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TEDTalks : Richard Preston - Climbing the World's Biggest Trees

Author: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; TED Conferences LLC.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012] ©2008
Edition/Format:   Video : Clipart/images/graphics   Visual material   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Richard Preston is one of the only humans to have climbed Hyperion, a nearly 380-foot redwood tree that is the tallest living thing on Earth. It was discovered by explorer Michael Taylor while Preston was writing his full-length book, The Wild Trees. His earlier book The Hot Zone sold millions of copies, spawned a movie, and made the Ebola virus horrifyingly familiar. His latest book Panic in Level Four is a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Internet videos
Educational films
Videorecording
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.; TED Conferences LLC.
OCLC Number: 961491049
Notes: Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on June 24, 2012.
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities and Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Target Audience: 6 and up.
Description: 1streaming video file (20 min.) : sound, color, digital file.
Contents: Tallest Living Organisms (2:24) --
Redwoods in Redwood Time (2:03) --
Living Canopy (1:27) --
Sleeping in the Trees (2:28) --
Fractal Nature of Redwood Growth (1:36) --
Iterations of Iluvatar (2:02) --
Science Experiments in the Canopy (1:14) --
On Gaia's Top (0:34) --
Tragedy of the Eastern Hemlock (2:00) --
Threatened Ecosystems (3:24) --
Credits: TEDTalks: Richard Preston --
Climbing the World's Biggest Trees (0:05)
Other Titles: Climbing the World's Biggest Trees
Richard Preston
Richard Preston - Climbing the World's Biggest Trees
Responsibility: TED Conferences LLC.

Abstract:

Richard Preston is one of the only humans to have climbed Hyperion, a nearly 380-foot redwood tree that is the tallest living thing on Earth. It was discovered by explorer Michael Taylor while Preston was writing his full-length book, The Wild Trees. His earlier book The Hot Zone sold millions of copies, spawned a movie, and made the Ebola virus horrifyingly familiar. His latest book Panic in Level Four is a collection on a wide range of topics, from mathematical geniuses to trees to one of the most shocking medical conditions one can imagine (people have been warned not to skip to the last chapter while reading). In this thrilling TEDTalk, Preston talks about some of the most enormous living beings on the planet, the giant trees of the U.S. Pacific Northwest.

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