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Bruegel, Pieter

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: H. N. Abrams 1969

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 759.9493 BRU

Summary: In 1851, word spread of California’s beautiful Yosemite Valley, attracting visitors who wished to exploit the land for commercial gain as well as those who wished to keep it pristine. This episode relates how a Scottish-born wanderer named John Muir made protecting this land a spiritual calling. In 1864, Congress passed an act that protects Yosemite from commercial development—the first time in...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Taylor, Diane C. (Diane Carol)

Summary: "News reports from around the world offer detailed descriptions of wildfires, floods, tsunamis, earthquakes, and more. While these kinds of events might seem horrifically random, scientists can explain quite a lot about why they happen, how they develop, how we can try to prevent them, and how we can predict where and when they'll happen next. The Science of Natural Disasters: When Nature and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nomad Press 2020

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 363.34 TAY

Summary: What happens in our brains when we think something is funny? Is laughter a form of self-defense? Can a joke be scientifically analyzed? This program studies the human response to humor from a physiological and psychological standpoint. Highlighting the importance of vocal cords in producing laughter, the program contrasts human and simian forms of humor and gives viewers an evolutionary...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: Which is more enjoyable-the satisfaction of desire, or the sensation of longing itself? This program looks at the emotional, neurological, and genetic aspects of seeking and gaining pleasure, analyzing close ties between the search for gratification and the preservation of self and species. Examining a wide range of ways to follow one's bliss-including sex, artistic creation, the consumption of...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Browning, Frank

Summary: "Frank Browning takes us into human gender geographies around the world, from gender-neutral kindergartens in Chicago and Oslo to femminielli weather casters in Naples, from conservative Catholics in Paris fearful of God and Nature to transsexual Mormon parents in Utah. As he shares specific and engaging human stories, he also elucidates the neuroscience that distinguishes male and female...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury USA 2016

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 305.3 BRO

Summary: Humans may be the only species to shed tears. Does that make crying a strictly human act? This program explores the deep well of animal instinct that, shaped by eons of evolution, still informs our expression of grief, fear, anger, and even joy. Focusing on the development of distress signals in early hominid infant behavior, the program investigates differences in crying between adults and...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: Dissecting the phenomenon of altruism-as well as its mirror image, the instinct of self-preservation-is perhaps best accomplished with real-world case studies. This program does so as it documents the aftermath of the 2004 Asian tsunami. Following four independent relief workers in the hardest-hit areas of Sri Lanka, the film captures scene after scene in which the most idealistic and pragmatic...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Bowler, Peter J.

Contents: The idea of evolution: its scope and implications -- The pre-evolutionary worldview -- Evolution in the enlightenment -- Nature and society, 1800-1859 -- The development of Darwin's theory -- The reception of Darwin's theory -- The eclipse of Darwinism: scientific evolutionism, 1875-1925 -- The evolutionary synthesis -- Modern debates and developments.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of California Press 2009

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Summary: In this episode, Franklin D. Roosevelt, to battle unemployment in the Great Depression, created the Civilian Conservation Corps, which spawned a “golden age” for the parks through major renovation projects. In a groundbreaking study, a young NPS biologist named George Melendez Wright discovered widespread abuses of animal habitats and pushed the service to reform its wildlife policies. Congress...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: In the early 20th century, America had a dozen national parks, but they were a haphazard patchwork of special places under the supervision of different federal agencies. This episode traces how the conservation movement pushed the government to establish one unified agency to oversee all the parks. This led to the establishment of the National Park Service in 1916. Its first director, Stephen...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Faderman, Lillian

Summary: What does it mean to be a "woman" in America? Award-winning gender and sexuality scholar Lillian Faderman traces the evolution of the meaning from Puritan ideas of God's plan for women to the sexual revolution of the 1960s and its reversals to the impact of such recent events as #metoo, the appointment of Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, the election of Kamala Harris as vice president,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Yale University Press 2022

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MacKinnon, J. B. (James Bernard)

Summary: "An award-winning ecology writer goes looking for the wilderness we've forgotten. Many people believe that only an ecological catastrophe will change humanity's troubled relationship with the natural world. In fact, as J.B. MacKinnon argues in this unorthodox look at the disappearing wilderness, we are living in the midst of a disaster thousands of years in the making--and we hardly notice it....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 304.2 MAC

Jager, Ronald.

Summary: The Fate of Family Farming employs a hands-on approach, with much local New England detail, in its exploration of the history and future of American family farming, both as an idea and as an ongoing way of life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University Press of New England 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 338.16 JAG

Summary: Coming of Age at the End of Nature explores a new kind of environmental writing. This powerful anthology gathers the passionate voices of young writers who have grown up in an environmentally damaged and compromised world. Each contributor has come of age since Bill McKibben foretold the doom of humanity’s ancient relationship with a pristine earth in his prescient 1988 warning of climate...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Trinity University Press 2016

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 508 COM

Summary: Part 1, The rise of the dog, examines the relationship between dogs and humans, from their initial domestication to the present day. Part 2, Dogs by design, examines the many different breeds of dogs, and how modern technology is changing the science of dog breeding.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Questar 2007

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV DOG

Murphy, Michael

Contents: The varieties of evidence for human transformative capacity -- Evolution and extraordinary functioning -- Analogies between the products of separate evolutionary domains -- Developing human attributes -- Culture, genes, and extraordinary functioning -- Philosophy, religion, and human development -- Metanormal embodiment in legend, art, and religious doctrine -- Evolution in a larger earth --...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: J.P. Tarcher/Perigee 1993

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 133.8 MUR

Young, Ralph F.

Summary: Examines the key role dissent has played in shaping the United States, focusing on those who, from colonial times to the present, dissented against the ruling paradigm of their time, responding to what they saw as the injustices that prevented them from fully experiencing their vision of America. --Publisher's description.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New York University Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 303 YOU

Summary: This episode follows the growth of the NPS after the advent of the automobile gave more people than ever the ability to travel to visit the parks. Stephen Mather embraced this opportunity and worked to build more roads in the parks. In North Carolina, Horace Kephart, a reclusive writer, and George Masa, a Japanese immigrant, launched a campaign to protect the last stands of virgin forest in the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Cowan, Thomas Dale

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Summary: "One Doctor's Surprising Answer to the Epidemic of Autoimmunity and Chronic Disease; Over the past fifty years, rates of autoimmunity and chronic disease have exploded: currently 1 in 2.5 American children has an allergy, 1 in 11 has asthma, 1 in 13 has severe food allergies, and 1 in 36 has autism. While some attribute this rise to increased awareness and diagnosis, Thomas Cowan, MD, argues...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chelsea Green Publishing 2018

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Wohlleben, Peter

Summary: "In an era of cell phone addiction and ever-expanding cities, many of us fear we've lost our connection to nature--but Peter Wohlleben is convinced that age-old ties linking humans to the forest remain alive and intact. Whether we observe it or not, our blood pressure stabilizes near trees, the color green calms us, and the forest sharpens our senses. Drawing on new scientific discoveries, The...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Greystone Books 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 304.2 WOH

Spitzer, Michael

Summary: Examines music in our everyday lives, music in world history, and music in evolution.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Publishing 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 780.9 SPI

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 780.9 SPI

Stilton, Thea

Summary: Young readers can join Thea Stilton, a special correspondent for The Rodent's Gazette, as she and the Thea Sisters spend the holidays in Rome.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC STI

Summary: Following World War II, the parks were overwhelmed as visitation reached 62 million people a year. This final episode describes how a billion-dollar campaign, Mission 66, was created to build facilities and infrastructure to accommodate the growing flood of visitors. Biologist Adolph Murie introduced the revolutionary notion that predatory animals deserved the same protection as other wildlife....

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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