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Weiner, Hal

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Most widely held works by Hal Weiner
Journey to planet Earth( Visual )

11 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film "explores the link between environmental change and human health: are we winning the battle to prevent global outbreaks of infectious disease? Environmental change is fostering the tide of contagion which threatens to engulf us all"--Container. Journeys to Kenya, Peru, Bangladesh, and the United States
Journey to planet Earth( Visual )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Speculates that almost half of the world's wildlife species may become extinct in the next fifty years as a result of loss of habitat, climate change, predation by humans, and other human activities. Suggests possible strategies for averting such a catastrophe. Examines the situations of lowland gorillas in Africa and in the Bronx Zoo, grizzly bears in the Blackfoot River valley of Montana, migrating birds and wetlands habitat in the Florida everglades, and elephants in Zambia
On the brink( Visual )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film "explores a growing national security threat throughout the world: how environmental pressures can lead to violence, terrorism and regional conflict. Travel to areas where environmental degradation and unsustainable development practices have had negative impacts on the quality of life for millions of people"--Container. Journeys to Bangladesh, South Africa, Peru, Haiti, Mexican/U.S. border
Journey to planet Earth( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Probes the link between environmental change and the future health of our planet, a "future conditional" on how we cope with the spread of toxic pollution. Case studies cover how changing climates, uncontrolled and unsustainable development, and air and water pollution in one area can affect people thousands of miles away. The Arctic: A pristine wilderness with very few sources of industrial pollution, yet animals and humans are suddenly plagued with rising levels of the world's most hazardous chemicals; DDT, PCBs, dioxins, and mercury. Mexico: Along the border with the United States, tariff-free factories have been poisoning the soil and the air for more than a decade. Local communities in Tijuana struggle with contaminated water while their backyards have become toxic playgrounds for children. Uzbekistan: The world's fourth largest inland body of water, the Aral Sea, has become the site of what the United Nations calls man's greatest ecological disaster. What does this tell us about the future health of people living near other large inland seas and lakes, such as California's Salton Sea? United States: A Latino neighborhood in San Diego celebrates an environmental victory, while only 150 miles away; the people of Palm Springs may be living in the path of a toxic storm of dust
Journey to planet Earth( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the disappearance of many of the ocean's animals. Case studies focus on global issues including climate change, sea-level rise, over-fishing and habitat destruction, and the effects on the emperor penguin in Antarctica; sea turtles at Melbourne Beach, Florida; salmon at Klamath River, Oregon; and sea otters in Monterey Bay, California
Journey to planet Earth( Visual )

10 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The programs in the Journey to Planet Earth series explore the fragile relationship between people and the world they inhabit. A common thread runs throughout all the programs: the necessity to achieve a balance between the needs of people and the needs of the environment. Topics covered in the series include the loss of farmland to urban development, the pollution of the Earth's rivers, and inadequate housing and water resources for those living in the world's mega-cities.--From publisher description
Journey to Planet Earth( Visual )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four mega-cities are investigated to see how they are meeting a major challenge of the 21st century: how to shelter and sustain the world's exploding urban population without destroying the delicate balance of our environment. Visit Mexico City, Istanbul, Shanghai, and New York City
Journey to Planet Earth( Visual )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fundemental dilemma faces farmers throughout the world: how do they feed Earth's growing population without endangering the environment. Explores the farming systems of Zimbabwe, France, China, and the United States
Journey to planet Earth( Visual )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As fossil fuel prices rise, oil insecurity deepens, and concerns about climate change cast a shadow over the future of coal, a new energy economy is emerging. Wind, solar, and geothermal energy are replacing oil, coal, and natural gas, at a pace and on a scale we could not have imagined even a year ago. For the first time since the Industrial Revolution, we have begun investing in energy sources that can last forever. Plan B: Mobilizing to Save Civilization explores both the nature of this transition to a new energy economy and its effect on our daily lives." -- Container
Journey to planet Earth( Visual )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Investigates the health and sustainability of the world's oceans, with a special emphasis on climate change and issues affecting marine reserves, fisheries and coastal ecosystems"--Container
Journey to planet Earth( Visual )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exploration of four major river systems of the world to investigate the environmental problems facing those whose lives depend upon the health of the river. Includes journeys to the Mississippi, Amazon, Jordan and Mekong Rivers
Journey to planet earth( Visual )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film "investigates the serious threats to one of our most treasured natural resources. Grasslands cover almost one-third of the Earth's surface, house nearly a billion people, and are in grave danger of disappearing"--Container. Journeys to Inner Mongolia, Kenya, South Africa, Argentina, and the American West
World of cooking : the PBS series by Hal Weiner( Book )

2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journey to Planet Earth( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigates the serious threats to one of our most treasured natural resources. Grasslands cover almost one-third of the Earth's surface, house nearly a billion people, and are in grave danger of dissappearing. Inner Mongolia: On the remote steppes of northeastern China, nomadic herders are caught between ancient traditions and the pressure of globalization. Kenya: Once fertile grasslands have turned into seas of dust while farmers struggle to cope with the loss of precious rangelands and changing tribal customs. South Africa: With over eight hundred species of wild flowers carpeting the landscape, inhabitants of this delicate ecosystem strive to conserve the biodiversity of the world's oldest aboriginal prairie. Argentina: On the lush green Pampas, ranchers confront economic uncertainties that are threatening the heart and soul of the country. The American West: Modern cowboys are revitalizing parts of the Southwest to save a vanishing way of life
Journey to planet Earth( Visual )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Just pick up any newspaper or watch any television news report and it becomes evident that unprecedented extreme weather events such as severe drought and heat waves, more intense hurricanes, increased tornado and wildfire activity, and crippling blizzards are leaving a trail of death and destruction throughout the world... [this program] investigates the link between severe weather, climate change, and threats to our national security." -- Container
Journey to Planet Earth( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journeys to four major river systems of the world to investigate the environmental problems facing those whose lives depend upon the health of their river. The Mississippi: Upstream towns are ravaged by periodic floods, while the health of the river's fishery is threatened by the loss of nutrient-rich sediments. The Amazon: Brazilian fisherman struggle to make a living as aquatic life in the world's mightiest river is affected by deforestation. The Jordan: In the arid landscape of the Middle East, availability of water is determined as much by poitics as by the environment. The Mekong: On a waterway that sustains people from six different nations, the Vietnamese are affected by upstream development and an economic boom
Journey to planet Earth( Visual )

in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses achieving a balance between the needs of people and the needs of the environment, focusing on loss of farmland, river pollution, inadequate housing and water resources, environmental pressures, grasslands, wildlife, and the link between environmental change and human health
Journey to planet Earth( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film "journeys to four mega-cities to investigate a major challenge of the 21st century: how to shelter and sustain the world's exploding urban population without destroying the delicate balance of our environment"--Container. Locations: Mexico City, Istanbul, Shanghai, and New York City
Journey to planet Earth( Visual )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigates why so many of our ocean's animals are disappearing. Case studies focus on global issues including climate change, sea-level rise, over-fishing and habitat destruction. Areas of focus include: Antarctica and the emperor penguin; Melbourne Beach, Florida and sea turtles; Klamath River, Oregon and salmon; Monterey Bay, California and sea otters
Journey to planet Earth( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This film looks at the challenges wildlife is facing throughout the world. Examines some of the ways in which we are threatening the survival of Earth's living creatures. Human population growth and the development it creates, the poaching of animals for food and for a wide variety of products ranging from ivory to furs, and global warming are all having dramatic impact on wildlife populations around the world. Also shows how innovative and concerned people are successfully working to protect wild species. Locations include Zambia, China, Brazil, South Africa, and the United States."--Screenscope website
 
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