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APOPO Vapor Detection Technology : Tanzania and Mozambique

Author: Electric Sky (Firm); Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], ©2010.
Series: Alvin's Guide to Good Business
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
Database:WorldCat
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A land mine is an indiscriminate killer-it doesn't care how young or old its victims are, or how many years have passed since the end of the conflict for which it was intended. Likewise, land mines have been put to use prolifically and ubiquitously by armies the world over, and experts fear it will take 500 years before the last one on the planet is either defused or detonated. But a surprising and highly innovative  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Educational films
Internet videos
Videorecording
Additional Physical Format: Originally produced:
Electric Sky (Firm), 2010.
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Electric Sky (Firm); Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.
OCLC Number: 741257241
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on December 10, 2010.
Target Audience: 9 & up.
Description: 1 streaming video file (22 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Details: System requirements: FOD playback platform.; Mode of access: Internet.
Contents: Land Mines in Mozambique (2:41) --
APOPO Recruits (2:51) --
Detection and Safety (4:14) --
APOPO's Challenges (3:21) --
Rats in the Minefield (3:20) --
Rising to the Challenge (2:29) --
Free From Mines (2:33) --
Credits: APOPO Vapor Detection Technology: Tanzania and Mozambique (0:41)
Series Title: Alvin's Guide to Good Business
Other Titles: Tanzania and Mozambique
Responsibility: Electric Sky (Firm).

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A land mine is an indiscriminate killer-it doesn't care how young or old its victims are, or how many years have passed since the end of the conflict for which it was intended. Likewise, land mines have been put to use prolifically and ubiquitously by armies the world over, and experts fear it will take 500 years before the last one on the planet is either defused or detonated. But a surprising and highly innovative mine-detection method is gaining ground in Africa-one that utilizes the indigenous Giant Pouched Rat as its principal technology. Host Alvin Hall witnesses these remarkable rodents in action and advises APOPO, the social enterprise behind the idea, on ways to secure its financial future.

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