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

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Works: 292 works in 475 publications in 1 language and 6,980 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  Science television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Nonfiction films  Documentary films  Environmental films  Nature television programs  Educational films  Juvenile works  Children's films 
Classifications: QH341.N37, 508
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Most widely held works by National Geographic Society (U.S.).
30 years of National Geographic specials by National Geographic( Visual )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 491 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 163 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 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Host E.G. Marshall 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( Visual )

3 editions published between 1983 and 1987 in English and held by 102 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( Visual )

6 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. in
Weather, come rain, come shine by Frank Nesbitt( Visual )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 88 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
In the shadow of Vesuvius by Barbara Jampel( Visual )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 82 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
Pollination( Visual )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 82 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. Animated sequences illustrate the reproductive parts of a flower and explain cross-pollination and self-pollination
Digestive system( Visual )

5 editions published between 1988 and 1994 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains the digestive system from ingestion through digestion to absorption and elimination. Includes animation
Australia's animal mysteries by B Jampel( Visual )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 79 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
Land of the tiger( Visual )

3 editions published between 1985 and 1993 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmed in India, this film gives an intimate portrait of the tiger--showing it stalking and catching a deer, confronting crocodiles, and a female tiger nursing her young cubs
The Grizzlies( Visual )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The behavior of the grizzly bear is examined in order to consider the species' chances for survival in face of increasing human encroachment on its habitat. Filmed chiefly in Alaska and Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
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
Fossils, clues to the past by Herbert H Rosen( Visual )

4 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 73 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 )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains the basic process of photosynthesis and describes its importance in the food pyramid
Muscular and skeletal systems( Visual )

4 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the architecture of the human body. Examines the bones of the skeleton, muscles, individual muscle cells, and the cardiac muscle. Includes animation
Realm of the alligator by Mei guo guo jia di li xue hui ; (National Geographic Society)( Visual )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Supreme ruler of the peat swamp, the alligator is more than cold-blooded and, at night, red-eyed. This detailed portrait reveals it as a skilled communicator and even a conscientious parent
Protecting endangered animals( Visual )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 68 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( Visual )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 67 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
Reproductive systems( Visual )

6 editions published between 1988 and 1994 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles fertilization beginning with the development of sex cells in males and females and the union of these cells. Shows in detail the development of a new human life. Includes animation
 
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30 years of National Geographic specials
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