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Jampel, Barbara

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Most widely held works by Barbara Jampel
In the shadow of Vesuvius by Barbara Jampel( Visual )

12 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Records how Vesuvius devastated towns near the Bay of Naples in A.D. 79 and describes how the volcano affects the lives of some two million people who now live in its shadow
Gorilla by National Geographic Society (U.S.)( Visual )

21 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Calls attention to the plight of the gorilla, which is on the verge of extinction. Profiles a zookeeper, a research scientist, research psychologist, writer-photographer, and husband and wife team working on the mountain gorilla project. Film footage demonstrates animals' intelligence, humanlike qualities, and effects of their exploitation by humans
Mysteries of mankind by National Geographic( Visual )

14 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gives a history of anthropological research, beginning with discoveries in Africa of australopithecine bones, the Leakeys' discoveries in the African Rift Valley and Olduvai Gorge, and Donald Johanson's work in Hadar, Ethiopia. The various methods of determining evolutionary paths of man are shown through the investigation of fossilized bones and discovered tools; observing the behavior of living primates (including orangutan locomotion and chimpanzees defending themselves against a mechanical leopard); comparing the blood proteins of man and the apes; and tracing the genetic evolution of a DNA chain passed on by females. Ancestors discussed includes Australopithecus afarensis, Homo erectus, and Neanderthal man
Those wonderful dogs( Visual )

12 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and Swedish and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tribute to the many abilities of these devoted creatures. Shows dogs herding sheep, searching for earthquake victims, assisting the physically disabled, pulling sleds in Alaska, and the training of dogs for acting in television and serving as messengers in World War II
Amazon, land of the flooded forest( Visual )

10 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the Amazon River region where every year flood waters overflow the riverbanks, invading the land and creating a world where the life of river and forest is joined. Naturalist Michael Goulding shares his knowledge of the area, its people, and interrelationships among fish and animals of the forest canopy
Cats and dogs( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

National Geographic explores the genetic journey of cats and dogs and examines the amazing relationship that has evolved over the years between people and these animals
Cats : caressing the tiger( Visual )

8 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This video explores the complex loving relationship between cats and humans and provides insight into the behavior of cats, which is never far removed from that of their cousins in the wild
Among the wild chimpanzees : [join Jane Goodall in her pioneering study of chimpanzees in Africa] by Mei guo guo jia di li xue hui( Visual )

14 editions published between 1984 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1960 Jane Goodall set out for Tanzania's remote Gombe Stream Game Reserve to study the behavior of man's closest living relative, the chimpanzee. With dedication and perseverance she earned the trust of a wild chimp community, and gradually they revealed their individual personalities and the rich tapestry of their daily lives. This film looks at two landmark decades of Jane Goodall's work, including her dramatic discovery of chimpanzees making and using tools"--Container
National Geographic : best of 125 years( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

National Geographic celebrates 125 years of amazing discoveries and memorable moments with this 2-disc collection of programming. Featuring some of the best National Geographic films from the 125 years DVD collection, this compilation highlights legendary discoveries, human stories, and historical milestones
Braving Alaska( Visual )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ventures to the Alaskan bush where families are carving out lives for themselves in the tradition of the state's early settlers. Focuses on the adventurous spirit of these pioneering people
Rain forests by Scope( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

#1: Venture beyond the dense green curtain into the rain forest that thrives in splendid isolation on a Panamanian island, Marvel at the complex interactions among the exotic species that live, feed, breed and die here. #2: Journey into a tropical jungle where torrential rains annually transform the dry forest floor into a watery world. Watch river dolphins navigate the flooded treetops and the masterful hunting techniques of the electric eel and notorious piranha
The Jacques Cousteau odyssey by Jacques Cousteau( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Time bomb at 50 fathoms: Off Italy's southern coast, two ships collide, and the sunken one at sea bottom has a cargo of 900 drums of toxin. Before the metal barrels disintegrate and release their poisons, a team of experts forms to execute an exhaustive recovery plan to stave off catastrophe. Using the pioneering work of Jacques Cousteau's Comshelf experiments, which demonstrated that divers could live and work efficiently for a significant period of submersion, hundreds risk their lives in a race against a deadly toxic time bomb. Mediterranean, cradle or coffin?: Decades ago, Jacques cousteau found the water of Veyron near Marseilles teeming with marine life. Returning years later, he discovered the same sea floor to be a desert, virtually devoid of fish. Appalled at the ravages of pollution, Cousteau and crew seek scientific weapons to combat the horrors of urban wastes pouring into the Mediterranean. The explorers find that not only is pollution to blame, man's industrial might encroaches upon the sea's most vulnerable point, shallow coastal areas that serve as natural habitats
Sex role development( Visual )

5 editions published between 1974 and 1998 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines male and female sex roles, focusing on how stereotypes are formed. Discusses ways to avoid transmitting these traditional stereotypes to children
Mediterranean, cradle or coffin?( Visual )

2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jacques Cousteau and his Calypso crew document a 5-month cruise in the Mediterranean taking samples of the water and ocean bottom, and interviewing scientists regarding the effects of pollution on the world's oceans
Prenatal development by Genevieve Clapp( Visual )

6 editions published between 1974 and 1990 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the formation and development of the human embryo/fetus focusing on the influence the prenatal environment can have on the developing human being
Alaska, into the wilderness( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Braving Alaska. Ventures to the Alaskan bush where four families are carving out lives for themselves in the tradition of the state's early settlers. Focuses on the daily challenges of surviving in an untamed wilderness
Time bomb at 50 fathoms( Visual )

2 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using the pioneer work of Cousteau's Comshelf experiments--which demonstrated that divers could live and work efficiently for a significant period while submerged--hundreds of dedicated scientists risk their lives in a race against a deadly toxic time bomb
The Passion of the saints( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combines religion, history and psychology to present the stories of Christian saints whose heroism and extreme self-denial continue to fascinate us today. Includes reenactments, scholarly commentary, visits to shrines, churches and sanctuaries, and a behind-the-scenes look at the process of canonization in the Vatican
Infancy( Visual )

6 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A survey of physical, perceptual, emotional, social, linguistic, and cognitive development of human infants from birth to 18 months of age, presenting experiments which show that babies are born with sophisticated perceptual mechanisms
Lion : Africa's king of the beasts( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographers spent an entire year living among a lion pride in the Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania where three generations--cubs, adolescents, and leaders--revealed their fascinating characteristics
 
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