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WGBH Video (Firm)

Overview
Works: 2,142 works in 3,801 publications in 1 language and 201,849 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  Drama  Television adaptations  Television programs  History  Biography  Nonfiction television programs  Biographical television programs  Television mini-series  Melodrama 
Roles: prn, fds, Distributor, Producer, Publisher
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4572
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Most widely held works by WGBH Video (Firm)
The elegant universe( Visual )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This DVD features the physicist Brian Greene, who discusses the historical quest for a grand unified theory in physics which will reconcile quantum physics and general relativity. He then considers the possibility that superstring theory may bring an end to that search
Dying to be thin by Larkin McPhee( Visual )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 1,475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary on anorexia nervosa and bulimia, eating disorders that have grown increasingly prevalent in contemporary American society. Experts in the field discuss some of their underlying causes (especially cultural pressures to be thin), their physiological and psychological effects, and some medical and therapeutic treatments that have been developed. The interviewees include patients representing particularly vulnerable groups: young women from troubled families, dancers, fashion models, and athletes
Einstein's big idea( Visual )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatizes how Einstein arrived at his 1905 discovery that the realms of matter and energy are linked. Reveals the roots of this breakthrough in the human stories of scientists Michael Farady, Antoine Lavoisier and Lise Maitner, whose innovative thinking across four centures helped lead to E=mc², and ultimately unleashed the power of the atom
Jane Eyre by Ruth Wilson( Visual )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Friendless, orphaned Jane Eyre takes a job as governess to a lively French girl. In time, she finds herself in love with the child's guardian. When she saves him from a fire, she finds that there are many secrets to learn ... secrets that could destroy her happiness
The scarlet letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne( Visual )

5 editions published between 1979 and 2003 in English and held by 1,362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic tale of sin and salvation in 17th century Puritan New England
Northanger Abbey by Jon Jones( Visual )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 1,273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Jane Austen's gentle parody of gothic fiction, romance novel addict Catherine Morland is invited to a medieval country house that appeals to her most lurid fantasies. She forms a close friendship with the younger son on the estate, Henry Tilney, but their budding romance is mysteriously cut short"--Container
Vietnam : a television history( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 1,272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a multi-part series on the Vietnam conflict, covering the history of Indochina, the French wars, and United States involvement, using actual film footage from news and government archives
The miracle of life by Lennart Nilsson( Visual )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 1,117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows the development of an actual human fetus from conception to birth through the photography of Lennart Nilsson
Saved by the sun( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"NOVA presents a provocative mix of scientists, economists, and ordinary citizens who are all pushing the envelope of solar power's untapped potential"--Container
Cracking the code of life( Visual )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 1,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary examines the complex race to decode the human genome. Examines the work of, and contains interviews with: Francis Collins, director of the National Center for Human Genome Research; J. Craig Venter, head of its rival, the private Celera Genomics; and the Whitehead Institute's Eric Lander, one of the leaders of the Human Genome Project
King Lear by William Shakespeare( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 1,052 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Royal National Theatre's production of Shakespeare's King Lear
Galileo's battle for the heavens( Visual )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 1,045 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
Mansfield Park by Iain B Macdonald( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fanny Price goes to live with prosperous relatives at Mansfield Park and must navigate a labyrinth of intrigues and affairs among the occupants of the house
Origins : fourteen billion years of cosmic evolution( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who would have predicted that a hot spot left over from the Big Bang would eventually lead to our galaxy, the solar system, the Earth, - and to us? Origins explores how the universe and our planet began amid chaos and eventually gave birth to the first stirrings of life. Join cutting-edge scientists on a voyage deep into the Earth to find analogs to the earliest life on our planet, and travel a million miles from Earth with a space probe designed to capture the earliest observable "snapshot" of the Big Bang. Then watch as astronomers test an ingenious new way to detect distant planets that may harbor life, and discover that every atom in our bodies, and practically every bit of matter in the Earth, was made in the heart of stars. Hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History, Origins presents startling new findings that attempt to explain just how Earth, life, and the universe all began. - Container
Rachel Carson's Silent spring( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Witness the life of passionate biologist and environmentalist, Rachel Carson, and how she exposed the effects of the unregulated use of pesticides and herbicides by the federal government, and sparked a revolution in environmental policy
The railway children by E Nesbit( Visual )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 988 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mother and her three Edwardian children move to a country house in Yorkshire after the mysterious disappearance of their father. The children become fascinated by a nearby train and their kindness helps them befriend an older gentleman who may be able to solve the mystery of their missing father
David Copperfield by Simon Curtis( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most autobiographical of Dicken's works, David Copperfield is the moving story of David's journey from birth to maturity, a journey which links his life with some of Dicken's most colourful and extraordinary families
Einstein revealed( Visual )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 983 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
Why the towers fell by Larry Klein( Visual )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For most people the image of the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers on Sept. 11, 2001, was not only a scene of unforgettable horror, it was a moment of unimaginable consequence. This follows a blue ribbon team of forensic engineers as they begin searching for clues that would tell them why the towers fell. From detailed examination of the buildings original design to the relentless process of searching the scrap steel yards and Ground Zero itself for evidence
Surviving the Dust Bowl by Liev Schreiber( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The drought of 1931 brought financial and emotional ruin to thousands of families in the Southern Plains. Dust Bowl was America's worst ecological disaster
 
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