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Williams, Rachel

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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Keppeler, Jill

Summary: The ocean covers much of Earth, and Minecraft worlds can have massive oceans as well. There's a wealth of resources in the vast blue deep, but there are also many considerations to exploring these biomes, both in Minecraft and in the real world. Young readers and gaming fans will learn more about the similarities, the differences, and how to safely explore the game's oceans. Along the way,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PowerKids Press 2020

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Bingham, Jane

Summary: Readers learn about the Amazon River, the region around it, and stories of its exploration.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Raintree 2013

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 577 BIN

Oldham, Matthew

Summary: This is non-fiction for very young children who will find lots of things to look at and talk about in this highly visual book about our world - anything from geography and geology to its place in the universe. Little ones can find out about the blue planet while learning lots of interesting new words.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Usborne Publishing Ltd. 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 910 OLD

Summary: When top predators disappeared from Mozambique's Gorongosa National Park, other animals fell into unusual patterns. Now scientists are reintroducing wild dogs to restore the park's 'landscape of fear' and with it the natural balance of the ecosystem.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Freedman, Deborah (Deborah Jane)

Summary: When a field mouse asks Carl the earthworm why he tunnels through the dirt, Carl doesn't have an answer, so he sets off to find out.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Juvenile book on CD, Call number: CD JE Fiction Freedman 2019

Summary: This 2016 follow-up to the 2006 documentary mini-series "Planet Earth" examines the natural features and wildlife found in various parts of the world, each of the six episodes corresponding to a different category of natural or man-made terrain (e.g., island, mountain, jungle, urban area, etc.).

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD PLA

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

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4 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV PLA

Sala, Enric

Summary: In this book, world-renowned marine ecologist Enric Sala illuminates the many reasons why preserving Earth's biodiversity makes logical, emotional, and economic sense. Using key moments from his own scientific awakening, Sala reveals that our survival depends on all species. The natural world, he explains, is a perfect circular economy, where every species, in life and in death, sustains...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: National Geographic 2020

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Cohen, Joshua G.

Summary: The culmination of three decades of work by Michigan Natural Features Inventory ecologists, this essential guidebook to the natural communities of Michigan introduces the diverse terrain of a unique state. Small enough to carry in a backpack, this field guide provides a system for dividing the complex natural landscape of Michigan into easily understood and describable components called natural...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Michigan State Univiversity Press 2015

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 508 COH

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 508 COH

Kalman, Bobbie.

Summary: Explains what Earth's biomes are, the importance of conserving our biomes and the life forms that inhabit each one.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crabtree Pub. 2009

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 577 KAL

Summary: Journeying into the heart of equatorial Africa, this program joins Spanish primatologist Magdalena Bermejo and her husband, cinematographer German Illera, as Bermejo conducts groundbreaking research into the lives of western lowland gorillas. Viewers come to understand the discipline and perseverance required for such observation, as numerous challenges (including swarms of sweat bees and...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: Beneath our feet lies a world of violence, death, and renewal-the soil. This program takes viewers deep inside that unseen realm, focusing on the chemical and ecological complexity that enriches soil and sustains plant and animal life. A wide array of fungi, microorganisms, insects, and small animals are examined, illustrating the roles they play in the development of root systems and...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Drawing astonishing connections between forces thousands of miles apart, this program shows how life on earth is being pushed to extremes by a one-degree rise in average temperature. Specific topics include animal population declines, atmospheric developments above the oceans, and the widespread appearance of a previously rare respiratory illness. Viewers learn how many scientists believe these...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: "From the team behind the multi-award-winning The blue planet comes this epic series celebrating the earth as never before. Embracing the world's incredible landscapes and fascinating wildlife, Planet earth takes the defitive look at the diversity of our planet" (container).

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: BBC 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 508.22 DVD Planet 2007

Summary: Humboldt State University biologist Steve Sillett is obsessed with monster redwoods. But just when he thinks he's climbed and measured an unbeatably tall specimen, a new record-breaker turns up in a hidden West Coast valley. Through the story of the discovery of redwood Hyperion-379.1 feet, and still growing strong!-this program makes a study of the world's tallest living trees, from base to...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: In the pursuit of his work, celebrated photographer Frans Lanting has lived in the trees with wild macaws, camped with giant tortoises inside a volcanic crater, and documented never-before-photographed wildlife and tribal traditions in Madagascar. In this stunning TEDTalk slideshow, Lanting presents The LIFE Project, a poetic collection of photographs that tell the story of our planet, from its...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: About a fifth of the Earth's land surface is tundra: cold, dry, treeless, and home to a diverse range of inhabitants including lichens and lemmings, sedges and snowy owls, and dwarf willow bushes and musk oxen. By viewing this program, students can develop a fundamental appreciation for the world's Arctic and Alpine tundra biomes. The plants and animals that populate tundra environments are...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Montgomery, Sy

Summary: "Part science, part carnival--this winding adventure down the Amazon River with award-winning author Sy Montgomery and photographer Keith Ellenbogen explores how tiny fish, called piabas, can help preserve not only the rainforest and it's often misunderstood inhabitants, but the fate of our entire environment."--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 577.0981 MON

Summary: Ranging from rivers and lakes, to wetlands and intertidal zones, to coral reefs and kelp forests, aquatic ecosystems are as diverse as the life-forms that inhabit them. This program introduces students to a variety of the world's aquatic biomes. The characteristics of saltwater and freshwater environments are clearly described, as are the plants and animals that call these watery regions home....

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: As visually spectacular as it is informative, this program thoroughly surveys the world's varied climate systems. Using simple color-coded maps based on the Koppen classification system, the video identifies the characteristics of the following zones: humid tropical climates, wet-dry tropics, dry climates, subtropical and mid-latitude deserts and steppes, humid mid-latitude climates, humid...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: A stunning 11-part series that captures rare action, impossible locations, and intimate moments with our planet's best-loved, wildest, and most elusive creatures.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: British Broadcasting Corporation 2007

Copies Available at Kingsley

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

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

Summary: The tropical rain forests of the world are home to nearly half the animal species on earth and contain some of the most fascinating examples of natural adaptation ever seen. This classic program takes viewers into the rain forests of Costa Rica to witness a richly varied habitat under threat from human encroachment. Here, a basilisk lizard walks on water, howler monkeys bask in the sun, and...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: Go on a breathtaking adventure through time and across five continents to reveal nature's most vital secrets. You will see the alarming destruction humankind has caused to our ecosystems and find hope in recent efforts to restore the natural balance we have disturbed.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2002

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV 791.43 Secret 2002

Summary: From the forests and coral reefs of the developing world to Yellowstone's majestic wilderness, researchers are learning more about the role predators play in the health of our natural systems. This program illustrates what happens when species that naturally prey on other species disappear. Does the general public need to rethink deep-rooted views of predators? Can we re-create missing links...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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