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National Geographic Television & Film

Overview
Works: 1,820 works in 2,781 publications in 3 languages and 162,981 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  History  Educational films  Internet videos  Documentary films  Drama  Historical films  Historical television programs  Action and adventure films 
Roles: prn, Producer, Distributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by National Geographic Television & Film
Guns, germs, and steel by Jared M Diamond( Visual )

24 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and held by 2,136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An epic detective story that offers a gripping expose on why the world is so unequal. Professor Jared Diamond traveled the globe for over 30 years trying to answer this question. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book. Why did Eurasians conquer, displace, or decimate Native Americans, Australians, and Africans, instead of the reverse? Diamond dismantles racially based theories of human history by revealing the environmental factors actually responsible for history's broadest patterns -- episode 1, Out of Eden, cites evidence from Papua New Guinea to the Middle East to support Diamond's theory that a society's development may have had less to do with skill or ingenuity, than the ability to raise high-protein grains and domesticated livestock. He suggests that successful farming gave rise to an explosion of sophisticated civilizations, from the Fertile Crescent to the New World. -- episode 2, Conquest, Spanish conquistador Pizarro's 16th century assault on the Inca is the focus this episode. Was it the Spaniards' advanced weaponry that defeated the empire? Or was it also the Europeans' innate resilience to some infectious diseases? The European triumph of the New World may have rested on an agent of conquest unknown to even the conquerors, and that proved deadlier than any human foe. -- episode 3, Into the tropics, Diamond extends his quest to Africa, probing early European attempts to colonize the continent. The conquerors were initially successful, repelling native attackers with rifles and Maxim guns, but they met unexpected obstacles when they moved from temperate zones to the tropics. The debilitating scourge of malaria, like the AIDS epidemic of today, overwhelmed their mightiest resources
Lewis & Clark : the journey of the Corps of Discovery by Bert Cunnington( Visual )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 1,911 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relive an amazing tale of discovery and exploration as National Geographic brings to life the first crossing. Two hundred years after Lewis & Clark epic journey, go back in time and discover the adventure, danger, and beauty of the unmapped West
Inside Mecca( Visual )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and Turkish and held by 1,337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What do a successful executive from suburban Malaysia, a religious radio commentator from rural South Africa and an Irish-born college professor from the United States have in common? They're all about to embark on the spiritual journey of a lifetime--the sacred Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca known as the hajj. One out of every five people on Earth--some 1.3 billion--practice Islam. Over 80 percent of these Muslims live outside the Middle East, but they share a single spiritual center, and each year two million Muslims visit the holy city during the hajj. During the five-day hajj, believers seek to become closer to God, ask pardon for their sins, and renew their spiritual commitment. The events of the hajj have long remained veiled from non-Muslims, who are forbidden even to enter the holy city of Mecca. But a team of Muslim filmmakers gained access to Islam's holiest place during the peak of the pilgrimage to document the event for National Geographic Television. This film reveals the many faces of modern Islam
Stress : portrait of a killer( Visual )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 1,270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stanford University neurobiologist Robert Sapolsky has been advancing our understanding of stress - how it impacts our bodies and how our social standing can make us more or less susceptible. Research reveals that the impact of stress can be found deep within us, shrinking our brains, adding fat to our bellies, even unraveling our chromosomes. Yet understanding how stress works can help us figure out a ways to combat it and how to live a life free of the tyranny of this contemporary plague
National Geographic's Strange days on planet Earth( Visual )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 1,125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Around the globe, scientists are racing to solve a series of mysteries. They suspect we have entered a time of global change swifter than any human being has ever witnessed. Where are we headed? Can we alter this course of events?
Six degrees could change the world( Visual )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses why many scientists believe that the Earth's average temperature could rise by as much as six degrees Celsius by 2100. Explores what each rising degree could mean for the future of humanity and our planet. Illustrates how global warming has already affected the reefs of Australia, the ice fields of Greenland, and the Amazonian rain forest. Explains what's real, what's still controversial, and how existing technologies and remedies could help dial back the global thermometer
Arlington : field of honor( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 1,100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

National Geographic presents a portrait of one of America's most sacred places, Arlington Cemetery
Egypt eternal : the quest for lost tombs by Amy Bucher( Visual )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 1,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This National Geographic Special shows treasures from the Cliffside of Tombs to the Valley of the Golden Mummies
Incredible human machine( Visual )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brilliantly designed and marvelous in its mechanics, the human body is incredible. With stunning footage and powerful first hand accounts, take a fantastic journey through an ordinary day in the life of the human body. Witness striking feats of medical advancement, from glimpses of open-brain surgery to real-time views of Aerosmith rocker Steven Tyler's vocal chords. Meet athletes and other unique people who push the human body to its ultimate limits
World's most dangerous drug( Visual )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What makes methamphetamine ('meth') so powerful, addictive and destructive? Lisa Ling infiltrates the rural epidemic with footage of lab busts, police surveillance and several harrowing personal accounts. Raw inside information on a frequent subject
The human family tree( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astoria, Queens, New York is the melting pot of melting pots, with a range of skin tones, heights, weights, hair types, and eye shapes, to say nothing of their beliefs, cultures, languages, and trades. But just how different are we? At a street fair in the heart of Astoria, on a sweltering July day, geneticist Spencer Wells and his team take DNA samples from this amazingly diverse group. These samples will show how a selection of New Yorkers: a waitress, a teacher, a councilman, a fashion model, and a mother, among many others, with ethnic origins as diverse as Thai, Puerto Rican and African - are all connected; that they, like everyone else on the planet, can trace their ancestry back to the same small group of Homo sapiens who began eking out a living in Africa less than 200,000 years ago
Swinging safari by National Geographic( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Serengeti Desert to the Kalahari Plain, experience the amazing ways that animals like cheetahs, crocodiles, rhinos and elephants survive. It's the wild spirit of African animals captured by the world's finest filmmakers - plus exciting music videos too. Narrated by Dudley Moore. Intended for children ages 4-10. Bushbabies (Galago) are shown capturing a moth for food, eating tree gum, leaping between trees, carrying baby in mouth, and climbing. Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) are shown vocalizing, grooming, sleeping in nest, termite fishing (tool use), and cracking nuts with stone hammers. Their social behavior is examined, showing aggressive and positive social behavior. The black and white colobus (C. abyssinicus) is seen feeding, leaping through trees, and calling alarm vocalizations. Aunting is shown as one female takes an infant from another. Seen briefly are the gorilla and baboon (Papio). Other animals shown are the lion, zebra, meerkat, rhino and elephant
Inside the living body( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces one "everywoman's" story and examines the everyday workings of a living, functining body. Microscopic filmmaking, advanced medical technology, and state-of-the-art cardiac tomography imaging techniques are used to reveal unique perspectives on how our bodies function, grow, and mature from infancy through puberty, adulthood, and old age
Water, the lifeblood of Kyoto by Peter F Shepheard( Visual )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 752 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmed in magnificent locations in Iceland, India, and the Middle East, this program looks at how control over water has been a central factor in human existence. Viewers take a precarious flight in a motorized paraglider to experience the water cycle up close; discover how villagers in the Himalayan foothills have built a living bridge to cope with the monsoon; and visit Egypt to study the connection between water and the regimes of the ancient Pharaohs. The result: an excellent launch point for discussing not only the undeniable role of water in any society, but also the fate of a culture that no longer has sustainable access to water sources
Brain games( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bonus program: How to build a beating heart: "Scientists are using tissue engineering to harness the body's natural powers to grow skin, muscle, body parts and vital organs, even hearts."--Video.nationalgeographic.com
Great migrations( Visual )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 737 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Takes viewers around the world on the arduous journeys millions of animals undertake to ensure the survival of their species. Shot from land and air, in trees and cliff-blinds, on ice floes and underwater, this collection tells the formidable, powerful stories of many of the planet's species and their movements, while revealing new scientific insights with breathtaking high-definition clarity."--Container
Diamonds of war : [Africa's blood diamonds]( Visual )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 731 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the black market diamond trade in Sierra Leone, which for years has funded armed civil insurrection
Ghosts of Machu Picchu : inside the Incan City in the clouds( Visual )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the years since Machu Picchu was discovered by Hiram Bingham in 1911, there have been countless theories about this Lost city of the Incas, yet it remains an enigma. NOVA joins a new generation of archaeologists as they probe areas of Machu Picchu that haven't been touched since the time of the Incas and unearth burials of the people who built the sacred site"--Container
Animal holiday( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Santa answers a whole sackful of kid's questions about animals who like to live in cold places. Penguins, whales, reindeer and walruses lend a hand with the answers as they sing along with their own versions of Christmas songs
The new world by Terrence Malick( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The latest discoveries reveal the true story of Jamestown as you've never seen it before. With exclusive access to forensics and archaeology, National Geographic reveals shocking new evidence of starvation and disease, secret plots and Spanish spies. Behind the epic film, "The New World" is an extraordinary real-life drama of the horrowing battle to carve out the first permanent English colony in the American wilderness
 
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Lewis & Clark : the journey of the Corps of Discovery
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