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

Overview
Works: 290 works in 466 publications in 1 language and 7,541 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  History 
Classifications: QH341.N37, 508
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by National Geographic Society (U.S.).
30 years of National Geographic specials( Visual )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 578 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 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Showcases the rare beauty and rich variety of plant & animal life found in the rain forests of Costa Rica. Also examines the impact of humanity'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 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Host Jason Robards 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 112 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 )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 105 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
Weather, come rain, come shine by Frank Nesbitt( Visual )

4 editions published between 1983 and 1986 in English and held by 98 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
In the shadow of Vesuvius by Barbara Jampel( Visual )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the days of the Roman empire, the numerous eruptions of Italy's Mount Vesuvius have devastated whole cities and towns, also destroying Pompeii and Herculaneum in A.D. 79. Describes how the volcano affects the lives of some two million people who now live in its shadow
Digestive system( Visual )

4 editions published between 1988 and 1994 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains the digestive system from ingestion through digestion to absorption and elimination. Includes animation
Muscular and skeletal systems( Visual )

4 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 92 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
Land of the tiger( Visual )

3 editions published between 1985 and 1993 in English and held by 87 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
Fossils, clues to the past( Visual )

4 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 82 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
The Grizzlies( Visual )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 82 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
Photosynthesis, life energy( Visual )

3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 82 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
Reproductive systems( Visual )

5 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the human reproduction cycle from conception to birth
Realm of the alligator( Visual )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 79 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
Nervous system( Visual )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using advanced biological photography and animation, this video takes viewers inside the human body to explore the anatomy and physiology of the nervous system
Dinosaurs, puzzles from the past( Visual )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two youngsters and their teacher follow a time-line back to the era when dinosaurs ruled the world. Uses animation to introduce a variety of dinosaurs and their environment and visits a dinosaurquarry, a paleontologist in his laboratory, and a museum
Protecting endangered animals( Visual )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 76 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 74 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
Living treasures of Japan( Visual )

6 editions published between 1980 and 1988 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles nine artisans and performing artists who are recognised by law as holders of important intangile cultural properties and are charged with public by exhibiting their work and teaching their artistry to apprentices. Pays visits to a potter, doll sculpter, puppetteer, paper maker, koto musician, sword maker, textile weaver, kabuki theatre actor, and bellmaker
 
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