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Discovery Communications, Inc

Works: 5,788 works in 7,793 publications in 3 languages and 92,889 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Science television programs  Documentary films  Nature television programs  Television programs  History  Educational television programs  Television mini-series  Nonfiction films 
Roles: prn, fds, brd, Editor, Distributor, Producer
Classifications: QH45.5, 508
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Encounters at the end of the world ( visu )
6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,152 libraries worldwide
This film, like many from director Werner Herzog, is a poem of oddness and beauty. Investigating the lives of the "professional dreamers" who conduct research at the bottom of the world in Antarctica, he finds a happily cynical lot, who regard climate change and the potential extinction of Homo sapiens in rather a different light than most people. They study penguins, seals, volcanoes, miniscule underwater creatures, and the shifting ice patterns. In this harsh yet beautiful place, where compasses are useless, and the climate is negative 70 degrees Fahrenheit, Herzog finds the scenery splendid, and McMurdo Station research center repellent. For viewers who have wondered why anyone would go to Antarctica, Herzog's film provides some interesting answers, and many scenes capturing the natural beauty of the ice continent
When we left Earth : the NASA missions ( visu )
14 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 975 libraries worldwide
3, 2, 1, Lift-off! This six-part series chronicles the inside story of NASA's most epic endeavors. In "Ordinary Supermen" NASA and America's first astronauts, the Mercury Seven, are on a journey into the unknown. "Friends and Rivals" recounts the story of the nine astronauts on the Gemini mission, which rehearsed procedures important to future launches. "Landing the Eagle" details the Apollo program, the Apollo 1 disaster, the flights of Apollo 8, 9, and 10, and the tense lunar descent of Apollo 11. "The Explorers" features five successful moon landings - Apollo missions 12, 14, 15, 16, and 17, the 'successful failure' of Apollo 13, and Skylab. "The Shuttle" looks at that program, including the maiden voyage, the Challenger disaster, and the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope. "A Home In Space" centers on repairing the Hubble Space Telescope, construction of the International Space Station, and the Columbia re-entry disaster of 2003. Told by the astronauts and engineers who were there, this series celebrates NASA's triumphs and tragedies, and the history of American space exploration
Through the wormhole : with Morgan Freeman ( visu )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 729 libraries worldwide
"Through the wormhole will explore the deepest mysteries of existence--the questions that have puzzled mankind for eternity. This series brings together the brightest minds and best ideas from the very edges of science--Astrophysics, Astrobiology, Quantum mechanics, String theory and more, to reveal the extraordinary truth of our Universe."--Container
The beauty academy of Kabul ( visu )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 632 libraries worldwide
A group of Western hairstylists open a beauty academy for Afghani women in post-Taliban Kabul
How the universe works by Mike Rowe( visu )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 565 libraries worldwide
Have you ever wondered exactly how our Universe is put together? How is it built? And how it actually works? This is ultimate guide to the Cosmos will show as never before the inner workings of our planet, the Solar System, the galaxies and the Universe itself. This series investigates the nuts and bolts of our cosmos, exploring a whole range of fascinating celestial phenomena and how they came to be the way they are. Experts and mind-blowing CGI, take viewers under the celestial hood to tell the greatest story of all--the story of how we and everything around us began
With all deliberate speed ( visu )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 536 libraries worldwide
On May 17, 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the case of Brown vs. Board of Education that the concept of "separate but equal" school segregation was unconstitutional. Director Peter Gilbert explores the history and legacy of the legal decision
Human body : pushing the limits ( visu )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 526 libraries worldwide
"A groundbreaking series portraying the human body as you've never seen it before. This series takes us across continents, meeting those who have pushed their bodies to the max. The latest CGI and camerawork depicts their ordeals in vivid detail, both externally and through the internal workings of their bodies. Meanwhile our presenter puts his own body through its paces, pushing it to extremes"--Container
Meerkat manor ( visu )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 482 libraries worldwide
Meet the Whiskers, a remarkable family of South African meerkats living on the edge of Africa's Kalahari Desert. Chronicles the every facet of the group's astonishing and complex social lives. From snake attacks to gang warfare, from babysitting the "kids" to repelling ferocious predators, includes never-before-seen behaviors and non-stop adventures of this animal family
Holocaust : in memory of millions by The Discovery Channel( visu )
3 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and held by 477 libraries worldwide
Interviews with concentration camp survivors and the soldiers who liberated them as well as archival film footage and memorabilia meant to stimulate student discussion, letting them determine for themselves the lasting impact of the Holocaust
Flight 29 down by Stan Rogow( visu )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 456 libraries worldwide
When their charter plane goes out of control in a tropical storm, a group of students on a class trip must make an emergency landing on a deserted island. Now, in order to survive, they will have to work together and adapt to a strange new environment while they wait for rescue; but will it come?
Body atlas ( visu )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 434 libraries worldwide
This series takes the viewer on a journey through the human body. New techniques film the interior workings of the body in action. Each program matches the interior process to the way it affects our everyday lives
Stephen Hawking's grand design ( visu )
2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 428 libraries worldwide
Is the apparent 'grand design' of our universe evidence of a benevolent creator who set things in motion, or does science offer another explanation? Delve into the mind of Stephen Hawking as he attempts to answer some of life's biggest questions: Is there a god? What is the meaning of life? And why does the universe exist?
Through the wormhole. with Morgan Freeman ( visu )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 416 libraries worldwide
"Journey Throught the wormhole with Morgan Freemand to probe the biggest mysteries outside the galaxy and inside your mind. Are time and space only illusions? Who would we be without memories? Is death permanent? What is nothing? Each of the ten episodes explores a riddle of modern science, and shows how the best answers always lead to more thought provoking questions."--Container insert
Passport to Europe with Samantha Brown ( visu )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 416 libraries worldwide
Samantha Brown travels to two of the most romantic, most exciting countries in the world, France and Italy. Play in the French Riviera's exuberant Carnival, stroll the streets of Paris, soar along Itay's Amalfi Coast, feel the passion of Rome, and more
Vet emergencies 24/7 by Susan Evento( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 411 libraries worldwide
"Animal behavior tips--make your home pet safe--how to become a vet."--Cover
Inside planet Earth ( visu )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 400 libraries worldwide
It's an ultimate voyage that our world has to offer. A journey from the temperate surface to the fiery core of the Earth. With the aid of stunning visual effects, the unexplored interior of the Earth is split wide open, giving us an unbelievable view. From glowing seams of pure iron ore to sparkling diamond caverns to the magnetic field that keeps us safe from the lethal radiation of space
North America ( visu )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 400 libraries worldwide
"North America: where civilization collides with untamed wilderness. Just feet beyond our own backyards rages a spectacle we rarely see. Join us as we step into this hidden world teeming with life, across impossible mountains and endless deserts. Dive into unexplored forests and crash into rugged coasts. Unforgiving, brutal, yet achingly beautiful, this vast continent offers boundless rewards for those brave enough to take on this land and call her home"--Container
MythBusters ( visu )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 400 libraries worldwide
A large woman becomes stuck when she's suction-sealed onto an airplane toilet seat during a flight, requiring the crew to land before they could help her off-- myth or actual danger? Only two men are brave or foolish enough to find out: MythBusters Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage. The foremost experts on myth busting, Jamie and Adam pit their thirty years of experience in special effects work against the most dangerous and bizarre theories and tales of all time. In this explosive collection of top-rated episodes from the first three seasons, the MythBusters go to unheard of lengths in their mission to ferret out the fallacious and the phony from the factual
Planet Earth : the complete series by David Attenborough( visu )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 388 libraries worldwide
An 11-part series that presents rare footage of Earth's landscapes and wildlife
Australia revealed ( visu )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 375 libraries worldwide
Take an epic adventure with intimate insight into the big, bold, and tenacious country of Australia. In the vast interior, a man transforms the struggle to survive into a game of pathos and humor; on the coast, a naval cadet dreams of a place in the sophisticated navy of the world's largest island; in the tropical North, a couple preserves a storehouse of culture over 40,000 years old; along the Gold Coast, a woman competes to win against nature's colossal waves; across the entire continent, one man dares to build the longest fence in the world to protect the people from the wild
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Discovery Channel
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Discovery Communications, Inc.
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