Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
Most widely held works about Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
Most widely held works by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
The Negro in American History ( Book )
7 editions published between 1969 and 1972 in English and held by 2,014 libraries worldwide
Vol. 1, A taste of freedom, 1854-1927. Vol. 2, Slaves and masters, 1567-1854. Vol. 3, New Your, New York.
Makers of America by Wayne Moquin ( Book )
3 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 1,318 libraries worldwide
The lottery ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1968 and 1991 in English and held by 454 libraries worldwide
Presents Shirley Jackson's short story, The Lottery, set in a small American town, where the townspeople gather on a June morning to perform the annual lottery ritual.
Martin Luther King, Jr ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1969 and 1982 in English and held by 380 libraries worldwide
Coretta King, widow of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr., and three of Dr. King's closest friends discuss his impact on the American civil rights movement.
Work of the kidneys ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1972 and 1989 in English and held by 297 libraries worldwide
Studies the functions and relationships of the major parts of the kidneys, and describes the physiological mechanisms by which the kidneys control the volume and composition of the body fluids. Emphasizes the importance of the kidneys as regulators of the internal environment of the body.
Cipher in the snow ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1974 and 2004 in English and held by 219 libraries worldwide
Designed to provide motivation for an effort to meet the concerns of every child in the school setting. Tells about a young student who no one thought was important and the events following his sudden death.
Work of the heart ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1967 and 1988 in English and held by 210 libraries worldwide
Describes the structure and function of the heart. Examines various causes of heart problems and the treatments available.
Spain: the Moorish influence ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and Spanish and held by 204 libraries worldwide
Encompasses Spain's epic story of conquest and reconquest by the Moors. Describes the shifting social and political realities of the Islamic and Christian kingdoms and the influence of Moorish civilization which helped lead to the European Renaissance.
Transportation ( Book )
3 editions published between 1971 and 1992 in English and held by 198 libraries worldwide
Brief descriptions of means of transportation from the earliest beasts of burden to railroads, subways, street cars, automobiles, trucks, ships, planes, etc.
Aristotle's ethics. book 1 the theory of happiness ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1962 and 2009 in English and held by 187 libraries worldwide
Lecturer Mortimer J. Adler interprets Aristotle's theory of happiness and draws a parallel between Aristotle's definition of happiness and the meaning implied in the American Declaration of independence. Uses animated drawings done in the style of paintings on Greek vases to illustrate the pursuit of happiness.
Plato's Apology the life and teachings of Socrates ( Visual )
4 editions published in 1962 in English and held by 183 libraries worldwide
Lecturer Mortimer J. Adler uses dramatized scenes from the dialogs of Plato in presenting a character study of Socrates. Mr. Adler introduces Socrates first as a man who perplexed, inspired, and enraged his fellow citizens; then as a teacher who revolutionized the concept of the teacher's role; and finally as a philosopher who disturbed the complacency of men's minds for all times.
The Medieval mind ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1969 and 2009 in English and held by 179 libraries worldwide
Points out the tensions and conflicts of the Middle Ages, and shows how the architecture of the cathedrals reflects the uneasy balance of opposing forces with their soaring columns, arches, and flying buttresses. Explains how this left a permanent mark on Western civilization.
Photosynthesis ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1961 and 2010 in English and held by 176 libraries worldwide
Combines close-ups of green plants in natural settings with time-lapse scenes of a plant's growth in describing the energy produced by photosynthesis. In laboratory experiments, examines and analyzes the chloroplasts, the central components in the process.
Black dialogues; topics in Afro-American history ( Book )
2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 166 libraries worldwide
175 readings about Afro-American traditions, black nationalism and art, racism, revolution, and other topics by such writers as Franz Fanon, Marcus Garvey, Frederick Douglass, and Malcolm X.
Washington, D.C ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1984 and 1991 in English and held by 154 libraries worldwide
Converted from a Potomac River swampland site to a triumph of urban engineering and architectural elegance, Washington, D.C. has continued to expand and develop for nearly two centuries. This tour focuses on its shrines and monuments, as well as on the vast complexes that house the intricate workings of government.
Medieval theater the play of Abraham and Isaac ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1974 and 2003 in English and held by 142 libraries worldwide
Uses a medieval mystery play about Abraham and Isaac to relate medieval drama, as a means of social control, to the attitudes of the aristocracy and the religious doctrines of the church.
The Necklace ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1980 and 1991 in English and held by 138 libraries worldwide
A dramatization of Maupassants̓ story of bitter irony about a young woman who borrows a diamond necklace and the consequences to her and her husband when she loses it.
Mitosis ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in English and Spanish and held by 138 libraries worldwide
Uses microphotography, animation, and artwork to illustrate the basic process of mitosis in plant and animal cells. Identifies and explains the role of the cell nucleus, DNA, chromosomes, chromatids, and the centriole in the mitosis process. Also discusses cloning.
Chartres Cathedral ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1962 and 1980 in English and held by 137 libraries worldwide
Illustrates the fusion of the three seemingly incompatible elements of intellect, faith, and engineering in one of the best examples of Gothic art.
Mathematics in context ( Book )
19 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 86 libraries worldwide
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