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Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, inc

Overview
Works: 2,949 works in 4,102 publications in 1 language and 11,080 library holdings
Genres: Children's films  Drama  Juvenile works  Short films  Animated films  Christmas films  Film adaptations  Nonfiction films  Educational films  Science films 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PS2429.M5, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, inc
The lottery by Shirley Jackson( Visual )

3 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 282 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 160 WorldCat member 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 )

7 editions published between 1962 and 2010 in English and held by 129 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 )

10 editions published between 1957 and 2010 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 76 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
Rocks that originate underground( Visual )

11 editions published between 1964 and 1994 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the characteristics of rocks that form underground. Demonstrates that an analysis of crystals will indicate whether a rock is volcanic, plutonic, or metamorphic
The Spirit of Rome( Visual )

7 editions published between 1963 and 1990 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member 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
World War I : a documentary on the role of the U.S.A.( Visual )

5 editions published in 1957 in English and held by 60 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
Rocks that form on the Earth's surface( Visual )

8 editions published between 1964 and 1967 in English and held by 59 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
Population ecology by Richard Liebaert( Visual )

6 editions published between 1963 and 1985 in English and held by 57 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 Beach, a river of sand( Visual )

14 editions published between 1965 and 2004 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the flow of a beach, and explains methods of measuring the movement of the sand
Loon's necklace( Visual )

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

Brings to life an Indian legend of how the loon, a water bird, received his neckband. Authentic ceremonial masks carved by the Indians of British Columbia, plays the characters of the story. The necklace used to belong to an old blind man, and when he puts it on, he had the power to perform miracles, like saving the village from a pack of hungry wolves. It is this necklace that came in the loon's possession. Awards: International Film Festival, Edinburgh
The Humanities, what they are and what they do( Visual )

7 editions published between 1959 and 2010 in English and held by 54 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 complementary features of the humanities and the sciences
The night before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore( Visual )

4 editions published in 1955 in English and held by 51 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
Art of the Middle Ages( Visual )

6 editions published between 1963 and 1989 in English and held by 50 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
The Medieval manor( Visual )

5 editions published between 1956 and 2010 in English and held by 48 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
Leonardo da Vinci, giant of the Renaissance( Visual )

5 editions published between 1957 and 1983 in English and held by 48 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 47 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
The poisoned kingdom( Visual )

9 editions published between 1959 and 2010 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The third lesson on Hamlet. Maynard Mack discusses characterization to bring out the deeper implications in this story of a ruined kingdom, pointing out that there is a type of poison that permeates both the characters and kingdom in the play as illustrated in the scenes between Polonius and Laertes, between Hamlet and the Queen in the bedroom, between Claudius and Laertes and between Hamlet and Claudius in the praying scene
The Odyssey( Visual )

2 editions published between 1965 and 1985 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member 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
 
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