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Apsell, Paula S.

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Most widely held works by Paula S Apsell
Dying to be thin by Larkin McPhee( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary on anorexia nervosa and bulimia, eating disorders that have grown increasingly prevalent in contemporary American society. Experts in the field discuss some of their underlying causes (especially cultural pressures to be thin), their physiological and psychological effects, and some medical and therapeutic treatments that have been developed. The interviewees include patients representing particularly vulnerable groups: young women from troubled families, dancers, fashion models, and athletes
Building the great cathedrals( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carved from a hundred million pounds of stone, soaring effortlessly atop a spiderweb of masonry, Gothic cathedrals are marvels of human achievement and artistry. But how did medieval builders reach such spectacular heights? Consuming the labor of entire towns, sometimes taking a hundred years to build, these architectural marvels were crafted from just hand tools and stone. Many now teeter on the brink of catastrophic collapse
Dogs decoded : understanding the human-dog relationship( Visual )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seen in more than 100 countries, NOVA is the most watched science based television series in the world and the most watched documentary series on PBS. It is also one of television's most acclaimed series, having won many major television awards, most of them many times over
Newton's dark secrets( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Newly discovered manuscripts reveal an Isaac Newton obsessed with religion, the occult, and alchemy
What's up with the weather?( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines both sides of the global warming debate
Life's greatest miracle by John Lithgow( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The development of a child from conception to birth, using both microimagery and the story of a young couple preparing for their first child
Tales from the hive by Wolfgang Thaler( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using specially developed camera lenses, Nova brings you the most intimate and most spectacular portrayal of a working bee colony ever filmed
Making stuff( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Step behind the headlines as Making Stuff dramatizes the human stories woven into the current wave of hi-tech breakthroughs. Hosted by the New York Times' lively technology correspondent David Pogue, each hour in this four-part series explores the talent, luck, and determination that can turn a wild idea into a cutting-edge material or high-tech breakthrough
The great robot race( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-three unmanned robotic vehicles compete in a race sponsored by the Pentagon's research agency across a 130-mile stretch of Nevada desert
Mystery of the megaflood( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geologists investigate the forces involved in the formation of the mysterious plateau located 200 miles east of Seattle known as the Channeled Scablands
Hurricane!( Visual )

2 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Join Hugh Willoughby on a data-gathering flight made into the eye of Hurricane Gilbert in September 1988. Hear first-hand accounts of Hurricane Camille, the most devastating storm ever to strike the United States
Runaway universe( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[P]resents the dramatic quest to unlock the secrets of the universe as two rival astronomy teams search for exploding stars, map gigantic cosmic patterns of galaxies, and grapple with the ultimate question: what is the fate of the universe? With the use of stunning three-dimensional cosmic simulations captured with revolutionary high-definition technology, NOVA presents the first attempt to explore the riddle of 'dark energy' -- the mysterious repulsive force that some scientists believe counteracts gravity."--Container
In the path of a killer volcano( Visual )

3 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Program waits with a group of geologists as they monitor the signs from Mount Pinatubo and examines the methods volcanologists use to make their predictions. Then, stick around with the scientists who remain behind when the Philippines' Mount Pinatubo erupts and see astonishing footage of the world's largest volcanic eruption in 80 years
Secrets of lost empires by Michael Barnes( Visual )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uncover the secrets of ancient civilizations as Nova journeys to five archaeological sites where teams of experts use traditional techniques to test their hypotheses
Monster of the Milky Way( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astronomers and astrophysicists discuss a supermassive black hole that has been discovered in the Milky Way galaxy
In search of human origins by Donald C Johanson( Visual )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Episode 1: The story of Lucy. In 1974, Johanson unearthed Lucy, at almost 3 million years of age, our oldest human ancestor. Lucy's tiny three-and-a-half-foot skeleton set the world of paleoanthropology on its ear. Lucy walked upright and it was proven that a larger brain was the key difference between early man and the ape. Episode 2: Surviving in Africa. Johanson sets out to disprove the long-cherished view that early man's larger brain and reliance on technology are the by-products of the ability to hunt. He embarks on a journey across the Serengeti savanna of East Africa in search of food. He finds it- not by hunting but by scavenging off the leftovers of lions and leopards. Episode 3: The creative revolution. Fifty thousand years ago, a dramatic change swept through the hunter-gatherers then living in Africa. They began to paint, carve, talk, bury their dead, travel and trade. What accounts for this sudden transformation? This question continues to be at the heart of heated debates
Family that walks on all fours by BBC Nova( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scientists present varying theories regarding five siblings in rural Turkey who rely on all fours for their mode of perambulation. Examines this phenomenon both in terms of evolutionary anomaly and environmental factors
The universe within( Visual )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using microphotography to explore the hidden world inside the human body, this program covers three incredible team efforts: the coordination of muscles, bones, heart and circulatory system that makes Mike Powell the world's greatest long jumper; the digestive dynamo that turns a simple sandwich eaten by five-time Olympic gold medalist Bonnie Blair into raw energy for a blistering sprint down the ice; and the ultimate event--the development of a new human life inside track star Karen Hatchett
Lost at sea : the search for longitude( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts how John Harrision discovered the concept of longitude in the 18th century, thus making the waters safe for navigation
Holocaust escape tunnel( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the heart of Lithuania, a Holocaust secret lies buried. A team of archaeologists probes the ruins of a Nazi death camp to find the truth behind tales of a tunnel dug by desperate Jewish prisoners and their daring escape
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Newton's dark secrets
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The great robot raceSecrets of lost empiresFamily that walks on all fours