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Cort, Julia

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Most widely held works by Julia Cort
The elegant universe by B Greene( Visual )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 2,047 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Physicist Brian Greene discusses the historical quest for a grand unified theory in physics which will reconcile quantum physics and general relativity, and considers the possibility that superstring theory may bring an end to that search
Life's greatest miracle by John Lithgow( Visual )

15 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The development of a child from conception to birth, using both microimagery and the story of a young couple preparing for their first child
Origins : fourteen billion years of cosmic evolution( Visual )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,019 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who would have predicted that a hot spot left over from the Big Bang would eventually lead to our galaxy, the solar system, the Earth, - and to us? Origins explores how the universe and our planet began amid chaos and eventually gave birth to the first stirrings of life. Join cutting-edge scientists on a voyage deep into the Earth to find analogs to the earliest life on our planet, and travel a million miles from Earth with a space probe designed to capture the earliest observable "snapshot" of the Big Bang. Then watch as astronomers test an ingenious new way to detect distant planets that may harbor life, and discover that every atom in our bodies, and practically every bit of matter in the Earth, was made in the heart of stars. Hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History, Origins presents startling new findings that attempt to explain just how Earth, life, and the universe all began. - Container
The fabric of the cosmos by B Greene( Visual )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 957 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the passenger seat of a New York cab driving near the speed of light to a pool hall where billiard tables do fantastical things, Brian Greene reveals space as a dynamic fabric that can stretch, twist, warp and ripple under the influence of gravity. Space, far from being empty, is filled with some of the deepest mysteries of our times
Cracking the code of life( Visual )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary examines the complex race to decode the human genome. Examines the work of, and contains interviews with: Francis Collins, director of the National Center for Human Genome Research; J. Craig Venter, head of its rival, the private Celera Genomics; and the Whitehead Institute's Eric Lander, one of the leaders of the Human Genome Project
How smart are animals?( Visual )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 601 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four short documentaries detailing amazing advancements in scientific research on the intelligence of animals, like the discovery that the dog brain is remarkably similar to a human's, observations revealing that dolphins are capable of advanced communication, and more. Episodes include: Dog genius, Creative dolphins, Octopus & cuttlefish, and a profile of Irene Pepperberg and her talking parrot, Alex
Runaway universe( Visual )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[P]resents the dramatic quest to unlock the secrets of the universe as two rival astronomy teams search for exploding stars, map gigantic cosmic patterns of galaxies, and grapple with the ultimate question: what is the fate of the universe? With the use of stunning three-dimensional cosmic simulations captured with revolutionary high-definition technology, NOVA presents the first attempt to explore the riddle of 'dark energy' -- the mysterious repulsive force that some scientists believe counteracts gravity."--Container
Monster of the Milky Way( Visual )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astronomers and astrophysicists discuss a supermassive black hole that has been discovered in the Milky Way galaxy
Hunt for the supertwister( Visual )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A powerful tornado is a terrifying phenomenon that continues to defy decades of scientific efforts to predict it. During one of the worst tornado seasons on record, a NOVA camera team chased across the Midwest, capturing hair-raising footage of highly destructive twisters in action. But HUNT FOR THE SUPERTWISTER is much more than just another "extreme weather" show. Our story focuses on the efforts of two scientists at the University of Oklahoma to develop radically different approaches to forecasting twisters: one relies on "virtual tornados" created inside supercomputers, while the other involves hunting down real-life storms to collect data firsthand (the method that inspired the movie Twister). With jaw-dropping 3-D graphics generated by the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, NOVA's show features spectacular footage of these terrifying twisters. HUNT FOR THE SUPERTWISTER gives viewers a front-row seat to the risky and thrilling art of storm chasing, complete wit
Secrets of lost empires( Visual )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in Undetermined and English and held by 346 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
What makes us human?( Visual )

2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scientists have struggled for centuries to pinpoint the qualities that distinguish humans from the millions of other animal species with which we share the vast majority of our DNA. Now, we explore those traits once thought to be uniquely human to discover their evolutionary roots
Smartest machine on Earth( Visual )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Augmenting human intelligence is a lot tougher than it looks, but scientists are edging closer with machines like 'Watson,' an IBM computing system that is gearing up to compete on the game show Jeopardy!, taking on Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter, two of the show's most successful and celebrated contestants of all time. This program is an updated version of the original broadcast, with additional content added
Marathon challenge( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows thirteen sedentary individuals through a nine-month training program designed to prepare them for running the Boston Marathon
Secrets of lost empires( Visual )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unlock mysteries and uncover lost history with the experts as they use yesteryear's technology to recreate five ancient engineering marvels and to discover what daily life was really like in these communities. Travel around the globe to stydy the obelisks of ancient Egypt and the baths of the Roman Empire
Secrets of lost empires by Michael Barnes( Visual )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 248 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
Space, time, and the universe( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Host Brian Greene, professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University and best-selling author, takes viewers on an exciting and in-depth exploration of a groundbreaking new theory: One of the most ambitious and exciting scientific theories ever posed, and one that may be the long-sought 'Theory of Everything.'
Cuttlefish : Kings of camouflage( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When it comes to camouflage, chameleons get all the attention. But the often-overlooked cuttlefish is the real master of disguise...These shape-shifting creatures can hypnotize their prey, impersonate the opposite sex and even kill with lightning-fast speed...With stunning underwater footage and in-depth exper interviews, NOVA gets up close and personal with this astonishing brainy bunch." - Container
The Vikings by Kenneth W Harl( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes recent research on the Vikings that demonstrates that while they were indeed ruthless marauders, they were also excellent shipbuilders, explorers and colonizers
Algae fuel( Visual )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This episode of NOVA scienceNOW weighs the risks against the benefits of getting a personal genetic profile; takes a closer look at algae, and asks if it may be the biofuel of the future; explores the undersea Gakkel Ridge, deep in the Arctic Ocean, for clues that one of Jupiter's moons may host life; and profiles Yoky Matsuoka, a leader in the emerging field of neurobotics--the fusion of neuroscience and robotics
Secrets of the crocodile caves : the unique animals of Madagascar( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The remote Ankarana preserve on the island of Madagascar, a few hundred miles off the coast of Africa, shelters an astonishing array of exotic wild animals including: Nile crocodiles that live in caves, rare crowned lemurs, and the lethal fossa. Join your guides and explore this rarely seen island refuge
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