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Liebman, Andrew

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Most widely held works by Andrew Liebman
Voyage to the Galapagos( Visual )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2013 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alan Alda follows in Charles Darwin's footsteps, meeting the animals and birds that inspired Darwin's theory of evolution. Alda joins scientists who witness the daily struggle for survival that has shaped the Galapagos Islands' unique wildlife. As he experiences the enchantment of the islands, he learns of efforts to protect them from alien invadersincluding the 60,000 eco-tourists who visit every year
Dangerous prescription( Visual )

12 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A journalistic investigation of the FDA approval process of prescription drugs, the pharmaceutical industry, and the consumers who trust the FDA stamp of approval on new drugs. Includes case studies
Fat and Happy?( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alan Alda visits with Dr. George Blackburn of Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center to explore society's obsession with diets that promise quick, painless results. Alda also visits Arizona's Pima and Tohono O'odham Indians, who have the world's highest rate of obesity-related diabetes, and are advised to return to traditional diets to save their culture and health. The program explores new research on how obesity develops in children
Alien Invasion by Pat Mesiti( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Globalization of trade and travel has brought increased threats from alien species: plants, animals, insects and diseases that wreak havoc when introduced into regions without natural defenses against them. Alda examines the cases of the gypsy moth, brown tree snake and Asian longhorn beetle
Natural born robots( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nature still trounces humans in designing machines able to live comfortably in the world around them. Taking hints, engineers are increasingly turning to living creatures for robotic inspiration. From a giant mechanical cockroach to robotic flying insects, from robo-tunas to robo-lobsters, see how nature's ideas are leading to faster, cleverer, more robust robots including robots modeled on the most complex animals of all: human beings
Animal Einsteins( Visual )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2019 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If only they could talk! In "Animal Einsteins," scientists show their latest experiments, which are beginning to reveal how animals think. Clever pigs do what they are told, while wily ravens pull the right string and smart chimps do the math. Enthusiastic sea lions sort out groups, and wise monkeys just can't be fooled. The startling conclusion is that animals may think very much as humans do
Life's really big questions( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Big questions don't have easy answersthat's what makes them bigbut it's fun asking them anyway," says Alan Alda, about to meet scientists tackling some of the biggest questions of the times: Is there other life in the universe? Why did animals suddenly appear on Earth, after only microbes had existed for billions of years? What made humans different from preceding life forms? Will robots one day surpass humans in intelligence?
Save the Earth, feed the world( Visual )

7 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Australia, Indonesia, West Africa, and the American Midwest are rediscovering traditional farming practices and using science and technology to work with nature, rather than conquer it
The art of science( Visual )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science and technology help bring back the art of the past and create new means of expression for the future. Highlighted in this program are a robot that paints original and striking pictures; the beautiful (and once thought to be deadly) sounds of Benjamin Franklin's glass harmonica; the restoration of one of America's most heroic monuments; and the creation of an all-digital Alan Alda
Only one atmosphere( Visual )

12 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the global commons of the atmosphere. Explains that the worldwide impact of global warming demands an international response that may be considered the largest environmental challenge society has ever faced
Beneath the Sea( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Until very recently the vast area under the world's ocean surfaces was virtually unknown and unreachable by humans. Now, with new technologies and research techniques in hand, the undersea world is starting to yield its secrets. In this program we'll see how scientists using new technologies are exploring life in the undersea world. Stories will include a profile of pioneering ocean explorer Robert Ballard
Journey to Mars( Visual )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the presence of water, Mars is the only other planet in the solar system where humans could live. This program illustrates how people could be landing on Mars within the next 20 years. Currently, NASA and private enthusiasts are testing spaceships equipped with greenhouses, exercise machines and virtual reality systems designed to support the eight-month flight to Mars
21st century medicine( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores some of the remarkable frontiers of medicine. Find out how the computer is revolutionizing medicine, from brain surgery to phobias and gene therapy
Robots alive!( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Robotics are becoming smaller and less visible, but increasingly prominent in everyday use. Their technology could have an even larger impact in assisting space exploration and helping the disabled. Alan Alda examines robots with minds of their own, such as Cog, an autonomous device who "learns" through trial and error. Participants at an artificial-intelligence convention demonstrate robots able to recognize and manipulate objects
Calls of the wild( Visual )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The morning calls of birds, the sounds bats make when hunting, elephant perception of sounds through the ground, and other animal sounds and methods of perception are shown
Flying free( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alan Alda speaks with Paul MacCready, who stunned the world of aeronautical engineering by designing the first successful human-powered airplane. At 75, MacCready continues to build flying machines inspired by nature. Alda and MacCready fly a variety of planes, from a flying wing as long as a football field to a tiny spy plane. The program examines how nature first solved the problem of flight, when insects evolved wings 300 million years ago
SuperPeople( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In "Superpeople," see incredible human feats, from holding one's breath for seven-and-a-half minutes to memorizing a series of 500 random numbers. From extreme deep diving to prolonged space travel, people push themselves to the limits of human performance. Alan Alda visits with former NASA/Mir astronaut and record-setting space traveler Jerry Linenger, faces competitors in a national memory contest, and meets champion deep divers
Expedition Panama( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Panama's rain forest, Alan Alda joins the Scientific American frontiers crew at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, on Borro Colorado Island. He learns about sonar communications of bats; explores new farming techniques that use the forest, rather than slash-and-burn techniques; investigates communication skills of bees; and learns how the isthmus of Panama was formed. The ever-daring Alda also eats soup made from a rat's relative
The secret of life( Visual )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 8-part series reveals how scientists' ability to decipher and manipulate human genes will transform medicine and perhaps the human race. It chronicles the scientific findings in molecular biology through tales of discovery, personal case studies and engaging histories. Using three-dimensional animation and special photographic techniques, the series reveals an unseen world and showcases how DNA, base pairs, genes, proteins, promoters and receptors work
Frontiers decade( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Scientific American frontiers marks its 10th anniversary, Alda looks back over the years at some of his most memorable, hilarious, scary and significant experiences as host. Some of the highlights include 18-foot sharks, errant robots, radioactive reindeer and bowls of rat soup
 
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