WQED (Television station : Pittsburgh, Pa.)
Most widely held works about WQED (Television station : Pittsburgh, Pa.)
Most widely held works by WQED (Television station : Pittsburgh, Pa.)
Egypt quest for eternity ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1982 and 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 1,361 libraries worldwide
Host E.G. Marshall looks at the ancient Egyptians who spent their whole lifetime preparing for life after death. Shows how the monuments and temples they left behind celebrate the power and mystery of their civilization. Highlights the works of Ramses.
Rain forest ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and held by 1,205 libraries worldwide
Showcases the rare beauty and rich variety of plant and animal life found in a Costa Rican rain forest. Also examines the impact of man's exploitation of the rain forest on this fragile ecosystem.
Among the wild chimpanzees ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in English and Chinese and held by 895 libraries worldwide
Documents Jane Goodall's twenty-two year field research on the wild chimpanzees of East Africa. Shows the Chimpanzees' nomadic behavior, their family structure, and their ability to hunt and make and use tools. Also looks at discoveries of warfare and cannibalism.
Sharks ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1982 and 1995 in English and Spanish and held by 832 libraries worldwide
Documents research underway on the variety of species of sharks, their feeding habits, sensory abilities, and behavioral oddities, and tells how th fish is wrongfully maligned. University of Maryland professor and shark enthusiast Eugenie Clark takes the viewer along on her underwater explorations and to Japan to witness cultural ceremonies that attend the shark fishing season.
Mysteries of mankind ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1988 and 2009 in English and held by 817 libraries worldwide
Traces anthropological research in human evolution, beginning with discoveries in Africa of australopithecine bones, the Leakeys' discoveries in the African Rift Valley and Olduvai Gorge, and Johanson's work in Hadar, Ethiopia. Includes discussion of dating techniques such as laser dating and the search for a common ancestor.
Jerusalem within these walls ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1985 and 1995 in English and held by 799 libraries worldwide
A kaleidoscopic view of Jerusalem and its people as they are today--the remarkable outcome of 3,000 years of history, hope, and faith.
Living treasures of Japan ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and held by 737 libraries worldwide
Profiles nine artisans and performing artists who are recognized by law as "holders of important intangible cultural properties" and are charged with publicly exhibiting their works and teaching their artistry to apprentices. Pays visits to a potter, doll sculptor, puppeteer, papermaker, koto musician, swordmaker, textile weaver and dyer, kabuki theater actor, and bellmaker.
The Grizzlies ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in 3 languages and held by 725 libraries worldwide
Discusses the physical characteristics and behavior of the grizzly. Explores the relationship between the bear and man.
Miracle at Moreaux ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in English and held by 715 libraries worldwide
During World War II, three Jewish children fleeing Nazi-occupied France find refuge in a Catholic school run by Sister Gabrielle, who with her students devises a dangerous plan to help the children reach the border--and freedom.
The Great whales ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1977 and 1999 in English and Spanish and held by 706 libraries worldwide
A documentary on whales, including information on their anatomy, communication and migration patterns.
Gorilla ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1981 and 1995 in English and Spanish and held by 693 libraries worldwide
Calls attention to the plight of the gorilla, which is on the verge of extinction. Profiles a zookeeper, a research scientist, a research psychologist, a writer-photographer, and a husband and wife team working on the mountain gorilla project. Film footage demonstrates the animals' intelligence, humanlike qualities, and the effects of their exploitation by humans.
The Explorers a century of discovery ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1988 and 1995 in English and Spanish and held by 680 libraries worldwide
Presents 100 years of explorations participated in or chronicled by the National Geographic Society.
Amazon, land of the flooded forest ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 642 libraries worldwide
Explores the Amazon River region where every year flood waters overflow the riverbanks, invading the land and creating a wondrous world where the life of river and forest is joined. Naturalist Michael Goulding shares his knowledge of the area, its people, and interrelationships among fish and animals of the forest canopy.
Cats caressing the tiger ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and held by 642 libraries worldwide
By night, they're ruthless hunters that stalk their prey with a keen sense of sight and smell. By day, they're playful, loving companions for millions. Today, cats ournumber dogs as America's favorite pet. Worshiped in ancient Egypt and persecuted during medieval times, domestic cats over the centuries have been feared and adored. As comforting companions, cats provide therapy for the elderly and autistic. But as dramatic sequences show, the behavior of cats is never far removed from that of their cousins in the wild. If you've ever wondered why cats always land on all four feet or what makes them purr, watch this video.
Planet earth ( Visual )
29 editions published between 1985 and 2006 in English and held by 641 libraries worldwide
Scientists explain current theories about the formation of the earth's continents, oceans and climate, and examine the earth's relationship to the sun and other planets.
Love those trains ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1984 and 1993 in English and held by 631 libraries worldwide
Presents a nostalgic journey into the world of trains. Travels aboard the Orient Express as it wines and dines the elite, the Guayaquil/Quito Train which transports rooftop passengers through the Andes, and the Salad Bowl Express which ships fresh produce from California to New York. Also shows the 150th anniversary celebration of the John Bull, the world's oldest operable steam engine.
African wildlife ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1980 and 1995 in English and Spanish and held by 594 libraries worldwide
Filmed in Namibia's Etosha National Park over the course of two years, this film captures extraordinary close-ups of animal behavior: a wildebeest giving birth, a zebra mother successfully defending her foal from the swift attack of a cheetah, and a young springbuck alerting his herd to the presence of a predator with stiff-legged leaps.
Elephant ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in English and held by 585 libraries worldwide
Of all the creatures that walk this planet, the elephant is the largest, strongest, and among the most intelligent. From Sri Lanka to Kenya, ELEPHANT is a charming, sometimnes alarming, in-depth look at this magnificent animal and its precarious future. In Asia, watch man and beast work side-by-side in a land where the elephant is an object of worship and affection. In the open spaces of Africa, marvel at the behavior of wild elephants as they communicate over great distances. And finally, witness the birth of a baby elephant as it struggles to its feet for the very first time.
Realm of the alligator ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1986 and 2000 in English and Spanish and held by 581 libraries worldwide
Supreme ruler of the peat swamp, the alligator is more than cold-blooded and, at night, red-eyed. This detailed portrait reveals it as a skilled communicator and even a conscientious parent.
Surviving Everest ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 517 libraries worldwide
A remarkable insider's look at what it takes to climb the highest, most dangerous mountain on Earth-- Mount Everest.
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Pittsburgh (Pa.). W.Q.E.D. (Television station)
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Pittsburgh. Television Station WQED
W.Q.E.D. (Television station : Pittsburgh, Pa.)
WQED (Television station : Pittsburgh, Pa.)
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