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DeBuys, William

Summary: "In 1992, in a remote mountain range, a team of scientists discovered the remains of an unusual animal with beautiful long horns. It turned out to be a living species new to western science -- a saola, the first large land mammal discovered in 50 years. Rare then and rarer now, no westerner had glimpsed a live saola before Pulitzer Prize finalist and nature writer William deBuys and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Company 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 590 DEB

Summary: Featuring classic characters as Interplanet Jane and Mr. Morton, this collection of 10 new cartoons focuses on ways to save the environment, like water conservation and biodiversity.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD JUV SCH

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD JUV SCH

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Children's videos, Call number: DVD SCH

Wilson, Edward O.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult, Call number: 333.95 WIL

Perdew, Laura

Summary: Biodiversity: Explore the Diversity of Life on Earth with Science Activities for Kids introduces middle schoolers to the evolution of life on Earth, beginning with the first single-celled organisms that emerged 3.8 billion years ago to the complex, multi-celled organisms that exist today and make up the tree of life. Biodiversity is found everywhere on the planet--on land, in the water, and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nomad Press 2019

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 577 PER

Summary: Over two decades ago, the original version of this program depicted the effects of wind, waves, and tides on the coastline of southeastern Massachusetts. Revised and updated for the 21st century, this edition takes a new look at the problem of erosion along America's shores, emphasizing the impact of climate change and sea level rise on our coasts. Continuing its case study of Cape Cod and the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Canal systems, ballast water from oceangoing ships, and seemingly little things such as fish stocking, bait bucket emptying, and trailering recreational boats all provide ways for non-native invasive species to infest North America's aquatic environments. Using the Great Lakes-unwilling home to the sea lamprey, zebra mussel, round goby, and Eurasian ruffe-as a case study, this program takes a...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: This program explores the grave environmental consequences and unexpected opportunities due to the melting of the Arctic sea-ice cover-a vast region heating up at twice the speed of the rest of the Earth. Balanced against the benefits of shipping shortcuts and access to new undersea oil and gas fields is the looming catastrophic effect of a warming North Pole on the entire world's climate....

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: "One of the world's most precious resources is at risk. This timely and emotionally moving film illuminates what is at stake and what can be done to protect the source of nearly all of our food: seeds. Seeds provide the basis for everything from fabric, to food to fuels. Seeds are as essential to life as the air we breathe or water we drink, but given far less attention."--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: True Mind 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC OPE

Summary: Despite the extraordinary engineering of Brazil's Porto Primavera Dam, many scientists and environmentalists view its ecological effects as catastrophic. This program offers a sobering look at a nation's effort to balance its growing energy needs against the long-term benefits of preserving unique and irreplaceable ecosystems. Produced prior to the completion of Porto Primavera and the creation...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: Extinction is a natural process, and five times in the dim reaches of Earth's long history it has happened on a huge scale. Now, due to human activities, another mass extinction has been set in motion-and it is unfolding at an unprecedented speed. This program, hosted by David Attenborough, investigates the devastating effects of humankind's overpopulation and overconsumption in an attempt to...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Wilson, Edward O.

Summary: In order to stave off the mass extinction of species, including our own, we must move swiftly to preserve the biodiversity of our planet, says Edward O. Wilson in his most impassioned book to date. He argues that the situation facing us is too large to be solved piecemeal and proposes a solution commensurate with the magnitude of the problem: dedicate fully half the surface of the Earth to nature.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 500 WIL

Summary: To save the world one bird at a time - that's what Brazilian-born biologist and TED Senior Fellow Juliana Machado Ferreira wants to do. She focuses on illegally trafficked specimens headed for a miserable fate in pet stores - but for Ferreira, rescue is just the beginning of the discussion. Once exotic animals are seized from smugglers, she asks, what's next? In this TEDTalk, Ferreira describes...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: They are now banned worldwide-but the toxins known as PCBs are not going away. This program explains how the compounds have almost irreparably polluted the globe and still threaten future generations. The film begins in 1927, when PCBs became integral to electric power and, eventually, a vast array of agricultural and technological products. Describing the growth of scientific awareness of...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: After direct habitat destruction, nonnative species introduced by humans to new areas pose the largest threat to global biodiversity. This program looks at how scientists and conservationists are coping with a number of these critical situations, such as on Seychelles, where rats have caused 200 years of devastation; on Scotland's Outer Hebrides, where hedgehogs were released to control garden...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: Use this program to correlate the precarious existence of endangered species and the forces of global trade. Visiting Indonesia, Japan, and the Florida Everglades, the video studies the difficulty of balancing economic and ecological well-being. The plight of animal populations-Sumatran elephants losing their habitat to palm oil plantations, Oriental white storks feeding in pesticide-ridden...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Across the world, plants and animals are silently finding their way into places where they don't belong. These interlopers, upon which scientists frequently bestow the term invasive species, have been known to display fearsome powers-including uncanny abilities to spread disease, damage soil, even devour buildings. This program examines the dangers posed by invasive species and the roles they...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Global Art in Action (G.A.I.A.) 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 778.93 JOU

Summary: Quickly and quietly, non-native invasive plants are making deep inroads across America, depriving entire ecosystems of the living things and natural resources they depend on to survive. This program illustrates the alarming environmental and commercial impact of non-native invasive plants; explains why they were planted and how they got out of control; introduces federal, state, and local...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: The five extinctions that have impacted the Earth over the past 400 million years-the Ordovician-Silurian, Late Devonian, Permian-Triassic, End Triassic, and Cretaceous-Tertiary-may be set to include another one on a massive scale. This alarming program assesses the extent to which Homo sapiens is provoking the planet's sixth extinction. According to scientists, wholesale destruction of...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: In Ghana, olive baboons are ransacking crops and terrorizing villagers; in Namibia, a once-rich fishing ground is struggling to recover while toxic fumes explode from the ocean depths; in Puerto Rico, futuristic sub-sea fish farms are floating far from shore; and off the coast of Canada, migratory salmon are a part of a radical farming experiment. What do these seemingly unrelated scenarios...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Buchanan, David

Summary: Discusses agriculture and the locavore movement and argues that a healthy food system depends on matching diverse plants to the demands of land and climate.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chelsea Green Pub. 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult, Call number: 635 BUC

Summary: When seasonal rains sweep across South America, the Amazon River and its tributaries overflow their banks to create an ecosystem unlike any other-a place where, for six months out of each year, land-dwellers and water-dwellers mingle. This program joins an expert Amazon biologist in a journey into the flooded forests of the Amazon Basin to film dolphins navigating through treetops, a male...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: This Science Screen Report explains how biologists help endangered species. It highlights captive breeding techniques that have strengthened populations of Malayan tapirs and southern white rhinos; it also examines the artificial insemination of giant pandas and the teaching of survival skills to orphaned orangutans. Emphasizing that humans can learn and benefit from these experiences-for...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: At the current rate of resource depletion, humankind stands to lose fully half of Earth's remaining species over the next 100 years. At this crucial point in world history, a choice must be made: will coming generations inhabit a healthy planet or, quite possibly, a dying one? In this program, David Attenborough searches for solutions to this impending eco-disaster. The research of demographer...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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