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Most widely held works about BBC Worldwide Americas, Inc
Most widely held works by BBC Worldwide Americas, Inc
Mammal ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 1,418 libraries worldwide
A mixture of animation and live footage serves as a background for a narrated introduction to the life history of mammals.
Arctic & Antarctic ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 1,404 libraries worldwide
A mixture of animation and live footage serves as a background for a narrated introduction to the general ecology and animal life of the two polar regions and to their place in human history.
Pond & river ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 1,390 libraries worldwide
A mixture of animation and live footage serves as a background for a narrated introduction to the biological life of rivers and ponds and their influence on the history of human beings.
Butterfly & moth ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 1,250 libraries worldwide
Take a flight of fancy with nature's most beguiling creatures. See their miraculous transformation from lowly caterpillar to airborne adult, and learn why these delicate insects have long inspired and entranced us.
Planets ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 1,242 libraries worldwide
Journey through space and time, witnessing the birth of the sun and traveling to the outer limits of the solar system.
Plant ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 1,219 libraries worldwide
Through the ages, man has depended on plants for everything from oxygen to food to building supplies. Gives a colorful tour of the world's most dazzling flora - from the most magical to the most bizarre. Watch buds burst, flowers bloom, and discover the myriad ways plants struggle to survive.
Prehistoric life ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 1,208 libraries worldwide
A mixture of animation and live footage serves as a background for a narrated introduction to the history of the creation of the earth, the origin of life, and the evolution of the many species including early man.
Simon Schama's Power of art ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,087 libraries worldwide
Focusing on eight iconic works of art, this series reveals the history of visual imagination through the ages. A combination of reconstruction, photography and storytelling transport the viewer back to the intense moments when great works were conceived and born: the murderous, messianic world of Baroque Rome; opulent, parvenu Amsterdam; paranoid, revolutionary Paris; Victorian England suffocating beneath riches and righteousness; the madhouses and brothels of Provence; the carnage of civil war Spain; 1950s New York, caught between Cold War jitters and Manhattan glitter. In each place, a great artist is backed into a corner, facing a crisis, given a chance to confound his rivals, enemies and critics one more time.
Desert ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in French and English and held by 1,055 libraries worldwide
A mixture of animation and live footage serves as a background for a narrated introduction to the geographical history of deserts, their animal life and their importance for human culture.
Human machine ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 1,030 libraries worldwide
Investigates the most complex machine of all-- the human body. Explores the vital organs, and examines the instruments of the senses.
Monster ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 1,012 libraries worldwide
A journey through fact and fantasy, putting viewers face to face with deadly spiders, scorpions, and ferocious crocodiles. Meet terrifying monsters and discover the real creatures who may have inspired these mythical beasts.
Volcano ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 1,003 libraries worldwide
A mixture of animation and live footage serves as a background for a narrated introduction to the geology of continental drift and the origin of volcanoes, and to the influence of volcanic activity on human culture.
How art made the world ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 1,002 libraries worldwide
Reveals how the first big artistic discoveries were made and how they have cascaded down the centuries to define the look of the present day. Encompassing everything from cave paints to ceramics and pyramids to palaces, this film explores the global trend for unrealistic depictions of the human body; the secret powers of the feature film; how politicians manage to manipulate people so easily; visions of the afterlife; and why we use imagery at all.
A room with a view ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 969 libraries worldwide
Set in the early 1900's. "[The film] tells the story of the coming of age of Lucy Honeychurch (Helena Bonham-Carter). Longing to burst free from the repression of British upper class manners and mores, she must wrestle with her inner romantic longings to choose between the passionate George (Julian Sands) and the priggish but socially suitable Cecil (Daniel Day-Lewis)"--Container.
Weather ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 944 libraries worldwide
A mixture of animation and live footage serves as a background for a narrated introduction to a portrayal of weather and climate and their influence on human life and activities.
Sense & sensibility ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 940 libraries worldwide
Sense and sensibility: Marianne Dashwood wears her heart on her sleeve when she falls in love with the charming but unsuitable John Willoughby, ignoring her sister Elinor's warning that her impulsive behavior leaves her open to gossip and innuendo. Elinor, sensitive to social convention, struggles to conceal her own romantic disappointment, even from those closest to her. Will the sisters learn that sense must mix with sensibility if they are to find personal happiness in a society where status and money govern the rules of love?
Jane Austen's Pride and prejudice ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 918 libraries worldwide
"Pride and prejudice is the story of lively and rebellious Elizabeth Bennet, one of five unmarried daughters living in the countryside of 19th century England. In a world where obtaining an advantageous marriage is a woman's sole occupation, Elizabeth's independent manner threatens her family's future. Will her romantic sparring with the mysterious and arrogant Darcy end in misfortune-- or will love's true nature prevail?"--Container.
Eyewitness weather ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 903 libraries worldwide
See how different types of weather form and the effect that climate has on our world.
Ocean ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 890 libraries worldwide
Visit the alien world of the deep and come face to face with some of the most bizarre creatures on our planet.
Eyewitness volcano ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 880 libraries worldwide
Learn about the forces inside the Earth that cause volcanoes to erupt and earthquakes to shake the landscape.
Action and adventure television programs Animals Art Biographical television programs Biography Children's films Criminal behavior Detective and mystery television programs Doctor Who (Fictitious character) Documentary television programs Drama DVD-Video discs Earthquakes Educational films England Extraterrestrial beings Families Feature films Fiction television programs Film adaptations Films Films for the hearing impaired Great Britain Historical television programs History Human-alien encounters Juvenile works Made-for-TV movies Manners and customs Man-woman relationships Melodrama Nature films Nonfiction television programs Ocean Rich people Science fiction television programs Science films Science television programs Television adaptations Television comedies Television melodramas Television mini-series Television programs Television programs--for the hearing impaired Television series Time travel United States Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Volcanoes Young women
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