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Charles Darwin and the Tree of Life

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"David Attenborough explores the origin of Darwin's great idea and makes a powerful case for the importance of the science of evolution."--BBC web site.
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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Ape to Man

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The video chronicles the discoveries and theories that have led to our current understanding of evolution, including discarded postualtes, an elaborate hoax that baffled science and the key elements that separate man from ape.
DVD
2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Joy of Science: Part V

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"These lucid, information-packed lectures convey the excitement of scientific discovery and trace the connections between discoveries over time. In this course, veteran science educator Robert Hazen renders the most complex ideas simple and memorable, without ever being simplistic"--www.teach12.com.
VHS
2001
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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Triumph of Life: Vol. 6 the Survivors [electronic resource]

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Approximately 65 million years ago, a comet's collision with Earth ended the age of the dinosaur through no fault of the animals' gene machines. But with extinction comes new life, as survivors evolve to seize the territory left vacant by the vanquished. This concluding episode explores the factors that make winners and losers in the game of life, and poses the question: who will triumph in the long run?
Online
2005; 2001
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Prime Time Primates [electronic resource]

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Alan Alda takes the viewer from a Rhesus monkey preserve on a Puerto Rican Island to the Yerkes Regional Primate Research Center in Atlanta to the Duke University lemur sanctuary to demonstrate behavioral links between all species of primates, including humans. Primate researchers such as Frans de Waal are interviewed, and species such as lemurs, chimpanzees, and humans are shown demonstrating various qualities such as learning skills, aggression, and sharing.
Online
2005; 1995
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Evolution and the Tree of Life [electronic resource]

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Explores the theory of evolution by comparing species that exist today. Studies their relationships to one another and provides evidence of common origins.
Online
2003
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Monera, Protista, and Fungi [electronic resource]

Underpinning the plant and animal kingdoms is a group of organisms so basic-and alien-as to require three separate kingdoms of its own. This program explores the realms of Monera, Protista, and Fungi, spotlighting representative classes and species along the way. Topics covered include structure, habitat, means of obtaining energy and nutrients, reproduction, movement, behavior, life cycle, and relationships with other organisms.
Online
2005; 2000
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Animalia and Plantae [electronic resource]

From the sponge to the giraffe, from mosses to redwoods, this program examines the similarities and differences between the denizens of the animal and plant kingdoms. Distinctive characteristics of plants and animals, including physical structure, methods of reproduction, and life cycle, as well as where they find their food and how they interact with other organisms are discussed. Vivid images underscore the diversity of the phyla, classes, and species within these two kingdoms.
Online
2005; 2000
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Selection in Action [electronic resource]: Natural Selection

This program provides arguments in favor of continental drift and the one-time existence of a supercontinent, shows how isolation can give rise to different species and how species develop in response to their environments, and explains clines and suggests the reason for their existence. After viewing the program, students should understand the significance of the continental drift theory, the purpose of studying inherited variation in isolated populations, and the conclusions about an isolated environment in a species' ancestry that can be drawn from the presence or absence of variation.
Online
2005; 1981
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The Demonic Ape [electronic resource]

By turns charming, alarming, and poignant, this program questions the accuracy of the human evolution theory. Chimpanzees show signs of sophisticated language, advanced social behavior, and other traits thought reserved only for humans-even empathy. No one knows this better than the legendary Jane Goodall: her pride and joy, Frodo, grew up in front of film cameras in Gombe in Tanzania for over 30 years. But Frodo's killing of a child in May 2002 prompted huge debate amongst scholars about whether the origins of aggressive male human behavior can be traced back to our shared evolutionary ancestry with chimps.
Online
2006; 2004
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Life Processes of Animals [electronic resource]

Welcome to Kingdom Animalia! Clue your students in on the characteristics of multicellular animals with this video. It illustrates the specialized structure and function of the four basic animal tissue types, describes 12 major bodily systems, and analyzes the process of homeostasis for both endotherms (regulators) and ectotherms (conformers) A concise history of zoology and species classification is also included, and the distinction between vertebrates and invertebrates is explained. Correlates to National Academy of Sciences National Science Education Standards and the American Association for the Advancement of Science Benchmarks for Science Literacy.
Online
2005
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Endangered Animals [electronic resource]: Battle Against Extinction

This Science Screen Report explains how biologists help endangered species. It highlights captive breeding techniques that have strengthened populations of Malayan tapirs and southern white rhinos; it also examines the artificial insemination of giant pandas and the teaching of survival skills to orphaned orangutans. Emphasizing that humans can learn and benefit from these experiences-for instance, several innovative ways to communicate with animals are illustrated-this program provides concrete examples of prodigious advances in zoology.
Online
2006; 2000
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Sexual Selection [electronic resource]

Charles Darwin revolutionized the way we understand modern biology and evolution. He published his findings in the book "On the Origins of Species" and many of his theories have since gone largely unchallenged. This video segment features scientists who are putting his theory of sexual selection under the microscope.
Online
2009
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TEDTalks [electronic resource]: Nina Jablonski - Breaking the Illusion of Skin Color

Anthropologist Nina Jablonski says that differing skin colors are simply our bodies' adaptation to varied climates and levels of UV exposure. Charles Darwin disagreed with this theory, but, as Jablonski explains in this eye-opening TEDTalk, that's because he did not have access to UV-radiation data from NASA satellites. "Nina Jablonski gives us the best and most fascinating account of everything that you might want to know about the packaging of our anatomy," raves Jared Diamond.
Online
2009
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In the Beginning God Created Heaven and Earth [electronic resource]: Crossroads of Faith and Science

Will the battle between creationism and scientific purism ever be resolved? In search of a more nuanced and illuminating dialogue, this film explores the views of free thinkers around the world who balance their spiritual sensibilities with genuine scientific curiosity. Conversations focus on the origins of the cosmos, living things, and the human species. Researchers, intellectuals, and religious leaders in France, Germany, and Turkey share their interpretations of biblical and Quranic passages, pointing out rarely discussed echoes of scientific concepts and explaining why faith and factual evidence don't necessarily cancel each other out. The program also takes viewers through a colorful chronology of the three major monotheistic religions, looking at historical periods in which th [...]
Online
2009