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Compton, Jean

Works: 60 works in 75 publications in 1 language and 299 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Internet videos  Nonfiction films  Documentary films  Biographical films  Juvenile works  Children's films  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Author
Classifications: QP145, 612
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Publications about Jean Compton
Publications by Jean Compton
Most widely held works by Jean Compton
Can't you hear the wind howl? the life & music of Robert Johnson ( visu )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 117 libraries worldwide
An award-winning documentary on the enigmatic bluesman Robert Johnson. Includes discography of Johnson recordings
The Study game a video based study system ( visu )
in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
Combines 4 proven steps to learning (listening, reading, discussion, and action) with multi-media elements in a fully integrated educational program. Role models and real people teach what's behind their personal and professional success
Uniquely Texas [a Lone Star look at cultural and heritage tourism] ( visu )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
"Uniquely Texas is a video project highlighting cultural and heritage tourism in Texas. It is intended to educate viewers about the value and viability of this fast-growing segment of the tourism industry and teach methods to create successful cultural and heritage tourism programs and sites ... [The video] is the result of a collaborative effort between project partners: Texas Association of Museums, Texas Commission on the Arts, Texas Historical Commission [and] Texas Travel Industry Association"--Guide
Lifecycle adulthood and aging ( visu )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Explores the influences of nutrition and lifestyle in adulthood and aging with three profiles: a 30-year-old couple making lifestyle choices different from their parents to improve health and longevity; a 70-year-old woman who had bypass surgery and who is an active member of the Dancing Grannies traveling aerobic troupe; and a 90-year-old couple who portray health and vitality in spite of their years. With commentary by Floristene Johnson, R.D., Administration on Aging, Dallas, Tex
Lifecycle pregnancy ( visu )
3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Describes the impact of nutrition, exercise, and weight on pregnancy outcomes by profiling three pregnant woman: a teenager, an overweight woman, and a physically active woman. With commentary by Erica Gunderson, M.S., M. Ed., R.D., University of California, Berkeley
The Study game ( visu )
2 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Four leaders from the world of sports encourage students to have a good attitude toward school, to improve classroom skills, to concentrate and to organize homework and time
Nutrition basics why food matters by Thomas Incledon( visu )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
In the past few decades there has been a revolution in the way people think about food and nutrition. How did this revolution come about and how has it affected the foods we eat? Looks at what this revolution has taught us about diet and health and poses the question, is there more we can learn about the nutritional value of food?
Vitamins water soluble ( visu )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Vitamins give energy-yielding nutrients a boost and help propel these along the metabolic path. Identifies the eight B vitamins but focusses on vitamins B and C re: primary functions in the body, coenzyme forms, deficiency and toxicity symptoms and/or disease, major food sources, and destructibility of these vitamins. Describes the storage and cooking methods for the water-soluble vitamin. Explains the antioxidant effect of vitamin C on the body
An Alphabetter answer ( visu )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
An educational video in the crusade against drug/alcohol abuse
Metabolism ( visu )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Explains what energy metabolism is, what it does, and how to boost the metabolic rate to burn calories. Discusses how alcohol abuse affects metabolism
Digestive system your personal power plant by William J Krause( visu )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
This program examines the processes by which the digestive system acts as a power plant for the body by turning food into energy. Topics discussed include the process of energy conversion; the structure and function of the organs of the digestive system; the role of enzymes; and maintaining a healthy digestive system. A viewable/printable instructor's guide is available online. A Cambridge Educational Production. (34 minutes)
Marketing products ( visu )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Focuses on the vital importance of product marketing. Marketing research activities allow the business to identify customer needs and allocate resources to develop, produce, promote, price and distribute the products for a profit
Fats the lipids family ( visu )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Fat is an essential nutrient that has the most calories to offer. Identifies members of the lipid family (triglycerides, sterols) and the basic functions of lipids in the body (energy production). Describes briefly the chemical structures of VLDL (very low density lipids), LDL (low level density lipids), HDL (high density lipids) and the complicated process of production (liver), digestion, absorption and transport (lipoproteins) of lipids. Discusses the role of cholesterol (found only in animal foods). Explains the differences between saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids; reviews the 2 kinds of fat substitutes (protein-based, e.g. Simplesse; olestra); and demonstrates the use of the fat content finder wheel
Fats health effects ( visu )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Cites the recommended intake of total dietary fat (30% of the calories consumed), saturated and monounsaturated fat. Explains the link between a high-fat diet and heart disease. Compares the traditional U.S. meat-based diet with the Greek olive-based diet and how these affect health. Explains how omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids prevent platelet build-up in blood vessels. Reviews options for reducing dietary fat: consult the food guide pyramid, reduce portions, use low-fat versions. Explains the health risks associated with a high-fat diet for those with type II diabetes
Protein form & function ( visu )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Protein is an important nutrient that builds/develops muscle that supplies the raw material for blood, muscle tissue and bone by: repairing/replacing cells, acting as a catalyst to facilitate chemical reactions in the body, and transporting hemoglobin to the cells. Describes breakdown and resynthesis of protein, and the characteristics of protein energy malnutrition (PEM) including its impact on growth and health. Discusses the role of advertising promoting protein/amino supplements, the link of protein to fat and cholesterol, and the recommended intake of protein
Physical activity fitness basics ( visu )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Illustrates that nutrition, frequent and regular exercise are the basic elements of good health. States the components for maintaining fitness and health: aerobics for the cardiovascular system, muscular conditioning, flexibility, and proper nutrition. Cites the benefits of exercise: reduces stress level, improves over-all health, and may increase life span. Emphasizes the need for a good diet, focussing on carbohydrates, vegetables, fruit, and adequate protein
It's strictly business ( visu )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Highlighting small business ( visu )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Defines small business and describes its role in the business community, identifies the advantages and disadvantages of small businesses relative to large businesses, explains the process of starting a small business and the causes of failures, and describes the concept and advantages of franchising
Managing a business ( visu )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Defines the concept and importance of management; explains the functions, levels, and roles of managers; and describes the three principal management styles and the process of deriving a management decision
Applied nutrition ( visu )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Reviews how the lack of nutrition and exercise, and presence of lifestyle factors (stress, family, job, overeating, alcohol, smoking) influence the following conditions: type II diabetes, high blood cholesterol, and obesity. Describes how positive choices in nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle can improve these conditions, and describes the challenges faced by people with these conditions
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