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Works: 942 works in 1,461 publications in 1 language and 94,559 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Internet videos  Documentary films  Nonfiction films 
Roles: prn, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, E
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Most widely held works by Switch International
One small step : an unauthorized tribute to Neil Armstrong( Visual )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neil Armstrong, the American astronaut, who has died aged 82, cemented a unique place in the history of mankind by becoming the first person to walk on the Moon; though his personal achievement was a product of the Cold War's bitter technological and political rivalry, the successful completion of his mission proved a transcendent moment that captured the imagination of the entire planet. One Small Step pays tribute to the man - a reluctant hero; the mission - seeming impossible; the moon - the unknown. 'That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.'
Memory( Visual )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What do you think determines how we make decisions-what we think, or what we feel? Our brain actually perceives and acts upon emotional stimuli. Emotions are a combination of cognitions, feelings, and actions, according to psychologists. So emotions are not just about what we feel but about how we process and respond to those feelings. Remember that even if our internal structures are virtually the same, we are all unique individuals!
Our Amazing Brain( Visual )

4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No matter how small the act-whether it's tying your shoe, or pressing a button, it's all orchestrated by a complex system of nerves and what we call "gray matter". While we think all our actions are random, these are actually a result of an intricate mental process. It is fun to discover how shapes, color, and perspective can change a lot about the way we see things or fail to see things, for that matter. One thing's for sure, we have one amazing brain!
Illusions of Touch( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rough, soft, smooth, cold, or warm. We encounter so many different textures and sensations on a daily basis. Our sense of touch is able to recognize a lot of things, even when we don't use our eyes. But how does touch connect to our brain? FMRI studies show, that touch has a wide impact on the brain. It influences our sensations, movements, and thought processes, as well as our ability to learn new movements
Muscle Memory( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Puppeteers use strings to control their movements. We, on the other hand, are manipulated by the brain. The brain is the center of the nervous system of almost all vertebrate and invertebrate animals. The brain is in charge of controlling all the organs in the body. It generates patterns of muscle activity and promotes secretion of chemicals called hormones. This central control is what enables a quick and coordinated response to changes in the environment
Visual Perception( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the moment you wake up, eat your breakfast, go through your day until you reach bedtime, you see millions of different images-different sizes, different colors. Why do we see what we do? And how sure are we that what we are seeing is actually true or is it affected by something else? You'll never know what is hiding behind or beneath the images that you see. It may be true that first impressions last, but remember, they aren't always right!
Altered Views( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

You've probably played a game of hide and seek at least once in your lifetime. Somebody closes their eyes; counts to ten, while the rest of the players go out and hide. Usually, they stay in places where they can remain unseen; it would be quite difficult for them to hide while in plain view, right? It is fun to learn that there are various ways to manipulate our views, and at times we can hardly believe our eyes. Who knew, all it may take are a few tricks to alter our perception!
Everyday Illusions( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unconscious inference, or unconscious conclusion, is part of a theory on visual perception that says that human vision is incomplete and details are inferred by the unconscious mind to create a complete picture. It's like our brains are adapting to the loss, and it is filling in the blanks, sort of like a 'connect the dots' game. The world has provided us with a lot of existing forms of magical illusions. Sometimes, we don't always notice them. Some of them, we probably see every day
The Brain Eye Process( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chocolate or vanilla? Push or pull? We make different decisions every day. Our genetic makeup is more or less the same, so how come we act differently from one another? What triggers our actions and reactions, our thoughts and emotions? How exactly does the mind work? Every day we encounter different objects, sights, colors, shapes, and images. Sometimes, things are not what they appear to be. Before you think it's magic-think again. Is it just your brain playing tricks on you? Never underestimate the power of the mind!
Mind Over Matter( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thanks to our brain, we have access to things that we have experienced in the past. It's like having our own personal photo and video album, which we can view and replay whenever we want. From the time we were born, we have been collecting several memories and learning various skills. Over time, all these new things we've absorbed make up who we are-even the dreams we experience when we sleep! The combination of all of these things creates our unique personalities, which, even if similar to others, can never be duplicated
Auditory Illusions( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If there are optical illusions that trick your eyes, there are also some auditory illusions that play with sound. Or rather, use sound to play with you! Can you imagine sound being able to affect how you feel? Some sounds will make you feel as if you are being moved-literally! The ranges of sound that surround us every day are infinite. Sometimes we are so used to hearing them, that nothing seems unusual. But by learning new ways to hear-and listen-we open up a new world and the results are incredible!
Fooling the Tongue and the Nose( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There are so many different tastes and flavors. Sweet, sour, salty. Our tongue can encounter so many different types of food, especially if we're adventurous. Taste cells in our mouth and throat form taste buds. These isolated taste buds are scattered on the surface of our palate and our throat. Our tongue and nose are very significant organs, allowing us to enjoy the many great things life has to offer. The truth is, it affects more than just our biological needs. It affects even our memories and emotions
Visual Deceptions( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Do you believe in ghosts, or do you think these supernatural beings are a figment of one's imagination? Psychologically speaking, are they just hallucinations? Whether or not these entities truly exist cannot exactly be proven. While most of these illusions are a result of how our brain and eyes respond to each other, we have also learned to create many tricks through science, technology, and art. It is fascinating to discover and relearn these old tricks, especially when they are given a modern twist. Who knew that the hi-tech visual illusions that impress us now where invented many years ago and who knows what else we will discover in the years to come
Moods, Inspiration, and the Mind( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Usually, you feel sad when you get into a fight with a friend, nervous before a big test or interview, and happy when you win at a contest or see a long-lost friend. In your mind, you might think you are in control of what you feel because you understand the causes of those feelings. But a lot more goes on inside your brain! As time passes, our brain gathers more information about who we are. The irony is, we often change as well, so the information about you changes too. You be sure though, that your subconscious brain keeps everything!
Think green( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Banana boat: The equipment on this ship can monitor the levels of greenhouse gas carbon dioxide across the ocean. Business report: A new report monitoring the environmental impact of businesses In Britain. Environmental security: A conference in London to discuss the role of the environment in sparking conflict, particularly in the developing world. Car show: We go to Paris's car show and look at some environmental vehicles. Scientific alliance: We look at the key aims of Britain's energy policy. Arctic pollution: According to WWF, man is eroding this perfect picture through chemicals and toxins. Modern building: Inside this college workshop, students can build an entire house. Canada Lake cooling: We look at providing a natural air-conditioning system for city office buildings
Think green( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Air pollution: We take a look at a bus that can refuel on waste cooking oil. Everest rubbish: Has Everest turned into the world's highest garbage dump? Fishing research: We take a look at a research ship that will ensure that present fish stocks can survive and grow in a strong environment. Canada climate change: Toronto has been built to withstand cold icy temperatures, not oppressive smog-laden heat. Snow leopards: Snow leopards are being driven to extinction by their illegal trade of their fur, bones and even living animals. Italy toxic waste: Illegal dumping may be the cause of the increase of child malformation and certain cancer types. GM crops: Is genetic modification the answer to feeding the world or damaging to the environment?
Think green( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Changing face of trees: A conference to discuss the effects of climate change on British trees. Grizzly bears: Grizzly bears to be removed from Endangered Species List. Cleaner transport: The theme of this conference - Cleaner transport, public and private. Death knell for oil: The future of the oil industry is uncertain, not because of supply, but demand. Iraqi marshes: We take a look at the marshlands of Southern Iraq. Recycling yoghurt pots: Recycling yoghurt pots and turning them into building material. Brazil penguins: Stranded and injured penguins found on the shores of Brazil. Sharks/turtles: Chinese NBA superstar pledges to stop eating shark fin soup. Heathers: Heather is being grown to benefit the rare silver studded blue butterfly. Seagrass atlas: A new global atlas has been launched highlighting their location. UK: Eco toilet - We look at a new way to flush our toilets - just add air. Argentina condors: These birds have been released and can be tracked by satellite for research. Farmers conference: A conference where farmers are being advised they need to adapt to compete with cheap food from abroad. Elephant collaring: Animal activists demand DNA testing on Thai elephants bound for Australia
Think green( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turning waste into something positive: British Cardiff university-based researchers are conducting experiments into generating compost from municipal waste. Norway Ice: European space agency's Envisat are making land measurements and tracking of natural phenomena. Living planet report: World Wide Fund (WWF) released a report warning that humans are threating fauna and flora on our planet with extinction. UK Ecoboard: A small group of surfers from UK's Cornwall have developed an environmentally-friendly surfboard. Worms: South Africa's exclusive Mount Nelson Hotel has developed its very Eco-friendly worm farm. Russia Bears: Russian village of Bubonita has started up the first bear-cub orphanage in efforts to repopulate Russian forests with bears. Garden seat that grows: Steven Ramsay from Bio-Beanch Designers has come up with the first garden bench that grows
Think green( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

UK Eco Car: Environmental friendly car 'Reva G-Wiz' is invented by US inventor Lonbell and can now be seen on UK roads. Drought: World Wide Fund (WWF) is blaming global warming for the drought that has reduced South America's Lguaza falls to a trickle. Eco-Village: Bedzed development in Sutton, South England has been praised for its innovative approach to delivery of stainable urban development. Climate Change: Researchers are blaming climate warming for the low rainfall and water levels at the famous lake Balaton. Friends of the Earth: Research from the environment pressure group Fiends of the Earth shows that allowing the earth's temperature to raise by two degrees will have severe reactions on this planet. Saving Seals: International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) has organised eco-tours to visit harp seals in the Russian White Sea to raise awareness of their plight.Tribal Island: Tribewanted.com seeks 5000 people to join their online community to oversee the sustainable development of a 200 Pacific islands
Think green( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Students climate change: Students from around the world have taken part in a conference on climate change. Gorilla naming: We look at this ceremony aimed at attracting more foreign tourists. Solar panels: Take a look at a British company selling solar panels of all shapes and sizes. Marine conservation Indonesia: A province in Indonesia working to restore years of damage. Greener housing: We look at the first large scale carbon neutral housing development in Britain. Japan motorshow: We take a look at one of the world's biggest auto shows. Electric Harley: Hoping to change the way people look at electric bikes. Superwood This company has combined sawdust with post industrial waste and made wood
 
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