Most widely held works by William Woollard
The seven ages of the brain by Susan Greenfield ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 89 libraries worldwide
Lecture to an audience by Susan Greenfield, using visuals and models. Focuses on how a brain grows from a fertilized egg and how our brains change, even after birth, right up to old age. The establishment of connections between brain cells occurs not only in the womb, but also after birth. These connections can be modified, or even abolished, in accordance with certain changes in the environment.
Journey to the centers of the brain ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 79 libraries worldwide
Journey to the Centers of the brain is part of the renowned British Royal Institute Lecture series and is hosted by Dr. Susan Greenfield, professor of synaptic pharmacology at Oxford University and a specialist in the cellular mechanisms and neurochemical phenomena underlying brain function.
The Mind's I by Susan Greenfield ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 65 libraries worldwide
Lecture to an audience by Susan Greenfield, using visuals and models. Examines what makes a brain give rise to a unique individual. Through the examples of memory and language, shows that although the brain can be divided into regions, these regions are not independent mini-brains but vast banks of neuronal circuits that work together to a cohesive whole.
Growing up in the universe ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 61 libraries worldwide
Summary: Richard Dawkins discusses the evolution of species and mankind in particular in relation to the massiveness of the universe, and explains the process of natural selection and genetics. Also discusses the evolution of purposes and goals, and the differences between designed and designoid objects in nature.
The origin and evolution of the universe ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 57 libraries worldwide
A series of lectures about cosmology and our universe to an audience of children.
Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble by Susan Greenfield ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
Lecture to an audience by Susan Greenfield, using visuals and models. The most basic component of the brain is the neuron and one of the best ways of studying brain cells at work is to see how they respond to identified events in the outside world, such as a sight or sound. Studies the neuron in the brain, from simple neuronal circuits to highly complex circuitry and functioning of collections of millions of neurons. Neurons communicate by converting electrical signals into chemical ones. Explores how this communication can be modified by drugs, and the implications of such drug action on outward behavior.
The rich get richer ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and held by 35 libraries worldwide
This program examines the energy problem in the developed and developing worlds. It examines how renewable alternatives can be achieved both technically and in the terms of changing the attitudes of governments, business and consumers.
The electric ape by Susan Greenfield ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 35 libraries worldwide
Lecture to an audience by Susan Greenfield, using visuals and models. Demonstrates what the brain looks like, how it generates electricity, and how it uses chemicals to process information. It is such processing that not only enables us to see, hear, and feel pain, but also to express ourselves using a vast repertoire of movement.
Changing the way the world works ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
This program gives an explanation of the challenges facing the industrialised countries and shows how it is being tackled in California and New England where tough new laws and fresh initiatives are helping to contain energy consumption and pollution.
The last Neandertal ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
Among scientists, Africa is the undisputed birthplace of humanity. But anthropologists are split into two camps over other questions. How many waves of Homo sapiens migrated out of Africa? Did other highly developed hominid species--such as Homo neanderthalensis--make the same journey? And to what extent did these populations mingle and compete with each other? This program featuring prominent voices in the ongoing debate, presents differing viewpoints about the age and development of the Neandertal--and about how the vanished species figures in the story of modern humanity's rise.
Through a glass darkly by Susan Greenfield ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
Lecture to an audience by Susan Greenfield, using visuals and models. Demonstrates how to study the brain, while tracing the development of increasingly sophisticated and accurate windows into its functioning. Shows how we can now almost literally see into the living brain at work. Includes an examination of different animal brains, a discussion of the evolution of species, and an explanation of brain damage.
Power to the people ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
This programme focuses on the developing world, where the energy debate is carried on against a background of grinding poverty, limited resources and a rapidly growing population. A case study is made of the situation in both India and Zimbabwe.
The dambusters raid ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
The origin of life ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Explores the essential features of life: heredity and DNA. DNA stores and transmits genetic information, and proteins do all the work from there. DNA and proteins are connected by the genetic code, in which DNA specifies what kinds of proteins can be made. John Maynard Smith of Sussex University, examines how this apparent paradox can be resolved.
Breaking the codes ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
This two volume collection of historical war documentaries delves into two incidents where cracking codes of the enemy brought forth military victory. First, the British break the codes used by the Germans and bring the United States into World War I. Also revealed are the techniques which enabled the U.S. military to crack the secret language of the Japanese Naval Codes, giving the U.S. a needed lift to claim victory in the Battle of Midway.
The Nature of radioactivity ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
The program examines the 40-plus years between Hiroshima and Chernobyl, from the glowing promises made for nuclear power by dreamers and hucksters to anti-nuclear pickets. It shows how the simpler elements are constituted and why some heavier ones are unstable; explains the four kinds of radiation, how they work and where they appear in nature, and why radon gas poses such danger. Man has evolved on a radioactive planet, eats radioactive food, and lives in radioactive houses. What are the additional dangers from weapons testing and nuclear power plant emissions? Do people really know what does and does not constitute radiation danger?
Acceptable risks ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
Accidents, deliberate misinformation, and the rapid proliferation of nuclear power plants have created increased fears of improper nuclear waste disposal, accidents during transportation of waste, and the release of radioactive effluents from plants. This program shows the occurrence of statistically anomalous lukemia clusters; governmental testing of marine organisms and how they absorb radiation; charts the kinds and amounts of natural and man-made radiation to which man is subject; and suggests there is no easy solution to balancing our fears of nuclear power and our need for it.
Cores and effects ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
From the uncontrolled power of the atomic bomb to the Three Mile Island accident, nuclear technology was expected to build machines containing millions of units of lethal radiation with the guarantee that none would escape. The program explains how the first and second generation plants work; what physical and environmental problems arose; how and why accidents occurred; and how a combination of operator error and mechanical failure at Three Mile Island killed the illusion of absolute safety in nuclear power.
Radiation boon and bane ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
Roentgen discovered the x-ray in 1895; it soon became a circus attraction, and Thomas Edison's assistant, who demonstrated its magic, was one of the first to die from x-radiation. X-rays were used to treat ringworm in children -- their heads were irradiated, the hair fell out and exposed the infection; bathwater, corsets, luminous watch dials, pick-me-up tonics, and growing children's feet were enthusiastically irradiated. No one knows how many deaths resulted. This program shows the work of Ernest Rutherford, explains Einstein's critical e=mc2 equation and the chain reaction in fission, and relates the history of the Manhattan Project.
The secret war : William. Woollard. Part 2, Terror weapons ; If ( Visual )
5 editions published in 1990 and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Achtergronden van belangrijke momenten uit de Tweede Wereldoorlog met vele historische opnamen.
Aeronautics, American military Architecture Brain Brain--Aging Chirality Cosmology Cryptography Dams DNA Documentary films Energy conservation Energy consumption Energy policy Enigma cipher system Evolution (Biology) Germany Germany--Ruhr Region Great Britain Great Britain.--Royal Air Force.--Squadron, 617 History Human beings--Migrations Human evolution Human genetics Lancaster (Bomber) Language acquisition Memory Military campaigns Military intelligence Natural selection Nature study Neanderthals Neurons New York (State)--New York--Worldwide Plaza Paleolithic period Prehistoric peoples Radioactivity Radioactivity--Physiological effect Science Science films Skyscrapers Skyscrapers--Design and construction Solar system Space and time Technology Teleology United States United States.--Air Force.--Air Force, 8th Women in development World War (1939-1945) Zimbabwe