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Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, inc

Works: 3,058 works in 3,957 publications in 1 language and 12,340 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Biography  Juvenile works  Folklore  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Short stories, American  Legends  Fiction 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: QP249, 813.54
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Publications about Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, inc
Publications by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, inc
Most widely held works about Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, inc
Most widely held works by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, inc
The lottery ( visu )
3 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 371 libraries worldwide
This overwhelmingly powerful story will spark discussion about society and the individual. Not recommended for children under 12. Teachers should preview
Work of the kidneys by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation( visu )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 213 libraries worldwide
Studies the functions and relationships of the major parts of the kidneys, and describes the physiological mechanisms by which the kidneys control the volume and composition of the body fluids. Emphasizes the importance of the kidneys as regulators of the internal environment of the body
Plato's Apology the life and teachings of Socrates ( visu )
5 editions published between 1962 and 2010 in English and held by 154 libraries worldwide
Lecturer Mortimer J. Adler uses dramatized scenes from the dialogs of Plato in presenting a character study of Socrates. Mr. Adler introduces Socrates first as a man who perplexed, inspired, and enraged his fellow citizens; then as a teacher who revolutionized the concept of the teacher's role; and finally as a philosopher who disturbed the complacency of men's minds for all times
Chaucer's England with a special presentation of The pardoner's tale ( visu )
8 editions published between 1957 and 2010 in English and held by 105 libraries worldwide
Dramatizes Chaucer's The pardoner's tale, using the locations trod by Chaucer's pilgrims, with scenes of Canterbury and the Tabard Inn in London
Waves on water ( visu )
7 editions published between 1965 and 2008 in English and held by 89 libraries worldwide
Uses principles discovered in the laboratory as a basis for interpreting the characteristics of waves and wave motion on the sea surface. Identifies wind as the most common source of a wave's energy, and points out that observation of waves in a tank reveals that particles in a wave describe circular orbits of a size inversely related to depth. Shows that waves are also caused by applying energy to the water's container, as happens in nature when an underwater earthquake alters the ocean floor, producing giant seismic waves
The Spirit of Rome ( visu )
6 editions published between 1963 and 1990 in English and held by 86 libraries worldwide
Uses dramatic scenes from Shakespeare's Julius Caesar and George Bernard Shaw's Caesar and Cleopatra to depict the tremendous spectacle of ancient Rome. Filmed in Rome and London
World War I a documentary on the role of the U.S.A. ( visu )
5 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 69 libraries worldwide
Through documentary scenes of the period and actual words of historical figures describes events leading up to the entry of the United States into World War I; the course of the war, and Wilson's role at the peace conference
The Humanities, what they are and what they do ( visu )
6 editions published between 1959 and 2010 in English and held by 65 libraries worldwide
Clifton Fadiman discusses what the humanities are and why they are studied, using examples of literature, photography, and music. Points out the dissimilarities and complimentary features of the humanities and the sciences
Population ecology ( visu )
4 editions published between 1963 and 1985 in English and held by 64 libraries worldwide
Examines some of the factors which limit the growth of plant and animal populations in their natural environments; explains how man's success in controlling his environment has affected the growth rate of the human population; and considers some of the problems related to the population explosion
The night before Christmas ( visu )
4 editions published in 1955 in English and held by 61 libraries worldwide
While scurrying about for a midnight snack, Gregory the mouse sees a mischievous Christmas fairy casting an evil spell to stop Santa. It is now up to him to break the spell before time runs out
The Odyssey ( visu )
3 editions published between 1965 and 1985 in English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
Dr. Highet presents the basic framework of the Odyssey, providing the general background of the Trojan War and the events in Odysseus' home while he was away. Dramatizes highlights of the travels of Odysseus
Art of the Middle Ages ( visu )
4 editions published between 1963 and 1989 in English and held by 59 libraries worldwide
John Canaday documents various aspects of the six major medieval cathedrals of France, explaining the symbolism of the architectural and sculptural styles, and pointing out that the cathedral stands as a visible summary of the philosophical and intellectual world of the Middle Ages. Animation sequences highlight the basic structural differences between the Gothic and Romanesque architectural styles
The Medieval manor ( visu )
5 editions published between 1956 and 2010 in English and held by 57 libraries worldwide
A 13th century castle in Frnace is the setting for this film that deals with the relations between master and serf in feudal Europe. Explains the origin of the feudal system and the benefits which it offered to both lord and serf. Recreates phases of life on a representative manor. Discusses the duties of the lord and his seneschal, the work of the artisans, the three-field system of agriculture, the operation of the manor court, and the function of the abbey. Includes scenes of festivities accompanying the marriage of the lord's son. Animation and live action
Leonardo da Vinci, giant of the Renaissance ( visu )
4 editions published between 1957 and 1983 in English and held by 55 libraries worldwide
Aspects of the life and work of Leonardo da Vinci as a painter, sculptor, inventor, and scientist of the Renaissance
The Odyssey ( visu )
4 editions published between 1965 and 1985 in English and held by 53 libraries worldwide
Dr. Highet points out that the Odyssey is an epic poem and a tale of heroic conflict, that the story has three different themes skillfully interwoven, and that all three are based on one central moral truth
Loon's necklace ( visu )
5 editions published between 1948 and 1980 in English and held by 52 libraries worldwide
Dramatizes the Indian legend of how the loon, a water bird, received his distinguishing neckband. Ceremonial masks carved by the Indians of British Columbia establish the characters of the story and portray the Indian's sensitivity to the moods of nature. For intermediate and high schoool grades and adult groups
Athens, the Golden Age ( visu )
3 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 50 libraries worldwide
Lecturer Charles Kahn describes aspects of Athenian life which made the achievements of the Golden Age possible, including the beauty of the city and its natural setting, the intelligence and energy of the people, the unique blend of popular government with outstanding leadership, and the vital relationships between art, religion, and citizenship. Includes dramatic excerpts from the Oresteia, and views of historic sites in Athens, artifacts, and masterpieces of Greek art
The Beach a river of sand ( visu )
7 editions published between 1966 and 2004 in English and held by 49 libraries worldwide
Describes the flow of a beach, and explains methods of measuring the movement of the sand
Natural selection ( visu )
3 editions published in 1963 in English and held by 48 libraries worldwide
Reports on three experiments concerning the role of natural selection in evolution: a study of bird predation as a factor in the survival of variant species of moths, at Oxford University; a study of natural selection among plant populations, at Carnegie Institute; and a study of the resistance of mosquitoes to modern insecticides, at the University of Western Ontario
Rocks that form on the Earth's surface ( visu )
6 editions published between 1964 and 1967 in English and held by 47 libraries worldwide
Uses demonstrations and examples in discussing the origin and composition of sedimentary rocks. Explains methods by which students can learn about the ways in which sediments are produced, transported, accumulated, and hardened into sedimentary rock
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