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Discovery Networks

Overview
Works: 240 works in 400 publications in 2 languages and 7,267 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Romance films  Television adaptations  Historical films  Documentary television programs  Television mini-series  History  Educational films  Made-for-TV movies 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Discovery Networks
Brazil revealed( Visual )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 373 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 369 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 361 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
Secrets of Egypt's lost queen by Discovery Channel( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(Producer) Top archaeologists use cutting-edge forensic techniques to unravel the mystery of Queen Hatshepsut's life and death, and unearth her fascinating story that has remained buried for 3,000 years
The great Gatsby by Baz Luhrmann( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 181 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 )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Join astronomers and astrophysicists as they probe light years beyond the Milky Way. Video employs graphic models and computer animation to illustrate some of the most complex theories of all time
The prince by Rennie Ellis( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 161 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
Dirty jobs with Mike Rowe( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 144 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
Walden : a Short Legacy Film by Sheila Laffey( Visual )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 143 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 odyssey by Andreĭ Mikhalkov-Konchalovskiĭ( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 142 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
The Interpretation of dreams( Visual )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 141 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
Galileo's "Dialogue."( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 138 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
In the company of whales : gentle giants of the watery realm by Bu lang( Visual )

7 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the watery domain of the whales, their intelligence and gracel. Photographed in 15 locations around the world
Don Quixote by L Minkus( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of Cervantes' tragi-comic novel Don Quixote which explores themes of social criticism, religious reflection, individualism, and idealism. Recounts the adventures of Don Quixote and his sidekick Sancho Panza in dramatic re-enactments filmed on location in Spain. Modern commentary by comedians and former New York governor Mario Cuomo, reveal why the work has remained popular and relevant for four hundred years
Out of the wild : the Alaska experiment( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 136 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
Plato's Republic by David Roochnik( Visual )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 132 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 by J Mayer H.( Visual )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 130 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 viruses by Jeanine I Butler( Visual )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 121 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
Understanding : bacteria( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 121 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, president of the American Society for Microbiology; Fred Tenover, chief of antibiotic resistance investigations at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and other specialists. The role of E. coli in digestion, the relationship between H. pylori and ulcers, medical applications of C. botulinum, the use of bacteria to clean up toxic waste, the exploitation of anthrax as a weapon, and the discovery of extraterrestrial bacteria are all considered
 
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