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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 ABC Video Enterprises; MTI Teleprograms Inc
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Title from data sheet
Topics: Groundwater, Environmental health, Eau souterraine, Hygiène du milieu
Educational Films
by Alda, Alan, 1936-; Thomas, Marlo; Ms. Foundation for Education and Communication; MTI Teleprograms Inc
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favorite 169

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Title from data sheet
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Topic: Women
Educational Films
by Allen, Woody, 1935-; Mantell, Harold
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Producer-director, Harold Mantell
Topics: Allen, Woody, 1935-, Motion pictures, Comedy
Educational Films
by Alvarado, Trini; Merlin, Joanna; Colon, Miriam; Highgate Pictures (Firm); Learning Corporation of America
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Title from data sheet
Topics: Vocational guidance, Choice (Psychology), Choice
Educational Films
by American Broadcasting Company; Macmillan Films
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Producer and writer, Marlene Sanders; director, Victoria Hochberg; narrator, Stephen Geer
Topics: Death, Terminal care, Death, Terminal care
Educational Films
by American Broadcasting Company; Macmillan Films
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Abridged version (37 min.) also issued
Topic: Jews
Educational Films
by American Broadcasting Company; Macmillan Films
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Producer and writer, Marlene Sanders; director, Victoria Hochberg; narrator, Stephen Geer
Topics: Death, Terminal care, Death, Terminal care
Educational Films
by American Broadcasting Company; McGraw-Hill Book Company
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With teacher's guide
Topic: Public welfare
Educational Films
by American Broadcasting Company; McGraw-Hill Book Company
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How Life Begins Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Presents the many and varied ways in which both simple and complex organisms procreate. Discusses mitosis, courtship, nesting, fertilization and embryological development in terms of their role in the overall scheme of organismic procreation. ./ia mes the concept that all life may have originally begun in the sea.
Topics: Reproduction, Childbirth
Educational Films
by American Meteorological Society; Modern Learning Aids (Firm); Universal Education and Visual Arts
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Director, John Friedman; adviser, Wallace Howell; editor, David Nelson
Topics: Clouds, Convection (Meteorology), Storms
Educational Films
by American Meteorological Society; Modern Learning Aids, New York; Universal Education and Visual Arts
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Describes the spectral distribution of incoming solar radiation, the outgoing infrared terrestrial radiation, and the interactions of these two types of radiant energies with atmospheric gases Summary Examines the effects of solar radiation on the earth. Uses instruments to study the light spectrum and light absorption.
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Solar radiation, Space (Astronomy), Energy and matter, Astronomy
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
by Anderson, Alan. drt; Morris, John. wam; Bagnall, Frank. pro; Wraxall, Gordon. sde; Duncan, Alistair. sde; Hughes, Robert. arr; Free, Colin, 1925-1996. wam; Douglas, Clive, 1903-1977. arr; Australia. Repatriation Department; Australia. Commonwealth Film Unit
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Producer, Frank Bagnall; director, Alan Anderson; script, Colin Free, John Morris; sound, Gordon Wraxall; music, Robert Hughes, Clive Douglas
Topics: World War (1914-1918), World War, 1914-1918, People with disabilities
Educational Films
by Anderson, Alan. drt; Morris, John. wam; Bagnall, Frank. pro; Wraxall, Gordon. sde; Duncan, Alistair. sde; Hughes, Robert. arr; Free, Colin, 1925-1996. wam; Douglas, Clive, 1903-1977. arr; Australia. Repatriation Department; Australia. Commonwealth Film Unit
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Producer, Frank Bagnall; director, Alan Anderson; script, Colin Free, John Morris; sound, Gordon Wraxall; music, Robert Hughes, Clive Douglas
Topics: World War (1914-1918), World War, 1914-1918, People with disabilities
Educational Films
by Angsten, David; Made-to-Order Library Productions (Firm)
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A scenic and historical tour of New Orleans, seen through the eyes of its people; includes famous writers who wrote about the city, a contemporary artist, food and music
Topic: Documentary films
Educational Films
by Bair, Julene; Mass Media Associates
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Title from data sheet
Topic: Television broadcasting
Educational Films
by Baird, Albert Craig, 1883-1979. General speech; McGraw-Hill Book Company
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Is There Communication When You Speak? SummaryShows the process of communicating an idea to an audience. Makes clear how a speaker's voice, pronunciation, articulation, language, movements and visual aids advance his idea. Also demonstrates the audience response. Depicts the life of Johnny Appleseed. Describes his work in spreading the word of God and encouraging the cultivation of apple trees throughout Pennsylvania and the Ohio Territory.
Topic: Public speaking
Educational Films
by Ballard, Robert D; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Open University; Media Guild
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Presenter: Robert Ballard
Topics: Famous (Expedition) (1973-1974), Famous (Expedition), Oceanography
Educational Films
by Barnouw, Erik, 1908-2001; Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.). Circulating Film Library; International Film Seminars (Firm); Columbia University. Press. Center for Mass Communication
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Harvard Film Archive, projection print somewhat scratched, HFA Item no: 9675. From The Amos Vogel Annenberg School of Communications Collection Running time on release was 16 minutes, Cf. OCLC website July 13th, 2009 Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Shows the destruction brought to Hiroshima and Nagasaki by two atomic bombs in August, 1945. Uses original footage.
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Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, World War (1939-1945), Political violence in mass media, World War,...
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
by Basehart, Richard, 1914-1984; Kaufman, Jack; Shirer, William L. (William Lawrence), 1904-1993. Rise and fall of the Third Reich; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; Wolper Productions; Films Incorporated
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VHS format
Topics: Hitler, Adolf, 1889-1945, Politics and government
Educational Films
by Bell, Shaun; Frizzell, Evan; Mahy, Margaret. Great white man-eating shark; Weston Woods Studios
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Based on the book: The great white man-eating shark /by Margaret Mahy
Topics: Children's films, Animated films
Educational Films
by Bemelmans, Ludwig, 1898-1962. Madeline and the bad hat; Rembrandt Films, New York; Macmillan Films
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Based on the book of the same title by Ludwig Bemelmans
Topics: Children's films, Stories in rhyme
Educational Films
by Bemelmans, Ludwig, 1898-1962. Madeline and the gypsies; Rembrandt Films, New York; Macmillan Films
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Based on the book of the same title by Ludwig Bemelmans
Topics: Children's films, Romanies
Educational Films
by Blake, Phillip R; McAdam, Steven D; Reid, John B., 1940-; Media Guild
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With film guide
Topics: Hyperactive children, Problem children, Behavior therapy, Family psychotherapy, Aggression, Child...
Educational Films
by Blue, James. aut; MacDougall, David. aut; Blue, James. drt; MacDougall, David. drt; Boru, Peter. oth
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Harambee is a traditional Swahili chant meaning heave-ho or pull together the slogan for a united Kenya. Harambee Day or Independence Day is celebrated in this small town in North Kenya with political speeches and an auction at the native school
Topics: Swahili, Cultural change and history, Education, Speeches, Independence day
Educational Films
by Boé, Gérard de; Macmillan Films
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Director, Gérard de Boé
Topic: Music
Educational Films
by Boleslavsky, Richard, 1889-1937; March, Fredric, 1897-1975; Laughton, Charles, 1899-1962; Hardwicke, Cedric, 1893-1964; Hugo, Victor, 1802-1885. Misérables; Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation; United Artists Corporation
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Les Miserables Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film SummaryAn excerpt from the 1935 feature film of the same title. Based on Victor Hugo's novel. Tells the story of a paroled convict, Jean Valjean, who dedicates his life to helping others. Describes his encounter with police inspector Javert, an encounter which reveals the difference between law and justice. Discusses the system of lighting in television and demonstrates some of the limitations...
Topics: Feature Films-Excerpts, French literature., Authors, French.
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation; Open University; Media Guild
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Produced by the BBC for the British Open University
Topics: Diabetes, Diabetes in children
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Open University; Media Guild
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Produced by the BBC for the British Open University
Topic: Allosteric regulation
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Open University; Media Guild
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Produced by the BBC for the British Open University
Topics: Figure sculpture, Art, Greek, Antiquities
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Open University; Media Guild
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Produced by the BBC for the British Open University
Topic: Drawing, Italian
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Open University; Media Guild
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Title from data sheet
Topics: Schoenberg, Arnold, 1874-1951, Music, Composers, Twelve-tone system, Intellectual life
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Open University; Media Guild
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Produced by the BBC for the British Open University
Topic: Enzymes
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Open University; Media Guild
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Produced by the BBC for the British Open University
Topic: Geology
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Open University; Media Guild
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Produced by the BBC for the British Open University
Topics: Coal, Coal-tar industry, Coke, Coal gasification
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Open University; Media Guild
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Uses computer-generated anaglyphic photography of ball-and-stick models of a hemoglobin molecule to explain the biochemical mechanism by which hemoglobin binds and releases oxygen. Illustrates the roles of several of the individual amino-acid residues by building the molecule stage by stage
Topic: Hemoglobin
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Open University; Media Guild
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VHS
Topics: Mechanics, Applied, Machinery, Kinematics of, Kinematics
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Open University; Media Guild
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Produced by the BBC for the British Open University
Topics: Augustus, Emperor of Rome, 63 B.C.-14 A.D, City planning
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Open University; Media Guild
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Produced by the BBC for the British Open University
Topic: Enzymes
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Open University; Media Guild
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Title from data sheet
Topics: Skeleton, Natural selection, Adaptation (Biology)
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Open University; Media Guild
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Produced by the BBC for the British Open University
Topics: Paleoclimatology, Glacial landforms, Glaciology
Educational Films
by British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Open University; Media Guild
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Produced by the BBC for the British Open University
Topics: Riccio, 1470-1532, S. Maria del popolo (Church : Rome, Italy), Church architecture, Architecture,...
Educational Films
by Bronowski, Jacob, 1908-1974, writer, narrator; Malone, Adrian, producer, director; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Time-Life Films
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Also issued as videotape
Topics: Mathematics, Harmony, Astronomy, Painting
Educational Films
by Brown, Margaret Wise, 1910-1952. Big red barn; Moreland-Latchford Productions; Oxford Films
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With study guide
Topics: Language arts (Elementary), Domestic animals
Educational Films
by CBS News; McGraw-Hill Book Company
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The Russians: Insights Through Literature Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film SummaryPresents insights into the Russian character as revealed in the works of Gogol, Chekhov, Pasternak, Dostoevski and Turgeniev. Portrays dramatic vignettes from the most notable works of these five Russian authors. A blundering novice lumberjack ravages a logging camp, much to the chagrin of the camp boss.
Topics: National characteristics, Russian, Russian literature
Educational Films
by CBS News; Michael Lawrence Films
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Produced by CBS for "Sunday morning with Charles Kuralt."
Topics: Turnball, Jay, Turnball, Rud, Turnball, Ann, Children with mental disabilities
Educational Films
by CBS Television Network; McGraw-Hill Book Company
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Presents an account of Stonehenge, a prehistoric stone monument in England. Tests the theory that it was built as an observatory and computer
Topics: Anthropology., Great Britain.
Educational Films
by CRM Productions; McGraw-Hill Films
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Attempts to convey some of the complexities surrounding the modern woman. Specifically, this film focuses on self-identity, whether it is male or female, and what a person must do to gain self-confidence in today's world
Topic: Identity (Psychology)
Educational Films
by CRM Productions; McGraw-Hill Training Systems (Firm)
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Director of photography, John Lindley ; edited by Phil Content
Topics: Work environment, Personnel management, Organizational behavior, Job satisfaction, Quality of work...
Educational Films
by CRM/McGraw-Hill Films; McGraw-Hill Training Systems (Firm)
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Title from data sheet
Topics: Telephone in business, Telephone etiquette
Educational Films
by Camerint, Michael; McDonald, James; Hess, Ron; University of Wisconsin--Madison. South Asian Area Center; Worldview Productions Film
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In native dialects with subtitles and narration in English
Topics: Civil procedure, Justice, Administration of
Educational Films
by Canada. Department of National Health and Welfare; National Film Board of Canada; McGraw-Hill Book Company
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Another issue. b & w
Topic: Child development
Educational Films
by Canada. Department of National Health and Welfare; National Film Board of Canada; McGraw-Hill Book Company
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French version released under title Petit monde à deux et trois ans. Depicts pushing, pulling, crawling, climbing, and other never-ceasing, seemingly aimless activities of the 2-year-old. Shows how the orbit of the 3-year-old expands to a point where he becomes interested in the activities of those around him and is even willing to share briefly his toys
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Topic: Child development
Educational Films
by Caza, Ginnette; Beyers, Charlotte K; Ranen, Aron; LeBlanc, Michel; Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange Collection - York University; Magic Lantern Communications Ltd
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Produced in collaboration with Manitoba Educational Television
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Topics: AIDS (Disease), AIDS (Disease) in children
Educational Films
by Chastain, Don; Hrabec, Hana; Morgenthal, Paige; University of California, Los Angeles. Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
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Don Chastain
Topic: Indians
Educational Films
by Chastain, Don; Hrabec, Hana; Morgenthal, Paige; University of California, Los Angeles. Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies
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Don Chastain
Topics: Indians, Christianity, Discoveries in geography
Educational Films
by Chemical Education Material Study. [from old catalog]; Modern Learning Aids, New York. [from old catalog]
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A CHEM Study film Longer version (20 min.) also issued Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film Summary Describes the atom in accord with quantum mechanics and explains the energy levels and line spectrum of th hydrogen atom. Discusses the electron position in the atom and the meani./ia metadatrbital.
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Quantum chemistry, Hydrogen, Chemistry, Chemical, atomic and molecular...
Source: Lasergraphics ScanStation
Educational Films
by Chet Harmon Company; MTI Teleprograms Inc
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PE 01
Topics: Performance standards, Employees
Educational Films
by Christo, 1935-; Maysles Films
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Examines the construction of the mammoth Valley curtain, a 500-foot-high veil stretched across Rifle Gap, Colo., by the Bulgarian artist Christo
Topics: Christo, 1935-, Art
Educational Films
by Ciampi, Elgin; MTI Film & Video
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Produced by Elgin Ciampi Shows vital operations performed by mariculturists in their closed-loop sea farm systems. Includes farm-controlled life cycles of the shrimp, sea trout, and great green sea turtle. Filmed in the Gulf of Mexico, Grand Cayman Island, and Nova Scotia
Topics: Topics 16mm Film, Educational Film, Mariculture
Educational Films
by Ciampi, Elgin; MTI Film & Video
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Produced by Elgin Ciampi Shows vital operations performed by mariculturists in their closed-loop sea farm systems. Includes farm-controlled life cycles of the shrimp, sea trout, and great green sea turtle. Filmed in the Gulf of Mexico, Grand Cayman Island, and Nova Scotia
Topics: 16mm Film, Educational Film, Mariculture
Educational Films
by Clarkson, Adrienne Poy; Malling, Eric; Parker, Ian; Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
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Academy Award Winner: Best Documentary
Topics: Missing persons, Criminal investigation, Criminal justice, Administration of
Educational Films
by Coburn, James; Roster, Irwin; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; Films Incorporated
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favorite 4

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Irwin Roster, director and producer
Topic: Wolves
Educational Films
by Cohen, Barbara, 1932-1992. Thank you, Jackie Robinson; Martin Tahse Productions
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From WorldCat: A drama set in the 1940's about a fatherless white boy who learns about friendship and love by sharing his preoccupation with baseball with an elderly Black chef who has come to cook in his mother's inn. Title from data sheet Search Educational Film Journals at Media History Project for references to this film
Topics: A Home Run For Love, Feature films, Baseball, Friendship
Educational Films
by Cohen, David pro; Downey, Peter. sde; Curtis, Jack sde; Rose, Simon fme; Munn, Colin. pht; Calderwood, Butch. pht; British Broadcasting Corporation
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favorite 2

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Producer, writer, David Cohen; photographers, Butch Calderwood, Colin Munn; editor, Simon Rose; sound, Jack Curtis, Peter Downey
Topics: Old age, Aging, Geriatrics
Educational Films
by Columbia Broadcasting System, inc; McGraw-Hill Book Company
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Investigates the world of the twenty - first century with particular reference to patterns of communication and their projected impact upon man. Describes the current theories on the origin of the Crab nebula, first observed on earth in the year 1054. Explores the characteristics of its radiation, and the scientific supposition that its core contains a neutron star, or pulsar.
favoritefavorite ( 1 reviews )
Topic: Communication and traffic
Educational Films
by Columbia Broadcasting System, inc; McGraw-Hill Book Company
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favorite 4

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Ethel Waters, Rudy Dee, Ossie Davis
Topics: Tubman, Harriet, 1820?-1913, Underground Railroad, Fugitive slaves
Educational Films
by Columbia Broadcasting System, inc; McGraw-Hill Book Company
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With guide
Topics: LSD (Drug), Psychotherapy
Educational Films
by Coombs, Orde; Black Music Association; Learning Corporation of America; Coronet (Firm); MTI Film & Video
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VHS
Topics: Popular music, African Americans, Soul music, Disco music
Educational Films
by Copland, Aaron, 1900-1990; Carter, Elliott, 1908-2012; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Open University; Media Guild
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Title from data sheet
Topics: Ives, Charles, 1874-1954, Composers
Educational Films
by Cronkite, Walter. nrt; McGraw-Hill Book Company; Columbia Broadcasting System, inc
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eye 654

favorite 4

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Telecast on the CBS - TV documentary show The twentieth century
Topics: Goebbels, Joseph, 1897-1945, World War (1939-1945), Propaganda, German, World War, 1939-1945,...
Educational Films
by Cunningham, Colin; British Broadcasting Corporation. Television Service; Media Guild
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Colin Cunningham
Topics: City planning, Architecture, Roman, Antiquities
Educational Films
by Dance Theatre of Harlem; Capital Cities Communications, Inc. (U.S.); McGraw-Hill Book Company
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With guide
Topic: Dance Theatre of Harlem
Educational Films
by Dave Bell Associates; MTI Teleprograms Inc
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Title from data sheet
Topics: Teenage pregnancy, Pregnancy, Teenage girls
Educational Films
by Dave Bell Associates; Media Five
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Reading experts examine ways of measuring reading skills development through various methods such as standardized tests
Topics: Reading comprehension, Educational tests and measurements, Reading (Elementary)
Educational Films
by Dave Bell Associates; Media Five Film Distributors
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Title from data sheet
Topics: Youth with disabilities, People with disabilities