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Your Inner Fish( Visual )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 735 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 516 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
D-Day 360( Visual )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 437 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
Making North America( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 410 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
Great escape( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 392 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 331 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 325 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 304 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
Operation maneater( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 295 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
DNA( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five part television series that explores the discovery of DNA, the pioneer efforts of genetic engineering, the foundations of the Human Genome Project, genetic links for some types of cancer and the controversial future potential of DNA in improving humankind. These programs use interviews with renowned scientists and animations and reconstructions of key experiments to reveal the molecular basis of life in a way never seen before
Lord of the ants( Visual )

2 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
Sex in the wild( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 270 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
Pirates! : scourge of the seven seas( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Get ready to set sail with pirates Sir Francis Drake, Captain Kidd, and Blackbeard, some of the most treacherous and cunning characters who ever set sail, and who are, in reality, more colorful than their legends suggest. Includes 3 episodes, and bonus episode, Treasure Hunters
Giant squid( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most wildlife documentaries focus on animal behavior, but Inside Nature's Giants goes inside the largest animals on the planet to explore their anatomy, reveal their intricate inner workings and uncover their evolutionary secrets. In this episode, veterinary scientist Mark Evans and comparative anatomist Joy Reidenberg fly to New Zealand to join a team of experts dissecting a rare specimen of giant squid and a bizarre octopus that inhabits the ocean's 'midnight zone' over half a mile deep. From the moment they set eyes on these cephalopod cousins and their alien anatomy, the team is fascinated. Once thought to be the stuff of legend, it was only in the late 19th century that the Giant Squid--the largest invertebrate in the world--was first officially recorded by scientists. Now, thanks to the dissection, the team can piece together the puzzle of how Giant Squid hunt, how they jet through the water, how their quick-fire beak pulverizes food, why it has such enormous eyes, and the brutal truth about Giant Squid reproduction
Inside nature's giants( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Goes inside the largest animals on the planet to explore their anatomy, reveal their intricate inner workings and uncover their evolutionary secrets. In this episode, veterinary scientist Mark Evans and comparative anatomist Joy Reidenberg dissect a lion and tiger. On the outside, the animals look very different; but once their skins are removed, even the experts find it hard to distinguish the two
Nova( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early days of World War I, Germany, determined to bring its British enemies to their knees, launched a new kind of terror campaign: bombing civilians from the sky. The aircraft delivering the lethal payloads weren't planes, they were Zeppelins, enormous airships, some the length of two football fields. With a team of engineers, explosives experts, and historians, NOVA investigates the secrets behind these deadly war machines
Sunken ship rescue( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nova follows the epic operation to secure, raise, and salvage the Costa Concordia cruise ship, which ran aground and tragically capsized off the coast of Italy on January 13th 2012, killing 32 people. Joining a team of more than 500 divers and engineers working around the clock, they will attempt the biggest ship recovery project in history
Sperm whale( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Most wildlife documentaries focus on animal behavior, but Inside Nature's Giants goes inside the largest animals on the planet to explore their anatomy, reveal their intricate inner workings and uncover their evolutionary secrets. In this episode, veterinary scientist Mark Evans and comparative anatomist Joy Reidenberg battle through the night against a rising tide to explore the mysteries of the largest predator on Earth--the Sperm Whale. Despite their enormous size, we know very little about Sperm Whales because their lives are normally hidden deep beneath the waves. Can this award-winning team successfully dissect the answer to how these whales can survive hour-long dives of over a thousand meters with just one gulp of air, in conditions that would freeze our blood and crush our bones?"--Container
Lost ships of Rome( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2009, a team of marine archaeologists carrying out a sonar survey of the seabed around the remote Italian island of Ventotene made an astonishing discovery. The wrecks of five ancient Roman ships were found in pristine condition, each one fully laden with exotic goods. Remarkably, much of the cargo remained exactly as the ancient Roman crews had loaded it, suggesting that these ships had not capsized but had gone to the bottom of the sea intact and upright
 
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