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Ephemeral Films

Ephemeral films are non-fiction films usually made for educational, industrial, or promotional purposes. The two classic ephemeral film collections found on the Archive are the Prelinger Archives and AV Geeks.



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Educational Films
by Barnes, John; Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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One in a series of twelve films in which the great French mime Marcel Marceau performs some works from his repertoire. In his introduction Marceau calls mime the essence of life and suggests that it can reach the soul through silence. In this pantomime he expresses life from the womb to the grave in a few minutes and illustrates one of the art's most notable characteristics - its ability to condense time and to create through time the pulse of humanity
Educational Films
by Barnes, John; Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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One in a series of twelve films in which the great French mime Marcel Marceau performs some works from his repertoire. In his introduction he describes this pantomime as having a theme that goes beyond time, an allegory showing a man trying to escape an enclosure of invisible walls. He also suggests that it stands for our freedom of choice, stating that for the limited span of our life on earth, we must struggle for the enlightenment of humanity and search for a way out of the cage
Educational Films
by Bjork, David K; Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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David K. Bjork
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Topics: Vikings, Northmen, Viking ships
Educational Films
by Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870; Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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Film dramatizes one of the best-known incidents in English literature - the Christmas visit of Mr. Pickwick and his friends to Dingley Dell Farm. In the large parlor, everyone responds to the cordial atmosphere and joyous capers of Mr. Pickwick. From the Pickwick papers Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Dramatizes incidents from Charles Dickens' novel 'THE PICKWICK PAPERS,' recounting the cross - country winter coach trip of Mr....
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Christmas stories, Winter Christmas, Christmas, Winter
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A/V Geeks
by Donald T Kincaid; Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation.
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Good and bad playground spirits are presented to show social problems and safety hazards that exist in recreational areas. Stresses the importance of safety, consideration of others, and the right to privacy.
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Topics: Playgrounds -- Safety measures, Accidents -- Prevention, Safety education.
Educational Films
by Dostoyevsky, Fyodor, 1821-1881. Krokodil; Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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Collaborator, Clifton Fadiman
Topic: Dostoyevsky, Fyodor, 1821-1881
Educational Films
by Eames, Charles; Eames, Ray; Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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With teacher's guide
Topics: Computers, Computer programming
Educational Films
by Eames, Ray; Eames, Charles; Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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Made under the sponsorship of Westinghouse Electric Corp Released in 1969 under the title Photography and the city
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Cities and towns, Photography
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Educational Films
by Education Development Center; Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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Made for the National Committee for Fluid Mechanics Films
Topic: Turbulence
Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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James Hogle
Topics: Virus diseases., Viruses., Viral vaccines., Biology.
Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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With teacher's guide
Topics: Bible, Bible as literature, Study skills
Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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Title from data sheet
Topics: Fables, Children's films, Folklore
Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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Second edition Collaborator, F.A. Urquhart Traces the life cycle of the monarch butterfly from egg, through larva and chrysalis to imago. Show in detail its form and coloring and describes its migration pattern
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Topic: Monarch butterfly
Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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Reviews the causes of the Texas settlers' revolt which led to independence for Texas; ties the annexation of Texas to issues of slavery and territorial expansion. Points out that the U.S. paid the price of ill will in Latin America and political crises at home by winning the war with Mexico
Topics: Mexico., U.S. History
Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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The Theatre: One of the Humanities Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film A comprehensive report of astronomical theories, research, and discoveries. Visits thirty astronomers at their observatories throughout the world as they discuss pulsars, infra-red galaxies, red giants, white dwarfs, cosmic rays, and redshift. Includes a motion picture view of a quasar.
Topic: Theater
Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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STUDY GUIDE AVAILABLE HERE (LINK) Just as a microscope might symbolize science in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the cathoderay oscilloscope could well become a symbol of science in our time. This versatile instrument is proving to be an indispensable tool for measurement, display, and analysis in all branches of science and technology.  The film introduces the oscilloscope by demonstrating how early experiments led to the development of the cathode-ray tube, the heart of the...
Topic: Electricity and Electronics.
Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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With teacher's guide
Topic: Keats, John, 1795-1821
Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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Produced in cooperation with the American Geological Institute With teacher's guide Summary Establishes a parallel between the constant flux of the atmosphere and hydrosphere and the deformation and movement of the lithosphere. Examines evidence that underground rock can simultaneously break and flow under high pressure and temperature.
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Geodynamics, Earth sciences, Geology
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Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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Collaborator, James Shenton
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Topics: Big business, Poor, Social conditions
Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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Based on Shirley Jackson's most famous short story, this film shows the people in a typical small American town involved in an event that will provoke serious questions about violence and tradition is society
Topics: Social ethics., American Literature., Short Stories.
Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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CLICK HERE TO SEE THE STUDY GUIDE FOR THIS FILM Introduces the flora and fauna of the Galapagos Islands. Explains the significance of these islands as the place where Darwin was supplied with his strongest clues to evolution. Shows the importance of protecting the Galapagos from the interference of man
Topics: Natural history, Evolution
Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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Title from data sheet
Topic: Endocrine glands
Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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Points out the tensions and conflicts of the middle ages, and shows how the architecture of the cathedrals reflects the uneasy balance of opposing forces with their soaring columns, arches and flying buttresses. Explains how this left a permanent mark on Western civilization. Concentrates on the training, discipline, and ingenuity of the mime artist through events in Tony Montanaro's life off and on the stage. Photographed during a class in his studio, on the road to a performance, and prior to...
Topics: Architecture, Medieval, Civilization, Medieval
Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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Magnetic sound track
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Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Mexican Americans
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Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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Narrator, Don Adams
Topic: Clowns
Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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Chief scientific adviser, Ralph Buchsbaum; collaborator, T. C. Schneirla Documents the complex organization and social behavior of two species of army ants and shows how a naturalist works Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Army ants, Ants
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Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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With teacher's guide
Topic: Television broadcasting of news
Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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Collaborators, Alfonso Ortiz, Stephen S. Jones, Hazel John, Frank Collison, Barbara Bravo, Mary Lou Byler
Topic: Indians of North America
Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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Also issued in b&w
Topics: Reproduction., Plants, Seeds.
Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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Explains the need for conservation of wildlife in order to preserve the ecological balance of nature. Describes the endangered status of many species today, what has been done to control impending extinction in the past, and what can be done in the future through refuges Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film
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Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Wildlife conservation, Rare animals, Wildlife refuges
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Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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George Bernard Shaw, played by Donald Moffatt, analyzes Shakespeare's characterization of Julius Caesar and compares it with his own treatment. In Shaw's words, Caesar "has been praised and damned, lauded as the creator of a great political system, and decried as the destroyer of liberty and human dignity." Shaw claims the character of Caesar was beyond Shakespeare, but admits Shakespeare is still "king of the dramatists." From the EBE Humanities series
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Topics: Caesar, Julius, Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950
Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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Uses scenes from Shakespeare's Julius Caesar and George Bernard Shaw's Caesar and Cleopatra to depict the tremendous spectacle of ancient Rome. Filmed in Rome and London. A study of a nine-year-old girl at a time when she feels left out of life because her family has moved to a new neighborhood where everything is different and uncertain.
Topics: Latin., Ancient., Italy., Theatre.
Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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With teacher's guide
Topic: Zebras
Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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Producer, John Barnes; director, Robert Q. Lovett Recounts the case of Feiner vs. the people of New York to examine the meaning of the basic rights of freedom as defined in the Bill of rights. Points out that the Feiner case raises fundamental questions concerning the persistent issues of freedom versus security, liberty versus law, rights versus responsibility, and liberty versus license
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Freedom of speech
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Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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Shows the tallest animal, the giraffe, at home in Tanzania. Close-ups examine its unusual shape, size, and markings. Independent family units feed without fear near lions and fellow simple daily patterns for foraging, carrying tick birds, and drinking. From the Silent Safari series
Topic: Giraffe
Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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Title from data sheet
Topics: Fables, Foxes, Children's films, Animated films, Folklore
Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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Collaborator, Ralph Buchsbaum
Topic: Arthropoda
Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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Producer, Peter Chermayeff
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Topics: Lion, Animal behavior
Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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Intended audience: Intermediate through senior high school Examines the motives and influences of Spanish explorers in the New World. Describes the exploitation and cruel treatment of aboriginal Inca and Aztec Indian civilizations by the conquistadors. Reviews discoveries by Columbus, Magellan, Vespucci, Balboa, Cortez, and Pizarro
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Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Latin America, United States of America (USA), Discovery and...
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Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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In English. From the series Je parle français, nouv. ed
Topic: Manners and customs
Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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Traces the aging process of lakes, showing how man's interference with the environment causes critical changes in the natural ecology. Describes efforts to preserve and restore damaged lakes. Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Nature, Eutrophication, Lakes
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Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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Shows the structure and functions of the human ear, and demonstrates how the ear transmits sound waves to the brain. Describes how hearing aids and surgery may improve the hearing of some people.
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Hearing, Ear, Photography
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Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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Basic life functions of the water flea, a major fresh-water food organism, are shown by close-up photography and microscopic views. George I. Schwartz.
Topic: Daphnia. [from old catalog]
Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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Demonstrates basic methods for isolating one element from other elements. Experiments include: the reaction of sodium peroxide and water, catalytic decomposition of hydrogen peroxide, catalytic decomposition of potassium chlorate, decomposition of mercuric oxide, distillation of liquid air (an example of physical rather than chemical preparation), condensation from air, and electrolysis of water. Includes various ways to collect and test for oxygen. From the Yale Chemistry series Summary...
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Oxygen, Chemistry, Catalysis, History, Laboratory techniques, Chemical...
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Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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CLICK HERE FOR STUDY GUIDE Demonstrates how electrical stimuli can activate muscle contraction, and points out that all muscle contractions are initiated by nerve impulses.
Topics: Muscle contraction, Electrophysiology
Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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Revised version of the motion picture issued under title: Our solar family
Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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With teacher's guide
Topics: Bible, Bible as literature, Study skills
Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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Title from data sheet
Topics: Television broadcasting, Television
Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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With teacher's guide
Topic: Indians of North America
Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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Producer Robert Slote; collaborator, Andrzej Kaminski
Topics: Reformation, Europe
Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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With teacher's guide
Topic: Salt marsh ecology
Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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Author, Cyril Ponnamperuma Discusses four theories which explain the origin of life Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Life -- Origin
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Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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Title from data sheet
Topic: Dolphins
Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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Collaborator, Ralph Buchsbaum
Topic: Arthropoda
Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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Meaning in Modern Painting, Part I (1967) Tells the story of the 369th infantry regiment in World War I. Explains that it was composed of Blacks, who brought American jazz to Paris and Europe.
Topics: Art, Abstract, Painting, Modern, Modernism (Art)
Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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Collaborator, Georges R. Maréchal Describes the internal structure of muscles, showing that actin and myosin are the contractile elements of muscle. Uses a model to explain muscle contraction
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Muscle contraction
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Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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Title from data sheet
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Topics: Mineralogy, Rocks
Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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With teacher's guide
Topics: Power resources, Technology and civilization
Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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Title from data sheet
Topic: Flood forecasting
Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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With teacher's guide Documents amounts and types of solid wastes, shows disposal methods, both legal and illegal, and describes the sophisticated methods for the disposal of plastics and synthetics
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Refuse and refuse disposal
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Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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With teacher's guide
Topics: Cactus, Prickly pears, Prickly pear
Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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Also issued in b&w
Topic: Civilization
Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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With teacher's guide Producer, Charles Finance Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Illustrates the practical applications of diffusion and osmosis.
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Osmosis, Diffusion, Cells, Chemistry, Cellular biology, Biochemistry,...
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Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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Producer, Bert Van Bork
Topics: Biological rhythms, Chronobiology
Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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Journeys to the place where totem poles began and where today that special art endures, passed on from generation to generation. Blends actual Indian music with authentic carved masks and totem figures to present the Legend of the magic knives Intermediate/Elementary through senior high S.mmary Portrays an ancient Indian legend in the setting of a totem village in the Pacific Northwest. Deals with an old chief who realizes that the carvings of an apprentice are superior to his and decides to...
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Indian wood-carving, Indians of North America, Folklore
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Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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Collaborator, Louis Starr
Topic: Newspapers
Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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Title from data sheet
Topics: Biology., Life On Other Planets., Life
Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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Title from data sheet
Topics: Respiration, Respiratory system
Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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Second edition issued in 1959 under title, Fundamentals of the nervous system. First edition issued in 1937 under title, The nervous system
Topic: Nervous system
Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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Prepared in collaboration with Bertrand J. Shapiro
Topic: Respiration
Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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Chronicles the history of England from the Norman invasion in 1066 to the crowning of King John in 1199. Looks at the system of feudalism that set the scene for the barons' revolt and the writing of the Magna Carta Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film
Topics: 16mm Film, Series: The Magna Carta, Educational Film, Constitutional history, Constitutional...
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Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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"An E.B.E. sound film no. 741."
Topics: Light, Wave theory of light
Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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With teacher's guide
Topics: African Americans, Costume
Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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Describes the present and the future of industry and commerce in France. Evaluates the importance of the craftsman, as well as the technician in modern France.
Topics: Industries -- France, France -- Commerce, Commerce
Educational Films
by Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corporation
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Traces the development of the wasp from egg to larva to pupa to adult. Photomicrography illustrates change in body organization that takes place within the cocoon. M.M. Lawler
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Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Wasps, Insects
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