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Jones, Peter 1941-

Overview
Works: 24 works in 60 publications in 1 language and 6,394 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Television adaptations  Drama  Popular works  Church history  Trials, litigation, etc  Documentary television programs 
Roles: Director, Producer
Classifications: QL751, 520.92
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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 1,089 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 885 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 785 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 538 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
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
Peer into the world of ants with sociobiologist Edward O. Wilson to understand why some people consider ants the most successful life form on earth
The great transatlantic cable ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
By the middle of the 19th-century, a network of telegraph poles strung across America had changed the way the country did business. But communicating with Europe was another matter. Messages to London were sent aboard sailing ships, taking up to several weeks to reach their destination. Though the need for a transatlantic cable was obvious, the physical challenges to laying one were enormous. However, Cyrus Field, an energetic paper manufacturer was up for the challenge. The Great Transatlantic Cable, from the PBS American Experience collection, explores the production of a 2,000 mile long cable, laid three miles beneath the Atlantic. It took twelve years of cajoling investors, several abortive attempts to lay the cable, and millions of wasted dollars--but Field wouldn't give up. He and his team finally succeeded on July 27, 1866. Since that day, almost 140 years ago, the link has never been broken
Telescope hunting the edge of space ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 378 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 a Nova miniseries ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 371 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 281 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 a natural history of behaviour by David Attenborough ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 212 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 educational modules smell, taste, touch, hearing & vision ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Enjoy a celebration of the senses-- a vivid blend of science and imagery. Explore how art and science enhance this, our most magical sense
Fighting by David Attenborough ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 81 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
Talking to strangers ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anthropologist Sir David Attenborough journeys far and wide, seeking out the animal world's best communicators
Friends and rivals by David Attenborough ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 75 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
Stargazing ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 72 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
Finding the way by David Attenborough ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores how animals get from one place to another
Growing up ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shows remarkable examples of how baby animals gain the size and strength to survive
Finding food by David Attenborough ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 68 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
Living together ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 65 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 38 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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