Most widely held works by Kurtis Productions
New dinosaurs : skeletons in the sand by Elaine Pascoe ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 460 libraries worldwide
Follows a scientist and his team as they uncover a massive dinosaur graveyard in the Sahara Desert and discover the skeletons of two new species.
Virtual reality : beyond the looking glass by Elaine Pascoe ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 424 libraries worldwide
Discusses in general terms the computer technology involved in virtual reality and how it has been used and will be used in the future.
Animal intelligence : why is this dolphin smiling by Elaine Pascoe ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 414 libraries worldwide
Examines dolphin intelligence and the ways in which dolphins communicate among themselves and with humans.
Mysteries of the rain forest : 20th century medicine man by Elaine Pascoe ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 372 libraries worldwide
Describes the experiences of an ethnobotanist in South America as he learns from Trio Indians the medicinal value of rainforest plants, and struggles to record the data before these ancient traditions vanish.
The death penalty ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 269 libraries worldwide
Examines the arguments for and against capital punishment. Presents the case of Caryl Chessman, a rapist, kidnapper, and jailhouse lawyer who appealed his sentence for twelve years. Follows with a discussion of other capital cases, and the constitutional fight over the death penalty.
Women in prison ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 241 libraries worldwide
A look at the women who are in prison. Interviews with some of the inmates explored some of the factors that put them there. Investigative reports documents why women are becoming a large part of the growing prison population and searches for the root cause of the inmates' incarceration. Many of the women interviewed are from the Central California Womens' Facility, Madera, CA.
Juvenile justice ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 236 libraries worldwide
One of the most disturbing modern trends is the soaring number of children who commit serious crimes. Looks at why kids are commiting so many crimes, what can be done to prevent them, and how the young perpetrators should be punished.
Columbine understanding why ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 223 libraries worldwide
Members of the Threat Assessment Group (TAG) attempt to determine the factors that lead to the Columbine High School shootings.
Teenage suicide the silent threat ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 220 libraries worldwide
A teen with bipolar disorder describes her suicide attempt and her struggle to deal with her illness through medication and therapy. Parents of several teens whose depression and/or eating disorders led to suicide also relate their experiences and mental health experts tell of promising screening projects that may help identify at-risk youth and lead to effective prevention.
Trial by television ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in English and held by 211 libraries worldwide
From sensational television news coverage and "movies-of-the week" to cameras in every courtroom in American, the effect of mass audience participation during the law enforcement process poses serious questions about the outcome of criminal proceedings.
KKK hate crimes in America ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 208 libraries worldwide
The Ku Klux Klan has preached a gospel of hate, intolerance and exclusion. Examine the tactics of Klan leaders like William Joseph Simmons and David Duke. And, finally, find out how the Klan has repeatedly battled back from the brink of extinction.
Wage slaves not getting by in America ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 200 libraries worldwide
Looks at five people working in low-wage jobs in Nevada, Alabama, California, and Florida who are not earning enough to support themselves or their families as the minimum wage does not cover basic needs. It compares those living at the poverty level in America with people in other countries and finds that poor Americans are in worse shape because of the cost of living.
Prime time violence ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 161 libraries worldwide
Americans believe there is a direct relationship between TV violence and an increasingly violent United States. The debate over prime time violence has become an explosive issue in America. This video takes a look at government censorship and the future of TV violence.
The executioners ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 148 libraries worldwide
This special program explores the "historic use of the death penalty from the point of view of the states that kill and those whose job it is to carry out the sentence."
Police ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 147 libraries worldwide
A look at the history of our country's police and its public perception, as well as a current look at several police departments working in the communities they are charged to protect.
Bullied to death ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 137 libraries worldwide
Examines the "national epidemic" of bullying, which may drive children to violence against themselves or others, and which has played a role in recent schoolyard shootings across the U.S. Includes examinations of the case of a high school sophomore in Atlanta who committed suicide after years of being bullied at school, and the Columbine High School shooting in Colorado committed by Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, who had been teased and taunted at school for years. Includes interviews with children who have been victims of bullying, and looks at a program which aims to prevent the destructive practice. With commentary by SuEllen Fried, author of Bullies & victims.
Deadly force ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 135 libraries worldwide
"When a suspect or civilian dies at the hands of a police officer, FBI agent, or other government official, Americans lose faith in the law enforcement system. DEADLY FORCE looks at why these incidents are becoming more common by exploring the facts behind three recent, lethal encounters"--Slipcase.
Transgender revolution ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 126 libraries worldwide
A look at a growing segment of people who do not accept their biological gender and how they are coping in a society with distinct sex roles.
On the trail of a killer virus ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1994 and 1997 in English and held by 125 libraries worldwide
Traces the discovery and identification of the deadly hantavirus strain which broke out in New Mexico in May of 1993, focusing on the role of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Cruel and unusual punishments ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 119 libraries worldwide
"They are convicted felons who have been branded menaces to society. Yet each of their cases has drawn scrutiny because their punishments are considered cruel and unusual ... investigates the controversial subject of how America treats its prisoners"--Container.
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