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Most widely held works about Discovery Channel (Firm)
Most widely held works by Discovery Channel (Firm)
Planet Earth the complete series ( Visual )
20 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 2,139 libraries worldwide
"Captures rare action, impossible locations, and intimate moments with our planet's best-loved, wildest, and most elusive creatures. From the highest mountains to the deepest rivers, [the program] takes you to places you've never been to experience sights and sounds never before captured on film. Prepare to be overwhelmed by the beauty and majesty of 'Planet Earth'"--Container.
Titanic : legacy of the world's greatest ocean liner by Susan Wels ( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2,033 libraries worldwide
Provides details on the Titanic's construction, her wreck in 1912, and present-day exploration and salvage operations.
Walking with dinosaurs ( Visual )
26 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,347 libraries worldwide
Examines the 155-million-year history of dinosaurs from the aggressive Coelophysis, who first learned to hunt in packs, to Tyrannosaurus Rex, the most terrifying carnivore on the planet. Covers the Late Triassic, Late Jurassic, Early Cretaceous, and Late Cretaceous periods.
Earth ( Visual )
8 editions published in 2009 in English and French and held by 1,316 libraries worldwide
A story of three animal families on a journey across our planet - polar bears, elephants, and humpback whales. It captures rare footage of nature's wildest and most elusive animals.
Life ( Visual )
7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,205 libraries worldwide
Four years in the making, and filmed over 3000 days across every continent and in every habitat, see 130 incredible stories from frontiers of the natural world. Discover the glorious variety of life on Earth and the spectacular and extraordinary tactics animals and plants have developed to stay alive. This is evolution in action: individual creatures under extreme pressure to overcome challenges from adversaries and their environment.
The blue planet seas of life ( Visual )
23 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 1,200 libraries worldwide
Startling wildlife photography reveals the sea and its communities at their most fearsome and alluring in this landmark BBC mini-series on the ocean, a world we know less about than the moon.
Taxi to the dark side ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,123 libraries worldwide
An investigation into the introduction of torture as an interrogation technique in U.S. facilities, and the role played by key figures of the Bush Administration in the process. Takes an in-depth look at the case of Afghan taxi driver Dilawar, who was suddenly detained by the U.S. military one afternoon and died in his Bagram prison cell five days later.
Encounters at the end of the world ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,037 libraries worldwide
This film, like many from director Werner Herzog, is a poem of oddness and beauty. Investigating the lives of the "professional dreamers" who conduct research at the bottom of the world in Antarctica, he finds a happily cynical lot, who regard climate change and the potential extinction of Homo sapiens in rather a different light than most people. They study penguins, seals, volcanoes, miniscule underwater creatures, and the shifting ice patterns. In this harsh yet beautiful place, where compasses are useless, and the climate is negative 70 degrees Fahrenheit, Herzog finds the scenery splendid, and McMurdo Station research center repellent. For viewers who have wondered why anyone would go to Antarctica, Herzog's film provides some interesting answers, and many scenes capturing the natural beauty of the ice continent.
The life of mammals ( Visual )
12 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and Chinese and held by 954 libraries worldwide
Introduces us to the most diverse group of animals ever to live on this planet. From the smallest to the largest, from the slowest to the fastest, from the least attractive to the most irresistible. Looks at 4,000 species, including ones that have outlived the dinosaurs and conquered the farthest places on Earth. Examine how their adaptations for finding food have had an effect on the way they socialize, mate and live.
Atlas of the prehistoric world by Douglas Palmer ( )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 784 libraries worldwide
A dynamic portrait of the Earth and the interplay among the various forces that shaped both the planet and the life upon it. Chronicles the evolution of plant and animal life, from the first single-celled microbes to land-dwelling mammals.
When we left Earth the NASA missions ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 707 libraries worldwide
3, 2, 1, Lift-off! This six-part series chronicles the inside story of NASA's most epic endeavors. In "Ordinary Supermen" NASA and America's first astronauts, the Mercury Seven, are on a journey into the unknown. "Friends and Rivals" recounts the story of the nine astronauts on the Gemini mission, which rehearsed procedures important to future launches. "Landing the Eagle" details the Apollo program, the Apollo 1 disaster, the flights of Apollo 8, 9, and 10, and the tense lunar descent of Apollo 11. "The Explorers" features five successful moon landings - Apollo missions 12, 14, 15, 16, and 17, the 'successful failure' of Apollo 13, and Skylab. "The Shuttle" looks at that program, including the maiden voyage, the Challenger disaster, and the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope. "A Home In Space" centers on repairing the Hubble Space Telescope, construction of the International Space Station, and the Columbia re-entry disaster of 2003. Told by the astronauts and engineers who were there, this series celebrates NASA's triumphs and tragedies, and the history of American space exploration.
Holocaust in memory of millions ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in English and held by 656 libraries worldwide
From the halls of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, Walter Cronkite chronicles the entire story of the Holocaust-- from the rise of the Nazi party and their plan to exterminate the Jewish people, to tales of incredible bravery among Holocaust survivors and those who liberated the concentration camps. Combines original footage and personal photographs with oral histories by those who survived.
Prehistoric America : a journey through the Ice Age and beyond ( Book )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 651 libraries worldwide
Journey through the prehistory of North America - beginning 14,000 years ago when people were first entering this vast and beautiful continent. Witness ancient beasts, mammoths, and mastodons to see how their successors carry on their legacy.
Walking with cavemen ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 647 libraries worldwide
How did our ancestors come to invent language, to shape the world with tools, to create art, and to imagine the future? Follow your family tree all the way back to the first primate ancestors to stand on two legs. See how the first sparks of reason in early humans helped them to adapt in an ever-changing world.
How to customize damn near anything ( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 639 libraries worldwide
Presents a guide to customizing anything from one's car or truck to the toaster, covering the planning of a project, constructing bodywork, adding paint, and applying details.
Russia, Belarus & Ukraine ( Book )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 576 libraries worldwide
Nature's most amazing events ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 573 libraries worldwide
Each season, as the ever-thinning Arctic ice recedes, polar bears face a daunting challenge; Grizzly bears in British Columbia must use ingenuity and fancy footwork to collect their catch; The annual rains of the Serengeti draw in the greatest concentration of large animals on Earth; Each year, billions of sardines flood South Africa's east coast creating an action-packed feeding frenzy; Thousands of animals make the long trek toward the life saving annual flood of Botswana's Okavango Delta; The annual plankton boom of Alaska's coastal waters attracts humpback whales and sea lions, who must avoid predatory killer whales.
Allosaurus a Walking with dinosaurs special ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 561 libraries worldwide
He lived fast, died young and left a good-looking corpse. The life story of Big Al, the most complete Allosaurus skeleton ever found, from his hatching 145 million years ago, to his death as a 15-year-old adolescent. Includes companion program, "Big Al uncovered", that explains how scientists discovered the skeleton in 1991 in Wyoming, and how they were able to trace his life story from his remains.
New Zealand ( Book )
10 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 549 libraries worldwide
Includes maps and detailed information covering travel, hotels and restaurants, attractions, national parks, museums, outdoor activities, and more. Also included are essays on the people of New Zealand, their history, culture, arts and politics.
When dinosaurs roamed America ( Visual )
13 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 546 libraries worldwide
Combines computer animation and live-action landscapes to show the evolution of dinosaurs of North America.
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