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WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.). Science Unit

Overview
Works: 236 works in 408 publications in 1 language and 19,451 library holdings
Genres: History  Popular works  Case studies  Biography  Television programs  Drama  Juvenile works 
Classifications: QH367, 576.8
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Most widely held works by WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.).
This emotional life ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"How can we all live happier, more fulfilling lives? [This program] explores ways we can improve our social relationships, learn to cope with problems like depression and anxiety, and become more positive and resilient individuals ... Each episode weaves together scientific perspectives with the compelling personal stories of ordinary people, complemented by insight by celebrities like Chevy Chase, Larry David, Alanis Morissette, John Leguizamo, Katie Couric, and Richard Gere, among many others"--Container
Secret of the wild child by Linda Garmon( Visual )
8 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 1,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the case of "Genie," a girl whose parents kept her locked in a bedroom in total isolation, until she was discovered in 1970 at age 13. At first, her rehabilitation seemed to be an opportunity to test hypotheses of language acquisition, but disputes about the nature of her disabilities, the intensity of her therapy, and the progress of government funded research turned Genie's case into a sad example of the ethical quandaries of research on human subjects
Evolution ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
" ... a definitive view of the extraordinary impact the evolutionary process has had on our understanding of the world around us. Beginning with Darwin's revolutionary theory, this seven-part series explores all facets of evolution--the changes that spawned the tree of life, the power of sex, how evolution continues to affect us every day, and the perceived conflict between science and religion"--Containers
Rx for survival a global health challenge ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the most critical health threats facing the world today by portraying conditions in over twenty countries, examining why diseases that are curable still persist, the efforts to treat them, and the dangers of new "superbugs."
Lightning! ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Takes you into the world of lightning and the scientists that study it. Includes lightning experiments, testing equipment, photography, and an ending of a dazzling lightning show set to music
Darwin's dangerous idea ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This episode interweaves the drama in key moments of Darwin's life with documentary sequences of current research, linking past to present and introducing major concepts of evolutionary theory. It explores why Darwin's "dangerous idea" might matter even more today than it did in his own time, and reveals how science might be used to explain the past and predict the future of life on earth
Secrets of lost empires ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Television program that explores the Inca civilization from the perspective of their construction techniques. Archaeological teams use traditional building techniques to test their hypotheses, including the building of a 150-foot suspension bridge using nothing but grass
Bridges ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"How does a bridge withstand the forces of nature and traffic? Host David Macaulay takes viewers from the stone arch bridges of the Roman Empire to Japan's giant, all-steel Akashi Kaikyo suspension bridge, the longest in the world. Through the epic sagas of the Brooklyn, Golden Gate, and other great bridges, Macaulay shows how engineers have conquered ever-wider spans with better construction materials and innovative designs."--PBS website
Skyscrapers by David Macaulay( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Why was New York's most famous skyscraper dubbed the "Empty State Building"? How big is Japan's planned "supertower"? Tour the world's most incredible skylines with award-winning author/illustrator, and captivating storyteller, David Macaulay, and trace the amazing stories of skyscrapers. From France's Gothic cathedrals to Malaysia's record-breaking Petronas Towers, this video introduces courageous creators, recounts little-known history, and reveals supersized triumphs through spectacular film footage and dramatic recreations
Dams by David Macaulay( Visual )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Combines location sequences and animation to show the building of dams. Building small demonstrates the building of a dam by children with sand, stones, and popsicle sticks
Tunnels by David Macaulay( Visual )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"How do tunnels stay dry under water? Who dug the first tunnels? Go underground with award-winning author-illustrator, and captivating storyteller, David Macaulay ... and get an amazing look at tunnels through spectacular film footage, little-known facts and dramatic recreations. From ancient Rome to the remarkable Channel Tunnel that connects France and England, Tunnels introduces courageous engineers, relives deadly disasters, and reveals little-known personal triumphs and tragedies."--Container
Domes by David Macaulay( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
What holds up the Astrodome? Why did the Romans leave a hole in the roof of the Pantheon? Tour the world and trace the 2000-year history of domes with award-winning author/illustrator, and captivating storyteller, David Macaulay. From Houston's astrodome to Rome's St. Peter's Cathedral, to the geodesic domes of Buckminster Fuller, this video introduces ingenious designers, recounts rarely told heroic stories, and reveals amazing triumphs through spectacular film footage, fascinating facts, and dramatic recreations
How safe are we? ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"During the past 100 years, life expectancy more than doubled in developed countries. In the last few decades, however, 40 new infectious diseases have emerged and one of them - AIDS - is becoming perhaps the most devastating epidemic in history. New diseases travel the globe with unprecedented rapidity, and older killers, such as the avian flu in the 1918 influenza epidemic, that once seemed controllable are roaring back with a vengeance...[This film] examines the most critical threats we face today - including avian flu - and the pressing need to strengthen global public health systems." - Container
Everest the death zone ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the wake of the 1996 disaster that took eight climbers in a single day, scientists follow a team of hikers to measure, for the first time ever, the toll high-altitude climbing takes on the heart, lungs, blood, and brain
Secrets of lost empires ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 437 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
Hunt for the serial arsonist ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Trail fire sleuths as they pinpoint the mysterious source of a series of fires and capture a surprising suspect on film
The evolutionary arms race Why sex? ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The evolutionary arms race explores our own spiraling arms race with microorganisms-- the only real threat to our existence-- and trace the alarming spread of resistance among pathogens that cause disease. Why sex? investigates the endless variety of sexual expression and the powerful hold sex exerts over almost all living things. And discover why in evolutionary terms, sex is more important than life itself
The bombing of America ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Follows investigators on the trail of the Unabomber and the bombers of the World Trade Center, the Army of God, and other bombing cases. The smallest fragment of evidence or a psychological profile can be the key to stopping terrorists
A science odyssey ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A chronicle of twentieth century scientific adventure
Secrets of lost empires ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Television programs on the history of the Colosseum and Stonehenge. Nova sent archaeological teams to each site to test their hypotheses using traditional building techniques
 
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Alternative Names
WGBH/Boston Science Unit
Languages
English (71)
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