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Mannes, Elena

Overview
Works: 79 works in 204 publications in 1 language and 6,497 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  Documentary films  Nonfiction television programs  Internet videos  Educational films  History  Drama  Hymns  Biography  Historical television programs 
Roles: Producer, Director, Author of screenplay, Author, Production personnel, Performer, Speaker
Classifications: R726.8, 781.11
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Elena Mannes
Muslims : an in-depth look at what it means to be a Muslim in the 21st century( Visual )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,079 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at what it means to be a Muslim in the 21st century. Filmed in Egypt, Malaysia, Iran, Turkey, Nigeria and the United States, this program explores the influence of culture and politics on religion, looks at the political forces at work among Muslims around the world, emphasizes Islam's kinship with Christianity and Judaism, and examines the diverse interpretations of Islam among the Muslim people
The power of music : pioneering discoveries in the new science of song by Elena Mannes( Book )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a pathbreaking exploration into how and why the human organism -- and the ebb and flow of the cosmos -- is moved by the undeniable effect of music. As Elena Mannes reveals in her eye-opening book, we are at a breakthrough moment in music research, for only recently has science sought in earnest to understand and explain the power of music and its connection to the body, the brain, and the world of nature. The award-winning creator of the acclaimed documentary The Music Instinct: Science & Song follows visionary researchers and accomplished musicians to unveil the latest discoveries in the new science of music. How much of our musicality is learned and how much is innate? Can examining the biological foundations of music help scientists unravel the intricate web of human cognition and brain function? Why is music virtually universal across cultures and time, and does it provide some evolutionary advantage? Can music make people healthier? Might music contain organizing principles of harmonic vibration that underlie the cosmos itself? One remarkable recent study shows that infants' cries contain common musical intervals. Physics experiments show that sound waves can change the structure of a material; world-famous musician Bobby McFerrin believes musical sound vibrations physically penetrate our bodies, shifting molecules as they do. From neurologist Gottfried Schlaug and X-ray astronomer Andrew Fabian, who studies the actual music of the spheres, to opera star Deborah Voigt and the deaf Scottish percussionist Evelyn Glennie, who "hears" through her feet, Mannes takes us to the crossroads of science and culture. Perhaps most remarkably, she explores the power of music to heal. "We can imagine a day," she writes, "when doctors write prescriptions for music," knowing what precise combinations of notes and styles affect different parts of the body and mind-- From publisher description
The music instinct : science & song by Elena Mannes( Visual )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The music instinct provides a ground-breaking exploration into how and why the human organism is moved by the undeniable effect of music, and the deep connection between music and our bodies and brains. The program follows visionary researchers and accomplished musicians to the crossroads of science and culture in search of answers to music's deep mysteries
On our own terms : Moyers on dying by Bill D Moyers( Visual )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[4] A Time to Change : Presents crusading medical professionals including staff members of the Balm of Gilead Project in Birmingham, Alabama, who have dedicated themselves to improving end-of-life care by changing America's overburdened health system
Amazing grace with Bill Moyers by Michael Apted( Visual )

12 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bill Moyers tells the story of this song, one of the most popular pieces of music in the English language, through the people who have sung it. He also tells the story of John Newton, once the captain of an English slave ship, who came to faith after surviving a storm at sea in the eighteenth century and wrote the lyrics which across distances of time and culture have become, when set to music, a courier of the spirit to millions of people
New York underground( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tells the story of how the longest, most sophisticated electric subway in the world was built"--Container
Living with dying( Visual )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Death, which inevitably comes to all, is nonetheless treated as a taboo subject in America. In this program, Bill Moyers describes the search for new ways of thinking--and talking--about dying. Forgoing the usual reluctance that most Americans show toward speaking about death, patients and medical professionals alike come forward to examine the end of life with honesty, courage, and even humor, demonstrating that dying can be an incredibly rich experience for both the terminally ill and their loved ones
Norman Rockwell : painting America( Visual )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the life and work of painter/illustrator Norman Rockwell. Features interviews with historians, critics, family, friends, and admirers
God and politics( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From congressional legislation to missionary work in Central America, private faith is hugely influential on public policy. Bill Moyers interviews a variety of Christian leaders, offering an illuminating analysis of the interaction between church and state
Bill Moyers : on our own terms( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[1] Living with Dying : Describes the search for new ways of thinking and talking about dying. Forgoing the usual reluctance that most Americans show toward speaking about death, patients and medical professionals alike come forward to examine the end of life with honesty, courage, and even humor, demonstrating that dying can be an incredibly rich experience for both the terminally ill and their loved ones
David Puttnam : Hollywood's role in shaping values( Visual )

4 editions published between 1988 and 1994 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmmaker David Puttnam talks with Bill Moyers about the state of American cinema today and how films can reflect society
A Death of one's own( Visual )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three patients, their families, and their doctors discuss some of the issues surrounding death and how dying people can exert some control over the manner of their death. Issues include paying for care, humane treatment, balancing dying and dignity
A Different kind of care( Visual )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents important strides being made in palliative care for the dying, bringing peace to those who fear that they will be a burden to loved ones, suffer needlessly, or be abandoned in their hour of greatest need
Amazing grace( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written by John Newton, the hymn "Amazing Grace" has been recorded by scores of performers throughout the years. This program features some of these performers as they explain what the hymn means to them
Bill Moyers : Amazing grace( Visual )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's one of the most popular songs in the English language. Transcending race, creed, geography, generation, and social station, 'Amazing Grace' has been recorded more times than any other hymn. In this fascinating program, Bill Moyers explores the song's origins and enduring power
Amazing grace( Visual )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bill Moyers tells the story of this song, one of the most popular pieces of music in the English language, through the people who have sung it. He also tells the story of John Newton, once the captain of an English slave ship, who came to faith after surviving a storm at sea in the eighteenth century and wrote the lyrics which across distances of time and culture have become, when set to music, a courier of the spirit to millions of people
Norman Rockwell : painting America( Visual )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines "the artist of the people" using archival footage and visual images from the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Featuring interviews with historians, critics, family, friends and admirers, this production gives an in depth look at the artist, his art and the Americana he created with his brushstrokes
Busted : America's war on marijuana( Visual )

3 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the impact of current policy on stemming the tide of marijuana use and looks at how marijuana law enforcement is affecting American life
God in government( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the complex relationship between religion and politics in the contemporary world with the United States as the focal point
The Kingdom divided by Bill D Moyers( Visual )

4 editions published between 1987 and 2004 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bill Moyers reports on the tension between different interpretations of Christianity in Central America, particularly as it relates to the belief in redemption in heaven vs. revolution on earth. He interviews several evangelical missionaries and other Christian leaders and explores the connections between "liberation theology" and political affairs, and their ministering to the "contras" and to Nicaraguan refugees
 
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The power of music : pioneering discoveries in the new science of song
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