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National Geographic Society (U.S.). Educational Services

Overview
Works: 287 works in 486 publications in 1 language and 6,869 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  Science television programs  Educational films  Juvenile works  Children's films  Nonfiction films  Documentary films  Internet videos  Travelogues (Television programs)  Nature television programs 
Classifications: QH341.N37, 910.6
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Most widely held works by National Geographic Society (U.S.).
30 years of National Geographic specials by National Geographic Society( Visual )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of highlights and clips from past programs of the National Geographic televised documentaries, marking the 30-year anniversary of the Society's documentary production. From the very first National Geographic special in 1963, which followed a team of Americans as they ascended Mt. Everest, content ranges from wilderness to cultural exploration. Through these programs, National Geographic offered a broad variety of sights and perspectives which were previously unknown to the average viewing public. Still bearing historical value, examples include segments from the films that helped promote and popularize such issues as species and habitat protection and the works of Dr. Louis Leakey, Jacques Cousteau, Dian Fossey, and Jane Goodall
Rain forest by David Hughes( Visual )

5 editions published between 1983 and 2009 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Showcases the rare beauty and rich variety of plant and animal life found in a Costa Rican rain forest. Also examines the impact of man's exploitation of the rain forest on this fragile ecosystem
Polar bear alert by James Lipscomb( Visual )

7 editions published between 1982 and 1997 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows how the residents of the town of Churchill, in the Canadian province of Manitoba, learn to coexist with the polar bears as the animals migrate each year through their town
Born of Fire by Theodore Strauss( Visual )

3 editions published between 1983 and 1987 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses the Mount St. Helens and the Santorini volcanoes and the San Francisco earthquake as dramatic evidence that our planet's subterranean regions are active and continually changing. Explains the plate tectonics theory and accompanies scientists around the world as they study the boundaries between plates of the earth's crust where earthquakes and volcanoes may occur in the future
Circulatory and respiratory systems by Benny C; Blanton Kerry; Grant, Ron Shaw( Visual )

7 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the circulatory system including the heart, blood, and vessels. Looks at the respiratory system and its close relationship with the circulatory system, and shows how the lungs operate. Includes animation
Pollination( Visual )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Identifies common pollinators such as bees, birds, and various insects, as well as certain mammals. Shows how these creatures pollinate flowers and describes other means of pollination such as by wind and water
Weather, come rain, come shine by Frank Nesbitt( Visual )

4 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces viewers to the forces that make the weather, using live action, stills, and animation. Describes forecasting tools and weather satellites. For grades 6-12, adults
Australia's animal mysteries by National Geographic Society (U.S.)( Visual )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows animals found only in Australia, such as the kangaroo, wallaby, koala, the flying possum, the platypus, and an array of lizards and frogs. Describes the unique features of these animals and the efforts of scientists and conservationists to preserve them
Central America by Paul F Griffin( Visual )

5 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the striking contrasts and diverse peoples of Central America
Digestive system by William J Krause( Visual )

6 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains the digestive system from ingestion through digestion to absorption and elimination. Includes animation
In the shadow of Vesuvius by Barbara Jampel( Visual )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the history of the volcano Vesuvius which has erupted fifty times since the Roman era, and shows several other volcano sites located near human dwellings. Gives a brief summary of plate tectonics and tells how scientists try to predict future eruptions
Land of the tiger by Valmik Thapar( Visual )

3 editions published between 1985 and 1993 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows tigers stalking, capturing, and devouring prey; marking territorial boundaries; mating; caring for young cubs; languidly resting; and loudly voicing their presence
Dinosaurs, puzzles from the past( Visual )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two youngsters and their teacher follow a time line back to the era of dinosaurs. Animation introduces a variety of dinosaurs and their environment. Students see fossilized dinosaur bones uncovered by excavators at Dinosaur Provincial Park in Alberta, Canada. They also visit a paleontologist in his lab and see a comparison of bones from two different dinosaurs. At a museum in Ottawa the two youngsters see a full-scale reconstructed tyrannosaur skeleton and identify it as a meat-eater by its feet and teeth
The Grizzlies( Visual )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the history of the grizzly bear, showing them in the wild and with an animal trainer. Uses old footage and photographs to show how they were hunted in the past
Fossils, clues to the past by Herbert H Rosen( Visual )

4 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Donald C. Johanson discusses what a fossil is and some of the ways in which they are formed. He also discusses what fossils reveal and how scientists determine their age
Photosynthesis, life energy( Visual )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains the basic process of photosynthesis and describes its importance in the food pyramid. Also looks at newly discovered photosynthetic organisms which may provide fuel in the future
Protecting endangered animals( Visual )

4 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains why animals have become extinct in the past, describes the plight of presently endangered species, and examines success stories of animals that seem to have been snatched from the jaws of extinction
Bacteria by inc Encyclopaedia Britannica Films( Visual )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the helpful and harmful roles of bacteria. Examines the principal forms in which bacteria occur, explores the structure of a typical bacterial cell, and explains its reproductive processes
Realm of the alligator by National Geographic Society (U.S.)( Visual )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells how the alligator reigns supreme over the black waters of Okefenokee. Shows how the swamp is still home to an astonishing variety of animals and vegetation in spite of the forbidding features of this strange, alien terrain
Reproductive systems( Visual )

6 editions published between 1988 and 1994 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains the male and female reproductive systems and uses animation and medical photography to show fertilization and the dramatic development of new life
 
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30 years of National Geographic specials
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