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Discovery Communications, Inc

Overview
Works: 5,167 works in 6,793 publications in 3 languages and 91,575 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Science television programs  Documentary films  Nature television programs  Educational television programs  Television programs  History  Interviews  Nonfiction films 
Roles: fds, prn, brd, Editor, Distributor, Producer
Classifications: QH45.5, 508
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Publications about Discovery Communications, Inc
Publications by Discovery Communications, Inc
Most widely held works by Discovery Communications, Inc
Encounters at the end of the world ( visu )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,144 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 )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 799 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 733 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
Body atlas by Vivienne King( visu )
4 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 638 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
The beauty academy of Kabul ( visu )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 638 libraries worldwide
A group of Western hairstylists open a beauty academy for Afghani women in post-Taliban Kabul
Meerkat manor ( visu )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 553 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
With all deliberate speed ( visu )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 541 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
How the universe works by Mike Rowe( visu )
2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 540 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
Human body pushing the limits ( visu )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 520 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
Holocaust in memory of millions ( visu )
3 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 489 libraries worldwide
From the halls of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Walter Cronkite chronicles the entire story of the Holocaust-- from the rise of the Nazi party and their plan to exterminate the Jewish people, to tales of incredible bravery among Holocaust survivors and those who liberated the concentration camps. Combines original footage and personal photographs with oral histories by those who survived
MythBusters ( visu )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 488 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
Mythbusters ( visu )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 446 libraries worldwide
Jaime Hyneman and Adam Savage, two special effects experts, set out to test urban legends, movie myths, and other commonly held beliefs, to decide whether they hold any truth or are busted
Growing up Arctic ( visu )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 439 libraries worldwide
Follow four of the Arctic's greatest animals as they grow in their first year of life: a surviving polar bear cub, an endangered penguin chick, an orphaned baby walrus, and a stranded baby seal
Planet Earth the complete series by David Attenborough( visu )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 432 libraries worldwide
An 11-part series that presents rare footage of Earth's landscapes and wildlife
Stephen Hawking's grand design ( visu )
2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 416 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?
Vet emergencies 24/7 by Susan Evento( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 410 libraries worldwide
"Animal behavior tips--make your home pet safe--how to become a vet."--Cover
Through the wormhole. with Morgan Freeman ( visu )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 409 libraries worldwide
Explore the edges of space and time with Morgan Freeman as your guide in Through The Wormhole. Ten thought-provoking episodes comprise Season Three. Viewers will hold in their hands answers to some of the world's greatest mysteries
Inside planet Earth ( visu )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 396 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
Passport to Europe with Samantha Brown ( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 388 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
North America ( visu )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 385 libraries worldwide
North America: where civilization collides with untamed wilderness. Just feet beyond our own back yards 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
 
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DCI
Discovery Channel
Discovery Channel Bethesda, Md
Discovery Communications Inc.
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English (81)
Chinese (2)
Korean (1)
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