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Singer, Jill

Overview
Works: 114 works in 204 publications in 2 languages and 1,158 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Documentary television programs  Internet videos  Science television programs  Television programs  Nonfiction films  Documentary films  History  Nonfiction television programs  Environmental films 
Roles: Director, Author, Narrator, Editor
Classifications: QA276, E
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jill Singer
Pieces of mind by Jack Bruce( Visual )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weighing just a few pounds, the brain is responsible for the body's complete function. Aiming for insights into his own brain, host Alan Alda talks with scientists studying how the brain dreams, stores memories, and sorts language in this classic program from the Scientific American Frontiers series. Mike Gazzaniga, one of the world's leading brain scientists; Jim McGaugh, of the University of California, Irvine; noted memory researcher Dan Schacter; Harvard Medical School's Bob Stickgold; and Helen Neville, of the University of Oregon, are featured
Animal Einsteins( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If only they could talk! In "Animal Einsteins," scientists show their latest experiments, which are beginning to reveal how animals think. Clever pigs do what they are told, while wily ravens pull the right string and smart chimps do the math. Enthusiastic sea lions sort out groups, and wise monkeys just can't be fooled. The startling conclusion is that animals may think very much as humans do
Prime time primates( Visual )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From a Caribbean island inhabited only by monkeys to Atlanta's Yerkes Primate Center, this episode studies chimpanzee "culture;" shows primates sharing their possessions; and considers whether crowding breeds aggression or coping skills. Watch experiments in raising newborn chimps away from their mothers; focusing on intelligence and sensory perception of the aye-aye lemur of Madagascar; and demonstrating chimps' understanding of numbers
21st century medicine( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores some of the remarkable frontiers of medicine, including how the computer is revolutionizing medicine, from brain surgery to phobias and gene therapy
Now or never by Sonny Okosuns( Visual )

4 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The final program focuses on individuals who are working now to effect critical changes that will determine the environmental quality of life in the 21st century. It encourages everyone from the average citizen to world leaders to play an active role in sustaining the earth
Flying free( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alan Alda speaks with Paul MacCready, who stunned the world of aeronautical engineering by designing the first successful human-powered airplane. At 75, MacCready continues to build flying machines inspired by nature. Alda and MacCready fly a variety of planes, from a flying wing as long as a football field to a tiny spy plane. The program examines how nature first solved the problem of flight, when insects evolved wings 300 million years ago
Going to Extremes : Mood Disorders and Schizophrenia( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alan Alda visits scientists whose subjects take them to extremes. Segments: what makes cheetahs the fastest land animal; how insects are still evolving to endure intense desert heat and dryness; the wood frog's ability to freeze itself solid while hibernating; and adaptation of deep-sea creatures to fierce pressure and darkness. Scientists test methods to predict "mountain sickness," life-threatening to humans at extreme altitudes
Frontiers decade( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Scientific American frontiers marks its 10th anniversary, Alda looks back over the years at some of his most memorable, hilarious, scary and significant experiences as host. Some of the highlights include 18-foot sharks, errant robots, radioactive reindeer and bowls of rat soup
The wild west by Debbie Travis( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this program, Alan Alda explores some myths and realities of the American West. He examines the use of technology to track rattlesnakes and scorpions; a high-tech prospector's efforts to locate a large diamond deposit in the Canadian Northwest; the work of archaeologists and a dentist to identify Custer's last troopers; a rodeo cowgirl's use of a computer to help improve her roping technique; and environmental manipulation within Biosphere 2
Pet tech( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This episode explores the convergence of high technology and the family pet. Alda meets an African Gray parrot with the cognitive abilities of a four-year-old child, and tries out high-tech games for bored parrots and lonely dogs
Immaculate conceptions : thoughts on breeding, babies and boundaries by Jill Singer( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roadmap for change : the Deming approach( Visual )

7 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and Spanish and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Deals with the fourteen steps for better productivity among management and hourly workers, initiated by W. Edwards Deming
Scientific American frontiers : pieces of mind( Visual )

4 editions published between 1991 and 2011 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meet researchers and scientists exploring the inner workings of the mind, using a combination of technology and psychological studies to find out how the human brain works
Scientific American frontiers : going to extremes( Visual )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2019 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meet researchers and scientists exploring the inner workings of the mind, using a combination of technology and psychological studies to find out how the human brain works
Against all odds : inside statistics( Visual )

19 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Program 1 : What is Statistics? - An introduction to the series, studying the nature and impact of statistics on our world. Discover how this complex discipline is relied upon to get to the heart of great quantities of information. Historical anecdotes and brief profiles of contemporary applications provide an overview of statistics. (28:51 min.)
Scientific American frontiers : journey to Mars( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Will a human mission to the planet Mars ever become a reality? In this Scientific American Frontiers special, host Alan Alda explores the question with the space scientists and aerospace engineers helping to make it happen. Find out how a Mars mission can be affordably accomplished and why it's so important to explore the "red planet" in the first place. And, watch Alan try out some of the tools currently being developed by NASA to make life in space less traumatic for the astronauts who will someday make this historic journey!
The new zoos( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Today's zoos have taken on a new look. With it comes a new philosophy -- work being done in "new zoos" can help wild animal populations survive and thrive. Where zoo residents were once captured from the wild, today's captive breeding programs are helping to replenish wild populations. And knowledge gained by studying animals in zoos is helping scientists learn how to protect many wild animals whose habitat is shrinking
Scientific American frontiers : robots alive!( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robots that talk, walk, and think for themselves are the featured subjects. This episode also includes a test ride in a van that drives itself and competitions with robot contestants. Host Alan Alda meets with the inventors of these robots to find out more about their works in progress and what we might expect to see in the near future
A study of lexical and semantic change in the expression of the idea of poverty in early medieval English, with reference to intra- and extra-linguistic influences by Jill Singer( Book )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scientific american frontiers : science in paradise( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scientific American Frontiers' host Alan Alda accompanies scientists in the Carribean tracking hawksbill turtles as part of a conservation project and working to save coral reefs afflicted with an unexpected disease. He visits Trinidad and learns to play that country's native instrument -- the steel pan -- and uncovers science stories in island sites from the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico to the Soufriere Hill Volcano on the island of Monserrat
 
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