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

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Works: 211 works in 457 publications in 1 language and 18,055 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  History  Television mini-series  Educational television programs  Science television programs  Popular works  Drama  Comedy films  Science fiction films 
Roles: prn
Classifications: PN1997, 930.1
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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 by Daniel Todd Gilbert( visu )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,125 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."--DVD container
Secret of the wild child by Linda Garmon( visu )
10 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 1,000 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
Rx for survival : a global health challenge ( visu )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 851 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."
Lightning! by William R Burrows( visu )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 789 libraries worldwide
"A high-voltage trip into the most electrically charged weather in the world -- culminating in a dazzling lightning show set to music. ... The program also visits with some of lightning's tragic victims who thought they were out of harm's way. Lightning's fleeting rivers of electricity strike Earth 6,000 times a minute; jolt every commercial airplane one or two times a year; wipe out power to entire cities, hit 1,000 people annually; and account on average for more deaths than hurricanes and tornadoes put together."--Container
Darwin's dangerous idea by D. C Dennett( visu )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 753 libraries worldwide
"Evolution" offers a groundbreaking and 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
Secrets of lost empires by Juan Downey( visu )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 602 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 by Darrell Meador( visu )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 564 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 545 libraries worldwide
Why was New York's most famous skyscraper dubbed the "Empty State Building"? How big is Japan's planned "supertower"? Tour the world's most incredible skylines with award-winning author/illustrator, and captivating storyteller, David Macaulay, and trace the amazing stories of skyscrapers. From France's Gothic cathedrals to Malaysia's record-breaking Petronas Towers, this video introduces courageous creators, recounts little-known history, and reveals supersized triumphs through spectacular film footage and dramatic recreations
Tunnels by David Macaulay( visu )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 536 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 )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 504 libraries worldwide
Changing the course of rivers has changed the course of history. Award-winning author/illustrator, and captivating storyteller, David Macaulay goes to extremes to bring you an unprecedented look at the power of dams. From the banks of the Nile to the top of the Hoover Dam, you'll meet the courageous and ambitious builders, relive the deadly disasters, and discover the little-known personal triumphs and tragedies behind the greatest dams ever built
Domes by David Macaulay( visu )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 488 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
Everest : the death zone ( visu )
2 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 451 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
How safe are we? ( visu )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 450 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
Secrets of lost empires by Michael Barnes( visu )
6 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 405 libraries worldwide
Uncover the secrets of ancient civilizations as Nova journeys to five archaeological sites where teams of experts use traditional techniques to test their hypotheses
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 350 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
Hunt for the serial arsonist ( visu )
6 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 302 libraries worldwide
Trail fire sleuths as they pinpoint the mysterious source of a series of fires and capture a surprising suspect on film
The bombing of America ( visu )
2 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 266 libraries worldwide
Follows investigators on the trail of the Unabomber and the bombers of the World Trade Center, the Army of God, and other bombing cases. The smallest fragment of evidence or a psychological profile can be the key to stopping terrorists
Secrets of lost empires ( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 257 libraries worldwide
Television programs about the building of the Great Pyramid at Giza and the construction of Egyptian obelisks. Archaeological teams test construction hypotheses using traditional building techniques
 
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WGBH/Boston Science Unit
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