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Samsara

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Prepare yourself for an unparalleled sensory experience. Filmed over a period of almost five years and in twenty-five countries, it explores the wonders of the world from sacred grounds to industrial sites, looking into the unfathomable reaches of man's spirituality and the human experience. Photographed entirely in 70mm and transferred to 4K digital projection format, its mesmerizing images of unprecedented clarity illuminate the links between humanity and the rest of nature.
DVD
2012
Clemons (Stacks)
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Planet in Peril: A CNN Worldwide Investigation

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Takes viewers around the globe and highlights the issues that are threatening the world's environment. Filmed in 13 countries, uncovering places where environmental change is not a theory or a future forecast but a crisis happening in real time. Brings the stories behind the statistics and focuses on today's environmental threats and their impact on tomorrow.
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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Last Chance to See: Animals on the Verge of Extinction

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British comedian legend Stephen Fry and zoologist Mark Carwardine travel from the Amazon's steamy jungles to New Zealand's icy mountain tops seeking some of the most remarkable and endangered creatures of Earth. Entertaining and informative with a unique insight into the fascinating world that we are in danger of losing.
DVD
2010; 2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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Force of Nature

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David Suzuki, iconic Canadian scientist, educator, broadcaster, and activist, delivers a lecture on the eve of his 75th birthday, which he describes as a distillation of his life and thoughts, his legacy, what he wants to say before he dies. Filmed before a live audience, in front of a memory box of moving, distilled images, he articulates a core, urgent message: the limits of the biosphere have been exhausted and it is imperative that humans rethink their relationship with the natural world.
DVD
2012; 2010
Clemons (Stacks)
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Journey to Planet Earth: The State of the Planet's Oceans

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"Investigates the health and sustainability of the world's oceans, with a special emphasis on climate change and issues affecting marine reserves, fisheries and coastal ecosystems" -- Container.
BookDVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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No Impact Man

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Colin Beavan is a New York City writer and self-proclaimed liberal. He has big plans for his new book. He decides on a grand experiment: to live one year with as little impact on the environment as possible. The problem is, the project requires his wife Michelle, an espresso-guzzling, Prada-worshipping business writer, and their young daughter to be fully on board. The family embarks on a year of no electricity, television, cars, toilet paper, elevators, or newspapers.
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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Life After People

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What will the world be like when mankind is extinct? The pyramids may stand forever, but the cities will disappear. Our greatest masterpieces will fade and crumble. As global warming and the depletion of natural resources become ever more pressing issues it is critical to consider how we can reduce our impact on the planet. Journey to locations around the globe already going through the processes of a lack of human intervention. See the changes wrought in just decades in ghostly settlements like Chernobyl, which was abandoned since only 1986, and island towns off the coast of Maine. How long would it take before the last remnants of mankind completely disappeared?
DVD
2008
Clemons (Stacks)
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National Geographic's Strange Days on Planet Earth

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Around the globe, scientists are racing to solve a series of mysteries. They suspect we have entered a time of global change swifter than any human being has ever witnessed. Where are we headed? Can we alter this course of events?
DVD
2005; 2004
Clemons (Stacks)
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Kaze No Tani No Naushika: Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind

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Nausicaä is the princess of a rural valley that lives at peace on the edge of a deadly fungal wasteland, until a ship carrying a weapon from a bygone industrial age crashes nearby. When warriors from a far country come to retrieve the artifact, their invasion draws Nausicaä and her people into a sprawling political conflict. Set 1,000 years after a global war that nearly destroyed all life on Earth.
DVD
2005; 1984
Clemons (Stacks)
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World in the Balance

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In Japan, Europe and Russia, birth rates are shrinking and the population is aging. In parts of India and Africa, more than half of the still growing population is under 25. The world population is now careening in two dramatically different directions.
VHS
2004
Ivy (By Request)
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The Living Planet: A Portrait of the Earth

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Host David Attenborough visits the great environmental regions of the planet to examine how plants and animals adapt to their surroundings and how otherwise unrelated organisms, molded by similar conditions, develop similar techniques for solving problems of survival.
VHS
1991; 1987
Ivy (By Request)
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Living in the Future's Past

**Academy Award-Winner** Jeff Bridges shares the screen with scientists and profound thinkers going beyond politics and borders to look under the hood of humanity, revealing eye-opening concepts about ourselves and our past, providing the keys to a better future. The film shows how no one can predict how major changes might emerge from the spontaneous actions of the many. How energy takes many forms as it moves through and animates everything. How, as we come to understand our true connection to all there is, we will need to redefine our expectations, not as what we will lose, but what we might gain by preparing for something different. Winner of Best Feature Documentary at the **Amsterdam Film Festival** and the **IndieFEST Film Awards**.
Online
2019; 2018
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Cultural Geography [electronic resource]

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Introduces the study of cultural geography, which focuses on how we shape our surrounding space, and how natural and man-made landscapes affect our perspectives. Examines literary texts through the lens of relationships of people to their environments.
Online
2003
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Global Forces/Local Impact [electronic resource]

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A case study focuses on globalization's impact on the booming Chinese economy and the population that drives it. Students analyze economic data to understand the disparity in the quality of life in Southeast Asia. The second case study examines the conflict between Native Americans and farmers over water usage in Oregon. Students perform field research to determine how human activities affect the quality and availability of water resources.
Online
2002
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Journey to Planet Earth: The State of the Ocean's Animals

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"Investigates why so many of our ocean's animals are disappearing. Case studies focus on global issues including climate change, sea-level rise, over-fishing and habitat destruction" -- Container.
BookDVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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Journey to Planet Earth: Rivers of Destiny

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Investigates the Mississippi, Amazon, Jordan, and Mekong River systems and how the environmental problems in each area impact the people living along the rivers.
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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Journey to Planet Earth: The Urban Explosion

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Investigates four mega-cities (Mexico City, Istanbul, Shanghai, and New York City) and if urban populations can be maintained without destroying the environment.
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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Journey to Planet Earth: Land of Plenty, Land of Want

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Looks at the state of agriculture in four countries (Zimbabwe, France, China, and the United States) and how practices impact the environment.
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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Journey to Planet Earth: On the Brink

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Explores how changes in the environment can lead to terrorism and other threats to national security. Conditions in Bangladesh, South Africa, Peru, Haiti and the Mexican/U.S. border are used as case studies.
BookDVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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Journey to Planet Earth: Seas of Grass

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Examines the impact environmental and social changes have had on the world's grasslands. Regions explored are Inner Mongolia, Kenya, South Africa, Argentina, and the American West.
DVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)