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Buffie, Erna

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Publications about Erna Buffie
Publications by Erna Buffie
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What plants talk about ( visu )
5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 532 libraries worldwide
Hard core science is effortlessly integrated with a light-hearted look at how plants behave. Scientist J.C. Cahill reveals an astonishing landscape where plants eavesdrop on each other, talk to their allies, call in insect mercenaries and nurture their young. It is a world of pulsing activity, where plants communicate, co-operate and, sometimes, wage all-out war
The Burning Times by Rina Fraticelli( visu )
12 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and held by 132 libraries worldwide
An in-depth look at the witch persecutions that swept through Europe during the Middle Ages. Of those killed, 85 percent were women. An exploration of the process whereby the old pagan communities were destroyed by Church authorities, fear, and misogny
The pill ( visu )
8 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 106 libraries worldwide
"Filmmaker Elise Swerhone and Erna Buffie chronicle the events surrounding the G.D. Searle company's launch of the first Pill in 1960, and the debates which raged during its early years. "The Pill was not always as safe as it is today", says Buffie. "The first Pill contained ten times the amount of estrogen and had serious side effects. The story of its development speaks to the continued need for strict drug company regulation." Activists such as Gloria Steinem and Barbara Seaman, author of The Doctor's Case Against the Pill (1969), are featured alongside key scientists, providing a fascinating chapter in our medical and social history."
Asking different questions : women and science ( visu )
13 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 92 libraries worldwide
Five women scientists who have re-examined the foundations of modern science in an attempt to uncover the contradictions. They feel science is not "objective" or "valuefree" and that women provide a feminist approach to science that might change the nature of science itself
The science of the senses ( visu )
8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 88 libraries worldwide
Explore how smell combines with taste, somewhere in our brain, to create the perception of flavour. Most people wrongly assume that taste dominates. But what actually allows us to differentiate one food from another beyond the basics of sweet, sour, salty, savoury and bitter, is the aroma. In experiments, a Toronto chef discovers innate characteristics that may explain his skill in the kitchen, and a woman who has lost her sense of smell points to the importance of these mysterious and misunderstood senses
Killed by care : making medicine safe ( visu )
10 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 57 libraries worldwide
It's a chilling statistic: up to 24,000 Canadians die every year from medical errors. This program probes the heart of the problem — how hospital processes can contribute to fatal errors. By examining four real-life scenarios and speaking with patients, families of patients, doctors and medical experts, this unflinching investigation comes up with some surprising answers. How does medical culture contribute to this? Uncover what happens when errors occur, how doctors and hospitals react and the solution that could prevent thousands of future deaths
Women on Patrol ( visu )
7 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 48 libraries worldwide
Follows two Canadian police constables who have just joined the United Nations Civilian Police on assignment. It follows them from the capital of Dili to remote villages, chronicling the aftermath of the atrocities that haunt East Timor
One ocean ( visu )
4 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 47 libraries worldwide
"In our final episode ... we discover that the ocean is sending us clear signals. Off the rugged and beautiful coast of British Columbia we meet scientists and fishermen who are shocked at the recent arrival of a voracious new creature? the Humboldt squid. This monster-sized squid native to the equatorial waters of Mexico has moved north and ushered in a cascade of changes to the ecosystem. Their arrival is part of a disturbing pattern that is emerging with species movement being tracked around the world ... we illustrate how the ocean's chemistry and systems are being compromised by increased acidity, less oxygen and warming temperatures ... In the idyllic waters of the Bay of Naples, we get a glimpse of our future ocean, thanks to the mythic Mount Vesuvius. As scientists swim through lush green seagrass beds, they collect creatures whose shells are dissolving, and we discover that this amazing place has a terrible secret. It has been naturally acidified for millennia? could this be our ocean's future?"--One Ocean series website
Broken Promises - The High Arctic Relocation ( visu )
9 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
In 1953, Inuit from Port Harrison, now Inukjuak, Quebec, were relocated to new settlements in Resolute Bay and Grise Fiord, in the Northwest Territories, only one of a series of relocations. A slump in the fur market, the Inuit's chief source of income, and a need to increase settlement in the Arctic to protect Canada's sovereignty, were factors in the government's decision. Archival footage and interviews with survivors tell of the hardships the Inuit endured
By Woman's Hand by Prudence Heward( visu )
9 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 44 libraries worldwide
In 1920, a group fo young Montreal women artists formed the nucleus of what would become known as the Beaver Hall Hill Group. Together, they created an artistic environment of mutual support that lasted for more than three decades. This documentary explores the life and times of three Canadian women artists, Prudence Heward, Sarah Robertson and Anne Savage
Decoding Desire ( visu )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
From preening peacocks to promiscuous primates, what do animals reveal about our own sexual behaviour? Explore how sexual diversity and the experience of pleasure itself may be the key to species survival. Decoding Desire features leading scientists who examine mating behaviours and reveal research that shatters old assumptions about human sexuality
Ticked Off : The Mystery of Lyme Disease ( visu )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
Lyme disease, a mysterious tick-borne illness, is the fastest spreading vector-borne disease in the United States, and over the past decade, the tick that carries Lyme has been spreading across Canada with alarming speed. From the micro world of the tick and its disease-causing bacteria, to the macro world of human suffering and medical science, this eye-opening documentary explores a disease that has devastating effects, is often misdiagnosed and mistreated, and continues to be mired in a medical controversy
Mackenzie King and the Conscription Crisis ( visu )
8 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
Combines archival footage with excerpts from the dramatic series The King chronicles, written and directed by Donald Brittain, to examine the conscription crisis of the second world war and how Prime Minister MacKenzie King handled it
One ocean ( visu )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 27 libraries worldwide
This 4-part documentary series dives into the world's vast interconnected ecosystem, telling the story from its turbulent birth to its threatened future
Making babies ( visu )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
From a high tech marketplace in Paris, to the work being done at a fertility clinic in London, Ontario and a surrogacy centre in Los Angeles, MAKING BABIES takes a critical look at reproductive technlogy and provides a chilling account of its development and use. Through interviews with doctors, drug salesmen, infertile women, surrogates, and feminist critics like Gena Corea, the film explores the origins and application of the technology and the dangers it may pose to women and to society as a whole
Making perfect babies ( visu )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
Filmed in clinics and research centres where genetic manipulation of human embryos has already begun, Making Perfect Babies offers a critical examination of the new genetic technology and its potential applications. Through interviews with people like scientist and feminist, Ruth Hubbard, and disability activist Marsha Saxton, the film raises important questions about why the technology is being developed and how it may affect the lives of women and society as a whole. It warns that we may be heading toward a future in which quality control is an acceptable part of human procreation
La science de l'ouïe ( visu )
2 editions published in 2008 in French and held by 25 libraries worldwide
La musique est sans doute l'une des plus belles choses que nous permet d'apprécier l'ouïe. Mais pourquoi est-elle si importante pour nous et pourquoi a-t-elle un si grand effet sur le cœur humain? Pour répondre à cette question, La science de l'ouïe nous fait passer par l'appareil auditif et le cerveau jusqu'au cœur de la psyché humaine. Tout au long de ce voyage passionnant, le documentaire rencontre des neurologues réputés mondialement, des personnes fascinantes qui perçoivent la musique à défaut de l'entendre et des médecins qui, par leurs recherches avancées, aident les personnes sourdes et malentendantes à recouvrer l'ouïe
Smarty Plants : Uncovering the Secret World of Plant Behaviour ( visu )
2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
"Smarty Plants effortlessly integrates hard core science with a light hearted look at how plants behave, revealing a world where plants are as busy, responsive and complex as we are"--Container
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Alternative Names
Buffie, Erna Valerie
English (102)
French (2)
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