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Windfall Films (Firm)

Works: 249 works in 489 publications in 1 language and 16,873 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Science television programs  Educational films  Internet videos  History  Television adaptations  Documentary films  Nature television programs  Television mini-series 
Roles: prn, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 611
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Windfall Films (Firm)
Your Inner Fish( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 697 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
Making North America( Visual )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 640 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 civilization
Absolute zero( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 522 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
Inside Einstein's mind( Visual )

2 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 452 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
Eclipse over America( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Join scientists and citizens alike as they observe the first total solar eclipse to traverse the US mainland in more than a generation. Discover the storied history of eclipse science and follow current, cutting-edge research into the solar corona
D-Day 360( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 429 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( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 383 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
The human body collection( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 309 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
Fireworks( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 302 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."
A Big Stink : City Sewer Systems( Visual )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Odorless, hygienic, and sanitized-although that's how most of the western world's city sewer systems would be described today, it wasn't always so. Using London as an example, this 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. Once considered a wonder cure which made cities cleaner and healthier, the convenience of the modern toilet may yet prove dangerous
Going underground( Visual )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 299 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 )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A glittering new tower will soon be scraping the skies over Paris. Transparent and thin as a pencil, it will challenge the laws of nature. But will it snap in a storm or collapse like a house of cards? Our host for this program is Tony Fitzpatrick, a dynamic engineer who has built some of the world's most flamboyant skyscrapers. In addition to examining this new tower in Paris, the program traces the dizzying history of skyscrapers and our quest to build to the heavens as we struggle to defy wind and gravity
Bright lights, big city by James Bridges( Visual )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 297 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?
Great white shark( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 295 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
Lights, lines, and heavy fines( Visual )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every day our cities are swamped with a logjam of cars, trucks, and buses. Behind this chaos, though, lies a master plan which struggles to keep the modern city on the move. This program explores the age-old battle between the city and its traffic as we follow a colorful London cabby on his journeys throughout the city. The program explains the origin of traffic signals, examines the American grid plan, speaks to the man responsible for all traffic management in London, visits Scotland Yard's Traffic Control Center, and follows the London cabby back in time to contrast traffic and planning in Victorian London with today's city
DNA( Visual )

8 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
Sex in the wild( Visual )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 282 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
Brushstrokes by Roy Lichtenstein( Visual )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Virtue is painting an impressionist landscape on an enormous canvas laid out in a field. While he paints, he discusses how he expresses himself artistically through creative brushstrokes rather than through realistic imagery. Through Virtue we learn how the elevated social status of artists in general, and physical changes in the composition of paints, have allowed for more artistic experimentation with a wider variety of mediums and techniques. Individualists such as Titian, Constable, Van Gogh, and Pollock are discussed
Light by inc Educational Activities( Visual )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 279 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
Lord of the ants( Visual )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 278 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
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