WorldCat Identities

Penn Communications

Overview
Works: 62 works in 73 publications in 1 language and 213 library holdings
Genres: Film adaptations  Miscellanea  Drama 
Classifications: HB501, 574.5
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Most widely held works by Penn Communications
Life on earth by David Attenborough( Visual )
4 editions published between 1978 and 1989 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Extensive overview of the origins, development and evolution of life on Earth from the primordial soup to modern man, showing the necessary adaptations and conditions that made it possible
The Hunters and hunted by David Attenborough( Visual )
1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Illustrates struggle between animals who hunt and animals hunted on the open plains; wildebeests stalked by cheetahs, zeebras preyed upon by lions are specific examples. Shows styles of hunting and explains social structure of the predators
Building bodies by David Attenborough( Visual )
1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines molluscs, echnoderms, and crustaceans and speculates on the significance of the evolutionary reasons for such diversity
The Bony fishes ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In waters of any temperature in the world, from volcanic springs to coldest waters, bony fish have developed ways of swimming to harvest food. David Attenborough examines the role of fins. He explores the open sea with an aqualung to show how fish have developed shapes for survival and travels to the deep seas in a submersible to show how fishes have adapted there
The Beginning of life ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A visual first reconstruction of the path of evolution, with emphasis on the first living single cells, adaptation, and mutation
The Dinosaurs and their descendants by David Attenborough( Visual )
1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Naturalist David Attenborough talks about the shapes and sizes dinosaurs developed into. He travels to quarry sites in Utah, Texas, and Montana to show physical evidence. He explains dinosaurs grew to such big sizes because they developed big stomachs to eat plants and also for temperature control. He suggests the disappearance of dinosaurs was due to the climate growing cold. One relative of dinosaurs survived, the crocodile, because they live in the water
The First forests by David Attenborough( Visual )
1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traces the movement and adaptation of algae and moss-like plants from a water environment to the land. Through microphotography, reveals minute details in mosses, liverworts, ferns, cycads, and conifers
The Early seas ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explains the evolution of ancient sea creatures by examining fossilized mollusks and focusing on two present day groups, the mollusks and crinoids
Free to choose a personal statement by Milton Friedman( Visual )
4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Friedman presents his philosophy of the free market and government control and discusses capitalism, competitive societies, free trade and government regulation
The Marsupials ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes how marsupials in North America have evolved differently than the primitive ones in Australia; focuses on feeding, reproduction, habitat, and movement. Covers such marsupials as wombats, kangaroos, flying squirrels, and oppossums
The Compulsive communicators by David Attenborough( Visual )
1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Focuses on communication in the development of man: vocal, written, art. Visits the Biami tribe in New Guinea who had never before seen a white person
The Primates ( Visual )
in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Program on the evolution of the African apes and the emergence of humans
The Bony fishes ; Invasion of the land ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the first program, naturalist David Attenborough examines the evolution of fishes. In the second program, Attenborough explains how marine vertebrates developed legs and lungs and were thus able to move onto the land. He also describes modern day amphibians, such as the salamanders and frogs
Building bodies ; The Early seas ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the first program, naturalist David Attenborough examines mollusks, echinoderms, and crustaceans and speculates on the significance of the evolutionary reasons for such extreme diversity. Includes a look at marine invertebrates found in the area of Australia's Great Barrier Reef. In the second program, Attenborough examines the evolution of mollusks, nautilus and crinoids
The Swarming hoardes ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Describes how insects have evolved. Shows examples of moulting, metamorphosis, camouflage, and social order of army ants and wasps
Protection-- or freedom ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Free market and business cycles ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Free to choose ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Visits to business and industrial sites around the world document economist Milton Friedman's conviction that government control of the marketplace works to the detriment of society. He challenges students to consider how trade barriers can inhibitthe growth of nations, how governmental protective agencies often result in higher prices and poorer quality goods and services, and how a free labor market tends to spur business growth and create new jobs
Free to choose ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Economist Milton Friedman compares Jeffersonian concepts of equality with equality of opportunity in a free economic system. Calling on an American family in Harlem and an English family in Manchester, he explains how the welfare system can stifle personal freedom and the incentive to work
The Coming of the insects ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the first program, naturalist David Attenborough examines the evolution of insects which emerged with the development of the forests. In the second program, Attenborough examines the relationship that has developed between insects and flowers for pollination
 
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