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Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, inc

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Works: 2,982 works in 4,206 publications in 2 languages and 10,369 library holdings
Genres: Children's films  Drama  Juvenile works  Educational films  Short films  Nonfiction films  Animated films  Christmas films  Film adaptations  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 247 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 )

4 editions published between 1940 and 1989 in English and held by 128 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 )

8 editions published between 1962 and 2010 in English and held by 110 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 92 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 69 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 65 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 )

18 editions published between 1965 and 2004 in English and held by 60 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. Demonstrates that an analysis of crystals will indicate whether a rock is volcanic, plutonic, or metamorphic
Rocks that form on the Earth's surface( Visual )

8 editions published between 1964 and 1967 in English and held by 54 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 Humanities, what they are and what they do( Visual )

8 editions published between 1959 and 2010 in English and held by 53 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
Loon's necklace( Visual )

7 editions published between 1948 and 1995 in English and held by 52 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 Spirit of Rome( Visual )

7 editions published between 1963 and 1990 in English and held by 52 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
The Odyssey by Homer( Visual )

6 editions published between 1959 and 2010 in English and held by 51 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
The night before Christmas by Clement Clarke Moore( Visual )

4 editions published in 1955 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captioned photographs are used to illustrate Clement C. Moore's poem about a visit from St. Nicholas
Population ecology by Richard Liebaert( Visual )

6 editions published between 1963 and 1985 in English and held by 46 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 Medieval manor( Visual )

5 editions published between 1956 and 2010 in English and held by 46 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 45 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
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
Leonardo da Vinci, giant of the Renaissance( Visual )

6 editions published between 1957 and 2016 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aspects of the life and work of Leonardo da Vinci as a painter, sculptor, inventor, and scientist of the Renaissance
Michelangelo by Creighton Gilbert( Visual )

6 editions published between 1965 and 2016 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film can be used to highlight a representative feature of Renaissance life, the relation between the artist and his patron (usually among the key political leaders of the day). The narration adds a contemporary feeling because it was adapted from documents of Michelangelo's time, his letters, and biographies of Vasari and Condivi
 
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