Most widely held works by Martin Weitz
Poisoning the land by Martin Weitz ( Book )
4 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in Spanish and English and held by 312 libraries worldwide
Describes the ways in which we are polluting the earth and why this poses problems for us and future generations. Also examines practical solutions to prevent further pollution.
Water ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and held by 121 libraries worldwide
This program explains the crucial part water plays in the body's functioning and examines the system for maintaining sufficient levels of hydration. Drinking, sweating, and breathing are covered. The urinary tract is analyzed in detail, with particular attention given to the functioning of the kidneys.
Breakdown ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 119 libraries worldwide
Shows what happens to food through the entire human alimentary canal. Shows how food is dissolved in acid, how the liver and gall bladder work, and how digestion and absorption are carried out.
Health shock : how to avoid ineffective and hazardous medical treatment by Martin Weitz ( Book )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 105 libraries worldwide
Health shock : a guide to ineffective and hazardous medical treatment by Martin Weitz ( Book )
2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 97 libraries worldwide
Eating to live ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1984 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 80 libraries worldwide
Explores appetite and hunger in the human body. By means of photography of the interior of the body, shows the actions of a salivary gland, the swallowing reflex, and the churning of the stomach as food is broken down and processed.
The Living body. Nerves at work ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in English and held by 59 libraries worldwide
Explores the human nervous system showing how nerve signals are transmitted. Examines the part played by nerve messages in reflex actions and the chemical and electrical activities of nerve cell networks.
Decision ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and held by 58 libraries worldwide
Shows how the human brain organizes input and output to make a simple but lifesaving decision. Examines the functions of the cortex, nerve circuits, and individual nerve cells.
Nerves at work ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 58 libraries worldwide
Explores the human nervous system, showing how nerve signals are transmitted. Examines the part played by nerve messages in reflex actions and the chemical and electrical activities of nerve cell networks.
Aging ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1984 and 1991 in English and held by 57 libraries worldwide
Covers the physical processes of aging in the human body, examining the various body systems to see how and why they change with age. Discusses the changes that are unavoidable and those that can be slowed down or reversed.
Ageing ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1984 and 1991 in English and held by 57 libraries worldwide
"This program covers the physical process of aging, examining the various body systems to see how and why they change as they age. It also shows that not all the changes in older people are inevitable and that some changes in the aging body can be slowed down or reversed."--Cover.
Health shock by Martin Weitz ( Book )
3 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and held by 50 libraries worldwide
Our talented brain ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 48 libraries worldwide
Explores the neural structure of the brain and its relationship to human culture. Focuses on the physiological brain capacity, use of memory, and use of symbols.
The Living body ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and held by 41 libraries worldwide
This 26-part program explores the many structures and every major function, system, and organ of the human body. Uses the latest diagnostic tools fitted with cameras to provide interior views, while conversion of the entire human body to a computer database provides high resolution, three-dimensional color images of anatomical and physiological processes. The series divides this information into the following broad categories: introduction to the body, the senses, sleep, cell duplication, the urinary tract, digestion, muscles and joints, mechanisms of defense, hormones, the nervous system, the circulatory system, reproduction, the aging process, and a review.
The Immortal genes ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
This program charts the stages of human development from infant, to parent, to grandparent and the care necessary to enable a child to grow up healthy and well adjusted. The importance of mother/child bonding, the strategies babies use to keep mothers nearby, and the purposes of human longevity are discussed. In addition, lessons from animals and the ancients are noted, such as the best posture for giving birth.
Growth and change ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
Explores growth in the human body. Studies cell division and multiplication through cinemicrophotography and the growth of a tooth through time-lapse photography.
Hot and cold ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
Shows the range of mechanisms through which the human body maintains a steady internal temperature and protects its vital organs. Covers shivering, hair erection, changes in blood flow, sweating, and panting.
The Hunting ape ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
Anthropologist Desmond Morris reveals the animal roots of human behavior and focuses on the primal ancestors of humans, their eating and hunting habits and shows how they adopted a social organization that included division of labor and use of a permanent, fortified base of operations.
The senses ( Visual )
in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Traces the ways by which information is received by our senses, and how children develop the ability to use these incoming signals.
La terre empoisonnée by Martin Weitz ( Book )
4 editions published in 1993 in French and English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
Une sensibilisation du lecteur aux problèmes de l'environnement. Ce volume traite d'un sujet spécifique qui donne des informations, apporte des explications et propose des solutions de rechange dans un style clair et concis. Mise en pages variée, enrichie de schémas, de photographies signifiantes. Un contenu qui encourage les jeunes à protéger la planète.
Aging Aging--Physiological aspects Appetite Body fluids Brain Cell division Cerebral cortex Child development Colon (Anatomy) Decision making Digestion Documentary television programs Documentary television programs Drugs--Side effects Educational television programs Environmental protection Gastrointestinal system Human behavior Human beings--Animal nature Human biology Human body Human growth Human physiology Hunger Iatrogenic diseases Intellect Intestines Juvenile works Kidneys Liver Medical care Medical errors Memory Nerves Neural circuitry Neural transmission Neurophysiology Nonfiction television programs Organs (Anatomy) Organs (Anatomy)--Aging Pollution--Environmental aspects Reflexes Risk Salivary glands Television series Therapeutics--Complications Thought and thinking Urinary organs Water-electrolyte balance (Physiology) Water in the body