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Cronkite Ward Company

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Most widely held works by Cronkite Ward Company
George Orwell's 1984( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This DVD presents 1984, George Orwell's bleak vision of the future. Includes autobiographical information about Orwell
The Republic Plato's utopia( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This timeless program scrutinizes The Republic, a work that has intrigued and infuriated for thousands of years. Was Plato's plan for an ideal city, a place where philosophers are rulers and wisdom is the cornerstone of society, a blueprint, a satire, or a bit of both? Columbia University's Bonnie Kent; Princeton University's Alexander Nehamas; Martha Nussbaum, of The University of Chicago; Thomas Pangle, of the University of Toronto; poet Joseph Brodsky; novelist Joyce Carol Oates; William Bennett, former U.S. Secretary of Education; and radio personality Michael Savage consider the worth of a system that promotes the common good through state control that, by necessity, must involve censorship and eugenics"--Container
The Great Gatsby( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on the book, The Great Gatsby, and Ernest Hemingway. Features dramatizations and interviews with scholars and authors
Understanding the universe( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Join astronomers and astrophysicists as they probe light years beyond the Milky Way. This video employs graphic models and computer animation to illustrate some of the most complex cosmology theories of all time
The prince( Visual )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Escrito hace más de 500 años, "El príncipe" ha convertido a su autor, Nicolás Maquiavelo, en sinónimo de manipulación. Este gran libro es el manual por excelencia de todo aquel individuo que desee ser un gran líder, incluso de una nación entera. Descubra a través de entrevistas exclusivas con personajes políticos de los Estados Unidos la vigencia de esta obra. Frases como "el fin justifica los medios", "la apariencia importa aun más que la realidad" y "es mejor ser temido a ser amado" e imágenes y comentarios de expertos en política, nos haran reflexionar sobre las ideas expuestas de este gran libro".--Contenedor
Walden( Visual )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blending expert analysis with on-screen quotations and dramatized scenes of Henry David Thoreau's life, this program thoroughly examines Walden -- its historical significance, spiritual interpretations, and ongoing relevance to contemporary concerns
Understanding--the power of genes( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents topics in genetics and genetic engineering, including the role of genetics in biotechnology and how genes factor into identical twins
Understanding viruses( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Even as you read this, your body is under attack. Your enemy is patient, adaptable, potentially deadly, and invisible. Viruses range from the common cold to HIV and have caused epidemics more decimating than war."--Container
The scarlet letter a romance( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Study of Nathaniel Hawthorne's tale of sin and salvation in 17th century New England. The contorted love triangle of Hester Prynne, Arthur Dimmsdale and Roger Collingsworth is analyzed
Don Quixote( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of Cervantes' tragi-comic novel Don Quixote which explores themes of social criticism, religious reflection, individualism, and idealism. Recounts the adventures of Don Quixote and his sidekick Sancho Panza in dramatic re-enactments filmed on location in Spain. Modern commentary by comedians and former New York governor Mario Cuomo, reveal why the work has remained popular and relevant for four hundred years
Le Morte d'Arthur the legend of the king( Visual )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the story of King Arthur and the knights of the Round Table, with the evidence of the history underlying the legend and a trip to the possible site of Camelot. Provides background, adaptations and other information on the story. Includes a discussion of the mythic human yearning for heroes and the world of chivalry, loyalty, and purity
The adventures of Huckleberry Finn( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The novel grapples with the theme of slavery, and this video about it also traces the roots of Mark Twain from Hannibal, Missouri, where the novel is set, to Hartford, Connecticut, where Twain also lived, to the Mississippi, the site of Huck and Jim's journey
The grapes of wrath by Donald, 1935- ; Green, Ricki Sutherland( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Susan Shillinglaw of the Center for Steinbeck Studies; authors Studs Terkel and Gerald Haslam; Steinbeck's son Thomas and third wife, Elaine; and others discuss the Dust Bowl era, the Oakies, and the enduring effect of Steinbeck's book. Program includes the music of Woodie Guthrie, photographs by Dorothea Lange, and clips from John Ford's 1940 film of the novel
Catch-22( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This program, filmed in 1995, brings together Joseph Heller, Art Buchwald, Bill Mauldin, Catch-22 director Mike Nichols, Alan "Yossarian" Arkin, members of Heller's own wartime bomber squadron, and others to unravel the novel's characters and the attitudes and institutions they represent"--Container
The Odyssey( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This DVD offers an introduction to one of the Western world's first action-adventure stories. Take a look at the Greek myths and The Odyssey's lessons of morality."--Container
Understanding volcanoes( Visual )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studies the forces that work to create a volcano, visits people whose lives center around real-life towering infernoes, and examines the history of volcano study. Has two segments with answer and resources statements at the end of each part
Understanding( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Join astronomers and astrophysicists as they probe light years beyond the Milky Way. This video employs graphic models and computer animation to illustrate some of the most complex cosmology theories of all time
Understanding the odds in life( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The statistics of probabilities are examined
Understanding( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explore the characteristics of the ocean's personality, from the volatile cross-currents to health issues, from endangered sea creatures to the reality of light on the ocean floor
Galileo's "Dialogue"( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of Galileo's Dialogue in which he asserted that the Earth was not the center of the universe. Galileo was jailed for heresy for contradicting the traditional teachings of the medieval Church. The video traces the background of the Dialogue, from the Copernican view that the sun is the center of the universe, to the trial of Galileo before the Holy Office. The profound conflicts between science and theology unfold in dramatic re-enactments
 
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