WorldCat Identities

Cinquième (Firm)

Works: 350 works in 522 publications in 1 language and 9,883 library holdings
Genres: History  Popular works 
Roles: Producer, Production personnel
Classifications: Q125, 551.2109678
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Most widely held works by Cinquième (Firm)
Volcano above the clouds ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"At 20,000 feet, Mount Kilimanjaro is Africa's highest peak and also the world's tallest volcano ... A trek up its steep flanks takes climbers through five different worlds of climate and vegetation, ranging from rainforest near the bottom to arctic ramparts of ice surrounding a rocky crater at the peak. Kilimanjaro is not only a nature-lover's paradise, but also a tantalizing mystery for many scientists. The glacier atop the mountain has shrunk by over a third in the last decade due to global warming, and could disappear altogether by 2015. And although classified as dormant, Kilimanjaro has begun to stir, and evidence suggests that a massive landslide could rip open the side of the mountain causing a cataclysmic flow of hot gases and rock, similar to Mount St. Helens. NOVA takes an unusual expedition to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro to investigate these two scientific mysteries."--Container
Descent into the ice ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Follow a team of daring 'glacionauts' as they descend into a labyrinth of unexplored ice caves in Mount Blanc to find trapped flood water that menaces the populated valleys below
Deadly ascent ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In an exploration of extreme medical science, NOVA ascends to the top of Denali to try to solve the mystery of high altitude deaths on one of the most dangerous mountains on Earth. [The film] chronicles daring mountain rescues, emergency medical evacuations, and cutting-edge science experiments as a team of researchers, doctors, and mountaineering experts employing the latest NASA technology investigate the lethal disease attacking climbers all over the world."--Container
Medieval siege ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As in other episodes of the series, archaelogists and engineers attempt to duplicate ancient solutions to engineering problems. In this case, the problem is building and learning to use a war machine called a trebuchet
Secrets of lost empires ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Unlock mysteries and uncover lost history with the experts as they use yesteryear's technology to recreate five ancient engineering marvels and to discover what daily life was really like in these communities. Travel around the globe from China to Egypt and take a fresh, "hands-on" look at mankind's greatest cultures and civilizations
A science odyssey ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A chronicle of twentieth century scientific adventure
Mountain of ice ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mountaineers and scientists explore Antarctica and climb the continent's highest peak, the Vinson Massif. The present-day expedition is interwoven with a look back at the race between Scott and Amundsen to reach the South Pole in 1912
Ancient Egypt unearthed ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Women pharaohs: New discoveries by Egyptologists have found that women pharaohs wielded secret powers in ancient Egypt. These women pharaohs may have been the key to why Egypt was a great civilization before those of Greece and Rome
In search of ourselves ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traces the history of scientific understanding of human behavior from the late 19th century. Examines the pendulum swings of psychological theory from nature to nurture and back again and looks at how scientific ideas about human nature have been twisted to fit political agendas. Explores what case studies, classic experiments, and research on the brain have taught us about ourselves and what still remains unknown. Covers topics such as Jean-Martin Charcot and hysteria, Sigmund Freud and psychoanalysis, shell shock and war trauma during the first World War, IQ tests, eugenics, John B. Watson and the behaviorist movement, B.F. Skinner and conditioning, Harry Harlow and the power of love and comfort, Frieda Fromm Reichmann and the treatment of schizophrenia, mental institutions, drug therapy, and Alzheimer's disease
Insectia ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Insectia is a 13-part documentary series that puts an entertaining spin on the fascinating world of insects"--Container
Mysteries of the universe ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"At the beginning of the century, discoveries about the hidden workings of the everyday world suggest all is not as it seems. Quantum theory, relativity, nuclear power, and clues about the birth and death of the universe have rocked our deepest beliefs ... [The program] journeys from the subatomic world of the atom to the farthest reaches of space and time, and into the laboratories of the men and women whose work has forever altered physics and astronomy."--Container
Egypt uncovered ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Using modern technology and the latest archaeological findings, world-renowned Egyptologists breathe life into one of history's most fascinating cultures."--Container
War and civilization ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This 8-part series takes an in-depth look at the history of warfare. Shot on location around the world, each episode examines various developments in the evolution of armed conflict--from technological breakthroughs to tactical innovations--while simultaneously exploring how and why the major military campaigns of the past 3,000 years were fought
Sacred space art, architecture, and the role of the state ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Roman, Gothic, Baroque, and Rococo religious art, along with Christian iconograpy, are examined as reflections of the religious and political attitudes of the periods in which they were created. This program also examines the role of the Christian Orthodox Church and the schism of 1054 that permanently divided its members, the degree of reverence accorded to Mary as Christ's mother by Catholics and Protestants is compared, and relations between church and state
Avalanche! ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
See the extremes scientists are going to to protect us against avalanches, witness the power of avalanches and meet some survivors
The Andalusian epic ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This program addresses the expansion of the Arab empire into Spain, where Muslims ruled with tolerance for more than seven centuries. The introduction and consolidation of Islamic power in Spain, the creation of the Umayyad emirate by the sole survivor of the Umayyad dynasty, the rise of Cordoba as a cultural rival of Abbasid Baghdad, and the gradual ebb of Arab rule on the Iberian Peninsula are all discussed. Special attention is given to the prosperous reign of Abdel Rahman III and the flowering of a Muslim culture that respectfully welcomed the contributions of Christians and Jews alike"--Films for the Humanities & Sciences web site
Reformation Luther and the Protestant revolt ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
" ... traces the history of the Protestant Reformation, the path of its founder, Martin Luther, and the subsequent rise of sects, including Calvinism, Anglicanism, and Methodism"--Container
The Muslim town La ville musulmane ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Although the first towns the Arabs founded during the expansion of Arabia were only vast campsites, it was not long before their temporary dwellings gave way to the magnificent signature architecture of Arabian culture. What was it like to live in the Arab cities of the Abbasid dynasty, grand oases of refinement and innovation? This program describes key centers of the Muslim town, including the mosque and the souk; technical achievements such as the waterwheel; and the roles of the prince, the doctors of the law, and the leaders of the various social groups in keeping order within the bustling community."
Secrets of lost empires ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the social, cultural and technological significance of Roman public baths, focussing on the heating, plumbing, and architectural technologies that made them possible. Documents the present-day construction of an "ancient" Roman bath in Turkey
China bridge ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this series, archaeologists and engineers attempt to duplicate ancient solutions to engineering problems. In this case, the problem, solved during the Sung dynasty, was creating an arched, single-span bridge from straight timbers. Contemporary archaeologists and engineers struggle to build an ancient style of wood-and-bamboo bridge over a river near Suzhou, China
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