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Summary: An epic detective story that offers a gripping expose on why the world is so unequal. Professor Jared Diamond traveled the globe for over 30 years trying to answer this question. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book. Why did Eurasians conquer, displace, or decimate Native Americans, Australians, and Africans, instead of the reverse? Diamond dismantles racially based theories of human...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: National Geographic 2005

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 303.4 DVD Guns 2005

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

Wohlleben, Peter

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Summary: "In an era of cell phone addiction and ever-expanding cities, many of us fear we've lost our connection to nature--but Peter Wohlleben is convinced that age-old ties linking humans to the forest remain alive and intact. Whether we observe it or not, our blood pressure stabilizes near trees, the color green calms us, and the forest sharpens our senses. Drawing on new scientific discoveries, The...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Greystone Books 2021

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1 available in Browsing Hot Titles, Call number: HOT TITLE

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

Rich, Nathaniel

Summary: "From the author of Losing Earth, a deeply reported and beautifully told exploration of how we live in a post-natural world"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: MCD/Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 304.2 RIC

Summary: This videodisc undertakes five epic journeys across the globe, tracing the ancient routes of our early ancestors to reveal the extraordinary and brutal challenges they faced. Using the latest genetic and archaeological evidence, it shows how humans gradually adapted, culturally and physiologically, in response to their environment.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: BBC Worldwide 2010

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD 591.38 Incredible 2010

Summary: Academy Award-winning director Akira Kurosawa, whose cinematic genius has inspired such classic films as 'Star Wars' and 'The Magnificent Seven', presents his 28th, and most personal film. Visually splendid, Kurosawa's film consists of eight powerful vignettes, one of which features acclaimed director Martin Scorsese as painter Vincent Van Gogh.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2011

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN DRE

Steinberg, Theodore

Summary: Down to earth offers a sweeping history of our nation, one that places the environment at the very center of our story. Ted Steinberg sweeps across the centuries, re-envisioning the story of America as he recounts how the environment has played a key role in virtually every social, economic, and political development. Ranging from the colonists' attempts to impose order on the land to the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2002

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 333.7 STE

Jones, Lucy

Summary: "Why human beings have a powerful and fundamental need--mental, spiritual, and physical--for the natural world; the profound impact it has on our consciousness and ability to heal our soul and bring solace to the heart, and the new cutting-edge scientificevidence proving nature as nurturer. In Losing Eden, Lucy Jones interweaves her deeply personal story of recovery from addiction and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 2021

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Logsdon, Gene.

Summary: "As author Gene Logsdon puts it, 'We are all tree huggers.' But not just for sentimental or even environmental reasons. Humans have always depended on trees for our food, shelter, livelihood, and safety. In many ways, despite the Grimm's fairy-tale version of the dark, menacing forest, most people still hold a deep cultural love of woodland settings, and feel right at home in the woods. In this...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Chelsea Green Pub. 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 511.52 LOG

Summary: "Marine Corps Master Sgt. Jerry Ensminger was a devoted Marine for nearly twenty-five years... As a drill instructor he lived and breathed the 'Corps' and was responsible for indoctrinating thousands of new recruits with its motto Semper Fidelis or 'Always Faithful.' When Jerry's nine-year old daughter Janey died of a rare type of leukemia, his world collapsed. As a grief-stricken father, he...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Tied to the Tracks Films, Inc. 2011

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC SEM
1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF SEM

Tidwell, Mike.

Contents: The real reason Katrina happened -- Ignoring the warning signs in Louisiana -- Why do societies commit suicide? -- Global warming: same mistakes, bigger stage -- Sea-level rise: exporting New Orleans to the world -- Killer hurricanes: exporting Katrina to the world -- No more Katrinas, no more warming, no more waiting -- The clean energy revolution -- Climate cover-up at the White House -- A...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Free Press 2006

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 363.738 Tidewell

Li, Qing

Summary: A guide to the therapeutic Japanese practice of shinrin-yoku, or forest bathing, demonstrates how it can reduce stress levels, improve the immune system, and promote health and happiness, and includes more than one hundred photographs from forests around the world.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 615.8 LI

Summary: An up-close and personal look at one of Antarctica's lesser-known inhabitants: the human. Join Werner Herzog as he shows those amazing individuals who work, play, and struggle to live in some of the world's worst conditions.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Image Entertainment 2008

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Ackerman, Diane

Summary: A celebrated storyteller-poet-naturalist explores a year of dawns, drawing on sources as diverse as meteorology, world religion, etymology, art history, poetry, organic farming, and beekeeping.

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Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 508.2 ACK

Diamond, Jared M.

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: Why did Eurasians conquer, displace, or decimate Native Americans, Australians, and Africans, instead of the reverse? In this groundbreaking book, evolutionary biologist Jared Diamond stunningly dismantles racially based theories of human history by revealing the environmental factors actually responsible for history's broadest patterns. Here, at last, is a world history that really is a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Norton 1999

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Meyer, Judith L.

Contents: Revolutionary ideas and evolutionary processes -- The discovery accounts -- Following in the footsteps -- The art of the Yellowstone -- Experiencing Yellowstone -- The idea of the ideal.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Roberts Rinehart 2003

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 978.752 MEY

Rand McNally and Company

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Publisher / Publication Date: 1972

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1 available in Reference, Call number: R 912 RAN

Summary: This groundbreaking series, from the team behind Earth: the biography, reveals the epic tale of how the forces of the Earth have shaped human civilization. With passionate storytelling and extraordinary HD camerawork, this engaging and visually stunning series combines bold ideas with new science to form an original version of human history. Includes: Filming in Extremes: An Interview with...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: British Broadcasting Corp. 2010

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD 304.2 How 2010

Diamond, Jared M.

Summary: Jared Diamond, Professor of Physiology at the UCLA School of Medicine, goes beyond weapons, war tactics, and politics to show how biological and environmental factors changed and shaped thousands of years of history.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House Audio 1999

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 303.4 DIA

Lee, Ingrid Fetell

Summary: Have you ever wondered why we stop to watch the orange glow that arrives before sunset, or why we flock to see cherry blossoms bloom in spring? Is there a reason that people -- regardless of gender, age, culture, or ethnicity -- are mesmerized by baby animals, and can't help but smile when they see a burst of confetti or a cluster of colorful balloons? We are often made to feel that the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown Spark 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 152.4 LEE

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 152.4 LEE

Diamond, Jared M.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: HighBridge Co. 2001

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 303.4 DIA

Davis, Jack E.

Summary: Significant beyond tragic oil spills and hurricanes, the Gulf has historically been one of the world's most bounteous marine environments, supporting human life for millennia. Based on the premise that nature lies at the center of human existence, Davis takes readers on a compelling and, at times, wrenching journey from the Florida Keys to the Texas Rio Grande, along marshy shorelines and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Liveright Publishing Corporation 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 976 DAV

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

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