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Alvarez, Walter

Summary: "Famed geologist Walter Alvarez expands our view of human history by revealing the cosmic, geologic, and evolutionary forces that have shaped us. Big History, the field that studies the entire known past of our universe to give context to human existence, has so far been the domain of historians. In [this book], geologist Walter Alvarez-- best known for his 'Impact Theory' explaining dinosaur...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W. W. Norton & Company 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 523 ALV

Dunn, Rob R.

Summary: Shares the known and potential consequences of the changing relationships with nature and interactions with other species and emphasizes the importance of reconnecting with the web of life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 612 DUN

Summary: How do humans influence changes in other species? Has Homo sapiens itself stopped evolving? This program explores natural selection as an ongoing phenomenon, showing how evolutionary processes continue to shape the future of all life on Earth. Exploring the competition for resources, territory, and mates that occurs in any ecosystem, the video illustrates how species differentiation takes...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: When On the Origin of Species appeared in 1859, it quickly took hold in the popular imagination-but it also glossed over significant and rather disturbing questions. This program explores Darwin's ideas on human evolution, which he developed and made public toward the end of his life. Science interpreter Jim Doherty reveals how Darwin searched for parallels between humans and animals through a...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: An extraterrestrial biologist would probably not hesitate to classify Homo sapiens as just another chimpanzee. After all, the two species share 98 percent of their DNA-and yet what a difference that two percent makes. This program investigates how such similar primates became so very dissimilar.and how humans, having reached the point where they are little hindered by natural selection, are...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Marking the 150th anniversary of the publication of On the Origin of Species, this program shows how Charles Darwin developed his theory of evolution and explores its ramifications in today's scientific community. Renowned natural history interpreter David Attenborough travels the globe, examining fresh evidence for Darwinian thought and illustrating why it is more relevant than ever. Viewers...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Riddle, A. G.

Summary: In Marbella, Spain, Dr. Kate Warner awakens to a horrifying reality: the human race stands on the brink of extinction. A pandemic unlike any before it has swept the globe. Nearly a billion people are dead--and those the Atlantis Plague doesn't kill, it transforms at the genetic level. A few rapidly evolve. The remainder devolve. As the world slips into chaos, radical solutions emerge....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kindle Direct Publishing] 2013

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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 program introduces the concepts of naturally occurring and artificially induced mutagens, demonstrates how X-radiation and chemical additives can produce genetic mutations, introduces Dr. Maclyn McCarty (one of three researchers who identified DNA as the substance that transformed one variety of Pneumococcus into another), and shows how DNA is extracted and precipitated. After viewing the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: The oceans are life's laboratory, the global test tube where trial and error meet cause and effect. By focusing on pivotal animals-ammonites, flatworms, sea squirts, frog fish, and bottlenose dolphins, to name only five-and anatomical adaptations such as the eye, the brain, the backbone, and fins, this program illustrates how life populated the seas. Evidence of humankind's evolutionary past is...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Riddle, A. G.

Summary: Northern Morocco: Dr. Kate Warner cured a global pandemic, and she thought she could cure herself. She was wrong. And she was wrong about the scope of the Atlantis conspiracy. Humanity faces a new threat, an enemy beyond imagination. With her own time running out and the utter collapse of human civilization looming, a new hope arrives: a coded message from a potential ally. Arecibo Observatory:...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: A.G. Riddle 2014

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Summary: Transcendent Man explores the theories of inventor, futurist, and best selling author Ray Kurzweil (The Singularity Is Near), who predicts that in the not-so-distant future, the science fiction behind The Terminator, Blade Runner, Total Recall, The Matrix, and I Robot will become science fact. The film follows Kurzweil as he journeys the world sharing his mind-bending vision of a future in...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Docurama Films 2011

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

Riddle, A. G.

Summary: Dr. Kate Warner left California for Jakarta, Indonesia to escape her past. She has yet to put her life back together, but she has made a remarkable discovery: a cure for autism. But when two children in her research study are abducted, Kate is plunged into a world of intrigue and conspiracies. She quickly learns that her work is not what it seems. Her research could rewrite everything we know...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: A.G. Riddle 2014

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC RID

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 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: 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: This program provides arguments in favor of continental drift and the one-time existence of a supercontinent, shows how isolation can give rise to different species and how species develop in response to their environments, and explains clines and suggests the reason for their existence. After viewing the program, students should understand the significance of the continental drift theory, the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Rutherford, Adam

Summary: "The most up-to-date science on the genetics of who we are and where we come from, showing us a more scientifically enlightened way to talk colloquially about race"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Experiment 2020

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Bright, Michael

Summary: Explores the history of human origins, highlighting such early humans as Ardipithecus, Homo habilis, Neanderthals, and Homo erectus.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: words & pictures 2019

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 569.9 BRI

Prum, Richard O.

Summary: What can explain the incredible diversity of beauty in nature? Richard O. Prum, an award-winning ornithologist, discusses Charles Darwin's second and long-neglected theory--aesthetic mate choice--and what it means for our understanding of evolution. In addition, Prum connects those same evolutionary dynamics to the origins and diversity of human sexuality, offering riveting new thinking about...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2017

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

Summary: All other life forms except humans exist to propagate themselves and pass on their genes; humans alone work to other ends. In this lecture, Richard Dawkins distinguishes between the result of eons of natural selection which has resulted in, say, a bird's tail, whose purpose is to enable the bird to fly-purpose with a survival value-and deliberate design, like an airplane's tail. Dawkins shows...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Pyne, Lydia V.

Summary: "A science historian describes seven famous ancestral fossils that have become known around the world, including the three-foot tall "hobbit" from Flores, the Neanderthal of La Chapelle, the Taung Child, the Piltdown Man hoax, Peking Man, Australopithecus sediba and Lucy,"--NoveList.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 569.8 PYN

Summary: Long ago, the oceans were home to all living things. Then some creatures moved ashore. But how? This program outlines the stages of natural selection that enabled water-dwelling animals and plants to survive, and then thrive, on land. Key evolutionary innovations such as exoskeletons and endoskeletons, legs and feet, cold blood and warm blood, lungs, hard-shelled eggs, fur, and live young are...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: "This unrivaled illustrated guide to human evolution brings you face-to-face with your ancient ancestors. Traveling back in time almost eight million years, the book charts the development of our species, Homo sapiens, from tree-dwelling primates to modern humans. Evolution investigates each of our ancestors in detail and in context, from the anatomy of their bones to the environment they lived...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: DK Publishing 2018

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 599.938 ROB

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