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Andorfer, Gregory

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Planet earth( Visual )

3 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scientists explain current theories about the formation of the earth's continents, oceans and climate, and examine the earth's relationship to the sun and other planets
Planet earth( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two programs presenting important developments in geoscience. The living machine explores the earth's never-ending cycle of creation and destruction, focusing on the discovery of plate tectonics. The blue planet looks at forces beneath the surface of the ocean, such as underwater hurricanes and tornadoes
Norman Rockwell an American portrait( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commentators from various fields offer reflections on painter and illustrator Norman Rockwell
Planet earth. Tales from other worlds( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two programs presenting important developments in geoscience. The climate puzzle examines milestones in climate change, presenting new facts about climate and addressing the crisis of global warming. Tales from other worlds explores the effect of other bodies on the earth, including the death star Nemesis, whose previous visit around the sun may have caused the extinction of the dinosaurs
W. Eugene Smith photography made difficult by W. Eugene Smith( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographer Eugene Smith is celebrated for his compelling 'inside story' style of photojournalism, from his East Asian coverage in the Second World War to post-war socio-political subjects. Using dramatized documentary, this film presents a wide-ranging evaluation of this most professional of photographers, interwoven with archival film footage and interviews with Smith's family, friends, and colleagues
Seeing is believing( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forms part of a series that looks at interesting, real-life applications of mathematics. Looks at the role of mathematics in creating realistic special effects for movies and theme parks. Explores dimensional concepts, such as methods for interpreting three-dimensional forms on a two-dimensional surface. Examines the role of perspective in art and drawing and looks at the emerging worlds of virtual reality
Titanic( Visual )

5 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

State-of-art imaging techniques, computer animation and reenactments help shed light on a dark night in history. The Investigation Begins shows north Atlantic exploration and attempt to raise a portion of the Titanic's hull. In Anatomy of a Disaster see for the first time imaging of the iceberg damage and take part in the first expedition that uses the tools of science to piece together the Titanic's final hours
Patterns of nature( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forms part of a series that looks at interesting, real-life applications of mathematics. This program looks at the role of mathematics in understanding life science, explaining how biomechanics uses mathematical relationships to explore the design of living things, such as the relationship between height and weight. Exponential growth and fractal design are also discussed: fractal computer models can describe forms in nature such as flowers and trees. The viewer sees how computer algorithms model an artificial rain forest to replicate and explain the process of evolution. Questions such as how huge dinosaurs were able to gracefully carry their massive weight, how mathematics can help in the fight against disease and in increasing our understanding of viruses, and why leopards have spots are investigated
The numbers game( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forms part of a series that looks at interesting, real-life applications of mathematics. This programs looks at the role of mathematics in understanding movement in sport and improving the performance of athletes. The focus is on the role of data gathering and analysis in this process. The program looks at examples such as how a tennis ball behaves when it hits a racket, how sports scientists analyze a running style, and the role of motion in figure skating jumps. Research that analyzes elite athletes' mental states to learn how they deal with stress while performing is discussed
A new age information age( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forms part of a series that looks at interesting, real-life applications of mathematics. This program looks at the role of mathematics in the age of computers and information. Viewers visit MIT's Media Lab to see their work trying to make computers more personal and actively helpful through software agents. The program looks at how the development of Boolean logic led to the modern computer and examines how companies such as AT & T use queuing theory to manage communications networks. Viewers see how data mining can be used to find useful and meaningful patterns in large pools of data, and visit Yankelovich Partners, a strategic marketing research firm, who surveys consumers to help firms understand their customers' behaviors and values and spot new trends. Finally, the evolution of human economic life is discussed, and views are presented that we are entering a fourth era, the knowledge society
Making a difference( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forms part of a series that looks at interesting, real-life applications of mathematics. This episode talks about the importance of mathematics education to success in the contemporary world and the need for understanding mathematical concepts and applications. Viewers look at the Interactive Mathematics Program (IMP) curriculum that integrates mathematics problems with literature, science, and other subjects. The place of professional development for math teachers in implementing reforms in math education is examined. The program looks at efforts to improve girls' achievements in math and to integrate technology such as calculators and computers into math education, and recommends that parents incorporate math-related activities into their everyday home life
Shape of the world( Visual )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forms part of a series that looks at interesting, real-life applications of mathematics. This program looks at the role of mathematics in exploring the Earth and mapping and navigating its surface. Viewers see how aerial photographs, ground exploration, and trigonometry were used in the 1930s to map a mountainous part of the Yukon Territory. The process of mapping the sea floor and the stars is discussed, as well as the development of global positioning systems (GPS)
The Infinite voyage the geometry of life by Georgann Kane( Visual )

2 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Demonstrates how new technologies allow scientists to examine genetic evidence of human and animal evolution, trace hereditary diseases, and produce new vaccines using genetic engineering
Cosmos a personal journey by Carl Sagan( Visual )

2 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exploration of the basic principles of cosmology and astronomy, as explained by scientist Carl Sagan
Tie da ni hao = Titanic : chen chuan ji : anatomy of a disaster( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in Chinese and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cosmos by Carl Sagan( Visual )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The brain is the focus of the 11th episode as Carl Sagan examines one of the other intelligent creatures with whom we share this planet: the whale. We then wind through the maze of the human brain and see how knowledge is stored. In the 12th episode Sagan questions the existence of alien intelligence and possibility of communicating with alien life forms and UFOs. To explore these issues we journey to ancient Egypt to decode mysterious hieroglyphics and then to the largest radio telescope on earth to begin a journey through the imagination to alien civilizations throughout the universe
Titanic( Visual )

in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1st program, get involved in the north Atlantic exploration and observe researchers attempting to raise a portion of the Titanic's hull. In 2nd program, watch as a group of investigators dives to the site and sifts through clues to separate fact from fiction. State-of-the-art imaging techniques, computer animation and reenactments help shed light on a dark night in history
Cosmos by Carl Sagan( Visual )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In episode 7, Carl Sagan takes viewers back to ancient Greece where the right answers to basic questions about the universe where first glimpsed. He then visits the Brooklyn elementary school of his childhood where he finds that the same questions are being asked. Episode 8 involves us in a startling voyage to discover how star patterns change over millions of years, followed by a journey to the planets of other stars and a discussion of the possibility of time travel. We also visit Italy, where the youthful Albert Einstein wondered what it would be like to ride a beam of light
Cosmos by Carl Sagan( Visual )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In episode 3, Carl Sagan explores how different societies have interpreted the character of the universe and also highlights various contributions of Copernicus, Galileo ans Newton. In the 4th episode he describes the interaction of two processes, gradualism and catastrophism, which he maintains are responsible for the evolution of our universe, solar system, and even life on earth. Also included is a discussion of meteorites and comets along with an introduction to the concept of comparative planetology
Cosmos by Carl Sagan( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In episode 9, using computer animation and amazing astronomical art, Sagan shows how stars are born, live, die and sometimes collapse to form neutron stars and black holes. Viewers may then visit 'the last perfect day on earth', some 5 billion years from now. Episode 10 takes viewers on an awesome trip to a time when galaxies where beginning to form. We also journey to India to explore the infinite cycles of Hindu cosmology and see how humans in this century discovered the expanding universe and its origin: The Big Bang
 
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