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Windfall Films (Firm)

Works: 270 works in 506 publications in 1 language and 17,468 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Internet videos  Educational films  Science television programs  Television adaptations  Documentary films  History  Television mini-series  War television programs 
Roles: prn, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 535
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Windfall Films (Firm)
Making North America( Visual )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 680 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
Your Inner Fish by Neil Shubin( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 613 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 )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 518 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
Eclipse over America( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 497 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
Inside Einstein's mind( Visual )

2 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 467 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
D-Day 360( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 431 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 )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 377 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
Nova( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 316 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
Building Chernobyl's megatomb( Visual )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1986 a catastrophic blast, 400 times more potent than the Hiroshima bomb, blew the lid off Chernobyl's Reactor No. Four, igniting fires that burned for days and sending a radioactive cloud across Europe. Ill-equipped workers heroically sealed the smoldering reactor in a concrete sarcophagus, but the hastily constructed shelter was only built to last 30 years. Now, 30 countries have come together to pay for a 25,000-ton steel shelter which will entomb the radiation and last for a century
The Tower without ends( Visual )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 307 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
The human body collection( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 305 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
Bright lights, big city by James Bridges( Visual )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 305 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?
A Big Stink : City Sewer Systems( Visual )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 305 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
Going underground( Visual )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history and development of subways and explores the role of the subway today, peeling back the pavement to reveal the metal trains which play such an integral role in the transportation network of the city
Lights, lines, and heavy fines( Visual )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 301 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
Fireworks( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 295 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."
Brushstrokes by Roy Lichtenstein( Visual )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John Virtue ... discusses how he expresses himself artistically through creative brushstrokes rather than through realistic imagery"--Container
Great white shark( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 290 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
Light by inc Educational Activities( Visual )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 287 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 276 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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