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WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.). Science Unit

Overview
Works: 213 works in 416 publications in 1 language and 18,682 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  History  Television mini-series  Educational television programs  Science television programs  Popular works  Drama  Documentary films  Science fiction films 
Classifications: QH367, 576.8
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Publications about WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.).
Publications by WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.).
Most widely held works by WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.).
This emotional life ( visu )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,112 libraries worldwide
"How can we all live happier, more fulfilling lives? [This program] explores ways we can improve our social relationships, learn to cope with problems like depression and anxiety, and become more positive and resilient individuals ... Each episode weaves together scientific perspectives with the compelling personal stories of ordinary people, complemented by insight by celebrities like Chevy Chase, Larry David, Alanis Morissette, John Leguizamo, Katie Couric, and Richard Gere, among many others"--Container
Secret of the wild child by Linda Garmon( visu )
9 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 1,026 libraries worldwide
Examines the case of "Genie," a girl whose parents kept her locked in a bedroom in total isolation, until she was discovered in 1970 at age 13. At first, her rehabilitation seemed to be an opportunity to test hypotheses of language acquisition, but disputes about the nature of her disabilities, the intensity of her therapy, and the progress of government funded research turned Genie's case into a sad example of the ethical quandaries of research on human subjects
Evolution by David Duchovny( visu )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 882 libraries worldwide
" ... a definitive view of the extraordinary impact the evolutionary process has had on our understanding of the world around us. Beginning with Darwin's revolutionary theory, this seven-part series explores all facets of evolution--the changes that spawned the tree of life, the power of sex, how evolution continues to affect us every day, and the perceived conflict between science and religion"--Containers
Rx for survival : a global health challenge ( visu )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 869 libraries worldwide
Examines the most critical health threats facing the world today by portraying conditions in over twenty countries, examining why diseases that are curable still persist, the efforts to treat them, and the dangers of new "superbugs."
Darwin's dangerous idea ( visu )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 673 libraries worldwide
This episode interweaves the drama in key moments of Darwin's life with documentary sequences of current research, linking past to present and introducing major concepts of evolutionary theory. It explores why Darwin's "dangerous idea" might matter even more today than it did in his own time, and reveals how science might be used to explain the past and predict the future of life on earth
Secrets of lost empires ( visu )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 624 libraries worldwide
Television program that explores the Inca civilization from the perspective of their construction techniques. Archaeological teams use traditional building techniques to test their hypotheses, including the building of a 150-foot suspension bridge using nothing but grass
Bridges ( visu )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 577 libraries worldwide
Combines location sequences and animation to show the building of bridges. Building small demonstrates the building of a bridge by children with drinking straws
Skyscrapers by David Macaulay( visu )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 559 libraries worldwide
Combines location sequences and animation to show the building of skyscrapers. Building small demonstrates the building of a skyscraper by children with newspapers and books
Tunnels by David Macaulay( visu )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 545 libraries worldwide
"How do tunnels stay dry under water? Who dug the first tunnels? Go underground with award-winning author-illustrator, and captivating storyteller, David Macaulay ... and get an amazing look at tunnels through spectacular film footage, little-known facts and dramatic recreations. From ancient Rome to the remarkable Channel Tunnel that connects France and England, Tunnels introduces courageous engineers, relives deadly disasters, and reveals little-known personal triumphs and tragedies."--Container
Dams by David Macaulay( visu )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 513 libraries worldwide
Combines location sequences and animation to show the building of dams. Building small demonstrates the building of a dam by children with sand, stones, and popsicle sticks
Domes by David Macaulay( visu )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 502 libraries worldwide
What holds up the Astrodome? Why did the Romans leave a hole in the roof of the Pantheon? Tour the world and trace the 2000-year history of domes with award-winning author/illustrator, and captivating storyteller, David Macaulay. From Houston's astrodome to Rome's St. Peter's Cathedral, to the geodesic domes of Buckminster Fuller, this video introduces ingenious designers, recounts rarely told heroic stories, and reveals amazing triumphs through spectacular film footage, fascinating facts, and dramatic recreations
How safe are we? ( visu )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 476 libraries worldwide
"During the past 100 years, life expectancy more than doubled in developed countries. In the last few decades, however, 40 new infectious diseases have emerged and one of them - AIDS - is becoming perhaps the most devastating epidemic in history. New diseases travel the globe with unprecedented rapidity, and older killers, such as the avian flu in the 1918 influenza epidemic, that once seemed controllable are roaring back with a vengeance ... [This film] examines the most critical threats we face today - including avian flu - and the pressing need to strengthen global public health systems."--Container
Everest : the death zone ( visu )
2 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 454 libraries worldwide
In the wake of the 1996 disaster that took eight climbers in a single day, scientists follow a team of hikers to measure, for the first time ever, the toll high-altitude climbing takes on the heart, lungs, blood, and brain
Lightning! by Nova( visu )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 426 libraries worldwide
Takes you into the world of lightning and the scientists that study it. Includes lightning experiments, testing equipment, photography, and an ending of a dazzling lightning show set to music
Lightning! : nature's most dazzling and dangerous display ( visu )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 406 libraries worldwide
Armed with the latest high-tech mobile radar and computer technology and large amounts of courage, the world's top scientists and meteorologists take part in some of the most dangerous work imaginable
Everest by Liam Neeson( visu )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 365 libraries worldwide
In the wake of the 1996 disaster that took eight climbers in a single day, scientists follow a team of hikers to measure, for the first time ever, the toll high-altitude climbing takes on the heart, lungs, blood, and brain. Why do seemingly rational people make poor, sometimes fatal decisions as they approach the peak? and much more
Secrets of lost empires ( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 352 libraries worldwide
Television programs on the history of the Colosseum and Stonehenge. Nova sent archaeological teams to each site to test their hypotheses using traditional building techniques
Big bang machine : searching for the Higgs Boson particle ( visu )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 340 libraries worldwide
On July 4, 2012, scientists at the giant atom smashing facility at CERN announced the discovery of a subatomic particle that seems like a tantalizingly close match to the elusive Higgs Boson, thought to be responsible for giving all the stuff in the universe its mass. Now CERN's scientists are preparing to restart the history-making collider, hoping to find the next great discovery
A science odyssey ( visu )
4 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 264 libraries worldwide
A chronicle of twentieth century scientific adventure
Great transformations ; Extinction! ( visu )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 254 libraries worldwide
Great transformations focuses on the evolutionary changes that triggered the earth's incredible diversity. Extinction! explores why, then confronts a frightening notion: are humans causing the next mass extinction-- the sixth in the history of life on earth?
 
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WGBH/Boston Science Unit
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