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Glacial Balance

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Glacial balance is a journey along the spine of the Andes mountain range, from Colombia to Argentina, getting to know the individuals and lives of those who are affected by the dwindling tropical glacier reserve, the canaries in the mine regarding climate change. Along the way, we are accompanied by scientists who give us a perspective on what is happening in the natural world and what we can expect. And from that, we learn of the chain reaction effect that these disappearing glaciers are having on us and the rest of the world.
DVD
2013
Clemons (Stacks)
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Lost Land of the Andes [electronic resource]

Journeying to a remote land high in the Andean mountains, this program follows a team of adventurers and scientists on a perilous rescue mission. Their goal is not to save lost tourists or injured hikers but to rediscover forgotten cultures, ancient Inca ruins, and rare species of plants and animals. All of this work must be done before a massive highway, which will crisscross the South American continent, transforms the Andean wilderness forever. Time is running out-the research must be done now or never.
Online
2010; 2001
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Qhapaq Ñan: La Voix des Andes

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Over the course of several months in 2007, photographer Aurélia Frey, journalist Sébastien Jallade and film director Stéphane Pachot immersed themselves in the Andean communities that populate the Qhapaq Ñan, the primary ancient Incan royal road. They traveled over 1,200 miles in southern Ecuador and Peru and captured the contemporary Andean reality of this recently designated Unesco World Heritage Site.
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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Stranded: I've Come From a Plane That Crashed on the Mountains--

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On October 13, 1972, a young rugby team from Montevideo, Uruguay, boarded a plane for a match in Chile, then vanished into thin air. Sixteen of the 45 passenger resurfaced, 72 days after their plane crashed. Thirty-five years later, the survivors returned to tell their story in their own words.
DVD
2009; 2007
Clemons (Stacks)
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Into the Altiplano 1 [electronic resource]: Sea Kayaking Argentina, Bolivia & Chile

We went to South America's Altiplano, the mountainous desert region crossing the borders of Chile, Argentina and Bolivia, looking for water in the driest place on earth. We pulled kayaks behind, which sounds either Quixotic or foolhardy. During six weeks we traveled from sea level to 20,000 feet and ultimately found more than just signs of water. After all, man has scratched out a living here for more than 10,000 years, longer than anywhere else in the Western Hemisphere, suggesting there must be water out there somewhere.
Online
2006
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Into the Altiplano 2 [electronic resource]: Sea Kayaking Argentina, Bolivia & Chile

Starting on the ocean at Antofagasta, Chile, we pulled and paddled our kayaks across northern Chile and into Argentina. Part 2 of our Altiplano adventure begins on the largest lake in northern Argentina - Lago Vilama - which surprised us by being just a few inches deep.We visited the exhausted silver mine at Potosi, Bolivia, and the salt beds of Solar de Uyuni. Our kayaks crossed the red Lago Colorado before we left Bolivia for Chile where we were permitted to kayak the flamingo reserve at beautiful Lago Verde. Our trip ended with the ascent of Volcan Licancabur for views of the Andean Plateau, with its deserts, volcanoes, colorful lakes and salt beds.
Online
2006
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The Conquest of the Incas [electronic resource]

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The Incas in Peru worshipped the sun and thought their empire was the whole world-- until the Spaniards arrived. In 1532, conquistador Francisco Pizarro uncovered this civilization, which extended 3,000 miles from Ecuador to Chile. Wood traces Pizarro's daring march into Peru with fewer than 200 men. Following ancient Inca desert roads. Wood climbs the Andes with a train of llamas, ascending fairy-tale peaks overlooking the Pacific coast. The Spanish pursuit of Manco, the Inca leader who mounted a war of liberation, takes Wood to Cuzco, the Incan "naval of the earth." He continues on to the ruins of the Sacred Valley and Macchu Picchu, over the passes of the high Andes, up 17,000-foot glaciers and down into tropical rainforests to locate the lost city of the Incas at Vilcabamba.
Online
2005; 2000
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The Search for el Dorado [electronic resource]

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From Peru, Wood moves to Ecuador, where a member of the Pizarro clan, Gonzalo, led an expedition in 1541 to find El Dorado, a ruler reputed to possess unsurpassed riches in gold. Crossing the Andes, Wood and his crew hack through the dense forests to the Coca River. Once there, they build a balsa raft to carry them to the site where the Spanish expedition split up. On Christmas day of 1541, Francisco de Orellana, a veteran of the battles with the Incas in Peru, set out with 57 men on one of the great voyages of exploration, Orellana and his men discovered and traveled the length of the Amazon River, encountering an elaborate network of kingdoms and unknown empires-- with a population perhaps as high as five million-- that were eventually wiped out by war and disease.
Online
2005; 2000
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Alive

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A team of rugby players survive a plane crash deep in the desolate, snow-covered Andes Mountains. Stranded there, they must overcome incredible odds to stay alive.
DVD
2002
Clemons (Stacks)
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El Charanguero

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A documentary tribute to the Argentinian Indian musician, Jaime Torres, the world's foremost performer on the charango (a stringed Andean instrument). Includes live performances of charango music and a ritual to Pachamama (Mother earth) by the indigenous people of the Quebrada in Northern Argentina along with dances and music, as well as dramatic concert footage.
VHS
1995; 1994
Ivy (By Request)
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Legacy of the Incas

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An exploration of the ruins left behind by the Incas, and of ideas on what their civilization was like.
VHS
1990; 1989
Ivy (By Request)
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Other Andean Civilizations

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This program begins in Piruro, the Yaro City of the Dead, to search for the legendary Gran Pajatén. High-rise tombs, mummified remains, and buildings engineered to withstand earthquakes and enemy armies are among reminders of civilizations long gone. The climax occurs at the largest Indian festival in the Andes.
VHS
1990
Ivy (By Request)
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How to Play Flutes of the Andes

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Shows how to play two of the most popular and widely used instruments of the Andes: the zampoña (pan pipes) and the recorder-like kena. Quentin Howard, a member of the South American group Sukay, teaches the finer points of getting a good sound from these instruments, and she and virtuoso musician Carlos Crespo demonstrate traditional songs. As well, the entire Sukay quartet plays the tunes so we can hear how they sound in performance.
VHS
1987
Ivy (By Request)