaptations in leaves that facilitate photosynthesis, the nature of visible light and the structure of chloroplasts before going on to explain how the light dependent reactions that occur in photosystems I and II produce ATP and other high energy molecules that are then used to produce glucose via the light independent C3 and C4 cycles which are compared and contrasted to one another."--Container
Kingdom animalia the invertebrates( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Looks at the evolutionary trends such as cephalization, segmentation, changes in body symmetry, increases in locomotive efficiency and the development of increasingly complex tissues and organs that occur as one goes from the sponges of phylum Porifera to the octopuses of class Cephalogoda. Structural, functional, and behavioral adaptations unique to members of each of the invertebrate phyla including: Cnidaria, Platyhelminthes, Nemotoda, Annelida, Arthropoda, Mollusca, Echinodermata are discussed in detail."--Container
DNA, RNA, & protein synthesis information to structure by Jeff Hildebrandt( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member 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 human body : the ultimate machine( Visual )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details the functioning of each of the human body's major systems
Biochemistry II the formation & function of biomolecules by Jeff Hildebrandt( Visual )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Starts by explaining how polymers are synthesized out of smaller monomers through dehydration reactions that release H20 molecules in the process. The program goes on to look at the role of carbohydrates in energy storage and as structural building blocks; the use of lipids in synthesizing plasma membranes, fats and steroid hormones; proteins in their role as enzymes, hormones, and structural materials; and nucleic acids use in storing information and transferring energy."--Container
Glycolysis & cellular respiration : the biology of energy by Jeff Hildebrandt( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member 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
Plasma membranes the boundaries of life( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Begins by examining cell wall structure and the major functions of cellular membranes before introducing the fluid mosaic model of the phospholipid bilayer, and transport, recognition, and receptor proteins. The concepts of simple and facilitated diffusion, passive and active transport, and osmosis are illustrated. Endocytosis and exocytosis, the role of contractile and central vacuoles, and how desmosomes and tight junctions tie cells together and how plasmodesmata and gap junctions facilitate communication are explained."--Container
Genetics and heredity : the blueprint of life( Visual )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member 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
Classification : bringing order to diversity( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains the ways scientists organize and categorize the tremendous diversity of life. The program explains the difference between the kingdoms: Monera, Protista, Fungi, Plantae, and Animalia. The program also looks at the most important phyla and classes of plants and animals. After watching this program, students will understand the differences between invertebrates and vertebrates, monocots and dicots, as well as the characteristics that distinguish major classes of plants and animals
Respiration & circulation : gas exchange, molecular transport( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member 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 endocrine system : molecular messengers, chemical control( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member 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
Fungi decomposers and parasites( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes hyphae, the filamentous threadlike fungal cells that often intertwine to form mycelium which are usually visible when differentialted into sexual structures such as mushrooms, puffballs, and powdery molds. Examines how fungi obtain nutrients and their economic, ecological, and health impacts. Major divisions of fungi are examined in detail and some of the unique adaptations are discussed
The immunological system : recognition, attack and memory( Visual )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Starts by looking at external barriers to microbial attack such as the skin and mucus membranes and non-specific internal defenses such as macrophages, natural killer cells, and the inflammatory response. The program then delves into the immune response including the recognition of invaders by antibodies and T-cell receptors, the destruction of invaders by antibodies and cytoxic T-cells, and the immunity conferred by memory cells"--Container
Biochemistry( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Begins by describing the basic structure of atoms and how ions are formed as atoms gain or lose electrons. Molecules and the covalent bonds that hold them together are then investigated. The program then explains the difference between organic and inorganic molecules, polar and non-polar molecules and how the hydrogen bonds that form between polar H2O molecules provide water with a number of unique characteristics critical to life. A look at the concept of pH and the role of buffers concludes the program."--Container
Digestion and excretion : absorption, excretion, and homeostasis( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First examines the mechanical and chemical breakdown of food that occurs in the mouth and stomach before looking at digestion and absorption in the small intestine and the enzymes and other chemicals secreted by the liver, gall bladder, and pancreas that aid in the process. The program then looks at the synthesis of vitamins by bacteria in the large intestine and then goes on to explore the complex structures in the kidney that allow them to filter wastes out of the blood while returning water and nutrients. The kidneys role in maintaining homeostasis and a look at how kidney dialysis machines work concludes the program
 
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