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  1. Physics of Ball Games, The (1993 Video)

    Producer
    Nick Brenton
    Subject
    Physics
    Distribution
    Off-air recording licence Sale, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 24 min., 1998 sale: £145.00 (+VAT +p&p)

    Looks at three aspects of ball games and the underlying physics: 1) where and how to strike a ball; 2) how to impart maximum energy to a ball; 3) the ball’s subsequent motion. Shows examples from golf,...

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  2. Qualified to Work? (1990 Video)

    Producer
    Nick Brenton
    Subject
    Education
    Distribution
    OUT OF DISTRIBUTION, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 25 min.

    How important are qualifications in getting work? How are they perceived by employers and employees? Do they debase the education system? In 1985 Jill Howard of Sussex University conducted a research...

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  3. Parents and School: A Danish Approach (1989 Video)

    Producer
    Nick Brenton
    Subject
    Education
    Distribution
    OUT OF DISTRIBUTION, Videocassette. Standard formats. 25 min. col.

    Looks at the influence of parents on the school curriculum in Denmark. Shows three schools: 1) at the Vigetsted School parents and teachers negotiate the details of a class project; 2) in Randers, Jutland,...

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  4. From Child to Pupil (1988 Video)

    Producer
    Nick Brenton
    Subject
    Education
    Distribution
    OUT OF DISTRIBUTION, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 25 min.

    In making the transition from home to school life, children in Britain go through a period of upheaval in their lives. Filmed in Avon during 1987, this programme looks at the lives of several children just...

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  5. Patterns of Diversity (1987 Video)

    Producer
    Nick Brenton
    Subject
    Biology
    Distribution
    OUT OF DISTRIBUTION, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 25 min.

    Looks at the field evidence for natural selection on the island of Madeira, where over 200 distinct endemic species of land snail have become adapted to a variety of habitats. Addresses the problem of...

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  6. Patterns of Evolution (1987 Video)

    Producer
    Nick Brenton
    Subject
    Biology
    Distribution
    OUT OF DISTRIBUTION, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 25 min.

    Discusses the role of genes, ecology and behaviour in the making of new species.

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  7. Beyond the Double Helix (1986 Video)

    Producer
    Nick Brenton
    Subject
    Biology
    Distribution
    OUT OF DISTRIBUTION, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 25 min.

    Since the modelling of DNA by Crick and Watson in 1953 as a double helix, there has been much research into how it compacts itself into cells and how it functions in protein synthesis. Shows how DNA packs...

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  8. How Low Can You Go? (Part 1) (1986 Video)

    Producer
    Nick Brenton
    Subject
    Physics
    Distribution
    OUT OF DISTRIBUTION, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 25 min.

    Discusses the quest for attaining absolute zero, the lowest temperature in the universe. Looks at the work of Gay-Lussac, an 18th-century French scientist concerned with the properties of gases, who found...

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  9. How Low Can You Go? (Part 2) (1986 Video)

    Producer
    Nick Brenton
    Subject
    Physics
    Distribution
    OUT OF DISTRIBUTION, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 25 min.

    Looks at the technology required to achieve high vacuums. Shows a large chamber at NASA/JPL which is regularly evacuated for the testing of satellites and their components before they are launched into...

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  10. Of Gann and Genes (1986 Video)

    Producer
    Nick Brenton
    Subject
    Medical sciences
    Distribution
    OUT OF DISTRIBUTION, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 25 min.

    Cancer is always associated with the alteration of the genetic material, and many cancer-causing genes, or oncogenes, have now been identified. However, the exact causes of the disease, and the reasons why...

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