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Buffie, Erna

Works: 60 works in 169 publications in 1 language and 1,536 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  History  Nonfiction television programs  Nature television programs  Science television programs  Documentary films  Educational films  Internet videos  Nonfiction films  Television programs 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Author, Producer, Narrator
Classifications: QK45.2, 580
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Publications about Erna Buffie
Publications by Erna Buffie
Most widely held works by Erna Buffie
What plants talk about ( visu )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 510 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 ( visu )
8 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and held by 149 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 )
9 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 119 libraries worldwide
Chronicles little known chapters in the history of the birth control pill. Examines how far the pharmaceutical industry was willing to risk women's health. Interviews women from Puerto Rico who became unsuspecting test subjects. Provides insights from women health activists who questioned the high-dose version's safety, and testimony from scientists who developed the pill
Asking different questions women and science ( visu )
12 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 84 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 )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 72 libraries worldwide
"Why is music so important to us and why does it have such a profound effect on the human heart? This episode explains the answer to that question and take us on a journey through the ear, into the brain and right into the heart of the human psyche with Interviews with world class neuroscientists, like Daniel Levitin, Oliver Sacks and Steven Pinker, and a host of extraordinary people--from a woman whose brain cannot "hear" music to a deaf musician who is one of the world's top percussionists. We'll also meet Dr. Blake Papsin, of Sick Children's Hospital in Toronto, to explore how a revolutionary little device called a cochlear implant ins restoring hearing to the deaf"--Container
Killed by care making medicine safe ( visu )
9 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
Examines the deaths of 12 infants who died in a Winnipeg, Manitoba hospital
Broken promises the High Arctic relocation ( visu )
9 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 43 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
The nature of things. taste and smell ( visu )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 42 libraries worldwide
Many people wrongly assume that between our senses of taste and smell, taste dominates. But what actually allows us to differentiate one food from another--especially when we venture beyond the basics of sweet, sour, salty, savory, and bitter--is the aroma. This program explores how smell combines with taste somewhere in our brains to create the perception of flavor. In on-camera experiments and interviews, a Toronto chef discovers innate sensory characteristics that may explain his skill in the kitchen, while a woman who has been robbed of her sense of smell describes how that loss affects her daily experience. An outstanding teaching tool for pointing out the importance of two mysterious and often misunderstood senses. A part of the series Science of the Senses
By woman's hand by Prudence Heward( visu )
8 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 41 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
Performance ( visu )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 37 libraries worldwide
Twenty years ago, no one paid much attention to what they ate. But in an era where winning and losing is measured by milliseconds, many athletes are now turning to the science of nutrition to make the difference
Women on Patrol ( visu )
6 editions published between 2004 and 2015 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
This documentary film follows two female police officers from Canada who serve a nine-month tour with the United Nations Civilian Police in East Timor
One ocean ( visu )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
With never-before-seen HD footage, this four-part documentary series from The Nature of Things dives into the world's vast interconnected ocean ecosystem - telling the story from its turbulent birth to its threatened future
Mackenzie King and the Conscription Crisis ( visu )
5 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Combines archival footage with excerpts from "The King Chronicles," a dramatic film series written and directed by Donald Brittain
Making perfect babies ( visu )
2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 20 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 technology and provides a chilling account of its development and use. Through interviews with doctors, drug salesmen, infertile women, surrogates, and social critics and feminist activists 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
Drug deals the brave new world of prescription drugs ( visu )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
While the prescription drug industry strives to develop life-saving medicines, it is also a lucrative business with billions of dollars of revenue at stake. This documentary asks whether corporate pressure is causing new drugs to be released before they are adequately tested and probes the far-reaching influence of drug companies. Features interviews with researchers, doctors, government regulators and a grieving family
Beyond the image : films and videos about women's culture, politics and values by Erna Buffie( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
Riding the Tornado ( visu )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
Boom and bust economic cycles are inevitable in countries that are dependent primarily on resource exports. Countries like Canada. And we've had our share: minerals, timber, wheat. Perhaps the most spectacular boom and bust experienced in Canada was that in Alberta oil during the seventies and early eighties. When the bust hit, with a drop in world oil prices, those business people who knew how to "ride a tornado" (as one Albertan described the experience) simply cut their losses and moved out and on. Many others were devastated, left with nowhere to go. But the picture is not completely bleak. Faced with a possible oil boom of its own, Newfoundland is taking the lessons of Alberta to heart. Part three of the series. Support material available
The goddess trilogy ( visu )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Pt. 1 looks at goddess-worshipping religions of the ancient past, linking the loss of goddess-centered societies with today's environmental crisis. Pt. 2 discusses the witch-hunts in Europe, with false accusations and trials which led to massive torture and burnings at the stake, and ultimately to the destruction of an organic way of life, presenting the theory that widespread violence against women and neglect of our environment can be traced back to those times. In Pt. 3, authors, teachers, social activists and feminists explore manifestations of contemporary women's spirituality in the Western world, envisioning a sustainable future where domination is replaced with respect
Ticked Off : The Mystery of Lyme Disease ( visu )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 16 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
Let us be true by Erna Buffie( Book )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2015 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
"At the heart of the novel is 74-year-old Pearl Calder, a woman who has thrown away her past and kept it a secret from her daughters. But as Pearl confronts her own mortality, she begins to understand what her dead husband, Henry, has always known. Secrets are like dark and angry ghosts. And they don't just haunt you. They haunt everyone you love. Alternating between the past and present, and between Pearl's voice and the voices of her family members, both living and dead, the story explores how all of our lives, to a greater or lesser degree, are shaped by secrets: our own as well as ancestral secrets we may know nothing about, but which affect who we are and who we become. Pearl is no exception. With a life that spans the Great Depression, the 2nd world war and the deep conservatism of the postwar boom, Pearl's secrets are rooted in events over which she had no control: the death of her mother; a father destroyed by war; a brother who adores her, but who dies on the beaches of Dieppe, and a sister who abandons Pearl to save herself."--Publisher's description
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Buffie, Erna Valerie
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