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Penn Communications

Overview
Works: 64 works in 84 publications in 1 language and 220 library holdings
Genres: Science films  Nature films  Wildlife films  Film adaptations  Miscellanea  Nonfiction films  Short films  Juvenile works  Children's films 
Classifications: QH366.2, 575
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Penn Communications
Life on earth( Visual )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 50 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 Corporation
Life on earth by David Attenborough( Visual )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 15 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 )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 13 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 )

2 editions published between 1981 and 2016 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 )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 11 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
Life on earth by David Attenborough( Visual )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Naturalist David Attenborough presents the history of life over three and a half 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 Corporation
The Beginning of life( Visual )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 9 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 8 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 Early seas( Visual )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 7 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 Compulsive communicators by David Attenborough( Visual )

2 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Naturalist David Attenborough traces the origins of homo sapiens back three million years to our origins in Africa. He also traces the development of cooperative hunting, agriculture, and animal domestication to man's unique ability to communicate
Free to choose : a personal statement( Visual )

4 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Milton Friedman, in the tenth and final segment of the series, describes how the growth of government bureaucracy has reversed the roles of government and citizens. He shows the danger of continued growth in government bureaucracy and proposes a constitutional amendment to limit federal spending. There is no follow-up discussion
The Marsupials( Visual )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 6 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( Visual )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Primates by Frédéric Courant( 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 Free market and business cycles( Visual )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 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
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
Free to choose( Visual )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tour of Hong Kong reveals how the free market has made this port a center of business and industry. Using the manufacture and distribution of an ordinary pencil as an example, economist Milton Friedman illustrates the principles of the free market as expounded in Adam Smith's The wealth of nations. He analyzes the causes of the Great Depression and explores the connection between the Federal Reserve System, money supply, and the health of the economy
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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English (27)