Most widely held works by Robin Brightwell
The human brain by Dick Gilling ( Book )
8 editions published between 1982 and 1985 in English and Danish and held by 824 libraries worldwide
Describes research on the brain up until 1982. Includes an atlas of the brain and chapters on memory, language, seeing, movement, fear, madness, the self: consciousness and predictions for the future.
Secrets of lost empires ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 398 libraries worldwide
Teams of experts visit five archeological sites to determine how, with limited technology, ancient people were able to construct engineering wonders. Teams test hypotheses in constructing pyramids, obelisks, a canopy over the Colosseum, Stonehenge, and Incan cities.
Life story ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 281 libraries worldwide
Dramatization of the research of and relationships between scientists James Watson, Francis Crick, Maurice Wilkins, and Rosalind Franklin, as they raced to discover the secret of life: DNA.
Hot enough for you ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 136 libraries worldwide
A study of the greenhouse effect on planet earth caused by the increase of the carbon dioxide (CO2) level due to the burning of fossil fuels (18 billion tons CO2 yearly) as well as other gases like nitrogen oxide, methane and chlorofluorocarbons. Scientists explore the effects of these gases on ozone layer, climatic changes (cloud formation, rainfall, desertification, coastal level) as well as plant life.
The Blind watchmaker the evolutionary ideas of Richard Dawkins ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 78 libraries worldwide
"British biologist Richard Dawkins is blunt in his support for evolutionary theory as opposed to 'special creationism.' This program, inspired by Dawkins' book, allows each side to present its best arguments - with some bias toward Darwinian evolution...Creationist ideas are vividly contrasted with contradictory data through observation, computer simulations, robotics, experiments, and close examination of designs in nature. The central argument here is that the diversity we see in such complex adaptations as the eye and insect mimicry can best be explained by cumulative natural selection over long periods of time." -- http://ffh.films.com
Mental illness and handicap by Robin Brightwell ( Book )
4 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
The Greenhouse effect ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
Burning fossil fuels such as coal, oil and gas adds more carbon dioxide to the atmosphere. This colourless, odourless, naturally occurring gas turns the atmosphere into a giant greenhouse, trapping more of the sun's heat and raising the temperature each year. So far, estimates suggest the temperature has risen by half a degree centigrade, but by the year 2050 it could be up by three or four degrees. Many things will change in a chain reaction: sea level; crop growth; rainfall. There appears to be no simple solutions because the greenhouse effect is caused by by one of the most basic of human activities - the generation of power.
Quieter living: facts on noise pollution and noise reduction ( Book )
1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
Sex and the healthy gene pool ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1987 and 1998 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
Discusses the methods by which the animal world maximizes each sexual encounter to produce the optimum number and/or hardiest offspring, thereby ensuring the continuation of the species.
Prisoners of incest ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Programme deals with a case which is based on the Hospital for Sick Children's experience of treating incest victims and their families.
Memory ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
The processes of laying down of memory, how it changes over time and how it is retrieved. Cases of people with brain damage or amnesia, the learning systems of animals and differences between cultural groups are used to help us understand memory.
Madness ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1982 and 2006 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Using one person who suffered from schizophrenia for over 20 years as an example, madness and the changes that occur in the brain during madness are discussed. The hallucinations of schizophrenia are compared with those induced by hypnotism and by drugs such as speed. Latest research into schizophrenia is outlined.
Human brain ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1982 and 2003 in English and Japanese and held by 12 libraries worldwide
This seris of videos examines the current knowledge of the human brain and its role in controling the mind, memory, language, movement, sight, fear and madness.
Seeing (Videorecording) ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
The mechanisms of vision in the eye and its interpretation by the brain are looked at. Vision in a variety of animals is discussed as are vision disorders in man. The role of motion, light and colour in vision are outlined.
The earth and the moon ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
"Why does the earth alone sustain life? Scientists have postulated that the answer lies in the earth's relationship to the moon. Astronomers are now scanning the galaxy for other habitable planets with the same configuration as the earth and the moon"--Videocassette container.
Moving ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Patterns of movement in a variety of animals including man. What is controlled by the spinal cord e.g. reflexes and what is controlled by the brain e.g. speed of movement, choice of direction. Movement disorders such as Parkinson's Disease are discussed.
The self ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Is the self inside the brain? This is the question tackled in this introductory episode. Our under-standing of the self has been advanced by studying people who have had operations which split the brain as a treatment of severe epilepsy. Two cases are studied in detail.
Het menselijk brein : functioneren en denken by Dick Gilling ( Book )
1 edition published in 1982 in Dutch and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Een op een zevendelige BBC/BRT televisieserie gebaseerde uitgave waarin het functioneren van het centrale zenuwstelsel beschreven wordt.
Fear ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
The chemical basis of fear responses in man and animals, the circuit of emotions within the brain, the flight or fight responses and the freeze response in animals and in humans with phobias are discussed in this programme.
Horizon ( Visual )
in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
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Atmospheric carbon dioxide Biographical television programs Brain Brain--Localization of functions Building, Stone Climatic changes Colosseum (Rome, Italy) Community mental health services Creationism Crick, Francis,--1916-2004 Dawkins, Richard,--1941- Discoveries in science DNA DNA--Research Documentary television programs Drama England--Stonehenge Evolution (Biology) Fiction television programs Franklin, Rosalind,--1920-1958 Global warming Great Britain Greenhouse effect, Atmospheric Historical television programs History Life--Origin Made-for-TV movies Monuments--Design and construction Natural selection Nobel Prize winners Noise control Noise pollution Nonfiction television programs Obelisks Ozone layer depletion Peru--Inca Region Plants--Effect of carbon dioxide on Popular works Power-plants--Environmental aspects Pyramids Rainfall anomalies Scientists Structural engineering Television adaptations Television series Video recordings--for people with visual disabilities Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Watson, James D.,--1928- Wilkins, Maurice,--1916-2004 Women in science
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