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Planet Earth : the complete series by David Attenborough( visu )
40 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 3,353 libraries worldwide
"Captures rare action, impossible locations, and intimate moments with our planet's best-loved, wildest, and most elusive creatures. From the highest mountains to the deepest rivers, [the program] takes you to places you've never been to experience sights and sounds never before captured on film. Prepare to be overwhelmed by the beauty and majesty of 'Planet Earth'"--Container
Life by David Attenborough( visu )
14 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 2,110 libraries worldwide
Four years in the making, and filmed over 3000 days across every continent and in every habitat, see 130 incredible stories from frontiers of the natural world. Discover the glorious variety of life on Earth and the spectacular and extraordinary tactics animals and plants have developed to stay alive. This is evolution in action: individual creatures under extreme pressure to overcome challenges from adversaries and their environment
Titanic : legacy of the world's greatest ocean liner by Susan Wels( Book )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 2,005 libraries worldwide
Provides details on the Titanic's construction, her wreck in 1912, and present-day exploration and salvage operations
Earth ( visu )
10 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 1,913 libraries worldwide
A remarkable story of three animal families on a journey across our planet - polar bears, elephants, and humpback whales. An astonishing and heartwarming film filled with adventure, suspense, and humor as it captures rare footage of nature's wildest and most elusive animals
Encounters at the end of the world ( visu )
13 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 1,220 libraries worldwide
This film, like many from director Werner Herzog, is a poem of oddness and beauty. Investigating the lives of the "professional dreamers" who conduct research at the bottom of the world in Antarctica, he finds a happily cynical lot, who regard climate change and the potential extinction of Homo sapiens in rather a different light than most people. They study penguins, seals, volcanoes, miniscule underwater creatures, and the shifting ice patterns. In this harsh yet beautiful place, where compasses are useless, and the climate is negative 70 degrees Fahrenheit, Herzog finds the scenery splendid, and McMurdo Station research center repellent. For viewers who have wondered why anyone would go to Antarctica, Herzog's film provides some interesting answers, and many scenes capturing the natural beauty of the ice continent
Taxi to the dark side by Alex Gibney( visu )
6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,198 libraries worldwide
As US soldiers occupied worn-torn Afghanistan in 2002, a young Afghan taxi driver called Dilawar was arrested, along with his passengers, at a checkpoint for an alleged involvement in a Taliban rocket attack. Confined to a solitary cell at Bagram, Dilawar was chained and exposed to continuous beatings and torture from the US soldiers. Five days after his arrest, Dilawar died. -- Container
Mythbusters science fair book by Samantha Margles( Book )
4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,146 libraries worldwide
Contains instructions for science fair projects based on experiments conducted on the "MythBusters" television series in attempts to discover the truth behind popular myths and urban legends
The life of mammals by David Attenborough( visu )
20 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,079 libraries worldwide
Introduces viewers to the most diverse group of animals ever to live on this planet. From the smallest to the largest, from the slowest to the fastest, from the least attractive to the most irresistible. Looks at 4,000 species, including ones that have outlived the dinosaurs and conquered the farthest places on Earth. Examine how their adaptations for finding food have had an effect on the way they socialize, mate and live
When we left Earth : the NASA missions ( visu )
17 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,026 libraries worldwide
3, 2, 1, Lift-off! This six-part series chronicles the inside story of NASA's most epic endeavors. In "Ordinary Supermen" NASA and America's first astronauts, the Mercury Seven, are on a journey into the unknown. "Friends and Rivals" recounts the story of the nine astronauts on the Gemini mission, which rehearsed procedures important to future launches. "Landing the Eagle" details the Apollo program, the Apollo 1 disaster, the flights of Apollo 8, 9, and 10, and the tense lunar descent of Apollo 11. "The Explorers" features five successful moon landings - Apollo missions 12, 14, 15, 16, and 17, the 'successful failure' of Apollo 13, and Skylab. "The Shuttle" looks at that program, including the maiden voyage, the Challenger disaster, and the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope. "A Home In Space" centers on repairing the Hubble Space Telescope, construction of the International Space Station, and the Columbia re-entry disaster of 2003. Told by the astronauts and engineers who were there, this series celebrates NASA's triumphs and tragedies, and the history of American space exploration
Human planet by John Hurt( visu )
9 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 987 libraries worldwide
Humans are the ultimate animals - the most successful species on the planet. Uniquely in the animal kingdom, humans have managed to adapt and thrive in every environment on Earth. Each episode examines one of the extremes of our planet: the arctic, mountains, oceans, jungles, grasslands, deserts, rivers, and even the urban jungle. Each habitat engenders astonishing solutions in the face of extreme adversity. Here are people who survive by building complex, exciting, and often mutually beneficial relationships with their animal neighbors, or the hostile elements of the natural world. This eight-part series is a celebration of the amazing, complex, profound, and sometimes challenging relationship between humankind and nature
Walking with dinosaurs ( visu )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 922 libraries worldwide
Examines the 155-million-year history of dinosaurs from the aggressive Coelophysis, who first learned to hunt in packs, to Tyrannosaurus Rex, the most terrifying carnivore on the planet. Covers the Late Triassic, Late Jurassic, Early Cretaceous, and Late Cretaceous periods
The blue planet : seas of life ( visu )
13 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 906 libraries worldwide
"The Blue Planet: Seas of Life is the definitive exploration of the marine world, chronicling the mysteries of the deep in ways never before imagined"--Container
Atlas of the prehistoric world by Douglas Palmer( Map )
6 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 789 libraries worldwide
A dynamic portrait of the Earth and the interplay among the various forces that shaped both the planet and the life upon it. Chronicles the evolution of plant and animal life, from the first single-celled microbes to land-dwelling mammals
Nature's most amazing events ( visu )
6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 759 libraries worldwide
Each season, as the ever-thinning Arctic ice recedes, polar bears face a daunting challenge; Grizzly bears in British Columbia must use ingenuity and fancy footwork to collect their catch; The annual rains of the Serengeti draw in the greatest concentration of large animals on Earth; Each year, billions of sardines flood South Africa's east coast creating an action-packed feeding frenzy; Thousands of animals make the long trek toward the life saving annual flood of Botswana's Okavango Delta; The annual plankton boom of Alaska's coastal waters attracts humpback whales and sea lions, who must avoid predatory killer whales
The blue planet : seas of life by David Attenborough( visu )
19 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 719 libraries worldwide
Startling wildlife photography reveals the sea and its communities at their most fearsome and alluring in this landmark BBC mini-series on the ocean, a world we know less about than the moon
Walking with cavemen by Michael Olmert( visu )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 665 libraries worldwide
Combines special effects with the latest scientific theories to follow human evolution from the first primates to walk upright on two legs to modern human beings. Shows how our ancestors adapted to environmental changes such as the shift from forest to savannah, and climate changes such as the Ice Age. Looks at steps and branches in human evolution from Australopithecus afarensis to Homo habilis, Homo erectus, Homo heidelbergensis, Neanderthals, and early Homo sapiens. Discusses how hominids came to invent language, to shape the world with tools, to create art, and to imagine the future
Human body : pushing the limits ( visu )
11 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 650 libraries worldwide
"A groundbreaking series portraying the human body as you've never seen it before. This series takes us across continents, meeting those who have pushed their bodies to the max. The latest CGI and camerawork depicts their ordeals in vivid detail, both externally and through the internal workings of their bodies. Meanwhile our presenter puts his own body through its paces, pushing it to extremes"--Container
Walking with prehistoric beasts by BBC Video( visu )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 622 libraries worldwide
"An extraordinary trip through history and evolution that begins with the end of the dinosaurs and ends with the rise of even more mysterious creatures : the first humans"--Container
Into the universe with Stephen Hawking ( visu )
9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 617 libraries worldwide
British physicist Stephen Hawking explores the mysteries of the universe, discussing the possibility of aliens, time travel, and how the universe began
How the universe works by Mike Rowe( visu )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 613 libraries worldwide
Have you ever wondered exactly how our Universe is put together? How is it built? And how it actually works? This is ultimate guide to the Cosmos will show as never before the inner workings of our planet, the Solar System, the galaxies and the Universe itself. This series investigates the nuts and bolts of our cosmos, exploring a whole range of fascinating celestial phenomena and how they came to be the way they are. Experts and mind-blowing CGI, take viewers under the celestial hood to tell the greatest story of all--the story of how we and everything around us began
 
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