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Rubin, John (John Michael)

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Most widely held works by John Rubin
Nova( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses what is known about the intelligence of our nearest relatives, the great apes, including chimpanzees, bonobos, orangutans, and gorillas. Looks at historical research that shows they can use simple tools and even be trained to communicate in sign language. Also investigates newer research that looks at planned use of weapons, math ability, creative problem solving, reasoning, cooperation, imitation, social emotions, and other aspects of intelligence. Asks what forms the crucial differences in intellect between apes and humans
Sky monsters( Visual )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As big a force as pterosaurs were in the history of life, they have largely remained a mystery to scientists. Now with the help of amazing special effects and engineering, learn about remarkable new discoveries that shed light on these creatures
American eagle( Visual )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the iconic bald eagle, unique to North America and emblem of the American nation, as it returns to the wild in full force following decades as an endangered species, a consequence of environmental degradation caused by the pesticide DDT
Climbing redwood giants( Visual )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These giant trees stretch more than 300 feet above the ground, with hidden gardens and mysterious predators thriving within their canopy. Obsessive redwood climber Steve Sillett of Humboldt State University investigates their monster crowns, tallying biological material and discovering new record-breaking trees, while escaping falling branches and crashing trees in the process. Explorer-in-Residence Mike Fay charts the redwood range
The living weapon( Visual )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soon after the United States entered World War II, President Roosevelt received information that Germany and Japan were developing biological weapons. In response, the U.S. and its allies rushed to develop their own germ warfare program
Search for the ultimate survivor : the mystery of us by NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through recreations and computer animation along with expedition footage, National Geographic explores fascinating new discoveries, including a hobbit-sized human and an ancient super hominid, that help shed new light on the mysteries of our origins
Nature( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Armed with powerful beaks and talons, raptors are nature's killing force'winged predators whose beauty belies their speed. Dramatic footage from cameras mounted on their backs show why falcons, owls, eagles, and hawks are masters of the sky, and why engineers use their abilities and body designs as the basis of aircraft technology
Destination Space by Tim Dilworth( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at humanity's quest to conquer space, from heroic space pioneers to modern-day cliff-hanger missions
Nature( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unique to North America, the bald eagle is the continent's most recognizable aerial predator, with a shocking white head, electric yellow beak, and penetrating eyes. In the 1960s, this symbol of the United States became an emblem of environmental degradation as the pesticide DDT and other human pressures brought it to the brink of extinction. But following their protection as an endangered species, bald eagles have come roaring back. Photographed by three-time Emmy-winning cinematographer Neil Rettig, this first-ever HD hour on bald eagles is an intimate portrait of these majestic raptors' lives in the wild
Clone by Mei guo guo jia di li xue hui( Visual )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Explore the miraculous potential and frightening possibilities of genetic cloning as National Geographic's cameras reveal the history, controversy and cutting edge development of a scientific breakthrough capable of literally changing the destiny of the human race ... From ethical dilemmas to science-fiction scenarios, this is a thought provoking look at the ultimate technological Pandora's box."--Container
Yellowstone : realm of the coyote( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set against the natural beauty of Yellowstone's changing seasons, from the steamy geysers in winter to the raging fires of summer, the majestic Yellowstone holds danger and discovery for a young, outcast coyote
What Darwin never knew( Visual )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seen in more than 100 countries, NOVA is the most watched science based television series in the world and the most watched documentary series on PBS. It is also one of television's most acclaimed series, having won many major television awards, most of them many times over
Raise the roof( Visual )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Artists Rick & Laura Brown, leading a team of 300 artisans and students using period hand tools, reconstructed one of the magnificent, mural-covered wooden synagogues of 18th-century Poland, the last of which were destroyed by the Nazis. The show-stopping building is now the centerpiece of the new Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw
Reading rockets : launching young readers( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A series of five television programs that look at different reading strategies that are helping young children learn to read, feature practical advice for parents, highlight the best research-based reading strategies, and interweave the personal stories of children learning to read
Reading rockets : Launching young readers( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmed in schools, childcare centers, libraries, research centers, and homes around the country, this series looks at different reading strategies that are helping young children learn to read. This episode focuses on the connection between reading and writing and between spelling and composition. Writing, spelling, and reading reinforce each other. Spelling helps a child see the patterns in language and understand how words are put together. By learning spelling, children realize that the English language follows rules, which makes it easier for them to understand those rules when reading or writing. Includes practical advice for encouraging children to write and build their vocabularies, for parents, and highlights the best research-based reading strategies, interwoven with the personal stories of children learning to read
Origin of species : beyond genesis by Charles Darwin( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From back of container: Our planet has millions of species, including thousands of mammals, fish, birds and reptile, and even more butterflies, beetles, and other animals, each adapted to one of an enormous variety of habitats. The Richness and diversity of Life raises two of the most profound questions in biology: How do new species form? And why are there so many species? The Origin of the Species series tells the stories of the intrepid naturalists who traveled the world, from the famed Galapagos islands to the Malay Archipelago, in search of evidence and answers
Reading rockets : Launching young readers( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmed in schools, childcare centers, libraries, research centers, and homes around the country, this series looks at different reading strategies that are helping young children learn to read. This episode examines the earliest stages of literacy, in such locations as a baby speech lab and a Head Start center, exploring how parents, childcare providers, and kindergarten teachers can get children started on the road to literacy. The information includes practical advice for parents, and highlights the best research-based reading strategies, interwoven with the personal stories of children learning to read
Reading rockets : Launching young readers( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmed in schools, childcare centers, libraries, research centers, and homes around the country, this series looks at different reading strategies that are helping young children learn to read. This episode focuses on how children learn the relationship between sounds, letters, and words as an initial step before being able to decode the printed word. Word games build phonemic awareness--the insight that words are made up of individual sounds. Mother Goose rhymes and Dr. Seuss books provide an excellent way to attune children's ears to these sounds. In fact, being able to hear that words rhyme is the beginning of phonemic awareness. Includes practical advice for parents, and highlights the best research-based reading strategies, interwoven with the personal stories of children learning to read
Back 2 back national champions, 2006-2007( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featuring official basketball highlights of the unprecedented second consecutive NCAA championship for the Florida Gators, and how a band of brothers passed up the riches of the NBA for a piece of Orange and Blue history
Reading rockets : Launching young readers( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmed in schools, childcare centers, libraries, research centers, and homes around the country, this series looks at different reading strategies that are helping young children learn to read. This episode highlights effective strategies to help kids understand--and care about--what they read, the ultimate goal of learning to read. Getting a book "inside your head," understanding it, and connecting it to your life and everything else you know is the ultimate purpose of reading. The good news is that to take what is read and make it one's own is a skill, which can be taught. Includes practical advice for parents, and highlights the best research-based reading strategies, interwoven with the personal stories of children learning to read
 
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