Most widely held works by Pioneer Productions
In the womb ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,186 libraries worldwide
From the moment of conception, every human embryo embarks on an incredible nine-month journey of development. Now, cutting-edge technology makes it possible for National Geographic Channel's "In the womb" to open a window into the hidden world of the fetus and explore each trimester in amazing new detail. Revolutionary 3-D and 4-D imagery sheds light on the delicate, dark world of a fetus as never before and follows a rare fetoscope operation, performed in utero with the hope of correcting life-threatening complications before birth.
Origins fourteen billion years of cosmic evolution ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 967 libraries worldwide
Who would have predicted that a hot spot left over from the Big Bang would eventually lead to our galaxy, the solar system, the Earth, - and to us? Origins explores how the universe and our planet began amid chaos and eventually gave birth to the first stirrings of life. Join cutting-dege scientists on a voyage deep into the Earth to find analogs to the earliest life on our planet, and travel a million miles from Earth with a space probe designed to capture the earliest observable "snapshot" of the Big Bang. Then watch as astronomers test an ingenious new way to detect distant planets that may harbor life, and discover that every atom in our bodies, and practically every bit of matter in the Earth, was made in the heart of stars. Hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson (shown), Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History, Origins presents startling new findings that attempt to explain just how Earth, life, and the universe all began. - Container.
How the earth was made ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 889 libraries worldwide
Examines the origin and geological evolution of the earth, focusing on the various cataclysmic transformations that occurred through time.
Cliffhanger ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 837 libraries worldwide
Rocky Mountain rescue workers discover a distress call to locate five climbers is really a trap set by a merciless international terrorist, and millions of dollars and their own lives hang in the balance.
The Storm that drowned a city ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 762 libraries worldwide
Featuring eyewitness testimony, Nova takes an in-depth look at what made Hurricane Katrina so deadly and analyzes how, despite technically sophisticated flood and storm defenses, this event has resulted in unprecedented destruction for the Gulf Coast. In less than 12 hours on August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina devastated the Louisiana coast, leading to more than a thousand deaths and transforming a city of over one million into an uninhabitable swamp. "Storm That Drowned a City" is NOVA's definitive investigation into the science of Hurricane Katrina, combining a penetrating analysis of what went wrong with a dramatic, minute-by-minute unfolding of events told through eyewitness testimony. What made this storm so deadly? Will powerful hurricanes like Katrina strike more often? How accurately did scientists predict its impact, and why did the levees protecting New Orleans fail?
Wave that shook the world ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 704 libraries worldwide
"NOVA tells the minute-by-minute story of the 2004 tsunami, featuring the testimony of lucky survivors and gripping eyewitness video footage. In an authoritative look at tsunami science, NOVA presents the first in-depth exploration of what made the waves so destructive. And with the help of a massive wave tank, scientists assess the risk that a similar (or even bigger) catastrophe might one day strike the U.S. coastline"--Container.
Inside the living body ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 692 libraries worldwide
Traces one "everywoman's" story and examines the everyday workings of a living, functioning body. Microscopic filmmaking, advanced medical technology, and state-of-the-art cardiac tomography imaging techniques are used to reveal unique perspectives on how our bodies function, grow, and mature from infancy through puberty, adulthood, and old age.
A global warning ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 660 libraries worldwide
The History Channel answers the question: After 650 million years of climate change, is global warming simply a naturally occurring phenomenon, or the result of human activity? Arctic ice is melting, sea levels are rising and glaciers are shrinking at alarming rates. And the Earth is getting unmistakably warmer. But is this vast potentially catastrophic climate change the result of human behavior? Or is it simply the Earth's natural cycle of warming and cooling periods that have occurred since the planet formed? An in-depth study of the science behind this controversial hot-button issue. Scientists explore the skies to examine the warming effects of the sun and dig deep into the Earth to study continental movement and the volatile activity at the planet's core. Experts speculate on how natural events including volcanic eruptions and massive meteor impacts have affected temperatures and weather systems over the planet's 600-million-year history.--Container.
Body atlas ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 607 libraries worldwide
This series takes the viewer on a journey through the human body. New techniques film the interior workings of the body in action. Each program matches the interior process to the way it affects our everyday lives.
In the womb multiples ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 468 libraries worldwide
National Geographic explores the world of twins, triplets, and quadruplets as they develop in utero. Featuring 4-D ultrasound images and revolutionary new fetal imaging techniques, this remarkable new special travels inside the womb.
Journey to the edge of the universe ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 466 libraries worldwide
The first accurate non-stop voyage from Earth to the edge of the Universe using a single, unbroken shot through the use of spectacular CGI technology. Building on images taken from the Hubble telescope.
Japan's killer quake ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 459 libraries worldwide
In its worst crisis since World War II, Japan faces disaster on an epic scale: a rising death toll in the tens of thousands, massive destruction of homes and businesses, shortages of water and power, and the specter of nuclear reactor meltdowns. It combines on-the-spot reporting, personal stories, compelling eyewitness videos, and exclusive helicopter footage for a unique look at the science behind the catastrophe.
In the womb. Animals ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 420 libraries worldwide
Shows the fetal development of an elephant, a dolphin, and a dog from a common evolutionary root into dramatically diverse adult mammals.
Hurricane Katrina the storm that drowned a city ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 367 libraries worldwide
Featuring eyewitness testimony, NOVA takes an in-depth look at what made Hurricane Katrina so deadly and analyzes how, despite technically sophisticated flood and storm defenses, this event has resulted in unprecedented destruction for the Gulf Coast.
Nova. Emergency mine rescue an engineering triumph in Chile ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 319 libraries worldwide
With special access to the site of the San Jose, Chile, mine, the mining engineers, and the miners' families, Nova chronicles the miners' 69-day ordeal and the work of a global team of engineers who struggled tirelessly around the clock in a desperate bid to bring the trapped miners safely to the surface.
Krakatoa ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 319 libraries worldwide
Using dramatic re-enactment and voicover narration, this program recounts the 1883 volcanic eruption on the Indonesian Island of Krakatoa, which killed 36,000 people.
Inside planet Earth ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 313 libraries worldwide
It's an ultimate voyage that our world has to offer. A journey from the temperate surface to the fiery core of the Earth. With the aid of stunning visual effects, the unexplored interior of the Earth is split wide open, giving us an unbelievable view. From glowing seams of pure iron ore to sparkling diamond caverns to the magnetic field that keeps us safe from the lethal radiation of space.
Titanic how it really sank ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 307 libraries worldwide
"The sinking of the Titanic was far more than a simple accident. It was a tragedy that could have been prevented. It was the result of a long chain of mistakes: a fatal series of avoidable human errors that sent the Titanic and more than half of her passengers to their watery graves"--Container.
Battle for the Bible ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 282 libraries worldwide
Explores the dramatic, violent and world-shaking story of the most famous and widely-read book in history-- the Bible in English.
How the Earth was made. The complete season two ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 264 libraries worldwide
This season, How the Earth was Made goes back in history-- from 4.5 billion years ago to today-- peeling back layers of rock, filling up river canyons, parting the oceans, and leveling mountains and volcanoes to investigate the origins of some of the most well-known locations and geological phenomena in the world. With rocks as their clues and volcanoes, ice sheets and colliding continents as their suspects, scientists launch a forensic investigation that will help viewers visualize how the Earth has evolved and formed over millions of years.
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