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Summary: "Directed by Emmy Award winner Marina Zenovich and executive produced by Academy Award winner Alex Gibney, this National Geographic documentary film unfolds like a real-life film noir, uncovering the ruthless exploits of California's notorious water barons, who profit off the state's resources while everyday citizens endure a debilitating water crisis"--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: National Geographic 2017

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

Postel, Sandra

Summary: Sandra Postel takes readers around the world to explore water projects that work with, rather than against, nature's rhythms. In New Mexico, forest rehabilitation is safeguarding drinking water; along the Mississippi River, farmers are planting cover crops to reduce polluted runoff; and in China, "sponge cities" are capturing rainwater to curb urban flooding. Efforts like these will be...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Island Press 2017

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Piper, Karen Lynnea

Summary: "There's Money in Thirst," reads a headline in the New York Times. The CEO of Nestlé, purveyor of bottled water, heartily agrees. It is important to give water a market value, he says in a promotional video, so "we're all aware that it has a price." But for those who have no access to clean water, a fifth of the world's population, the price is thirst. This is the frightening landscape that...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: University of Minnesota Press 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 333 PIP

Fishman, Charles

Summary: The water coming out of your kitchen tap is four billion years old and might well have been sipped by a Tyrannosaurus rex. Rather than only three states of water, liquid, ice, and vapor, there is a fourth, "molecular water," fused into rock 400 miles deep in the Earth, and that's where most of the planet's water is found. Unlike most precious resources, water cannot be used up; it can always be...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Free Press 2011

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 333.91 FIS

Summary: "Where did Anthony 'Zorba the Greek' Quinn actually grow up? What happened to Shirley Temple after the 'Good Ship Lollipop' of child superstardom sailed? Was Grace Kelly always destined to be a princess? You'll find the answers to these and many other questions in this collection!"--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Image/Madacy Entertainment 2011

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1 available in Television Series and Box Set DVDs, Call number: DVD TV LEG

Glennon, Robert Jerome

Contents: 1. The worth of water in the United States -- 2. Human reliance on groundwater -- 3. How does a river go dry : the Santa Cruz in Tucson -- 4. A river at risk : the Upper San Pedro River in Arizona -- 5. Tampa Bay's avarice : Cypress Groves, wetlands, springs, and lakes in Florida -- 6. The tourist's mirage : San Antonio's River Walk, the Edwards Aquifer, and endangered species -- 7. Suburban...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Island Press 2002

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 333.91 GLE

Summary: Author Hank Moody's life is spinning out of control as he juggles his sex and drug addictions while raising a daughter and trying to win back the love of his life.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Paramount Home Entertainment 2008

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1 available in Television Series and Box Set DVDs, Call number: DVD TV CAL

Summary: It explores the remarkable life of Jeremiah Tower, one of the most controversial and influential figures in the history of American gastronomy. Tower began his career at the renowned Chez Panisse in Berkeley in 1972, becoming a pioneering figure in the emerging California cuisine movement. After leaving Chez Panisse, due in part to a famously contentious relationship with founder Alice Waters,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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

Summary: Fabulously offbeat and refreshingly upbeat, this lovable film gets friendly with the natives of the Salton Sea, an inland ocean of massive fish kills, rotting resorts, and 120 degree nights located just minutes from urban South California.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: New Line Video 2007

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

Summary: Frances "Gidget" Lawrence lives with her widowed college professor father in California. Anne is her older sister who is married to John Cooper, a psychology student. Gidget spends most of her free time at the beach, hanging out with friends and surfing. She also has a knack for getting in and out of trouble. Gidget speaks to the audience during her journey to adulthood, letting them know...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2006

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Television Series and Box Set DVDs, Call number: DVDTV Series Gidget 2006

Pimentel, Annette Bay

Summary: A 100th anniversary tribute chronicles the inspiring true story of a Chinese-American trail cook whose resourcefulness during a historical camping venture in the Sierras safeguarded a team of influential writers, tycoons, politicians and celebrities who later founded the National Park Service. --Publisher

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Charlesbridge 2016

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 SIN

Summary: Private eye Jake Gittes, living off the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-war Southern California is hired by a beautiful socialite to investigate her husband's extra-marital affair. Gittes is swept into a maelstrom of double dealings and deadly deceits, uncovering a web of personal and political scandals that come crashing together for one, unforgettable night in Chinatown.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Paramount 1999

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1 available in Crime / Mystery DVDs, Call number: DVD CRIME/MYSTERY CHI

Summary: Powering houses and heating water in more energy efficient, sustainable ways is an important component of many remodeling projects. Whether it's through the use of passive or active solar technologies, wind, or other renewable power sources, today's remodelers need to understand the basics of green power so they can guide their clients toward smarter choices and then integrate these...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: Harnessing the power of the atom is a staggering technological achievement-but how is it done, exactly? This program guides viewers through the complex science and basic operation of a nuclear power station. Outlining the nuclear fuel cycle-including mining, milling, enrichment, fabrication, storage, and reprocessing-the video looks at specific mining procedures; discusses the structure and...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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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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Dubus, Andre

Summary: Kathy, a recovering alcoholic, separated from her husband, fails to open a series of letters from the tax office. The State seizes her house and it is sold to Behrani, a former Iranian Air Force officer. For him, the house comes to represent a passport to the American dream, but not for Kathy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Norton 1999

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC DUB

Summary: Revolutionary technologies now make it possible to harness a completely renewable energy resource-the natural power of the sea. This program explores ways that electric power can be drawn from tidal forces or from fluctuations in ocean currents. Traveling the globe, the film highlights several innovations, including a tide-driven rotor off the coast of Cornwall in the U.K., a multi-rotor locks...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Some experts believe that up to 25 percent of the world's electricity could eventually be generated by wind power. This program presents the viewpoints of wind energy's supporters and opponents, and explains recent developments in wind power technology. Challengers to the proliferation of wind farms, including conservationists and citizens' groups, argue that wind turbines destroy the landscape...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Nothing is so familiar, and yet so elusive, as water. A running faucet would require 136 trillion years to discharge the Earth's 326 million cubic miles of water, but only fresh water-less than three percent of the global supply-can sustain life. As we transport, utilize, and consume water, we are tempted to view it as eternally plentiful. But its protracted cycle of falling from the sky,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: Radical changes in building design are needed to protect our fragile planet. This program studies the work of leading architects around the globe, all of whom employ green concepts and eco-friendly materials. Through extensive interviews and detailed visuals, the film provides insight into a wide range of residential and office design innovations-such as green roof technology, geothermal and...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Summary: Almost one-fifth of the world's electricity comes from nuclear power. Supporters claim it is safe, cheap, and the answer to global warming. Critics call it dangerous, expensive, and hardly the solution to climate change. This program presents arguments for and against nuclear energy while exploring scientific concepts behind it. Topics include: the disposal or storage of radioactive waste; the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Simpson, John W. (John Warfield)

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 2005

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 363.61 SIM

Summary: A searing indictment of the Mormon Church's historic involvement in the promotion and passage of California's Proposition 8, and the Mormon religion's secretive, decades-long campaign against gay rights.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Wolfe Video 2010

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

Summary: Despite the extraordinary engineering of Brazil's Porto Primavera Dam, many scientists and environmentalists view its ecological effects as catastrophic. This program offers a sobering look at a nation's effort to balance its growing energy needs against the long-term benefits of preserving unique and irreplaceable ecosystems. Produced prior to the completion of Porto Primavera and the creation...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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