WorldCat Identities

McKenna, James

Overview
Works: 38 works in 109 publications in 1 language and 3,602 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Children's films  Educational films  Science television programs  Drama  Internet videos  Nonfiction television programs  Science fiction films  Action and adventure films  Children's television programs 
Roles: Editor, Author
Classifications: PN1997.2, 612.82
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by James McKenna
Cells by Brian A Jerome( Visual )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the basic unit that makes up all living organisms--the cell. Looks at DNA and microscopic creatures like amoebas and paramecia
A touch of frost by David Jason( Visual )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of Britain's most successful detective series starring award-winning actor David Jason as Detective Inspector Jack Frost, a policeman with a knack for attracting trouble
The brain by Bill Nye( Visual )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Some very tricky optical illusions show that the brain doesn't always correctly interpret what the eyes see. Check out Bill Nye from a whole new angle when he gets an M.R.I. of his brain"--Container
Human body by Tao Le( Visual )

4 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bill Nye explores how the human body works
Light optics( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"You won't believe your eyes when Bill Nye the science guy reflects, refracts, bends, bounces, absorbs, and pulls light waves to show how things can be seen in different ways. In Light optics, Bill uses lenses, mirrors, and water to create optical illusions that are sights to behold."--Container
ICIAM '87 : proceedings of the First International Conference on Industrial and Applied Mathematics by 1987, Paris> International Conference on Industrial and Applied Mathematics. <1( Book )

15 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outer space : way out there! by Edward P Ortleb( Visual )

3 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bill Nye explores outer space, planets, stars, and space travel
Bill Nye the science guy by Bill Nye( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bill Nye goes somewhere over the rainbow for an enlightening show as he reflects upon light and color
Electrical current( Visual )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two episodes from the telelvision program Bill Nye the science guy that explore the topics of electrical current and light and optics. Experiments used to demonstrate these concepts include making a complete electrical circuit; demonstrating electricity as a form of energy; making a simple generator; demonstrating how reflected light and mirrors can be used to view objects not in the direct line of sight; revealing refracted light through water; and seeing how prisms separate or refract light
Chemical reactions by Loretta Jones( Visual )

6 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Observe the explosive examples Bill uses to explain that everything is made up of chemicals. Then join Bill for a tour of a steel mill to demonstrate that matter exists in three phases: solids, liquids, and gases
Dinosaurs( Visual )

6 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robin Leach and John Ratzenberger drop by to help Bill Nye take a closer look at dinosaurs and what has been discovered about the lifestyles of the big and extinct
Architecture by Bill Nye( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bill Nye uses the "dollhouse of science" to demonstrate how architects design buildings. Then he travels to Japan to learn how pagodas are built to withstand earthquakes
Moon by Duncan Jones( Visual )

3 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at how the moon and other bodies in outer space affect the earth and includes related experiments
Pressure by Robert Longo( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this program, check out fire boats, automobile hydraulic lifts, and a water jet shop that pushes water at three times the speed of sound to cut through wood, granite, and even titanium. Then Bill takes to the sky in a hot air baloon and goes scuba diving to explain why boats, balloons and helium are buoyant
Bill Nye the science guy by Bill Nye( Visual )

2 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bill Nye explains the "naked truth" about the organ that regulates our body temperature, protects our inner parts, and provides us with the sense of touch. The program zooms in on DNA and creatures like amaoeba and paramecium
Earth's seasons/Climates by Bill Nye( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pt. 1: Earth's seasons. Bill Nye explains the reasons for the different seasons, and shows why when it's winter in America, it's summer in Australia. Pt. 2: Climates. Bill explains how different climates are created and how they affect our planet. Using a flashlight and a basketball, he shows why the earth is warmer at the equator, then conducts a home experiment to show how to make it rain inside a jar. Nana Zolbrod for the University of Washington, Department of Forestry, takes to the woods to learn about past climates by studying core samples from ancient trees
Life Cycles by Anne Sparrowhawk( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bill Nye explains "Life cycles" and shows us why many different living things have similar life cycles
Earth's crust ; Rocks & soil( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Earth's crust: Shows how the heated material inside the Earth escapes through volcanoes, how the epicenter of an earthquake is determined, and how the continents drifted apart because of plate movements
The way things work by inc Educational Activities( Visual )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bill Nye talks about sound; how it is created, its effects on our lives and our world and the way we use sounds
Insects/Germs( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bill Nye explores the life cycle of insects during the first part of this video, and explains what bacteria is and how to grow it
 
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Alternative Names
McKenna, James (Mathematician)

Languages
English (80)