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Angier, John

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Most widely held works by John Angier
Coming into America( Visual )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member 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
Maya lord of the jungle by John Angier( Visual )

26 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member 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
Beyond science? by David Moore Huntley( Visual )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What's science fact and what's science fiction? Who's a crank and who's a scientific visionary? Scientific American Frontiers explores the evidence both for and against the claims made for therapeutic touch, dowsing, graphology and palm reading; and investigates the Roswell UFO crash, as well as the possibility of building free energy machines
Don't Forget( Visual )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alan Alda investigates how people create memories and how as they age, memories become slippery and elusive, sometimes vanishing forever. He visits two men who live entirely in the present or the distant past, unable to recall events that happened even a few minutes ago. He also meets a volunteer in an experimental treatment for Alzheimer's disease and gets the latest on the search for an Alzheimer's vaccine
Saving the ocean with Carl Safina( Visual )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saving the Ocean is about people solving problems. The news is grim: overfishing, pollution, coral reefs are in trouble. A group of unsung heroes - scientists, conservationists, and local communities are hard at work with solutions. Join marine biologist and writer Carl Safina, founder of the Blue Ocean Institute, as he takes viewers around the globe to bring back good news from the world's oceans
Hot times in Alaska( Visual )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member 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 )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member 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
Losing It( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows a group of 12 persons for several months as they adopt different strategies for weight loss, ranging from online diet systems to gastric bypass surgery. Also looks at research that attempts to explain the body's complex weight-regulation systems, and to explain, among other things, why dieting is difficult
Scientific American frontiers( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Into the Deep" watches scientists unlock secrets from the last frontier on Earth, the ocean's depths, where explorer Bob Ballard is changing science, history, and the future. "The Uncivilized Engine of War" traces the world's first submarine attack on the Union warship Housatonic, in February 1864. In 1995, after a lengthy search, shipwreck hunter Clive Cussler's team located the Confederate sub Hunley, now in dry dock in South Carolina
Saving the ocean( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two thirds of the globe is ocean. And while most people are just starting to hear about problems with overfishing, pollution, coral reef troubles, and the like, marine biologists, fisheries scientists, and conservationists worldwide are already hard at work inventing, devising, and implementing solutions. By focusing on those solutions, we'll help our viewers understand both what the problems are and the vision forward. In Shark reef, Carl visits a marine reserve where sharks are thriving. The sacred island is the story of Pemba, part of Zanzibar, once threatened by development but now being managed by and for the locals
Fat and Happy?( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows how eating healthier can improve the quality of life and increase longevity
Alien Invasion by Pat Mesiti( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 122 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
Bionic Body( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This episode examines the re-engineering of the human body, including recent advances in nerve regeneration to treat spinal cord injuries. Host Alan Alda looks at artificial nerve stimulation on paralysis victims using implanted electrodes and implanting silicon chips in retinas. The program also features a moving conversation between Alda and Christopher Reeve about Reeve's advocacy of increased research in this field
A different way to heal?( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member 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
Unearthing Secret America( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great arc of early American history is brought to life through three tremendous archeological finds. The Jamestown fort reveals the struggles of the colonists; slave quarters at Monticello and Williamsburg introduce us to a secret world for the first time
The Environmental revolution( Visual )

12 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member 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. Begins with hunter-gatherer societies : the Shoam-Kalahari bushmen. Traces the impact of the agricultural and industrial revolutions, then worldwide changes in population growth and resource consumption
Animal Einsteins( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 107 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
Flying High by John Angier( Visual )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2007 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flight secrets of birds, insects, and airplanes are revealed in sequences using unique X-ray and high-speed cinematography. Segments include how birds fly ; the test-flight of a solar-powered "eternal plane;" an evolutionary probe into how insects first took flight; how airline pilots cope with increasingly computerized navigation equipment; and a contest between aerial robots that navigate, fly, and perform tasks without guidance
Beneath the Sea( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profile of ccean explorer Bob Ballard. Alan Alda joins Bob Ballard's undersea exploration team as they explore the deep sea
Journey to Mars( Visual )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 96 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
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