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Discovery Networks

Overview
Works: 200 works in 388 publications in 2 languages and 7,085 library holdings
Genres: History  Drama  Documentary television programs  Action and adventure films  Documentary films  Historical television programs  Television programs  Educational films  Biography  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1995.9.A3, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Discovery Networks
Understanding by Jeanine I Butler( Visual )

40 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 840 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
Brazil revealed( Visual )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 368 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
Klondike by Abbie Cornish( Visual )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 353 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
Australia revealed( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 340 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
Secrets of Egypt's lost queen( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 210 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 Crocodile Hunter by Steve Irwin( Visual )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 191 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 Interpretation of dreams( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 149 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
Walden( Visual )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 148 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
Dirty jobs with Mike Rowe( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 140 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
The Republic Plato's utopia( Visual )

7 editions published between 1996 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
Out of the wild the Alaska experiment( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 137 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
In the company of whales gentle giants of the watery realm by Robin Brown( Visual )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the watery domain of the whales, their intelligence and gracel. Photographed in 15 locations around the world
The prince( Visual )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 122 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 by Stephen Trombley( Visual )

6 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
How the West was lost original soundtrack by Peter Kater( Recording )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding cities by Edmund Bacon( Visual )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 112 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
Battlefield detectives( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 107 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
Don Quixote( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 105 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
The scarlet letter a romance( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Study of Nathaniel Hawthorne's tale of sin and salvation in 17th century New England. The contorted love triangle of Hester Prynne, Arthur Dimmsdale and Roger Collingsworth is analyzed
2057( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 98 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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