Turner Broadcasting System
Most widely held works about Turner Broadcasting System
Most widely held works by Turner Broadcasting System
The Trials of life ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and held by 383 libraries worldwide
This series utilizes advanced technology to reveal new discoveries of how animals meet the test of survival.
Wolves ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 289 libraries worldwide
Only 1% of the North American gray wolf survives in the lower 48 states. The government must referee the argument between naturalists who want to increase their number through captive-bred release and farmers who fear losses of their livestock. Wolves reveals the ecological role played by these beautiful animals and the challenges faced in attempting to re-establish a decimated predator population.
If dolphins could talk ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 262 libraries worldwide
Shows the dolphin's sophisticated sonar system that helps these mammals locate objects in the water, and demonstrates the dolphin's intelligence. As a result of this program the dolphins have been helped in their struggle to survive by the adoption of rules to protect dolphins by the American tuna industry. However, danger remains in the person of foreign fishermen and the ravages of coastal pollution.
On the edge of extinction panthers & cheetahs ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 215 libraries worldwide
Explores work being done by conservationists to save the habitat and future of the Florida panther and the African cheetah. Examines the issues facing the survival of the breeds including genetic variation, human overpopulation and interference, and poor natural resource management.
Rage over trees ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 210 libraries worldwide
Looks at the head-to-head struggle over the Pacific Northwest's last ancient forests between the logging companies and various environmental organizations such as Earth First.
Whales ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 208 libraries worldwide
A study of whales and the efforts that have brought some species back from the brink of extinction.
The Borrowers ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and held by 198 libraries worldwide
Relates the adventures of a family of miniature humans who live by borrowing things from normal-sized people.
Arctic refuge a vanishing wilderness ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 189 libraries worldwide
Beautiful photography highlights this film of the Alaskan wilderness and the possibility of its exploitation.
Danger at the beach ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 187 libraries worldwide
An examination of the growing dangers of toxic waste and ocean degradation along U.S. coastal waters.
Continuing the line ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 179 libraries worldwide
Examines the strategies animals use to pass their genes onto the next generation.
Growing up ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 172 libraries worldwide
From eider ducks to elephant babies, David Attenborough provides remarkable examples of how baby animals gain the size and strength to survive.
Arriving ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 171 libraries worldwide
Explores the trying experience of being born into nature when other creatures and the climate seem to conspire against it.
Finding the way ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 169 libraries worldwide
Explores how animals get from one place to another.
Sharks ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and held by 164 libraries worldwide
A video which helps the shark to earn the respect it deserves. Surveys current research on sharks and their possible uses in cancer treatment and human skin grafting. Includes footage of live births of lemon sharks and an interview with Dr. Eugenie Clark, the "Shark Lady."
Finding food ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 157 libraries worldwide
Presents the nearly perfect food-chain "designs" of plants and animals who have evolved an amazing array of tactics to ensure their own survival.
The Mysterious black-footed ferret ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1986 and 1991 in English and held by 157 libraries worldwide
Documents scientific observations and experiments concerning the black-footed ferret, a species once thought to be extinct.
Friends and rivals ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 150 libraries worldwide
Naturalist David Attenborough looks at animals who find it advantageous to live in groups and shows how these communities work more efficiently if there is some form of social structure.
Talking to strangers ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 148 libraries worldwide
Anthropologist Sir David Attenborough journeys far and wide, seeking out the animal world's best communicators.
Wildfire ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 140 libraries worldwide
Discusses the role of fire in the environment and fire policy for national parks, using the 1988 fire in Yellowstone National Park as an example.
Living together ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 135 libraries worldwide
Presents a stunning portrait of "togetherness" in the animal world.
Alaska--Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Amazon River Amazon River Region Animal behavior Animal communication Animal migration Animals--Food Animals--Habitations Animals--Infancy Black-footed ferret Borrowers (Fictitious characters) Cheetah Children's films Closed captioning Documentary films Documentary films Documentary television programs Dolphins Drama Ecology Economic history Endangered species Environmental protection--Citizen participation Fantasy fiction Feature films Film adaptations Films for the hearing impaired Florida Forest conservation Forests and forestry--Environmental aspects Gray wolf History Logging--Environmental aspects Marine pollution North America Oceanography Pacific Northwest Panthers Poaching Rare animals Reproduction Sharks Social behavior in animals Television adaptations Travel United States Video recordings for the hearing impaired Whales Wildlife conservation Wolves