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Windfall Films (Firm)

Overview
Works: 233 works in 441 publications in 1 language and 15,379 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Documentary television programs  Internet videos  Nonfiction television programs  Science television programs  History  Documentary films  Television adaptations  Military history  Children's films 
Roles: prn, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 611
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Most widely held works by Windfall Films (Firm)
Your Inner Fish( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the many ways that our animal ancestors shaped our anatomical destiny. Using both the fossil record and DNA evidence, traces various parts of the human body's structure to creatures that lived long, long, ago
Absolute zero( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the history of low-temperature research and the quest for ever-lower notches on the thermometer. The conquest of cold opens with experiments in the 1600s that asked what heat and cold are and whether they are different aspects of the same phenomenon. Shows how the experiments that settled those questions helped stoke the Industrial Revolution. The race for absolute zero dramatizes the rivalry between Scottish researcher James Dewar and Dutch physicist Heike Onnes, who plunged cold science to the forbidding realm at which oxygen and then hydrogen turn into liquids. Shows how the quest continues today as scientists pioneer super-fast computing near absolute zero--the ultimate chill of -459.67° F, where atoms slow to a virtual standstill
Making North America( Visual )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the natural forces that formed the continent of North America. Recounts ways in which the continent's unique geology affected indigenous biology, human evolution, and civilizaton
D-Day 360( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Takes D-Day back to its raw data to reveal how the odds of victory, in the greatest gamble of World War II, swung on what happened over a five-hour period on a five mile stretch of French coastline. Data gathered though forensic laser scanning, 3D computer modeling, and eye-witness accounts bring the battlefield to life as never before
Great escape by Michael Davies( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The feature film The great escape was based on this true event. Over six hundred Allied prisoners dug three highly sophisticated tunnels in a plan to escape from Stalag Luft III. On the night of March 24, 1944 two hundred prisoners began their escape. The German guards spotted the seventy-seventh man coming out of the tunnel, but seventy-six prisoners made their escape
Inside Einstein's mind( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retrace Einstein's thought experiments as NOVA reveals the simple but powerful ideas that reshaped our understanding of gravity, illuminating the theory of general relativity, and Einstein's brilliance, as never before
Fireworks( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the history, science, and business of fireworks. Covers the origin of fireworks in China and their further development in England and Italy. Visits the "fireworks capital of the U.S.", New Castle, Pennsylvania, home of the Zambellis, the self-proclaimed "first family of fireworks."
The human body collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Like an owner's manual for the body, it reveals the fascinating intricacies and complicated systems that make up the amazing human body
Great white shark( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Veterinary scientist Mark Evans and comparative anatomist Joy Reidenberg travel to South Africa's KwaZulu Natal Coast, where the body of a giant white shark weighing in at over 2,000 pounds and measuring almost 15 feet has been pulled up. It presents an international team of experts with a rare opportunity to explore this hunter's anatomy to find out how it has evolved into the oceans most feared predator
Going underground( Visual )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A railway through the underworld? The idea required a leap of technology as well as a leap of faith for its riders when first introduced. This program traces the history and development of subways, using unique techniques to bring old drawings and photographs to life, to dramatize the building of the first subways. The program explores the role of the subway today, peeling back the pavement to reveal the rattling metal trains which play such an integral role in the transportation network of the city
The Tower without ends( Visual )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses a proposed skyscraper for Paris, La Tour San Fins, that will challenge the laws of nature, transparent and thin as a pencil. Recreates scenes from the history of skyscrapers, showing examples of pioneer buildings and technological advances
A Big Stink : City Sewer Systems( Visual )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Using London as an example, the program looks at the history of the city and its sewage, and the development and effect on cities of indoor bathrooms and toilets and the sewers built to cope with them"--Container
DNA( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This programs tells the story of how researchers have developed radically new ways to treat cancer by tracing it back to its origins: its DNA. The program focuses on two pioneering efforts: the race between Dr. Mary Claire King and Dr. Mark Skolnick, founder of Myriad Genetics to isolate the gene linked to breast cancer, and Dr. Brian Druker's work that eventually led to an anti-cancer drug which cures Chronic Myeloid Leukemia. Also looks at the work of David Botstein in discovering gene markers and Per Lonning, Botstein and partner Pat Brown who developed a micro-array technique to reveal differences between seemingly identical cancers
Bright lights, big city by James Bridges( Visual )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program explains the surprisingly strong effect that street lighting has on our cities. In addition to being a powerful tool to prevent crime, more and better lighting has improved the sense of well-being and added new dimensions to the business and social activities of the city. But as a whole new world was created from lighting the darkness, the problem has turned from quality of light to the quantity. What are the consequences of too much light in our cities? Once we found our way by the stars. Does it matter that we can't see them anymore?
Lord of the ants( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles soft-spoken Southerner E.O. Wilson, a naturalist renowned for his scientific study of ants that led to his 1975 book Sociobiology : the new synthesis, where he put forth the notion that evolutionary principles could explain social behavior throughout the animal kingdom, including in humans. Shows the evolution of sociobiology from a controversial new discipline to one supported by experimental science that has shown that genes do play a role in aspects of human behavior. Examines Wilson's work as a writer and winner of two Pulitzer Prizes, as well as his efforts for conservation around the world
Lights, lines, and heavy fines( Visual )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the origin of traffic signals, the American grid street plan, and traffic management in London. Visits Scotland Yard's Traffic Control Center and follows a London cabby around town and back in time to contrast traffic and planning in Victorian London with today's city
Sex in the wild( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A four part series that explores the reproductive behaviors of the animal kingdom. Focusing on four species, elephant, dolphin, kangaroo and orangutan, the series takes an in-depth look at how these animals find, fight for, and woo the opposite sex. It also explores how they mate, give birth, and raise their young in extreme environments
Operation maneater( Visual )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Veterinarian Mark Evans uses technology to tackle three of nature's deadliest giants: the Nile crocodile, the polar bear, and the great white shark. When these animals attack humans, both sides lose out. Mark Evans is on a personal mission to find ways to break the circle of violence. Follow him as he tries out high-tech solutions to the most hostile wildlife conflicts on Earth
Brushstrokes by Roy Lichtenstein( Visual )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John Virtue ... discusses how he expresses himself artistically through creative brushstrokes rather than through realistic imagery"--Container
Light by inc Educational Activities( Visual )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How to capture light is a major preoccupation for artists, and each has a different way of accomplishing the task. Although John Greenwood paints still lifes of imaginary objects, he is nevertheless determined to paint them as though they were sitting in natural light. On a fishing boat, Len Tabner tackles the challenge of adapting to changing light. How artists such as Masaccio, Turner, and Monet used light in their work is discussed
 
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