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National Geographic Channel (Television station : Washington, D.C.)

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Works: 1,020 works in 1,298 publications in 2 languages and 60,355 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Juvenile works  Documentary films  Historical films  Pictorial works  Documentary television programs  Independent films  Nonfiction television programs  Science television programs 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: DS371.4123.K67, 791.4372
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Publications about National Geographic Channel (Television station : Washington, D.C.) Publications about National Geographic Channel (Television station : Washington, D.C.)
Publications by National Geographic Channel (Television station : Washington, D.C.) Publications by National Geographic Channel (Television station : Washington, D.C.)
Most widely held works by National Geographic Channel (Television station : Washington, D.C.)
Restrepo [one platoon, one valley, one year] by Tim Hetherington ( Visual )
7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This documentary chronicles the deployment of a platoon of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley, starting in 2007. The movie focuses on a remote 15-man outpost, Restrepo, named after a platoon medic who was killed in action. It was considered one of the most dangerous postings in the U.S. military. This is an entirely experiential film: the cameras never leave the valley; there are no interviews with generals or diplomats
In the womb ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the moment of conception, every human embryo embarks on an incredible nine-month journey of development. Now, cutting-edge technology makes it possible for National Geographic Channel's "In the womb" to open a window into the hidden world of the fetus and explore each trimester in amazing new detail. Revolutionary 3-D and 4-D imagery sheds light on the delicate, dark world of a fetus as never before and follows a rare fetoscope operation, performed in utero with the hope of correcting life-threatening complications before birth
Inside Hurricane Katrina ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 967 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Using comprehensive analysis of events, hours of government audio tapes, and personal interviews, National Geographic takes viewers into the eye of Katrina to uncover the decisions and circumstances that determined the fate of the Gulf residents
Stress portrait of a killer ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A series of laboratory and field experiments demonstrated that stress, long thought to be an exclusively psychological phenomenon, is measurable and dangerous on a physical level. Stanford neurobiologist Dr. Robert Sapolsky studied baboons (Papio) on the Masai Mara Reserve in Kenya, measuring their levels of stress hormones caused by social hierarchies. Sapolsky found that the hormones adrenaline and glucocorticoid increase in subordinate troop members, and dominant males had significantly lower blood pressure and heart rates. Also working with nonhuman primate models, Dr. Carol Shively of Wake Forest University examined the arteries of rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta). Corroborating Sapolsky's findings, Shively demonstrated that subordinate macaques have higher plaque levels in arteries, potentially increasing the risk for heart attack. These results were compared to a long-term human study, directed by Sir Michael Marmot of the University of London Medical School. Tracking the health of British Civil Servants, Marmot found that that humans lower in the workplace hierarchy had higher stress levels, and higher rates of sickness. Several researchers took these results a step further, focusing in on how stress affects mothers. Dr. Elizabeth Blackburn and Dr. Elissa Epel of the University of California-San Francisco found that chronic high stress in mothers shortened telomeres in chromosomes, potentially producing lifelong consequences. In all of these studies, researchers found that stress and its harmful effects can be reduced by social interaction, and that grooming, playing, and equal social rank in nonhuman primates produced positive health effects
Up the Yangtze by Chang Yung ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A "farewell cruise" takes a luxury ship up the vast Yangtze River shortly before completion of the massive Three Gorges Dam. The passengers glimpse a rapidly changing countryside, while the local people struggle to adapt as their lives are irrevocably altered
Earth the biography by Iain Stewart ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Earth is an incredible, exceptional planet with an amazing life story full of cataclysmic disasters, eleventh-hour coincidences that save it from extinction, and an astonishing power to continually regenerate. This ... series uses breathtaking footage and specialist imaging to tell the story of the great forces that shape the planet - volcanoes, the ocean, the atmosphere and ice. Traveling from Ethiopia's unique lava lake to an ice cave under a glacier in Greenland and a host of amazing locations in between, examine the forces that have helped create and foster life on Earth ..."--Container
The fabric of the cosmos ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 802 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
Human footprint ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Takes a phase-by-phase journey through life from infancy to old age to illustrate the enormous imprint every American makes during his or her time on Earth. Incorporates surprising facts with playful visuals to reveal our level of consumption and the simple changes we can all make to reduce the impact of our ecological footprint on the world
Inside the living body ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traces one "everywoman's" story and examines the everyday workings of a living, functioning 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
Galápagos ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The inspiration for Darwin's theory of evolution, the Galápagos Islands are a living laboratory, a geological conveyor belt that has given birth to and seen the death of many species of plants and animals
The Nuremberg trials ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Robert Jackson, a 53-year-old Supreme Court Justice from New York, appeared before the Nuremberg Tribunal on November 20, 1945. He was the chief prosecutor in the first-ever trial to put an entire national government in the dock. While governments and armies had been waging wars for centuries--an action not punishable according to international law--the actions of the German Nazi party during World War II were regarded as so abhorrent that the Allied victors chose to prosecute the Nazi regime as a brutally implemented conspiracy--charging the surviving representatives of the Nazi elite with the murder of millions of people. The Nuremberg Trials, from the PBS American Experience collection, features rare archival material and eyewitness accounts to recreate this dramatic tribunal; an event guaranteeing that crimes against humanity would never again go unpunished
Killing Lincoln by William Campbell ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Based on The New York Times best-selling novel, Killing Lincoln is the suspenseful, eye-opening story of the events surrounding the assassination of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln. While some aspects of the plot to slay Lincoln and cripple the newly forming union are widely known, much more of the history unfolds in this insightful drama. As actor John Wilkes Booth becomes increasingly obsessed with removing Lincoln from office, a secret cabal forms, and ultimately empowers Booth to carry out an event that will change America forever."--Container
Inside 9/11 ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents an examination of the events of September 11, 2001, tracing a time line that led up to the terrorist attacks and the subsequent government response
Great migrations ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 749 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
The new world by Terrence Malick ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Behind [this] epic film lies the even more extraordinary real-life drama of the harrowing battle to carve out the first permanent English colony in the American wilderness. Learn about evidence of plague, violence, and cannibalism at Jamestown that could change our view of America's earliest settlers. Witness stunning discoveries from a newly unearthed fort to the possible remains of one of the nation's earliest 'Founding Fathers.' Relive the colonists' desperate struggles to survive deadly Indian attacks, Spanish spies, and starvation. Brought to life with powerful re-creations and fascinating interviews, it's the thrilling true story of how a small, embattled band of adventurers would plant the seed of a continent-spanning global superpower."--Container
A traveler's guide to the planets ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Take off beyond Earth's boundaries for the ultimate tour of our solar system. From Mars' monstrous mountains to Saturn's glittering rings, the sights are out of this world. Each hour offers breathtaking tours of the planets using modern-day high-tech telescopes and stunning CGI
Butterflies by Laura F Marsh ( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Introduces the migration patterns of monarch butterfies, describing the vast distances they cover, why they migrate, and the dangers they face along the way
Brain games ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 641 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
The Bible's buried secrets ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents archaeological scholarship from the Holy Land to explore the beginnings of modern religion and the origins of the Hebrew Bible, also known as the Old Testament. This archaeological detective story tackles some of the biggest questions in biblical studies: Where did the ancient Israelites come from? Who wrote the Bible, when, and why? How did the worship of one God--the foundation of modern Judaism, Christianity, and Islam--emerge?
The human family tree ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Join geneticist Spencer Wells and a team from National Geographic's Genographic Project as they trace the human journey through time, from our origins in the heart of Africa to the ends of the world. Cutting edge science, coupled with a cast of New Yorkers -- each with their own unique genetic history -- helps paint a picture of these amazing journeys. The human family tree answers some of humanity's most burning questions -- who we are and where we come from -- and forces us to change how we think not only about our relationships with our neighbors, but ourselves"--Container
 
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