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Angier, John

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Coming into America( Visual )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 550 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
Don't Forget( Visual )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 369 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
Beyond science? by David Moore Huntley( Visual )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is science fact and what is science fiction? Beyond Science, a part of the PBS Scientific American Frontiers series, explores the topics that go beyond the realm of science: the phenomenon that are nearly impossible to examine in a rigorous scientific way. A provocative behind-the-scenes look at scientific exploration, this program presents top scientists expressing their thoughts on the importance of a scientific method of research as well as offering evidence both for and against the claims made for "fringe" topics such as therapeutic touch, dowsing, graphology, palm reading, UFOs, and the possibility of building free energy machines
Losing It( Visual )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 290 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
Pieces of mind by Jack Bruce( Visual )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weighing just a few pounds, the brain is responsible for the body's complete function. Aiming for insights into his own brain, host Alan Alda talks with scientists studying how the brain dreams, stores memories, and sorts language in this classic program from the Scientific American Frontiers series. Mike Gazzaniga, one of the world's leading brain scientists; Jim McGaugh, of the University of California, Irvine; noted memory researcher Dan Schacter; Harvard Medical School's Bob Stickgold; and Helen Neville, of the University of Oregon, are featured
Maya, lords of the jungle by John Angier( Visual )

26 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Archaeological work on the Mayan civilization in Central America is revealing new facts about Mayan history, religion, agriculture, social structure, and art
Saving the ocean with Carl Safina( Visual )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 213 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 )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 188 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 )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 180 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
Saving the ocean( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 118 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
Scientific American frontiers( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 109 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
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
A different way to heal?( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 97 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
Bionic Body( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in English and held by 93 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
Unearthing Secret America( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 91 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
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?
Animal Einsteins( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 87 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
The Environmental revolution( Visual )

10 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 87 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
Do we really want to live this way?( Visual )

4 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member 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
 
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