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Discovery Networks

Overview
Works: 222 works in 371 publications in 2 languages and 6,410 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Forecasts  Television programs  Documentary television programs  Historical television programs  Juvenile works  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: QL737.C4, 599.5
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Most widely held works by Discovery Networks
Brazil revealed ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discover Brazil through the eyes of its people and explore the surrounding beaches, jungles, and landscaping mountains that make this land so vibrant. A country built on belief, unlike any other, where tradition and transformation live together
Australia revealed ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Take an epic adventure with intimate insight into the big, bold, and tenacious country of Australia. In the vast interior, a man transforms the struggle to survive into a game of pathos and humor; on the coast, a naval cadet dreams of a place in the sophisticated navy of the world's largest island; in the tropical North, a couple preserves a storehouse of culture over 40,000 years old; along the Gold Coast, a woman competes to win against nature's colossal waves; across the entire continent, one man dares to build the longest fence in the world to protect the people from the wild
Understanding the universe ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Join astronomers and astrophysicists as they probe light years beyond the Milky Way. This video employs graphic models and computer animation to illustrate some of the most complex cosmology theories of all time
The prince ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A study of Niccolò Machiavelli's book, The prince. This video compares the crumbling of medieval order of Machiavelli's time with modern politics and includes interviews with Henry Kissinger, Senator Gary Hart, Roger Masters, Riccardo Bruscagli and others. Includes reenactments from Machiavelli's life, period artwork, and location footage
Walden ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A study of Henry David Thoreau's book, Walden. Walden captures the essence of transcendentalism, emphasizing the importance of spirituality over materialism. The video traces Thoreau's life from his troubled childhood to the peace he found on the shores of Walden Pond. Includes interviews with Don Henley of the Eagles, founder of the Walden Woods Project, and former president Jimmy Carter who reveal the power that Thoreau's thinking still exerts today
In the company of whales gentle giants of the watery realm ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores the watery domain of the whales, their intelligence and gracel. Photographed in 15 locations around the world
The Interpretation of dreams ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A study of Sigmund Freud's book, The interpretation of dreams. Through a series of dream sequence reenactments, this program reveals the complexities of the human condition which Freud scrutinized. It also attempts to decipher Freud's chart of the unconscious and examines Freud's life story
The Odyssey ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This DVD offers an introduction to one of the Western world's first action-adventure stories. Take a look at the Greek myths and The Odyssey's lessons of morality."--Container
Plato's Republic ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Plato's Republic has intrigued, provoked, appalled and inspired readers since he wrote it in Athens 2,400 years ago. Plato has been called the father of philosophy, the first feminist, a revolutionary amd the original idealist. His concepts of psychology, logic and politics are dramatized with scenes from The Republic, including the Allegory of the Cave, and explained by scholars and experts
Out of the wild the Alaska experiment ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nine ordinary Americans have volunteered to participate in an incredibly unique experiment. They will be flown in, dropped off, and stranded deep in the heart of Central Alaska. Their goal is to make it back to civilization, alive! Includes eight episodes
The Great Gatsby ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Focuses on the book, The Great Gatsby, and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Features dramatizations and interviews with scholars and authors
The Lynchburg story ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This film charts the history of the American eugenics program under which 80,000 inmates in state institutions have been compulsorily sterilized. In Virginia between 1905 and 1972, several thousand children deemed by the state as unfit to reproduce were taken from their families and forced to live in the Lynchburg Colony. Victims recall their experiences of beatings, solitary confinement and other abuses
Dirty jobs with Mike Rowe ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mike Rowe introduces you to a hardworking group of men and women who overcome fear, danger and sometimes stench to accomplish their daily tasks
Last of the czars ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Romanov family ruled Russia for 300 years; an imperial empire that crumbled in 1918 when Lenin-backed revolutionaries toppled Nicholas II in a violent upheaval. Before their world came crashing down, the Romanovs-- Nicholas, Alexandra and their five children-- enjoyed a life shrouded in mystery. But with the recent downfall of the Soviet Union, information has come to light, ending generations of speculation. Rare, never before seen film footage, actual letters, czarist-era survivor interviews, photos, and other rare items give a finely-detailed look at Russia's most dramatic era
Understanding cities ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shows how cities live and die from the ground up-and down. Explores the transportation, water and sewer systems, and architectural landmarks of 5 great cities. Historians, urban planners, architects and social scientists assess the past, present and future of the crowded, crowning symbols of civilization. Profiled cities include New York, Washington, D.C., Portland, Ore., Seaside, Fla., Miami, Teotihuacan, and Brasilia
The Republic Plato's utopia ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This timeless program scrutinizes The Republic, a work that has intrigued and infuriated for thousands of years. Was Plato's plan for an ideal city, a place where philosophers are rulers and wisdom is the cornerstone of society, a blueprint, a satire, or a bit of both? Columbia University's Bonnie Kent; Princeton University's Alexander Nehamas; Martha Nussbaum, of The University of Chicago; Thomas Pangle, of the University of Toronto; poet Joseph Brodsky; novelist Joyce Carol Oates; William Bennett, former U.S. Secretary of Education; and radio personality Michael Savage consider the worth of a system that promotes the common good through state control that, by necessity, must involve censorship and eugenics"--Container
Understanding bacteria ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"How do benign bacteria work? How are infectious bacteria fought? And how are scientists adapting both types of bacteria to good - or evil - uses? This program answers those questions through the observations and insights of Stanley Falkow, Fred Tenover, and other specialists. The role of E. coli in digestion, the relationship between H. pylori and ulcers, medical waste, the exploitation of anthrax as a weapon, and the discovery of extraterrestrial bacteria are all considered." -- Container
The crocodile hunter ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"After a violent revolution ends in East Timor, Steve Irwin arrives on a special mission-- to save two of the largest reptiles in the world"--Container
The fall of Saigon ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The fall of Saigon is chronicled with rare news footage and eyewitness accounts from both sides of the conflict. Now, twenty years later, former President Ford and former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger offer a new perspective on the U.S. role in the chaotic evacuation
2057 ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Television program blends drama and science to show a possible look fivity years in to the future. Includes 2057 (a look at custom-built human body organs, robotic surgery, intelligent clothing, and more amazing inventions) and Future Car (a look at cars in 2030, the fuel they would use, the computers in them, and more)
 
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Spanish (1)
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