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Bombeck, Erma.

Summary: Collection of humorous essays on the similarities between humans and animals, discovering that the odd habits of the animal kingdom are strikingly similar to our own.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollinsPublishers 1995

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814.54 BOM

Mowat, Farley.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atlantic Monthly Press 1984

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 591.68 MOW

Summary: "Spanning 54 countries and 120 locations, Home captures the Earth's most amazing landscapes in a new and astonishing light, showcasing its incomparable beauty and acknowledging its vulnerability to change"--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment 2009

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

Goodall, Jane

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperSanFrancisco 2002

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 333.9541 GOO

Summary: After young Lucas shoots some ants with his water pistol they retaliate with a secret potion that shrinks him to their size.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2006

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1 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD FAMILY ANT

Weisman, Alan.

Summary: A study of what would happen to Earth if the human presence was removed examines our legacy for the planet, from the objects that would vanish without human intervention to those that would become long-lasting remnants of humankind.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Audio Renaissance 2007

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 304.2 WEI

Summary: In March 1940, a journey taken by John Steinbeck and his friend, marine biologist Ed Ricketts, down the coast of California, expanded from a trip meant to document the creatures that inhabit the shallow water and tide pools on the margins of the Sea of Cortez into a large philosophical exploration of mankind's relationship to the natural world. This documentary considers how that journey can...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Janson Media 2012

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

Pennypacker, Sara

Summary: Pax and Peter have been inseparable ever since Peter rescued him as a kit. But one day the unimaginable happens: Peter's dad enlists in the military and makes him return the fox to the wild. At his grandfather's house three hundred miles away from home, Peter knows he isn't where he should be-with Pax. He strikes out on his own despite the encroaching war, spurred by love, loyalty, and grief,...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Findaway World, LLC 2016

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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

Summary: Examines the interconnectivity between human beings and the natural world. Discusses ways in which the increasing estrangement from nature, brought on by modern lifestyles, is proving harmful both to people and the environment. Looks at biomimicry, the study of nature for the purpose of engineering new technologies. Argues that a reconnection with nature could be essential for restoring...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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

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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Waal, F. B. M. de (Frans B. M.)

Summary: One of the world's foremost primatologists explores what our two closest relatives in the animal kingdom--the violent, power-hungry chimpanzee and the cooperative, empathetic bonobo--can tell us about the duality of our own human nature. We have long attributed man's violent, aggressive, competitive nature to his animal ancestry. But what if we are just as given to cooperation, empathy and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Books 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 156 WAA

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: Dubbed "the woman who redefined man," Jane Goodall has changed our perceptions of primates, people, and the connections between them. But over the past 45 years, Goodall herself has "evolved" from steadfast scientist to passionate conservationist and humanitarian. In this TEDTalk, the legendary researcher talks about TACARE and her other community projects, which help people in booming African...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: Disney's acclaimed, groundbreaking nature series captures the wonder of animals and nature.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Walt Disney Home Entertainment 2006

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Summary: Our most valuable treasure, is how residents of Dakar describe the Bay of Han. But pollution from both residential and industrial sources is destroying the body of water that has long supported fishing families in the Senegalese capital. This program reports on Western-aided efforts to restore the bay's ecological health and its viability as an economic resource. Specific challenges include the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: Characterized as an LDC or Least Developed Country, the nation of Chad wrestles with drought, population growth, and resulting tensions between farmers and herders. This program investigates hydraulic projects and mediation initiatives that are fostering relationships between Chad's food growers and its nomadic, livestock-centered cultures. Overviewing the basic causes of Chadian land disputes...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: A city shouldn't be a problem, says Jaime Lerner, the former mayor of Curitiba. "It should be a solution." This program explores innovative planning, engineering, and conservation at work in the Brazilian metropolis as it transcends many of the problems plaguing other South American cities. The film spotlights fully modernized public transportation and recycling systems, a "Citizenship Street"...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: Year by year the tourist trade has dwindled in fictional Pingwah Falls, leaving the town practically bankrupt. When a plan was unveiled for a modern resort, everyone's hopes rose.until they learned the land is home to a threatened species of bird. In this Fred Friendly Seminar moderated by Harvard Law School's Arthur Miller, panelists including former county supervisor Tom Mullen; Christopher...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: Illegal deforestation, slash-and-burn practices, poverty, land disputes-these are among the many problems associated with farming in Madagascar. This program guides viewers through the real-world challenges of building sustainable agriculture in the country. Outlining reasons why many growers are unable or unwilling to leave outmoded techniques behind, the film visits community offices that...

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

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 778.93 JOU

Strauss, Eric.

Summary: Ecology is to reveal the nature of ourselves and of our relationship with the species around us. The lectures in this course are often in pairs, with basic ecological principles discussed in the first lecture and the human role or human implications addressed in the second.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2009

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4 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 525 EAR
Call number: DVD 525 EAR PART 1
Call number: DVD 525 EAR PART 2
Call number: DVD 525 EAR PART 3

Summary: Stretching over 4,000 miles across South America, the Amazon River has long defied human efforts to tame it. Not a single bridge crosses it, and not one dam halts its flow. This program visits urban centers on the banks of the Amazon and examines new attempts to harness-or exploit-the river's energy and natural abundance. The journey begins at Iquitos-a Peruvian city blighted by poverty and...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Among the most utilized waterways in the world, the Yangtze River is also one of the most volatile. This program sheds light on humanity's battle to tame and profit from the river-specifically, a project initiated by Chiang Kai-shek in the 1930s. The program also studies corresponding ecological problems. Viewers are introduced to the Three Gorges Dam, a concrete mega-structure visible from...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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