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Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)

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Works: 30,007 works in 102,244 publications in 2 languages and 4,765,338 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Internet videos  History  Documentary films  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction films  Short films  Case studies  Nonfiction television programs  Interviews 
Roles: Publisher, Distributor, fds, pre, prn, Producer, Actor
Classifications: PN1997, E
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Most widely held works about Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
 
Most widely held works by Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Do you speak American?( Visual )

29 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines sociolinguistic questions and the dynamic state of American English, a language rich in regional variety, strong in global impact, and steeped in cultural controversy. Episode one discusses linguistic dialect zones, the tension between prescriptivism and descriptivism, the impact of dialect on grapholect, the northern cities vowel shift, the roots of African-American English, minority linguistic profiling, biases against nonstandard speech, and the general perception of the U.S. Midland dialect as "normal American." Looks at hip-hop street talk, IM slang, Pittsburghese, and Gullah and Geechee. Episode two reviews Southern dialects and accents and the influences of French and Spanish on American English. Examines regional differences in vernacular, the steady displacement of Southern coastal dialect by inland dialect, the accents of JFK and LBJ, and the Texas border town of El Cenizo, where Spanish is the official language. Episode three looks at Spanglish, Chicano, Ebonics, and "Surfer Dude." Discusses the implications of voice-activation technology, opinions on the role of Spanish in the U.S., why teens create their own language, gay self-empowerment by redefining discriminatory terms, the oo-fronting sound shift, and whether technology will reinforce or weaken racial and regional stereotypes
La Decadencia politica en el siglo de oro by Bill Peach( Visual )

24 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in Spanish and English and held by 1,193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program covers the wealth of music during the age of Elizabeth I in England and its spread from the Church and the courts to the middle classes; the emergence of opera in Italy and France; the celebration of St. Cecilia; Elizabethan madrigals. Music of Byrd, Purcell, Monteverdi, and Lully is performed by Anthony Rooley and the Consort of Musicke, the Taverners Choir, London, and the Zurich Opera. Contents include excerpts from: Morley's Fire, Fire, My Heart; Marenzio's Dolorous Mournful Cares; Weelkes' As Vesta Was From Latmos Hill Descending; Holburn's The Honeysuckle; Dowland's Mistress Winter's Jump, I Saw My Lady Weep, Sleep Wayward Thoughts, Fine Knacks for Ladies; Byrd's Gaudeamus Omnes; John Bull's Galliard; Gibbons' What Is Our Life, The Silver Swan; Caccini's Amarille Mea Bella; Monteverdi's L'Orfeo; Marini's Sonata for Two Violins; Adson's Courtly Masquing Airs; Lully's Alceste; Purcell's Ode to St. Cecilia
Isabel Allende : possessed by her art by Isabel Allende( Visual )

25 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in Spanish and English and held by 1,149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From her first novel, which evolved from a letter to her grandfather, to her most recent works, Isabel Allende has frequently made use of magic realism and her expertise as a journalist to explore the harsh political realities of South America, the role of women in Latin America, and her own life experiences. In this program, Allende elaborates on her years in Chile, Venezuela, and the United States; the importance of spiritualism in her creative process; and other subjects
Las grandes potencias se disputan Iberia( Visual )

23 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 1,137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Starting with the birth of the universe, this program brings to light the geologic formation of the Iberian Peninsula, the flourishing of the dinosaurs, and the rise of humankind. Using extensive dramatization, En El Inicio de los Tiempos traces the advances of the earliest humans, rendering a detailed and highly plausible scenario of existence during the unrecorded chapters of human history. Maps and photos of archaeological artifacts provide additional insights into life during prehistoric times
Homeostasis by Margaret Jago( Visual )

28 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 1,118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In order to understand homeostasis in a natural setting, this program observes what happens to the body during a marathon race. By monitoring the various physiological responses of one of the runners, we show the many changes and adjustments being made in the body as the race progresses. The data obtained from the runner are used to explain in detail how the body regulates temperature, blood oxygen, blood glucose, water balance, heart rate, breathing rate, and hormone levels. The program provides a complete introduction to the following topics: Homeostatic mechanisms within the body; Regulation of temperature; Regulation of blood sugar; Feedback systems; Role of hormones; Water balance
Fernando Savater( Visual )

25 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in Spanish and held by 1,118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sifting through questions surrounding oppression and terrorism, Spanish essayist and philosopher Fernando Savater has often analyzed religious dogma-studying those who promote it and those who oppose it. This program documents Savater's views on the social and intellectual wellsprings of terrorism and militant fundamentalism, as well as the eternal conflict between science and religion. The author of Ethics for Amador and The Task of the Hero examines both age-old and current tensions between inflexible ideologies and objective truth, with an eye on what he calls "truth in history." He also focuses on the limits of science and philosophy and the weaknesses of postmodern relativism
Discover Dance Combinations( Visual )

15 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,080 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simon and Heidi Cruwys, former U.K. professional ballroom champions, provide the best step-by-step instructions necessary to teach you a series of three stylish rumba combinations. Each of these combinations will be taught in three clear stages. Stage 1: Each step within the combination can be practiced individually with detailed instructions. Each step will be repeated slowly three times. Stage 2: The steps will now be practiced together in sequence as they appear in the full combination. The step sequence will be repeated six times. Stage 3: Finally, the whole combination is practiced to music at a realistic pace. The combination will be repeated six times. You'll be the envy of friends and family in no time!
Islam by UNESCO( Visual )

21 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 1,017 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this program, Dennis Wholey has a conversation about Islam with Imam Sayed Hassan al-Qazwini of the Islamic Center of America, in Dearborn, Michigan. Topics of discussion include the meaning of the words Islam, Muslim, and mosque; the two predominant denominations of Islam, Sunni and Shia; the Five Pillars of Islam; the Muslim view of life after death; and the deplorable hijacking of Islam by radical Muslims for use as a tool of hatred and violence. The program also goes inside the Center's mosque to observe aspects of a typical Muslim prayer service
Brain by Horst Günter Koch( Visual )

30 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and held by 1,004 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program opens in the emergency room of a large hospital where head injuries are an all-too-common problem. The importance of the brain is evident from the skill and technology employed in ensuring that any damage to it is minimized. Using combinations of computerized tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and advanced surgical techniques, the program shows why the brain is so important and explores what is known about how it works. The program provides a complete introduction to the following topics: Brain structure and function; Localization of brain activity; Motor and sensory neurons; Simple reflex arcs
Buddhism by Malcolm David Eckel( Visual )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Benefiting from having the charismatic 14th Dalai Lama as its most visible spokesperson, Buddhism is enjoying a surge of popularity, drawing an increasing number of spiritual seekers from the West as well as from the East. In this program, Hans Küng enters the world of the Buddha, beginning with the holy site of the Tree of Enlightenment, in India, and ending at a Zen Buddhist monastery in Japan, to offer an overview of the many branches of and traditions in Buddhism today. - Container
Hinduism by J. P Peach( Visual )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program provides insights into the practice of Hinduism through the architecture and art of India. Circling from Varanasi to Mamallapuram and Khajuraho and back again, it spotlights carved-stone shrines such as the Krishna Mandapam, the Panch Rathas, and the Dharmaraja Ratha; the ancient Shore Temple, recovered from the Bay of Bengal; and the Kandariya Mahadev Temple, with its exotic-and erotic-exterior panels. An aarti ceremony on the banks of the Ganges and the rarely filmed and highly symbolic cremation process are captured as well
Coronary artery disease by David Moore( Visual )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inside the chest cavity are the left coronary artery and right coronary artery, which supply blood to the heart muscle. Damage to or blockages of either artery reduce blood flow in the affected artery, resulting in decreased oxygen delivery to the heart muscle. This condition, called ischemia, can cause pain. If a coronary artery's inner wall becomes damaged, plaque consisting of lipids (fats) and clotted blood can build up, causing progressive narrowing of the path through which blood can flow. Blood may find that the vessel it must pass through is too narrow. If the artery becomes completely constricted (blocked), causing anoxia (lack of oxygen) to the part of the heart muscle that the artery supplies, myocardial infarction (a heart attack) may occur. This event may cause some heart muscle cells to die
Alice Walker by Alice Walker( Visual )

14 editions published between 1982 and 2012 in English and held by 887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Perhaps best known for The Color Purple, which won both the National Book Award and a Pulitzer Prize, Alice Walker has a varied body of work that includes novels, short stories, poetry, essays, and nonfiction-much of it informed by her experience of growing up under Jim Crow laws in Georgia, where her parents fought for the right to teach Alice to read. In this program, Walker explains what she calls the "womanist" perspective of The Color Purple and other novels
Octavio Paz : Mexico's muse by Octavio Paz( Visual )

17 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in Spanish and held by 879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The evocative poems of Octavio Paz, as featured in Pasado en claro, are nourished by Paz' intrinsic belief that poetry constitutes "the secret religion of the modern age. A remarkable prose stylist, he also wrote a large body of essays on poetics, literary and art criticism, and Mexican history, politics, and culture. In this program, the late Nobel Laureate addresses a variety of subjects, including his ongoing interest in politics, his views on relations between Mexico and Spain, the aesthetics of surrealism, and the characteristics of great writers
America's Newsreel Album, ca. 1955( Visual )

18 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This historical newsreel, hosted and narrated by Dennis James, contains three segments. The first is a short profile on actor Rudolph Valentino, including scenes of him as "The Sheik" and of his funerals in New York City and Los Angeles. The next segment highlights the perils of driving in the Indianapolis 500, with footage of some of the worst crack-ups on record. Lastly is a history of Wall Street, with a focus on the crash of 1929. Included with the newsreel features are two recruitment shorts for the U.S. Marine Corps. From the National Archives and Records Administration
Alcohol by Neil Barrett( Visual )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

People who begin drinking before age 15 are four times more likely to develop alcoholism than those who begin at age 21. This program focuses on three teenagers-Trisha, ChiQuita, and Matt-as they candidly reflect on their first tastes of alcohol, how they got hooked on getting drunk, and how they finally summoned the strength to stop drinking, once and for all. Interviews with experienced addiction counselors stress easy availability and societal acceptance of drinking as the main reasons alcohol abuse is so popular with middle school and high school students, while onscreen lists spell out the hard facts of alcohol abuse. The need to deal with feelings, not run from them, is emphasized as well. "I'm in recovery now and things are going real good for me, actually," says Matt. "When I have feelings now, I'm not afraid to feel them anymore
Finance by Paul A Volcker( Visual )

16 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 869 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To know how healthy your business is you must understand the relationships between its assets, its liabilities, and its income. The time to develop a banking relationship is before you need a loan. If managing your business is a headache, it may be that your receivables aren't being managed properly; if you're on top of the receivables and you still have a headache, check your inventory management. Leverage is the heart and soul of business management; too much is deadly, too little, wasteful. These are some of the dynamic maxims offered in this program by Paul C. Clendenning, a widely known and respected banker, who also explains the meaning of finance and liquidity to small business, how to choose a bank, and the nature and purpose of credit and loans
Carlos Fuentes by Carlos Fuentes( Visual )

16 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in Spanish and English and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carlos Fuentes, the celebrated writer from Mexico, has created a role for himself as interpreter of North and South America, explaining each to the other, looking at their conflicts from both sides of the border. Raised in Washington, D.C., where his father was a Mexican diplomat, he is a man of and between two worlds, both a foreign visitor to the U.S. and a native son. In this program with Bill Moyers, Fuentes offers his views on the economic and political prospects of Latin America
Superpower( Visual )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 862 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America's efforts invigorated the struggle against the Nazi stranglehold in Europe. In the Pacific, the ultimate piece of technology ended the war, and a new superpower took the global stage. In this program, many of America's most prominent leaders and personalities reflect on defining moments in the evolution of post-war America-including the Cold War, the space race, the Civil Rights movement, and more
In the beginning by Stryper (Musical group)( Visual )

18 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program features discussions with three prominent historians about the roots of the Constitution and its impact on our society since its writing. Michael Kammen, Pulitzer Prize winner and professor of history at Cornell University, discusses the Constitution's place and role as a symbol in American life; Forrest McDonald, professor of history at the University of Alabama, talks about the intellectual origins of the Constitution; and Dr. Olive Taylor, professor of history at Howard University, discusses black Americans and others who were not part of the Constitution
 
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