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Planet Earth the complete series by David Attenborough( visu )
44 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 3,465 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
The blue planet seas of life by David Attenborough( visu )
72 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 2,433 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
Life by David Attenborough( visu )
50 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,420 libraries worldwide
"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 ... More than four years in the making, filmed over 3000 days across, every continent and in every habitat, this is Life - as you've never seen it before."--Container
Titanic : legacy of the world's greatest ocean liner by Susan Wels( Book )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 2,021 libraries worldwide
Provides details on the Titanic's construction, her wreck in 1912, and present-day exploration and salvage operations
Earth by Alastair Fothergill( visu )
12 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and French and held by 1,907 libraries worldwide
A story of three animal families on a journey across our planet (polar bears, elephants, and humpback whales). It captures rare footage of nature's wildest and most elusive animals
Mythbusters by Jamie Hyneman( visu )
119 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 1,899 libraries worldwide
Prepare yourself for the kind of fun that requires safety goggles as the team takes on tales of exploding pants, steam-powered machine guns, and jailbreak methods, and blasts a host of hoaxes to smithereens
Walking with dinosaurs by Tim Haines( visu )
26 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 1,527 libraries worldwide
Examines the 160-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. Uses computer animation superimposed on a liveaction background
Extreme engineering by Shi mi te( visu )
91 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 1,505 libraries worldwide
Examines the challenges facing architects and engineers from Japan, Taiwan and Canada as they plan to construct Sky City, a towering, vertical concrete and glass community in Tokyo. Twice the height of any existing building, the walled community looks impressive on paper, but will it be able to withstand earthquakes, typhoons and fire?
Understanding by , Jeanine I Butler( visu )
60 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and Chinese and held by 1,218 libraries worldwide
"Learn how viruses operate and how your immune system defends you"--Guide
Encounters at the end of the world by Werner Herzog( visu )
13 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 1,210 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 1,202 libraries worldwide
An investigation into the introduction of torture as an interrogation technique in U.S. facilities, and the role played by key figures of the Bush Administration in the process. Takes an in-depth look at the case of Afghan taxi driver Dilawar, who was suddenly detained by the U.S. military one afternoon and died in his Bagram prison cell five days later
Man vs. Wild. with Bear Grylls by Bear Grylls( visu )
43 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 1,175 libraries worldwide
Dropping into a viper pit in Panama's Camino Real; navigating a crevasse of one of the world's largest glacier; battling extreme conditions in frozen Siberia; it's all in a day's work for adventurer Bear Grylls. Bear is a former British Special Forces soldier who shares ingenious and often shocking techniques for surviving in some of the world's most treacherous environments
MythBusters ( visu )
47 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 1,068 libraries worldwide
Watch as pop culture's most baffling urban myths and legends are debunked, decoded and demystified in tests that separate the real from the really out there
The life of mammals by David Attenborough( visu )
19 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,060 libraries worldwide
Introduces us 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
Human planet by John Hurt( visu )
9 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 961 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
When we left Earth the NASA missions ( visu )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 847 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
Atlas of the prehistoric world by Douglas Palmer( Map )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 793 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
Insight guides ( serial )
in English and held by 787 libraries worldwide
Nature's most amazing events ( visu )
12 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 778 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
Mythbusters science fair book by Samantha Margles( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 746 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 legends
 
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