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Woollard, William

Overview
Works: 111 works in 194 publications in 1 language and 1,007 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Drama  Internet videos  History  Documentary films  Juvenile works  Documentary television programs  Fiction  Children's films  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Commentator, Producer, pre, Speaker, Director
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by William Woollard
The Seven ages of the brain by Susan Greenfield( Visual )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 61 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
Growing up in the universe by Richard Dawkins( Visual )

7 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
Journey to the centers of the brain( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 52 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
Time and money( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 50 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 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As construction of the Worldwide Plaza moves toward completion, this program focuses on the two final make-or-break hurdles: a problem with the roof design, which requires that the copper panels be hoisted by hand and the floor be reinforced to support the weight of the building's mechanical systems, and the challenge of installing the building's crowning glass pyramid 770 feet above the ground. The designing and installation of the structure's sophisticated elevator system is also spotlighted
Breaking the Codes( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using rare archive footage and exclusive interviews, this series takes you to the heart of a war that was fought out far from the bombs and shells of any battlefront. A war that involved the brilliant skills of mathematicians and chess players. The war of the codebreakers. Twice in 50 years the ability to crack the enemy's most secret codes, and so learn the battle plans of enemy commanders in the field, proved to be the vital factor in achieving victory. Revealed here are the remarkable exploits of American and British codebreakers and their immense contribution to victory in Europe and the Pacific during WWII
The last Neandertal( Visual )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and held by 42 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
The Mind's I by Susan Greenfield( Visual )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 40 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 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series of lectures about cosmology and our universe to an audience of children
The reluctant buddhist by William Woollard( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 31 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
The rich get richer( Visual )

6 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and held by 27 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
The dambusters raid by John Sweetman( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the story of a single, daring bombing raid that captured the imagination of the world. Carried out by a handful of skilled air crew, who were prepared to risk their lives in attacking an impossible target. It was 1943. The war in Europe hung in the balance. Germany still occupied the whole mainland of Europe, with its immensely powerful armies that stood secure and unassailable behind the thousand miles of fortifications known as the Atlantic Wall. The Allies, Britain and the U.S., were in no position to break through these fortifications. The only offensive strategy available to them was to bomb from the air. The RAF went by night, with its tough, battle hardened Lancaster squadrons. The U.S. 8th Air Force went by day with its fleets of heavily armed Flying Fortresses. Their task was to bomb the German industrial machine to a standstill. Throughout 1942 and 1943 the damage inflicted on the German arms industry was immense, but so were the losses in men and aircraft ..."--Publisher description
Changing the way the world works( Visual )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member 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
Bubble, bubble, toil and trouble by Susan Greenfield( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 22 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 21 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 by Sabine Lubbe Bakker( Visual )

5 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 19 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
Ghost hunters( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of real-life paranormal researchers investigate paranormal occurrences throughout the British Isles
The Origin of Life by Mike Riddle( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member 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
Through a glass darkly by Susan Greenfield( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 16 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
Buddhism and the Science of Happiness : a Personal Exploration of Buddhism in Today's World by William Woollard( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 0 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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The reluctant buddhist
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