WorldCat Identities

Gilling, Dick

Overview
Works: 91 works in 226 publications in 4 languages and 3,057 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Science television programs  Historical television programs  Popular works  Television series  Folklore  Environmental films  Documentary films 
Roles: Author, Producer, Director, Author of screenplay
Classifications: Q175, 501
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Dick Gilling
The ascent of man a personal view by Jacob Bronowski( Visual )

31 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in English and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A massive survey of science from flint tools to the theory of relativity. It was made as a science counterpart to Sir Kenneth Clark's series Civilisation, with Jacob Bronowski presenting his own view of science and mankind
The human brain by Dick Gilling( Book )

14 editions published between 1982 and 1984 in 5 languages and held by 730 WorldCat member 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
The Ascent of man( Visual )

13 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A massive survey of science from flint tools to the theory of relativity. It was made as a science counterpart to Sir Kenneth Clark's series Civilisation, with Jacob Bronowski presenting his own view of science and mankind
Generation upon generation( Visual )

5 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers human genetics. Discusses earlier experiments and the modern day outlook
Knowledge or certainty( Visual )

3 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Considers the moral dilemma which confronts today's scientists by contrasting humanist traditions with the inhumanities of the Nazis, and the harnessing of nuclear energy with the development of the atomic bomb
The Majestic clockwork by Jacob Bronowski( Visual )

3 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on the contributions of Newton and Einstein in the evolution of physics by exploring the revolution that ensued when Einstein's theory of relativity upset Newton's description of the universe
The Music of the spheres by Jacob Bronowski( Visual )

3 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ascent of man is a history of the cultural evolution of mankind, presented by the eminent scientist, the late Dr. Jacob Bronowski. Traces the evolution of mathematics and explores the relationship of numbers to musical harmony, early astronomy and perspective in painting. It follows the spread of Greek ideas from the Islamic empire to Moorish Spain and Renaissance Europe
The Starry messenger by Jacob Bronowski( Visual )

3 editions published between 1987 and 1998 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Highlights man's early study of astronomy. Traces the origins of the scientific revolution through the conflict between fact and religious dogma
The Drive for power( Visual )

3 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains how industrialization and political revolutions altered man's concept of power during the 18th century and points out the significance of these developments in the progress of man
The return of the child the effects of El Niño( Visual )

3 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program charts the birth and development of the weather system called "El Niño" from Peru to Australia. It also shows the ferocity of El Niño, relates it to the ocean waters, and traces the roots of man's study of waves, ocean currents, and the interation of sea and sky
A quantum of Australian science by Dick Gilling( Book )

3 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ladder of creation by Jacob Bronowski( Visual )

5 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses evolution by natural selection and contributions made by Charles Darwin and Alfred Wallace
Lizards of Oz Wombats : bulldozers of the bush( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lizards of Oz explores the fascinating desert world of these little known creatures, and examines why so many different species are able to co-exist. Wombats examines the myths and reality of womabt life both above and below ground
The Ocean planet the death of the Mississippi( Visual )

2 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contrasts advances in seafood cultivation with the destruction caused by the Exxon Valdez oil spill, as backdrop to the problems of increasing contamination of the Mississippi River and the effect of pollution on riparian ecology and on fisheries in the Gulf of Mexico
World within world( Visual )

3 editions published between 1973 and 2009 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the atom, the people and the history of atomic physics, and 20th century ideas on the subject
The ascent of man : a personal view by J. Bronowski by Jacob Bronowski( Visual )

17 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summary: Part two of a history of the cultural evolution of man, from primitive times to the present, presented by the late Dr. Jacob Bronowski. This programme begins with the long spring that came after the ice ages, when man discovered agriculture and began to domesticate both plant and animal. In the process the nomad became a settler, with only a few, like the Bakhtiari of Iran, retaining their traditional way of life. In the train of the cultivator came the predator and the intellectual roots of warfare. The greatest of the predators was Genghis Khan and in Afghanistan 350 horsemen re-create the tactics of the Mongols through a games he introduced
The Keys of paradise( Visual )

4 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Research into the causes of drug addiction led to the discovery of the endogenous opiate peptides enkephalin and endorphin and their receptors in the brain. The effectiveness of acupuncture is attributed to the pain relieving properties of these peptides, which have also been used in the treatment of some psychotic illnesses
The Hidden structure( Visual )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Chang bronze craftsmen of China and the Samurai swordsmith of Japan are the starting point for this journey which leads from the beginnings of chemistry to Walton's atomic theory and knowledge of the elements
Whose sea this is( Visual )

2 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the difficulty of maintaining an international maritime law that will keep the oceans open to all when some nations have the desire and the power to reserve marine resources for themselves; discusses territorial conflicts between Japan and Korea and Ronald Reagan's refusal to sign the 1982 Law of the Sea
The Blue highway trade routes across the sea( Visual )

2 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of commercial shipping in the Orient: the fortunes of the Portuguese in the 16th century and the Dutch East India Company in the 17th century, the rise and fall of Shanghai and Cochin, and the consequences of the opening of the Suez Canal
 
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Alternative Names
ギリング, ディック

Languages
English (117)

Japanese (2)

Danish (1)

Dutch (1)