BOTANY: KINGDOM PLANTAE
PRIVATE LIFE OF PLANTS SERIES:
BRANCHING OUT. c1995.
50 min. The private life of plants ; v. 1. Discusses how plant seeds are seasoned travelers, using animals, insects and wind in their journey for roots. Some employ aeronautical technology, like the squirting cucumber's jet propulsion and the Himalayan balsam's violent explosions, to propel their seeds.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QK 661 .B7 1995.
PUTTING DOWN ROOTS. c1995.
50 min. The private life of plants ; v. 2. Discusses how plants cultivate myriad survival techniques. Some plants race across the forest floor to climb a tree, tropical leaves strain to catch shafts of life-giving sunlight, and others use poisonous sap and crafty disguises as defense mechanisms.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QH 546.3 .P8 1995.
THE BIRDS AND THE BEES. c1995.
50 min. The private life of plants ; v. 3. Discusses how ingenious plants help insects and birds discover their hidden pollen with intricate, brilliantly colored flowers. Plants are also deceitful with false promises of food or sex as rewards for transferring male pollen to the female parts of another plant.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QH 471 .B5 1995.
PLANT POLITICS. c1995.
50 min. The private life of plants ; v. 4 Struggling for survival, plants use some hair-raising strategies such as arson, to engineer catastrophes. Attenborough dangles 200 feet up in Borneo's jungle and dodges flames in Australia to show how plants exploit disaster to meet their species' needs
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QH 546.3 .P5 1995.
LIVING TOGETHER. c1995.
50 min. The private life of plants ; v. 5. Shows how plants form remarkable partnerships, co-habiting with and within animals, fungi, and other plants in order to survive. Reveals their symbiotic relationship with jellyfish, the Great Barrier Reef, fierce biting ants and predatory dodders.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QH 548.3 .L5 1995.
IT'S A JUNGLE OUT THERE. c1995.
50 min. The private life of plants ; v. 6. Depicts the extremes under which plants grow--from the coldest Arctic wastes to the driest deserts. Shows that plants can endure in a harsh and changing world in environments where humans often cannot exist.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QK 901 .I8 1995.
PLANTS OUT OF PLACE: FACING THE GREEN INVASION. 2005.
Streaming video 61 min. Illustrates the alarming environmental and commercial impact of non-native invasive plants; explains why they were planted and how they got out of control; introduces federal, state, and local organizations dedicated to stopping them; and describes mechanical, biological, and chemical methods of fighting them. The program also catalogues numerous pest plants currently wreaking havoc, including kudzu, purple loosestrife, garlic mustard, giant salvinia, yellow star thistle, and water hyacinth. Contents: Adapting to Changes (2:52) -- Introduction of Species to New Environments (1:15) -- Growth of Kudzu in the Southeast (2:29) -- Invasive Trees and Plants (3:00) -- Impact of Invasive Plants (3:52) -- Removal of Non-native Plants (4:02) -- Controlling Spread of Invasive Plants (2:48) -- Waterways as a Corridor for Invasive Species (2:08) -- Controlling Invasive Plants (6:22) -- Gardening as a Method of Introduction (4:00) -- Partnerships to Reduce Invasive Plants (2:11) -- Combining Control Methods (2:30) -- Preventing Invasive Plants in Great Lakes (4:18) -- Controlling Sale of Invasive Plants (0:59) -- Monitoring Public Parks (2:10) -- Preserving Plant Diversity in National Parks (1:55) -- Predicting Invasions (4:00) -- Public and Private Efforts to Control Invasive Plants (7:10)
FORMAT: Streaming video. LOCATION: Permanent link
THE BOTANY SERIES. c1995.
4 videocassettes (ca. 120 min.) These programs are designed with the secondary science classroom and the needs of science teachers in mind. Hard-to-grasp concepts are intelligently and logically examined. Computer animation, experiments and demonstrations are used to illustrate the intricacies of plant life. Contents: [Tape 1-2] Introduction to botany. Pt. 1-2 -- [tape 3] Photosynthesis -- [tape 4] Plant reproduction.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QK 45.2 .B6 1995.
ADAPTATION TO SITE. c1989.
28 min. The Life of plants. Discusses how plants are able to adapt to variations in terrain, climate and local conditions.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QK 46 .A4 1989x.
PLANT TAXONOMY: THE UNIVERSAL LANGUAGE. c2001.
49 min. Explains the systems for naming, classifying and identifying plants. Discusses scientific nomenclature, classification, identification and field botany. Part 1 introduces the internationally recognized system of binomial nomenclature developed by Carl Linneaus. Part 2 shows how to develop observation skills for recognizing plant families in gardens and natural environments. Contents: pt. 1. Understanding plant names (21 min.) -- pt. 2. Nomenclature and identification (28 min.).
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QK 95 .P53 2001.
A NEEDLE IN THE HAYSTACK: SEARCHING FOR NEW MEDICINES IN THE RAIN FOREST. [1990?].
12 min. Follows scientists from the National Cancer Institute, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and the Field Museum as they search for new compounds that might cure diseases such as cancer and AIDS. Shows a plant collection trip in the rain forests of Southeast Asia, transportation of specimens to the United States, and lab research.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QK 99.U6 N4 1996.
LIFE PROCESSES OF PLANTS. 2005.
17 min. Cambridge core science series. Bio basics Investigates the major differences and the striking similarities between plants and animals in areas such as respiration, reproduction and what they consume. Includes cell structure and plant evolution
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QK 711.2 .L544 2005.
SUCCESSION ON LAVA. c1970.
13:19 min. EBE biology program. Unit 1, Ecology. Illustrates the destruction caused by volcanic eruption and examines the difficulties encountered by the first forms of life that reappear on the lava flow.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QK 759.5 .S8 1985.
THE BIOLOGY OF PLANTS. c1997.
17 min. Biology of ... series. An introduction to photosynthesis and the major plant groups.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QK 882 .B29 1997.
15 min. Branches on the tree of life. An introduction to photosynthesis and the major plant groups. Contents: Chloroplast structure -- Mosses and liverworts -- Horsetails and ferns -- Gymnosperms – Angiosperms.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QK882 .P536 2008.
SECRETS OF PLANT GENOMES: REVEALED! 2008.
24 min. Explores how plants got to be the way they are and how people can make better use of them in the future. This program joins scientists in the lab, in the field, and at the computer, as they work to unlock the secrets of some of the most important plants including corn, cotton and potatoes.
FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QK 981.45 .S437 2008.
PLANT DEFENSES 1989.
28 min. The life of plants. Presents a host of ingenious protective devices developed by plants to ward off attackers. Includes animal adaptations to these defenses.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General SB 933.2 .P536 1989.
PHOTOSYNTHESIS / ENERGY FLOW
ENERGY FLOW IN AGRICULTURE. c1992.
10 min. Energy flow. Examines the role of energy flow, first in a primitive and then a modern agricultural society. Computer animation illustrates energy concepts in a present-day system, including extensive use of machinery and fertilizers.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QH 510 .E64 1992.
PRODUCERS CAPTURE SOLAR ENERGY. c1997.
ca. 28 min. Simply science ; no. 2. Describes how energy flow through the biosphere is facilitated by different types of organisms - producers, consumers and decomposers. A farm provides the backdrop to explain how producers and consumers acquire energy. Cell differences between plants and animals are identified and used to explain the different functions of these two types of organisms.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QH 541 .P7 1997.
PHOTOSYNTHESIS AND CELLULAR RESPIRATION. c2001.
15 min. Visualizing cell processes ; program 3. Glycolysis and fermentation -- Mitochondrion structure -- Krebs cycle: more energy through aerobic respirations -- Electron transport chain and ATP synthesis -- Photosynthesis: Chloroplast structure -- Light-dependent reactions -- Light-independent reactions.
Through live action and animated models, illustrates the basic biochemical processes involved in photosynthesis and cellular respiration. Downloadable teaching guides available at: www.ebiomedia.com.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QH 581.2 .P46 2001.
THE PRIMARY PRODUCTION OF HEATHER. c1986.
16 min. Experiment : biology. An experiment which assesses the growth rate and net primary production of heather on a Pennine Moor in England, as a basis on which to estimate energy flow and nutrient uptake. The viewer is expected to complete the experiment.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QK 495 .E68 P7 1986x.
EXPERIMENTS IN PHOTOSYNTHESIS. c1990.
17 min., 38 sec. Presents 4 simple experiments students can duplicate in the classroom to illustrate the effects of changes in light intensity and carbon dioxide absorption on the ability of green plants to produce oxygen and carbohydrates.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QK 882 .E9 1990.
20 min. Combines close-ups of green plants in natural settings with time-lapse scenes of a plant's growth in describing the energy produced by photosynthesis. In laboratory experiments, examines and analyzes the chloroplasts, the central components in the process.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QK 882 .P4 1982.
10 min. From the 1984 television program: Energy flow. Demonstrates how chlorophyll in plants absorbs and transfers captured light energy to other molecules and eventually creates energy storage molecules such as glucose.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk and General QK 882 .P4 1992.
PHOTOSYNTHESIS: ENERGY AND LIFE. [2000?].
29 min. Introduces basic features of photosynthesis in higher plants. Also introduces the concepts of electron excitation and the light dependent and independent stages and their relation to chloroplast structures.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QK 882 .P456 2000.
PHOTOSYNTHESIS: LIGHT INTO LIFE. c1998.
23 min. Offers a lively way for students to understand the interesting and essential aspects of photosynthesis, from the reactions themselves to the far-reaching implications of harnessing the energy of the sun.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QK 882 .P46 1998.
6 videocassettes (10 min. each) Originally broadcast in 1987 as a segment of: Concepts in science.
Starting with the historic discoveries of Joseph Priestley, Jan Ingenhousz, and Jean Senebier, this miniseries examines the absorption of light by plants, and follows the energy pathways to the production of carbohydrates and other organic materials. Programs also develop the Calvin cycle, as it functions in carbon 3 and carbon 4 plants, and the remarkable fluid transport system that delivers water and nutrients throughout the plant structure.
Contents: [1.] Seeing the light -- [2.] Absorbing the light -- [3.] Light reaction -- [4.]Dark reaction -- [5.] C3 and C4 plants -- [6.] Fluid transport system.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QK 882 .P465 1992.
ca. 20 min. Explores the complex chemical process of photosynthesis using graphics and colorful animations.. Highlights the various structures involved in photosynthesis, transpiration, and transport. Concepts and terminology include: chloroplast, photosystem, light reactions, light-independent reactions, carbon fixation, pigments, photon, absorption, spectrum, chlorophyll, carotenoids, electron transport, photophosphorylation, Calvin Cycle, and C4 plants.
FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QK 882 .P4652 2010.
WILD FLOWERS AND TREES/FORESTS
CHICAGO WILDERNESS: A MATERIALS KIT : THREE PROBLEM-BASED PATHS FOR EXPLORING BIODIVERSITY ISSUES IN YOUR OWN BACKYARD. 2001.
1 v. (loose-leaf) : ill., maps ; 30 cm. + 1 VHS videocassette (15 min. : sd., col. ; 3/4 in.) + 1 sound cassette + 6 Peterson first guide books (19 cm.) + biodiversity atlas (64 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.) + 8 sets of animal tracks/prints + animal track identification sheet + Peterson flash guide on animal tracks (24 p. : folded ; 22 cm.) in container (34 x 44 x 26 cm.). Video presents habitats found in Chicago that are more rare than tropical rain forests. Animal tracks/prints include: coyote, whitetail deer, beaver, cottontail rabbit, grey squirrel, barred owl, and wood duck. An integrated educational tool to teach about biodiversity and its relevance to the natural communities of the Chicago area.
FORMAT: Kit. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QH 105.I3 .C453 2001.
SPRING WILD FLOWERS OF THE EASTERN FORESTS. c1994.
45 min. Laurel Hill Press wild flower series ; v. 1:1. Describes 100 of the most interesting native or naturalized spring wild flowers of the Eastern Deciduous Forest Region. Tells when and where they bloom.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QK 115 .S65 1994.
NATIVE WILDFLOWERS OF WOODLAND & PRAIRIE. 1990.
29 min. Plants of the Midwest. Surveys 31 wildflower species of forest, wetland, and prairie habitats found in central and eastern North America, with notes on their use by Native Americans and European settlers.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QK 128 .N3 1990.
WILDFLOWERS OF WOODLANDS AND WETLANDS. 1991.
103 min. Plants of the Midwest. Surveys 95 wildflower species found in forest and wetland habitats in central North America. Includes notes on their use by Native Americans and European settlers. pt. 1. (31:25) -- pt. 2. (33:21) -- pt. 3. (38:47).
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QK 128 .W5 1991.
FALL COLOR: TREES OF THE EASTERN FORESTS. 1993.
30 min. Learn about the variable biological and physical factors that produce the fall color change in the great hardwood forests of eastern North America.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QK 484.E3 F3 1993.
PRESCRIBED FIRE IN THE NATIONAL PARK SERVICE. 1994.
13 min. Discusses the National Park Service's efforts to return forest lands, which have been changed by fire suppression, to as natural a state as possible. Explains the use of fire scars to determine historical fire cycles before European settlement. Examines the use of prescribed natural fires and prescribed burns which fire managers are using to accomplish this task.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General SD 387.F52 P74 1994.
BATTLE FOR THE TREES. c1993.
57 min.. Examines the strategies of both sides, environmentalist and the logging industry, in the battle to control the old growth forests of British Columbia. Suggests some practical solutions that balance economic needs with the preservation of the ancient forests.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General SD 387.O43 B3 1993.
THE CIRCLE OF LIFE. c1993.
27 min. Focuses on wood as a renewable resource while discussing such topics as the relationship between consumption and production, natural resource management, and the interconnected social, economic and environmental factors which need to be addressed as we face a future where increasing population puts increasing pressure on resources.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General SD 387.S87 C573 1993.
MATERIALS AND THE ENVIRONMENT: WOOD AS A GLOBAL RESOURCE. c1995.
ca. 14 min. Discusses the global, social, economic, and ecological consequences of various options of using wood as a resource to meet global raw material needs while maintaining environmental quality
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: SD 387.S87 M384 1995
THE MIRACLE RESOURCE. c2007.
15 min. Explains why wood, which is "renewable, recyclable, biodegradable, energy efficient, durable, versatile, non-toxic," is an environmentally sound resource choice in a world where our demand for finite resources continues to increase dramatically.
FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General SD 387.S87 M573 2007.
A SILENT FOREST: THE GROWING THREAT, GENETICALLY ENGINEERED TREES. 2005.
46 min. Examines the threats posed by the introduction of genetically engineered trees into our environment.
FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General SD 399.5 .S554 2005.
FIRE. , c1997.
ca. 50 min. Originally broadcast as a segment of: Raging planet. Rarely seen footage and dramatic home video capture deadly wildfires and forest fires in Yosemite, Yellowstone, Malibu, Marseille, Hawaii, Texas, and Australia.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General SD 421 .F5 1998.
FIRE WARS. c2002.
ca. 120 min. Video release of television program previously shown as a two-hour special segment of Nova.
The human and financial costs of fires, and fighting them, are high. This program investigates other options, with their dangers and advantages.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General SD 421 .F57 2002.
55 min. Originally broadcast as a National Audubon Society special. Discusses the role of fire in the environment and fire policy for national parks, using the 1988 fire in Yellowstone National Park as an example.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General SD 421 .W553 1990.
WILDFIRES: FIGHTING FIRE WITH FIRE. c1995.
50 min. Originally broadcast on the television program: Investigative reports. During the summer of 1994 there were an unprecedented number of fires near new communities and residential areas which had built up into the forests. Firefighters had to battle wildfires--at one point, two fires coming together--in an heroic attempt to save lives and property. Thirty men and women lost their lives in this effort. Should communities continue to build in forested areas where firefighting is impossible?.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General SD 421.3 .W5 1995.
AMERICA'S LOST LANDSCAPE: THE TALLGRASS PRAIRIE. c2005.
22 min. Produced in association with the University of Northern Iowa, the University of Northern Iowa Foundation and the University of Northern Iowa Native Roadside Vegetation Center Prairie Institute. Presents the rich and complex story of one of the most astonishing alterations of nature in human history. The extraordinary cinematography of prairie remnants, original score, and archival images are interwoven to create a powerful and moving viewing experience about the natural and cultural history of America. Special features: more extensive interviews with 15 subject experts, additional nature footage of 18 prairie locations, and 40 still photos.
FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QH 87.7 .A647 2005.
ILLINOIS PRAIRIES : A SENSE OF PLACE. 1986.
28 min. A documentary chronicling the birth of the prairies from the age of the massive ice flows 9,000 years ago to the present sea of Illinois corn. The voice of several of the prairie poets including Masters, Bryant, Lindsay, Sandburg and Knoepfle reflects on the landscape's indelible impression upon their own lives and on the human psyche--a feast of sights and sounds which captures the spirit of the prairie, evoking in viewers an appreciation of the Illinois prairie heritage.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QH 87.7 .I46 1986.
ILLINOIS TALLGRASS. [197-].
16 min. Introduces the prairie environment, specifically that of Goose Lake Prairie State Park. Intended for the general park visitor as a preparation and enticement for the trail walk on the prairie.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QH 87.7 .I5 1995.
MANITOBA'S TALL GRASS PRAIRIE. 1989.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QH 87.7 .M3 1989.
THE PAMPAS AND THE CHACO. c1996.
26 min. The natural world of Latin America. Describes animals and plants of both the pampas and the chaco, an intermediary ecosystem between the open grassy plateau and the dense tropical jungle of South America.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QH 87.7 .P3 1996.
LAND OF THE EAGLE. VOL. 4, ACROSS THE SEA OF GRASS. 1991.
60 min. Broadcast on November 25, 1991 as a segment of: Nature. Traces the journey of Lewis and Clark and other early pioneers of the land beyond the Mississippi who made their way across the plains that were home to buffalo, grizzly bears and tribes of Mandan, Sioux, and Pawnee. Shows how thousands of determined settlers turned the wild lands into wheat fields and why the destruction of the buffalo herds had such an impact on the Indian population.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QH 102 .L3 1991 pt.4.
LAST STAND OF THE TALL GRASS PRAIRIE. 2001.
57 min. Based on the book by Larrabee and Altman.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QH 104 .L332 2001.
BATTLE FOR THE GREAT PLAINS. 1992.
58 min. Originally shown on television in 1992 as a: National Audubon Society special. Describes the North American Great Plains as an ecosystem out of balance. Discusses environmental concerns with cattle, agriculture, wildlife, people, and natural resources.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QH 104.5 .G73 B37 1992.
THIS IS CHICAGO WILDERNESS: A REGIONAL NATURE RESERVE. c1999.
15 min. Provides an overview of the natural communities and habitats in the Chicago area, some right in the shadow of the city's skyscrapers and some that are more rare than tropical rain forests.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QH 105 .I3 T457 1999.
MISSOURI’S TALLGRASS PRAIRIE : AN AMERICAN ORIGINAL. c2001.
49 min. From its rich past to future promise, the tallgrass tale is a truly American experience. Journey into this exciting world of color, energy and life.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QH 105 .M8 M588 2001.
AMERICA'S PRAIRIE: WHERE THE SKY BEGAN. c2001.
53 min. Explores the natural and social history of the vanishing tallgrass prairie.
FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General QH 541.5.P7 A647 2001.
45 min. Nature of things. Examines the history of the grasslands of North America, the plants and animals living in those remaining, and shows how knowledge gleaned from their study can provide lessons for sustainable agriculture.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QH 541.5.P7 G725 1999.
SEAS OF GRASS. c2003.
57 min. Originally broadcast as a segment of the second season of the public television series: Journey to planet earth. Investigates the serious threats to one of our most treasured natural resources and journeys to Inner Mongolia, Kenya, South Africa, Argentina, and the American West. Grasslands cover almost one-third of the Earth's surface, house nearly a billion people, and are in grave danger of disappearing.
FORMAT: VHS and DVD. LOCATION: Circulation Desk VHS: QH 541.5 .P7 S437 2003 and DVD: QH 541.5 .P7 S437 2009.
THE DRY PRAIRIE COMMUNITY.1994.
24 min. Nature's heartland. Native plant communities of the Great Plains. Dry prairie, or shortgrass prairie, is a community where water and soils are the primary limiting factors; thus, plants adapt to the extreme heat and limited supply of water. Altogether, 5 grasses, 1 shrub, and 17 forbs are identified.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QK 938.P7 D79 1994.
THE GRASSLANDS. [197-?], c1962.
17 min. Uses film sequences of a prairie fire to show the concept that much of the present-day grassland evolved as a result of fires that burned off the competing trees. Offers an overview of grassland communities of the world and stresses the fact that grass is a basic source of energy.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QK 938.P7 G7 1970.
PRAIRIE IN YOUR POCKET : A GUIDE TO PLANTS OF THE TALLGRASS PRAIRIE. c2000.
1 picture : col. 42 x 63 cm. Folded to 21 x 11 cm. Provides common and scientific names, blooming dates, and heights for 114 easily seen prairie plants.
FORMAT: Graphic. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QK 938 .P7 M8 2000
THE MARSH-POTHOLE PRAIRIE COMMUNITY. 1994.
15 min. Nature's heartland. Native plant communities of the Great Plains. A community found on poorly drained soils of lowland and backwater bogs. Plants survive a demanding initiation of several weeks of standing water. Five grasses and 7 forbs are identified.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QK 938 .P7 M37 1994.
OAK-SAVANNA COMMUNITY. 1991.
23 min. Nature's heartland. Native plant communities of the Great Plains. A transition area between grassland and forest, this community has a parklike quality due to a mixture of grass and trees. 11 trees and 6 shrubs are identified.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QK 938.P7 O35 1994.
PLANTS OF THE TALL GRASS PRAIRIE. 1990.
53 min Surveys 73 species of flowers (forbs) and 5 grasses in the eastern prairie region of North America. Includes notes on their use by Native Americans.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QK 938 .P7 P5 1990.
THE WET PRAIRIE COMMUNITY. 1994.
22 min. Nature's heartland. Native plant communities of the Great Plains. The Mesic Prairie occupies open spaces that are neither too wet or too dry. Here, plant life is varied during different seasons of the year. Four grasses and 14 forbs are also identified.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QK 938 .P7 W48 1994.
57 min. Officially declared a “varmint,” the prairie dog may be hunted with no restrictions as to season, method, or number of animals taken. This documentary examines the prairie dog’s role as a keystone species in the grasslands of the northern plains states. Ecologists, hunters, ranchers, and others are interviewed.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QL 737 .R68 V375 1998.
FROM BENEATH THE ASHES ; SUPER SEEDS c1997.
28 out of 50 min. Bill Kurtis examines the beneficial role played by fire in the natural environment. Documents renewal of the ecosystem following the devastating Yellowstone fires in 1988 and successful attempts to restore midwestern prairies through the use of controlled burning. On tape with: Super Seeds
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General SB 113.7 .S8 1997
13 videodiscs (23 min. each) This documentary series presents food anthropology around the world. Each episode concentrates on one food (or related topic), setting it in its historic and cultural and technical background. There are amazing facts, fascinating history, and intriguing insights seasoned with expert commentary. Contents: [v. 1]. Sugar -- [v. 2]. Some like it hot -- [v. 3]. Manners -- [v. 4]. Fast food -- [v. 5]. Myths and taboos -- [v. 6]. Bread -- [v. 7]. Fat -- [v. 8]. Traveling food -- [v. 9]. Tomatoes -- [v. 10]. Beans -- [v. 11]. Pasta -- [v. 12]. Milk -- [v.13]. Food and intimacy.
FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General GT 2850 .F662 2000.
BITTER SEEDS. 2012.
88 min. Globalization trilogy. Industrial agriculture is forcing many small farmers to lose their land due to rising debt. When India had to open its doors to foreign seed vendors such as Monsanto, genetically altered cotton seed was all that was available. Bitter Seeds follows a season in a village at the epicenter of the crisis.
FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION Circulation Desk HD 8039.C662 B588 2012.
STUFFED AND STARVED. .
120 min. College lecture series (College of DuPage) ; 2010 (March). Based on the book: Stuffed and starved : the hidden battle for the world food system / Raj Patel Summary Raj Patel explains the steps needed to regain control of the global food economy, stop the exploitation of farmers and consumers, and rebalance global sustenance. A question-and-answer session followed the lecture.
FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: Circulation Desk, General, Archives HD 9000.5 .P2772 2010.
GROWING CHANGE. 2011.
60 min. Examines the 2008 global food crisis, looking at the long-term underlying causes. After hearing about efforts in Venezuela to develop a more equitable and sustainable food and agriculture system, the filmmaker heads there to see if it's working and find out what we might be able to learn from this giant experiment.
FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General HD 9014 .V42 G769 2011.
ca 50 min. Originally produced for the television program Modern marvels. Explores the history of coffee, the world's most popular beverage, and the multi-billion dollar industry behind it.
FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General HD 9199 .A2 C644 2005.
ENERGY FLOW IN AGRICULTURE. c1992.
10 min. Energy flow. Examines the role of energy flow, first in a primitive and then a modern agricultural society. Computer animation illustrates energy concepts in a present-day system, including extensive use of machinery and fertilizers.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QH 510 .E64 1992.
BIOTECHNOLOGY ON THE FARM AND IN THE FACTORY. c2009.
28 min. Biotechnology in the 21st century. Examines the use of biotechnology in agriculture and industry in the twenty-first century. Topics include genetic engineering to increase crop yields; animal agriculture; and industrial applications of biotech in the manufacturing of chemicals, textiles, beverages, and fuel.
FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General S 494.5 .B563 S532 2009.
ALTERNATIVE AGRICULTURE: FOOD FOR LIFE. c2005.
46 min. Agribusiness: problems and solutions. Asserts that ecological, organic and ethical farming is a viable alternative to industrial agriculture.
FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General S 494.5 .S86 A484 2005
RACE TO SAVE THE PLANET. SAVE THE EARTH, FEED THE WORLD. 1989.
60 min. Raises concerns that fertile farmland around the world is left barren and deplete of necessary nutrients because of intensive agricultural practices and that with global population rates continuing to climb, alternatives to chemical-dependent farming must be found to feed the earth's inhabitants
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk S 494.5 .S86 S3.
LAND OF PLENTY, LAND OF WANT. c2009.
56 min. Originally broadcast in 1999 as a segment of: Journey to planet earth. A fundamental dilemma faces farmers throughout the world: how do they feed Earth's growing population without endangering the environment. Explores the farming systems of Zimbabwe, France, China, and the United States.
FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: Circulation Desk S 589.75 .L3 2009.
CLEAN FOOD, ORGANIC AGRICULTURE. c2007.
28 min. Originally produced in 2005 as an episode of: Ethical markets. Although more than 12,000 organic farms operate in the United States, increasing demand for organically grown food requires substantial imports from abroad. This program delves into the world of sustainable, eco-friendly agriculture; it also highlights advances that should eventually enable all Americans to "act locally" when they shop for organic food. George Siemon, founder and CEO of Organic Valley, talks about the inner workings of his cooperative organization, while green food producers Anthony Rodale, Gary Hirshberg, and Gary Erickson explain the challenges and rewards of their successful operations. In another segment, renowned activist Vandana Shiva expounds on the social, environmental, and health-related consequences of traditional corporate farming. Contents: Contents Organic Products and Farming (1:16) -- Bio-Regional Agriculture (4:10) -- Agro-Business: Danone and Stonyfield Farm (2:03) -- Clif Bar Success Against the Odds (2:30) -- Agricultural Production in Developing Countries (2:05) -- Myths of Industrial Agriculture (3:50) -- Organic Valley: George Siemon (5:11) -- Hazel Henderson on Organic Agriculture (2:51)
FORMAT: DVD and Streaming video. LOCATION: General S 605.5 .C543 2007 and Permanent link.
AMAZING GRAINS. 1999.
20 min. Shows why grains are good food, where they come from, and how they get from the field to the table. Covers rice, wheat, corn, barley, oats, rye, buckwheat, kasha, spelt, millet, triticale, amaranth, and quinoa.
FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General SB 189 .A439 1999.
45 min. Originally broadcast in 2007 as a segment of: Modern marvels. Examines the history and use of corn. Why is corn the largest agricultural crop in the world? Corn has fed the masses from ancient times to this day. Corn is not only a vegetable and a cereal grain; it is a commodity as well. Visit Lakeside Foods in Reedsburg, Wisconsin and see how tons of corn are harvested and canned within hours. Then it's off to VeraSun Energy in Charles City, Iowa, to discover how corn is converted into fuel.
FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General SB 191.M2 C676 2007.
KING CORN: YOU ARE WHAT YOU EAT. 
ca. 90 min. Fueled by curiosity and a dash of naiveté, college buddies Ian Cheney and Curt Ellis return to their ancestral home of Greene, Iowa, to find out how the modest corn kernel conquered America. With the help of real farmers, powerful fertilizer, government aid, and genetically modified seeds, the friends manage to grow one acre of corn. Along the way, they unlock the hidden truths about America's modern food system.
FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General SB 191 .M2 K564 2008.
THE HEMP REVOLUTION. c1996.
75 min. This documentary explores the plant's fascinating history, its thousands of uses, the economic and cultural forces behind its environmental problems. Features top scientists, academics and professionals from Australia, the U.S., Europe and Nepal. Includes current and archival footage from around the world.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General SB 255 .H466 1996. .
SPECIALTY COFFEE: A LABOR OF LOVE. c1989.
15:30 A trip to a coffee plantation for a close-up look at cultivating, harvesting, processing, and grading specialty coffee.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General SB 269 .S6 1989 . .
THE JUNGLE PHARMACY. 
26 min. Do the world's rainforests contain a cure for cancer and AIDS? Come travel to Jakarta, Surabaya, and the jungles of Kalimantan to investigate the preparation and use of natural remedies to combat illnesses such as skin fungus, malaria and even AIDS. But logging continues unabated in Indonesia and other tropic zones. Will the jungle pharmacy disappear before it can be understood?
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General SB 294 .I5 J86 1999 . . .
YEAR-ROUND VEGETABLE PRODUCTION. c2010.
2 videodiscs (192 min.) Workshop on year-round vegetable production offers farmers and gardeners the rare chance to sit in with Eliot Coleman, one of the pioneers of the organic farming movement.
FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General SB 324.3 .Y437 2010.
WILD ABOUT HERBS. 1999.
58 min Naturalist and biologist, Roger Tabor discusses twelve of today's most popular herbs. You will learn how to grow herbs and how to use herbs to improve your quality of life.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General SB 351 .H5 W55.
44 min. Originally broadcast in 2008 as a segment of: Modern marvels. Explores how milk is produced and pasturized. Examines the menagerie of animals that provide milk. Also explores substitute milk products such as soymilk.
FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General SF 250.5 .M555 2008.
THE PIG. 2007.
45 min. Originally broadcast in 2007 as a segment of: Modern marvels. Examines pig farming, slaughter, and cooking. It is said that the pig is as smart as a three-year-old human. The pancreas, heart valve and intestines of the pig have been transplanted into human bodies, yet the primary use of the pig is for food. Watch the pig transform into bacon, ham, ribs and sausage, using a high tech water knife, at Burger's Smokehouse in Missouri. Then Chef Chris Cosentino re-creates old world dishes from pig parts and culinary artisans attempt to duplicate long-vanished pork specialties like prosciutto and acorn-fed pigs.
FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General SF 395 .P54 2007.
RISKY BUSINESS: BIOTECHNOLOGY AND AGRICULTURE. 1998.
25 min. Explores the benefits and risks of genetic engineering and shows how the new biotechnology promises to revolutionize agriculture.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General TP 248.6 .R575 1998.
THE FUTURE OF FOOD. c2004.
2 videodiscs (88 min.) Documents the trend of unlabeled genetically-modified foods which have become increasingly prevalent in grocery stores. Unravels the complex web of market and political forces that are changing the nature of what we eat. Explores organic and sustainable agriculture as alternatives to large-scale industrial agriculture.
FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: Circulation Desk and General TP248.65 .F66 F88 2004.
FROM FARM TO TABLE. 2007, c2006.
21 min. Takes a comprehensive look at modern agriculture and discusses where, why, and how it evolved. Examines the whole process of food production and distribution, from the Neolithic Revolution and the dawn of farming to the rise of industrial agriculture and the Green Revolution.
FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General TP 370 .F766 2007.
ca. 50 min. Originally broadcast in September 2005 as a segment of: Modern marvels. Tours a sugar plantation on the Hawaiian island of Maui to see how sugarcane production has evolved into a massive industry. Examines the technology behind creating the ubiquitous sweetener in all of its permutations including corn syrup, brown sugar, powdered sugar, and cube sugar. Shows how sugar is used in candies, soda, sauces, and even in pipe tobacco and processed meats.
FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General TP 378 .S843 2005..
44 min. Originally broadcast as a segment of: Modern marvels. Explore the technical side and changing world of wine. Visit wineries, the worlds' most historic wine cellar and the oldest restaurant in Paris. Marvel at widespread global production and consumption that were unthinkable just twenty years ago. And learn how aerial imaging and infrared photography once used by NASA to map the moon is now employed by wineries to analyze soil, vine vigor, and even disease.
FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General TP 548 .W56 2006.
SUSTAINABLE TABLE: WHAT’S ON YOUR PLATE? c2006.
52 min. Examines food production methods and the food supply. What effects do they have on the environment and your body? What can you do to help?
FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General TX 353 .S878 2006.
ca 50 min. Originally produced in 2006 as a segment of: Modern marvels. Presents the popular drink, tea. Discusses how to grow tea, how to process tea, the history of tea and the popularity of tea in world societies
FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General TX 817 .T3 T43 2006.
FOOD FOR ALL: GLOBAL AGRICULTURE AND THE DEVELOPING WORLD., c2007.
47 min. Terra report. Satisfying one's hunger is a primal act which most Westerners never connect to global issues. But the diets and farming systems of wealthy countries can be directly linked to starvation in the underdeveloped world. This program sheds light on the international tragedy of hunger and malnutrition, emphasizing that the problem is one of distribution, not production. Filmed in Asia, South America, and sub-Saharan Africa, the film shows how geopolitics, economic isolation, regional conflicts, and lack of infrastructure render poor countries unable to feed their own people. Biotechnology, land use priorities, government corruption, the fast food industry, and the vicious cycle of child hunger are all featured topics. Contains scenes of breastfeeding. U.S. Obesity vs. World Hunger (3:15) -- Sub-Saharan Hunger (3:00) -- Asia and the Hunger Problem (2:10) -- Underfed Mothers and Children in Third World (4:07) -- Malnourishment and African Nomads (2:44) -- Unequal Distribution of Arable Land (3:04) -- Obesity, Fast Foods, and Nutrition (4:32) -- Epidemic Obesity (2:33) -- World Hunger: Water Scarcity/Money Scarcity (3:23) -- Green Revolution: Benefits and Harms (0:40) -- Importance of Biotechnology (3:20) -- Transgenic Food Production: Multinational Profits (2:56) -- Biotechnology at the Service of the People (3:01) -- Unbalanced Access to Food (3:02)
FORMAT: Streaming video LOCATION: Permanent link
THE FUTURE OF FOOD: A LOOMING CRISIS. , c2009.
1 streaming video (52 minutes) According to Tim Lang, Professor of Food Policy at London's City University, future wars may be fought specifically over agricultural resources. Given the present volatility of food prices and the riots they provoked in 2008, his theory seems to be on the mark. This program assesses the potential for a global food crisis as it guides viewers through issues involving climate change, oil consumption, biofuel development, fish stock depletion, and other topics. A Rift Valley herder discusses drought in Africa; a Cuban scholar details the impact of the Soviet collapse on food transportation in his country; an Indian farmer reports being pressured into planting jatropha instead of food crops; and Senegalese fishermen lament the intrusion of Western corporate interests. Contents: Future of Food (2:38) -- Impending Food Crisis (1:19) -- Causes of a Food Shortage? (1:54) -- Hunger Caused by Global Warming (2:46) -- Drought in Rift Valley, Kenya (3:41) -- Food Crisis in Leckford, England (3:16) -- How is Oil Linked to Food? (2:25) -- Unconventional Farming in Havana, Cuba (4:49) -- Bio Fuel and Food Shortage in India (4:30) -- Bio Fuel Production in Norfolk, England (2:34) -- Endangered Water Resources and Food Shortage (4:42) -- Impact of Global Food Market (1:48) -- Endangered Fish Supply (3:11) -- Fishing Industry in Dakar, Senegal (5:39) -- Animal Products (1:56) -- Inevitable Food Crisis (4:01)
FORMAT: Streaming video LOCATION: Permanent link.
TRANSFORMING FOOD: A GLOBAL LOOK AT GENETIC MODIFICATION. , c2008.
52 min. While the debate over genetically modified foods is far from settled, a growing number of food producers are taking a GM-friendly approach. This program presents arguments in favor of GM technology and suggests ways in which it can boost crop yields and reduce global hunger. Presented by Jim Doherty, a long-time advocate for sustainable agriculture in the U.K., the program travels to Bavaria, Argentina, Uganda, and Pennsylvania as it depicts vast GM farming operations in action. Barley, soy, and other modified crops are studied, while Doherty makes the case that all farming is, in essence, the scientific alteration of wild plant strains. Contents: Revolution in Argentinean Farming (2:52) -- Soy Meal Feeds the World's Livestock (3:12) -- Genetic Modification of Food in Britain (5:15) -- History of Selective Breeding (2:30) -- What Is Genetic Modification? (4:07) -- Health Benefits of Genetically Modified Food (3:16) -- Pros and Cons of GM (2:56) -- Amish Tradition and GM Farming (4:29) -- GM Crops Require Fewer Pesticides (2:15) -- GM Crops: Impact on Nature (1:53) -- GM Foods in America (3:02) -- Africa's Crop Productivity (3:07) -- Ugandan Banana Crop (3:17) -- GM Banana Plants in Uganda (4:20) -- Potential of GM Technology (2:58)
FORMAT: Streaming video LOCATION: Permanent link
THE REAL DIRT ON FARMER JOHN. , c2005.
ca. 82 min. The award-winning true story of third-generation American farmer John Peterson's hero's journey of success, tribulation, failure and rebirth. He's not only a farmer, he's an artist too.
FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: Popular collection available for classroom use.
SOIL BIOLOGY. 2002.
50 min. Looks at invertebrates, microbes, and other soil life forms, and explains how their biology affects the physical and chemical properties of soil. Also discusses how these soil life forms affect human daily life and the conservation of soil.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QH 84.8 .S655 2002.
18 min. Microorganisms may live at the root of the evolutionary tree, but they've been around for billions of years, are found everywhere in nature, and are crucial in helping maintain the atmosphere, assisting in digestion and decomposition, and more. Presents each general type of microorganism by its characteristics and functions, and describes the hazards and benefits of microbes.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QR 41.2 .M537 2005.
MYSTERIES OF THE MICROSCOPIC WORLD. .
4 videodiscs (12 hr.) Great courses. Science & mathematics. Lecturer: Bruce E. Fleury. Contents: Disc 1: The invisible realm -- Stone knives to iron plows -- The angel of death -- Germ theory -- The evolutionary arms race -- Microbial strategies Disc 2: Virulence -- Death by chocolate -- Bambi's revenge -- The germ of laziness -- The 1918 flu: a conspiracy of silence -- The 1918 flu: the Philadelphia story Disc 3: The 1918 flu: the search for the virus -- Immunity: self versus nonself -- Adaptive immunity to the rescue -- AIDS: the quiet killer -- The deadly strategy of AIDS -- Autoimmunity: self versus self Disc 4: Allergies and asthma -- Microbes as weapons -- Pandora's box -- Old world to new -- Close encounters of the microbial kind -- Microbes as friends.
FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General QR 41.2 .M978 2011.
UNSEEN LIFE ON EARTH : AN INTRODUCTION TO MICROBIOLOGY. http://www.learner.org/resources/series121.html c1999.
12 videocassettes (30 min. each) Guide: c2000; coordinated with: Microbiology : an introduction / Gerard J. Tortora, Berdell R. Funke, Christine L. Case. -- 6th ed. Explores the vast biotechnological potential micro-organisms hold and discusses their importance in everything from medicine to environmental issues to global politics. Features new techniques in microscopy and computer-generated imagery. Contents: 1. The microbial universe -- 2. The unity of living systems -- 3. Metabolism -- 4. Reading the code of life -- 5. Genetic transfer -- 6. Microbial evolution -- 7. Microbial diversity -- 8. Microbial ecology -- 9. Microbial control -- 10. Microbial interactions -- 11. Human defenses -- 12. Microbes and human diseases.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk and General QR 41.2 .U6 1999.
Available via the Internet as Streaming Media programs from http://www.learner.org/resources/series121.html
INTIMATE STRANGERS : UNSEEN LIFE ON EARTH. c1999.
2 videocassettes (120 min. each) Provides an overview of the microbial world and offers a clear and exciting picture of the field of microbiology. Contents 1. The tree of life ; 2. Keepers of the biosphere -- 3. Dangerous friends and friendly enemies -- 4. Creators of the future.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QR 56 .I55 1999.
INTIMATE STRANGERS : UNSEEN LIFE ON EARTH. 1999, c1996.
4 videocassettes (50 min. ea.) Provides an overview of the microbial world and offers a clear and exciting picture of the field of microbiology. Contents: The tree of life -- 2. Keepers of the biosphere -- 3. Dangerous friends and friendly enemies -- 4. Creators of the future.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QR 56 .I57 1999.
BIOLOGY OF SMALL LIFE. , c1997.
10 videocassettes (ca. 15 min. ea.) A microscopic exploration into the smallest forms of life, such as the amoeba and flagellates. Also investigates molluscs, flatworms, etc. 101. Imaging a hidden world : microscopy and video microscopy -- 102. The biology of flagellates and amoeba -- 103. The biology of ciliates -- 104. The biology of cnidarians -- 105. The biology of flatworms -- 106. The biology of molluscs -- 107. The biology of annelids -- 108. The biology of arthropods -- 109. The biology of echinoderms -- 110. Nematodes, rotifers, bryozoans and some minor phyla.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QR 57 .B5 1998.
LOOKING AT MICROBES. c1998.
2 videocassettes Subtitle on cassette labels: The microbiology laboratory for students. Introduces students to the hands-on lab techniques necessary for viewing microorganisms. Topics covered in the 1st cassette include using the microscope, making media, isolating bacteria and fungi, and staining. Topics in the 2nd cassette include microbial mobility, bacterial spores, and rumen microbes. Contents: v. 1. Laboratory practice (32 min.) -- v. 2. Microbe's world (18 min.).
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QR 63 .L6 1998.
RX FOR SURVIVAL: A GLOBAL HEALTH CHALLENGE. c2005.
3 DVDs (336 min.) Examines the most critical health threats facing the world today by portraying conditions in over twenty countries, examining why diseases that are curable still persist, the efforts to treat them, and the dangers of new "superbugs." Contents disc 1. Disease warriors ; Rise of the superbugs -- disc. 2. Delivering the goods ; Deadly messengers -- disc 3. Back to the basics ; How safe are we?
FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: Reserves (Microbiology) and General RA 441 .R9 2005.
VIRUSES AND PRIONS
VIRUSES: THE DEADLY ENEMY. c2007.
24 min. Examines the impact of viruses on diseases, the immune system, evolution, and genetics. The program begins with a brief history of the discovery of viruses from Van Leewenhoek to today. Animation shows how viruses are structured, how they replicate, and how they kill healthy cells. Viewers are taken on a tour of the human body as they discover the role played by viruses in chronic diseases like multiple sclerosis, polio, herpes, and HIV. Also discusses new viruses such as Ebola and Hanta.
FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General QR 359 .V578 2007.
VIRUSES AND BACTERIA. c2004.
45 min. Branches on the tree of life. Consists of 11 narrated modules plus additional observations. Discusses how viruses were discovered, how they are observed, and how they reproduce by tricking host cells into making more viruses. Examines the kinds of bacteria, their ways of life, their locomotion, how they are cultured, and the vital roles they play in ecological systems Contents Discovery and laboratory study of viruses -- Virus replication -- Retroviruses (HIV) -- Bacteria & atmospheric Co2 -- Decomposition-based food chains -- Reproduction & behavior -- Bacteria shapes & structures -- Bacteria are prokaryotic cells -- Nitrogen fixation -- Cyanobacteria -- Bacteria as symbionts -- Additional observations
FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QR 360 .V578 2004.
15 min. Biology of -- series. Discusses how viruses were discovered, how they are observed, and how they reproduce by tricking host cells into making more viruses.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QR 360 .V6 1979.
THE BRAIN EATER. c1998.
60 min. Originally broadcast on PBS as an episode of: Nova. Tracks the work of scientists, epidemiologists, and policy-makers as they seek to understand the puzzling nature of spongiform encephalopathy, or Mad Cow Disease, and its possible transmission to humans.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QR 201.B74 B7 1998.
VIRAL OUTBREAK: THE SCIENCE OF EMERGING DISEASE.. 2011.
240 min. Holiday lectures on science. Infectious diseases are a serious threat to world health. They are particularly devastating in tropical countries where infectious agents thrive and where healthcare resources are stretched thin. The warming trend in the global climate, coupled with increased international travel, has resulted in infectious outbreaks that spread more rapidly and that now affect regions with more temperate climates, including the United States. Many diseases that had been contained, such as dengue fever, have re-emerged as global health threats. How can scientific research help us detect and fight potential epidemics? Includes: four 60 minute lectures with detailed chapter stops ; direct access to animations and video to illustrate a topic ; special interactive features and dengue intervention and virochip microarrays ; discussion of the life cycle of mosquitoes. Contents: Disc 1 (240 min.): lecture 1. Dengue fever : breaking epidemic cycles / Eva Harris ; lecture 2. Virus hunter's toolkit / Joseph L. DeRisi ; lecture 3. Fighting viruses in the lab and beyond / Eva Harris ; lecture 4. Solving SARS and other viral mysteries / Joseph L. DeRisi -- Disc 2. Special features: Dengue vector intervention ; Biology of the mosquito vector discussion ; video extras: Nicaragua and sustainable science ; U.S. students in Nicaragua ; Leading-edge bioinformatics ; Codon song ; Interviews with Joseph L. DeRisi, Eva Harris, Katherine Sorber, Kate Williams, Nathan Yozwiak -- Disc 3 CD-ROM: Using Chimera to view viruses in 3D
FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General RA 643 .V573 2011.
BRAIN SNATCHERS. , c1998.
53 min. Presents the ongoing medical detective story of BSE, not a bacteria or virus but a newly discovered protein called a prion. Noted virologists and veterinarians discuss its possible origin in Creuzfeldt-Jacob disease and scrapie and its proliferation through rendering factories. USDA and FDA experts comment on current meat inspection policies and the development of a diagnostic test for animals and humans.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General RA 644 .P93 B73 2001.
FOREIGN BODY. 2005.
26 min. Originally produced in 1998 as a segment of: Medical detectives. This program looks at Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD), an incurable illness that destroys the human brain and is generally transmitted genetically or through blood transfusions. Cattle share a similar disease called bovine spongiform encephalopathy, also know as mad cow disease. When people with no history of CJD or blood transfusions began contracting the disease, the question arose: could eating tainted beef be the cause? Neurologist Dr. Stanley Prusiner discovered the harmless prion and its mutated form, which is the cause of both diseases.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General RA 644 .P93 F647 2005.
KINGDOM ARCHAEBACTERIA AND EUBACTERIA
ECOLOGY OF A HOT SPRING: LIFE AT HIGH TEMPERATURE. [198-?].
15 min. Biology program. Unit 1, Ecology. Describes the characteristics of hot springs as exemplified by the hot springs of Yellowstone National Park. Shows the organisms that are able to survive in the environment. Discusses environmental pollution and biological adaptation.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QH 541.5 .H65 E3 1980.
THE BIOLOGY OF BACTERIA. c1979.
17 min. Biology of -- series. Examines the kinds of bacteria, their ways of life, their locomotion, how they are cultured, and the vital roles they play in ecological systems.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QR 75 .B6 1979.
ANTIBIOTICS: THE DOUBLE-EDGED SWORD. c2003.
53 min. Antibiotics initially saved millions of lives, but in just decades many of these wonder drugs are ineffective. This program reports how this happened, tracing the history of antibiotics and showing how they have been misused or overused in medicine, agriculture and domestic cleaning products. Special attention is given to the world's first case of vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or VRSA. Among those who discuss the issue are Dr. Richard Besser, director of the CDC's national campaign to reduce antimicrobial resistance, and Dr. Stuart Levy, author of "The antibiotic paradox" and founder of the Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QR 177 .A58 2003.
45 min, Examines the effects of microbial resistance to Vancomycin-type antibiotics and other drugs. Using real-life case studies of infected patients, the program studies the effects of the microbes, how the microbes are contracted and spread, and their often deadly consequences.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QR 177 S96 1998.
E. COLI: CASE OF THE MYSTERIOUS MICROBE. , c1997.
26 min. In this factual case study, revelers at a Burns Day celebration in Scotland become ill. When E. coli is suspected, health officials conduct a medical manhunt to discover its source. During the program, researchers working on the case trace the evolution of the deadly 0157 E. coli strain from animals to ancient humans, and make connections between E. coli and diseases including flu and tuberculosis
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QR 201 .E82 E3 1998.
VIRUSES AND BACTERIA. c2004.
45 min. Branches on the tree of life. Consists of 11 narrated modules plus additional observations. Discusses how viruses were discovered, how they are observed, and how they reproduce by tricking host cells into making more viruses. Examines the kinds of bacteria, their ways of life, their locomotion, how they are cultured, and the vital roles they play in ecological systems Contents Discovery and laboratory study of viruses -- Virus replication -- Retroviruses (HIV) -- Bacteria & atomospheric Co2 -- Decomposition-based food chains -- Reproduction & behavior -- Bacteria shapes & structures -- Bacteria are prokaryotic cells -- Nitrogen fixation -- Cyanobacteria -- Bacteria as symbionts -- Additional observations
FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QR 360 .V578 2004.
NEW FEARS FOR FOOD. c2004.
3 videocassettes (57 min.) [v. 1.] Old foes, a new threat (20 min.) -- [v. 2.] Emerging diseases (18 min.) -- [v. 3.] Irradiation --promise or threat? (19 min.). Explains the disease risks to the food supply and some preventive measures to those risks.
LIBRARY HAS: v. 1-2.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General RA 601.5 .N48 2004.
THE RISING THREAT OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES. c1997.
26:27 Investigates the interaction of disease-causing microbes with human beings, the discovery and adaptation of those microbes, and the newly emerging diseases caused by them.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk RA 643 .R5 1997.
SEPSIS : THE PERIL OF INFECTION. c2005.
24 min. Originally broadcast in 2001 as a segment of: Cutting edge medical report. Examines the cause of sepsis, its specific symptoms and effects, and the possibility of treatment and recovery if life support and antibiotics are administered in time.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk RC 182 .S4 S467 2005.
KINGDOM PROTISTA: SLIME MOLDS, ALGAE, PROTISTS
SLIME MOLDS: PLASMODIAL AND CELLULAR. c1989.
19 min. Benchmark's modern biology series. The slime molds are recognized by botanists as fungi and by zoologists as protista. This video explains the complex life cycles of the slime molds and the influence of environmental factors on stages in the life cycles.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QK 635 .S55 1989.
20 min. Branches on the tree of life. Introduces and defines algae. Topics discussed include chromista, dinoflagellates, euglenids, the Green line of evolution. Consists of a 20-minute instructional program, broken down into 9 modules, followed by 22 minutes of observational sequences. Contents: Algae, What is it? -- Chromista -- Dinoflagellates -- Euglenids -- The Green line of evolution -- Observational sequences.
FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QK 586 .A543 2004.
14 min. Shows how scientists classify algae into groups and examines algae from each of the groups. Presents the evolutionary development of algae in terms of structure and reproductive mechanisms. Shows the ecological role of algae.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QK 566 .A55 1988x.
THE BIOLOGY OF ALGAE. 1979.
17 min. Biology of -- series. Examines the adaptations, classifications, and evolutionary relationships of algae.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QK 566 .B56 1979.
PROTISTA: PROTOZOA AND ALGAE. c1981.
14 min. Uses high magnification photography to examine protistans, or single-cell organisms. The variety of protozoans studied are classified into four groups according to their method of locomotion. Among algae, which are divided largely by color into six groups, the green are investigated.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QL 366 .P76 1981x.
THE SINGLE-CELLED ANIMALS: PROTOZOA. 1962.
17 min. Demonstrates the theory of protozoan evolution from ancient single-celled plants. Shows the structures which various classes of protozoa use for movement, food-gathering, and digestion, and the reactions of protozoans to acid concentration, temperature conditions, and obstructions to movement and light. Discusses asexual and conjugal reproduction.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QL 366 .S5 1985x.
THE BIOLOGY OF CILIATES. c1997.
30 min. Examines characteristics and behavior of paramecia and other ciliates.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL368.A22 B5 1997.
THE BIOLOGY OF FUNGI. c1979.
17 min. Biology of -- series. Examines molds, mushrooms and other fungi that break down and recycle materials in the living world.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QK 603 .B4 1979.
16 min. Examines the major groups of fungi, showing their function as important decomposers, their unique mechanisms for spore production and dispersal, and their ability to produce antibiotics or toxins.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QK 603 .F8 1979x.
12 min. Uses time-lapse photography, photomicrography, and animation to show how fungi grow and how they get their food, their importance as converters of dead matter, their economic significance as agents in food processing, and their role in causing disease in plants and animals.
FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QK 603 .F86 1988x.
20 min. Branches on the tree of life. Explores the structure, life cycles, classification and evolutionary relationships of four major lines of fungi Contents What and where are fungi? -- Chytrids -- Zygomycetes -- Ascomycetes -- Lichens – Basidiomycetes.
FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QK 603 .F864 2004.
THE ROTTEN WORLD ABOUT US. 1982.
50 min. Episode from the PBS television program: Nature. Unravels the mysteries of mushrooms and molds, and shows how fungi feed, grow, and multiply. Describes the various kinds of fungi such as those that lay traps for worms and others that kill bees. Illustrated with time-lapse and microphotography.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QK 603 .R6 1982.
ANGIOSPERMS: THE FLOWERING PLANTS. [1994?].
20 min., 18 sec. Biology program. Unit 2, Plant life. Examines the structural and reproductive characteristics which distinguish the angiosperms from other plants. Combines animated drawings with time-lapse photography to show the processes of pollination, formation of seeds and fruit, seed dispersal, and plant growth.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QK 495.A1 A65 1994.
EVOLUTION OF VASCULAR PLANTS: THE FERNS. [198-?], c1962.
17 min. Uses a series of experiments to illustrate how ferns can be used to investigate basic life processes. Combines live photography and animated drawings to describe the evolution of vascular plants, to explain the adaptive advantages of vascular systems in land plants, and to show the life cycle of a fern.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QK 522 .E8 1985x.
ORIGIN OF LAND PLANTS: LIVERWORTS AND MOSSES. 1988.
13 min. EBE biology program. Traces the evolution of land plants and illustrates the structural characteristics, reproductive processes, and adaptive mechanisms of liverworts and mosses, showing their relationship to the development of higher land plants. Uses photomicrography, macrophotography, and animated drawings to illustrate the adaptive and reproductive processes.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QK 533 .O7 1988x.
ZOOLOGY: KINGDOM ANIMALIA / ENDANGERED SPECIES
THE SHAPE OF LIFE : ANIMAL LIFE AS YOU'VE NEVER SEEN IT BEFORE. c2001.
2 videodiscs (480 min.) Originally broadcast as a National Geographic Society special aired on PBS television stations, April 2-16, 2002Using innovative camera techniques and computer animation this series of programs describes the eight biological designs that are the underpinnings of most animal life. . Contents: v. 1. Origins: sponges (episode 1) -- Life on the move: cnidarians (episode 2) -- First Hunter: flatworms (episode 3) -- Explosion of life: annelids (episode 4)-- v. 2. Conquerors: arthropods (episode 5) -- Survival game: molluscs (episode 6) -- Ultimate animal: echinoderms (episode 7) -- Bones, braw, and brains: chordates (episode 8).
FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QH 325 .S453 2001.
LIFE ON EARTH : A NATURAL HISTORY. c1990, 1986.
2 videocassettes (233 min.) Describes how four million life forms came to be as they are on Earth, not as isolated oddities but as elements in a long and continuous story that began billions of years ago.
Contents: chp. 1. The infinitive variety. 1.1. Introduction. 1.2. Darwin's discoveries. 1.3. The beginning of life. 1.4. The first complex cells. 1.5. The first cell colonies. 1.6. Jellyfish. 1.7. Corals -- chp. 2. Building bodies. 2.1. Flatworms. 2.2. Mollusks. 2.3. Nudibranchs. 2.4. Nautilus and squids. 2.5. Starfish and their relatives. 2.6. Segmented animals. Horseshoe crabs. 2.7. Robber crab -- chp. 3. The first forests. 3.1. The first plants. 3.2. Millipedes and spiders. 3.3. The first insects. 3.4. Conifers. 3.5. Insects in amber. 3.6. The development of insect flight -- chp. 4. The swarming hordes. 4.1. Locusts and the insect body. 4.2. The first flowers. 4.3. Insects as pollinators. 4.4. Flower mantis. 4.5. Caterpillars. 4.6. Butterflies and moths. 4.7. Parasol ants.4.8. Army ants -- chp. 5. Conquest of the waters. 5.1. The variety of fish. 5.2. The ancestors of fish. 5.3. Sharks and rays. 5.4. The swim-bladder and bony fish. 5.5. Salmon -- chp. 6. Invasion of the land. 6.1. Introduction and mudskippers. 6.2. Coelacanth. 6.3. The first amphibians and modern salamanders. 6.4. Caecilians. 6.5. Frogs and toads. 6.6. The frogs' chorus. 6.7. How frogs breed -- chp. 7. Victors of the dry land. 7.1. The tough skin of reptiles. 7.2. Giant tortoises. 7.3. Marine iguanas. 7.4. Chamaeleon. 7.5. How reptiles breed. 7.6. The rise of dinosaurs. 7.7. The dinosaurs' reign and fall. 7.8. Crocodiles.7.9. Legless reptiles. Snakes. 7.10. Prairie garter snakes. 7.11. Rattlesnakes -- chp. 8. Lords of the air. 8.1. The feather. 8.2. Archaeopteryx. 8.3. Hoatzin. 8.4. The variety of birds. 8.5. The flight of birds. 8.6. Birds of paradise -- chp. 9. The rise of the mammals. 9.1. Egg-laying mammals. 9.2. Marsupials. Animals with pouches. 9.3. Australian marsupials. 9.4. Kangaroos. 9.5. Mammals with placentas -- chp. 10. Theme and variations. 10.1. The early mammals. Tree shrew. 10.2. Desman. 10.3. Anteaters. 10.4. Bats. 10.5. Whales. 10.6. Dolphins. 10.7. The song of the whale -- chp. 11. The hunters and the hunted. 11.1. Grass and grazing animals. 11.2. Animals of the African plains. 11.3. Cheetah. 11.4. The lion ambush -- chp. 12. Life in the trees. 12.1. Lemurs and other primitive primates. 12.2. Howler monkeys. 12.3. Baboons. 12.4. Japanese macaques and leaf monkeys. 12.5. Orangutans. 12.6. Mountain gorilla encounter. 12.7. Chimpanzees -- chp. 13. The compulsive communicators. 13.1. Ape man. 13.2. Upright man. 13.3. Wise man. 13.4. Early cave paintings. 13.5. The spread of the wise man. 13.6. The first settlements. 13.7. The first cities. Writing.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QH 366.2 .A872 1990.
LIFE PROCESSES OF ANIMALS. c2005.
19 min, Cambridge core science series. Bio basics Outlines the characteristics of multicellular animals as it illustrates the specialized structure and function of the four basic animal tissue types, describes 12 major bodily systems, and analyzes the process of homeostasis for both endotherms and ectotherms. Includes a concise history of zoology and species classification and explains the distinction between vertebrates and invertebrates
FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QL 45.2 .L544 2005.
PLANET EARTH: THE COMPLETE SERIES. c2007.
5 videodiscs (550 min.). Originally broadcast by the BBC in 2006. raverse the globe from the world's greatest rivers and impressive gorges, to its mightiest mountains, hidden caves and caverns and vast deserts. Five years in the making, this portrait of our planet captures rare action, impossible locations and intimate moments with some of the wilder and more elusive creatures on Earth Contents DISC 1. From Pole to Pole -- Mountains -- Fresh water -- DISC 2. Caves -- Deserts -- Ice worlds -- DISC 3. Great plains -- Jungles -- Shallow seas -- DISC 4. Seasonal forests -- Ocean deep -- DISC 5. Planet Earth: the future -- Saving species -- Into the wilderness -- Living together.
FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General QL 50 .P583 2007.
BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE. c1993.
48 min. Shows various endangered animals and conservation programs worldwide at zoos and animal parks.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 82 .B4 1993.
LAST CHANCE TO SEE: ANIMALS ON THE VERGE OF EXTINCTION. 2010.
2 videodiscs (360 min.) Originally broadcast by BBC2, Sept. 6-Oct. 18, 2009. British comedian legend Stephen Fry and zoologist Mark Carwardine travel from the Amazon's steamy jungles to New Zealand's icy mountain tops seeking some of the most remarkable and endangered creatures of Earth. Contents: Disc 1. Amazonian manatee ; Northern white rhino ; Aye-aye -- disc 2. Komodo dragon ; Kakapo ; Blue whale.
FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General QL 82 .L378 2010.
THE STATE OF THE PLANET'S WILDLIFE. c2006.
55 min. Originally broadcast in 2006 on: Journey to planet Earth.
Speculates that almost half of the world's wildlife species may become extinct in the next fifty years as a result of loss of habitat, climate change and predation by humans. Suggests possible strategies for averting such a catastrophe.
FORMAT: VHS and DVD. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QL 82 .S838 2006.
WILDLIFE FOR SALE: DEAD OR ALIVE. c1998.
46 min. Originally broadcast as a segment of: The nature of things. Because of the multi-million dollar trade in wildlife worldwide, thousands of animal species are poised on the brink of extinction. This program investigates the politics and problems behind the wildlife trade.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QL 82 .W554 1998.
AMERICA'S ENDANGERED SPECIES: DON'T SAY GOODBYE. c2009.
ca. 50 min. Photographers Susan Middleton and David Liittschwager are in a race against the clock to capture powerful portraits of America's most threatened creatures. In their adventures they encounter a camera-shy blackfooted ferret, capture the beauty of golden trout, help release a pair of red wolves back to the wild, and watch from a front-row seat as a bald eagle chick is returned to its cliffside nest. Their every picture tells a story and makes a plea: don't say goodbye to America's natural treasures.
FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General QL 84.2 .A447 2010.
EARTHLINGS. 2005, c2004.
95 min. Earthlings in a groundbreaking film about mankind's complete dependence on, yet total disrespect for, animals used as pets, food, clothing, entertainment, and for medical or scientific research. With hidden cameras and never-before-seen footage, Earthlings chronicles the day-to-day practices of some of the largest industries in the world , all of which rely on animals for profit. A powerful documentary on the correlation between humankind, nature, animals, and human economic interests.
FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General QL85 .E378 2005.
BEAST OF LOCH NESS. c1998.
60 min. "Twenty-five years ago, MIT-trained investigators Bob Rines and Charlie Wyckoff used side sonar and strobe photography to produce the most intriguing evidence yet for the [Loch Ness] monster's existence. Now, disappointed by the lack of follow-up by professional scientists, they return to Scotland for one last go at 'Nessie'... As Rines and Wyckoff scour the loch with today's sophisticated sonar, scientists explore the loch's ecosystem and geological history for clues."—Container
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 89.2 .L6 B43 1998.
MYSTERY OF ANIMAL BEHAVIOR. 1969.
52 min. Scans the world of animals and their interesting behavior.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QL 751 .M95 1969.
ARRIVING. 1992, c1991.
ca. 50 min, Originally broadcast on BBC Television as a segment of: Trials of life: a natural history of behaviour. Explores the trying experience of being born into nature when other creatures and the climate seem to conspire against it.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 751 .T75 1992 v.1.
FINDING FOOD. 1992, c1991.
ca. 50 min. Originally broadcast on BBC television as a segment of: The trials of life: a natural history of behaviour. Presents the nearly perfect food-chain "designs" of plants and animals who have evolved an amazing array of tactics to ensure their own survival.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 751 .T75 1992 v.3.
HUNTING & ESCAPING. 1992, c1991.
ca. 50 min..Originally broadcast on BBC television as a segment of: The trials of life: a natural history of behaviour. Camouflage is but one of the weapons used in the animal world of kill and be killed. Others include strength in numbers, as almost a million ants overwhelm wasps and scorpions, to strength in strategy, as a commando squad of Ivory Coast chimps stalk a nimble colobus monkey.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 751 .T75 1992 v.4.
LIVING TOGETHER. 1992, c1991.
ca. 50 min. Originally broadcast on BBC Television as a segment of: The trials of life: a natural history of behaviour. Presents a stunning portrait of "togetherness" in the animal world.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 751 .T75 1992 v.6.
FRIENDS AND RIVALS. 1992, c1991.
ca. 50 min. Originally broadcast on BBC television as a segment of: The trials of life: a natural history of behaviour.
Naturalist David Attenborough looks at animals who find it advantageous to live in groups and shows how these communities work more efficiently if there is some form of social structure.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 751 .T75 1992 v.8.
TALKING TO STRANGERS. 1992, c1991.
ca. 50 min. Originally broadcast on BBC Television as a segment of: The trials of life: a natural history of behaviour. Anthropologist Sir David Attenborough journeys far and wide, seeking out the animal world's best communicators.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 751 .T75 1992 v.10.
COURTING. 1992, c1991.
ca. 50 min. Originally broadcast on BBC Television as s segment of: The trials of life: a natural history of behaviour. Courting in the animal world is not merely pursuit and conquest; the natural ritual is subtle and varied, involving sound, smell, and sight.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL751 .T75 1992 v.11.
CONTINUING THE LINE. 1992, c1991.
ca. 50 min. Originally broadcast on BBC Television as a segment of: The trials of life: a natural history of behaviour. Examines the strategies animals use to pass their genes onto the next generation.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 751 .T75 1992 v.12.
ALIEN INVASION. 2001.
60 min. Originally broadcast as a segment of: Scientific American frontiers. Describes how the accidental or purposeful introduction of alien species into new areas affects that environment.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL754 .A55 2001.
A WINTER SLEEP. , c1984.
25 min. Examines the complex nature of hibernation and the advantages animals derive from the process. Measures patterns of hibernation and body temperature in squirrels in the field. Simulates these results in the laboratory and measures the metabolic costs of hibernation. Produces an energy budget from the data. Monitors activity in the central nervous system during hibernation.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 755 .W5 1986.
NATURE’S ENGINEERS. c2008.
ca. 50 min. Naturalists examine the remarkable creations constructed by industrious animals such as beavers, termites, birds, and spiders.
FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General QL 756 .N388 2008.
22 min. Our living world. Many of the heterotrophic living organisms in our environment are parasites. This program explores the parasite/host relationship and examines some of the parasitic members of the monera, protist, fungi and animal kingdoms. The effects which parasites have on humans is discussed, along with measures we can take to avoid playing reluctant host to these creatures.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 757 .P275 1996.
A CONFLICT OF INTEREST. 1993.
25 min. Examines the nature of conflict in the animal world. Illustrates characteristics of conflict and fighting, and methods for researching them, using field studies of the red deer of the Island of Rhum and small birds
in the wild.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL758.5 .C6 1993.
WILD SURVIVORS: CAMOUFLAGE AND MIMICRY. , c1989.
ca. 45 min. Examines defenses and deceptions used by creatures in the wild for survival.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 759 .W55 1994.
WHAT FEMALES WANT AND MAKES WILL DO..c2008.
110 min. Examines courtship in the animal kingdom. Contents: What females want -- What males will do.\
FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General QL 761 .W438 2008.
ANIMAL MINDS. c2003, p1999.
168 min. Program 1. Are animals intelligent? -- Program 2, pt. 1. Do animals have emotions? -- Program 2, pt. 2. Animal consciousness. Program 1: Scientists test and observe a variety of animals to attempt to discover what animals know. Program 2: Scientists observe animals in the wild and test animals physiological and chemical responses in the lab to attempt to discover whether animals experience emotions and consciousness.
FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General QL 785 .A656 2003.
AQUATIC INVADERS. 
27 min., 42 sec. Originally released in 1999 as a segment for the television program, Techno. Examines the threats posed by aquatic nuisance species-- such as the sea lamprey, zebra mussel, round goby, mitten crab and Eurasian ruffe-- to aquatic environments of North America, using the Great Lakes and the San Francisco Bay as case studies. Also looks at how scientists, policymakers, and the public are working to prevent the spread of these invaders.
FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General SH 174.5 .A68 2004.
DEVELOPMENT AND DIFFERENTIATION. 1974.
20 min. Deals with the mechanism by which an embryo develops into a highly organized conglomerate of cells. Uses animation to show the functioning of cells, and explains the roles of DNA and cytoplasm.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QL 955 .D4 1995.
HOW BABIES GET MADE. c1987.
58 min. Originally broadcast on PBS as a segment of: Nova. Examines the processes by which embryos develop from single cells into complex organisms and the efforts of scientists to discover the cellular and genetic mechanisms that account for both normal and abnormal embryological development.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QL 955 .H6 1987x.
CELL DIFFERENTIATION: THE SEARCH FOR THE ORGANIZER [200-?]
15 min. Recreates classic experiments by Hans Spemann which led to discoveries about cell differentiation in an embryo. Explains that amphibian eggs are similar to human eggs and uses time-lapse microphotography and dye to study the progression of cell division in salamander embryos. Shows Walter Vogt's "fate map," which tells what portions of the egg cell will become certain areas of the body.
FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QL 963.5 .C455 2000.
THE CHICK EMBRYO: FROM PRIMITIVE STREAK TO HATCHING. 1960.
13 min. Demonstrates the development of a chick embryo during incubation and its emergence from the shell. Uses time lapse photography and photomicrography to show the chief embryo from primitive streak to hatching.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 971 .C45 1960x.
INVERTEBRATES (EXCEPT ARTHROPODS)
INTRODUCTION TO THE INVERTEBRATES. [2000?].
31 min. Surveys nine important invertebrate phyla. Includes sections on classification, feeding and breathing, locomotion, reproduction, and ecology. Includes live-action and animation.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QL362 .I58 2000.
SIMPLE MULTICELLULAR ANIMALS: SPONGES, COELENTERATES, AND FLATWORMS. 1985.
20 min. Provides information on the basic microanatomical features of some major groups of simple multicellular animals including sponges, coelenterates, and flatworms. Gives comparative analyses of the increasing complexity of tissues among phyla exhibiting progressively more advanced evolutionary development.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QL 364 .S5 1985.
15 min. Branches on the tree of life. Program describes Phylum Porifera, the sponges, which includes several thousand aquatic species.
FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QL 371 .S66 2005..
THE BIOLOGY OF CNIDARIANS. 1997.
24 min. Discusses the characteristics of cnidarians (formerly coelenterates).
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QL 375 .B68 1997.
20 min. Branches on the tree of life. Discusses the characteristics of cnidarians (formerly coelenterates).
FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QL 375 .c553 2008.
STINGING-CELLED ANIMALS: COELENTERATES. [198-?], c1962.
17 min. Shows that coelenterates were the first multicellular animals to evolve a mouth, a digestive cavity, and tissues. Also shows how coelenterates obtain and digest their food, and how they reproduce both by asexual and sexual processes.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QL 375 .S85 1985.
THE BIOLOGY OF ECHINODERMS. c1976.
12 min. Examines starfish, brittlestars, sea urchins and sea cucumbers, the "beauty phylum" of invertebrate animals.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QL 381 .B56 1976.
15 min. Branches on the tree of life. Shows sea stars (Asteroidea) ; brittle stars and basket stars (Ophiuroidea) ; sea urchins and sand dollars (Echinoidea) ; sea cucumbers (Holothuroidea) ; feather stars (Crinoidea).
FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QL 381 .e345 2005.
18 min. Branches on the tree of life. Summarizes the great diversity of worms, explains how they are classified, and presents examples of their behavior and physiology. Covers class polychaeta, class oligochaeta, class hirudinea (leeches).
FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QL 391 .a6 a664 2006.
THE BIOLOGY OF ANNELIDS. c1976.
12 min. Describes the phylum of segmented worms, including organ systems and physiological processes.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QL 391 .A6 B5 1976.
NEMATODE. [198-?], c1973.
11 min. An introduction to the microscopic life-form found in the species of roundworms, or nematodes, which are found in plant roots.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 391 .N4 N4 1985.
NEMATODES, ROTIFERS, BRYOZOANS AND SOME MINOR PHYLA. c1997.
20 min. Examines characteristics and behavior of several types of invertebrates.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QL 391 .N4 N46 1997.
ROTIFERS AND NEMATODES. c2007.
20 min. Branches on the tree of life. Examines the characteristics and behavior of rotifers and nematodes. Image bank also includes bryozoans, gastrotriches, and tardigrades.
FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QL 391 .N4 R685 2007.
THE BIOLOGY OF FLATWORMS. 1976.
13 min. Describes planarians, flukes, and tapeworms. Includes their physiology, habits and regenerational abilities.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QL 391 .P7 B53 1976.
20 min. Branches on the tree of life. Describes planarians, flukes, and tapeworms. Includes their physiology, habits and regenerational abilities.
FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QL 391 .P7 F538 2007.
PARASITISM, PARASITIC FLATWORMS. c1963.
16 min. Traces the development of parasitic flatworms and explains and illustrates such relationships as predation, mutualism, and internal and external parasitism. Reveals the complicated life cycle of the blood flukes and the life cycle of a tapeworm.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QL 391 .P7 P3 1963.
THE BIOLOGY OF MOLLUSCS. 1976.
13 min. Examines the phylum Mollusca which includes over 130,000 species. Shows the characteristics of chitons, snails, nudibranches, clams, squids, and octopi.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QL 403 .B53 1976.
MOLLUSKS: SNAILS, MUSSELS, OYSTERS, OCTOPUSES, AND THEIR RELATIVES. [198-?], c1955.
ca. 18 min. Shows the forms, functions and habitat of the several classes of mollusks.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QL 405 .M6 1955.
17 min. Branches on the tree of life. Includes the phylum mollusca, class polyplacophora (chitons), class gastropods (snails, slugs, limpets, nudibranchs), class pelecypoda (clams and mussels), class scaphopoda (tooth shells), class cephalopoda (octopus and squid).
FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QL 391 .M655 2006.
THE OCTOPUS SHOW, c2000.
ca. 60 min. Originally broadcast as a segment of: Nature. Explores the habitat and life of the octopus in various underwater locations throughout the world.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QL 430. .O2 O38 2000.
GUINEA WORM : THE END OF THE ROAD. c1992.
28 min., 43 sec. Introduces Dr. Donald Hopkins who is leading the fight to eradicate this disease. Visits Nigeria, Benin, and Ghana, three of the nations with the greatest incidences of guinea worm. Examines steps being taken to fight this affliction.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General RA 644 .D75 G8 1992.
DINOSAURS & INSECTS. c1989.
60 min . Explores the dinosaurs' 140 million year rule over the Earth and the misunderstood insects, which predate the dinosaurs by at least 100 million years and make up 80 % of all animal life on earth.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QH 371 .D56 1989.
17 min. Branches on the tree of life. Anthropods are organisms with hard exoskeletons and jointed appendages. Phylum Arthropod has by far the greatest diversity and greatest biomass of all animal phyla. Shows characteristics and biological details to give a good a idea of the group's evolutionary diversity.
FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QL 434 .A784 2006.
THE BIOLOGY OF ARTHROPODS. 1976.
16 min. Discusses the earth's most successful and prolific group of animals and describes the varied species within the phylum Arthropoda.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QL 434 .B53 1976.
MICROCOSMOS: LE PEUPLE DE L'HERBE. 1996.
75 min. A wordless close-up view of a variety of insects as they hatch from eggs, search for food and cope with a rain storm. Ants race to gather food as a pheasant gobbles them up, while a dung beetle moves his prize up hill and down. Makes use of timelapse and microphotographic techniques.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Popular videos – may be used in classroom
INKY, DINKY SPIDER. , c1984.
30 min. A segment from the television program: Lorne Greene's new wilderness. Shows how, in the forbidding world of the Florida Everglades, spiders establish their summer kingdom and provide some fascinating lessons in the art of hunting ingeniously.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 458.4 .I6 1987.
4 videodiscs (ca. 5 hours) "Insectia is a 13-part documentary series that puts an entertaining spin on the fascinating world of insects"--Container. Contents: v. 1. Episode 1, Living art ; Episode 2, Silent partners ; Episode 3, Myths and legends ; Episode 4, Invertebrate inventors -- v. 2. Episode 5, New world order ; Episode 6, Wicked butterflies ; Episode 7, The mating game ; Episode 8, Mad about bugs -- v. 3. Episode 9, Insect gods ; Episode 10, Insects a la carte; Episode 11, Child's play -- v. 4. Episode 12, Six-legged warriors ; Episode 13, Champions of evolution.
FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General QL 463 .I67 2001.
ODYSSEY OF LIFE. THE UNKNOWN WORLD. c1996.
ca. 57 min. Broadcast on PBS as a segment of: Nova. Adventures in science. Lennart Nilsson's micro-photography introduces the viewer to the world of microscopic insects and microorganisms that live on and in our bodies and our homes.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 463 .O4 1996.
HEARING THE CALL. c1993.
24 min. Sound production by insects and animals.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QL 496.5 .H4 1993.
NATURE WATCH. DRAGONFLY. 1988.
30 min. Films the life cycle of the dragonfly and shows its habitat and unique characteristics.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QL 520 .N3 1988.
AUDUBON SOCIETY'S BUTTERFLIES FOR BEGINNERS. c1996.
64 min. Includes an introduction to butterfly biology, a look at the most common North American butterflies, and information on raising butterflies from caterpillars.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 542 .A93 1996.
THE MONARCH: A BUTTERFLY BEYOND BORDERS. c1997.
47 min. This beautiful documentary looks at monarch butterflies in their various habitats.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QL 561.D3 M6 1997.
IN THE COMPANY OF WILD BUTTERFLIES. c2005.
45 min. This study of several species of wild butterflies describes the parts of a butterfly, their life cycle, and details of their lives and strategies for survival.
FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General QL 544 .I584 2005.
TALES FROM THE HIVE. c2000.
60 min. Originally released as an episode of the television program: Nova. Specially developed macro camera lenses are used to portray a year in the life of a working bee colony. Exposes the secret world of a bee colony, including life-or-death battles, attacks on the hive and the meaning of a scout bee's dance.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 565 .T35 2000.
46 min. Originally produced in 2006 as a segment of: The Nature of things. Presents an overview of Mark Winston's distinguished work with bees. He has identified nine queen pheromones and studied hundreds of bee colonies. Winston is now moving into a cross disciplinary phase - one in which bee rituals and honeycomb building techniques provide rich insight for artists, philosophers, urban planners, and environmental scientists
FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General QL 568.A6 B448 2007.
SILENCE OF THE BEES; PARROTS IN THE LAND OF OZ. 2008.
224 min. Originally broadcast in 2007 and 2008 as segments of: Nature. Silence of the bees 108 min. : Follows researchers as they examine why honeybees are dying in record numbers. Parrots in the land of Oz 108 min. : Explores the richness and diversity of parrots in Australia
FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General QL 568.A6 S554 2008
ANTS IN YOUR PLANTS: A DELICATE CO- EXISTENCE. c1989.
28 min. The Life of plants. This program looks at ants and their interrelationship with their environments.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QL 568 .F7 A5 1989x.
ARMY ANTS: A STUDY IN SOCIAL BEHAVIOR.. c1967.
19 min. Shows how an army ant colony makes one of its daily swarm raids for food and how it alternates living in a semi-permanent nest with nomadic wandering.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 568 .F7 .A7 1967.
LITTLE CREATURES WHO RUN THE WORLD. c1995.
ca. 60 min. Originally broadcast as a segment of: Nova. Ant authority, Edward O. Wilson, describes the life of ants and how their family colonies work to ensure the survival of the species.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 568 .F7 L588 1995.
LORD OF THE ANTS. 2008.
ca. 54 min. Originally broadcast on May 20, 2008 as an episode of: Nova. Profiles E.O. Wilson, a naturalist renowned for his scientific study of ants that led to his 1975 book Sociobiology : the new synthesis, where he put forth the notion that evolutionary principles could explain social behavior throughout the animal kingdom, including in humans. Shows the evolution of sociobiology from a controversial new discipline to one supported by experimental science that has shown that genes do play a role in aspects of human behavior. Examines Wilson's work as a writer and winner of two Pulitzer Prizes, as well as his efforts for conservation around the world Contents Seeing the big picture -- The chemical language of ants -- Sociobiology and its discontents -- Preserving life on Earth -- 78 years young.
FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General QL 568 .F7 L673 2008
INSECT PARASITISM: THE ALDER WOODWASP AND ITS ENEMIES. [198-?], c1968.
18 min. Contrasts the life cycle of the alder woodwasp with the life cycles of four parasites which feed upon it.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 568 .X5 I57 1985x.
VANISHING OF THE BEES. 2010.
87 min. Honeybees have been mysteriously disappearing across the planet, literally vanishing from their hives. Known as Colony Collapse Disorder, this phenomenon threatens the loss of much more than honey as we depend on honeybees to pollinate one third of the food on our tables. The film chronicles the innermost thoughts and feelings of beekeepers and scientists as they fight to preserve the honeybee and make it through another day.
FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General SF 538.5 .C65 B365 2010.
18 min. Branches on the Tree of Life. Program discusses characteristics of Phylum Chordata, showing the main evolutionary milestones of the phylum.
FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QL 607.5 .C467 2005
FISH, AMPHIBIANS AND REPTILES
DARWIN’S NIGHTMARE. 2007.
106 min. Documentary film that exposes the poverty and misery of the people living on the shores on Lake Victoria in Tanzania who are dependent upon fishing the Nile perch from the lake for their meager earnings. The fish are exported by air to Europe to be sold cheaply and the planes that arrive to transport the fish at first seem to arrive empty, but turn out to carry weapons to Africa and fish away.
FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General HC 885 .Z9 D379 2007.
ca. 35 min. Eyewitness video series. Discusses the types and habitats of fish from dazzling coral reefs to the darkest depths of the ocean.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 617.2 .F5 1994.
BIGMOUTH: THE UNDERWATER STUDY OF THE LARGEMOUTH BASS. c1983.
50 min.b3M Sportsman's video collection. An underwater photographic study of the largemouth bass, its behavior patterns and its life cycle.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 638 .C3 B53 1983.
QUESTIONS ABOUT BEHAVIOR. c1993.
25 min. Biology, brain and behavior. Discusses ethologist Niko Tinbergen's four questions about behavior: causation, function, development, and evolutionary history. Uses the stickleback fish as an example.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QL 638.G27 Q4 1993.
SHARKS: PREDATORS OR PREY? c1992.
22:08 min. Discusses shark behavior and habitat; shark fossils; factors threatening shark populations, including overfishing; and the shark's importance in the ecological balance of the oceans.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 638.9 .S42 1992.
SHARKS , c1988.
58 min. Originally broadcast as a National Audubon special. Presents a study of sharks with emphasis on the fact that only a few of the many species of shark are dangerous to man.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 638.9 .S43 1991.
25 min. Long feared as ferocious, the magnificent shark rarely takes a bite out of a human. With a booming trade in shark cartilage, touted as the latest miracle cure for countless diseases, the world's shark population is being slaughtered at a unprecedented rate
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 638.9 .S455 1997.
GREAT WHITE SHARK: TRUTH BEHIND THE LEGEND. 2000.
75 min. National Geographic Society special. Examines discoveries about the great white shark including footage of explosive, air-borne "breaching" attacks
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 638.95 .L3 G7293 2000
LOOKING AT AMPHIBIANS.1988.
8 min. Illustrates the ways in which some amphibians adapt to their environment and traces the development of a tadpole into an adult frog.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 644 .L6 1988.
35 min. Eyewitness video series. Experience the alien world of these cold-blooded vertebrates, learning the truth about these often misunderstood creatures and uncovering reptilian facts that are stranger then fiction.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 644 .R39 1994.
ca. 35 min. Eyewitness video series. Discusses the fascinating world of frogs, toads, and salamanders, and gives a close-up look at the amazing variety of colors, shapes, and sizes in the amphibian family.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 644.2 .A6 1994.
REALM OF THE SERPENT, c1993.
50 min. For this rare, up-close look at snakes, wildlife cinematographers traveled to the far corners of the world to capture this misunderstood creature in its varied roles in the wild and in relation to man. Includes Burmese cobra charmers, the birth of a green tree python in Central America, the tagging of a deadly fer-de-lance in Central America, and a Texas rattlesnake round-up.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 666 .O6 R4 1993.
THE UNITED SNAKES OF AMERICA. c2001.
Ca. 60 min. national Geographic Society special. Addresses the ways, some bizarre, in which the lives of Americans and snakes have becomes intertwined. Includes exotic snakes and their owners, snake-phobia therapists, a suburban rattler-removal service, religious snake handlers, scientists doing snake venom research and an emergency room doctor who treats snakebite
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 666 .O6 U558 2001.
THE ANATOMY OF THE FROG. , c1990.
45 min. Presents a study of the anatomy of the frog as a typical vertebrate. It is designed so that each individual system can be viewed and discussed separately, giving the instructor the flexibility to select which portions to use.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QL 668 .E27 A6 1995.
COMMERCIAL FISHING. 2005.
44 min. 27 sec. Originally broadcast in 2004 as a segment of: Modern marvels. Shows how the 5 billion pounds of fish that is consumed annually in America makes it to the table. Follows the fish, the fishermen, and the science trying to preserve fisheries for future generations--from ancient vessels on the Nile to a technologically sophisticated factory trawler on the Bering Sea to the University of New Hampshire's open-ocean aquaculture research project.
FORMAT: DVD . LOCATION: General QL SH 211 .C666 2005.
THE END OF THE LINE. c2009.
83 min. National Geographic ocean now. Examines the devastating ecological impact of overfishing by interweaving both local and global stories of sharply declining fish populations, including the imminent extinction of the bluefin tuna, and illuminates how our modern fishing capacities far outstrip the survival abilities of any ocean species. Contents: Clover's mission -- The collapse of cod -- 90% of big fish gone -- How bad is it? -- Politics, law, lawbreakers -- Japanese tuna trade -- The human cost -- Fishing down the food web -- The end of the line? -- Sustainable fishing -- Solutions and false solutions -- The Garden of Eden.
FORMAT: DVD . LOCATION: General SH 327.5 .C582 2009.
EMPTY OCEANS, EMPTY NETS. c2002.
57 min. Explores the immense changes threatening marine fisheries worldwide.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General SH 328 .E66 2002.
PARROTS IN THE LAND OF OZ. SILENCE OF THE BEES; 2008.
224 min. Originally broadcast in 2007 and 2008 as segments of: Nature. Parrots in the land of Oz 108 min. : Explores the richness and diversity of parrots in Australia. Silence of the bees 108 min. : Follows researchers as they examine why honeybees are dying in record numbers.
FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General QL 568.A6 S554 2008
HOW BIRDS SURVIVE THE WINTER. 1989.
8 min. Demonstrates the survival mechanisms of birds. Some migrate to the south and some remain in the cold climate and change their behavior or undergo physiological adaptations to adjust to the cold.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 673 .H6 1989.
LOOKING AT BIRDS. 1988.
11 min. Uses close-up views of a variety of birds in different environments to illustrate ways in which birds differ from other animals in appearance, body structure, functions, and behavior. Shows some of the special ways in which birds are adapted to the places and conditions in which they live.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QL 673 .L6 1988.
JOHN J. AUDUBON: THE BIRDS OF AMERICA. c1985.
29 min. With quotations from Audubon's journals, and illustrated with his original drawings, engravings, and work of art by other artists of the period, presents the unique story of Audubon's development as an artist and of his uncompromising devotion to his dream of publishing: The birds of America.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 674 .A953 J6 1985.
35 min. An exciting journey from the bird's distant dinosaur past to its present astonishing variety.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL676 .B62 1994.
CALIFORNIA CONDOR. c1989.
60 min. Originally broadcast as a National Audubon Society special. Shows six California condors living in the wild, before they were removed from the wild to prevent their extinction. Includes their courtship flight.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 676.7 .C3 1989.
ADVENTURES IN BIRDWATCHING. c1999.
3 Videorecordings (ca. 60 min. each) Host Ken Dial visits locales in the United States and Costa Rica to view
birds native to the area. v. 1. Florida wading birds. Massachusetts songbirds -- v. 2. Washington predators. Arizona hummingbirds -- v. 3. Rare birds of Costa Rica. Prime tropical real estate.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 677.5 .A384 1999.
AUDUBON VIDEOGUIDE TO 505 BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA ON TWO DVDS. c2004.
2 videodiscs (ca. 388 min.) "Mini fieldguide to Audubon videoguide to 505 birds of North American on two dvds" written by Stephen Kress, Michael Godfrey, Candace Cornell, and Andy Bernick. Originally produced in 1985 and 1988. Describe each of 505 species that reliably breed in North America north of Mexico. The VideoGuide provides a voice or other sound from the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology for each species that makes a sound of any consequence. The bird calls are combined with striking, close-up moving footage and informative still photographs showing the birds in their natural habitats. A narrated description provides detailed identification information and computer-drawn maps clearly communicate breeding and wintering ranges. Naturalist MichaelGodfrey filmed, directed and narrated the VideoGuide, which he wrote with renowned nature writer Kenn Kaufamn, who also created the range maps.Disc 1. Audubon videoguide to 247 birds of North America -- Disc 2. Audubon videoguide to 258 birds of North America.
FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General QL 681 .A988 2004.
AUDUBON SOCIETY'S VIDEOGUIDE TO THE BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA. I. c1985.
96 min. Roger Tory Peterson introduces a program which combines photography and bird sounds for simple identification and uses computer-animated maps to show breeding and wintering ranges. Covers six major groups of birds including loons, grebes, pelicans and their allies, swans, geese and ducks, vultures, hawks and falcons, and chicken-like birds.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 681 .A988 v.1 1985.
AUDUBON SOCIETY'S VIDEOGUIDE TO THE BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA. II. c1988.
78 min. Roger Tory Peterson introduces a program which combines photography and bird sounds for simple identification and uses computer-animated maps to show breeding and wintering ranges. Covers 105 species of water birds, including herons and egrets, cranes, shorebirds, gulls, terns and alcids.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 681 .A988 v.2 1988.
AUDUBON SOCIETY'S VIDEOGUIDE TO THE BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA. III. c1988.
61 min. Roger Tory Peterson introduces a program which combines photography and bird sounds for simple identification and uses computer-animated maps to show breeding and wintering ranges. Covers 77 species of pigeons and doves, cuckoos, owls, nighthawks, hummingbirds and swifts, trogons, kingfishers and woodpeckers.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 681 .A988 v.3 1988.
THE AUDUBON SOCIETY'S VIDEOGUIDE TO THE BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA. IV. [SONGBIRDS I], c1988.
75 min. Combines bird sights and sounds for 98 species of flycatchers, larks, swallows, crows and jays, titmice and chickadees, nuthatches, creepers, wrens, thrushes, waxwings, shrikes, thrashers and vireos.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 681 .A988 v.4 1988.
AUDUBON SOCIETY'S VIDEOGUIDE TO THE BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA. V. [SONGBIRDS II] c1988.
80 min. 109 species of warblers, orioles and blackbirds, tanagers, grosbeaks, finches, buntings and sparrows. Moving-pictures, bird calls and sounds are combined to give a multi-dimensional view of each species in its natural habitat.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 681 .A988 v.5 1988.
DUCKS UNLIMITED'S VIDEOGUIDE TO WATERFOWL & GAME BIRDS OF NORTH AMERICA. 1985.
75 min. Gives a comprehensive system of sight & sound identification for our 143 species of waterfowl and 21 upland game birds of North America. Bird sounds from the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 681 .D82 1985.
DUCKS UNDER SIEGE. c1989.
60 min. Examines the dangers facing migrating waterfowl in North America. Tells about the work of conservationists to save ducks and marshlands from drought, agricultural expansion, and man.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 696 .A52 D8 1989.
A LOVE STORY: THE CANADA GOOSE.1982.
30 min. Travel to the wetlands of North America, the breeding grounds for one of the largest, most intelligent and adaptable birds on earth, the Canada goose.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 696 .A52 L699 1982.
EAGLES: THE MASTER OF THE SKIES. [c1998].
50 min. The program captures the dramatic lives of eagles from around the world.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL696.F32 E34 1998.
THE PRAIRIE CHICKEN. c1992.
ca. 30 min.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 696 .G285 P7 1992.
WHAT DARWIN NEVER SAW. , c1995.
57 min. Peter and Rosemary Grant document the process of natural selection among finches of the Galapagos Islands, occurring within a human lifetime.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QL 696 .P246 W5 1996.
ROYAL ALBATROSS. 1982.
32 min. Shot at a wildlife refuge in New Zealand, gives viewers a closeup look at the life cycle of the royal albatross. Shows the elaborate pair-bonding ritual, mating, nest-building, and rearing of chicks. Also emphasizes the importance of protecting the nesting areas of this endangered species.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 696 .P63 R6 1982.
THE BARN OWL. 1983.
20 min. Shows how the barn owl figures prominently in natural pest control throughout Europe, feeding on field mice and protecting farm crops. Focuses on threats posed by auto traffic, high tension wires, and reduced nesting sites that have placed the barn owl in peril.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 696 .S85 B3 1983.
THE LIFE OF BIRDS. 2002.
3 videodiscs (600 min.) Originally released in 1998 as a television series of ten episodes.
David Attenborough journeys across seven continents filming thousands of species of birds, revealing their patterns of behavior. Contents: 1. To fly or not to fly? -- 2. The mastery of flight -- 3. The insatiable appetite -- 4. Meat-eaters -- 5. Fishing for a living -- 6. Signals and songs -- 7. Finding partners -- 8. The demands of the egg -- 9. The problems of parenthood -- 10. The limits of endurance.
FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General QL 698.3 .L544 2002.
WINGED MIGRATION. c2003.
89 min. Follows bird migrations flying over the seven continents: from one pole to the other, from the seas to snowcapped mountains, from the canopy of heaven to mangroves and swamps.
FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: Popular videos. Available for classroom use.
Dogs & Wolves; Cat Family; Bears; Whales & Dolphins; Primates; Domestic Animals; Other Mammal Groups
Dog &Wolves (Canidae)
CRYING WOLF. c1996.
46 min. The grey wolf has a subtle intelligence and a complex family life. But for humans, the hunter that haunts the forest has long been the enemy. These days, killing wolves is part of wildlife management in Canada. But who wins and who loses when wildlife is seen as a management problem?
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QL 737 .C22 C7 1996.
35 min. Eyewitness video series. Discusses the wolf connections that give dogs their hunting, courting, mating, and social traits.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 737 .C22 D6 1994.
FADED FOOTPRINTS, SILENT HOWLS. c1989.
28:15 min. Examines the historical relationship between wolves and man in the United States. Contrasts the attitude of native Americans and European immigrants toward the wolf. Discusses a wolf recovery program established in two areas of northern Wisconsin and attitudes opposed to it.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QL 737 .C22 F3 1989.
FOLLOWING THE TUNDRA WOLF. c1989.
45 min. Offers a look at the tundra wolf of the Canadian Northwest Territories and examines the relationship of this predator with its principal prey, the caribou.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 737 .C22 F65 1989.
IN THE COMPANY OF WOLVES. , c1993.
56 min. Originally produced in 1993 for the television series: Nature. Actor Timothy Dalton and wildlife expert David Mech travel from America's remote wolf habitats to Canada's barren Arctic wilderness in pursuit of a close encounter with wolves in the wild.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 737.C22 I6 1996.
THE WOLF: A HOWLING IN AMERICA'S NATIONAL PARKS.. c1989.
30 min. Story of the wolf, his history and habits, and the role he plays in our national parks.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 737 .C22 W593 1989.
60 min. Originally broadcast as a PBS National Audubon Society special. Only 1% of the North American Grey Wolf survives in the lower 48 states. The government must referee the argument between naturalists who want to increase their number through captive-bred release and farmers who fear losses of their livestock. Wolves reveals the ecological role played by these beautiful animals and the challenges faced in attempting to re-establish a decimated predator population.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 737 .C22 W6 1989.
WOLF PACK. , c1974.
19 min., 58 sec. A look at wolves in their natural habitat.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QL 737 .C22 W62 1991.
25 min. Champions of the wild ; part 4. Because of fear and misunderstanding, humans have repeatedly tried to obliterate wolves. These amazing animals had disappeared from Canada's world-famous Banff National Park. Now, thanks to biologist, Paul Paquet, wolf packs range freely once again all the way from Banff through to the mountains of Montana.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 737 .C22 W6472 1998.
WOLVES: A LEGEND RETURNS TO YELLOWSTONE. c1999.
60 min. National Geographic Society special. Looks at the comeback of wolves in Yellowstone National Park.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 737 .C22 W6473 1999.
LIVING WITH WOLVES. c2007.
2 DVDs (83 min.) Filmmaker Jim Dutcher and his wife Jamie lived with gray wolves for three years to make this documentary, and their work reveals complex social behavior never before captured on film. You'll observe the dominance of the pack's alpha male and the submissiveness of the omega wolf. You'll see the pack initiate new members, and witness the critical moment when the alpha selects a mate. Perhaps most incredible is the bond developed between the wolves and the Dutchers, who ultimately must move the pack to another reserve in order to keep them alive Contents: Living with wolves -- Wolves at our door.
FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General QL 737 .C22 W659 2007.
YELLOWSTONE, REALM OF THE COYOTE. c1995.
60 min. When a young coyote is cast out by his pack, he must learn to survive in a wilderness both beautiful and treacherous-Yellowstone National Park.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 737 .C22 Y4 1995.
NEVER CRY WOLF. c1983.
105 min. Based on the book by Farley Mowat. "An unforgettable adventure begins as Tyler, a young, inexperienced biologist, is deposited alone onto the desolate Arctic terrain. Once settled, he struggles to endure the forces of nature as he documents the mysterious habits of the wolves he has been sent to study."--Container.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 795 .W8 M62 1983.
DOGS AND MORE DOGS. 2004.
55 min. Originally broadcast as a segment of: Nova. An entertaining and affectionate search for the secrets of dog variation and behavior. Visit state-of-the-art dog labs where the latest in genetic mapping and even cloning are in the air. Explore the bond we share with these remarkable animals.
FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General SF 422.5 .D64 2004.
DOG'S BEST FRIEND. c1995.
ca. 56 min. A documentary that looks at the passion, respect and need people have for dogs. A variety of dogs are shown with their owners, who talk about their pets.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General SF 422.7 .D64 1995
THOSE WONDERFUL DOGS. 1994.
60 min. National Geographic Society special. A tribute to the many abilities of these devoted creatures. Shows dogs herding sheep, searching for earthquake victims, assisting the physically disabled, pulling sleds in Alaska, and the training of dogs for acting in television and serving as messengers in World War II.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General SF 428.2 .D647 1994.
Cat Family (Felidae)
CHEETAHS. , c1996.
60 min. Actress Holly Hunter travels thousands of miles to Namibia and South Africa to understand, and be part of, the cheetah's world.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 737 .C23 C44 1997.
COUGAR, GHOST OF THE ROCKIES. 1993, c1990.
ca. 50 min. Wildlife filmmaker Jim Dutcher and Dr. Morris Hornocker, the world's leading mountain lion expert, spent two years in the wilds of Idaho to produce this rare and intimate portrait of a five-year-old cougar and her three kittens.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 737 .C23 C6 1993.
THE FELINE CONNECTION. .
approx. 25 min. Since the dawn of time, no animal has inspired such fear and admiration as the big cat. It is a symbol of power and majesty, and the mystique of the cat continues to enchant us. These cats-- from the lions who hunt in prides to the solitary tigers, leopards and jaguars, to the swift and sleek cheetahs-- spend enormous amounts of time and effort in their daily search for food.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 737 .C23 F4 1996.
HIDDEN WORLD OF THE BENGAL TIGER. c1999.
60 min. A chronicle of a tigress's struggle to raise her cubs and survive in the heart of the Indian forests.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 737 .C23 H5 1999.
23 min. A segment from the television program: Lorne Greene's new wilderness. Shows how an adolescent cougar is driven from the family den and treks the Colorado Rockies in search of a territory she can make her own.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 737 .C23 H8 1984x.
BORN FREE. 1984.
approx. 92 min. Joy and George Adamson adopt and raise an orphaned lion cub until it becomes necessary to teach her to survive on her own.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Popular video (available for classroom use).
IN THE LION'S DEN. , c1993.
57 min. Originally produced in 1993 for the television series: Nature. Actor Anthony Hopkins journeys to East Africa to learn about lions from the Masai and members of the Lion Research Project. At Ngorongoro Crater, he is able to observe a pride at close range.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 737 .C23 I6 1996.
KING OF THE JUNGLE: THE PUMA. c1996.
28 min. The natural world of Latin America. Shows the life of the puma and other inhabitants of the Amazonian jungle.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 737.C23 K5 1996.
LAND OF THE TIGER. c1986.
59 min. "A National Geographic Society special." Filmed in India, this film gives an intimate portrait of the tiger—showing it stalking and catching a deer, confronting crocodiles, and nursing young cubs.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 737 .C23 L36 1986.
LEOPARDS OF THE NIGHT. c1998.
60 min. Originally broadcast on PBS as a segment of: Nova. Follows two leopards through African jungle and barren desert to discover the secret of the leopard's solitary way. Filmed in Nambia and Zambia's South Luangwa National Park. Special night-vision color cameras observe the leopard's nocturnal habits.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 737 .C23 L4 1998.
ON THE EDGE OF EXTINCTION: PANTHERS & CHEETAHS. c1989.
60 min. A National Audubon Society special. Explores work being done by conservationists to save the habitat and future of the Florida panther and the African cheetah. Examines the issues facing the survival of the breeds including genetic variation, human overpopulation and interference, and poor natural resource management.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 737 .C23 O6 1989.
PUMA: LION OF THE ANDES. c1996.
60 min. national Geographic Society special. Follows Penny the puma through her life: she finds a mate, gives birth to three cubs, and guides her offspring through daily struggles.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 737 .C23 P863 1996.
SIBERIAN TIGER QUEST. 2012.
60 min.Originally broadcast on PBS as an episode of Nature, Oct. 10, 2012. Chris Morgan has tracked large predators in some of the wildest and most remote places on Earth. He now embarks on a challenge that would fulfill a lifelong dream -- to find and film a Siberian tiger living in the wild and free in Russia's far eastern forests. The film features the work of Korean cameraman Sooyong Park, the first individual ever to film Siberian tigers in the wild.
FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General QL 737 .C23 S534 2012.
TIGERS. , c1994.
57 min. Originally produced for the television series: Nature. Actor Bob Hoskins journeys across the islands of Indonesia and through Nepal's Himalayan foothills attempting to encounter tigers in the wild.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 737 .C23 T5 1996.
MAN-EATERS OF INDIA. , c1986.
80 min. A tribute to the deadly jungle cats of Kumaon, India, and to Jim Corbett, the man who helped save them from extinction.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 795 .T5 M3 1987.
CATS: CARESSING THE TIGER. 1991.
60 min. National Geographic society special. A comparison of domestic cats to wild cats is used to explain the behavior of domestic cats
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General SF 446.5 .C38 1991
IN THE LAND OF THE POLAR BEARS. c1985.
58 min. Originally broadcast on PBS as a segment of Nova. Provides a rare look at the wildlife of Wrangel Island in the Soviet Arctic
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 736 .I6 1986x
SAVE THE PANDA. , c1983.
60 min. "A National Geographic special." Follows two scientists, one American and the other Chinese, as they trek through a Chinese nature preserve in search of giant pandas.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 737 .C214 S23 1986.
SECRETS OF THE WILD PANDA. 1994.
ca. 55 min. National Geographic Society special. A documentary filmed in the Qin Ling mountains, China of the wild panda.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 737.C214 S42 1994.
THE BEAUTY OF THE BEAST. c1992.
29 min. Scientists study the natural behavior of grizzly bears at Yellowstone National Park.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 737 .C27 B4 1992.
THE GREAT BEARS. 1990.
52 min A look at the grizzly bear, including its breeding and nurturing behavior, feeding ranges, and habits. Describes aspects of modern civilization which threaten its survival.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 737.C27 G7 1990.
THE GRIZZLIES. c1987.
60 min. .Discusses the physical characteristics and behavior of the grizzly. Explores the relationship between the bear and man.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 737 .C27 G72 1987.
25 min. One of nature's most awe-inspiring creations, the grizzly bear is threatened by clear-cutting, hunting and habitat loss. Wayne McCrory has spent 25 years passionately campaigning to protect the grizzly and the rare white spirit bear of the British Columbia rain forest.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 737.C27 G723 1997.
GRIZZLY BEARS AND HOW THEY LIVE. c1993.
16 min. Follow a grizzly bear family in the Northern Alaskan mountains from mid-summer through early autumn.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL737 .C27 G725 1993.
GRIZZLY & MAN: UNEASY TRUCE. 1991.
58 min. Broadcast on PBS as: National Audubon Society special. Describes the habitat and habits of the grizzly bear. Investigates the fragile coexistence of man and the bear, and possible solutions to the problem of the preservation of this endangered species.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 737 .C27 G75 1991.
POLAR BEAR ALERT. , c1982.
59 min. National Geographic Society special. Shows how the residents of the town of Churchill, in the Canadian province of Manitoba, learn to coexist with the polar bears as the animals migrate each year through their town.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 737 .C27 P6 1987.
REALM OF THE GREAT WHITE BEAR. 1999.
ca. 60 min. National Geographic Society special. Discover the fate of a polar bear and her twin cubs at the icy top of the world. Just half of all cubs survive beyond their first year, and this polar bear family needs the mother's finely honed instincts, and luck, to beat the odds. National Geographic cameras follow the family during a two-year Arctic odyssey.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 737 .C27 R435 1999.
VISITING GRIZZLY COUNTRY. [1984?].
12 min. Shows how to enjoy camping and visiting in grizzly country and provide for personal safety by taking a few common sense precautions.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 737 .C27 V5 1984.
Whales and Dolphins
LOLITA, SLAVE TO ENTERTAINMENT. c2003.
58 min. "This controversial independent documentary takes a disturbing look into the dark secrets of the multi-billion dollar aquarium industry and questions human ethics in relationship to animals in entertainment. It is the tragic and compelling life story of Lolita, a 37-year-old performing Killer Whale on display in Miami, Florida"--Container.
FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QL 78.5 .L655 2003.
THE PROMISE. c1992.
5 min., 30 sec. A music video showing captive dolphins in the U.S. and Canada and wild dolphins in Key West, Florida. Asserts that dolphins should remain free of captivity.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 78.5 .P7 1992.
THE FREE WILLY STORY: KEIKO'S JOURNEY HOME. c1996.
ca. 50 min. Meet Keiko, the beloved orca whale who inspired the Free Willy films, and go behind-the-scenes to experience the drama of his real-life journey to freedom.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 737 .C4 F7 1996.
THE GREAT WHALES. , c1977.
59 min. National Geographic Society special. A documentary on whales, including information on their anatomy, communication and migration patterns.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 737 .C4 G64 1987.
IN THE COMPANY OF WHALES, c1992.
ca. 90 min. The Discovery Channel video library. Explores the watery domain of the whales, their intelligence and grace. Photographed in 15 locations around the world.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 737 .C4 I6 1992..
A LIFE AMONG WHALES. 2005.
56 min. Weaving together natural history and biography, A Life Among Whales is a fascinating exploration of whale biologist and MacArthur fellowship winner, Dr. Roger Payne. For four decades, Payne has advanced the boundaries of science and activism - beginning with his pioneering work on whale songs in the 1970's, to his study of ocean pollution today
FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QL 737 .C4 L544 2005.
THE MAGNIFICENT WHALES : AND OTHER MARINE MAMMALS OF NORTH AMERICA. 1995, c1988.
60 min. Smithsonian video library. Discover the joys of watching whales and their smaller relatives. Discusses the behavior and habits of whales, dolphins, otters and seals.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QL 737 .C4 M256 1995.
RESCUING BABY WHALES. c1992.
1 hr., 23 min. Originally broadcast as a segment of: Nova. Tells how scientists are learning to cope with whale strandings along the beach of Cape Cod Bay. Some of the whales have been rehabilitated at the New England Aquarium and returned to the ocean while others have been refloated and directed back to deep water.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 737 .C4 R4 1992. .
THE SCIENCE OF WHALES. c2004.
56 min. A study of whale behavior, emphasizing whale sound research.
FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General QL 737 .C4 S354 2004
WATCHING THE WHALES. c1993.
30 min. Records the activities and sounds of various types of dolphins and whales.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 737 .C4 W34 1993.
WHALE WATCH. c1982.
53 min. Originally broadcast on PBS as a segment of Nova. Observes whales and their activities in the lagoons off the coast of Central Mexico and introduces viewers to the methods used in studying and filming their behavior.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 737 .C4 W4 1982x.
60 min. National Audubon video. A study of whales and the efforts that have brought some species back from the brink of extinction.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL737 .C4 W44 1989.
RIGHT WHALES. c1997.
25 min. The planet's rarest marine mammal, the North Atlantic right whale was once thought extinct. Dr. Moira Brown and Deborah Tobin are combining research, public education and lobbying to make the North Atlantic safer for right whales.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 737 .C423 R54 1997.
BLUE WHALE: LARGEST ANIMAL ON EARTH. c1995.
ca 50 min. Underwater filmmaker Al Giddings makes an up-close documentary on the blue whale. Includes sights, sounds, and facts about the world's largest animal.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 737 .C424 B68 1995.
CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE DEEP KIND. , c1982.
30 min. Lorne Greene's new wilderness (Television program). Introduces the humpback whale which migrates from the northern Pacific to Maui, where it courts, mates and breeds. Follows a mother and her newborn as they travel 4,000 miles, escaping from whale hunters, killer whales and sharks.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 737 .C424 C5 1987x.
ENCOUNTERS WITH WHALES. c1993.
49 min. Wildlife specialist Tina Dalton takes viewers on an adventurous journey off Australia's east coast to share the experiences she had with the largest and most intelligent sea creatures on earth. The program provides images of the southern population of humpback whales and evaluates their chances for survival.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 737 .C424 E6 1993.
25 min. A humpback whale is 40 tons of mystery. These giant creatures range from their feeding grounds off southern British Columbia to the waters around Hawaii. Every year, Dr. Jim Darling follows them as they travel through their ecologically fragile habitat. He has turned whale research upside down, when he began tracking whales and their sounds rather than killing them for research.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 737.C424 H86 1999.
THE SINGING WHALE. c1986.
60 min. Jacques Cousteau and the crew of the Calypso sail into a challenging adventure among the colossal humpback whales.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL737 .C424 S5 1986.
GRAY WHALES. c1995.
57 min. . Originally broadcast as a segment of: In the wild. Explores the behavior of the gray whale during migration.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 737 .C425 G7 1995.
BEAUTIFUL KILLERS. .
approx. 50 min. The killer whale has been the source of great wonder and joy for millions. In the wild, the massive, familial mammal is dangerous to all prey –except man. In captivity, an Orca is often essential to the success of a marine park. A fascinating look at this beautiful creature in its native habitat off the coast of British Columbia, and in the captive environment of theme parks and aquariums.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 737 .C432 B42 1993.
DOLPHINS AND WHALES FOR CASUAL PLEASURE. c1990.
30 min. Ric O'Barry, Hanna Meyer, and others argue against keeping dolphins and whales in aquariums for human amusement and against building an aquarium in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QL737 .C432 D6 1990x.
60 min. Originally broadcast as a segment of: In the wild. Robin Williams explores the behavior of the playful, gentle dolphin.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 737 .C432 D65 1995.
89 min. This ocean adventure film takes viewers into the complex lives of dolphins around the world. Originally filmed and released as an IMAX film (approx. 40 min)
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 737 .C432 D6525 2000.
IF DOLPHINS COULD TALK. c1990.
58 min. National Audubon Society specials. Shows the dolphin's sophisticated sonar system that helps these mammals locate objects in the water and demonstrates the dolphin's intelligence. (As a result of this program, dolphins have been helped in their struggle to survive by the adoption of rules to protect dolphins by the American tuna industry.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL737 .C432 I4 1990.
KILLER WHALES: WOLVES OF THE SEA. c1993.
ca. 60 min. National Geographic video. Journey around the globe to see killer whales in action, going after their prey in packs with extraordinary hunting techniques.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 737 .C432 K55 1993.
25 min. The endlessly fascinating orca is the most powerful predator of the sea. Called a killer, it is also remarkably graceful and highly intelligent. A radical researcher, activist and visionary, Dr. Paul Spong believes orcas can be understood only in the wild.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 737 .C432 O7 1997.
THE PRIVATE LIVES OF DOLPHINS. c1992.
60 min. Nova classroom field trips. Documents the lives and sophisticated social systems of dolphins, at research stations in Florida and Australia.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 737 .C432 P7 1992.
A SOUND OF DOLPHINS. 1986.
60 min. The Undersea world of Jacques Cousteau. Jacques Cousteau and the crew of the Calypso try to unravel the mysteries surrounding one of the world's most intelligent creatures, the dolphin.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 737 .C432 S68 1986.
WHERE HAVE ALL THE DOLPHINS GONE? , c1990.
51 min.. Originally broadcast on the Discovery Channel. Discusses the killing of dolphins, especially in the tropical eastern part of the Pacific Ocean, by tuna fisherman using purse seines.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 737 .C432 W56 1995.
SPERM WHALES: THE REAL MOBY DICK. c1996.
60 min. Nature video library. Researchers and filmmakers follow sperm whales, learning about the lives of these mysterious and relatively unknown creatures of the deep.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 737 .C435 S6 1996.
FIRST PRIMATES: NOVA SCIENCENOW 2009, EPISODE 8. c2009.
56 min. Investigate some of today's most exciting advances in scientific research. Contents: Earthquakes in the Midwest -- Sleep -- First primates -- Profile: Marine geologist, Sang-Mook Lee
FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General Q 158.5 .N683 2009 pt. 8..
JANE GOODALL'S WILD CHIMPANZEES. .
75 min. Enter the minds, hearts and world of the wild chimpanzees. Dr. Goodall's discoveries in forty years of research at Gombe - including her groundbreaking observations of chimpanzees making and using tools - have not only revolutionized our understanding of the chimps, but ultimately of human behavior
FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General QL 31. G58 J36 2002.
GORILLA. , c1981.
59 min. National Geographic Society special. Calls attention to the plight of the gorilla, which is on the verge of extinction. Profiles a zookeeper, a research scientist, a research psychologist, a writer-photographer, and a husband and wife team working on the mountain gorilla project. Film footage demonstrates the animals' intelligence, humanlike qualities, and the effects of their exploitation by humans.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 737 .P9 G6 1986.
MONKEYS, APES, AND MAN. 1971.
52 min. Points out that man is learning that the similarity between monkeys and himself is not superficial. Explains that man is a primate, bound in evolution to monkeys and apes.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QL 737 .P9 M6 1971.
MONKEY IN THE MIRROR. c1995.
ca. 60 min. Nature video library. Discusses the similarities between humans and other primates. Shows primates in the wild living in complex and varied societies in which they use tools, take herbal medicines, wheel and deal, practice power politics and sexual politics, and sometimes suffer from stress. Shows laboratory primates communicating with humans.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 737 .P9 M6 1995.
BABOON BEHAVIOR. [1983?].
31 min.Shows baboons in their native habitat in Kenya. Compares baboon behavior with its counterparts in human development.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QL737 .P93 B3 1983.
BABOON TALES. c1998.
52 min. Based on 26 years of fieldwork by anthropologist/primatologist Shirley Strum, this film documents social and parenting skills of baboons toward their offspring through the first year of a newborn's life during a season of drought.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QL737 .P93 B336 1998.
TALES OF THE SNOW MONKEY. 1983, c1982.
23 min. An episode from the television program: Lorne Greene's new wilderness. Documents the survival and adaptive capabilities of the Japanese snow monkey. Follows snow monkeys in the north that live on twigs and bark during a six-month winter to the coddled snow monkeys that live by a ski resort where hot baths and food from tourists have become a way of life. Questions how long this species will survive.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 737 .P93 T3 1983x.
AFRICAN PRIMATES: IMAGES FROM THE FIELD. c1994.
24 min. Savanna baboons (Papio anubis) have been used as a major primate model to explore some of the ramifications of terrestrial life for primates. This video provides a wide range of material discussing both forest-dwelling and open country baboons, and examines a range of social and maintenance behaviors. The particular focus is on various types of relations male baboons have with others in the group, including female friends, consortships, infant care, group protection and interspecies interactions. The animals are observed in a variety of habitats, and the ecological influences of these differing resource bases are related to the variability of behavior and group dynamics. Areas covered include basic feeding (foraging), grooming, resting, play, and sexual and protective behaviors. This video also addresses some of the concerns in primate-human conflicts over resources that have developed since humans now utilize much of the baboon range. A few vocalizations (screams and alarm barks) are heard.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QL 737 .P93 Z4 1994.
CHIMP TALK. c1998.
14 min. Explores the controversial issue of language use by apes with primatologis tDr. Sue Savage-Rumbaugh and Dr. Laura Ann Petitto. The results of Savage-Rumbaugh's 20-year study with chimpanzees reveal that they can use language with the astounding accuracy of a two-year-old human, which includes a rudimentary syntactical ability. However, Petitto's research indicates that humans have a cognitive predisposition for language lacking in chimps, which leads to the conclusion that although apes communicate by associating symbols with objects and actions, they do not have language abilities in the way that humans do.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 737 .P96 C54 1998.
A CONVERSATION WITH KOKO. .
ca. 1 hr. Originally broadcast on PBS in 1999 as a segment of: Nature. Documents the development of a gorilla named Koko, whose learning of American Sign Language and understanding of spoken English, working with Dr. Penny Patterson, gives new meaning to the ideas of animal intelligence and interspecies communication.
FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General QL737 .P96 C66 2004.
PEOPLE OF THE FOREST. c1991.
ca. 90 min. Wildlife photographer Hugo van Lawick follows a tribe of chimpanzees living in the deep forests surrounding Lake Tanganyika. Filmed over twenty years, he captures the emotion and drama among the chimps in the wild.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QL 737 .P96 P49 1991.
THE FIRST SIGNS OF WASHOE. .
2 VHS (60 min.) Washoe, a baby chimpanzee, is taught to communicate through sign language.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QL 776 .F5 1974.
SIGNS OF THE APES, SONGS OF THE WHALES. , c1983.
57 min. Originally broadcast as a segment of Nova. Revisits Washoe, a chimpanzee that communicates using American Sign Language, and examines some of the most recent language experiments being done with apes, dolphins, sea lions, gorillas, and whales.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QL 776 .S57 1984x.
THE EMOTIONAL WORLD OF FARM ANIMALS. c2004.
52 min. Jefferey Masson takes viewers on a journey to animal sanctuaries where caregivers and the animals themselves tell their harrowing stories of rescue and escape. Masson delves into the rich ancestry of these curious and intelligent animals and interviews top experts in animal behavior who offer scientific perspectives on these amazing creatures.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General SF 76 .E66 2004.
A COW AT MY TABLE. 1998.
81 min. Exposes the conditions and factory farming methods that animals are raised under by the animal industries, and examines the social forces in society that conceal and legitimize the abuses that animals suffer.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General SF 140 .L58 C68 1998.
MEET YOUR MEAT. [2003?]
13 min. Shows the lives and deathes of chickens, turkeys, cows and pigs raised in factory farms and processed in slaughterhouses. It presents a case for vegetarianism and the ethical treatment of animals. Contents: Chickens and turkeys -- Egg-laying hens -- Cattle -- Dairy cows and veal calves – Pigs.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General SF 140 .L58 M448 2003..
MIDWEST PIG FARMING. 
14 min. Undercover video exposing the shockingly inhuman treatment of pigs in factory farms. PETA undercover investigators observed employees throwing, beating, kicking, bludgeoning, and skinning live pigs in this investigation. Footage taken at Seaboard Farms in Oklahoma and Belcross Farms in North Carolina.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General SF 140 .L58 M448 2003.
HOLY COW. c2004.
60 min. Originally broadcast as a segment of: Nature. Story of how we've changed the cow and how the cow has changed us, forever. Human history, biology, agriculture and economics have all been affected by this most influential animal. Societies which learned to domesticate the cow prospered, while those that did not were left behind.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General SF 195 .H659 2004.
BITTER HARVEST. 1986.
98 min. A story, based on true events, about a dairy farmer's efforts to identify a toxic chemical which is poisoning his cattle and affecting his son. The State Board of Agriculture refuses to take action, fearing loss of revenue to the dairy industry. It is later discovered that a chemical fire retardant had been accidentally packaged as cattle feed.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General SF 203 .B58 1986.
HORSES FOR COURSES: AN EVOLUTIONARY RADIATION. c1992.
25 min. Studies evolution of the horse by comparing a large number of fossil species that are intermediate between the earliest horse ancestors and the modern horse.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 737 .U62 H6 1992.
THE NOBLE HORSE. 1999.
ca. 60 min. National Geographic Society special. Discover the power, mystery, and romance of horses and look at the many ways that horses have captured our imaginations and our hearts.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General SF 285 .N635 1999.
AMERICA’S LOST MUSTANGS. 2001.
ca. 60 min. National Geographic Society special. An unforgettable encounter with the legendary horses that won the West.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General SF 293 .M9 A457 2001.
THE PIG. 2007.
45 min. Originally broadcast in 2007 as a segment of: Modern marvels. Examines pig farming, slaughter, and cooking. It is said that the pig is as smart as a three-year-old human. The pancreas, heart valve and intestines of the pig have been transplanted into human bodies, yet the primary use of the pig is for food. Watch the pig transform into bacon, ham, ribs and sausage, using a high tech water knife, at Burger's Smokehouse in Missouri. Then Chef Chris Cosentino re-creates old world dishes from pig parts and culinary artisans attempt to duplicate long-vanished pork specialties like prosciutto and acorn-fed pigs
FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General SF 395 .P54 2007.
THE NATURAL HISTORY OF THE CHICKEN. 2004.
60 min. A series of unusual stories about chickens. Ranges from a woman who revived a chicken with CPR, a man who raises chickens for his own consumption, a woman who keeps a pet chicken, a group of suburbanites who banded together to stop a neighborhood rooster raiser, a headless rooster, and a man who's life changing experience comes when he sees one of his chickens protect her chicks from a hawk.
FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General SF 487 .N388 2004.
Other Mammal Groups
THE UNSINKABLE SEA OTTER. c1986.
60 min. The undersea world of Jacques Cousteau. Jacques Cousteau and his divers follow the sea lanes of early fur traders through frigid Alaskan waters to the sunny coast off Monterey, California to film the sea otter--a mammal who has miraculously returned from the threshold of extinction.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 737 .C25 U6 1986.
THE SECRET WORLD OF BATS c1991.
48 min. Presents a study of the many different types of bats in the world and their habitat. Shows how important bats are to the ecological balance of their environment.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QL 737 .C5 S43 1991.
THE AMAZING MARSUPIALS. c1986.
79 min. Australian ark documentary series.
Many marsupials face extinction. Documents their remarkable lives and shows the richness and diversity of life on the Australian continent.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 737 .M3 A6 1986.
AUSTRALIA’S KANGAROOS. 2000.
ca 60 min. National Geographic Society special. Witness the amazing diversity of kangaroos and see how they have evolved during 60 million years of isolation on the Australian continent. Follow a kangaroo "joey" from its life in the pouch to the trials of adulthood. Experience the kangaroo's constant struggle to cope with its outback enemies, from wild dingoes and wedge-tailed eagles to human hunters.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 737 .M35 A978 2000.
THE SMILE OF THE WALRUS. c1986.
60 min. The undersea world of Jacques Cousteau. Jacques Cousteau and the crew of the Calypso journey to the Arctic to conduct the first detailed film study of the massive walrus, both above and below the surface.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 737.P62 S6 1986.
THE HARP SEAL.1981.
28 min. Documents the astonishing survival skills that have made the harp seal the object of intense scientific investigation. Captures, for the first time, the birth of a pup in its natural environment in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 737 .P64 H3 1981.
SAVING ELEPHANTS BY EMPOWERING PEOPLE. 2006.
62 min. College lecture series (College of DuPage) ; 2006 (Oct.) Delia Owens discusses the history of poaching in the North Luangwa Park of Zambia and the bleak situation of the elephants. She then describes the program which was put into place to prevent elephant poaching and how the Owens Foundation helped create an effective economic system for the local people so they could afford to stop poaching.
FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General and Archives QL 737 .P98 O952 2006.
57 min Officially declared a "varmint", the prairie dog may be hunted with no restrictions as to season, method, or number of animals taken. Examines the prairie dog's role as a keystone species in the grasslands of the northern plains states, including interviews with ecologists, hunters, ranchers, and others. Includes archival footage of the U.S. government's official eradication policy of the 1930's. The contemporary sport of varmint hunting is also presented.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QL 737 .R68 V375 1998.
BEING CARIBOU. c2006.
72 min. Environmentalist Leanne Allison and wildlife biologist Karsten Heuer followed a herd of 120,000 caribou on foot, across 1,500 kilometers of rugged Arctic tundra, from Canada's central Yukon to coastal Alaska (the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge) and back again. They wanted to raise awareness of threats to the caribou's survival if proposed oil and gas development goes ahead in the herd's calving grounds in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge
FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General QL 737 .U55 B456 2006.
REINDEER IN THE ARCTIC: A STUDY IN ADAPTATION. c1992.
25 min. Compares the evolutionary adaptations of reindeer living in the extreme cold of the Svalbard region with those of the Norwegian mainland. Discusses the differences and similarities of their physiologic structure.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 737 .U55 R4 1992.
WILDLIFE BY REGION
ENCOUNTERS AT THE END OF THE WORLD. 2008.
2 videodiscs (101 min.) Filmaker Werner Herzog examines life in Antarctica, focusing especially on the scientists who reside there.
FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: G 860 .E536 2008.
ANOTHER AFRICA: WILDLIFE AND PEOPLE IN CONFLICT. 1986.
25 min. Focuses on the competition for land in Kenya between a growing population and diminishing wildlife.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 84.6 .A55 1986x.
AFRICAN ODYSSEY. .
83 min. African odyssey. Researchers/conservationists Mark and Delia Owens pursue their scientific studies of lions and brown hyenas in the torrid reaches of the Central Kalahari Game Reserve in Botswana. When forced to abandon their home in the Kalahari Desert, they find a new African work site in a wildlife park in Zambia. The odyssey continues and The Owens of Africa. Both segments describe the conservation efforts, education programs, and economic efforts of the Owens as they battle the ivory poachers in the Luangwa River Valley in Zambia.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 84.6 .Z33 A475 1994.
AFRICAN WILDLIFE. , c1980.
59 min. National Geographic Society special. A documentary filmed in Namibia's Etosha National Park capturing close-ups of animal behavior.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 337 .N27 A4 1986.
CREATURES OF THE NAMIB DESERT. , c1977.
59 min. National Geographic Society special. Presents a documentary on the animals' of Africa's Namib Desert.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 337 .N27 C7 1987.
WINGS OVER THE SERENGETI. c1995.
60 min. Examines the scavengers of the African plains who recycle the creatures killed by lions and other animals. Focuses on the vulture, but also takes note of jackals, hyenas, and scavenger insects
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 337 .T3 W564 1995 .
PERU'S HIDDEN RAINFOREST: MANU. , c1997.
60 min. Living Edens. Travel to the edge of the Amazon basin, to a lush paradise so remote it has barely been explored, a place so spectacular that nature unfolds in pristine wonder.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QH 128 .P48 1999 .
ALASKA'S GREAT WILDERNESS: DENALI. , c1997.
54 min. Living Edens. Travel to Alaska's great wilderness, a place of incomparable beauty and power. Witness the amazing cycles in one of the last pristine corners of our planet. Soar over Mount McKinley, explore the vibrant territory beneath this stunningly beautiful mountain. Watch caribou roam, a mother grizzly and her cubs, and the majestic flight of the eagle.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QH 105 .A4 A53 1998.
JEWEL OF THE ANDES: PATAGONIA. , c1997.
54 min. Living Edens.Travel to a distant land at the very edge of South America, a land bordered by the turbulent Antarctic sea and home to some of the rarest and most astonishing creatures.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QH 111 .J49 1999.
PATAGONIA: LIFE AT THE END OF THE EARTH. c1997.
ca. 60 min. The Living Edens. Devoid of humanity, Patagonia is the wilderness where bizarre creatures fight the extremes of climate.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General F 2936 .P3155 1997.
ARCTIC TALE. c2007.
86 min. Filmed over the span of fifteen years, Arctic tale follows a polar bear cub and a walrus pup as they learn to survive in the wild and face increasing challenges posed by global warming.
FORMAT: DVD LOCATION: Popular video shelved by title.
ARCTIC & ANTARCTIC. c1996.
35 min. A mixture of animation and live footage serves as a background for a narrated introduction to the general ecology and animal life of the two polar regions and to their place in human history.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 104 .A7 1996.
ARCTIC KINGDOM: LIFE AT THE EDGE. 1995.
60 min. Originally broadcast as: A National Geographic special. The Arctic, one of the harshest places on earth, is shown to be the home of an astounding variety of wildlife.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 105 .A7 1995.
THE END OF THE EARTH, ANTARCTICA. c1996.
26 min. The natural world of Latin America. Discusses the Patagonian ice field and the various topographies and wildlife of Tierra del Fuego and Antarctica. Features the area's best-known inhabitants: penguins.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QL106 .E6 1996.
IN THE LAND OF THE POLAR BEARS. c1985.
58 min. Originally broadcast on PBS as a segment of Nova. Provides a rare look at the wildlife of Wrangel Island in the Soviet Arctic.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: Circulation Desk QL 736 .I6 1986x.
THE BLUE PLANET: SEAS OF LIFE. c2002.
4 videodiscs (394 min.) or 4 videocassettes (392 min.) Startling wildlife photography reveals the sea and its communities at their most fearsome and alluring in this landmark BBC mini-series on the ocean, a world we know less about than the moon. Contents: [v. 1]. Ocean world; Frozen seas -- [v. 2]. Open ocean; The deep -- [v. 3]. Seasonal seas; Coral seas -- [v. 4]. Tidal seas; Coasts.
FORMAT: DVD and VHS. LOCATION: General GC 11.2 .B58 2002
LIFE IN THE SEA--PART 1. 1967.
6 prints, 13" x 18" Contents: 1. Plants. 2. Protozoa. 3. Sponges. 4. Worms. 5. Coelenterates. 6. Echinoderms.
FORMAT: Study print. LOCATION: General QL 120 .I5 L5.
LIFE IN THE SEA--PART II. 1967.
6 prints, 13" x 18" Contents: 1. Plants. 2. Protozoa. 3. Sponges. 4. Worms. 5. Coelenterates. 6. Echinoderms.
Contents: 1. Mollusks. 2. Crustaceans. 3. Fishes. 4. Reptiles. 5. Sea birds. 6. Mammals.
FORMAT: Study print. LOCATION: General QL 120 .I5 L54.
RAINBOWS IN THE SEA. c2005.
28 min.Discover the coral reefs and the animals that live in these complex ecosystems from the Caribbean to the Indo-Pacific. Covers threats to coral reefs and actions being taken to protect them. Includes illustrated taxonomic review of coral reef animals and printable teacher's guide.
FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General QL 125 .R35 2005.
VOLCANOES OF THE DEEP SEA. .
45 min. For the first time you can be there, 12,000 feet below the ocean's surface, inside an unparalleled undersea volcanic world filled with strange creatures and dramatic landscapes.
FORMAT: DVD. LOCATION: General QL 125.6 .V653 2005.
THE SEA OF CORTEZ. c1996.
27 min. Presents sea lions, blue-footed boobies, and various gull species found near the Sea of Cortez.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 225 .S4 1996.
TROPICAL KINGDOM OF BELIZE. c1987.
60 min. From mountaintop to barrier reef, the tiny Central American country of Belize features one of the most diverse natural environments in the world. Journey into this exotic world and witness all the fascinating creatures.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 227 .T7 1987x.
INDIA: LAND OF THE TIGER. , c1997.
6 Videorecordings (ca. 360 min.) Originally broadcast as a segment of: Nature. This epic miniseries presents the beauty and diversity of wildlife on the Indian subcontinent and shows how humanity is entangled with nature through myth, legend, culture, and religion. Contents: v. 1. The tiger's domain -- v. 2. Sacred waters -- v. 3. Unknown seas -- v.4. Desert kingdom -- v. 5. Mountains of the gods -- v. 6. Monsoon forests.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 309 .I6 1998.
AUSTRALIA'S IMPROBABLE ANIMALS. c1987.
ca. 60 min. Explore the distant island continent in search of strange and curious creatures.
FORMAT: VHS. LOCATION: General QL 338 .A8 1987.