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Most widely held works by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, inc
The lottery ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 412 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.
Work of the kidneys ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1940 and 1989 in English and held by 267 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.
Plato's Apology the life and teachings of Socrates ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1962 and 2010 in English and held by 175 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.
Chaucer's England with a special presentation of The pardoner's tale ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1957 and 2010 in English and held by 108 libraries worldwide
Dramatizes Chaucer's The pardoner's tale, using the locations trod by Chaucer's pilgrims, with scenes of Canterbury and the Tabard Inn in London.
The Spirit of Rome ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1963 and 1986 in English and held by 102 libraries worldwide
Uses dramatic scenes from Shakespeare's Julius Caesar and George Bernard Shaw's Ceaesar and Cleopatra to depict the tremendous spectacle of ancient Rome. Filmed in Rome and London.
Rocks that originate underground ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1966 and 1967 in English and held by 86 libraries worldwide
Discusses the physical structure of rocks thrust to the earth's surface from geological cataclysms such as volcanoes and earthquakes.
Waves on water ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1965 and 2008 in English and held by 83 libraries worldwide
Uses principles discovered in the laboratory as a basis for interpreting the characteristics of waves and wave motion on the sea surface. Identifies wind as the most common source of a wave's energy, and points out that observation of waves in a tank reveals that the particles in a wave describe circular orbits of a size inversely related to depth.
World War I a documentary on the role of the U.S.A ( Visual )
5 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 82 libraries worldwide
Through documentary scenes of the period and actual words of historical figures describes events leading up to the entry of the United States into World War I; the course of the war, and Wilson's role at the peace conference.
Rocks that form on the Earth's surface ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1964 and 1967 in English and held by 77 libraries worldwide
Uses demonstrations and examples in discussing the origin and composition of sedimentary rocks. Explains methods by which students can learn about the ways in which sediments are produced, transported, accumulated, and hardened into sedimentary rock.
The Odyssey. I, Structure of the epic ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1965 and 1985 in English and held by 73 libraries worldwide
Dr. Highet presents the basic framework of the Odyssey, providing the general background of the Trojan War and the events in Odysseus' home while he was away. Dramatizes highlights of the travels of Odysseus.
The night before Christmas ( Visual )
4 editions published in 1955 in English and held by 71 libraries worldwide
While scurrying about for a midnight snack, Gregory the mouse sees a mischievous Christmas fairy casting an evil spell to stop Santa. It is now up to him to break the spell before time runs out.
Art of the Middle Ages ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1963 and 1989 in English and held by 68 libraries worldwide
John Canaday documents various aspects of the six major medieval cathedrals of France, explaining the symbolism of the architectural and sculptural styles, and pointing out that the cathedral stands as a visible summary of the philosophical and intellectual world of the Middle Ages. Animation sequences highlight the basic structural differences between the Gothic and Romanesque architectural styles.
The Humanities, what they are and what they do ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1959 and 2010 in English and held by 68 libraries worldwide
Clifton Fadiman discusses what the humanities are and why they are studied, using examples of literature, photography, and music. Points out the dissimilarities and complementary features of the humanities and the sciences.
Angiosperms the flowering plants ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1962 and 1987 in English and held by 64 libraries worldwide
Examines the structural and reproductive characteristics which distinguish the angiosperms from other plants. Combines animated drawings with time-lapse photography to show the processes of pollination, formation of seeds and fruit, seed dispersal, and plant growth.
The Odyssey. III, The central themes ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1965 and 1985 in English and held by 64 libraries worldwide
Dr. Highet points out that the Odyssey is an epic poem and a tale of heroic conflict, that the story has three different themes skillfully interwoven, and that all three are based on one central moral truth.
Population ecology ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1963 and 1985 in English and held by 62 libraries worldwide
Examines some of the factors which limit the growth of plant and animal populations in their natural environments; explains how man's success in controlling his environment has affected the growth rate of the human population; and considers some of the problems related to the population explosion.
Origin of land plants liverworts and mosses ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1962 and 1988 in English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
This tape shows that algae from shallow waters developed a resistance to dehydration and eventually evolved into land plants. The most primitive living land plants are the liverworts and mosses (bryophytes). This tape explains why bryophytes are small and details the differences between algae and liverworts that help liverworts survive on land. Finally, the tape presents the life cycles of both mosses and liverworts.
The Beach a river of sand ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1965 and 2004 in English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
Describes the flow of a beach, and explains methods of measuring the movement of the sand.
Leonardo da Vinci, giant of the Renaissance ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1957 and 1983 in English and held by 58 libraries worldwide
Aspects of the life and work of Leonardo da Vinci as a painter, sculptor, inventor, and scientist of the Renaissance. Filmed on location in Italy and France.
Loon's necklace ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1948 and 1995 in English and held by 53 libraries worldwide
Dramatizes the Indian legend of how the loon, a water bird, received his distinguishing neckband. Ceremonial masks carved by the Indians of British Columbia establish the characters of the story and portray the Indian's sensitivity to the moods of nature. For intermediate and high schoool grades and adult groups.
American literature Amphibians Apology (Plato) Art Birds Civilization Criticism, interpretation, etc. Drama Ecology Economic history Educational films England Erosion Fiction films Film adaptations Films France Great Britain Greece Hamlet (Shakespeare, William) History Indians of North America Industries Jackson, Shirley,--1916-1965 Juvenile works Kidneys Manners and customs Middle Ages Nonfiction films Ocean waves Odyssey (Homer) Pardoner's tale (Chaucer, Geoffrey) Pictorial works Platyhelminthes Rocks Rome Science films Sedimentary rocks Shakespeare, William,--1564-1616 Short films Social acceptance Social history Socrates Tradition (Philosophy) Travel Twain, Mark,--1835-1910 United States War--Causes World War (1914-1918) World War (1939-1945)
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