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The Perfect Swarm : National Geographic Explorer

Author: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; National Geographic Television & Film.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], ©2005.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
Database:WorldCat
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Disaster is descending upon West Africa as the worst locust plague in nearly a generation sweeps across the region. More than 200 swarms, containing billions of insects, are gobbling up virtually everything in their path. One swarm of desert locusts can eat about 80,000 tons of vegetation a day - enough to feed 200 million people. More massive than a tornado, more intense than a sandstorm, and more deadly than an  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Videorecording
Educational films
Internet videos
Additional Physical Format: Originally produced:
National Geographic Television & Film, 2005
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; National Geographic Television & Film.
OCLC Number: 869222780
Notes: Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on November 24, 2013.
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Title from distributor's description.
Cast: Narrated by Salvatore Vecchio.
Target Audience: 9 & up.
Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (52 min.)) : sound, color
Contents: Modern Day Biblical Disaster (1:49) --
Rocky Mountain Locust Plague (3:08) --
Rocky Mountain Locust Mystery (1:04) --
Destructive Insects (2:06) --
Locust Biology (2:29) --
War against Locusts (2:25) --
Locust Life Phases (1:56) --
Strategies against Locusts (2:26) --
Search for Locust Evidence (4:48) --
Growing Locust Threat (1:54) --
Split Locust Personalities (2:47) --
Understanding Swarms (1:08) --
Locust Swarming Mechanism (3:10) --
Eco-Friendly Locust Weapon (1:46) --
Preparing to Attack Locusts (1:21) --
Locust Bison Theory (3:01) --
Locust Habitat Theory (1:22) --
Temporary Locust Victory (2:04) --
Solving the Rocky Mountain Locust Mystery (3:27) --
Losing the Locust War (3:16) --
Groundbreaking Locust Research (2:54) --
Rocky Mountain Locust Epilogue (1:13) --
Credits: The Perfect Swarm: National Geographic Explorer (0:26).
Other Titles: National Geographic Explorer
Explorer (Television program)
Responsibility: National Geographic Television & Film.

Abstract:

Disaster is descending upon West Africa as the worst locust plague in nearly a generation sweeps across the region. More than 200 swarms, containing billions of insects, are gobbling up virtually everything in their path. One swarm of desert locusts can eat about 80,000 tons of vegetation a day - enough to feed 200 million people. More massive than a tornado, more intense than a sandstorm, and more deadly than an earthquake, it's a plague that could rival biblical disasters. Under the withering assault of the locust swarms, a quarter of West Africa's crops could vanish. And that could mean millions will starve. This episode of Explorer investigates.

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