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Trials of Life: The Complete Series

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This series utilizes advanced technology to reveal new discoveries of how animals meet the test of survival.
DVD
2005; 1990
Clemons (Stacks)
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Triumph of Life

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Combines dramatic storytelling with powerful, ground-breaking scientific ideas in a sweeping story about survival and the survivors - the winners, for the moment at least, in an eternal battle.
VHS
2001; 2000
Ivy (By Request)
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The Crocodile Hunter

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Steve's story: Get inside the adrenalin-charged head of this exciting wild man from the popular television program -- Greatest crocodile captures: Steve and Terry work to return some crocodiles to safety. Steve's most dangerous adventures: Think you've done some crazy things in your life? Watch Steve Irwin in this chilling and thrilling look back at some of his closest calls.
DVD
2000; 1999
Clemons (Stacks)
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Inside the Animal Mind

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An investigation of animal intelligence and consciousness.
VHS
2000
Ivy (By Request)
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Triumph of Life: Vol. 1 the Four Billion Year War [electronic resource]

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In a battle for survival that lasts 4 billion years, the odds against any one species are incredibly long. And yet, life on the planet is overwhelmingly rich and diverse. Exploring this paradox, this program takes a penetrating look at the process of evolution and the basic force behind it - genes.
Online
2005; 2001
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Triumph of Life: Vol. 2 the Mating Game [electronic resource]

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Sex is the key to the immortality of genes, and any tactic necessary will be deployed in the cause of reproduction - even if its suicidal to the participant. This episode explores many of the most ingenious, complex and dramatic methods of ensuring the continuation of a species.
Online
2005; 2001
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Triumph of Life: Vol. 3 the Eternal Arms Race [electronic resource]

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Since the dawn of life, an evolutionary arms race has imbued predator and prey with increasingly sophisticated weaponry. Teeth and jaws are merely the low-tech side of the struggle. Bats have evolved sonar, and moths have devised a way to jam it; squid create smoke screens, caterpillars concoct poisons and the race escalates from eon to eon.
Online
2005; 2001
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Triumph of Life: Vol. 4 Winning Teams [electronic resource]

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Life may be a contest in which only the fittest individuals survive, but cooperation has also played a key role in evolution. WINNING TEAMS takes a close look at the alliances that animals have forged -- with others of their own kind and very different organisms -- in a bid to stay alive. In fact, teamwork occurs everywhere, from flocks of birds and herds of wildebeest to colonies of ants and termites.
Online
2005; 2001
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Triumph of Life: Vol. 5 Brain Power [electronic resource]

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The growing study of animal intelligence - from the use of tools by chimps to the apparent ability of many species to communicate among themselves in ingenious way - casts a vibrant new light on the role of the mind in evolution. Brain power, in fact, has led to some to the most fascinating innovations in the evolutionary arms race
Online
2005; 2001
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True Life Adventures: Volume 1: 1975-1976 Wonders of the World

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White Wilderness shows the habits and physical characteristics of the wolves, polar bear, ringed seal and white whale. Follows the migration of lemmings as they pursue a course of destruction by swimming far out into the open sea. Pictures habits of Arctic birds and large animals such as the musk ox, reindeer, wolverine, and caribou. Water Birds is a study of a great variety of water birds that abound in the United States. Explains how nature has adapted the birds to meet problems of survival. Beaver Valley is a study of the life of a group of birds and animals inhabiting the region of a beaver pond. Pictures the beaver as the leading citizen of the community and shows his construction of a sturdy dam, his mating customs, feeding habits, and prepartations for winter. Prowlers o [...]
DVD
2006; 1975
Clemons (Stacks)
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True Life Adventures: Volume 2: 1975-1976 Lands of Exploration

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The Living Desert is a study of plant and animal life in the arid plain which stretches from Oregon to Mexico and from California to Texas. Includes scenes of a death struggle between a hawk and a rattlesnake, an encounter between a bobcat and wild pigs, a contest between two male turtles for the favor of a female, and the courtship dance of a pair of scorpions. Also shows a time-lapse sequence of desert flowers coming into bloom. The Vanishing Prairie presents information about the area between the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains. In addiition to exploration of animal life, historical concepts about American Indians and early pioneer settlements are included. Seal Island presents the spring return of the animal inhabitants to the Pribilof Islands of Alaska. Mainly fo [...]
DVD
2006; 1975
Clemons (Stacks)
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Life at the Edge of the World [electronic resource]: Mongolia

This program will take us to Asia in an in intimate portrait of the Mongolian people and culture. Acclaimed anthropologist and explorer Wade Davis takes us once more into the hidden worlds of an indigenous culture. His work journeying to remote places rarely seen by modern society has allowed audiences to find out how distinctive cultures have preserved their customs, language, and belief systems in the face of outside influences and challenges. Travel now meet the remarkable descendants of Genghis Khan on the steppes of Mongolia, revealing their unique lifestyle and worldview, while providing provocative answers to the question of what it means to be human.
Online
2009
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Freaks on Land [electronic resource]: World's Weirdest

In the animal kingdom, there's no shortage of creepy, bizarre creatures who crawl on this planet. They range from horned lizards, who shoot blood from their eyes in self-defense to creatures that raise their offspring in the carcasses of dead animals. Some creatures are so bizarre they defy imagination. Komodo dragons use a sixth sense, a 'smell-o-vision' from the roof of their mouth, to seek out prey and cannibal black widow spiders sense movement with their feet. The female preying mantis bites off her mate's head during sex. Hedgehogs will munch on cigarettes and bathe in oil in order to be crossed off the menu for predators.
Online
2010
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TEDTalks [electronic resource]: Cheryl Hayashi - the Magnificence of Spider Silk

Cheryl Hayashi studies spider silk, one of nature's highest-performance materials. Each species of spider can make up to seven very different kinds of silk. How do they do it? In this TEDTalk, Hayashi explains at the DNA level - then shows us how this super-strong, super-flexible material can inspire.
Online
2011
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TEDTalks [electronic resource]: Frans de Waal - Moral Behavior in Animals

Empathy, cooperation, fairness, and reciprocity - caring about the well-being of others seems like a very human trait. But in this TEDTalk, primatologist Frans de Waal shares some surprising videos of behavioral tests on primates and other mammals that show how many of these moral traits all of us share.
Online
2012
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Deserts to Grasslands [electronic resource]: Deadly Dozen

Explore remarkable terrain and wildlife found in deserts and grasslands, covering approximately half of our planet's total land area, in this fascinating program. These varied ecosystems are the perfect hunting grounds for some of the most dangerous animals on Earth. Desert sands conceal unique and venomous creatures while grassy plains provide an abundant food supply for large carnivores. In this video, 12 elite animals stand above the pack, armed with blinding speed, ingenious camouflage, venomous fangs, and bone-crushing jaws. Whether hunting or defending, their hard-core weaponry should be avoided at all costs! Take a journey into the dangerous domains where they reveal their full, lethal potential and see what happens if we get in their way. They're elusive, powerful-and dangerous.
Online
2009
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Hawaii's Fatal Attraction [electronic resource]

They lure insects into death traps, then gorge on their flesh. Carnivorous plants deceive, then kill. Bugs are drawn to what look like dewdrops on a sundew, then find themselves entangled in sticky tentacles. A tropical pitcher plant smells sweet to bugs, but its slippery surfaces tumble victims into its open maw. A Venus flytrap snaps shut if its tiny hairs are brushed twice. Like figures in a shadow theater, silhouettes of prey show through a Philippine pitcher plant. And that's just what the plants are up to-travel beyond the white, sandy beaches and clear, blue seas for a look at Hawaii's rare and unique native plants and animals.
Online
1991
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Deadly Encounters: 2 [electronic resource]

When people get too close to wild animals, the results can be fatal. Deadly Encounters discovers that dangerous confrontations are on the increase. Today, as more and more people trek off into national parks in search of nature, and housing suburbs expand into wildlife habitats, people and wild animals are being forced to compete for the same space. Canadian cyclist Pierre Richards escapes a grizzly bear attack, while Mary Daburi, the wife of an East African farmer, takes a month and a half to recover from an elephant attack. Deadly Encounters warns us that time is running out and that by coveting their homelands we may lose these animals forever-and with them, a part of ourselves.
Online
2002
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Beetlemania [electronic resource]

National Geographic delves into the alien world of beetles and reveals the secrets of their success, including their ingenious use of chemicals in love and war.
Online
1996
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Lemurs [electronic resource]

Explorer and primatologist Mireya Mayor spends her summers in the rich and biodiverse rainforests of Madagascar tracking down lemurs - performing critical work on two species of highly endangered primates whose habits remain a mystery to biologists: the silky sifaka and the Perrier sifaka. These fascinating lemurs, the smallest of the primates, are known for their large, dark eyes and agile movements through the treetops, where they live, eat, and drink. But because they are geographically confined - and can fit into a teacup - they can be very hard to study. In this program, Mayor tries to confirm her discovery of the mouse lemur, the never-before identified primate species. Watch as she and her team discover this tiny creature in its treetop home and get close enough to study a mys [...]
Online
2003