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WGBH Video (Firm)

Overview
Works: 2,205 works in 4,037 publications in 1 language and 206,923 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  Drama  Television adaptations  Television programs  History  Biographies  Biographical television programs  Television mini-series  Melodrama  Made-for-TV movies 
Roles: prn, fds, Distributor, Producer, Publisher
Classifications: PN1992.77, 791.4572
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Most widely held works by WGBH Video (Firm)
The elegant universe( Visual )

7 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This DVD features the physicist Brian Greene, who discusses the historical quest for a grand unified theory in physics which will reconcile quantum physics and general relativity. He then considers the possibility that superstring theory may bring an end to that search
Einstein's big idea( Visual )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatizes how Einstein arrived at his 1905 discovery that the realms of matter and energy are linked. Reveals the roots of this breakthrough in the human stories of scientists Michael Farady, Antoine Lavoisier and Lise Maitner, whose innovative thinking across four centures helped lead to E=mc², and ultimately unleashed the power of the atom
Jane Eyre by Ruth Wilson( Visual )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Friendless, orphaned Jane Eyre takes a job as governess to a lively French girl. In time, she finds herself in love with the child's guardian. When she saves him from a fire, she finds that there are many secrets to learn ... secrets that could destroy her happiness
Dying to be thin by Larkin McPhee( Visual )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 1,382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the eating disorders anorexia nervosa and bulimia, current treatments, and the American obsession with thin women. Interviews health experts and models, ballet dancers, and other young women who are seeking recovery or have conquered their disease
Northanger Abbey by Jon Jones( Visual )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 1,253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catherine Morland has an ordinary life and a feverish imagination. When she gets invited to Bath, Catherine is immersed in a world of elaborate balls and handsome men. When one suitor takes her to his family estate, Northanger Abbey, Catherine becomes mired in a world of fact and fantasy. Is there a dark mystery behind the locked doors of Northanger Abbey? Why has her budding romance suddenly been cut short?
Vietnam : a television history( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1,222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a multi-part series on the Vietnam conflict, covering the history of Indochina, the French wars, and United States involvement, using actual film footage from news and government archives
The scarlet letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne( Visual )

5 editions published between 1979 and 2003 in English and held by 1,209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic tale of sin and salvation in 17th century Puritan New England
The miracle of life by Lennart Nilson( Visual )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 1,100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows the actual conception and development of a baby. Looks inside the male and female reproductive organs to show the formation of sperm and the passage of a fertilized egg through the fallopian tube. Uses a microscope to observe DNA, chromosomes, and other minute body details building up to the moment of birth
Cracking the code of life( Visual )

12 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 1,061 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary examines the complex race to decode the human genome. Examines the work of, and contains interviews with: Francis Collins, director of the National Center for Human Genome Research; J. Craig Venter, head of its rival, the private Celera Genomics; and the Whitehead Institute's Eric Lander, one of the leaders of the Human Genome Project
Mansfield Park by Iain B Macdonald( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In one of Jane Austen's most complex plots, Fanny Price goes to live with prosperous relatives at Mansfield Park. Fanny navigates a labyrinth of intriques and affairs among the occupants of the house, while her cousin Edmund Bertram remains her stalwart confidant.--Container
Galileo's battle for the heavens( Visual )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 1,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatization of Galileo Galilei's life, including his scientific achievements and his defense of his controversial theory that the earth revolves around the sun. Also includes how letters from his illegitimate daughter, Maria Celeste, a cloistered nun, have shed new light on Galileo's discoveries and his trial for heresy
King Lear by William Shakespeare( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 1,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film version of the Royal National Theatre production of King Lear, William Shakespeare's play about a foolish king who divides his realm between two ungrateful daughters
Saved by the sun( Visual )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 1,015 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"NOVA presents a provocative mix of scientists, economists, and ordinary citizens who are all pushing the envelope of solar power's untapped potential"--Container
Rachel Carson's Silent spring( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 991 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Witness the life of passionate biologist and environmentalist, Rachel Carson, and how she exposed the effects of the unregulated use of pesticides and herbicides by the federal government, and sparked a revolution in environmental policy
Origins : fourteen billion years of cosmic evolution( Visual )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who would have predicted that a hot spot left over from the Big Bang would eventually lead to our galaxy, the solar system, the Earth, - and to us? Origins explores how the universe and our planet began amid chaos and eventually gave birth to the first stirrings of life. Join cutting-edge scientists on a voyage deep into the Earth to find analogs to the earliest life on our planet, and travel a million miles from Earth with a space probe designed to capture the earliest observable "snapshot" of the Big Bang. Then watch as astronomers test an ingenious new way to detect distant planets that may harbor life, and discover that every atom in our bodies, and practically every bit of matter in the Earth, was made in the heart of stars. Hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History, Origins presents startling new findings that attempt to explain just how Earth, life, and the universe all began. - Container
The railway children by E Nesbit( Visual )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 953 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mother and her three Edwardian children move to a country house in Yorkshire after the mysterious disappearance of their father. The children become fascinated by a nearby train and their kindness helps them befriend an older gentleman who may be able to solve the mystery of their missing father
Einstein revealed( Visual )

12 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journey into the mind of a genius-- and, with the help of some whimsical computer animation, visualize experiments only Einstein could imagine
David Copperfield by Simon Curtis( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most autobiographical of Dickens' works, David Copperfield often echoes the writer's own life. It tells a moving story of David's journey from birth to maturity, a journey which inextricably links his life with some of Dickens' most colorful and extraordinary families
Surviving the Dust Bowl by Liev. ; (Narrator) Schreiber( Visual )

5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 917 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the story of the people who, during the Dust Bowl, clung to their homes and way of life -- enduring drought, dust, and disease for nearly a decade
Why the towers fell by Larry Klein( Visual )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines how and why the World Trade Center towers collapsed on September 11, 2001, with forensic and structural engineers discussing the structure, design and engineering of the buildings. Includes interviews with survivors and rescue personnel who recount the buildings' last moments
 
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