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Olicker, Joel

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World in the balance( Visual )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 927 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The people paradox: In Japan, Europe and Russia, birth rates are shrinking and the population is aging. In parts of India and Africa, more than half of the still growing population is under 25. The world population is now careening in two dramatically different directions. China revs up: Examines China's booming economy and the impact it is having on the environment
The killer's trail : the story of Dr. Sam Sheppard( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Did Dr. Sam Sheppard kill his wife? With the help of advanced technology, Nova re-examines the 1954 murder of Marilyn Sheppard
Great transformations ; Extinction!( Visual )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great transformations focuses on the evolutionary changes that triggered the earth's incredible diversity. Extinction! explores why, then confronts a frightening notion: are humans causing the next mass extinction-- the sixth in the history of life on earth?
The new South Africa : a personal journey( Visual )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The white expatriate playwright Tug Yourgrau (The Song of Jacob Zulu) returns to South Africa after the election of Nelson Mandela to learn about the changes there. He finds a people exhilarated to have been spared a horrifying civil war but still grappling with how to bring about reconciliation. Everywhere he looks he sees that the enormous gulf between white and black still exists, not just in standards of living, but also in their understanding of one another. Yet there are also signs of change. His old school which was totally white, now has a mixed student body and teaches Zulu in addition to Afrikaans. He rejoices in the new diversity in the press, which reflect voices ranging from the hard Right nostalgic for apartheid to the revolutionary Left impatient for change. It is not easy to overcome so many years of inequity. Crime, pollution and shanty towns are still in evidence. But here and there real progress is in evidence. Ndaba Ntsele, who once would have been a manual laborer, now owns a successful construction company and drives a BMW sedan. Here is a fascinating, first hand report on a country undergoing immense social change as the whole world watches
East/west medicine( Visual )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores alternative techniques that use a holistic approach to physical and mental aspects of daily living and includes comments by patients and doctors. Shows acupuncture and Reiki and includes an interview with cardiologist Dr. Stephen Sinatra on the physician of the future
Great transformations( Visual )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination at the complexity and diversity of life forms, focusing on important evolutionary changes including development of four-limbed body plan, the journey of animal life from water to land, the return of mammals to the sea
Extreme engineering( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La unión de ingenieros y arquitectos para diseñar su planos para un túnel que comunique a Norteamérica con Asia, siguiendo la misma ruta intercontinental que la anigua tierra del Estrecho de Bering. Crónica de uno de los más grandes proyectos en la historia moderna de la ingeniería civil, la redirección de los subterráneos I-93 e I-90
Evolution( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judgment day captures the turmoil that tore apart the community of Dover, Pennsylvania in a landmark battle over the teaching of evolution in public schools. In 2004, the Dover school board ordered science teachers to read a statement to high school biology students about an alternative to Darwin's theory of evolution called intelligent design, the idea that life is too complex to have evolved naturally and so must have been designed by an intelligent agent. The teachers refused to comply, and both parents and teachers filed a lawsuit in federal court accusing the school board of violating the constitutional separation of church and state
Nova( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evolution offers a groundbreaking and definitive view of the extraordinary impact the evolutionary process has had on our understanding of the world around us. Beginning with Darwin's revolutionary theory, this seven-part series explores all facets of evolution--the changes that spawned the tree of life, the power of sex, how evolution continues to affect us every day, and the perceived conflict between science and religion
Negotiating corporate change( Visual )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Case study dramatization of a corporation under pressure to cut costs and a manager's efforts to negotiate with subordinates who resist change
Extreme engineering( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Witness construction of Spain's strangest skyscraper: the 700-foot tall Torre Espacio, a.k.a., the Space Tower. It's the only skyscraper in the world where every single floor plan is completely different - a design feature dictated by the crazy, spiraling shape of the structure. Support columns tilt at weird angles, and the concrete forms used to layout each floor change as the building rises
Chemical detectives( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many criminal investigations rely on chemists to help solve crimes. Learn how chemical and earth scientists analyzed grains of sand to solve the World War II mystery of (1) how balloon bombs were sent to the American west coast and (2) where the launching took place. Also learn how chemical scientists are used to solve arson cases and how dogs, because of their sense of smell, have become a great asset in sniffing out chemical evidence
Archaeological detectives( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learn about a forensic investigation of bones unearthed in a backyard. Detectives, coroners and forensic archaeologists work together to discover a missing person and crime committed years ago
Murder & mayhem( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Killer's Trail: Did Dr. Sam Sheppard kill his wife? With the help of advanced technology, Nova re-examines the 1954 murder of Marilyn Sheppard -- Hunt for the Serial Arsonist: Trail fire sleuths as they pinpoint the mysterious source of a series of fires and capture a surprising suspect on film -- Mind of a Serial Killer: Nova profiles the profilers - the FBI agents who track serial killers
Forensic detectives( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Police and forensic scientists are an essential team in solving crimes. Learn how tire tracks, carpet fibres and dog hairs all provide the clues these detectives need to hunt down a murder. An watch as DNA evidence exonerates a convicted criminal
Darwin's dangerous idea by D. C Dennett( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Evolution" offers a groundbreaking and definitive view of the extraordinary impact the evolutionary process has had on our understanding of the world around us. Beginning with Darwin's revolutionary theory, this seven-part series explores all facets of evolution--the changes that spawned the tree of life, the power of sex, how evolution continues to affect us every day, and the perceived conflict between science and religion
 
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