WorldCat Identities

Weiner, Hal

Overview
Works: 66 works in 159 publications in 1 language and 5,715 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Cinematographer , Author, Author of dialog, Producer
Classifications: GE140, 363.7
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Hal Weiner
Journey to planet Earth ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 556 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, and inadequate housing and water resources
Journey to planet Earth ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 425 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
Journey to planet Earth ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Investigates some of the most critical environmental and earth science questions of the 21st century. Are populations soaring out of control?: Today the Earth's population has surged to nearly six and a half billion and is increasing by nearly 80 million people each year. Yet the population explosion that began in the mid 1900s is finally slowing down, and it's happening in some of the most unexpected places. Are we running out of water?: Over 97 percent of our planet's water is undrinkable seawater and another 2% is locked-up in our polar ice caps. Coupled with the fact that the demand for water doubles every 20 years, this doesn't bode well for the state of our planet, especially in the mega-cities of the world. Will there be enough water and food for future generations?: In the last three decades we have increased available food per person by almost 20%. Yet more than 800 million people still go hungry each day. Global warming, a false alarm or a gathering storm?: Today the level of carbon dioxide in the atomosphere is higher than it has been for hundreds of thousands of years, and global temperatures are rising faster than at any other time in recorded history. The consequences of these human induced changes are becoming more and more profound
Journey to planet Earth ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Investigates the link between environmental degradation and the future health of the planet, focusing especially on the effects of pollution
Journey to planet Earth ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 353 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 )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 305 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
Journey to planet Earth. mobilizing to save civilization ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 284 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 )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 258 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. Journeys to Kenya, Peru, Bangladesh, and the United States
Journey to planet Earth ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 250 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
On the brink ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 243 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
World of cooking : the PBS series by Hal Weiner( Book )
3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Journey to planet Earth ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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. Mexico City: Communities struggle with toxic smog and a dwindling supply of drinking water, while nearby farmers must cope with the city's untreated waste. Istanbul: At the crossroads of Asia and Europe, this ancient city's infrastructure is strained by more than half a million new residents each year. Shanghai: In the midst of an economic boom, rapid urbanization has increased air and water pollution and caused a dramatic loss of farmland to industrial sprawl. New York City: Though most of the city can boast clean air and water, for some, environmental inequality has resulted in serious health problems
The urban explosion ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 164 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
Land of plenty, land of want ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 159 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
Rivers of destiny ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in English and held by 157 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 )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Investigates a fundamental dilemma facing farmers throughout the world, how to feed the Earth's growing population without endangering the environment. Zimbabwe: Affected by climate change and the vestiges of colonial rule, small scale farmers on marginal lands struggle to survive a drought. France: The remote mountain villages of central France suffer the loss of farmers fleeing to places like Brittany where intensive agriculture has polluted the water and affected local fisheries. China: An agricultural revolution has enabled farmers to feed the world's most populous nation but an industrial boom is rapidly displacing agricultural land, forcing farmers to work the soil more intensively, threatening environmental damage. United States; In Iowa, farmers use high technology to dramatically increase yields, while, in Pennsylvania, no-till farming preserves some of the richest topsoil in the world
Journey to planet Earth ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 147 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 )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 126 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 )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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. Kenya: In small villages, people are plagued with the escalating consequences of malaria. But what accounts for the recent epidemics in Nairobi, a place where malaria has never before existed? Peru: Scientists are working hard to discover the causes of new hot zones of malaria and dengue fever. Bangladesh: Community health clinics struggle to cope with massive cholera epidemics which strike nearly half a million Bangladeshis and claim 25,000 lives. United States: Travel, commerce and tourism have brought infectious diseases to the doorstep of the West, resulting in new emerging public health threats such as West Nile Virus. Is this a harbinger of things to come?
Journey to planet Earth ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses the planet we inhabit, from the crowded cities of Bangladesh and Kenya, to the remote steppes of Inner Mongolia and the wastelands along the Mexico/US border
 
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