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Cort, Julia

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

14 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 1,609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Physicist Brian Greene's bestselling book comes to the small screen in this stimulating look at a complicated topic: the search for order in the universe. Is a revolutionary proposal--"string theory"--The answer scientists have been seeking for centuries? Greene tackles the mind-boggling complexity of the theory with vivid, clear images, and calmly points the way to the answer
Life's greatest miracle by John Lithgow( Visual )

22 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,271 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 )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 985 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
Runaway universe( Visual )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 837 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
The fabric of the cosmos( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 816 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. This episode looks into the concept of how time is perceived
Cracking the code of life( Visual )

10 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the race to decode human DNA and raises questions of whether or not we may want to know what's in our genes and whether decoding DNA will lead to cures
Monster of the Milky Way( Visual )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 484 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Join NOVA on a mind-bending hunt for a monster lurking at the heart of our Milky Way galaxy. Astronomers are closing in on one of the most destructive objects in the universe - a supermassive black hole - and it's hiding right in the center of our own galaxy. Eventually, it will blast jets of radiation millions of miles into space, incinerating everything in its neighborhood, including planet Earth. For a long time, black holes were dismissed as pure science fiction. Even Albert Einstein could not bring himself to accept them, despite pioneering the theory of relativity that predicted their existence. But recently, scientists have found convincing evidence that black holes are not only real but are crucial to the life and death of galaxies everywhere in the cosmos. From the explosive birth of a black hole to its cannibalistic death throes, NOVA investigates one of the universe's darkest secrets. With striking special effects, Monster of the Milky Way takes viewers on a scientifically accurate voyage into the belly of a supermassive black hole. When will it erupt and destroy the Milky Way? - Container
How smart are animals?( Visual )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 436 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
What makes us human?( Visual )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 427 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
Addiction( Visual )

1 edition published in 2019 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"America is in the midst of the deadliest drug epidemic in US history. In 2017 alone, around 70,000 Americans died from drug overdoses, driven by a dramatic rise in the abuse of opioids like OxyContin, heroin, and fentanyl. It's a slow-motion disaster that is destroying whole communities, with no end in sight. As our nation looks for answers, take an unflinching look at the epidemic through the eyes of those living through it. Along the way, join doctors, psychologists, and neuroscientists as they investigate how drugs of abuse alter the brain, and why it is so hard to control. They are narrowing in on how we should address our drug problem, from the development of evidence-based treatments and new medications, to the rethinking of public policies. With vivid case studies and insights into the latest scientific breakthroughs, unravel the complex and tragic puzzle of how addiction works, and how it can be beaten"--Container
The Smartest Machine on Earth : Can a Computer Win on Jeopardy!?( Visual )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 398 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
Hunt for the supertwister( Visual )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Little on earth can withstand the violent fury of an F5 tornado. A churning vortex with wind speeds over 300 mph, 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 ferocious twisters to gather data and create forecasting models that may someday save countless lives
Secrets of lost empires( Visual )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in Undetermined and English and held by 299 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
Marathon challenge( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How do you run 26 miles if you have trouble making it around the block? With good coaching, discipline, and lots of group support. NOVA follows 13 sedentary people through a nine-month regimen designed to prepare them for the grueling Boston Marathon
The violence paradox( Visual )

2 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From suicide bombings to mass shootings, the nightly news can make it seem like we live in the most violent of times. In barely a century, humanity has seen two world wars and the slaughter of millions by pitiless tyrants, not to mention civil wars, insurgencies, and terrorist attacks. But psychologist Steven Pinker argues that physical violence has been in decline for centuries, and we may be living in one of the most peaceful eras in human history. In this two-hour special, Nova examines Pinker's thesis and takes viewers on a journey through history and the human mind to explore what triggers violence and how it may have decreased over time. Taking clues from a Kenyan archaeology site, modern laboratory experiments, and even literature, researchers trace the social and neurobiological roots of human violence. They look at how forces like income equality and personal contact may curb violence 'interrupters' treat violence like a contagious disease, Nova examines evidence-based approaches to making the world more peaceful"--Container
Cat and dog tales( Visual )

1 edition published in 2020 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dog tales: Dogs have been our companions for thousands of years. But why? Do they really love us, or are they just in it for the food? Scientists test wolf intelligence, decode canine DNA
Algae fuel( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This video weighs the risks against the benefits of getting a personal genetic profile; takes a closer look at algae, and asks if it may be our 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 lost empires by Michael Barnes( Visual )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 232 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 226 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 )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 214 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
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코트, 줄리아

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