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Apsell, Paula S.

Overview
Works: 141 works in 196 publications in 1 language and 15,176 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Science television programs  History  Educational television programs  Biography  Television programs  Educational films  Nature television programs  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Producer, Author
Classifications: QP251, 616.8526
Publication Timeline
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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 1,004 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 849 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
Newton's dark secrets( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 746 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 )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines both sides of the global warming debate
Dogs decoded : understanding the human-dog relationship( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dogs have been domesticated for longer than any other animal on the planet, and humans have developed a unique relationship with these furry friends. New research is revealing what dog lovers have suspected all along, that dogs have an uncanny ability to read and respond to human emotions. How did this incredible relationship between humans and dogs come to be? And how can dogs, so closely related to fearsome wild wolves, behave so differently? It's all in the genes
Life's greatest miracle( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 613 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
Runaway universe( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 581 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
Tales from the hive( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 578 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 522 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 )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 505 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 487 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 461 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
In search of human origins( Visual )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 401 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
In the path of a killer volcano( Visual )

2 editions published between 1993 and 2006 in English and held by 398 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
Monster of the Milky Way( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astronomers and astrophysicists discuss a supermassive black hole that has been discovered in the Milky Way galaxy
Family that walks on all fours( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 353 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 343 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 )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts how John Harrision discovered the concept of longitude in the 18th century, thus making the waters safe for navigation
Ocean animal emergency( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Part emergency room, part rehab facility, and part research lab, the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, California means the difference between life and death for sick and injured ocean animals. Nova takes you inside this very special ER to witness the efforts of a renowned team of wildlife veterinarians as they fight to save their animal patients as well as to uncover the cause of a mysterious neurological illness plaguing marine mammals like California sea lions and harbor seal pups."--Nova website
Decoding Nazi secrets( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Presents the first full account of history's greatest codebreaking coup. With trillions of ways to encrypt any one message, Enigma, Germany's infamous message-coding machine, appeared invincible. But a fateful discovery on an abandoned U-boat helped the Allies at Bletchley Park turn code into counterattacks and defeat into victory"--Container
 
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