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Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, inc

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Works: 2,944 works in 4,150 publications in 1 language and 11,088 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Children's films  Television adaptations  Juvenile works  Television mini-series  Film adaptations  Short films  Educational films  Animated films  Christmas films 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 883.01
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Publications about Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, inc
Publications by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, inc
Most widely held works by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, inc
The lottery by Shirley Jackson( visu )
3 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 280 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 )
3 editions published between 1940 and 1989 in English and held by 159 libraries worldwide
Describes the structure and function of the renal system. Demonstrates through animated drawings and laboratory experiments, the formation of urine, the regulation of blood composition, and the functioning of the bladder. Explains the relation of blood pressure to urine flow, and the rate of secretion as affected by sugar, water, and temperature. For high school and college groups
Plato's Apology : the life and teachings of Socrates ( visu )
7 editions published between 1962 and 2010 in English and held by 129 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 to come
Chaucer's England : with a special presentation of The pardoner's tale ( visu )
10 editions published between 1957 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 94 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 )
8 editions published between 1965 and 2008 in English and held by 75 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 the 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
Rocks that originate underground ( visu )
11 editions published between 1964 and 1994 in English and held by 63 libraries worldwide
Examines the characteristics of rocks that form underground, and demonstrates that the appearance of these rocks gives clues as to their formation
The Spirit of Rome ( visu )
7 editions published between 1963 and 1990 in English and held by 61 libraries worldwide
Uses dramatic scenes from Shakespeare's Julius Caesar and George Bernard Shaw's Ceaesar 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 60 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
Rocks that form on the Earth's surface ( visu )
8 editions published between 1964 and 1967 in English and held by 59 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
Population ecology by Richard Liebaert( visu )
6 editions published between 1963 and 1985 in English and held by 57 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 Beach, a river of sand ( visu )
14 editions published between 1965 and 2004 in English and held by 57 libraries worldwide
Investigates where the sand on a beach comes from, how it is transported along the coast, and where it goes. Explores the consequences of human efforts to control the shape of the coast by interfering with the movement of sand to and from the shore. Also describes the movement of the sand on a beach and the methods used for measuring it
Loon's necklace ( visu )
7 editions published between 1948 and 1995 in English and held by 54 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
The Humanities, what they are and what they do ( visu )
7 editions published between 1959 and 2010 in English and held by 52 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
The night before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore( visu )
4 editions published in 1955 in English and held by 51 libraries worldwide
A dramatization of the poem, originally entitled A visit from St. Nicholas, including sequences which portray the circumstances under which it was written by a professor for the entertainment of his three children
Art of the Middle Ages ( visu )
6 editions published between 1963 and 1989 in English and held by 50 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
Leonardo da Vinci, giant of the Renaissance ( visu )
5 editions published between 1957 and 1983 in English and held by 48 libraries worldwide
Aspects of the life and work of Leonardo da Vinci as a painter, sculptor, inventor, and scientist of the Renaissance
Angiosperms : the flowering plants by William A Jensen( visu )
5 editions published between 1962 and 1987 in English and held by 47 libraries worldwide
Examines the structural and reproductive characteristics which distinguish the angiosperms from other plants. Combines animated drawings with time-lapse photography to show the processes of pollination, formation of seeds and fruit, seed dispersal, and plant growth
The Medieval manor ( visu )
5 editions published between 1956 and 2010 in English and held by 47 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
The odyssey by Andreĭ Mikhalkov-Konchalovskiĭ( visu )
5 editions published between 1959 and 1965 in English and held by 47 libraries worldwide
Presents dramatized excerpts from Homer's Odyssey. Gilbert Highet comments on various aspects of the classic epic such as general background of the Trojan War, characteristics of the hero, and the three themes of the story which are based on one central moral truth
The Odyssey ( visu )
4 editions published between 1965 and 1985 in English and held by 45 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
 
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Erpi Picture Consultants, inc.
Talking Pictures Programs, inc.
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