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WGBH Video (Firm)

Overview
Works: 2,045 works in 3,545 publications in 1 language and 201,955 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  Drama  Television adaptations  Nonfiction television programs  Television mini-series  Biography  Television programs  Biographical television programs  Film adaptations  History 
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 1,611 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 )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 1,529 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 1,428 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 Susanna White( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,380 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 1,347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nathaniel Hawthorne's novel brings to life the attitudes and passions of 17th century New England. Condemned by her Puritan fellows for having a child out of wedlock, Hester Prynne is forced to wear a scarlet letter
Vietnam : a television history( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1,310 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
Northanger Abbey by Jon Jones( Visual )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 1,280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catherine Morland has an ordinary life and a feverish imagination. When she gets invited to Bath, Catherine is immersed in a world of elaborate balls and handsome men. When one suitor takes her to his family estate, Northanger Abbey, Catherine becomes mired in a world of fact and fantasy. Is there a dark mystery behind the locked doors of Northanger Abbey? Why has her budding romance suddenly been cut short?
Saved by the sun( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,159 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
The miracle of life by Lennart Nilsson( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 1,139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows the actual conception and development of a baby. Looks inside the male and female reproductive organs to show the formation of sperm and the passage of a fertilized egg through the fallopian tube. Uses a microscope to observe DNA, chromosomes, and other minute body details building up to the moment of birth
Cracking the code of life( Visual )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 1,116 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 1,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film version of the Royal National Theatre production of King Lear, William Shakespeare's play about a foolish king who divides his realm between two ungrateful daughters
Galileo's battle for the heavens( Visual )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 1,062 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 1,043 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
The railway children by E Nesbit( Visual )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 1,023 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
Origins : fourteen billion years of cosmic evolution( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,010 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-dege 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 (shown), 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 )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 999 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
David Copperfield by Simon Curtis( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 997 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most autobiographical of Dickens' works, David Copperfield often echoes the writer's own life. It tells a moving story of David's journey from birth to maturity, a journey which inextricably links his life with some of Dickens' most colorful and extraordinary families
Einstein revealed( Visual )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 989 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 )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 965 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
Walking the Bible : with Bruce Feiler( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows author Bruce Feiler as he journeys by foot, jeep, rowboat, and camel through some of the greatest stories ever told, the five books of Moses. Begins in the holy city of Jerusalem and travels to a possible site of the garden of Eden on the banks of the Tigris and Euphrates in Turkey. Climbs Mt. Ararat in search of Noah's ark and explores the sulfurous land by the Dead Sea, with its salt pillars called "Lot's wife." Visits the ancient ruins of Egyptian cities where the Israelites were said to toil under an oppressive pharaoh and examines the harsh environment of the Sinai, where the Israelites wandered for forty years. Intersperses dramatic scripture readings to bring viewers closer to the biblical settings
 
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The scarlet letterVietnam : a television historyKing LearGalileo's battle for the heavensThe railway childrenDavid CopperfieldEinstein revealedWhy the towers fellWalking the Bible : with Bruce Feiler
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