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RKO Pictures

Overview
Works: 87 works in 206 publications in 1 language and 3,776 library holdings
Genres: History  Drama  Film adaptations  Fiction 
Classifications: PN1995.9.C55, 303.4
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Publications about RKO Pictures
Publications by RKO Pictures
Most widely held works by RKO Pictures
Are we done yet? ( visu )
6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,046 libraries worldwide
Now married to Suzanne, Nick buys a suburban house to escape the rat race of the big city and to provide more space for his new wife and kids Lindsey and Kevin. But when his new home quickly becomes a costly "fixer upper," he finds himself at the mercy of an eccentric contractor, Nick's suburban dream soon becomes a nightmare
The day the universe changed by James Burke( visu )
10 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 425 libraries worldwide
This series traces the major advances in knowledge in Western civilization since the Greeks, and demonstrates how our view of the world changes as our knowledge develops
Science revises the heavens ( visu )
9 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and held by 221 libraries worldwide
Deals with advances made during the Scientific Revolution, including Copernicus's explanation that the heavens do not revolve around the earth, Galileo's exploration of the acceleration of falling objects, and Newton's theories, and examines the bitter conflict that these ideas caused within the Catholic Church
Darwin's revolution by James Burke( visu )
12 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and held by 216 libraries worldwide
Reveals how Darwin's writings undermined the concept of an orderly, unchanging universe and with it the belief in the biblical theory of creation. Also considers how aspects of Darwinism were used to political and economic advantage to justify nazism, robber baron style capitalism, and communism
The Factory and marketplace revolution by James Burke( visu )
11 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and held by 204 libraries worldwide
Describes the origins of the Industrial Revolution and the resulting growth of urbanization, the creation of the factory system and an industrial working class, and the exploitation of the planet
Scientific imagination in the Renaissance by James Burke( visu )
11 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and held by 203 libraries worldwide
Shows the startling changes that grew out of the study of Arab optics. From the discovery of perspective geometry came new painting and architecture, the ability to measure at a distance and to map the world, and the confidence that allowed Columbus to cross the Atlantic. Above all the new knowledge led to a new individualism
Printing transforms knowledge by James Burke( visu )
12 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and held by 192 libraries worldwide
Describes the transformation of the medieval world, which had to rely largely on memorized knowledge and the spoken word, when Gutenberg discovered printing. Covers the increase in literacy, the secularization of learning, and the acceleration and systematization of knowledge. Also discusses the contribution that printing made to the Protestant Reformation and the beginnings of nationalism
Changing knowledge, changing reality by James Burke( visu )
11 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and held by 179 libraries worldwide
Points out that today's truth will be superseded as our scientific knowledge changes and questions whether moving from one stage of knowledge to another is really progress. Poses the questions: Is knowledge itself only what we make it? Should we find room for tolerance of other cultures' views of knowledge?
The New physics Newton revised by James Burke( visu )
10 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and held by 176 libraries worldwide
Deals with the new era of scientific inquiry that started around 1800 with the study of the properties of electricity. Reviews advances in the study of magnetism and its relation to electricity, light, and subatomic particles. Also discusses the confusion between science and technology and the layman's essentially commonsense Newtonian view of the world while the scientific world is actually relative and uncertain
Medieval conflict--faith and reason ( visu )
11 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and held by 174 libraries worldwide
When Europeans invaded Moorish Spain in the 11th century, they discovered libraries, universities, optics, mechanics, and natural philosophy, as well as table manners and dessert. The rediscovery of classical knowledge leads to the founding of universities and the overthrow of Augustinian beliefs by those of Aristotle
It started with the Greeks ( visu )
9 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in English and held by 165 libraries worldwide
Explains how the questioning, rational attitude of the ancient Greeks has continued through the centuries in the West and has led to constantly changing knowledge and discovery, thus creating conflict between these changes and inherently conservative institutions. Also discusses the thesis of the series that particularly important developments in the history of Western thought have produced corresponding changes in who we are
Social impacts of new medical knowledge ( visu )
12 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in English and held by 160 libraries worldwide
Looks at the rise of modern medicine and public health and their relationship to statistics which doctors have learned to apply to diseases, cures, and epidemics. Explains that as medicine became increasingly a science, patients increasingly became statistics
The day the universe changed ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
Programs 7-8 in a series that traces the major advances in knowledge in Western civilization since the Greeks, and demonstrates how our view of the world changes as our knowledge develops. Program 7 looks at the rise of modern medicine and its surprising relationship with the invention of statistics, which doctors used to validate the efficacy of diagnoses and treatments; examines how bacteriology put the patient on a microscope slide and brought about a world in which even healthy human beings were reduced to statistics. Program 8 examines the mid-nineteenth century emergence of the theory of evolution and its effects; shows how Darwin's writings undermined the concept of an orderly, unchanging universe and the belief in the Biblical theory of creation
The day the universe changed ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
Programs 5-6 in a series that traces the major advances in knowledge in Western civilization since the Greeks, and demonstrates how our view of the world changes as our knowledge develops. Program 5 explains how from 1550 and forward science began to undermine the Church-sanctioned Aristotelian doctrine of the universe, in which the Sun and all the planets revolved around the Earth. In its place was established the model to which we adhere today of a clockwork universe, governed by discoverable laws of math and physics. Program 6 examines the reasons for and the effects of the Industrial Revolution. Shows how growing wealth, coupled with innovations in business and credit, created a new industrial society
The day the universe changed ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
Programs 3-4 in a series that traces the major advances in knowledge in Western civilization since the Greeks, and demonstrates how our view of the world changes as our knowledge develops. Program 3 covers the astonishing changes that developed out of new discoveries of perspective geometry, new architectural techniques, and the ability to map the world and cross oceans. Also explores how knowledge led to a new individualism. Program 4 looks at how the world was transformed by Gutenberg's discovery of the printing press, and draws connections to subsequent revolutions in Western thought
The day the universe changed ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
Programs 9-10 in a series that traces the major advances in knowledge in Western civilization since the Greeks, and demonstrates how our view of the world changes as our knowledge develops. Program 9 examines the revolution of physics through time. As scientists in 1800 investigated the new electric battery, their common- sense Newtonian world began to fall apart. A new science slowly evolved from pioneers from Faraday to Einstein. Program 10, the final program, reviews the series and recalls the many systems of belief which have been discarded as the discovery of new knowledge rendered them apparently invalid
Medieval conflict faith and reason : a personal view by James Burke ( visu )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
When Europeans invaded Moorish Spain in the 11th century, they discovered libraries, universities, optics, mechanics, and natural philosophy, as well as table manners and dessert. The rediscovery of classical knowledge leads to the founding of universities and the overthrow of Augustinian beliefs by those of Aristotle
It started with the Greeks ( visu )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
Explains how the questioning, rational attitude of the ancient Greeks has continued through the centuries in the West and has led to constantly changing knowledge and discovery, thus creating conflict between these changes and inherently conservative institutions. Also discusses the thesis of the series that particularly important developments in the history of Western thought have produced corresponding changes in who we are
Birds of the lands of four seasons ( visu )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Studies the mating, nesting, eating, and survival habits of a pair of tawny owls as they circle the globe. Uses this pair as an example of the behavior of birds living in the temperate zones
River journeys ( visu )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Historian Michael Wood travels a thousand miles on the river that has since been renamed the Zaire, from Kinshasa to beyond Kisingani. His first craft is a huge river ferry that functions as a self-contained town. Later he transfers to a cargo boat, then to a priest's plane, and finally to a converted whaler as he explores how the river shapes the lives of those who live along it
 
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controlled identity RKO General, inc.

Radio Keith Orpheum Pictures
RKO Pictures International.
RKO Radio Pictures
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