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Sims, Tracey D.

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Works: 15 works in 26 publications in 1 language and 720 library holdings
Genres: History  Popular works  Drama 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Producer, Composer
Classifications: PN1997, 660.6
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Publications about Tracey D Sims
Publications by Tracey D Sims
Most widely held works by Tracey D Sims
The ethics of biotechnology ( visu )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 210 libraries worldwide
The Nuclear Age, sprung upon the world with the atomic bomb, remains a bitter memory. How biotechnology, with its power to change life on Earth at the most fundamental level, will be viewed in the decades to come depends on decisions being made right now. This program confronts viewers with some of the ethical and moral implications of cloning, stem cell research, and animal testing
Citizenship and civic responsibilities ( visu )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 118 libraries worldwide
"Is American citizenship all about personal freedom and the rights of the individual? Or should the concept of the "good citizen" take precedence, underscoring the duties and contributions an individual owes to society? Where does immigration fit in? This program helps students sift through various meanings of American citizenship and the historical forces that have shaped it. With energetic visuals, expert interviews, and examples from past political struggles, the video explores citizen rights as given in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights; iterations of federal immigration law through the years; the history of Ellis Island as a conduit into citizenship; civic responsibilities and "active citizenship"; civil liberties and their importance; equal protection under the law; and more. A viewable/printable instructor's guide is available online."--Container
Biotechnology and your health ( visu )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 106 libraries worldwide
Scientists have come a long, long way since Alexander Fleming's discovery of penicillin, the wonder drug of the 20th century. This program explains the function of infection-fighting antibiotics; vaccinations and insulin, crucial to the prevention of diseases such as smallpox and the management of diabetes; recombinant drugs, treatments involving genetically engineered DNA; and stem cells, those chameleon-like building blocks of the body. --Container
Biotechnology on the farm and in the factory ( visu )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 97 libraries worldwide
A group of experts discuss the issues and challenges concerning the use of biotechnology in agriculture and industry in the twenty-first century
The Judicial Branch ( visu )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 49 libraries worldwide
"September 24th, 1789--the First United States Congress establishes the basic structure of the Federal Judiciary. With this act, the American legal system becomes an entity entwined with our fundamental notions of democracy and fair government, equal in power and authority to the Executive and Legislative branches. This program guides viewers through the history of the Judiciary and illustrates how it works in theory and practice. Topics include the main purposes of the Judicial branch--specifically, interpreting the law, determining if laws are unconstitutional, and applying the law to individual cases; the various divisions and levels of courts, such as lower, appellate, and specialized courts; the unique powers of the Supreme Court; summaries of famous Supreme Court cases; and more."--Container
Elections and political parties ( visu )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 36 libraries worldwide
"A government of the people, by the people, and for the people isn't possible without the laborious process of nominating and electing candidates, in a manner fair and free to all citizens. How did this process begin and how has it evolved over the course of American history? Does it even remotely resemble--for better or for worse--the manner in which the Founding Fathers gained high office? Using the 2000 election of George W. Bush and the uncertainties it exposed in the American electoral process as a departure point, this program examines how political parties were started, and why; methods and campaigns that were launched to elect different Presidents to office; and the history of voting and the Constitutional amendments that made voting possible for all Americans. A viewable/printable instructor's guide is available online."--Container
The Constitution and Foundations of Government ( visu )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 33 libraries worldwide
"Why do written documents figure so prominently in the early history of the United States? There are plenty of explanations, but they all boil down to the philosophical ideas that drove the American colonies to declare their independence--and a profound awareness that those ideas should be inseparable from the rule of law. This program explores the origins, outbreak, and outcome of the American Revolution, the major political texts which grew out of that struggle, and their ongoing significance today. Topics include the heavy British taxation that helped spark the Revolution; the spirit and structure of the Declaration of Independence; the short-lived Articles of Confederation; the drafting and ratification of the Constitution and the Bill of Rights; and their implications for U.S. government as we know it today."--Container
The Executive Branch ( visu )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
"Many equate it with the Presidency, but the Executive branch of our government is far more complex than that. Containing departments and agencies that directly affect the health, safety, security, and prosperity of the American public, the Executive branch is an administrative mountain with the White House at its peak. This program expands on that description, familiarizing students with the most visible arm of U.S. leadership and its evolution through the years. Topics include the President's roles as head of state, head of government, chief executive, and commander-in-chief; his or her responsibility to fill federal positions; relationships between the Executive branch and the other two branches, including the appointment of judges and the power to veto legislation; and more. Selected presidents, from Washington to Lincoln to Obama, are concisely profiled. A viewable/printable instructor's guide is available online."--Container
The Legislative Branch ( visu )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
"Although the office of the President personifies American leadership, the Legislative Branch was actually designed to hold at least as much power as the Executive, if not more. Many Founding Fathers envisioned Congress as the primary governing body, given its closeness, politically speaking, to the people. This program examines the origins, history, and activities of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate. Topics include the roots of today's legislative branch in the Continental Congress of the Revolutionary period; the reasons why a bicameral legislature was ultimately deemed necessary; the unique characteristics of both legislative chambers; the specific functions of Congress, from writing and passing bills to ratifying treaties to declaring war; and more."--Container
U.S. Government ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
"Is American citizenship all about personal freedom and the rights of the individual? Or should the concept of the "good citizen" take precedence, underscoring the duties and contributions an individual owes to society? Where does immigration fit in? This program helps students sift through various meanings of American citizenship and the historical forces that have shaped it. With energetic visuals, expert interviews, and examples from past political struggles, the video explores citizen rights as given in the Constitution and the Bill of Rights; iterations of federal immigration law through the years; the history of Ellis Island as a conduit into citizenship; civic responsibilities and "active citizenship"; civil liberties and their importance; equal protection under the law; and more."--Container
Bioinformatics, genomics, and proteomics ( Computer File )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
If the 20th century was the era of physics and nuclear fission, the 21st belongs to the life sciences. Moving from gene, to genome, to genetically based diseases, this program provides an overview of the interrelated fields of genomics, proteomics, and bioinformatics, with an emphasis on practical applications of biotechnology to the field of medicine. Are genetically personalized drugs around the next corner? Commentary is provided by Bob Forgey, of ProNAi Therapeutics; Bill Worzel and Jeanne Orhnberger, of Genetics Squared; and Drs. Brian Athey and Elliott Hill, of the University of Michigan
Biotechnology in the 21st century bioinformatics, genomics and proteomics : getting the big picture ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
"If the 20th century was the era of physics and nuclear fission, the 21st belongs to the life sciences. Moving from gene, to genome, to genetically based diseases, this program provides an overview of the interrelated fields of genomics, proteomics, and bioinformatics, with an emphasis on practical applications of biotechnology to the field of medicine. Are genetically personalized drugs around the next corner? Commentary is provided by Bob Forgey, of ProNAi Therapeutics; Bill Worzel and Jeanne Ohrnberger, of Genetics Squared; and Drs. Brian Athey and Elliott Hill, of the University of Michigan."--Container
U.S. government how it works ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
This six-part series provides a concise introduction to key aspects of U.S. government, including the three branches, elections and citizenship, and the Constitution
Biotechnology in the 21st century ( visu )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Biotechnology is revolutionizing life in the 21st century, but with every breakthrough comes controversy. Using interviews with experts, footage of scientists at work, 3-D animations, and on-screen text, this balanced four-part series introduces viewers to a field of science and the pressing issues associated with it that is rapidly changing the world
Annabelle & Bear ( visu )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
"There are moments in life that can change a person forever. For a biker named Bear, there have been too many of those moments. The moment his father died and he lost his best friend. The moment his mother remarried. The moment his longtime love, Annie, chose drugs over her family. An the moment he realized he would never has the chance to be a father to his newborn daughter. Bear is an introverted and rebellious soul, tinkering with engines and disconnecting from everyone and everything, including his past. But one day that past shows up at his front door. Two years after abandoning him, Annie, strung out, stands before him. She is not alone. Standing next to her is their 2-year old daughter, Annabelle. Before he can refuse Annie's demands to take Annabelle off her hands, she disappears, leaving Annabelle behind. Suddenly thrust into fatherhood, Bear finds his life in disarray, embarking on a journey that will change him forever. A raw and relevant film about forgiveness and redemption, loss and love."-- From publisher's description
 
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