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Windfall Films (Firm)

Overview
Works: 280 works in 538 publications in 1 language and 19,443 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  Internet videos  Nonfiction television programs  Science television programs  Educational films  Documentary films  Television adaptations  History  Television mini-series  War television programs 
Roles: prn, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, E
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Most widely held works by Windfall Films (Firm)
Making North America( Visual )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 625 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 602 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
Eclipse over America( Visual )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 506 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 504 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
Absolute zero( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Air-conditioning, refrigeration, and superconductivity are just some of the ways technology has put cold to use. But what is cold, how do you achieve it, and how cold can it get? NOVA explores these and other facets of the frigid in two one-hour programs. The two-part special follows the quest for cold from the unlikely father of air-conditioning, the court magician of King James I of England in the 17th century, to today's scientists pioneering superfast computing in the quantum chill near absolute zero--the ultimate extreme of cold at minus 273.15 C (minus 460 F)
D-Day 360( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 430 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 373 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
Building Chernobyl's megatomb( Visual )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 358 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
Nova( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 350 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
A Big Stink : City Sewer Systems( Visual )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 323 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
The Tower without ends( Visual )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 321 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
Going underground( Visual )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 321 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
Bright lights, big city by James Bridges( Visual )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 317 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?
Lights, lines, and heavy fines( Visual )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 315 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
Brushstrokes by Roy Lichtenstein( Visual )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John Virtue ... discusses how he expresses himself artistically through creative brushstrokes rather than through realistic imagery"--Container
The human body collection( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 299 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
Light by inc Educational Activities( Visual )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How to capture light is a major preoccupation for artists, and each has a different way of accomplishing the task"--Container
Fireworks( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 278 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."
Great white shark( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 270 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
DNA( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 269 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
 
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