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

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This emotional life by Daniel Todd Gilbert( Visual )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,138 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
Secrets of lost empires( Visual )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 924 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
Rx for survival : a global health challenge( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 791 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."
Evolution( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Evolution" offers a groundbreaking and 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
Secret of the wild child( Visual )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 742 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
Everest : the death zone( Visual )

6 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 571 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. Why do seemingly rational people make poor, sometimes fatal decisions as they approach the peak? and much more
Bridges by Darrell Meador( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What enables a simple arch bridge to support such great weight? What holds up a suspension bridge? Bridge the world with award-winning author-illustrator, and captivating storyteller, David Macaulay, and meet the brilliant designers who dared to extend roads and railways with ingenious but sometimes flawed designs. From the Golden Gate Bridge to some of the world's groundbreaking spans, you'll explore dozens of monumental engineering feats through historic film footage, fascinating photographs, illustrations and dramatic recreations
Skyscrapers by David Macaulay( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 493 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
Secrets of lost empires( Visual )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 469 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
Dams by David Macaulay( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Changing the course of rivers has changed the course of history. Award-winning author/illustrator, and captivating storyteller, David Macaulay goes to extremes to bring you an unprecedented look at the power of dams. From the banks of the Nile to the top of the Hoover Dam, you'll meet the courageous and ambitious builders, relive the deadly disasters, and discover the little-known personal triumphs and tragedies behind the greatest dams ever built
Tunnels by David Macaulay( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 438 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 423 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 408 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
Darwin's dangerous idea( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 403 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 by Michael Barnes( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 359 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
Big bang machine : searching for the Higgs Boson particle( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On July 4, 2012, scientists at the giant atom smashing facility at CERN announced the discovery of a subatomic particle that seems like a tantalizingly close match to the elusive Higgs Boson, thought to be responsible for giving all the stuff in the universe its mass. Now CERN's scientists are preparing to restart the history-making collider, hoping to find the next great discovery
Lightning! : nature's most dazzling and dangerous display( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A high-voltage trip into the most electrically charged weather in the world -- culminating in a dazzling lightning show set to music. ... The program also visits with some of lightning's tragic victims who thought they were out of harm's way. Lightning's fleeting rivers of electricity strike Earth 6,000 times a minute; jolt every commercial airplane one or two times a year; wipe out power to entire cities, hit 1,000 people annually; and account on average for more deaths than hurricanes and tornadoes put together."--Container
Secrets of lost empires( Visual )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Egyptologist Mark Lehner, stonemason Roger Hopkins and a team of Egyptian workers replicate the Great Pyramid on a smaller scale while putting some construction theories to work
Lightning!( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 287 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
Hunt for the serial arsonist( Visual )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 255 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
 
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Alternative Names
WGBH/Boston Science Unit

Languages
English (83)