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Nature's Cleaners [electronic resource]: Balancing the Biosphere

Mico/NHK Enterprises
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
Arguably the most basic law of the biosphere is this: waste matter must be recycled into fresh building blocks if life is to continually renew itself. To illustrate this principle, this program, divided into 10-minute segments for easy inclusion into lectures, features close-up photography of carrion beetles reducing a rat carcass, pill bugs and worms turning leaves into humus, dung beetles dealing with animal droppings, microorganisms decontaminating sewage at a wastewater treatment plant, and bacteria devouring industrial pollutants. Viewed together, these five very visual episodes underscore the interconnectedness of all living things.
Release Date
2006
Run Time
51 min.
Language
Closed-captioned
Rating
6 to 12
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Jan. 11, 2006.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Balancing the biosphere
Contents
  • Where Do Dead Things Go? (9:44)
  • Where Do Fallen Leaves Go? (9:47)
  • Cleaning Up Feces (9:41)
  • What Happens at Sewage Treatment Plants? (9:41)
  • Cleaning Up After Civilization (9:45)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2006], c2003.
Publisher no.
33389 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Description
1 streaming video file (51 min.) : sd., col., digital.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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