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Jones, Peter 1941-

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Most widely held works by Peter Jones
Mystery of the senses : a Nova miniseries by Diane Ackerman( Visual )

21 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 1,178 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
Galileo's battle for the heavens( Visual )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 1,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatization of Galileo Galilei's life, including his scientific achievements and his defense of his controversial theory that the earth revolves around the sun. Also includes how letters from his illegitimate daughter, Maria Celeste, a cloistered nun, have shed new light on Galileo's discoveries and his trial for heresy
John & Abigail Adams by WGBH Boston ; CINAR( Visual )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 850 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
Einstein revealed( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 706 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
Ants : little creatures who run the world by Bill Mason( Visual )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 522 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 )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thousands of Allied soldiers faced death on the Bataan peninsula in 1941, only 500 prisoners in the Cabanatuan prison camp lived to be rescued. 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 514 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 great transatlantic cable( Visual )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 457 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 425 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
Einstein revealed( Visual )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Albert Einstein is known as the sprightly old sage with unruly hair. But now from the pages of his private notebooks and letters, a surprising new picture emerges, a portrait of the physicist as a passionate young man
Mystery of the senses( Visual )

2 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 199 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
The Trials of life by David Attenborough( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This series utilizes advanced technology to reveal new discoveries of how animals meet the test of survival
Stargazing( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 90 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 )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 70 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 68 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
Nova( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 63 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
Hunting & escaping by David Attenborough( Visual )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summary: Camouflage is but ons 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
Growing up by David Attenborough( Visual )

3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores how animals get from one place to another
Finding food by David Attenborough( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 59 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
 
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Jones Peter 1941-2012

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