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Planet Earth : the complete series by Alastair Fothergill( Visual )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 2,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Captures rare action, impossible locations, and intimate moments with our planet's best-loved, wildest, and most elusive creatures. From the highest mountains to the deepest rivers, [the program] takes you to places you've never been to experience sights and sounds never before captured on film. Prepare to be overwhelmed by the beauty and majesty of 'Planet Earth'"--Container
Earth by Patrick Stewart( Visual )

21 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 1,880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story of three animal families on a journey across our planet (polar bears, elephants, and humpback whales). It captures rare footage of nature's wildest and most elusive animals
Titanic : legacy of the world's greatest ocean liner by Susan Wels( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 1,797 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides details on the Titanic's construction, her wreck in 1912, and present-day exploration and salvage operations
Encounters at the end of the world( Visual )

17 editions published between 2007 and 2017 in English and held by 1,186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film, like many from director Werner Herzog, is a poem of oddness and beauty. Investigating the lives of the "professional dreamers" who conduct research at the bottom of the world in Antarctica, he finds a happily cynical lot, who regard climate change and the potential extinction of Homo sapiens in rather a different light than most people. They study penguins, seals, volcanoes, miniscule underwater creatures, and the shifting ice patterns. In this harsh yet beautiful place, where compasses are useless, and the climate is negative 70 degrees Fahrenheit, Herzog finds the scenery splendid, and McMurdo Station research center repellent. For viewers who have wondered why anyone would go to Antarctica, Herzog's film provides some interesting answers, and many scenes capturing the natural beauty of the ice continent
Walking with dinosaurs by BBC Video( Visual )

16 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 1,173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the 155-million-year history of dinosaurs from the aggressive Coelophysis, who first learned to hunt in packs, to Tyrannosaurus Rex, the most terrifying carnivore on the planet
Taxi to the dark side by Alex Gibney( Visual )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As US soldiers occupied worn-torn Afghanistan in 2002, a young Afghan taxi driver called Dilawar was arrested, along with his passengers, at a checkpoint for an alleged involvement in a Taliban rocket attack. Confined to a solitary cell at Bagram, Dilawar was chained and exposed to continuous beatings and torture from the US soldiers. Five days after his arrest, Dilawar died. -- Container
Life by David Attenborough( Visual )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four years in the making, and filmed over 3000 days across every continent and in every habitat, see 130 incredible stories from frontiers of the natural world. Discover the glorious variety of life on Earth and the spectacular and extraordinary tactics animals and plants have developed to stay alive. This is evolution in action: individual creatures under extreme pressure to overcome challenges from adversaries and their environment
The life of mammals by David Attenborough( Visual )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 984 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces us to the most diverse group of animals ever to live on this planet. From the smallest to the largest, from the slowest to the fastest, from the least attractive to the most irresistible. Looks at 4,000 species, including ones that have outlived the dinosaurs and conquered the farthest places on Earth. Examine how their adaptations for finding food have had an effect on the way they socialize, mate and live
When we left Earth : the NASA missions by Gary Sinise; Tim Goodchild; Kate Botting; Ed Fields; Mary Crisp( Visual )

21 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since the dawn of mankind, we have stared up at the lights in the sky and wondered. Now join the heroic men and women who have dared the impossible on some of the greatest adventures ever undertaken - the quest to reach out beyond Earth
Human planet( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 765 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humans are the ultimate animals - the most successful species on the planet. Uniquely in the animal kingdom, humans have managed to adapt and thrive in every environment on Earth. Each episode examines one of the extremes of our planet: the arctic, mountains, oceans, jungles, grasslands, deserts, rivers, and even the urban jungle. Each habitat engenders astonishing solutions in the face of extreme adversity. Here are people who survive by building complex, exciting, and often mutually beneficial relationships with their animal neighbors, or the hostile elements of the natural world. This eight-part series is a celebration of the amazing, complex, profound, and sometimes challenging relationship between humankind and nature
Life( Visual )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and Chinese and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four years in the making, and filmed over 3000 days across every continent and in every habitat, see 130 incredible stories from frontiers of the natural world. Discover the glorious variety of life on Earth and the spectacular and extraordinary tactics animals and plants have developed to stay alive. This is evolution in action: individual creatures under extreme pressure to overcome challenges from adversaries and their environment
Atlas of the prehistoric world by Douglas Palmer( )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dynamic portrait of the Earth and the interplay among the various forces that shaped both the planet and the life upon it. Chronicles the evolution of plant and animal life, from the first single-celled microbes to land-dwelling mammals
Mythbusters science fair book by Samantha Margles( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains instructions for science fair projects based on experiments conducted on the "MythBusters" television series in attempts to discover the truth behind popular myths and legends
Racing extinction( Visual )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wildlife activists go undercover to expose ways in which the illegal wildlife trade and the oil and gas industries are contributing to the extinction of increasing numbers of species
MythBusters( Visual )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No theory is safe from the scrutiny of the MythBusters, who take on the Hindenburg disaster, Tesla's Earthquake Machine, the Mentos mint-Diet Coke Internet myth, and much more
Nature's most amazing events( Visual )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each season, as the ever-thinning Arctic ice recedes, polar bears face a daunting challenge; Grizzly bears in British Columbia must use ingenuity and fancy footwork to collect their catch; The annual rains of the Serengeti draw in the greatest concentration of large animals on Earth; Each year, billions of sardines flood South Africa's east coast creating an action-packed feeding frenzy; Thousands of animals make the long trek toward the life saving annual flood of Botswana's Okavango Delta; The annual plankton boom of Alaska's coastal waters attracts humpback whales and sea lions, who must avoid predatory killer whales
Walking with cavemen by Michael Olmert( Visual )

15 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How did our ancestors come to invent language, to shape the world with tools, to create art, and to imagine the future? Follow your family tree all the way back to the ifrst primate ancestors to stand on two legs. See how the first sparks of reason in early humans helped them to adapt in an ever-changing world
Into the universe with Stephen Hawking( Visual )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British physicist Stephen Hawking explores the mysteries of the universe, discussing the possibility of aliens, time travel, and how the universe began
Human body : pushing the limits( Visual )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A groundbreaking series portraying the human body as you've never seen it before. This series takes us across continents, meeting those who have pushed their bodies to the max. The latest CGI and camerawork depicts their ordeals in vivid detail, both externally and through the internal workings of their bodies. Meanwhile our presenter puts his own body through its paces, pushing it to extremes."--Container
Prehistoric America : a journey through the Ice Age and beyond( Book )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the icy Arctic vastness to the steamy tropical swamps of Florida, people came upon a teeming variety of animals in North America after the Ice Age. The book travels the continent region by region, introducing fascinating and bizarre beasts including ground sloths, glyptodonts, mastodons, mammoths, saber-toothed and scimitar-toothed cats, and the short-faced bear. Alongside these now-extinct animals were lions, cheetahs, zebras, and camels - animals that have long since disappeared from their North American homes - as well as species still seen today, such as caribou, grizzlies, eagles, salmon, bison, coyotes, prairie dogs, condors, alligators, and jaguars." "A wealth of fossil evidence informs the stunning computer-generated panoramas that fill the pages of the volume. Bones of the ancient beasts again have flesh and fur, unfamiliar animals again roam the landscapes, and the world of prehistoric North America comes startlingly to life."--Jacket
 
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