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Jones, Peter 1941-

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Most widely held works by Peter Jones
Einstein revealed( Visual )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 1,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journey into the mind of a genius-- and, with the help of some whimsical computer animation, visualize experiments only Einstein could imagine
John & Abigail Adams( Visual )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 842 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
Galileo's battle for the heavens( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 802 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
Bataan rescue( Visual )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thousands of Allied soldiers faced death on the Bataan peninsula in 1941 and only 500 prisoners in the Cabanatuan prison camp lived to be rescued. With testimony from both captive and liberator their valiant struggle is remembered
Ants little creatures who run the world by Bill Mason( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 521 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
The great transatlantic cable( Visual )

7 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 472 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
Telescope : hunting the edge of space( Visual )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 419 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
Mystery of the senses by Diane Ackerman( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series of five programs inspired by Diane Ackerman's book A natural history of the senses, each examining one of the senses
Lost at sea : the search for longitude( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts how John Harrision discovered the concept of longitude in the 18th century, thus making the waters safe for navigation
The Trials of life by David Attenborough( Visual )

9 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[This comprehensive wildlife documentary] examines animal behavior in all its infinite variety and in doing so we are allowed to witness some of the most enchanting animal personalities, as well as some of the most fearsome. Leaving parents, searching for food, building a home, finding a mate: each day brings a new test, a challenge for even the fittest and best adapted animal. Taking some three and a half years to make, David Attenborough travelled almost a quarter of a million miles to complete this fascinating and insightful documentary." -- Container
Mystery of the senses a Nova miniseries( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Stargazing( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 86 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
Friends and rivals by David Attenborough( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 73 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
Fighting by David Attenborough( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 72 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
Hunting & escaping by David Attenborough( Visual )

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

Camouflage is but one of the weapons used in the animal world of kill and be killed. Others include strength in numbers, as almost a million ants overwhelm wasps and scorpions, to strength in strategy, as a commando squad of Ivory Coast chimps stalk a nimble colobus monkey
Finding food by David Attenborough( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the nearly perfect food-chain "designs" of plants and animals who have evolved an amazing array of tactics to ensure their own survival
Finding the way by David Attenborough( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores how animals get from one place to another
Growing up by David Attenborough( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows remarkable examples of how baby animals gain the size and strength to survive
Living together by David Attenborough( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a stunning portrait of "togetherness" in the animal world
Genius the science of Einstein, Feynman, Newton, Darwin, and Galileo( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of films exploring the scientific work and lives of some of history's best-known and most influential scientists: Einstein, Feynman, Newton, Darwin and Galileo
 
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Jones Peter 1941-2012

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