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Coast Telecourses (Firm)

Overview
Works: 619 works in 1,026 publications in 1 language and 4,386 library holdings
Genres: History  Educational television programs  Educational films  Documentary television programs  Science television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Cross-cultural studies  Nonfiction films  Science films  Short films 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: QH315.3, 570
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Publications about Coast Telecourses (Firm)
Publications by Coast Telecourses (Firm)
Most widely held works by Coast Telecourses (Firm)
Cycles of life exploring biology ( visu )
6 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 146 libraries worldwide
Provides a comprehensive overview of the living world from the simplest single-celled organisim to the vast web of the Earth's ecosystem. Via microvideography, 3-D animations, video field trips inside laboratories, and footage shot around the world, these programs present the processes that energize and the interrelationships that sustain life. Also presents the latest discoveries in the field and examines the scientific method, showing how biology is a process of inquiry
First feelings ( visu )
3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 118 libraries worldwide
This program discusses emotional development in infants
Language and communication ( visu )
8 editions published between 1984 and 1999 in English and held by 103 libraries worldwide
Examines the relationship between language and culture. Topics include: language structure and acquisition, non-verbal communication, social/historical factors in dialect development (Black English); role in cultural renaissance (Kwakiutl Indians), as a shaper of worldview (Hopi Indians), and reflector of socio-economic conditions (Nuer people of Sudan)
Universe the infinite frontier ( visu )
3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 99 libraries worldwide
Introductory series featuring leading practitioners, theoreticians and academics in the fields of astronomy, planetary science and astrophysics who described and explain celestial objects and event, giving the history and evolution of thought and ideas about the universe. Includes recent images from NASA and the Jet Propulsion Laboratories, Earth-based telescopes, space observatories and the Hubble Space Telescope. Also features scientifically accurate 3-dimensional animation and computer graphics to illustrate complex concepts
Sensation and perception ( visu )
4 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in English and held by 99 libraries worldwide
Illustrates how information about the world is gathered by sensory receptors and transmitted and interpreted by the brain. Considers visual, chemical, and tactile receptors, and examines how the brain transforms these sensations into perceptions
Patterns of subsistence food foragers and pastoralists ( visu )
6 editions published between 1983 and 1995 in English and held by 78 libraries worldwide
Examination of various subsistence patterns. Selected roles among the!Kung, the Mbuti and the Nuer of Africa, the Netsilik Eskimos, and the Basseri of Iran are used to illustrate the patterns and relationships
The preschooler's mind ( visu )
6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 76 libraries worldwide
This program shows stages of cognitive development of children aged 2 1/2 to 5
Teenage mind and body by Harry Ratner( visu )
4 editions published between 1992 and 1999 in English and held by 74 libraries worldwide
Describes the rapid changes occuring during adolescence, such as puberty, increasing ability to think abstractly, and passage to adulthood
Patterns of subsistence the food producers ( visu )
5 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 54 libraries worldwide
This is the second of a two-part examination of various subsistence patterns. Explores the concept of food production and its impact upon the organization of society. Includes concepts of land ownership, specialization of labor, social stratification and the advent of formal government. Illustrates with examples from the Mexican Yucatan Maya, Melanesian agriculturalists and an Afghanistan village
Microevolution ( visu )
9 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 53 libraries worldwide
Begins with a look at the process by which Charles Darwin formed his views on evolution and natural selection. Looks at the current work of vector ecologists who study the rapid changes in gene frequency in the mosquito due to increased use of insecticides. Also looks at the work of naturalists who are seeking to better understand how isolation, the founder effect, and genetic drift affect natural selection
Culture change ( visu )
11 editions published between 1983 and 1999 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
Through the contrast of a traditional British cricket match and a Trobriand match, the modifications made by the Trobirand Islanders which pertain to their culture are highlighted. The means whereby the Islanders have replaced their traditional practice of tribal warfare with the political and economic competition of the game illustrates the process of syncretism
The Highland Maya a case study in economic anthropology ( visu )
5 editions published between 1983 and 1995 in English and held by 41 libraries worldwide
The complex interweaving of economics and religion known as the "cargo" system, which is found among the Highland Maya of Mexico and Guatemala, is examined in this program
Teenage relationships by Harry Ratner( visu )
3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
Shows the different stages of social and emotional development in adolescence
First adaptations ( visu )
6 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
This program shows the capacity of infants to adapt and be flexible in their environment
Immunity ( visu )
8 editions published between 1978 and 1996 in English and held by 40 libraries worldwide
Through this presentation, you will learn about the various players in the drama of inflamation, including the supporting role of the lymphatic system. You'll discover the biological rationale for inflamation, its classic signs and symptoms, and how it relates to healthy immune system function. You'll learn abouut the roles of red and white blood cells in immune system function and how they contribute to the inflammatory response. Specific topics covered are HIV virus research and lupus disease research
Time to grow ( visu )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
This program discusses the development of language, communications and thinking skills in the toddler-aged child
Ecosystems and the biosphere ( visu )
7 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
Discusses the basic parts and concepts of an ecosystem, including the role of the food chain and how organisms collect and cycle nutrients. also explores the earth's atmosphere and how it aids in the creation of the different biospheres of the planet
Social control ( visu )
4 editions published between 1983 and 1995 in English and held by 35 libraries worldwide
Examines diverse forms of systems designed to maintain order within a society and explores the possibilities of establishing peace and order among the societies of the world
The Arts ( visu )
6 editions published between 1983 and 1999 in English and held by 34 libraries worldwide
Explores the links between art and culture, detailing how anthropologists use artistic expression as a primary source in ethnology. Topics include: treasures of Tutankhamen's tomb, Tibetan and Sri Lankan Buddhist art, Balinese temple sculpture and dance, body painting (Indians of Amazonia), tattooing, music and ethnicity (Mexican-Americans), Christo's monumental art works
Faces of culture ( visu )
8 editions published between 1983 and 1996 in English and held by 34 libraries worldwide
Provides an introduction to cultural anthropology. The nature, origins, and diversity of cultures are discussed. The relationships between religion, personality, art, language and culture are explored. Methods of grouping within culture, common forms of political organization, economic and social stratification, and subsistence patterns are other aspects discussed
 
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