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Andorfer, Gregory

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Most widely held works by Gregory Andorfer
Planet earth( Visual )

5 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in English and held by 197 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
Planet earth( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 83 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 by Don Horan( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commentators from various fields offer reflections on painter and illustrator Norman Rockwell
W. Eugene Smith : photography made difficult( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 68 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 )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 53 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
The numbers game( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 39 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
Patterns of nature( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 39 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
A new age : information age( Visual )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 39 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 38 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 37 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 Gail Willumsen( Visual )

4 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Presenting breakthroughs in scientific research that link brain chemistry and mental disorders, this program examines the changes in the brain that accompany schizophrenia. Research on cellular chemistry illuminates how and why anti-psychotic drugs affect behavior. The program also examines how the destructive effects of PCP on the brain provided researchers with clues for a new treatment for schizophrenia."
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
Tales from other worlds( Visual )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A discussion of the Solar system in general and of the planets Jupiter and Venus. Conditions found on Jupiter and its satellite Io and conditions on Venus are compared with those which have occurred on Earth
Tie da ni hao : zhen xiang da bai : untold stories = Titanic by Inc Discovery Communications( Visual )

3 editions published in 2001 in Chinese and English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zhai yao: ben pian jiang gen sui zhi ming de li shi xue jiaCharles Haas yi qi qian ru bei da xi yang de shen chu, dai nin mu du zai shen hai zhong de tie da ni hao, can guan ta ceng jing man zai ming men gui zu de tou deng cang, yi du ge wu xuan tian de da ting...; er ceng jing xuan diao zhu jiu sheng ting de lan sheng, ru jin geng rang ren yi qi dang jiu sheng ting bu zu, wu fa tao sheng de yun yun zhong sheng
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 )

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
Le puzzle des climats( Visual )

3 editions published in 1993 in Undetermined and French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cosmos by Carl Sagan( Visual )

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

Carl Sagan conducts a guided tour of the universe from clusters of galaxies to the Milky Way and Earth, and then discusses early scientific discoveries concerning the measurement of the earth's circumference and its spherical nature. The 1st episode ends with a journey through time from the Big Bang to the present. In the 2nd episode Sagan adresses the question of life and its origins by examining molecular biology, the Miller-Urey experiment and DNA in order to suggest that life in other worlds, evolves according to environmental conditions, just as it does on earth
Cosmos by Carl Sagan( Visual )

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

The 5th episode takes viewers on a tour of Mars through the imaginative works of science writers and through the unblinking eyes of two voyager spacecraft which have sent back thousands of stunning pictures to earth. The 6th episode presents an inside view of Voyager's expeditions to Jupiter and Saturn is compared with the exhileration of 17th century Dutch explorers who ventured halfway around the earth in sailing ships seeking wealth and knowledge
 
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