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Seftel, Joshua

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Publications by Joshua Seftel
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War, Inc. by Joshua Seftel( visu )
24 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 834 libraries worldwide
An emotionally-repressed hit man gets more than he bargained for when he agrees to assassinate a Middle Eastern oil minister
American Experience ( visu )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 423 libraries worldwide
What began as a broadcast performance of H.G. Welles' fantasy, The War of the Worlds, turned into one of the biggest mass hysteria events in U.S. history. American Experience examines the elements that together created this frenzy, including our longtime fascination with life on Mars; the emergence of radio as a powerful new medium; and the creative wunderkind Orson Welles, the twenty-three-year-old director of the drama and mischief-maker supreme. The film contains reanactments of reactions to the hoax from people all over the United States
Can I eat that? ( visu )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 395 libraries worldwide
Looks at some of the scientific aspects of food, including the chemistry involved in cooking a turkey, the nutritional benefits of cooking, and how taste works. Profiles Nathan Myhrvold, a scientist responsible for creating new foods in a laboratory
How smart can we get? ( visu )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 317 libraries worldwide
"How do you get a genius brain? Is it all in your genes? Or is it hard work? Is it possible that everyone's brain has untapped genius -- just waiting for the right circumstances so it can be unleashed? From a man who can immediately name the day of the week of any date in history to a "memory athlete" who can remember strings of hundreds of random numbers, David Pogue meets people stretching the boundaries of what the human mind can do. Then, Pogue puts himself to the test: after high-resolution scanning, he finds out how the anatomy of his brain measures up against the greatest mind of the century: Albert Einstein."--PBS website
Taking on the Kennedys ( visu )
8 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 300 libraries worldwide
The story of Republican Kevin Vigilante's unsuccessful 1996 campaign for the House of Representatives in his native Rhode Island, in which he was opposed by Democrat Patrick Kennedy (the son of long-time Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy). After initially pledging to run a clean race, Vigilante soon realizes his chances are nil unless he engages in some good old-fashioned mud-slinging
Lidia celebrates America ( visu )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 173 libraries worldwide
When immigrants came to America, they brought with them not only their grandmothers' recipes, but also centuries-old traditions. Join beloved chef and cookbook author Lidia Bastianich on an eye-opening culinary journey as she visits with families sharing their traditions, getting a rare and deeply personal glimpse into the wonderful diversity of American culture and food
Lidia celebrates America. something borrowed, something new ( visu )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 104 libraries worldwide
Chef and cookbook author Lidia Bastianich join four couples as they explore the wedding foods and traditions of different cultures
Dogs, man's best friend ( visu )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 93 libraries worldwide
How did the fierce wolf become a playful puppy? Why are there so many varieties of dogs? And how did they earn their place as "man's best friend"? This collection seeks to answer these questions-- and more
Ennis' gift : a film about learning differences ( visu )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 69 libraries worldwide
In this film you meet actors, scientists, business leaders, a polar explorer, a teacher and dozens of others, both children and adults, who have one thing in common: they all have learning differences. These individuals refused to be limited by their difficulties or defined by the labels that were assigned to them. Special appearances by James Earl Jones, Henry Winkler, Charles Schwab, Danny Glover, Lindsay Wagner, Robert Rauschenberg, Bruce Jenner, Jack Horner, and others
Dogs, man's best friend ( visu )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
Examines new discoveries which are revealing that man's best friend is smarter than we ever thought, with a brain that resembles our own in ways we never imagined. Also features segments about dolphins, octopuses, and parrots
Conversations in literature : an eight-part professional development workshop for grade 6-12 literature and language arts teachers ( visu )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
"In this video workshop, teachers, academics, and authors gather as a "community of readers", immersing themselves in classic and contemporary literature from Hamlet to works by Langston Hughes, James Dickey, and Alice Walker. These participants, led by Dr. Judith Langer, model the habits of effective readers in an approach known as "envisionment building". The readers develop interpretations by stepping into and moving through the text using their own unique perspectives."--Container
Lost and Found: The Story of Romania's Forgotten Children ( visu )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
The legacy of the governmental policies concerning population growth and the family under the Communist rule in Romania of Nicolae Ceausescu were devastating. This documentary presents an uncompromising look at the situation of scores of thousands of children in the state orphanages today. Winner of 20 international awards, Lost and Found is an excellent film for the study of recent eastern European history, politics and their effects on health and human welfare
How does the brain work? ( file )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
This episode of NOVA scienceNOW delves into some pretty heady stuff, examining magic and the brain, artificial intelligence, magnetic mind control, and the work of neuroscientist and synesthesia researcher David Eagleman. Can we really believe our own eyes? Will machines one day think like us? Can magnetic wands effectively control brain functions and treat depression? Explore this and more
It's the hard knock life ( visu )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
A feature length, primetime PBS documentary that provides an inside look at the Tony-nominated revival of the classic musical, Annie. The film documents the production through the lens of three acclaimed theater professionals: choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler, costume designer Susan Hilferty, and set designer David Korins, who have been tasked with re-imagining the classic song, "It's the Hard-Knock Life."
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