Most widely held works by John Angier
Maya lords of the jungle ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and held by 408 libraries worldwide
Archaeological work on the Mayan civilization in Central America is revealing new facts about Mayan history, religion, agriculture, social structure, and art.
Maya lord of the jungle ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 249 libraries worldwide
Visits ancient sites on the Yucatan Peninsula where new findings are forcing a reappraisal of the past of the Mayans. Researchers display and interpret their findings, setting aside the errors of the past, and quietly working a revolution in pre-Columbian archaeology.
Don't forget ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 237 libraries worldwide
Why do some memories slip away, never to return, while others leave a permanent mark? Alan Alda meets scientists who are trying to unravel the mysteries of memory -- where memories come from, how they're remembered and what people can do to hold on to them.
Hot times in Alaska ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 200 libraries worldwide
Alaska is warming up. It's now a few degrees warmer than it was a century and a half ago, and the trend seems to be accelerating. Already the landscape is changing dramatically -- permafrost is thawing, glaciers are melting, forests are succumbing to drought and insect attack. Alan Alda meets Alaskan scientists who are working to find out if these are the first signs of global warming and what the future may hold.
Hot planet, cold comfort ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 196 libraries worldwide
Examines the latest warnings from scientists that large-scale changes in the earth's climatic systems are taking place, with potentially serious consequences. Shows what is already happening to the Alaskan glaciers.
What is music ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and held by 194 libraries worldwide
Music is a complicated interplay of many different elements, including the imagination of the composer, the skill of the instrument maker, and the talent of the musician. Delving further, we ask what constitutes musical meaning and the process by which it is communicated--is it purely abstract or is there a more concrete answer?
In the name of progress ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 152 libraries worldwide
Are environmental protection and economic development inherently in conflict? Viewers in Brazil and India to see how some environmental disasters began as well-intentioned development projects and to learn how development could proceed while protecting the environment.
Do we really want to live this way ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 138 libraries worldwide
Tells how freeways, shopping malls, and industrial and technological wealth have been the rewards of modern society. Examines the price of progress, including smog, toxic wastes, and contamination of once-pristine waters, all by-products of Western industrial life-styles.
Remnants of Eden ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 136 libraries worldwide
Protecting the diversity of living organisms while addressing the needs of growing human populations is the focus of projects in Thailand's and Costa Rica's tropical forests, Oman's deserts, Kenya's savannah game parks, and Florida's Everglades.
Fat and happy ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 136 libraries worldwide
Shows how eating healthier can improve the quality of life and increase longevity.
Coming into America ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 134 libraries worldwide
This program highlights current research which is challenging the traditional theory of how people first came to North America in prehistoric times. It has been assumed that the Clovis, the oldest people to populate the continent, moved south from Alaska as Canadian ice sheets were breaking up. New findings by archealogists indicate people may have come from more than one place following a number of routes including a Pacific coastal route, a Beringian land route and an Atlantic ice route. Clovis culture and technology is discussed. New research findings by Dennis Stanford, Jon Erlandson, Michael Collins, Al Goodyear, Steve Holen and David Yesner are presented.
The Environmental revolution ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 132 libraries worldwide
The historical relationship of humans to their environment is examined - how we once existed with nature, what changed, and how we are now literally transforming the face of the Earth.
Save the Earth, feed the world ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 130 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.
It needs political decisions ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 127 libraries worldwide
This segment examines the power of politics in protecting the environment. Three nations in varying stages of economic development-Zimbabwe, Thailand, and Sweden-offer three different strategies for conserving the environmental future.
More for less ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 126 libraries worldwide
Tracks the efforts of citizens in Iowa, Brazil, Denmark, and India as they search for new ways to use energy more efficiently. It also looks at how we can lessen our dependence on fossil fuels, which contribute to the greenhouse effect.
A different way to heal ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 124 libraries worldwide
Discusses latest findings on how to extend the lifespan, including low calorie diets, research in tissue engineering and cell rejuvenation, and the importance of diaily physical and mental activity.
Waste not, want not ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 123 libraries worldwide
Demonstrations of how to generate less waste, as seen in Peru, Japan, Denmark and California, take advantage of recycling and waste treatment.
Alien invasion ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 119 libraries worldwide
Describes how the accidental or purposeful introduction of alien species into new areas affects that environment.
Now or never ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 119 libraries worldwide
The final program focuses on individuals who are working now to effect critical changes that will determine the environmental quality of life in the 21st century. It encourages everyone from the average citizen to world leaders to play an active role in sustaining the earth.
The bionic body ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 111 libraries worldwide
Shows advancements in repairing the human body with new technology.
Air--Pollution Alaska Alzheimer's disease--Research Antiquities Brain Brazil Central America Central America--Yucatán Peninsula Climatic changes Diet Documentary television programs Ecology Economic development--Environmental aspects Environmental policy Environmental protection Evolution (Biology) Films for the hearing impaired Food habits Global temperature changes Global warming Herbs--Therapeutic use Human body Human ecology India Indians of Central America--Antiquities Indians of Mexico--Antiquities Industries--Environmental aspects Mayas--Antiquities Mayas--Religion Medicine Memory Mexico Music--Acoustics and physics Nature--Effect of human beings on Nutrition Pollution Pollution--Environmental aspects Popular works Robotics Science Science television programs Sea turtles Television programs Underwater exploration United States Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Virginia--Jamestown Water--Pollution Weight gain Wildlife conservation