Most widely held works by Klaus Toft
The navigators : Flinders vs Baudin : the race between Matthew Flinders and Nicolas Baudin to discover the fabled passage through the middle of Australia by Klaus Toft ( Book )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 83 libraries worldwide
This is the fascinating, little known tale of the 1802 race between two superpowers, France and England, to discover a strait running up the middle of Australia, which an American captain claimed to have sailed through.The two captains involved in the race were Mathew Flinders and Nicholas Baudin. Toft's "The Navigators" explores just how close Australia came to being at least partly French. It is an exciting non-fiction story of love, wonder, ambition, recklessness, courage and betrayal.
Thunderheads ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 80 libraries worldwide
On a daredevil quest into the eye of the storm, an intrepid group of scientists, researchers and topgun pilots: in seven planes and armed with the best high tech gadgets money can buy embark on a treacherous journey in a struggle to understand the role of thunderstorms in the global warming puzzle. In this spectacular documentary, an international force of 250 experts who comprise I.C.E. (the International Cloud Experiment) converge on Darwin, Australia, the lair of "Hector," one of the planet's largest thunderstorms. As the pilots perilously edge closer, they battle life-threatening turbulence, lightning, grapefruit-sized hail, microbursts, mysterious "gravity waves," mechanical mishaps and the scientists themselves. Tensions mount as the scientists push to solve the mysteries of the atmosphere and the pilots push back to stay alive. Is I.C.E. itself on the verge of a meltdown?
Australia, eye of the storm ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 66 libraries worldwide
A four part series describing the powerful climate systems that batter Australia and how they affect the weather, wildlife and people of this island continent. Also shows the series film-makers as they embark on a 2 year quest to capture the unique images of animals living with flood, fire, drought, blizzards and cyclones.
The navigators ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
The Navigators is the true story of one of the most daring ocean races ever. Englishman Matthew Flinders and Frenchman Nicolas Baudin race to be the first to lay claim to the prize of Australia.
Nature's landscapes ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
A visual journey through Australia's natural environment accompanied by classical music with natural sound effects.
The navigators Baudin vs Flinders ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 32 libraries worldwide
Two rival expeditions, one unknown land - in 1801 two voyages of discovery sail away from the carnage of the Napoleonic wars to explore the unknown land, Terra Australis. Their mission was to "study nature", to search for knowledge and answers. The Frenchman Nicolas Baudin and his English rival Matthew Flinders embark on an adventure of a life time. At stake is the prize of a continent.
Once upon Australia River red ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
The first program, illustrated with three dimensional animation, brings to life the beginning of Australia from the fires of creation to a distant future. In River red, the documentary shows the river red gum in its natural habitat, sheltering insects and marsupials, and its battle for survival.
Lizards of Oz Wombats : bulldozers of the bush ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
Lizards of Oz explores the fascinating desert world of these little known creatures, and examines why so many different species are able to co-exist. Wombats examines the myths and reality of womabt life both above and below ground.
Killers in Eden ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 22 libraries worldwide
"For nearly a hundred years, the Australian coastal town of Eden was the setting for an extraordinary collaboration between two species--humans and killer whales--as they joined in hunts for migrating baleen whales.... Teams of killer whales would actually herd the plankton-eating baleen whales into the bay at Eden, and notify the whalers they had arrived with prey by smacking their tails on the water. Then they would wait for the men to come out with their boats and harpoons, to participate in the kill, and share in the spoils. Somehow, the killer whales had come to the conclusion that it was in everyone's best interests to participate in this unusual hunting strategy. And the whalers were glad for their help, which made their job so much easier. The depth of the relationship between the men and the killer whales as they worked side by side and year after year became so personal that the whaling community considered the killers members of their own family and referred to each of them by name."--Container.
Clash of the carnivores. Window on the wild ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Clash of the carnivores shows how Tasmanian devils, Tiger quolls and Eastern quolls survive and live together. Window on the wild focuses on Healesville Sanctuary where animals of the Australian bush can be seen and studied for the preservation of endangered species.
The big blue Killers in Eden : bonus feature ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
The Big Blue: For years fishermen have known of a unique spot in the ocean just off southern Australia, so bountiful that it has inspired tales of amazing catches, wild feeding frenzies and most remarkable of all, a huge luminescent blue creature of the deep. Now the truth behind the legend of The Big Blue has been revealed. A feeding Blue Whale is a sight to behold. Its powerful body driving at speed into swarms of krill, its mouth - big enough to capture 50 tonnes of sea water and anything therein - filling like a gigantic pleated balloon, then it disappears beneath the surface, only to rise again for the next monstrous mouthful.
Rock opera, & Numbats ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
Rock opera tells the story of '006', a young male rock wallaby living in far North Queensland. Numbats tells the story of a mother numbat and her four babies.
Tal, der taler : stokastik 1.-3. klasse ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in Danish and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Night of the Bogongs ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
Shows the life cycle of "Bogong" moths, from their departure from Queensland in Spring, their migration route to the southern "Bogongs" and their return North to breed.
Tal og figurer : geometri 1.-3. klasse ( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in Danish and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Flexmat 1.-3. klasse : vejledning til temaark ( Book )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in Danish and held by 3 libraries worldwide
River red ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
This documentary shows the river red gum in its natural habitat, sheltering insects and marsupials, and its battle for survival.
Wildscreen lizards of Oz ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Explores the desert areas of Australia and examines why so many different species live there and how they manage to live together.
Gang og del med tal : tal og algebra 1.-3. klasse : elevbog ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in Danish and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Fra kant til figur : geometri 1.-3. klasse ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in Danish and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Animals--Diseases Australia Baudin, Nicolas,--1754-1803 Biography Blue whale Carnivora Cyclones Discoveries in geography Discovery and exploration, English Discovery and exploration, French Documentary films Documentary television programs Ecology Educational films Eucalyptus camaldulensis Explorers Flinders, Matthew,--1774-1814 History Human-animal relationships Killer whale Lizards Marsupials Meteorology Monsoons Moths--Behavior Natural history Nature sounds New South Wales Numbat Orchestral music Pacific Ocean--El Niño Current Pacific Ocean--La Niña Current Pacific Ocean--Twofold Bay Rock wallabies South Australia Storms Synoptic meteorology Tasmania Thunderstorms Travel Trees Upwelling (Oceanography) Video recordings for the hearing impaired Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Voyages and travels Weather Whaling Wildlife conservation Wombats Zoos