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Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, inc

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Works: 2,965 works in 4,169 publications in 2 languages and 10,669 library holdings
Genres: Children's films  Juvenile works  Drama  Educational films  Short films  Animated films  Nonfiction films  Film adaptations  Christmas films  Internet videos 
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Most widely held works by inc Encyclopaedia Britannica Films
The lottery by Shirley Jackson( Visual )

4 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member 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 by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation( Visual )

3 editions published between 1940 and 1989 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the structure and function of the renal system. Demonstrates through animated drawings and laboratory experiments, the formation of urine, the regulation of blood composition, and the functioning of the bladder. Explains the relation of blood pressure to urine flow, and the rate of secretion as affected by sugar, water, and temperature. For high school and college groups
Plato's Apology : the life and teachings of Socrates( Visual )

7 editions published between 1962 and 2010 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member 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 to come
Chaucer's England : with a special presentation of The pardoner's tale( Visual )

12 editions published between 1957 and 2016 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 95 WorldCat member 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
Waves on water( Visual )

8 editions published between 1965 and 2008 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member 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. Shows that waves are also caused by applying energy to the water's container, as happens in nature when an underwater earthquake alters the ocean floor, producing giant seismic waves
World War I : a documentary on the role of the U.S.A.( Visual )

6 editions published between 1957 and 2010 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member 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
The Beach, a river of sand( Visual )

17 editions published between 1965 and 2004 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the flow of a beach, and explains methods of measuring the movement of the sand
Rocks that originate underground( Visual )

11 editions published between 1964 and 1994 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the characteristics of rocks that form underground, and demonstrates that the appearance of these rocks gives clues as to their formation
The Humanities, what they are and what they do( Visual )

8 editions published between 1959 and 2010 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member 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 complimentary features of the humanities and the sciences
Rocks that form on the Earth's surface( Visual )

8 editions published between 1964 and 1967 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses demonstrations and examples to discuss the origin and composition of sedimentary rocks. Explores some of the ways sediments are produced, transported, deposited, and hardened by processes occurring on land and in shallow water
The Spirit of Rome( Visual )

7 editions published between 1963 and 1990 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses dramatic scenes from Shakespeare's Julius Caesar and George Bernard Shaw's Caesar and Cleopatra to depict the tremendous spectacle of ancient Rome. Filmed in Rome and London
Loon's necklace( Visual )

7 editions published between 1948 and 1995 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Actors wearing masks carved by Indians of British Columbia retell the Tsimshian legend explaining how the loon obtained his white neckband. Kelora, an old blind medicine man from the Nicola River Valley, believes the loon to be his animal father and protector. One winter, bearing his prized white shell necklace, he uses his crossbow to fend off starving wolves that are menacing his people. Come spring, he asks the loon to grant him a favour; to restore his sight. The loon grants Kelora his wish and in return, Kelora gives him his white necklace, which becomes the loon's neckband
The Odyssey by Paul Leadon( Visual )

6 editions published between 1959 and 2010 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Age group: Grades 6-12
Population ecology by Richard Liebaert( Visual )

6 editions published between 1963 and 1985 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses " ... some of the factors which limit the growth of plant and animal populations in their natural environments ... how man's success in shaping his environment to meet his needs has affected the growth rate of human populations ... the causes of the 'population explosion' -- and some of the problems related to it."--Accompanying teacher's guide
The night before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore( Visual )

4 editions published in 1955 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of the poem, originally entitled A visit from St. Nicholas, including sequences which portray the circumstances under which it was written by a professor for the entertainment of his three children
The Medieval manor( Visual )

5 editions published between 1956 and 2010 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 13th century castle in Frnace is the setting for this film that deals with the relations between master and serf in feudal Europe. Explains the origin of the feudal system and the benefits which it offered to both lord and serf. Recreates phases of life on a representative manor. Discusses the duties of the lord and his seneschal, the work of the artisans, the three-field system of agriculture, the operation of the manor court, and the function of the abbey. Includes scenes of festivities accompanying the marriage of the lord's son. Animation and live action
Art of the Middle Ages( Visual )

5 editions published between 1963 and 1989 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Canady 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 visable summary of the philosophical and intellectual world of the Middle Ages
Michelangelo by Creighton Gilbert( Visual )

6 editions published between 1965 and 2016 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story of Michelangelo--the pressures of the art-centered world of his time that used his talents in painting, architecture, and engineering in spite of his desire to be only a sculptor. Presents examples of his success in stone through such works as Bacchus, David, Victory, Moses, the Pieta, and the Dying captive, as well as his frescoes in the Sistine Chapel
Leonardo da Vinci, giant of the Renaissance( Visual )

6 editions published between 1957 and 2016 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aspects of the life and work of Leonardo da Vinci as a painter, sculptor, inventor, and scientist of the Renaissance
Indians of early America( Visual )

4 editions published in 1957 in English and Spanish and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of Indian life and culture at the time the first white settlers came to America. Describes living patterns of agricultural Indians of the Southwest, fishermen of the Northwest, hunters of the eastern woodlands, and buffalo hunters of the Great Plains
 
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