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Discovery Channel (Firm)

Overview
Works: 8,353 works in 12,592 publications in 2 languages and 193,191 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Nature television programs  Science television programs  Documentary films  Wildlife television programs  Nonfiction films  Juvenile works  Nature films  Educational films 
Roles: Producer, prn, Other, Publisher, Author, pmn, brd, Distributor
Classifications: QH45.5, 508
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Most widely held works about Discovery Channel (Firm)
 
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Most widely held works by Discovery Channel (Firm)
Planet Earth : the complete series by David Attenborough( Visual )

42 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 3,397 WorldCat member 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
Life by David Attenborough( Visual )

14 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 2,115 WorldCat member 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
Titanic : legacy of the world's greatest ocean liner by Susan Wels( Book )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 2,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides details on the Titanic's construction, her wreck in 1912, and present-day exploration and salvage operations
Earth( Visual )

10 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,913 WorldCat member 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
Encounters at the end of the world( Visual )

14 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 1,224 WorldCat member 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
Taxi to the dark side by Alex Gibney( Visual )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,199 WorldCat member 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
Mythbusters science fair book by Samantha Margles( Book )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains instructions for science fair projects based on experiments conducted on the "MythBusters" television series in attempts to discover the truth behind popular myths and urban legends
The life of mammals by David Attenborough( Visual )

20 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,080 WorldCat member 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 irresistable. 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
When we left Earth : the NASA missions( Visual )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,026 WorldCat member 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
Human planet by John Hurt( Visual )

9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humans are the ultimate animals - the most successful species on the planet. Uniquely in the animal kingdom, humans have managed to adapt and thrive in every environment on Earth. Each episode examines one of the extremes of our planet: the arctic, mountains, oceans, jungles, grasslands, deserts, rivers, and even the urban jungle. Each habitat engenders astonishing solutions in the face of extreme adversity. Here are people who survive by building complex, exciting, and often mutually beneficial relationships with their animal neighbors, or the hostile elements of the natural world. This eight-part series is a celebration of the amazing, complex, profound, and sometimes challenging relationship between humankind and nature
Walking with dinosaurs( Visual )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 922 WorldCat member 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
The blue planet : seas of life( Visual )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Blue Planet: Seas of Life is the definitive exploration of the marine world, chronicling the mysteries of the deep in ways never before imagined."
Atlas of the prehistoric world by Douglas Palmer( )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 790 WorldCat member 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
The blue planet : seas of life by David Attenborough( Visual )

28 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sea and its communities are presented at their most alluring and their most fearsome
Nature's most amazing events( Visual )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 759 WorldCat member 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
Walking with cavemen by Michael Olmert( Visual )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 665 WorldCat member 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 ifrst 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
Human body : pushing the limits( Visual )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A groundbreaking series portraying the human body as you've never seen it before. This series takes us across continents, meeting those who have pushed their bodies to the max. The latest CGI and camerawork depicts their ordeals in vivid detail, both externally and through the internal workings of their bodies. Meanwhile our presenter puts his own body through its paces, pushing it to extremes"--Container
Walking with prehistoric beasts by BBC Video( Visual )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An extraordinary trip through history and evolution that begins with the end of the dinosaurs and ends with the rise of even more mysterious creatures : the first humans"--Container
Into the universe with Stephen Hawking( Visual )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British physicist Stephen Hawking explores the mysteries of the universe, discussing the possibility of aliens, time travel, and how the universe began
Prehistoric America : a journey through the Ice Age and beyond( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the icy Arctic vastness to the steamy tropical swamps of Florida, people came upon a teeming variety of animals in North America after the Ice Age. The book travels the continent region by region, introducing fascinating and bizarre beasts including ground sloths, glyptodonts, mastodons, mammoths, saber-toothed and scimitar-toothed cats, and the short-faced bear. Alongside these now-extinct animals were lions, cheetahs, zebras, and camels - animals that have long since disappeared from their North American homes - as well as species still seen today, such as caribou, grizzlies, eagles, salmon, bison, coyotes, prairie dogs, condors, alligators, and jaguars." "A wealth of fossil evidence informs the stunning computer-generated panoramas that fill the pages of the volume. Bones of the ancient beasts again have flesh and fur, unfamiliar animals again roam the landscapes, and the world of prehistoric North America comes startlingly to life."--Jacket
 
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Titanic : legacy of the world's greatest ocean liner
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Discovery Channel

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LifeTitanic : legacy of the world's greatest ocean linerMythbusters science fair bookAtlas of the prehistoric worldThe blue planet : seas of lifeNature's most amazing eventsPrehistoric America : a journey through the Ice Age and beyond