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Penn Communications

Overview
Works: 58 works in 73 publications in 1 language and 257 library holdings
Genres: Nature films  Documentary films  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Science television programs  Miscellanea  Nature television programs  Educational television programs  Filmed interviews  Science films 
Classifications: QH366.2, 574.5
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Most widely held works by Penn Communications
Life on earth( Visual )

3 editions published between 1982 and 1989 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Naturalist David Attenborough presents the history of life over 3 1/2 billion years, blending scientific data with wildlife photography by some of the world's finest photographers, including the Natural History Unit of the British Broadcasting
Building bodies by David Attenborough( Visual )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines molluscs, echnoderms, and crustaceans and speculates on the significance of the evolutionary reasons for such diversity
The Hunters and hunted by David Attenborough( Visual )

2 editions 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
The First forests by David Attenborough( Visual )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 12 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 Bony fishes( Visual )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 12 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 Dinosaurs and their descendants by David Attenborough( Visual )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 11 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 Beginning of life( Visual )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A visual first reconstruction of the path of evolution, with emphasis on the first living single cells, adaptation, and mutation
Free to choose a personal statement by Milton Friedman( Visual )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 11 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
Life on earth a natural history by David Attenborough( Visual )

2 editions published between 1978 and 1981 in English and held by 11 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 Early seas( Visual )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 10 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
The Marsupials( Visual )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 9 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
Life on earth by David Attenborough( Visual )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"There are some four-million different kinds of animals and plants in the world; four-million different solutions to the problems of staying alive. [This video], the result of a three-year, 1.3-million-mile odyssey to all seven continents, is the story of how a few of those life forms came to be as they are, not as isolated oddities but as elements in a long and continuous story that began billions of years ago"--Container
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 have never seen a white person
The primates by David Attenborough( 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 Swarming hordes by David Attenborough( Visual )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the first program, naturalist David Attenborough describes how successfully insects have developed through eons of evolution. He shows examples of moulting, metamorphosis, camouflage, and social cooperation as seen in termite colonies, beehives, and among army ants. In the second program, Attenborough traces the evolution of marine vertebrates from the sea squirts, through primitive jawless fish, to the cartilagenous sharks and rays and finally to the bony fish
The Infinite variety by David Attenborough( Visual )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the first program, naturalist David Attenborough attempts to explain where, when, and in what order the earth's more than four million species evolved. Includes a trip to the Galapagos Islands and a visual reconstruction of the path of evolution from the first living molecule to the first fully coordinated, multicelled organisms. In the second program, Attenborough attempts to explain the evolution of the earth's chemicals and prokaryots. He also describes the evolution of DNA and the elimination of mutations by natural selection
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
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
 
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