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

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Works: 228 works in 406 publications in 1 language and 19,690 library holdings
Genres: History  Popular works  Case studies  Biography  Television programs  Drama  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Juvenile works 
Classifications: QH367, 576.8
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Most widely held works by WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.).
Secret of the wild child by Linda Garmon ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 1,063 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
This emotional life ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,053 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
Evolution ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 893 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 880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"From vaccines to antibiotics, clean water to nutrition, bio-terror threats to the HIV/AIDS pandemic, the six-part series 'Rx for Survival: A Global Health Challenge' tells the compelling stories of global health challenges and successes. Employing both historical dramatic sequences and poignant current documentary stories, the series showcases key milestones in public health history, such as the eradication of smallpox, alongside modern and future challenges, including SARS, a potential global flu pandemic and recovery from the Asian tsunami catastrophe"--Http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/rxforsurvival/series/about/series.html
Lightning! ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 865 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 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"For 21 years, Charles Darwin kept his theory of evolution secret from all but a few friends. He confided to one: "It's like confessing to a murder." His torment resonates in society today -- in the challenge his incredibly powerful idea poses to our understanding of our world and ourselves. Darwin's Dangerous Idea 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"--Container
Secrets of lost empires ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 625 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 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Combines location sequences and animation to show the building of bridges. Building small demonstrates the building of a bridge by children with drinking straws
Skyscrapers by David Macaulay ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Combines location sequences and animation to show the building of skyscrapers. Building small demonstrates the building of a skyscraper by children with newspapers and books
Dams by David Macaulay ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 544 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 539 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 538 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 499 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 457 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 443 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
Great transformations Extinction! ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Great transformations focuses on the evolutionary changes that triggered the earth's incredible diversity. Extinction! explores why, then confronts a frightening notion: are humans causing the next mass extinction-- the sixth in the history of life on earth?
Hunt for the serial arsonist ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fires were breaking out in retail businesses all over greater Los Angeles and adjacent areas from the mid-1980's to the early '90's. Authorities pieced together a case based on a malfunctioning incendiary device, a smudged fingerprint, a peculiar pattern of outbreaks, and an incriminating, unpublished novel sent to a literary agent
The evolutionary arms race Why sex? ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 359 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
A science odyssey ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A chronicle of twentieth century scientific adventure
Bombing of America ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 331 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
 
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Alternative Names
WGBH/Boston Science Unit
Languages
English (80)
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