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Discovery Networks

Works: 244 works in 382 publications in 1 language and 6,979 library holdings
Genres: History  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Forecasts  Television adaptations  Television programs  Documentary television programs  Historical television programs  Educational films 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: F2538.3, 981.06
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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 372 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 343 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
Klondike by Abbie Cornish( Visual )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story centers on the friendship of two adventurers, Bill Haskell and Byron Epstein, as they travel North West during the Klondike Gold Rush. Along the way they must navigate harsh conditions, unpredictable weather and desperate, dangerous characters
Walden( Visual )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 183 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
The Interpretation of dreams( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 154 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
In the company of whales( Visual )

6 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the watery domain of the whales, their intelligence and gracel. Photographed in 15 locations around the world
Plato's Republic( Visual )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 140 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
The Republic Plato's utopia( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 138 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
Dirty jobs with Mike Rowe( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 137 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
Understanding cities( Visual )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at cities past and present with a focus on issues of transportation, electricity, light, water, sewage, and trash. Examines differences between cities that have evolved over time and planned cities. Cities profiled include New York City, Portland, Ore., London, Teotihuacan, and Brasilia
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 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on the book, The Great Gatsby, and Ernest Hemingway. Features dramatizations and interviews with scholars and authors
Understanding the universe( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 127 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 )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 126 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
The Lynchburg story : eugenic sterilization in America by Stephen Trombley( Visual )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2012 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(Producer) In the early years of his century, authorities were obsessed with a belief that the "racial stock" of the country was in decline. By the 1930's, over half the states had enacted eugenic sterilization laws, giving states the right to forcibly sterilize citizens they deemed "unfit" to reproduce. This haunting film tells the story of what happened at The Lynchburg Colony for the Epileptic and Feebleminded in Virginia. There, between 1927 and 1972, over 8,000 children and young teenagers were forcibly sterilized. The state claimed they had hereditary defects that would be passed on to their potential offspring: in fact most were simply poor, ill-educated and considered a financial burden on the state. Sterilization victims interviewed today indicate a devastating impact on their lives and a profound loss of self worth. These individual tragedies have a broader political context. The sterilization law declared constitutional in the U.S. in 1927 became the basis of Hitler's eugenics program. It was the beginning of the Holocaust as sterilization gave way to killing undesirables. American biologist, Dr. Harry Laughlin, who drafted the legislation was awarded an honorary doctorate in Germany in 1936 for his contribution to "race hygiene." Goebbels was the guest of honor
Understanding the senses( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neurologist Dr. Oliver Sacks and other specialists explain the functions and malfunctions of our senses
Galileo's "Dialogue"( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of Galileo's Dialogue in which he asserted that the Earth was not the center of the universe. Galileo was jailed for heresy for contradicting the traditional teachings of the medieval Church. The video traces the background of the Dialogue, from the Copernican view that the sun is the center of the universe, to the trial of Galileo before the Holy Office. The profound conflicts between science and theology unfold in dramatic re-enactments
Understanding viruses( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Even as you read this, your body is under attack. Your enemy is patient, adaptable, potentially deadly, and invisible. Viruses range from the common cold to HIV and have caused epidemics more decimating than war."--Container
Battlefield detectives( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigators re-create the conditions of history's major battles using 3-D computer models, maps, artifacts, original footage, and dramatic reenactments. From the muddy fields at Hastings to the sweltering jungles of Vietnam, a variety of experts offer compelling new evidence on the wars that shaped the modern world. Features insightful commentary from experts on firearms, forensic science, climatology, engineering, and more
2057( Visual )

2 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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