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Woollard, William

Overview
Works: 99 works in 168 publications in 1 language and 1,240 library holdings
Genres: History  Educational films  Documentary films 
Roles: Author, Commentator, Narrator, Producer, Director
Classifications: QP376, 652
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by William Woollard
Codebreakers( Visual )

2 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at several incidents where codebreakers were able to read top secret messages. Includes segments on the purple analog machine which enabled U.S. codebreakers to read Japanese messages for months before and after Pearl Harbor, the importance of codebreakers in the victory of the Battle of Midway, and how U.S. involvement in World War I resulted from the work of British codebreakers decoding a German telegram
Time and money( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this program, Dominic Fonti observes the effects of stress tests on a mock-up of the Worldwide Plaza exterior wall; laborers begin building the skyscraper's frame and pouring its floors; William Zeckendorf's staff deals with design changes demanded by future tenant Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide, which alters the schedule and budget of the entire project; and the architects and developers go head to head over the color of the structure's exterior bricks. A trip to Glen-Gery Brick, based in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania, demonstrates how the nearly 1.25 million bricks needed for the glass-and-masonry tower are manufactured"--Producer
Copper and diamond( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journeys to Canada for a glimpse into the lives of some of Worldwide Plaza's ironworkers, Mohawks who live on a reservation near Montreal. The project faces delays when a problem with the complicated roof design means the copper panels must be hoisted by hand and the floor reinforced to support the weight of the building mechanical systems. Also shows how a sophisticated elevator system will be installed
The seven ages of the brain by Susan Greenfield( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member 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 63 WorldCat member 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
Growing up in the universe by Richard Dawkins( Visual )

7 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member 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
Changing the way the world works( Visual )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Energy alternative series investigates innovative solutions to prevent worldwide ecological disaster. This episode concentrates on the "end-use philosophy". Instead of asking how much energy the world will demand, it turns to ask how can less energy be used to give the world's consumers the things they want - lighting, central heating, air conditioning, automobiles, etc
The Mind's I by Susan Greenfield( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member 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
The origin and evolution of the universe( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series of lectures about cosmology and our universe to an audience of children
The last Neandertal( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member 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
Breaking the codes( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member 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 dambusters raid( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The reluctant buddhist by William Woollard( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is about Buddhism, and the pursuit of happiness. The author takes us on an intensely personal journey into the practice of Nichiren Buddhism, which has now been embraced by many millions of people around the world. It is not in any way about a remote, abstract, inaccessible, philosophy. It is about Buddhism in daily life; about learning in a wholly practical way, how to build a better and happier life for yourself, and for those whom your life touches, no matter what the circumstances. You don't have to conform to a specific lifestyle. You don't have to be especially knowledgeable or dedicated or indeed religious in any way. Nichiren Buddhism teaches the extraordinary truth that happiness is not a matter of chance or accident, but essentially, a matter of choice, and that we can all learn how to make that choice
Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble by Susan Greenfield( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member 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 electric ape by Susan Greenfield( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member 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
Power to the people( Visual )

4 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member 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 rich get richer( Visual )

4 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member 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
Through a glass darkly by Susan Greenfield( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member 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
The origin of life( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the essential features of life, heredity and DNA
Buddhism and the science of happiness : a personal exploration of Buddhism in today's world by William Woollard( Book )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his TV programmes William Woollard has established a firm reputation for his ability to take difficult and often obscure bits of science and make them immediately interesting and accessible to the average listener. In this book he does very much the same thing for Buddhism and what it has to offer in a modern context. His theme is really happiness. So he takes us on a journey to unravel what it is that makes us feel good about ourselves and our lives and our relationships. On the way he reveals the fascinating conjunction that has now emerged between the classical teachings of Buddhi
 
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