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Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, inc

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Works: 2,961 works in 4,167 publications in 1 language and 10,756 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 Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, inc
The lottery by Shirley Jackson( Visual )

4 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This overwhelmingly powerful story will spark discussion about society and the individual. Not recommended for children under 12. Teachers should preview
Work of the kidneys by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation( Visual )

3 editions published between 1940 and 1989 in English and held by 138 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 115 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 96 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

Using a wave tank, this program shows that wind moves only the surface layer of water and that the water molecules in a wave move in circles, rather than traveling with the wave
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 68 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 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the flow of a beach, and explains methods of measuring the movement of 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

In this introductory lesson, the humanities are defined as the ways in which man records his ideas, feelings and his search for truth. They deal with matters that never go out of style. The humanities raise questions, then do not answer them, but challenge us to draw our own conclusions. The ways in which man records his ideas and feelings are evident in literature, drama, music, painting and sculpture, architecture, and dancing. Lesson 1
The Spirit of Rome( Visual )

7 editions published between 1963 and 1990 in English and held by 56 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
Rocks that form on the Earth's surface( Visual )

8 editions published between 1964 and 1967 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member 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 by Paul Leadon( Visual )

6 editions published between 1959 and 2010 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents dramatized excerpts from Homer's Odyssey. Gilbert Highet comments on various aspects of the classic epic, such as general background of the Trojan War, characteristics of the hero, and the three themes of the story which are based on one central moral truth
Loon's necklace( Visual )

7 editions published between 1948 and 1995 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member 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
Population ecology by Richard Liebaert( Visual )

6 editions published between 1963 and 1985 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member 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
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 46 WorldCat member 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
Leonardo da Vinci, giant of the Renaissance( Visual )

6 editions published between 1957 and 2016 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aspects of the life and work of Leonardo da Vinci as a painter, sculptor, inventor, and scientist of the Renaissance
Angiosperms : the flowering plants by William A Jensen( Visual )

5 editions published between 1962 and 1987 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member 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
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
 
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