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Cort, Julia

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

12 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 1,795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features the physicist Brian Greene, who discusses the historical quest for a grand unified theory in physics which will reconcile quantum physics and general relativity. He then considers the possibility that superstring theory may bring an end to that search
Life's greatest miracle( Visual )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 1,389 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 by Neil deGrasse Tyson( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,028 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( Visual )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using humor, everyday examples and computer animation for the more abstract concepts, author and physicist Brian Greene explains complex theories of the universe and the focus of his research, string theory
Cracking the code of life( Visual )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 906 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
Runaway universe( Visual )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 561 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 )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 506 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astronomers and astrophysicists discuss a supermassive black hole that has been discovered in the Milky Way galaxy
How smart are animals?( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 470 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
Hunt for the supertwister( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Little on earth can withstand the violent fury of an F5 tornado. A churning vortex with wind speeds over 300mph, these tornadoes create immense swaths of death and destruction in a matter of seconds. Today, experts are exploring the supertwister's complex inner workings in bold new ways in the hopes of one day being able to accurately predict the occurrences of tornadoes. Top scientists and meteorologists work within miles of these furocious twisters to gather data and create forcasting models that may someday save countless lives
Secrets of lost empires( Visual )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As in other episodes of the series, archaelogists and engineers attempt to duplicate ancient solutions to engineering problems. In this case, the problem is transporting and raising the huge obelisks of ancient Egypt
What makes us human?( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 353 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
Marathon challenge( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows thirteen sedentary individuals through a nine-month training program designed to prepare them for running the Boston Marathon
Smartest machine on Earth( Visual )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 311 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
Secrets of lost empires( Visual )

2 editions published in 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 241 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.'
The Vikings( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 234 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
Cuttlefish : Kings of camouflage( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 222 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 expert interviews, NOVA gets up close and personal with this astonishing brainy bunch."--Container
Secrets of the crocodile caves : the unique animals of Madagascar( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 206 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
Parallel worlds, parallel lives( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mark Oliver Everett, lead singer of the Eels and son of physicist Hugh Everett, travels America to learn about the father he barely knew. Through the world of quantum mechanics, Everett hopes to understand his father's brilliant but troubled mind
Building pharaoh's ship( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A magnificent trading vessel embarks on a royal expedition to a mysterious, treasure-laden land called Punt. Is this journey, depicted on the wall of one of Egypt's impressive temples, mere myth, or was it a reality? NOVA follows a team of archaeologists and boat builders as they reconstruct the vessel shown on the mysterious carving, and then finally launch it into the Red Sea on a unique voyage of discovery
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Secrets of lost empires
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