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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...

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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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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 577 PER

Summary: Addressing climate change is the existential question of the time, but climate change and biodiversity loss are two sides to the same coin. The Land of Azaba is the first feature documentary on the subject of ecological restoration, and it is set in one of the world's first hot spots for increasing and maintaining bio-diversity, Campanarios de Azaba Nature Reserve in Western Spain. It immerses...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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

Wilson, Edward O.

Summary: Library of America presents three environmental classics from two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner E. O. Wilson, a masterful writer-scientist whose graceful prose is equal to his groundbreaking discoveries. These books illuminate the evolution and complex beauty of our imperiled ecosystems and the flora, fauna, and civilization they sustain, even as they reveal the personal evolution of one of the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: The Library of America 2021

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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...

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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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2 available in Juvenile 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

Mattern, Joanne

Summary: "Swamps, marshes, and wetlands are humid, wet, and full of surprising danger. However, people have lived and thrived in these places for centuries. This book presents to young readers the challenges and rewards of living in a wet environment and focuses on how residents have adapted technology so they can live and work in these unusual habitats. The text also explores the importance of wetlands...

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Publisher / Publication Date: PowerKids Press 2021

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 577.68 MAT

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.

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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: This program analyzes how flight evolved not once but four times, in very different ways. Presenting a number of theories, the program examines how insects, pterosaurs, birds, and bats each took to the sky. Bug wings that may have evolved from larval gills into pond-crossing sails; flight feathers that could have begun as soft down on small dinosaurs; and bat wings that probably developed from...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: This video explains the problem and its possible solutions through a compelling futuristic drama reminiscent of Hollywood science fiction and packed with solid scientific information. Viewers meet a time traveler from the eco-distressed distant future who returns to the present to find out what went wrong. Through her work with a young scientist, viewers learn how species invasions occur, about...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Why are one third of amphibian species threatened by extinction? Hosted by CBC news anchor Kelly Crowe, this program summarizes the major reasons for the near-disappearance of hundreds of types of frogs, toads, and salamanders across the world. Dr. David Green, professor of biology at McGill University, and Toronto Zoo curator Bob Johnson explain one cause for the mass destruction of frogs-the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Research in biology would be impossible without a common framework for grouping and distinguishing species. This program looks at the classification system first proposed by Linnaeus and shows how it developed into the organizational structure used in the life sciences today. Viewers also learn how new scientific names are created and how the existing system has been further refined using DNA...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: 160 million years ago, a massive lava flow in China's Junggar Basin resulted in an eerily preserved "community" akin to the ruins of Pompeii-in this case, not a scene of human domesticity but a spectacular dinosaur graveyard. This program explores the site and evokes one of the most exciting questions in paleontology: how and why did dinosaurs become gigantic? Viewers are shown specimens from...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: Some scientific studies predict that as the Earth continues to warm, up to a third of all species could go extinct by the middle of the century. This ABC News program looks at the effect of global warming on non-human life-specifically two species of frogs that used to inhabit the Monteverde Cloud Forest Preserve, in Costa Rica; three additional vanished frog species in Madagascar; and the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: The most striking feature of life on Earth is its richness and variety. But research shows that the planet's biodiversity is seriously threatened with destruction by human activities. From the depths of the oceans to the tops of rainforest canopies, from the African savannas to the soil underfoot, this program hosted by David Attenborough reveals the extent of that living bounty-and the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: Among scientists, Africa is the undisputed birthplace of humanity. But anthropologists are split into two camps over other questions. How many waves of Homo sapiens migrated out of Africa? Did other highly developed hominid species-such as Homo neanderthalensis-make the same journey? And to what extent did these populations mingle and compete with each other? This classic program presents...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: What precisely is language, and how did humans acquire it? In an effort to answer those essential questions, this program journeys back to prehistoric times in search of language's origin. But this is not a passive discussion, as Noam Chomsky; Brown University's Philip Lieberman; Johanna Nichols, of U.C. Berkeley; Stanford University's Merritt Ruhlen; professor of anthropology Richard Klein;...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: Four years in the making, and filmed over 3000 days across every continent and in every habitat, see 130 incredible stories from frontiers of the natural world. Discover the glorious variety of life on Earth and the spectacular and extraordinary tactics animals and plants have developed to stay alive. This is evolution in action: individual creatures under extreme pressure to overcome...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: BBC Earth 2010

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD 570 Life 2010

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Doc L

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

Summary: What are these alien life forms living among us? They're.plants! This video investigates the major differences-and some striking similarities-between plants and animals in the areas of what they consume, how they breathe, and how they reproduce. Plant evolution, cell structure, the photosynthesis/respiration cycle, flowering and non-flowering plants, and sexual and asexual reproduction are...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: By building roads, watering crops, and grazing cattle, we are constantly changing the climate. We may also modify the weather by cloud seeding, though there is no scientifically accepted proof that rain or snow would not have occurred naturally in cases where seeding appears to have been successful. This program shows how migration in the Sahel has altered regional climate; examines the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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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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