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Jones, Peter 1941-

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Most widely held works by Peter Jones
Galileo's battle for the heavens( Visual )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 1,094 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pioneering astronomer and condemned heretic comes to life in this fascinating film version of Dava Sobel's best-seller, Galileo's Daughter. British actor Simon Callow portrays the seventeenth-century genius who defied tradition and years of imprisonment to advance a new vision of the universe, recreated through letters from his devoted daughter Maria Celeste, a cloistered nun
John & Abigail Adams by WGBH Boston ; CINAR( Visual )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Relying heavily on the correspondence between the second president, John Adams, and his wife, Abigail Adams, this joint biography sheds light on the characters of two people who played crictical roles in the history of the United States and on the tumultuous times through which they lived. He was a participant in the Continental Congress and a wartime emissary to France as well as becoming the second President of the United States during its fledging years. Mrs. Adams was an eyewitness reporter during the Siege of Boston
The great transatlantic cable( Visual )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story behind the laying of the transatlantic cable. The physical challenges to laying the cable were enormous. The project would require the production of a 2,000 mile long cable that would have to be laid three miles beneath the Atlantic
Mystery of the senses : a Nova miniseries( Visual )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enjoy a celebration of the senses, a vivid blend of science and imagery. Discover how touching is a potent tonic
Ants : little creatures who run the world by Bill Mason( Visual )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unselfishness is the rule. Everything ants do is for their colony's good. This film explores the world of ant colonies. They can be found almost everywhere on the planet, and have existed in some form back almost to the time of the earliest living things. Dr. Edward O. Wilson argues that the instinctive behavior of ants, particularly their tendency to live in large colonies, have made it possible for ants to survive in most conditions. The program compares ant behavior with human social structures, and makes the case that human societies may not be as well organized as ant colonies
Bataan rescue( Visual )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thousands of Allied soldiers faced death on the Bataan peninsula in 1941. This is the story of the daring rescue of 500 U.S. and Allied survivors of the Cabantuan prison camp in 1945. With testimony from both captive and liberator, their valiant struggle is remembered
Lost at sea : the search for longitude( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts how John Harrision discovered the concept of longitude in the 18th century, thus making the waters safe for navigation
Telescope : hunting the edge of space( Visual )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 428 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takes viewers on a global adventure of discovery, dramatizing the inNovations in technology and the achievements in science that have marked the rich history of the telescope. Then Nova turns its attention to a new generation of ever-larger telescopes, poised to reveal answers to longstanding questions about our universe
Bill Nye the science guy by Donna Szoke( Visual )

2 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Enjoy a celebration of the senses, a vivid blend of science and imagery. Sample a huge spectrum of smells, from the world's largest perfumery to sweaty t-shirts
Mystery of the senses : a Nova miniseries( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Stargazing by Andrew Motion( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

400 years of the telescope: "The film features interviews with leading astrophysicists and cosmologists from the world's renowned universities and observatories, who explain concepts ranging from Galileo's act of revealing the cosmos with a simple telescope, to the latest discoveries in space, including startling new ideas about life on other planets and dark energy - a mysterious vacuum energy that is accelerating the expansion of the universe."--Container
Nova( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takes viewers on a global adventure of discovery, dramatizing the inNovations in technology and the achievements in science that have marked the rich history of the telescope. Then Nova turns its attention to a new generation of ever-larger telescopes, poised to reveal answers to longstanding questions about our universe
American masters. king of late night( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explore the life and career of 'The Tonight Show' host -- seen by more people than anyone else in U.S. history -- through unprecedented access to Carson's personal and professional archives
Fighting by David Attenborough( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores how animals engage in physical combat as a fact of life. The stakes may be food, territory, a mate, or survival
Friends and rivals by David Attenborough( Visual )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Many animals find it advantageous to live in groups, and their communities work more efficiently if they have some form of social structure. Inevitable squabbles over food, nesting places, arguments over mates must be settled with a minimum expenditure of time and energy. True socialites, the vampire bats not only scratch one another's backs, but also share each other's meals. The leaf-cutting ant colony is like a single super-organism, whose members are so nearly identical they can be considered as being of one flesh"--Container
Hunting & escaping by David Attenborough( Visual )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life and death duels are the daily routine of life in the wild. The desparate battles between assassins and their victims have fueled an evolutionary arms race resulting in an art of pursuit and evasion. This program examines the strategies used by both the hunter and the hunted among various species
Growing Up by David Attenborough( Visual )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows remarkable examples of how baby animals gain the size and strength to survive
 
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Galileo's battle for the heavens
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Jones Peter 1941-2012

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