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Encyclopaedia Britannica Films, inc

Overview
Works: 3,030 works in 4,023 publications in 2 languages and 11,189 library holdings
Genres: Short films  Drama  Nonfiction films  Film adaptations  Educational films  Science films  Folklore  Biographical films  Documentary films  Biography 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PS3519.A392, 813.54
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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 306 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 )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 162 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 136 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
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 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 )

7 editions published between 1965 and 2008 in English and held by 78 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 67 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 Spirit of Rome( Visual )

6 editions published between 1963 and 1990 in English and held by 66 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 63 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 )

10 editions published between 1964 and 1985 in English and Spanish and held by 61 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 rocks
The Beach, a river of sand( Visual )

13 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
Population ecology( Visual )

6 editions published between 1963 and 1985 in English and held by 58 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( Visual )

4 editions published in 1955 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member 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
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

Summary: 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 Loon's necklace( Visual )

6 editions published between 1948 and 1995 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summary: 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
Art of the Middle Ages( Visual )

5 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 Odyssey( Visual )

4 editions published between 1965 and 1985 in English and held by 50 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
Leonardo da Vinci, giant of the Renaissance( Visual )

5 editions published between 1957 and 1983 in English and held by 49 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( Visual )

5 editions published between 1962 and 1987 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at flowering plants
The Odyssey( Visual )

4 editions published between 1965 and 1985 in English and held by 48 WorldCat member 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
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
 
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