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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: Naturalist and filmmaker John Stoneman travels to the North and South Poles to study and interact with indigenous creatures above and below the ice.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Topics Entertainment 2010

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

Summary: Viewers experience events that unfold too slowly for human perception. They see the beauty, drama, and even humor of phenomena that occur in the flash of a microsecond.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Virgil Films 2015

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

Summary: Looks back at Jane Goodall's career as a primatologist, animal rights advocate, and environmental activist. Comprised of present-day interview segments with Goodall and archival footage of her work studying chimpanzees at Tanzania's Gombe National Park shot by Hugo van Lawick in the 1960s for National Geographic.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: [Distributed by] 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 2017

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD JANE

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Summary: An astonishing journey revealing the awesome power of the natural world. Over the course of one single day, we track the sun from the highest mountains to the remotest islands to exotic jungles. Breakthroughs in filmmaking technology bring you up close with a cast of unforgettable characters. Told with humor, intimacy and a jaw-dropping sense of cinematic splendor.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: BBC Earth Films 2017

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Summary: Dolphins and whales may appear to be totally alien to us. But with their mental ability, group communication and the recent discovery that dolphins have individual names, they are closer to us than we ever imagined. Ace underwater cameramen Doug Allan and Didier Noirot embark on a quest to film the most amazing stories of whales and dolphins across the ocean world.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2012

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Summary: Chronicles the efforts of nature photographer James Balog to document the receding of the Solheim glacier in Iceland, a consequence of climate change and global warming, in which strategically placed cameras would take one picture every hour for three years.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Docuramafilms 2013

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

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

Summary: For thousands of years, songbirds were regarded by mankind as messengers from the gods. Today, these creatures, woven inextricably into the fabric of our environment, are vanishing at an alarming rate. Under threat from climate change, pesticides and more, populations of hundreds of species have dipped dramatically. As scientists, activists and bird enthusiasts investigate this phenomenon,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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

Summary: A diverse group of full of attitude New Yorkers reveals how a hidden world of beautiful wild birds in the middle of Manhattan has upended and magically transformed their lives.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Music Box Films 2013

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

Summary: A spectacular tale set among ancient ruins in the storied jungles of South Asia. Maya, a clever and resourceful monkey, finds her world forever changed when she welcomes her son Kip into her colorful extended family. As Maya strives to keep Kip safe through unexpected and sometimes perilous adventures, amazing footage captures all the magic and surprises of their magnificent world.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Buena Vista Home Entertainment 2015

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC MON
2 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD FAMILY MON

Summary: The story of Nim, the chimpanzee who became the focus of a landmark 1970s experiment to show that an ape could learn to communicate with language if raised and nurtured like a human child. But as Nim's natural instincts take over and the humans trusted with his well-being fail to protect him, Project Nim uncovers the unflinching and extraordinary journey of one animal thrust into human society.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Lionsgate 2012

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD 599.885 PRO

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1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD PRO

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF PRO

Summary: Showcases a year in the life of a bear family as two young cubs are taught life's most important lessons. Set against an Alaskan backdrop teeming with life, their journey begins as winter comes to an end and the bears emerge from hibernation to face an exciting but risky world.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD BEA

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD BEA NOT RATED

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

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Nonfic Be

Summary: Filmed in high definition, this groundbreaking series is captured in its entirely. Twenty-six programs cover the gamut from underwater to desert life, and demonstrate how important this resource is to life on Earth. This volume contains: Water's pulse; Uncertain water; Water's voices; Making of.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Questar 2009

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

Summary: Freshly graduated from college with a promising future ahead, Christopher McCandless instead walked out of his privileged life and into the wild in search of adventure. What happened to him on the way transformed this young wanderer into an enduring symbol for countless people - a fearless risk-taker who wrestled with the precarious balance between man and nature. Based on a true story.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Paramount Home Entertainment 2008

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD I

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD INT RATED R

Summary: "For 100 million years, bees have provided sustainability on earth-- yet these glorious pollinators are facing challenges and fading from our planet. ... [This film] provides an in-depth look at the people who are facing the challenge on behalf of the bees, making a difference, and urging everyone to join them on a planet-saving mission"--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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

Summary: Three years of shooting were needed by five teams in order to follow bird migrations flying over the seven continents: from one pole to another, from the seas to snowcapped mountains, from the canopy of heaven to mangroves and swamps.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment 2003

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 598.15 DVD Winged 2003

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2 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC WIN

Jackson, Samuel L.

Summary: A lion family and a cheetah family make their homes on the African savanna.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment 2011

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

Summary: A short, nature documentary that examines the lives of orphaned orangutans and elephants because of poaching and habitat encroachment and follows the efforts of individuals who work to rescue, rehabilitate, and return these animals to the wild.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2011

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Bo

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

Summary: A story of three animal families on a journey across our planet - polar bears, elephants, and humpback whales. It captures rare footage of nature's wildest and most elusive animals.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment 2009

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD 590 EAR

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD EAR RATED NR

Summary: Follows a wayward California brown pelican from her "arrest" on the Golden Gate Bridge into care at a wildlife rehabilitation facility, and from there explores pelicans' nesting grounds, Pacific coast migration and survival challenges.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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

Weihenmayer, Erik

Summary: Follows eleven Iraq and Afghanistan War veterans as they take part in an expedition to climb the Himalayan Mount Lobuche.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Virgil Films 2012

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

Summary: Travel back to the days of raging raptors and the terrifying Tyrannosaurus rex, when dinosaurs ruled the earth. Plus, see some of the world's creepiest creatures such as spiders, ants, dung beetles, and more.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: National Geographic 2004

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD JUV REA

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1 available in Juvenile Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD JUV REA

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 Digital Video Disc, Call number: 577 DVD Life 2010

Summary: "Come join Matthew, Lydia and all their colorful friends on a journey into the magical realm of backyard nature!"--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Magic Woods Inc. 2007

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1 available in Juvenile Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD JUV MAG