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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

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

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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Nomad Press 2019

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Wilson, Edward O.

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

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 333.95 WIL

Davies, Nicola

Summary: The more we study the world around us, the more living things we discover every day. The planet is full of millions of species of plants, birds, animals, and microbes, and every single one including us is part of a big, beautiful, complicated pattern. When humans interfere with parts of the pattern, by polluting the air and oceans, taking too much from the sea, and cutting down too many...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Candlewick Press 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE DAV

Summary: The show offers a blue chip, continent-wide series ranging from the land's highest snow peaks to the depths of the frigid and wild southern seas; from its last populations of wild numbats to its largest diorama of giant cuttlefish. It's a land of diverse beauty, that delights, and surprises. The series both entertains and deepens our understanding of how the natural world is made up of not just...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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2 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV MAG

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

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

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

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

Pearce, Fred

Summary: In an era of climate change and widespread ecological damage, it is absolutely crucial that we find ways to help nature regenerate. Embracing the new ecology, Pearce shows us, is our best chance. To be an environmentalist in the twenty-first century means celebrating nature's wildness and capacity for change.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Beacon Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 577 PEA

Thomas, C. D.

Summary: It is accepted wisdom today that human beings have irrevocably damaged the natural world. Yet what if this narrative obscures a more hopeful truth? In "Inheritors of the Earth", renowned ecologist and environmentalist Chris D. Thomas overturns the accepted story, revealing how nature is fighting back. Many animals and plants actually benefit from our presence, raising biological diversity in...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Allen Lane, an imprint of Penguin Books 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 576 THO

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: Luther Sutherland presents what he considers scientific-rather than philosophical or religious-inconsistencies in Darwin's theory which provide, he says, the scientific basis for discrediting the theory of evolution.

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: What gave Charles Darwin the confidence to finally make his radical ideas on evolution public? Presented by well-known science interpreter Jim Doherty, this program explores Darwin's research during the years leading up to his publication of On the Origin of Species. Doherty explains and reconstructs several experiments that Darwin undertook on the grounds of his English estate. These include...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: By turns charming, alarming, and poignant, this program questions the accuracy of the human evolution theory. Chimpanzees show signs of sophisticated language, advanced social behavior, and other traits thought reserved only for humans-even empathy. No one knows this better than the legendary Jane Goodall: her pride and joy, Frodo, grew up in front of film cameras in Gombe in Tanzania for over...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: This program examines how genetic studies are being used divisively by blacks and whites to prove racial superiority. A sociologist uses poor black IQ test performances as a basis for recommending welfare cuts. Controversial New York University professor Leonard Jeffries discusses melanin, the pigment responsible for black skin, as stimulating intellectual and artistic abilities in blacks....

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: This program shows the structure and replicating processes of DNA and the effect of genetic mutation; demonstrates the Lederberg Experiment; and recapitulates the evidence provided by fossils and structural and biological homologies that the process of adaptation and the selection of adaptors rests on a wide range of genetic variability. After viewing the program, students should have a general...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: Could we all be descendants of an Adam-like ancestor? And if he existed, who was he, where did he live, and what did he look like? This program uses sophisticated DNA testing methods to, in effect, trace humanity's family tree. Guided by renowned geneticist Dr. Spencer Wells, viewers learn about the primary tool that propels this quest for a common ancestor-the Y chromosome, which is...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: In the 17th century, an Irish bishop judged the year of Earth's creation to be 4004 BC. Although laughable by modern scientific standards, James Ussher's calculation was among the first rigorous attempts to comprehend the vastness of geological history. This program opens a window into time frames that dwarf human life spans-evoking the insignificance of civilization in comparison to the age of...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: In this program, genetic teams in England and Finland study how defective genes can be altered to halt transmission of disease through the generations. In England, geneticist John Burn discovers a woman's lethal cancer gene, inherited from her father. She undergoes early treatment that saves her life. Thirty genetic diseases exist in Finland. Steve Jones traces a defective gene in one family,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Since Charles Darwin formulated his theory of natural selection, our view of the world has changed. Although Darwin's theory itself has "evolved," scientists agree that living species slowly but surely diverged from common ancestors. This program begins with a segment on fossils, one of the most convincing proofs of evolution. It then retraces the major steps of evolution as they were uncovered...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: This program presents fossil evidence for the evolution of reptiles and amphibians; explains the reasoning processes scientists must use when no direct evidence is available for examination; illustrates field techniques for collecting fragile fossils for transportation to the laboratory, where examination can take place under controlled conditions; and traces the evolution of some modern...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: This program seeks to understand how relationships between living things have promoted the diversity and splendor of life as it exists on Earth today. Predation, competition, and symbiosis are addressed through topics such as the anatomical arms race between predators and prey, the evolutionary benefits of sexual reproduction, and the impact of viruses on creatures ranging from rabbits to human...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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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

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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: 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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