Published Works

Published Works

Online Articles

Bryony Dixon, ‘Early Natural History Filmmaking’, BFI Screenonline.

Linda Rodriguez McRobbie, ‘The Shy Edwardian Filmmaker Who Showed Nature’s Secrets to the World’, Atlas Obscura (21 February 2017).

Robert MacFarlane, ‘Secrets of Nature’, The Guardian (25 September 2010).

‘Unveiling the Secrets of Nature’, The Bioscope (19 July 2010).

Secrets of Nature – Sounds Unseen‘, Metanomo. Describes the project to produce original music to accompany screenings of the series in 2013.

F. Percy Smith‘, A History of British Animation.

Academic papers

Caroline Hovanec, ‘Another Nature Speaks to the Camera: Natural History and Film Theory’, Modernism/Modernity, 26.2 (2019).

Angelo Van Gorp, ‘“Springing from a Sense of Wonder”: Classroom Film and Cultural Learning in the 1930s’, Paedagogica Historica 53, no. 3 (2017): 285–99.

Max Long, ‘The ciné-biologists: natural history film and the co-production of knowledge in interwar Britain’, British Journal for the History of Science (2020).

Tim Boon, ‘Formal Conventions in British Science Television, 1955-1965’, Actes d’Història de La Ciència i de La Tècnica, 7.1 (2014), 51–69.

Jennifer Peterson, ‘Glimpses of Animal Life: Nature Films and the Emergence of Classroom Cinema in the 1920s’, in Learning with the Lights Off: A Reader in Educational Film, ed. by Dan Streible, Marsha Orgeron, and Devin Orgeron (Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2012).

Jesse Olszynko-Gryn and Patrick Ellis, ‘“A Machine for Recreating Life”: An Introduction to Reproduction on Film’, British Journal for the History of Science, 50.3 (2017), 383–40.

Jean-Baptiste Gouyon, ‘Science and Film-Making’, Public Understanding of Science, 25.1 (2016), 17–30.

Hannah Landecker, ‘Microcinematography and the History of Science and Film’, Isis, 97.1 (2006), 121–32.

Janina Wellmann, ‘Science and Cinema’, Science in Context 24, no. 3 (2011): 311–28.


J. V. Durden, Mary Field, and Percy Smith, Cine-Biology (1942).

Timothy Boon, Films of Fact: A History of Science in Documentary Films and Television (2008).

Oliver Gaycken, Devices of Curiosity: Early Cinema and Popular Science (2015).

Jean-Baptiste Gouyon, BBC Wildlife Documentaries in the Age of Attenborough (2019).

Rachael Low, The History of the British Film 1929 – 1939: Documentary and Educational Films of the 1930s (1979).

Derek Bousé, Wildlife Films (2000).

Greg Mitman, Reel Nature: America’s Romance with Wildlife on Film (1999).

Jonathan Burt, Animals in Film (2002).

Laura McMahon and Michael Lawrence (eds), Animal Life and the Moving Image (2015).

Luke McKernan, Charles Urban: Pioneering the Non-Fiction Film in Britain and America, 1897-1925 (2015).

Mark Connelly, Celluloid War Memorials: The British Instructional Films Company and the Memory of the Great War (2016)

Anthony Michaelis, Research Films in Biology, Anthropology, Psychology, and Medicine (1955).

Patricia E. Chu, ‘Sea Urchins and Circuses: The Modernist Natural Histories of Jean Painlevé and Alexander Calder’, Modernist Cultures 13, no. 2 (2018): 187–211.

Blodwen Lloyd, Science in Films: A World Review and Reference Book (1948).

David A. Kirby, Lab Coats in Hollywood: Science, Scientists, and Cinema (2011).

Charles R. Acland and Haidee Wasson, eds., Useful Cinema (2011).

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