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SUBJECT HEADINGS

Agriculture

Engineering

Medical Sciences

Technology

 

 

TECHNOLOGY

 

VCR 600 Y67ch Pt.8

A CHANGING ROMANCE: Agency for Instructional Television, 1986.

Summary: Gives examples of why and how the development of a new technology in one transportation system, the automobile, affects other transportation systems. Describes consequences of the use of automobiles on urbanization, social mores, and the lifestyle of individuals.  (19 min.)

 

VCR 600 Y67ch Pt.9

CHINA, JAPAN, AND THE WEST: Agency for Instructional Television, 1987.

Summary: Provides a general description of the comparative technology of China and the West in the fifteenth and nineteenth century. It also compares differences in the response of Chinese and Japanese societies to Western technologies of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.  (19 min.)

 

VCR 600 Y67co Pt.7

COMMUNICATIONS, THE EXPANDING WORLD: Agency for Instructional Television, 1983.

Summary: Traces communication development from earliest writing through printing, telegraph, telephone systems, and newest advances in communication technology.  (19 min.)

 

VCR 600 Y67de Pt.2

DECISIONS, DECISIONS, DECISIONS: Agency for Instructional Television, 1983.

Summary: Focuses on the decisions individuals must make regarding the use of modern technology for the good of society and themselves. Cites the examples of the refusal of the United States to build a commercial supersonic plane and the controversial applications of the knowledge about DNA.  (20 min.)

 

VCR 600 Y67en Pt.4

ENERGY FOR SOCIETIES: Agency for Instructional Television, 1983.

Summary: Discusses the movement from fossil fuels as energy sources to the development of nuclear energy and other energy sources.  (20 min.)

 

VCR 600 Y67ex Pt.11

EXPLORlNG SPACE: Agency for Instructional Television, 1988.

Summary: Describes how scientific inquiry and military goals have led to the exploration of space.  (19 min.)

 

VCR 600 Y67fe Pt.6

FEEDING THE WORLD: Agency for Instructional Television, 1986.

Summary: Discusses food supply and inequalities of distribution around the world and the role of agricultural technologies.  (20 min.)

 

VCR 600 Y67he Pt.5

HEALTH AND TECHNOLOGIES: Agency for Instructional Television, 1983.

Summary: Discusses advances in medical and health services, technological advances in artificial body parts, and controls of body systems through DNA experimentation.  (20 min.)

VCR 600 Y671i Pt.1

LIVING WITH TECHNOLOGY: Agency for Instructional Television, 1983.

Summary: Portrays the everyday, common place uses of technology through the familiar encounters of a fictitious suburban family with the clothing, communications, transportation, and food industries. Dramatizations, archival artwork, stills, etc. depict the development of technology.  Emphasizes the trade-off modern persons accept when they choose to use technology.  (20 min.)

 

VCR 600 Y67po Pt.10

POPULATION PATTERNS AND TECHNOLOGY: Agency for Instructional Television, 1988.

Summary: Discusses the growth of population before and after industrialization and the relation between the two events. Also describes how technologies of medicine, nutrition, and hygiene have increased the rate of population growth.  (19 min.)

 

VCR 600 Y67ri Pt.12

RISK, SAFETY, AND TECHNOLOGY: Agency for Instructional Television, 1988.

 Summary: While we provide ourselves with the greatest benefits at the lowest risk, we are learning to design safety into the construction and operation of our technologies.  (19 min.)

 

VCR 600 Y67ts Pt.3

THE TECHNOLOGY SPIRAL: Agency for Instructional Television, 1983.

Summary: Focuses on development of technology, citing ordinary objects we take for granted, such as wheel and steam engine. Continues to current technology such as transistors, etc.  (20 min.)



MEDICAL SCIENCES

 

VCR 610 H918

HUMAN MACHINE: Dorling Kindersley Vision, c1997.

Summary: Explores the vital organs and examines the senses of the most complex machine—the human body.  (35 min.)

 

VCR 610.69 A466

ALTERNATE ROUTES: Leadership Development Program for Sex Equity, 1990.

Summary: Uses a road sign theme to present career alternatives in medicine. Emphasizes the varied nature of current opportunities and the many benefits that occur as a result of getting further training and remaining flexible.  (10 min.)

 

VCR 612 137hu

INCREDIBLE HUMAN MACHINE: Vestron Video, c1975.

Summary: Using a variety of different photographic techniques, the program takes the viewer on a tour of the human body.  (52 min.)

 

VCR 612 U58

THE UNIVERSE WITHIN: WGBH Educational Foundation, c1995.

Summary: Using microphotography to explore the hidden world inside the human body, this program covers three incredible team efforts: the coordination of muscles, bones, heart and circulatory system that makes Mike Powell the world's greatest long jumper; the digestive dynamo that turns a simple sandwich eaten by five-time gold medallist Bonnie Blair into raw energy for a blistering sprint down the ice;  and the ultimate event -- the development of new life inside track star Karen Hatchett.  (1 hour) 

 

VCR 612.015 E61

ENZYMES: REGULATORS OF BODY CHEMISTRY: Human Relations Media, 1985.

Summary: Vividly illustrates the structure of enzymes and how the operate to keep the human body alive.  (37 min.)

 

VCR 612.2 B814ra

BRAIN TRIGGERS: BIOCHEMISTRY AND HUMAN BEHAVIOR: Human Relations Media, 1985.

Summary: Presents an overview of the biochemical activity in the brain, explaining how it affects feelings and behavior. Also explores the possible influence of chemical imbalance on mental illness, suicide, and drug addiction.  (45 min.)

 

VCR 612.39 M587

METABOLISM, THE FIRE OF LIFE: Human Relations Media, 1985, c1982.

Summary: Explores how the body consumes and breaks down nutrients; discusses the creation and storage of vital food compounds; and examines the role of the liver, pancreas, thyroid and pituitary glands, hormones, and intermediate synthesizers.  (36 min.)

 

VCR 612.4 C517he

THE CHEMISTRY OF LIFE: HORMONES AND THE ENDOCRINE SYSTEM: Human Relations Media, 1981.

Summary: Discusses the endocrine system, including hormones and what is involved in a healthy, well-functioning system, and looks at the changes and problems that can occur when endocrine processes are disrupted.  (1 hour)

 

VCR 612.61 G884

GROWING UP!  FOR BOYS: Marshmedia, 199-?

Summary: A candid look at the basics of male anatomy and development that encourages boys to take pride in their individual uniqueness while realizing that people are all reassuringly alike.  (15 min.)

 

VCR 612.62 G884

GROWING UP!  FOR GIRLS:  Marshmedia, 199-?

Summary: Gives clear, authoritative information about the female reproductive system, the emotional and physical transformations of puberty, and the importance of good health and hygiene.  (15 min.)

 

VCR 612.62 M67i

THE MIRACLE OF LIFE: Crown Video, c1986.

Summary: A documentary which shows the actual conception and development of a baby. Looks inside the male and female reproductive organs to show the formation of sperm and the passage of a fertilized egg through the fallopian tube. Uses a microscope to observe DNA, chromosomes, and other minute body details building up to the moment of birth.  (1 hour)

 

VCR 612.64 L722if

LIFE IN THE WOMB: THE FIRST STAGES OF HUMAN DEVELOPMENT: Human Relations Media, c1983.

Summary: This program chronicles the course of human development from fertilization through birth. Also looks at various influences on prenatal inheritance, maternal diet, drugs, and other environmental factors.  (44 min.)

 

VCR 612.66 O58

ON BECOMING A WOMAN: Video Tape Associates, 1987.

Summary: Produced by the National Black Women's Health Project, this film depicts women and their teenage daughters talking together about menstruation, sex, birth control and communication.  (1 hour & 45 min.)

VCR 613 M941r

MR. KNOW IT--OWL'S HEALTH TIPS: Apollo Educational Video, c1986.

Summary: Junk Food Man -- Nutrition: Try it, You'll Like it -- Magic Weapons For Healthy Teeth -- Ear Care.  (48 min.)

 

VCR 613.2 F686

FOOD GUIDE PYRAMID AND CONTEMPORARY NUTRITION: Cambridge Research Group, c1993.

Summary: Highlights the foods from the major food groups and their relationship to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.  (25 min.)

 

VCR 613.28 P967

PROTEIN: HOW COWS AND CARROTS BECOME PEOPLE: Leaning Seed, c2000.

Summary:  This video attempts to answer the questions: "What is the truth about protein?", "What is it, how much do you need, and what happens if you come up short?", Who needs extra protein?", How does protein relate to muscles and fitness?", Which foods contain the best and most protein?"  (18 min.)

 

VCR  613.6 C229

CAN'T FOOL ME!: Nest Entertainment/Yello Dyno, c2002.

Summary: Based on book Raising Safe Kids in an Unsafe World by Jan Wagner.  Teaches children to respect themselves and how to get away if someone starts to touch them.  Video features fun songs from the Can't Fool Me Album such as "The Yello Dyno Yell," "Tricky People," "G.O.M.F (Get Outta My Face,)" and "My Body's Mine."  (30 min.)

 

VCR 613.6 M941r

MR. KNOW IT--OWL'S SAFETY TIPS: Apollo Educational Video, c1986.

Summary: Emergencies: What Would You Do? --  Roscoe's Rules -- Hush Puppy's Bright Idea -- Electrical Safety: A to Zap.  (52 min.)

 

VCR 613.7 F144

FAD VERSUS FIT: YOUR LIFETIME FIGHT AGAINST FAT:  Apollo Educational Video, c1986.

Summary:  Pits the long and short term damaging effects of fad diets against the benefits of a healthy diet with regular exercise.  As a student does research for a weekly column in the school newspaper, she and her peer students learn effective eating and exercising habits that last a lifetime, as well as the lesson that lack of self-esteem can cause eating disorders such as anorexia and bulimia.  (30 min.)  

 

VCR 613.7 H434

HEALTH POWER: A HANDS-ON GUIDE TO HEALTH AND FITNESS: Northern Lights Video, 1992.

Summary: A hands-on approach to health and fitness.  (45 min.)

 

VCR 613.8 D756r

DR. COOPER AND HIS FRIENDS: Films Inc., 1987.

Summary: Dr. Cooper and his puppet friends "investigate the negative effects of marijuana, alcohol, cigarettes, inhalants, and household chemicals."  (56 min.)

 

VCR 613.8 W323as

WASTED: Films Inc., 1985.

Summary: How to discover, understand and help teenagers who are experiencing substance addiction.  (27 min.)

 

VCR 613.85 N739o

NO SMOKING: Films, Inc., 1986.

Summary: Discusses the growing unpopularity of cigarette smoking among high school students, as told in their own words.  (30 min.)

 

VCR 613.85 S666

SMOKER'S LUCK: Films Inc., 1980.

Summary: Discusses the effects of smoking, the smoker's chances of survival, and help for the smoker.  (50 min.)

 

VCR 613.92 H847ow

HOW NOT TO MAKE A BABY: Human Relations Media, c1987.

Summary: Uses dramatizations to explain the need to confront one's sexuality and make intelligent choices in order to avoid pregnancy. Offers strategies for saying "no" and presents information on birth control options.  (30 min.)

 

VCR 613.95 W893

THE WOODROW PROJECT: Red Fog Green Flag Resources, 1986.

Summary: A sexual abuse prevention program for the developmentally disabled.  (25 min.)

 

VCR 614.518 I43

INFLUENZA 1918: THE WORST EPIDEMIC IN AMERICAN HISTORY: PBS Home Video, 1998.

Summary: Segment of “The American Experience” with David McCullough.  Describes the influenza epidemic of 1918 through archival photographs and film footage.  (1 hour)

 

VCR 616 H542er

HEREDITY, HEALTH, AND GENETIC DISORDERS: Human Relations Media, 1985.

Summary: Describes sickle-cell anemia, PKU, Tay-Sachs disease, Down's Syndrome, and other genetic disorders.  (44 min.)

 

VCR 616.025 Y81

YOUR COMPLETE GUIDE TO CPR: Cambridge Educational, c1993.

Summary: Discussions and detailed demonstrations teach viewers how to identify the early signs of a heart attack and how to administer CPR to infants, children, and adults  (30 min.).

 

VCR 616.0252 E53

EMERGENCY ACTION: THE LIFESAVING FIRST AID VIDEO FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY: ActiVideo, 1988.

Summary: Know what to do before the ambulance arrives. Step‑by‑step procedures are made easy with demonstrations that show you how to practice along at home with explanations in plain English that anyone can understand.  (30 min.)

 

VCR 616.029 D279

DEALING WITH DEATH AND DYING: Emergency Training, 1990.

Summary: Key lectures in EMS.  (59 min.)

 

VCR 616.042 G328sc

GENETIC SCREENING: Films for the Humanities and Sciences, c1984.

Summary: Looks at current options of prenatal testing and genetic counseling and how these tests have affected parents of children with genetic diseases.  (30 min.)

 

VCR 616.042 G328te

GENETIC TESTING: Films for the Humanities and Sciences, c1990.

Summary: Presents the tests made prenatally to determine birth defects and which will allow parents more choices about the birth and subsequent care of children.  (26 min.)

 

VCR 616.2 B668od

THE BODY AGAINST DISEASE: Human Relations Media, c1980.

Summary: Disease and Defenses -- The Immune Response -- The Body Against Itself.  (48 min.)

 

VCR 616.71 M547

MENOPAUSE: FACTS AND MYTHS: Mulitmedia Entertainment Inc., 1989

Summary: This program explains away some of the popular misconceptions surrounding menopause and profiles two women--one who suffered the “typical” symptoms, and one whose symptoms were quite mild. It emphasizes the need for estrogen therapy in both situations. Additional facts about osteoporosis detection and prevention are presented.  (19 min.)

 

VCR 616.852 A239de

ADOLESCENT DEPRESSION: Guidance Assoc., 1986.

Summary: Provides an overview of depression and its relationship to the stage of adolescence.  (20 min.)

 

VCR 616.8526 A615

ANOREXIA NERVOSA: A GUIDE TO SELF-HEALTH: Altschul Group Corp., c1994.

Summary: The historical origins of anorexia nervosa are traced, leading to a description of the symptoms of this disorder.  Case studies are presented.  Complications and other related health risks are explained.  Multidisciplinary treatment, including psychological therapy, is stressed.  (14 min.) 

 

VCR 616.86 C883

CRACKING A CRAVING: Films for the Humanities and Sciences,1989.

Summary: Introduces the viewer to methods of drug abuse and narcotic addition treatments.  (26 min.)

 

VCR 616.9 A288wh

AIDS -- WHAT EVERY TEACHER MUST KNOW: Instructional Media Institute, 1988.

Summary: Health Consultant Veronica M. Skerker presents factual information about AIDS and AIDS related topics. She encourages the teaching community to learn the proper techniques for teaching about the disease, the use of role‑model demonstrations, and how to answer students' questions.  (1 hour & 16 min.)

 

VCR 616.95 T448

THIS AIN'T NO DRESS REHEARSAL: ABSTINENCE AND TEENS: Sunburst Communications, c1996.

Summary: For students in grades 7-12, this video discusses the issue of the sexual activity of teens in terms of self  image, their future lives, their health etc.  Teacher's guide included.  (27 min.)

 

VCR 616.95 T258

TEEN SEX: CHALLENGE AND DECISION: Lucerne Media, 1995.

Summary: This program dispels many myths and offers real-life vignettes about infected young people to show that decisions about sexual behavior can affect one's life.  (30 min.)

 

VCR 616.951 S518

SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES -- CAUSES, PREVENTION, AND CURE: Communications Park Video, 1982.

Summary: Discusses how and why sexually transmitted diseases have created such a complex set of social and medical problems and describes the causes, transmission, detection, prevention, and cures of the most prevalent ones: gonorrhea, herpes, genitalis, and syphilis.  (1 hour & 5 min.)

 

VCR 616.97 A288

AIDS & WOMEN: THE GREATEST GAMBLE:  Altschul Group Inc., c1993.

Summary: This program focuses on five very different women who are living and coping with HIV.  In candid interviews, the women discuss how they were infected with the virus, their reactions to their diagnoses, and how they are dealing with a wide variety of emotions.  Three of these women are mothers, and interviews with their children provide additional insight into how AIDS affects their health and relationships with family and friends.  (26 min.)

 

VCR 616.97 T146

TALKIN' ABOUT AIDS: Altschul Group Inc., c1990.

Summary: The facts about AIDS are illustrated in a variety of live and animated skits.  Presents to adolescents with alternating serious and amusing vignettes the implications of contracting the HIV virus and defines their role in prevention.  Several individuals reveal their experience with living with AIDS and several professionals uncover many important issues.  (30 min.)

 

VCR 616.9792 A288

AIDS (ACQUIRED IMMUNITY DEFICIENCY SYNDROME): Coronet/MTI Film & Video, 1987.

Summary: Provides comprehensive answers to the questions students usually ask about AIDS.  (18 min.)

 

VCR 616.9792 A288id

AIDS, WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW: THE SURGEON GENERAL'S REPORT ON AIDS TO THE WORLD: Futurevision, c1988.

Summary: Dr. C. Everett Koop presents key points about AIDS and its spread. All aspects of the contagious nature, transmission in relation to lifestyle, and forms of treatment are frankly presented by other professionals.  (44 min.)

 

VCR 616.9792 I88

IT WON'T HAPPEN TO ME: Concept Media, 1992.

Summary: A young mother tells her personal story of how she discovered she was HIV positive. She discusses how it has affected her relationship with her family and how she has come to cope with carrying the virus.  (13 min.)

 

VCR 616.9792 M534

MEN, WOMEN, SEX. AND AIDS: Films Inc., c1987.

Summary: A current look at the AIDS situation in the United States. Four major issues covered are the spread of AIDS to heterosexual women, the changing sexual habits of Americans, the search for a cure, and education to help prevent the spread of AIDS.  (1 hour)

 

VCR 616.9792 M626

THE MICROBIOLOGY OF AIDS: Films for the Humanities and Sciences, 1990.

Summary: This program examines the destructive effect of the AIDS virus on a microscopic level. Illustrates how a person with AIDS becomes infected, how the AIDS virus systematically attacks and kills healthy cells, and how the structure of the AIDS virus differ from that of other viruses.  (10 min.)

 

VCR 616.9792 N739

NO REWIND: TEENAGERS SPEAK OUT ON AIDS AWARENESS: No Excuses Production, c1992.

Summary: Teenagers who are HIV positive discuss their changing attitudes about AIDS and the impact AIDS has had on their lives.  Includes AIDS education programs directed at teenagers.  (23 min.)

 

VCR 616.9792 S883

STOPPING THE SPREAD OF HIV AND AIDS: Intermedia, c1996.

Summary:  Reviews how AIDS is transmitted, and suggests ways to minimize exposure to HIV.  (16 min.)

 

VCR 616.9792 T583

TIME OUT: THE TRUTH ABOUT HIV, AIDS, AND YOU: Paramount Pictures, c1992.

Summary: An entertaining, music-filled, and honest look at HIV and AIDS, including an interview with “Magic” Johnson.  (42 min.)


VCR 616.98 S915

STRESS, THE TIME BOMB WITHIN: Guidance Assoc.,1986.

Summary: Part 1 defines stress and identifies its underlying causes and varying types. Part 2 discusses the ailments that can be brought on by stress and tells how to avoid then by altering one's response to stress. Part 3 describes the basic early warning signals which indicate the onset of stress. Part 4 examines various ways to overcome stress.  (48 min.)

 

VCR 616.99 C215an

CANCER, THE GENETIC CONNECTION: Human Relations Media, 1985.

Summary: Explores the nature of cancer and what may lead to its onset. Tells how cancer cells differ from normal cells and looks at the genetic factors that influence this disease.  (30 min.)

 

VCR 616.994 B828

THE BREAST CANCER VIDEO: Increase Video, 1988.

Summary: Provides up-to-date information on mammography, breast self-examination, nutrition, treatment options and breast reconstruction.  (37 min.)

 

VCR 617.8 U55

UNDERSTANDING HEARING LOSS: Films for the Humanities and Sciences, c1993.

Summary: This program explains sound, hearing, hearing loss, and the relationship between listening to speech and different kinds of hearing loss.  It includes realistic simulations of what speech sounds like with different kinds of hearing loss, and useful hints on improving communication.  (17 min.)

 

VCR 618.45 J88

THE JOY OF NATURAL CHILDBIRTH: MCA Home Video, 1985.

Summary: Some of Hollywood's most famous couples share their feelings about childbirth with an emphasis on the popular Lamaze method of delivery. An exciting sequence shows an actual Lamaze birth, and throughout the program both Lorenzo & Michele, with trained Lamaze experts, demonstrate proper techniques of breathing and relaxation.  (59 min.)

 

VCR 618.92 A939

AUTISM: BREAKING THROUGH: Films for the Humanities and Sciences, c1988, 1991.

Summary: The causes, symptoms, and treatment options for autism are discussed.  Features the Japanese program developed by Dr. Kiyo Kitahara, which relies upon physical exercise and group interaction with normal children.  (26 min.)

 

VCR 618.92 B256ad #1

ADHD, WHAT DO WE KNOW?: Fanlight Productions, c1992.

Summary: Describes the characteristics of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), which is a biological problem involving an under activity in those centers of the brain responsible for sustaining motivation and effort over time.  Discusses the differing degrees and prevalence of this condition, as well as problems associated with it.  (36 min.)

 

VCR 618.92 B256ad #2

ADHD, WHAT CAN WE DO?:  Fanlight Productions, c1992.

Summary: Discusses the treatments that can help ADHD-affected individuals lead more successful, happier and more productive lives.  (37 min.)

 

VCR 618.92 B256ad #3

ADHD IN THE CLASSROOM: STRATEGIES FOR TEACHERS: Fanlight Productions, c1994.

Summary: Four-step plan for avoiding school discipline problems with children having attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.  Demonstrates the incorporation of social skills into the curriculum.  Shows how to implement such behavior management methods as color charts and signs, point systems, token economy, and turtle-control technique.  (39 min.)

 

VCR 618.92 B256ad #4

ADHD IN ADULTS: Fanlight Productions, c1994.

Summary: Adult victims of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder describe their symptoms and how they cope with the disorder.  Russell Barkley details his new theory of ADHD, which explains why these adults have difficulty making adjustments in their lives.  (38 min.)



ENGINEERING

 

VCR 621.319 E38

ELECTRICAL: Karl-Lorimar Home Video, 1986.

Summary: Gives step-by-step, easy-to-follow instructions on basic electrical repairs.  (30 min.)

 

VCR 621.319 E38e

ELECTRICAL: Hometime, c1989.

Summary: Step-by-step instruction of basic wiring techniques, simple and 3-way switches, wiring for kitchen appliances, and how to tie into existing wiring.  (1 hour & 5 min.) 

 

VCR 621.32 L724

LIGHTING: Hometime, c1988.

Summary: Discusses the basic types of indoor and outdoor lighting and shows how to add new lighting, change existing fixtures and install an exterior low voltage lighting system.  (1 hour)

 

VCR 621.39 M663mi

MINIATURE MIRACLE, THE COMPUTER CHIP: Vestron Video, 1985.

Summary: The power-packed computer chip, coupled with human ingenuity, is the key to the amazing inventions examined in this film.  (1 hour)

 

VCR 621.48 137nc

INCIDENT AT BROWN'S FERRY: Robert Richter Productions, 198-?

Summary: Investigation of the 1975 fire at Brown's Ferry, Alabama, the site of one of the world's largest nuclear plants. Considers the general question of reactor safety in America's nuclear energy program.  (58 min.)

 

VCR 621.484 C688

"COLD FUSION": Edison Electric Institute Library Grant Program, 1989.

Summary: Discusses how cold fusion experiments are conducted, why the results are so difficult to reproduce and verify, and implications for the future of power generation by cold fusion.  (58 min.)

 

VCR 623.19 M117ca

CASTLE: Dorset Video, c1983.

Summary: Colorful animation and live-action sequences tell the story of a fictional but historically accurate 13th century Welsh castle and depict the planning, habitation and siege of this fortress.  (58 min.)

 

VCR 623.8 H847

HOW TO BUILD THE NUTSHELL PRAM WITH ERIC DOW: WoodenBoat Publications, Inc., 1985.

Summary: The program provides a step-by-step guide to building the pram, and takes the viewer right through launching and sailing.  (1 hour & 20 min.) 

 

VCR 624 C231

HOW DID THEY BUILD THAT? PROGRAM 3: Cantilever bridges: Shopware, c1998.

Summary:  This program explains the cantilever principle in northeastern England, then marvels at the great Victorian achievement of the Forth Rail Bridge.  (30 min.)

 

VCR 624.2 B592

BIG CABLE BRIDGES: Segments of Knowledge Productions, c1994.

Summary: Nikki and John Lee introduce viewers to the design and construction processes for major cable bridges from the engineering company to the completed structure.  Bridges shown under construction are the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, Tampa Bay, Florida; Chesapeake & Delaware Canal Bridge; and the Varina-Enon Bridge, James River, Virginia.  (30 min.)

 

VCR 625.42 N532

NEW YORK UNDERGROUND: PBS Home Video, c1997.

Summary: Explains how the longest, most sophisticated electric subway in the world was built.  (1 hour)

 

VCR 627.704 T482

TIME BOMB AT 50 FATHOMS: Warner Home Video, c1986.

Summary: Using the pioneer work of Cousteau's Comshelf experiments -- which demonstrated that divers could live and work efficiently for a significant period while submerged -- hundreds of dedicated scientists risk their lives in a race against a deadly toxic time bomb.  (58 min.)

 

VCR 629.13 F621

FLIGHT: Dorling Kindersley Vision, c1997.

Summary: Combines the story of manned flight with a celebration of nature's great fliers, from birds to insects.  Shows how human designers borrowed ideas from nature to build the planes and jets of today.  (35 min.) 


VCR 629.1332 H662

THE HINDENBURG: A GREYSTONE PRODUCTION: New VideoGroup, c1996.

Summary:  The story of Zeppelin's airship with an account of the fire which destroyed it and which was the first disaster at which the media were eyewitnesses.  Includes interviews with survivors, historians, and eyewitnesses and the complete radio broadcast that informed the world of the calamity.  (50 min.)

 

VCR  629.2 A678

ARE WE THERE YET?: TRAVELING SAFELY WITH CHILDREN: National Safe Kids Campaign, c1997.

Summary: Video explains the importance of properly using car seats and safety belts for children every time they ride in a car.  (11 min.)

 

VCR  629.2 B126

BILL NYE, THE SCIENCE GUY: THE BACK IS WHERE IT'S AT: Chrysler Corp., c1997.

Summary: Hosted by Bill Nye, video stresses the importance of air bags and safety belts through a program that shows physics behind the impact of a car crash.  (18 min.)

 

VCR 629.4 R682

THE ROCKET MEN: ROBERT GODDARD AND THE ADVENTURE OF SPACE EXPLORATION: Goldhil Home Media International, c1994.

Summary: The story of Robert Goddard and the other scientific visionaries who developed the powerful rockets that play an important role in space explorations.  (30 min.)

 

VCR 629.41 V975

VOYAGE TO THE PLANETS: HIGHLIGHTS OF AMERICA'S INTERPLANETARY EXPLORATIONS: American Sound & Video Corporation, 1989.

Summary: Presents best highlights of the planets Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, and Uranus from photographs sent back from Mariner 10, Viking, Voyager 1 and 2, and other space probes.  (1 hour & 30 min.)

 

VCR 629.45 F689fo

FOOTSTEPS OF GIANTS: Pacific Arts Video, c1986.

Summary: Chronicles 25 years in space, from Alan Shepherd's flight in 1961 to the shuttle Challenger's explosion in 1986.  (46 min.)

 

VCR 629.45 D771

DREAMS OF FLIGHT: SunWest Media Group, c1994.

Summary: Chronicles the history of aviation, from the first hot air balloon through the race into space.  V.1 To the Moon. V.2 Beyond the Moon.  (2 videos--ca. 55 min. each)



AGRICULTURE

 

VCR 635.9 H847ow

HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR LAWN: Kartes Video Communications, c1986.

Summary: With simple step-by-step instructions, Jeff Ball teaches the latest advances in modern lawn-care, and how to use them to grow a new lawn or renovate an existing one.  (53 min.)

 

VCR 635.9 R795ro

HOW TO GROW ROSES: Kartes Video Communications, c1986.

Summary: Uses simple, step-by-step instructions to help you produce beautiful blooms season after season.  (48 min.)

 

VCR 636 S955

SUMMER ON THE FARM: The Enterprises, 1995.

Summary: This program is intended to help, inform, and teach those who have little exposure and opportunity to learn about farm animals and farm life.  (30 min.)

 

VCR 636.07 B115

BABY ANIMALS ON THE FARM: Dorling Kindersley Vision, c1998.

Summary: Search to discover the sweetest baby animal of all presents piglets, ducklings, foals, calves, kids and more.  (25 min.)

 

VCR 636.7 B561

BEST FRIENDS. AMERICAN KENNEL CLUB:. American Kennel Club, 1997.

Contents: Includes teacher's discussion guides (K-6), student activity copy-masters, student award certificate, wall poster, recommended reading list.  (12 min.)

 

VCR 636.8 C975ca

THE CURIOUS CAT: Films Incorporated, c1989, c1980.

Summary: Presents a scientific investigation into the habits of a family of house cats that are turned loose on a farm to fend for themselves.  (50 min.)

 

VCR 639.9 P714in

PLANTS IN PERIL: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 1988.

Summary: Explains the need to preserve plants that might become a source of food and medicine, as well as wild plants whose genes must be preserved to insure the development of genetically diverse crop strains. Also describes efforts to save vanishing species.  (26 min.)

 

 

                                                                     

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