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Ricketts, Paul

Overview
Works: 49 works in 63 publications in 1 language and 955 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Film adaptations  Drama  History  Military history  Historical films 
Roles: Narrator, Commentator
Classifications: DU124.A1, 910.45
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Paul Ricketts
The Endurance : Shackleton's legendary Antarctic expedition( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In August, 1914, Sir Ernest Shackleton, renowned explorer set sail with 27 men on his ship The Endurance. His plan was to be the first expedition to cross the Antarctic continent. Marooned on four feet of ice, in over 8,000 feet deep water, Shackleton and his crew survived some 635 days and nights, without proper shelter or rations, enduring the harshest conditions imaginable
Peppimenarti( Visual )

5 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peppimenarti is both a cattle station and permanent town of several hundred people. It has become an inspiration to other Aboriginals of the outback. The 'Peppi' people are showing what can be achieved in adapting white ways to their own
The Heart( Visual )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The human heart is a remarkable pump. Averaging 72 beats a minute, it is able to pump 7,000 litres of blood every day of our lives. During this short film medical specialists explain the anatomy and physiology of the heart. The role played by the various chambers and valves of the heart, as well as the electrical system which regulates the contraction of the heart muscle, are simply described, with the aid of animation
Cardiac pacemakers ; Heart valve surgery( Visual )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part 1 discusses the construction and function of the artificial pacemaker, and how it is attached to the body ; Part 2 discusses surgical procedures adopted in heart valve conditions
Coronary heart disease( Visual )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes interviews with a number of leading cardiologists as well as patients, looking at coronary bypass surgery, and the rehabilitation process
No time to lose : principles and practice of heart/lung resuscitation( Visual )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stresses the importance of applying resuscitation immediately at the scene of accident. Describes the ABC of resuscitation : airway, breathing, circulation
Fighting for a century( Visual )

1 edition published in 1984 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New South Wales Fire Brigade celebrated 100 years of service in 1984. The history of the Brigade is presented (with archival film) showing how the role of the service has changed, and the advances in fire fighting technology
Australia at War 1914-18 : An Account of the Australian Force in the Great War( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For Australia, the First World War was a social crisis as well as a military one. This film, a reasoned appraisal of Australia's part in the First World War, also examines the effects of the war on Australia's national psyche. It traces all the major battles in which Australia took part, from troops leaving home to peace celebrations, and shows the different kinds of warfare as well as advances in military technology. Made up of actual footage shot on the battlefields of Europe at the time (including rare footage of Gallipoli), this is an authentic, on-the-spot portrayal of the war
Living goddess( Visual )

2 editions published between 1976 and 1979 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A powerful portrait of a young girl venerated as a goddess growing up in a country on the verge of civil war, this is the story of Sajani, who is worshiped as one of three living goddesses in the Himalayan kingdom of Nepal. Her peaceful existence is contrasted with violent political turmoil that threatens their traditional way of life
Pond zero( Visual )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A microscope view of life in a salt water pond. Also demonstrates the way men harness the sun to make salt from sea water on the remote north-west coast of Australia. Cinematographer Dietmar Fill uses his award winning microscopic techniques to follow the dramatic effect of increasing salinity on the trapped animal and plant life
Days of steam( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phil and Cecily Belbin began filming the railways of New South Wales in 1949. In 1960, Phil and his two sons, Bruce and Graeme, set out to capture as much as possible of the final decade of steam. Armed with cameras and tape recorder, they covered many spectacular locations from Tumulla Bank and Hawkmount to the Camden line. This video is a compilation of some of the Belbins' important archival footage (1949-1970), and is a unique documentary of an age that has gone forever
Eye movements and their disorders( Visual )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at how the brain controls eye movements. Using computer-based animation interspersed with live action showing eye movements in health and disease
Five Aboriginal dances from Cape York( Visual )

1 edition published in 1966 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ritual dances portraying legends of Cape York Aborigines, performed at Aurukun Mission Station
Reaching for the rainbow( Visual )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the southern highlands province of Papua New Guinea, a twenty man specialist Australian army engineers unit is helping the Papua New Guinea government with development of one of its last frontiers. Road building and major works projects being managed by the army are providing access for 20th century knowledge and technology to a culture which has been largely isolated for the past eight thousand years
A fighting chance( Visual )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Max Inglis, a Norfolk Island resident, owes his life to a recent RAAF aeromedical evacuation operation, but he is only one of thousands of Australians whose lives have been saved by this unique service. For more than 40 years RAAF aeromedical evacuation has helped preserve Australian lives in both war and peace. The service exists primarily to benefit the Defence Force but it has helped and will continue to help all Australians who need it
Flying Scotsman : a journey to the red heart of Australia( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On Sunday the 6th August 1989, the legendary Flying Scotsman left Melbourne for a 4 week, 4,000 mile trip through much of Australia. This is the story of that trip. Experience the record-breaking run between the outback towns of Parkes and Broken Hill, the longest uninterrupted run by a steam locomotive anywhere in the world
Reaching for the rainbow( Visual )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the Southern Highlands Province of Papua New Guinea, a twenty man specialist Australian army engineers' unit helped the Papua New Guinea government with development of one of its last frontiers. Road building and major works projects managed by the Army provided access to a culture which, until recently, had been isolated
The land of the long white shroud by Peter Harcourt( Recording )

1 edition published in 1959 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The eye : structure, function, and control of movement( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses how the eyes must initiate and also compensate for a complex variety of motions in order to provide a smooth and stable image of what is being seen. Reviews the structure and function of the eye and examines the extraocular muscles and the mechanisms that control them. Looks at the vestibulo-ocular, optokinetic, otolithic, and cervico-ocular eye-stabilizing reflexes in detail, as well as the saccadic and smooth pursuit voluntary control systems. Explores the relationship between the cerebellum and eye movement control
The Heart by Don Novey( Visual )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Medical specialists explain the anatomy and physiology of the heart. Animation is used to illustrate the roles of the various chambers and valves of the heart, as well as the electrical system which regulates the contraction of the heart muscle
 
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