earth science

Earth Science AV Guide

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Measurement

READING MAPS. MINUTES & SECONDS WITH ED KVETON 1987.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General GA 151 .R4 1987

READING MAPS. TOPOGRAPHY' WITH ED KVETON 1987. 39 min. Geology 100. A classroom lecture on how to read maps, emphasizing topography.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General GA 151 .R42 1987.

READING MAPS. TOWNSHIP & RANGE WITH ED KVETON 1987.
34 min. Geology 100. A classroom lecture on how to read maps. Focuses on the use of baselines and principal meridians to delineate townships and ranges.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General GA 151 .R43 1987.

THE FILMS OF CHARLES AND RAY EAMES: POWERS OF TEN c2000.
46 min. Powers of ten was originally produced as a motion picture in 1977. Powers of ten illustrates a picnic in Chicago and then begins moving ten times farther out every ten seconds, until our own galaxy is visible only as a speck of light. Then, we move inward into the hand of a sleeping picnicker with ten times more magnification every ten seconds.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION General QA 161 .E95 F556 2000

TIME: MEASUREMENT AND MEANING 1974.
26 min. Reviews means by which man recorded time in the past and introduces modern methods of measurement.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QB 210.A1 T5 1974x.

LATITUDE & LONGITUDE ON THE GLOBE 1987.
37 min. College of DuPage Geology 100 students. Ed Kveton presents a classroom lecture on globe reading. Illustrates and explains latitude and longitude as well as how to use them.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QB 224.5 .G4 1995.

LOST AT SEA 1998.
60 min. Based on the book Longitude / by Dava Sobel. Originally released as a program from the PBS series Nova "Before global positioning systems, modern map making --even before America was America -- the concept of longitude was just a dream. Without its guidance, navigation in the 1700s was both unpredictable and deadly," until a country carpenter named John Harrison solved the mystery-Container.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QB 225 .L67 1998.

COSMIC VOYAGE c1996.
35 min. Originally released as a motion picture filmed in IMAX format. A dynamic journey, combining live action with state-of-the-art computer-generated imagery, shows us where humans fit in our ever-expanding universe. A "cosmic zoom," based on the powers of 10, extends from the surface of the Earth to the largest observable structures of the universe, and then back down into the sub-nuclear realm--a guided tour across 42 orders of magnitude. Explore some of the greatest existing scientific theories, some of which have never before been visualized on film, from the birth of the cosmos and solar system to the nature of black holes and exploding supernovas.
FORMAT =VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QB 982 .C6 1996.

THE PHYSICS OF HISTORY 2009.
4 videodiscs (720 min.) Great courses. Science & mathematics. Lecturer: David J. Helfand, Columbia University 24 lectures (30 min. each) Examines how scientists know what they do about the past. These lectures cover an astonishing range of cases in which physics has helped to redefine history--in astronomy, archaeology, geology, climatology, art history, and other fields. Contents Pt. 1. Vast reaches of time and space -- Fundamentally, what's the world made of? -- Energy in the atomic world -- The atomic basis of the senses -- Radioactivity: nature's imperturbable clock -- From detecting forgeries to the First Art -- Watching plaster dry-and dating it -- We are what we eat: the history of diet -- A plant is what it eats: tracing agriculture -- Tree rings: seasons of the past 12,000 years -- Ice cores: climate records for 800 millennia -- Ocean sediments reveal 5 million years. Pt. 2. A bad day in June: death of the dinosaurs -- The origin and early history of life -- The history of Earth's atmosphere -- The Age of the Solar System -- What happened before the Sun was born -- Atoms are star stuff: cooking up carbon -- The lives of big stars: cooking up big atoms -- Relativity: space and time become spacetime -- Almost everything is relative -- Matter vanishes; light speed is breached? -- The limits of vision-13.7 billion years ago -- The first few minutes: where it all began.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QC 21.3 .H454 2009.

THE METRIC SYSTEM released between 1992 and 1994.
19 min. Presents basic units of metric measurement. Explains meter, liter, gram, and the use of prefixes to indicate larger and smaller quantities of these units.
FORMAT = VHS LOCATION = Circulation Desk QC 93 .M45 1992.

THE EARTH HAS A HISTORY 1989.
20 min. Demonstrates the simple principles that form the basis for understanding geologic time, literally "walking the viewer through time" in the colorful Flatirons area of the Rocky Mountain Front Range near Boulder, Colorado.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QE 508 .E3 1989.

GEOLOGIC TIME 1986.
22 min. Introduces the concept of an evolving earth and explains various means of establishing relative time. Distinguishes absolute time from simple chronologies and shows how absolute time is measured.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QE 508 .G41 1986x.

Geology / Earth Sciences

General Geology and Earth Science

WHY DO WE STILL HAVE MOUNTAINS? 1964.
20 min. AGI-EBF earth science series. Considers the seeming paradox that erosion should long ago have carried all the land above sea level into the oceans. Explores several of the ways in which mountains are formed and examines the evidence associated with the uplift of the earth's crust.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General GB 511 .W5 1964.

THE HYDROLOGIC CYCLE. 2004.
21 min. Physical geography series.Discusses the water cycle from transpiration through evaporation to condensation, precipitation and run-off.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = Circulation Desk GB 848 .H937 2004.

INSIDE PLANET EARTH. 2010.
84 min. Explores planet Earth from the temperate surface to the fiery core. With the aid of stunning visual effects, the unexplored interior of the Earth is split wide open.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QB 631 .I575 2010.

UNEARTHING LIFE: THE DEEP HISTORY OF A LIVING PLANET 2007.
55 min. Andy Knoll, Harvard evolutionary biologist, geologist, paleontologist, and member of the Mars Exploration Rovers Team, shares his far-reaching experiences from the microscopic to the cosmic.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QB 631 .M543 2007.

OUR PLANET: THE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE OF EARTH c2011.
3 DVDs (4 hours, 40 min) Disc 1: How the earth was made. Examines the origin and geological evolution of the earth, focusing on the various cataclysmic transformations that occurred through time. Disc 2 : A global warning? The History Channel answers the question: After 650 million years of climate change, is global warming simply a naturally occurring phenomenon, or the result of human activity? Disc 3 : Life after people. 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. Experts in the fields of masterpieces will fade and crumble. Experts in the fields of archeology provide insights to demonstrate how the very landscape of our planet will change in our absence.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QB 631.2 .O977 2011

EARTH FROM SPACE 2013
120 min. Originally produced in 2013 as an episode of Nova. Reveals a spectacular new space-based vision of our planet. Produced in extensive consultation with NASA scientists, this special takes data from earth-observing satellites and transforms them into dazzling visual sequences, each one exposing the intricate and surprising web of forces that sustain life on earth.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QB 637 .E378 2013.

MAGNETIC STORM 2003.
60 min. On March 13, 1989, the lights went out across Canada and the eastern seaboard of the United States. One of the most serious power grid failures in American history was caused by a magnetic storm. Nova explores one of the most serious threats to life. Also covered: magnetic field reversals and auroras
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QC 754.2 .M3 M34 2003.

EARTH REVEALED 1992.
26 videocassettes (30 min. ea.) Gives a broad introduction to basic elements of the study of geology. pt. 1. Down to Earth -- pt. 2. The restless planet -- pt. 3. Earth's interior -- pt. 4. The sea floor -- pt. 5. The birth of a theory -- pt. 6. Plate dynamics -- pt. 7. Mountain building and the growth of continents -- pt. 8. Earth's structures -- pt. 9. Earthquakes -- pt. 10. Geologic time --pt. 11. Evolution through time -- pt. 12. Minerals: the materials of Earth -- pt. 13. Volcanism -- pt. 14. Intrusive igneous rocks -- pt. 15. Weathering and soils -- pt. 16. Mass wasting -- pt. 17. Sedimentary rocks: key to past environments -- pt. 18. Metamorphic rocks -- pt. 19. Running water: erosion and deposition -- pt. 20. Running water: landscape evolution -- pt. 21. Groundwater -- pt. 22. Wind, dust, and deserts -- pt. 23. Glaciers -- pt. 24. Waves, beaches, and coasts -- pt. 25. Living with the Earth: the Loma Prieta earthquake -- pt. 26. Living with the Earth: preserving the legacy.
FORMAT = VHS and Streaming video. LOCATIONS = Circulation Desk, General Reserve QE 26.2 .E37 1992.

EARTH SCIENCE : EXPLORING PLANET EARTH 1978.
20 min. A survey of general topics in earth science, examining various issues of interest to geologists, oceanographers and meteorologists.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION= General QE 26.2 .E38 1978.

LIVING ROCK: AN INTRODUCTION TO EARTH'S GEOLOGY 2002.
60 min. An educational program about Earth's geology covering a number of geologic concepts including: basin & range, continental crust, crustal spread, earthquakes, erosion, exotic terrain, geologic time, glaciers, granite batholiths, MOHO, pillow lava, plate tectonics, rifts, subduction zones, volcanic activity, and xenoliths. Special features include approximately 400 US Geological Survey Fact sheets in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format, viewable on all PC and Mac systems with a DVD-ROM drive and an Adobe Acrobat reader.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QE 26.2 .L585 2002.

THE ROCKIN' WORLD OF GEOLOGY 1997.
2 videocassettes (190 min.) The Standard Deviants video course review. A study aid for college geology courses.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QE 26.2 .R62 1997.

HOW THE EARTH WORKS 2008.
8 videodiscs (ca. 1440 min.) Great courses. Science & mathematics.Taught by: Professor Michael E. Wysession, Washington University in St. Louis. Examines the making of our planet from the Big Bang, to the formation of the solar system, to the subsequent evolution of Earth. Contents Pt. 1. Lecture 1. Geology's impact on history -- Lecture 2. Geologic history : dating the Earth -- Lecture 3. Earth's structure : journey to the Earth's center -- Lecture 4. Earth's heat : conduction and convection -- Lecture 5. The basics of plate tectonics -- Lecture 6. Making matter : the Big Bang and big bangs -- Lecture 7. Creating Earth : recipe for a planet -- Lecture 8. The rock cycle : matter in motion -- Lecture 9. Minerals : the building blocks of rocks -- Lecture 10. Magma : the building mush of rocks -- Lecture 11. Crystallization : the rock cycle starts -- Lecture 12. Volcanoes : lava and ash Pt. 2. Lecture 13. Folding : bending blocks, flowing rocks -- Lecture 14. Earthquakes : examining Earth's faults -- Lecture 15. Plate techtonics : why continents move -- Lecture 16. The Ocean seafloor : unseen lands -- Lecture 17. Rifts and ridges : the creation of plates -- Lecture 18. Transform faults : tears of a crust -- Lecture 19. Subduction zones : recycling oceans -- Lecture 20. Continents collide and mountains are made -- Lecture 21. Intraplate volcanoes : finding the hot spots -- Lecture 22. Destruction from volcanoes and earthquakes -- Lecture 23. Predicting natural disasters -- Lecture 24. Anatomy of a volcano : Mount St. Helens Pt. 3. Lecture 25. Anatomy of an earthquake : Sumatra -- Lecture 26. History of plate motions : where and why -- Lecture 27. Assembling North America -- Lecture 28. The Sun-driven hydrologic cycle -- Lecture 29. Water on Earth : the Blue Planet -- Lecture 30. Earth's atmosphere : air and weather -- Lecture 31. Erosion : weathering and land removal -- Lecture 32. Jungles and deserts : feast or famine -- Lecture 33. Mass wasting : rocks fall downhill -- Lecture 34. Streams : shaping the land -- Lecture 35. Groundwater : the invisible reservoir -- Lecture 36. Shorelines : factories of sedimentary rocks Pt. 4. Lecture 37. Glaciers : the power of ice -- Lecture 38. Planetary wobbles and the last Ice Age -- Lecture 39. Long-term climate change -- Lecture 40. Short-term climate change -- Lecture 41. Climate change and human history -- Lecture 42. Plate tectonics and natural resources -- Lecture 43. Nonrenewable energy sources -- Lecture 44. Renewable energy sources -- Lecture 45. Humans : dominating geologic change -- Lecture 46. History of life : complexity and diversity -- Lecture 47. The Solar System : Earth's neighborhood -- Lecture 48. The lonely planet : Fermi's paradox.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QE 28 .H698 2008.

THE NATURE OF EARTH: AN INTRODUCTION TO GEOLOGY 2006.
6 videodiscs (ca. 1080 min.) Great courses. Science & mathematics. Taught by: Professor John J. Renton, West Virginia University. These 36 half-hour lectures are your initiation into the geological world that lies just outside your door. "The Nature of Earth: An Introduction to Geology" introduces you to physical geology, the study of Earth's minerals, rocks, soils, and the processes that operate on them through time. Contents Part 1. Lecture 1. Origin of the universe -- Lecture 2. Origin of the solar system -- Lecture 3. Continental drift -- Lecture 4. Plate tectonics -- Lecture 5. The formation of minerals -- Lecture 6. Classification of minerals -- Lecture 7. The identification of minerals -- Lecture 8. Kinds of rocks -- Lecture 9. Sedimentary rocks -- Lecture 10. Metamorphic rocks -- Lecture 11. Volcanic activity -- Lecture 12. Phases of volcanic activity. Part 2. Lecture 13. Hawaiian Islands and Yellowstone Park -- Lecture 14. Mass wasting--gravity at work -- Lecture 15. Mass wasting processes -- Lecture 16. Weathering -- Lecture 17. Soils and the clay minerals -- Lecture 18. Climate and the type of soils -- Lecture 19. Streams--the major agent of erosion -- Lecture 20. Sculpting of the landscape -- Lecture 21. Stream erosion in arid regions -- Lecture 22. Ice sculpts the final scene -- Lecture 23. Groundwater -- Lecture 24. The production of groundwater. Part 3. Lecture 24. Karst topography -- Lecture 26. Groundwater contamination -- Lecture 27. Rock deformation -- Lecture 28. The geologic structures -- Lecture 29. Faults and joints -- Lecture 30. Earthquakes -- Lecture 31. Damage from earthquakes -- Lecture 32. Seismology -- Lecture 33. The formation of mountains -- Lecture 34. Orogenic styles -- Lecture 35. Economic geology of coal -- Lecture 36. Economic geology of petroleum.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QE 28 .R468 2006.

HOW THE EARTH WAS MADE 2008.
94 min. Examines the origin and geological evolution of the earth, focusing on the various cataclysmic transformations that occurred through time. Bonus features: Inside the volcano (documentary) -- Additional scenes.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QE28.3 .H69 2008.

HOW THE EARTH WAS MADE. THE COMPLETE SEASON ONE 2009.
4 videodiscs (611 min.) Thirteen 45 minute episodes, forming season one of the series originally broadcast on the History Channel from February 10 to May 12, 2009. How did the Earth transform from a hot ball of molten rock and metal into the planet that we call home? How did our continents and oceans grow? Where did our great mountain ranges come from? The geological processes that have shaped our world have also influenced the way humans have populated the planet. From the Great Lakes to Iceland, the San Andreas Fault to Krakatoa, this series reveals the physical processes that have shaped some of the most well-known locations and geological phenomena in the world. With rocks as their clues and volcanoes, ice sheets, and colliding continents as their suspects, scientists launch a forensic investigation that will help viewers visualize how the earth has evolved and formed over millions of years. Contents: Disc 1: San Andreas Fault -- The Deepest place on Earth -- Krakatoa -- Loch Ness -- Disc 2: New York -- The driest place on Earth -- Great Lakes -- Disc 3: Yellowstone -- Tsunami -- Asteroids -- Disc 4: Iceland -- Hawaii -- The Alps.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QE28.3 .H692 2009.

HOW THE EARTH WAS MADE. THE COMPLETE SEASON TWO 2010.
4 videodiscs (611 min.) Contains all 13 episodes from the series. This season, How the Earth was Made goes back in history-- from 4.5 billion years ago to today-- peeling back layers of rock, filling up river canyons, parting the oceans, and leveling mountains and volcanoes to investigate the origins of some of the most well-known locations and geological phenomena in the world. With rocks as their clues and volcanoes, ice sheets and colliding continents as their suspects, scientists launch a forensic investigation that will help viewers visualize how the Earth has evolved and formed over millions of years. Contents: Disc 1: Grand Canyon; Vesuvius; Birth of the Earth; Sahara -- Disc 2: Yosemite; Rockies; Ring of Fire -- Disc 3: Everest; Death Valley; Mt. St. Helens -- Disc 4: Earth's Deadliest Eruption; America's Ice Age; America's Gold.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QE28.3 .H692 2010.

THE MESSAGE IN THE ROCKS 1981, c1979.
57 min. Originally broadcast on PBS as a segment of Nova. Delves into the mystery of how our planet was formed and how it evolved into its present structure. Examines how clues to the earth's origins may be found in meteorites found in fossils in the Antarctic dating back 3.5 billion years and in masses of ancient bacteria found at Mt. St. Helens.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QE 28.3 .M4 1981x.

THE LIFE AND WORK OF JAMES HUTTON 1993, c1983.
28 min. Originally broadcast on BBC TV and PBS as a segment of: The earth explored. Describes the life and work of James Hutton, considered the founder of modern geology. Shows the same geologic formations in Scotland which Hutton studied in developing his theory of the earth's age and development.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QE 31 .L5 1993.

EARTH: THE BIOGRAPHY 2008.
2 videodiscs (ca. 225min.) This series uses breathtaking footage and specialist imaging to tell the story of the great forces that shape the planet - volcanoes, the ocean, the atmosphere and ice. Traveling from Ethiopia's unique lava lake to an ice cave under a glacier in Greenland and a host of amazing locations in between, examine the forces that have helped create and foster life on Earth. Contents: Disc 1: Volcanoes (45 min.) -- Atmosphere (45 min.) -- Ice (45 min.) ; Disc 2: Oceans (45 min.) -- Rare planet (45 min.)
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION= General QE 31 .S722 2008.

GEOLOGICAL INSTRUMENTS 1967.
6 study prints 1. The pocket transit.--2. The plane table and alidade.--3. The microscope and ultraviolet lamp.--4. Radiation detectors.--5. The surveying altimeter.--6. Small field instruments.
FORMAT = Study Print. LOCATION = Flat File QE 49.5 .G4x.

EXPEDITION EARTHSCOPE 2006.
27 min. This film captures the excitement of the early stages of an historic expedition, Earthscope, and tells the dramatic geologic story of the North American continent.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QE 71 .E964 2006.

THIS LAND 199-?
41 min. Discusses the geological evolution of the North American continent from the Paleozoic period to the coming of man. Illustrates the relationship of man to his environment by giving the viewer a perspective on the natural world as a dynamic process rather than the static entity it is often taken to be.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QE 71 .T4 1990x.

MIRACLE PLANET 2005.
5 videodiscs (50 min. each) "Miracle planet is a five-part series that recounts the profound and gripping story of Earth's mysterious evolution. Narrated by Christopher Plummer, it reveals the surprising role that sheer chance has played in the development of life. Over its more than 4-billion-year history, Earth has been home to repeated violent climactic changes, which have caused mass extinctions. And yet, life has survived. In fact, these same catastrophes that devastated life on earth also helped bring about its evolution from the simplest microbes to the complexity and diversity that is found on the planet today. Miracle Planet features location footage, interviews with some of the world's foremost scientists and cutting-edge computer technology."-- Container. Episode 1. The violent past -- episode 2. Snowball earth -- episode 3. New frontiers -- episode 4. Extinction & rebirth -- episode 5. Survival of the fittest.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QE 501 .B8182 2005.

GEOLOGIC TIME 1986.
22 min. Introduces the concept of an evolving earth and explains various means of establishing relative time. Distinguishes absolute time from simple chronologies and shows how absolute time is measured.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QE 508 .G41 1986x.

MASS WASTING 1989.
20 slides. A field trip in the classroom. Examines both slow and rapid mass wasting processes including soil creep, frost heave, polygonal ground, rock falls, rock slides, rock avalanches, talus slopes, mudflows, earth flows, slumps, landslides, lahars, river damming, snow avalanches, and impact craters.
FORMAT = Slide. LOCATION = General QE 598.2 .M3 1989.

LANDSLIDE: GRAVITY KILLS 2001.
53 min. Experts from U.S. Geological Survey examine the causes of landslides and discuss new ways of predicting their occurrence. Includes action footage, and interviews. Uses experiments and computer graphics for illustration.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QE599.A2 L363 2001.

CRUSTAL DEFORMATION 1989.
36 slides. A field trip in the classroom. Presents examples of geologic deformation of the earth's crust including folds, joints, faults, horsts, grabens, and unconformities.
FORMAT = Slide. LOCATION = General QE 604 .C7 1989.

EARTH MOVEMENTS 1965.
6 study prints. 1. Crustal folding.--2. A Recumbent anticline (faulted).--3. Reverse and thrust faulting.--4. Effects of faulting.--5. Effects of faulting: earthquakes.--6. Landslides.
FORMAT = Study Print. LOCATION = Flat File QE 606 .I5 E2.

Geology of Places

THE VALLEY OF THE GIANT: MISSISSIPPI RIVER STORY 2007.
27 min. Explores the Army Corps of Engineers' methods of maintaining the Mississippi River as a safe navigational channel. It also chronicles how the Corps has built countless levees, dams, floodways, etc., in order to prevent a reoccurence of the massive destruction of the delta that resulted from the 1927 flood.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General F 354 .V355 2007

NATURAL LANDSCAPES OF NORTH AMERICA 1999.
21 min. North America exhibits a dramatic variety of natural landscapes. Learn about eight major regions that are found on the continent.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General GB 115 .N37 1999.

NORTH AMERICA: LAND AND RESOURCES 2002.
22 min. Viewing the North American continent as one vast region, this visually outstanding program takes students on a panoramic journey that recognizes geographic rather than national boundaries. Students visit the sweeping vistas of the Atlantic and Gulf Plains, the Appalachian Mountain system, the Canadian Shield, the Great Plains, the Rocky Mountain System and the Pacific Coastlands. Regional climates, vegetation, natural resources, and commercial industries are explored, along with the continent's agricultural capacity to nourish the population of the United States and Canada, and much of the rest of our planet as well.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General GB 115 .N678 2002.

MONUMENTS TO EROSION [198-?], c1974.
11 min. A pictorial study of unique, colorful, and dramatic landforms created over the ages by the eroding action of wind and water.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General GB 401 .M6 1985x.

WHERE LAND MEETS SEA: AN INTRODUCTION TO COASTAL LANDFORMS 1988.
20 min. Elaborates on the fact that wherever the land meets the sea, the shoreline is constantly modified by the action of waves and currents.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk GB 451.2 .W45 1988.

CAPE COD, THE SANDS OF TIME 1984.
13 min. Presents an overview of how Cape Cod was created by the advance and retreat of glaciers and how it is continually being reshaped by the sea.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General GB 459.4 .C3 1984x.

NIGHT OF THE SUN 1981.
21 min. Designed to orient visitors to the various sites within the Wisconsin Ice Age National Scientific Reserve. Discusses the causes, effects, and terrain features left by the last great ice sheet.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General GB 585 .W6 N5 1981x.

MYSTERIES UNDERGROUND 1992.
60 min. National Geographic Society special. Chronicles the exploration of the world's most exotic new cave: New Mexico's Lechuguilla Cave, which remained undisturbed for millions of years until 1986. Also see the 1972 expedition that stumbled upon a passageway that linked the Mammoth and Flint Ridge Cave systems, creating the longest cave network in the world.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General GB 606.L42 M9 1992.

EXPEDITION EARTHSCOPE 2006.
27 min. This film captures the excitement of the early stages of an historic expedition, Earthscope, and tells the dramatic geologic story of the North American continent.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QE 71 .E964 2006.

THE PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY OF THE UNITED STATES 2000.
29 min. Physical geography series. Originally produced in 1989. Provides an introduction to the general geology and major physiographic provinces of the United States.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QE 71 .P57 2000.

THE GEOLOGY OF THE GREAT LAKES 1993.
20 min. Earth science series. Describes the geology and physiography of the Great Lakes. Examines the role of glaciers in forming the lakes. Contains live-action footage, detailed diagrams, and computer animation.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QE 78 .G4 1993.

THE SOUTHERN APPALACHIANS 2001.
25 min. Explains the historical geological events that influenced the landscape, climate, soils, minerals, and biological species that we see today in the Southern Appalachian Mountains and the Blue Ridge Mountains region.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QE 78.5 .S688 2001

CANYONLANDS SECTION, COLORADO PLATEAU 1986.
36 slides. A field trip in the classroom. Presents examples of the Canyonlands' spectacular monoclines, 100-foot-highnatural arches, and vast tablelands intricately dissected by the Colorado and Green Rivers. Shows stratigraphy, structure, geomorphology, and erosional patterns.
FORMAT = Slide. LOCATION = General QE 79 .C3 1986.

GEOLOGY OF YELLOWSTONE 1983.
25 slides. A Field trip in the classroom. Presents a geologic map and history of Yellowstone.
FORMAT = Slide. LOCATION = General QE 79 .G4 1983.

YELLOWSTONE: IMPRINTS OF GEOLOGIC TIME 1992.
27 min. A video tour covering all the seasons, filmed over four years. Captures the essence of Yellowstone's natural features: geysers, hot springs, scenery and wildlife.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QE 79 .Y4 1992.

RAINBOW OF STONE: A JOURNEY THROUGH DEEP TIME IN THE GRAND CANYON 1996.
38 min.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QE 86.G73 R34 1996.

YOSEMITE 1986.
25 slides. A field trip in the classroom. Presents photos of geologic features including Yosemite Falls, El Capitan, Half Dome, preglacial peneplain erosional surfaces, large scale granitic fracture patterns, and alpine glaciation.
FORMAT = Slide. LOCATION = General QE 90.Y6 Y6 1985.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK 1986.
22 slides. A field trip in the classroom. Presents photographs of the Park emphasizing the geologic forces which shaped the landscape, including Precambrian rock masses, Tertiary volcanism and erosion, Pleistocene glaciation, and present-day running water.
FORMAT = Slide. LOCATION = General QE 92.R6 R6 1986.

ACADIA NATIONAL PARK 1982.
21 slides. A field trip in the classroom. Presents aerial and ground level photos of geographic features of Acadia National Park, including the great basaltic dikes and Schoodic Point; shatter zones and jointing in crystalline rocks; glacially scoured lake basins, bedrock, and monadnocks; large erratics; and boulder and pebble beaches.
FORMAT = Slide. LOCATION = General QE 120.A3 A3 1982.

GLACIER 1983.
25 slides. A field trip in the classroom. Presents examples of geologic aspects of Glacier National Park including the stratigraphy of the Belt Series, stromatolites and mudcracks, glacial geomorphology, modern glaciers, the Lewis Overthrust, and Chief Mountain.
FORMAT = Slide. LOCATION = General QE 134.G5 G5 1983.

THE 275 MILLION YEAR STORY OF CAPITOL REEF 2001.
28 min. Capitol Reef is tracked as it progresses through 275 million years of plate tectonic movement that influenced the climate and geography in Western North America and created its spectacular formations and topographic features.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = QE 170 .C32 T96 2001.

NANGA PARBAT: NAKED MOUNTAIN 2001.
57 min. Nanga Parbat, the ninth highest on Earth, is an extraordinarily young mountain, existing for only 1-2 million years. It is eroding at a spectacular rate due to glaciers, the Indus River, and immense precipitation, yet at the same time it is growing faster than any other mountain on Earth. This film follows scientists through each step of their research and revelation, allowing us to share their interest in this fascinating mountain and enabling the viewer to fully understand the geological principles behind their discoveries.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QE 319.H5 N36 2001.

THE CHANGING FACE OF AUSTRALIA 1986.
54 min. Shows the striking landforms of Australia, from the Western Shield to the Ayers Rock.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QE 340 .C4 1986.

THE GEOLOGY OF ARCHES NATIONAL PARK 1989.
31 min. Explores the formation of natural arches, monuments and balanced rocks, studies the sedimentary rock formations which make up the park, and shows how they were formed over millions of years. Examines the relationship between the great beds of salt, which underlie the park, and the spectacular canyons and awesome arches. Examines the plant and animal life which lives in this "cold desert."
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QE 471 .G4 1989.

THE LANDSCAPE AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF ILLINOIS 1995.
15 min. Earth science series. Explores the mines and mineral resources of Illinios.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QE 445.I4 L36 1995.

ILLINOIS, THE GEOLOGIC HISTORY 1995.
34 min. Discusses how the seas moved in and out of Illinois over the past billion years, eroding land surfaces some of the time and depositing new rock at other times. Examines some of the fossils found in Illinois.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QE 471 .I5 1995.

THE EARTH HAS A HISTORY 1989.
20 min. Demonstrates the simple principles that form the basis for understanding geologic time, literally "walking the viewer through time" in the colorful Flatirons area of the Rocky Mountain Front Range near Boulder, Colorado.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QE 508 .E3 1989.

GEOLOGY OF THE INDIANA SAND DUNES 1993.
20 min. Earth science series. Examines the geology, physiography, and natural history of the Indiana Sand Dunes. Includes live-action, detailed diagrams, and computer animation.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QH 88.5 .G4 1993.

NEW ORLEANS: THE NATURAL HISTORY 2004.
60 min. The very forces that created New Orleans now threaten its very existence. The ecostructure is incredibly fragile and volatile, and if action is not taken, the city could be wiped out in the next big hurricane or gradually swept into the sea from the natural course of things.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QH 105 .L6 W555 2004.

Plate Tectonics

HOW THE EARTH WAS MADE 2008.
94 min. Examines the origin and geological evolution of the earth, focusing on the various cataclysmic transformations that occurred through time. Bonus features: Inside the volcano (documentary) -- Additional scenes.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QE28.3 .H69 2008.

THE 275 MILLION YEAR STORY OF CAPITOL REEF 2001.
28 min. Capitol Reef is tracked as it progresses through 275 million years of plate tectonic movement that influenced the climate and geography in Western North America and created its spectacular formations and topographic features.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = QE 170 .C32 T96 2001.

PLATE TECTONICS: A REVOLUTION IN THE EARTH SCIENCES 1983.
28 min. Discusses the plates of the earth, sea-floor spreading, the ocean crust, and what happens when plates collide.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QE 511.4 .P5 1983.

CONTINENTAL DRIFT: THE THEORY OF PLATE TECTONICS 1980.
22 min. Presents a comprehensive exploration of continental drift and its effects on the shapes and locations of landmasses. Uses on-location footage, diagrams, maps, and animation to help the viewer visualize various geologic phenomena.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QE 511.5 .C6 1980x.

THE DRIFTING OF THE CONTINENTS 198-?.
50 min. Various scientists discuss new discoveries and theoretical developments in paleomagnetism, oceanography, and seismology which indicate that continental drift has occurred over the ages.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QE 511.5 .D7 1989.

HOW THE ICE AGE MADE THE GREAT LAKES 1995. 17:30 min. Discusses how the Great Lakes were formed by glaciers and how their drainage pattern was changed. Describes the flora, the fauna, and the Native Americans who have lived in the surrounding areas. Includes views of eachof the Great Lake's current shorelines and discusses specific characteristics of each lake. FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QH 104.5 .G7 H6 1995.

Volcanoes / Geothermal features

GEOTHERMAL ENERGY: A RENEWABLE OPTION 1998.
26 min. Explores the history and uses of energy resources and their environmental impacts and introduces the use of geothermal energy as a clean, sustainable energy source.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk GB 1199.5 .G468 1998.

THE TRAGEDY OF THE COMMONS 1994.
11 min. The geysers of northern California provide cheap, smog-free energy from the earth's internal heat. Yet the overexploitation of the geysers in the 1980's demonstrates the social-scientific parable of "the tragedy of the commons," as first described by Garrett Hardin.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General GB 1199.7.C2 T7 1994.

VOLCANOES 1967.
6 prints. Contents: 1. Birth of the Paricutin volcano. 2. Volcanic activity: Surface evidence of internal unrest. 3. A dormant volcano in the United States. 4. The shield type volcano. 5. Development of a caldera. 6. A volcanic neck.
FORMAT = Study Print. LOCATION = Flat File QE 521 .I5 V6.

HEARTBEAT OF A VOLCANO 1970.
21 min. Shows stages of volcanic activity and a detailed view of a major volcanic eruption. Describes techniques used in measuring earthquake activity.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QE 522 .H4 1970.

INSIDE VOLCANOES [1993], c1983.
28 min. Mount St. Helens, Surtsey, and Heimay provide an explosive backdrop for the examination of molten rock, volcanic activity, and the creation of landforms.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QE 522 .I6 1993.

RING OF FIRE 2000.
40 min. Filmed in IMAX. Originally produced in 1991 and remastered from large film format. Examines the circle of volcanoes and seismic activity that rings the Pacific Ocean. Shows the birth of a volcano in Chile, the eruption of Mt. St. Helens, a volcano in Sakurajima, Japan, the 1989 San Francisco earthquake and other volcanoes. Ring of fire -- San Francisco quake of '90 -- Mt. St. Helens -- Floating on hot liquid -- Learning to live with a volcano -- Buddhas keep watch -- Center of the ring -- End credits.
FORMAT = VHS and DVD. LOCATION = VHS: General QE 522 .R5 1991. DVD: QE 522 .R5 2000.

VOLCANISM 1989.
38 slides. A field trip in the classroom. Presents examples of volcanic activity including shield volcanoes of the Hawaiian type, composite volcanoes of the Cascade type, cinder cones, miscellaneous cones, plug domes, intrusion, lava flows, pyroclastic debris, and lahars.
FORMAT = Slide. LOCATION = General QE 522 .V6 1989.

VOLCANO 1997, c1989.
60 min. From Iceland and Hawaii to Africa and Indonesia join National Geographic as they follow combination volcanologists/filmmakers, Maurice and Katia Krafft, as they take you to the birth of a volcano.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION= General QE 522 .V65 1997.

VOLCANO! 1995.
60 min. Originally broadcast as a National Geographic explorer presentation in 1989. Maurice and Katia Krafft, combination volcanologists/filmmakers, take you to the birth of a volcano.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QE 522 .V65 1995.

VOLCANOES: EXPLORING THE RESTLESS EARTH 1973.
20 min. Presents scenes of the volcanic activity that formed two new islands off the coast of Iceland in the 1960's together with views of four other volcanoes. Shows the destructive power of the volcanic process and two principal types of lava, pahoehoe and aa.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QE 522 .V889 1973x.

KRAKATOA 2005.
90 min. Using dramatic recreations and CGI, this program brings the May 20, 1883 eruption to life. The eruption Krakatoa to a third of hits former size and sent waves that topped 100 feet high, killing 36,000 people.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QE 523.K73 K735 2005.

LAVA FLOWS AND LAVA TUBES: WHAT THEY ARE, HOW THEY FORM 2003.
40 min. Explores how different types of lava flow, move, and grow; how a lava tube forms and evolves, eventually becomes a big cave; and why in some places you get cinder cones and not in other places.

IN THE PATH OF A KILLER VOLCANO 2006.
60 min. A segment from the television series: NOVA. Wait with a group of geologists as they monitor the signs from Mount Pinatubo and try to determine exactly when it will erupt. Showing previously unaired footage, it follows the days immediately preceding the June 1991 eruption, the eruption itself, and the aftermath. Examines the methods volcanologists use to make their predictions, their accuracy, and the repercussions when predictions are wrong.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QE 523 .P56 I5 2006

MT. ST. HELENS EXPLODES 1980.
70 slides. Some shots of the March 30 eruption, but most of the slides are a frame by frame sequence (ground and aerial photos) of the May 18, 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens.
FORMAT = Slide. LOCATION = General QE 523 .S23 M67x.

MT. ST. HELENS: BACK FROM THE DEAD 2010.
56 min. Originally broadcast as an episode of NOVA on May 4, 2010. Presents a pioneering look at the interplay between biology and geology after the Mt. St. Helens's 1980 eruption that may help scientists predict future volcanic eruptions.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QE 523 .S23 M686 2010.

THE ULTIMATE GUIDE:VOLCANOES 2003.
ca. 50 min. Looks at ways and means volcanologists predict volcanic eruptions. Watch as they put those theories to the test at the summit of smoldering Mount Tungurahua in Ecuador. It's a high-stakes game of man versus the mountain; because if any of these theories prove correct, they could help forecast future volcanic activity and save lives all over the planet.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QE 523 .T86 U585 2003.

DEADLY SHADOW OF VESUVIUS 1998.
60 min. Originally produced for the television series Nova. Nova explores the world of Vesuvius and other volcanoes, and tours the ruins of Pompeii. Scientists study Vesuvius to predict when it will erupt again.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QE 523.V5 D43 1998.

INSIDE HAWAII'S VOLCANOES 1989.
25 min. Examines Hawaii's volcanoes, particularly Kilauea and Mauna Loa. Includes early footage of Thomas A. Jaggar, founder of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QE 524 .I6 1989.

SECRETS OF UNDERWATER VOLCANOES 1994.
60 min. 500 miles off the coast of Mexico and 2 miles below the ocean surface, on a quest to unlock the mysteries of underwater volcanoes, the film crew of a research submarine shoots video footage that reveals how the ocean floor canyons that make up the mid-ocean ridge were and are still being formed. Also introduces viewers to lifeforms that survive in the extremely hot, highly toxic environment around thermal vents.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QE 524 .S4 1994.

AMERICA'S DEADLIEST VOLCANOES 1999.
55 min. Spectacular photography captures the fiery forces ignited by 16 North American volcanoes, including: Mt. St. Helens and Mt. Ranier (Washington); Crater Lake and Mt. Hood (Oregon); Mt. Shasta and Lava Beds National Monument (California); Katmai (Alaska); Kilauea, Mauna Loa, Haleakala (Hawaii); and Yellowstone National Park (Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho).
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QE 524 .S767 1999.

THE STORY OF AMERICA'S GREAT VOLCANOES 1992.
55 min.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QE 524 .S8 1992.

SUPERVOLCANO 2004.
110 min. Speculative drama about a volcanic eruption of the supervolcano under Yellowstone National Park, and the widespread devastation caused in its wake.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QE 524 .S864 2004.

VOLCANO: THE BIRTH OF A MOUNTAIN [198-?], c1977.
1 videocassette (VHS) (25 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in. + 1 guide. Film footage produced over a 5-year period in the 1970's documents an extended volcanic eruption in Hawaii from which a mountain was created.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QE 524 .V64 1980.

VOLCANO'S DEADLY WARNING 2002.
60 min. Originally broadcast as an episode of: NOVA. After a Columbian volcano erupted in 1985 killing 25,000 people, scientists have feverishly looked for an accurate way to predict eruptions. Now geophysicist Bernard Chouet may have found how to in the form of seismic signals given off by volcanoes.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QE 527.5 .V65 2002.

Earthquakes / Faults

THE GREAT SAN FRANCISCO EARTHQUAKE, 1906 1989.
58 min. Originally produced in 1988; broadcast in 1989 on PBS as a segment of: The American experience. Presents the accounts of people who lived in San Francisco before and after it was destroyed by the devastating earthquake and fire in April 1906. Archival footage and rare photos depict the event that killed thousands of people and left tens of thousands homeless.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General F 869 .S357 G74 1989.

SURVIVING THE BIG ONE 1989.
58 min. Subtitle on container: How to prepare for a major earthquake. Shows that the key to survival is knowing what to do before, during, and after a major earthquake.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General HV 599 .S8 1989.

EARTHQUAKES IN THE MIDWEST: NOVA SCIENCENOW. 2009, EPISODE 8 2009.
56 min. On same disc: Earthquakes in the Midwest -- Sleep -- First primates -- Profile: Marine geologist, Sang-Mook Lee.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General Q158.5 .N683 2009 pt.8

GEOLOGIC HAZARDS 1989.
36 slides. Field trip in the classroom. Presents examples of geologic hazards found in the United States, including sinkholes and land subsidence, earthquakes, volcanism, human-caused problems, mass wasting, and running water.
FORMAT= Slide. LOCATION = General QE 517.5 .G4 1989.

RING OF FIRE 2000.
40 min. Filmed in IMAX. Originally produced in 1991 and remastered from large film format. Examines the circle of volcanoes and seismic activity that rings the Pacific Ocean. Shows the birth of a volcano in Chile, the eruption of Mt. St. Helens, a volcano in Sakurajima, Japan, the 1989 San Francisco earthquake and other volcanoes. Ring of fire -- San Francisco quake of '90 -- Mt. St. Helens -- Floating on hot liquid -- Learning to live with a volcano -- Buddhas keep watch -- Center of the ring -- End credits.
FORMAT = VHS and DVD. LOCATION = VHS: General QE 522 .R5 1991. DVD: QE 522 .R5 2000.

THE DAY THE EARTH SHOOK 1996.
60 min. Originally broadcast as a segment of: Nova. Compares the Northridge, California, earthquake of January 17, 1994, with the Kobe, Japan, earthquake of January 17, 1995. They were of the same magnitude, but casualties in Japan were much higher.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QE 534.2 .D2 1996.

EARTHQUAKES: EXPLORING EARTH'S RESTLESS CRUST 1983.
22 min. Examines both the techniques and the technology that are being used to study earthquake activity. Explains what earthquakes are and why they occur.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QE 534.2 .E17 1983x.

EARTHQUAKE 1992.
60 min. Produced by WGBH for the Nova television series in 1990. Examines what we know and don't know about earthquakes. Includes information about research on the San Andreas fault.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QE 534.2 .E29 1992.

EARTHQUAKES : THE TERRIFYING TRUTH 1994.
50 min. Shows where the world's fault lines are, footage of previous earthquakes, and predictions for the future.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QE 534.2 .E328 1994.

EARTHQUAKES: LESSON OF A DISASTER 1971.
12 min. AGI-EBE earth science series. Introduces the phenomena of earthquakes through the case study of two major quakes, one in California and one in Turkey, with on location footage showing the devastation. Seismologists demonstrate the use of P waves, R waves and other methods to determine an earthquake's occurrence, location, and magnitude. Because of the frequency of major quakes, pre-earthquake planning, detection and emergency plans are stressed.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QE 534.2 .E378 1980.

THE TREMBLING EARTH 1968.
30 min. Discusses earthquakes and the seismic studies of the Lamont Geological Observatory of Columbia University, showing and explaining instruments used. Presents aerial views of two major earth faults and explains their relationship to earthquakes. Includes views of the 1964 Alaskan earthquake.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QE 534.2 .T7 1994.

EARTHQUAKE STORMS 2003.
50 min. A review of the theory of earthquake storms: multiple earthquakes occurring in a short amount of time, within a few miles of each other. Discusses Istanbul, Turkey as the next predicted big earthquake storm location and how devastating these storms can be to large metropolitan areas.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QE 534.3 .E378 2003.

AFTERSHOCK 1990.
24 min. Provides a historical look at earthquakes, especially the San Francisco earthquake of 1906 and the 1989 earthquake in Oakland, California. Also discusses plate tectonics and plate movement in California, how new construction is intended to resist the impact of earthquakes, and earthquake prediction.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QE 535.2 .U6 A4 1994.

EARTHQUAKE IN THE HEARTLAND 2008.
47 min. Originally produced in 2006 as a segment of: Mega disasters. Explores both the historic New Madrid quakes and the threat of future catastrophe.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QE 535.2. U6 E278 2008.

HIDDEN FURY 1993.
27 min. The New Madrid earthquake zone, located along the Mississippi River near Memphis, Tennessee, is named after a small river town in southern Missouri, destroyed during the most powerful series of earthquakes ever known on earth, in 1811 and 1812. Some two million square miles were affected, with reports of strong shaking from as far away as Montreal--1200 miles from the epicenter. Explains the geologic characteristics of the region with the aid of computer graphics. According to experts, a future earthquake in the area could occur within the next 50 years, with potentially disastrous results.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QE 535.2 .U6 H54 1993.

KILLER QUAKE! 1994.
60 min. Originally broadcast on PBS as an episode of: Nova. Metropolitan Los Angeles is sitting on ground zero, and even as Southern California struggles to repair itself from the tragedy at Northridge, seismic pressure continues to build below the ground. NOVA examines whether we can learn enough about these geological mysteries in time to minimize widespread destruction.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QE 535.2 .U6 K5 1994.

LOMA PRIETA EARTHQUAKE: VIDEO IMAGES 1992.
53 min. U.S. Geological Survey open-file report ; 92-435. Presents a collection of video images related to the Loma Prieta, California, earthquake of October 17, 1989. Most of the footage was filmed within minutes of the earthquake or a few weeks thereafter.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QE 535.2 .U6 L6 1992.

WHEN THE BAY AREA QUAKES 1990.
20 min. Describes the structural dynamics of the earthquake that hit Loma Prieta, Calif., on Oct. 17, 1989. Shows the results of the earthquake in Santa Cruz, San Francisco, and other areas.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QE 535.2 .U6 W4 1990.

CRUSTAL DEFORMATION 1989.
36 slides. A field trip in the classroom. Presents examples of geologic deformation of the earth's crust including folds, joints, faults, horsts, grabens, and unconformities.
FORMAT = Slide. LOCATION = General QE 604 .C7 1989.

EARTH MOVEMENTS 1965.
6 study prints. 1. Crustal folding.--2. A Recumbent anticline (faulted).--3. Reverse and thrust faulting.--4. Effects of faulting.--5. Effects of faulting: earthquakes.--6. Landslides.
FORMAT = Study Print. LOCATION = Flat File QE 606 .I5 E2.

THE HAYWARD FAULT: WE CAN'T IGNORE IT 1996.
62 min. U.S. Geological Survey open file report ; 95-814A, B. Discusses the dynamics of earthquake faults, the potential risks of the Hayward Fault and earthquake preparation for citizens. Contents Part 1.A. Active faults, earthquake history and Hayward Fault tour -- Part 2.B. Fault creep, earthquake hazards and the future.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QE 606.5 .U6 H393 1996.

THE SAN ANDREAS FAULT 198-?.
21 min. Examines the geological forces at work in the San Andreas fault system and relates these forces to the causes of earthquakes. Describes the scientific equipment used to monitor and evaluate the movements and shifts of a fault zone.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QE 606.5 .U6 S36 1980.

Erosion/Weathering

MONUMENTS TO EROSION [198-?], c1974.
11 min. A pictorial study of unique, colorful, and dramatic landforms created over the ages by the eroding action of wind and water.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General GB 401 .M6 1985x.

WHY DO WE STILL HAVE MOUNTAINS? 1964.
20 min. AGI-EBF earth science series. Considers the seeming paradox that erosion should long ago have carried all the land above sea level into the oceans. Explores several of the ways in which mountains are formed and examines the evidence associated with the uplift of the earth's crust.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION= General GB 511 .W5 1964.

RIVERS: THE WORK OF RUNNING WATER 1981.
22 min. Compares the Colorado and Mississippi rivers and reveals how running water sculpts the geologic features of the land. Documents the impact of the rivers' flooding on the surrounding terrain, uses animation to define terms associated with erosion and sedimentation, and highlights the natural and economic roles of these important rivers.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk GB 1205 .R58 1981.

RUNNING WATER 1989.
37 slides. A field trip in the classroom. Shows physical characteristics of streams and rivers, flooding, erosion, waterfalls, and sedimentation.
FORMAT: Slide. LOCATION = General QE 431.6.W38 R8 1989.

WATER: A CUTTING EDGE WITH TIME 1993, c1984.
28 min. Broadcast on PBS as a segment of: The earth explored. Discusses water and its effect on the earth's landscape through erosion, transportation, and deposition.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QE 431.6.W38 W3 1993.

EROSION AND WEATHERING: LOOKING AT THE LAND 198-?
17 min. Explains the basic principles of weathering and erosion and describes the vital functions both perform in modifying the Earth's surface.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QE 570 .E7 1986x.

COASTAL PROCESSES 1989.
20 slides. A field trip in the classroom. Examines coastal erosional and depositional processes. Includes drowned, emerging rocky, and sedimentary shorelines; sea cliffs; wave cut platforms; arches; black sand beaches; and other features.
FORMAT = Slide. LOCATION = General QE 451.2 .C6 1989.

WEATHERING, EROSION AND SOILS 1989.
20 slides. A field trip in the classroom. Depicts mechanical and chemical weathering in arid and humid environments and illustrates the effects of climate and rock type on soil and landform development.
FORMAT = Slide. LOCATION = General QE 570 .W4 1989.

BADLANDS: A BATTLE OF EROSION 1988.
29 min. Earth science series. Explores the work of running water and wind on sedimentary rock. Also examines how fossils were formed and how they are found. Shot on location in Badlands National Park.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QE 571 .B3 1988.

EROSION: LEVELING THE LAND 1987.
14 min. AGI-EBE basic earth science series. Demonstrates the processes of weathering, erosion, and deposition of rock materials.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QE 571 .E7 1987x.

EROSION 1964.
6 study prints. no. 1. What is mechanical weathering?--no. 2. What is chemical weathering?--no. 3. Erosion by water : how it takes place.--no. 4. Erosion by water : water forms.--no. 5. Erosion by waves.--no. 6. Erosion by wind. Describes the process and the factors which cause erosion of the earth's surface.
FORMAT = Study Print. LOCATION = Flat File QE 571 .I5 E7.

Glaciers

NIGHT OF THE SUN 1981.
21 min. Designed to orient visitors to the various sites within the Wisconsin Ice Age National Scientific Reserve. Discusses the causes, effects, and terrain features left by the last great ice sheet.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General GB 585 .W6 N5 1981x.

GLACIER ON THE MOVE 1980s.
11 min. Originally issued as motion picture in 1973. A time-lapse photography study of glacial movement in the Athabasca Glacier of the Canadian Rockies in summer and winter. Dr. Richard Kucera describes his experiments, which show the effects of gravity, pressure and temperature on ice formation.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General GB 2405 .G5 1985.

ALPINE GLACIATION 1989.
36 slides. A field trip in the classroom. Presents examples of active alpine glaciers and erosional features caused by previous glaciers in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, Uinta Mountains, Teton Range, Sierra Nevada Range, and the Cascades.
FORMAT = Slide. LOCATION = General QE 576 .A5 1989

THE ATHABASCA GLACIER: A CASE STUDY 1983, c1980.
25 min. Describes and illustrates typical glacial and geomorphological features of a glacier, the Athabasca, in Edmonton, Canada, including erosion and deposits, characteristic ice formation and destruction, banding, and formation of crevasses.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QE 576 .A8 1983x.

GEOLOGICAL WORK OF ICE 198-?
11 min. Explains the role of ice in the disintegration of rocks, describes glacial movement, showing how a glaciated mountain valley differs from a stream-cut valley. Depicts different types of glacial deposits and describes conditions which were required for the formation of each type. Discusses the various ice ages and the locations of the two remaining continental glaciers.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION' = Circulation Desk QE 576 .G46 1985.

GLACIERS 1985.
28 min. Discusses the causes of glaciers and how they affect the earth's landscape.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QE 576 .G53 1985.

GLACIERS 2008.
30 min. Shows how glaciers are the most powerful geologic force on the planet. Describes what glaciers are, past Ice Ages and present distribution and makeup of glaciers, and how they affect climate change.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QE 576 .G535 2008.

GLACIERS 1967.
7 prints. Contents: 1. What are continental glaciers? 2. What are valley glaciers? 3. How are valley and continental glaciers formed? 4. What are some of the features of glaciers? 5. What changes do glaciers make in the surface of the earth? 6. What are icebergs.?
FORMAT: Study Print. LOCATION = Flat File QE 576 .I5 G5.

EVIDENCE FOR THE ICE AGES 1988.
14 min. Shows how moving glaciers shaped much of the earth's surface and how they erode the landscape. Explains the theory that the ice ages occur in cycles, dependent, in part, on the earth's distance from and relative position to the sun.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QE 697 .E94 1988x.

MOUNT RAINIER, FIRE AND ICE 1979.
20 min. Describes the formation of Mount Rainier, using time-lapse photography to show how a sweeping glacier sculptures and diminishes the volcano.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Genral QE 697 .M6 1979x.

CRACKING THE ICE AGE 1996.
57 min. Originally broadcast on PBS as a segment of: Nova. Investigates an intriguing lead on the origin of the Ice Age--that the Himalayas were involved.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION= General QE 698 .C72 1996.

HOW THE ICE AGE MADE THE GREAT LAKES 1995. 17:30 min. Discusses how the Great Lakes were formed by glaciers and how their drainage pattern was changed. Describes the flora, the fauna, and the Native Americans who have lived in the surrounding areas. Includes views of eachof the Great Lake's current shorelines and discusses specific characteristics of each lake. FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QH 104.5 .G7 H6 1995.

Rocks, Minerals, and Gemstones

MINERALS AND ROCKS 1979.
15 min. AGI/EBE earth science program. Investigates the structure and composition of minerals and describes methods and instruments used by mineralogists in analyzing some of the nearly 3,000 identified mineral species.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QE 363.2 .M56 1979x.

OUT OF THE ROCK 1991.
29 min. Takes a look at the importance of minerals in the past and present, and the technological challenges of the future. A wide-spread sampling of the Earth's crust has confirmed that adequate resources exist to meet human needs far, far into the future, if we manage them wisely.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QE 363.2 .O8 1991.

COLLECTING EARTH'S NATURAL TREASURES 1993.
51 min. A general introduction to the collecting of gem stones, minerals, and fossils. The viewer goes out on a dig, visits rock & mineral shows, and a lapidarist. Shows many beautiful examples, from private collections as well as museums such as the Gem Hall of the Smithsonian.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QE 366.2 .C6 1993.

MINERALS WITH ED KVETON 1987/1988.
64 min. College of DuPage Geology 100 students. A classroom lecture on the classification of minerals and on the observation of mineral properties in the laboratory.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QE 388 .M4 1995.

MINERALS 1965.
6 prints. Crystals.--Quartz.--Structures.--Sulfur.--Calcite and Aragonite.--Gems.
FORMAT= Study Print. LOCATION = Flat File QE 389 .I5 M5.

GEMS & MINERALS 1989.
45 min. Smithsonian video collection. The Smithsonian Institution opens its vaults to show some of the rarest gems in the world.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QE 392 .G45 1989.

SPLENDID STONES 1991.
56 min. National Geographic Society special. A discussion of diamonds, pearls, emeralds, rubies, and sapphires--how they are mined, made by man, and the businesses involved from production to the sale of a cut gemstone.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QE 392 .S75 1991.

GEMSTONES OF AMERICA 1991.
60 min. Learn how the Earth's crystals are formed and why they are so rare. Journey to the richest mines in the United States and learn how gems are mined and crafted into spectacular jewelry. Discover the world's rarest and most alluring gems as you're taken into the vaults and the high security room of the Gem and Mineral Collection at the Smithsonian Institution.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QE 392.5 .U5 G45 1991.

IGNEOUS AND METAMORPHIC ROCKS 1965.
6 study prints. Introduction to igneous rocks -- Composition of igneous rocks --Intrusive rocks and their forms -- Extrusive rocks and their forms -- What are metamorphic rocks? -- The process of metamorphism.
FORMAT = Study Print. LOCATION = Flat File QE 425.I5 I3.

THE ROCK CYCLE 1982.
22 min. Examines the rock cycle as a fundamental geologic process by which earth materials are formed and altered. Identifies the major types of rocks, and describes how they are affected by erosion, weathering, heat, and pressure.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QE 431.5 .R6 1982.

ROCKS THAT ORIGINATE UNDERGROUND 198-?
23 min. AGI-EBE earth science series. Examines the characteristics of rocks that form underground. Demonstrates that an analysis of crystals will indicate whether a rock is volcanic, plutonic, or metamorphic. Discusses the physical structure of rocks thrust to the earth's surface from geological cataclysms such as volcanoes and earthquakes.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QE 431.5 .R635 1980.

THE LANDSCAPE AND MINERAL RESOURCES OF ILLINOIS 1995.
15 min. Earth science series. Explores the mines and mineral resources of Illinios.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QE 445.I4 L36 1995.

SEDIMENTARY ROCKS 1968.
6 study prints. 1. The clastics.--2. Water-deposited sandstone.--3. Wind-deposited sandstone.--4. Shales.--5-6. Limestones.
FORMAT = Study Print. LOCATION = Flat File QE 471 .I5 S4.

SEDIMENTARY ROCKS 1989.
37 slides. A field trip in the classroom. Presents examples from various U.S. locations of marine and nonmarine sedimentary terrains and modern day depositional environments. Pictures organic, inorganic oxidized and reduced marine rocks, and marine fossils; coal deposits and dinosaur tracks and remains; aeolian loess and sand dune deposits; playas, saline and pluvial lake deposits and fluvial deposits.
FORMAT = Slide. LOCATION = General QE 471 .S4 1989.

METAMORPHIC ROCKS 1989, c1993.
20 slides. A field trip in the classroom. Presents aspects of metamorphism including contact metamorphism, relic bedding, mineralogy, and foliation of state, phyllite, schist, gneiss, and migmatite.
FORMAT = Slide. LOCATION = General QE 475.A2 M6 1993.

INTRUSIVE ROCKS c1989, c1994.
36 slides. A field trip in the classroom. Presents various aspects of intrusive rocks including granitic landscapes and exposed batholiths, shallow intrusives and dikes, intrusive processes, fracturing and weathering.
FORMAT = Slide. LOCATION = General QE 611 .I6 1994.

Paleontology / Fossils

I DIG FOSSILS 1993.
30 min. Join a boy and his father as they go out hunting for fossils in the Mazon Creek area. It's possible that with a little digging fossils older than dinosaurs can be found.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QE 714.5 .I3 1993.

FOSSILS: EXPLORING THE PAST 1986?.
16 min. Shows how scientists work in the field and in the laboratory with fossil remains in order to piece together the history of life on Earth. Examines techniques used to study fossils, from simple experiments to complex examination with electron microscopes.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QE 718 .F6 1986x.

THE BURGESS SHALE: IMPRESSIONS OF LIFE 1992.
45 min. Addresses some fascinating aspects of evolution as theory, with a focus on the Burgess Shale, a small quarry high in the Canadian Rockies where fossil remains of the earth's first animals have been preserved in exquisite detail for over 530 million years. Includes computer animation of the fossils found in the shale, as well as interviews with Stephen J. Gould and other experts in the areas of anthropology and evolutionary theory.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QE 770 .B8 1992.

PALEONTOLOGY. IV. SLICED ROCK 1977.
23 slides. Title on index sheet: Invertebrate paleontology. IV. A series of photographs taken at a 1:1 ratio of sliced, polished fossils and of sliced, polished fossiliferous rocks.
FORMAT = Slide. LOCATION = General QE 770 .P3 no.4 1977x.

FORM AND FUNCTION OF FOSSILS 1983.
28 min. The earth explored ; no. 102. A study of the ways in which the forms of fossilized sea creatures serve to demonstrate their probable behaviors when alive. Examines the Ammonite, an extinct mollusk.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QE 807.A5 F6 1983.

DINOSAUR GIANTS: FOUND! 2000.
94 min. Originally broadcast (c1999) as a segment of: National Geographic explorer. Three selections showcase the latest dinosaur discoveries. Africa's dinosaur giants -- Dinosaur egg hunt -- Sue the T. rex.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QE 861.4 .D5 2000.

WALKING WITH DINOSAURS 2000.
2 videocassettes (ca. 6 hr.) Originally produced for television broadcast in 1999. "Contains ... additional material not included on Discovery Channel broadcasts"--Container. Examines the 155-milion-year history of dinosaurs from the aggressive Coelophysis, who first learned to hunt in packs, to Tyrannosaurus Rex, the most terrifying carnivore on the planet.
FORMAT = VHS AND DVD. LOCATION = General QE 861.4 .W3 2000.

WHEN DINOSAURS RULED 2000.
5 videodiscs (ca. 260 min.) A five-part video set that takes viewers to several "lost worlds", each home to a unique cast of dinosaur characters. The land that time forgot presents dinosaur research in Africa and the legend of a creature called Mokele Mobombe. Birth of the giants shows the work of palaeontologists in Europe, particularly in the south of France where one of the largest dinosaur nesting sites was found. The real Jurassic Park describes North America when it was home to dinosaurs 68 million years ago. Ground zero follows the search for dinosaur remains in South America. At the ends of the earth explores the question of how dinosaurs survived in Australia's remote outback. [1] The land time forgot (ca. 52 min.) -- [2] Birth of giants (ca. 52 min) -- [3] The real Jurassic Park (ca. 52 min.) --[4] Ground zero (ca. 52 min.) -- [5] At the ends of the earth (ca. 52 min.)
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QE 861.4 .W4 2000.

THE DAY THE MESOZOIC DIED 2012.
34 min. Presents the story of the extraordinary detective work that solved the mystery of the disappearance of the dinosaurs at the end of the Cretaceous period.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QE 861.6 .E95 D39 2012.

THE CASE OF THE FLYING DINOSAUR 1992, c1991.
60 min. Broadcast on PBS as a segment of: Nova. Examines the question of whether the birds of today are descended from dinosaurs. The scientific argument centers around fossil finds- the first, in 1860, that seem to support the belief that birds are descended from reptiles, and the more recent fossil finds that seem to indicate that dinosaurs were the progenitors of birds.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QE 862 .C3 1992.

CURSE OF T. REX 1997.
55 min. A documentary on the legal battle surrounding 'Sue', a magnificent Tyrannosaurus rex fossil, found in the South Dakota badlands.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QE 862 .D5 C864 1997.

THE DEATH OF THE DINOSAUR 1992.
60 min. Originally broadcast on PBS, November 25, 1992 as the 4th segment of: Dinosaurs; taped off-air with permission. Explores the theories surrounding the extinction of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QE 862 .D5 D33 1992.

DINOSAUR! 1993, c1985.
48 min. A documentary exploration of the current "dinosaur mania" and the recent scientific discoveries concerning dinosaurs and their impact on life today.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QE 862 .D5 D49 1985.

DINOSAURS OF THE GOBI 1994.
60 min. Broadcast on BBC-TV as a segment of: Horizon; broadcast on PBS as a segment of: Nova. Accompany an expedition of scientists from the American Museum of Natural History as they explore the Gobi Desert and excavate dinosaur and other fossil remains.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QE 862 .D5 D5 1994.

FLESH ON THE BONES 1992.
60 min. Originally broadcast on PBS, November 23, 1992 as the 2nd segment of: Dinosaurs; taped off-air with permission. Considers the scientific dispute over whether dinosaurs were warmblooded or coldblooded; examines efforts to calculate their speed through footprints and shows scientists and amateur fossil hunters "prospecting for bones."
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QE 862 .D5 F53 1992.

FRAGMENTS OF TIME 1992.
29 min. The new explorers ; no. 211. Two paleontologists search for evidence of how the dinosaurs began by returning to the site in Argentina where, in 1988, they discovered the fossilized remains of a specimen of the earliest known dinosaur.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QE 862 .D5 F7 1992.

THE GREAT DINOSAUR HUNT 1990, c1988.
60 min. Originally produced for the television series: The infinite voyage. Discusses the history of dinosaur research and examines evidence from current research relating them to birds.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QE 862 .D5 G74 1990.

HOT BLOODED DINOSAURS 1977.
52 min. Broadcast as a segment of: Nova. Discusses recent discoveries that have shed light on the mystery of how dinosaurs lived. Argues that dinosaurs did not die out, but evolved into modern-day birds.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QE 862 .D5 H67 1994.

THE INFINITE VOYAGE. HOT AND COLD RUNNING DINOSAURS 1991.
60 min. Dr. Robert T. Bakker lectures on his discovery of two new species of dinosaurs found in collections of two museums. Dr. Bakker also takes exception to theories that these creatures were slow thinking and slow moving.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QE 862 .D5 I6 1991.

THE MONSTER EMERGES 1992.
60 min. Originally broadcast on PBS, November 22, 1992 as the 1st segment of: Dinosaurs; taped off-air with permission. Focuses on the pioneers of dinosaur research, including British paleontologist Richard Owen and American scientific rivals Othniel Charles Marsh and Edward Drinker Cope.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QE 862 .D5 M6 1992.

THE NATURE OF THE BEAST 1992.
60 min. Originally broadcast on PBS, November 24, 1992 as the 3rd segment of: Dinosaurs; taped off-air with permission. Reveals a complexity and social structure to dinosaurs that belies their image as merely wandering eating machines. Surveying creatures from the 150-foot seismosaurus to the tiny duckbill, presents evidence that they lived and traveled in organized groups.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QE 862 .D5 N3 1992.

SKELETONS IN THE SAND 1994.
60 min. Broadcast on PBS as a segment of: The new explorers. Deep in the Sahara Desert, Paul Sereno and his team dig through a massive dinosaur graveyard, uncovering two new species. Demonstrates the rigors of the expedition and the historical impact of Dr. Sereno's discoveries.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QE 862 .D5 S54 1994.

T. REX EXPOSED 1991.
58 min. Covers the 1990 excavation of the tyrannosaurus rex bones discovered in the Badlands of Montana in 1988, the most complete specimen of this genus of dinosaur in existence. Shows the techniques of excavation, how bones are examined, and how interpretations are made and disputed.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QE 862 .D5 T2 1991.

WHEN DINOSAURS ROAMED AMERICA 2001.
90 min. State-of-the-art computer animation with live-action landscapes bring the dinosaurs back to life where they lived, hunted and died in the very places we call home. The evolution of the dinosaur in America is traced from the giant Dilophosaurus to the T-Rex and Dromaeosaur.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QE 862 .D5 T2 1991.

THE ULTIMATE TYRANNOSAURUS REX GUIDE 1996.
50 min. Originally broadcast on the Discovery Channel. Explores the world of tyrannosaurus rex. Discusses the latest scientific evidence and controversies. Uses computer animation, archival photographs, and on-site interviews with paleontologists.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QE 862 .S3 U5 1996.

MAMMOTHS OF THE ICE AGE 1995.
56 min. Originally broadcast as a segment of Nova. Fossil evidence suggests answers to the mystery of why the mammoths died out. Was it the arrival of humans?
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QE 882 .P8 M36 1995.

LAST EXTINCTION 2009.
56 min. Originally broadcast as a segment of Nova. Iinvestigates a new theory which suggests the extinction of more than 34 types of large prehistoric mega-creatures, such as the saber-toothed cat and woolly mammoth, was caused by the massive breakup of a comet over the Great Lakes region at the end of the last Ice Age, some 12,900 years ago.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QH 721.2 .E97 L378 2009.

Hydrology

AFTER THE STORM 2006.
22 min. Forecast Earth. All across America people live, work, and play in watersheds, without knowing it. As this video shows, protecting the nation's water resources will take the awareness and effort of individual citizens. Three case studies (New York City, the Santa Monica Bay in California, and the Louisiana Gulf Coast and Gulf of Mexico) focus on the interconnections between water supply, water quality and the economic vitality and quality of life in our communities.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General GB 980 .A384 2006.

GROUNDWATER 1982.
18 min. Explains how groundwater originates and illustrates various forms in which it occurs. Uses animated sequences to show geological formations that result from erosion or deposition of groundwater, the properties that characterize good aquifers, and the importance of groundwater as a natural resource.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk GB 1001 .G7 1982.

GROUND WATER-- THE HIDDEN RESERVOIR 1983.
19 min. Earth science series. Animated diagrams and narration explain the role of ground water in the hydrologic cycle. Warns of dangers to underground water and describes what must be done to maintain a plentiful supply. Includes definitions of technical terms.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General GB 1003.2 .G7 1983.

RIVERS : THE WORK OF RUNNING WATER 1981.
22 min. Compares the Colorado and Mississippi rivers and reveals how running water sculpts the geologic features of the land. Documents the impact of the rivers' flooding on the surrounding terrain, uses animation in defining terms associated with erosion and sedimentation, and highlights the natural and economic roles of these important bodies of water.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk GB 1205 .R58 1981.

THE UNFORGIVING SKY 1991.
22 min. Discusses the value of the earth's finite water supply, its cycles, and the droughts that occur when those cycles are interrupted.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QC 929.26 .U8 1994.

JOURNEY TO THE FORGOTTEN RIVER 1990.
56 min. Describes seven years of change in the southern African country of Botswana when a severe drought forced animals to seek survival in the waters of the Linyanti River, seventy miles north of their natural habitat.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QC 929.28.B6 J6 1990.

RUNNING WATER 1989.
37 slides. A field trip in the classroom. Shows physical characteristics of streams and rivers, flooding, erosion, waterfalls, and sedimentation.
FORMAT: Slide. LOCATION = General QE 431.6.W38 R8 1989.

WATER: A CUTTING EDGE WITH TIME 1993, c1984.
28 min. Broadcast on PBS as a segment of: The earth explored. Discusses water and its effect on the earth's landscape through erosion, transportation, and deposition.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QE 431.6.W38 W3 1993.

THE AMAZON RIVER: PRISTINE AND UNPROTECTED 2009.
51 min. Mighty Amazon (1:49) -- Home on the Amazon (2:05) -- Mariscal Castilla (2:04) -- Vrzea Flood Plains (2:00) -- Fishing the Amazon (2:10) -- Iquitos - Jungle Metropolis (2:14) -- Poverty on the River (0:40) -- Medicine Market (2:57) -- Pollution (1:46) -- Nature's Adaptation (1:48) -- Understanding the Eco-system (1:52) -- Documenting a Species (1:34) -- Boto Dolphin (2:31) -- Manaus - Paris of the Tropics (2:38) -- Caiman - Crocodilian Reptiles (3:21) -- Balbina Dam (2:31) -- Gross Negligence (2:32) -- Drought of 2005 (2:43) -- Death by Deforestation (2:36) -- Santarem, Brazil (3:11) -- Changing the Landscape (1:24) -- Shanty Town Suburbs (2:02) -- Amazon - A Vital Link (2:27) Stretching over 4,000 miles across South America, the Amazon River has long defied human efforts to tame it. Not a single bridge crosses it, and not one dam halts its flow. This program visits urban centers on the banks of the Amazon and examines new attempts to harness-or exploit-the river's energy and natural abundance. The journey begins at Iquitos-a Peruvian city blighted by poverty and inaccessible by road. Next is Manaus, a hub of tourism and industry in Brazil-and an effective springboard to discussions of controversial dam proposals. At the mouth of the Amazon, viewers find Belem, where the river is both agriculturally productive and highly vulnerable to development.
FORMAT = Streaming video.

THE NILE RIVER: SHARED OR MONOPOLIZED? 2009.
52 min. The Nile - River of Conflict (2:22) -- Journey of the Nile (2:24) -- Nile House Boats (2:28) -- Egyptian Pyramids (1:55) -- Water Sellers (2:45) -- Fighting for the Nile (1:57) -- Farming the Nile Valley (3:00) -- Agriculture in Decline (1:43) -- Modernizing Egypt (1:32) -- The High Damn of Egypt (2:40) -- Desert Irrigation (2:05) -- The Lion's Share (1:40) -- Ethiopia on the Front Line (2:41) -- The Blue Nile (2:02) -- Farming in Ethiopia (1:49) -- Fetching Water (1:25) -- Summer Rains (1:33) -- Respecting the Nile (2:20) -- Blue Nile Sacrifice (1:35) -- Lake Tana - Source of a Great River (2:26) -- Breaking Free of Egypt (3:02) -- Tekese Dam (2:58) -- Nile River Compromise (3:1 Were it not for the elemental forces of the Nile River, the great architecture of ancient Egypt and Ethiopia might never have been built. But in today's water-starved world, the river could lead both countries down a destructive path. This program examines lives and livelihoods that depend on the Nile, from the humble to the hugely ambitious. In Egypt, viewers encounter a struggling Cairo fishing family, a father-and-son farming team, and the nation's irrigation minister, who discusses diverting part of the river into a new valley. Moving to the source of the Nile, the program depicts Ethiopia's efforts to exploit the river-a series of hydroelectric projects that have created tension with Egypt.
FORMAT = Streaming video.

THE RHINE: RIVER OF UNITY AND DIVERSITY 2009.
51 min. The Rhine River - A Shared Journey (2:00) -- The Lifeblood of Europe (2:09) -- Port of Rotterdam (1:56) -- Safeguarding the Port (3:15) -- Folklore in the Rhine (2:00) -- Fishing the Rhine (1:25) -- Crossing the Rhine -Operation 'Market Garden' (3:15) -- Barges - Family Tradition (2:23) -- Duisburg, Germany (2:12) -- The Deutsches Eck (1:40) -- Straightening a River (1:27) -- Invasive species (2:36) -- The Romantic Rhine (1:45) -- Kristallnacht (1:59) -- Turkish Immigration (2:58) -- The Integration of Germany (1:51) -- Caught in the Middle (2:04) -- Wine Country (1:52) -- Catastrophe on the Rhine (2:30) -- A New Beginning (1:30) -- Rhine Waterfalls (1:34) -- Rhinewaldhorn glacier (2:46) -- Saving a River (3:32) Rich in history, the Rhine feeds Europe's collective identity-as well as its divisions. Flowing from Switzerland through Austria, Germany, France, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands, the river intersects a multitude of towns and cities in the process. This program follows the Rhine on its multifaceted journey and examines economic, political, environmental, and historical issues surrounding it. Viewers travel from Rotterdam, where vessels laden with goods leave Europe, to Hinterrhein, a Swiss town beneath the Rhinewaldhorn glacier. Along the way, the program examines invasive species, the threat of chemical spills, the horror of Kristallnacht, and the immigrant experience in Europe.
FORMAT = Streaming video.

Oceanography

Overviews

THE BLUE PLANET: SEAS OF LIFE 2002.
4 videodiscs (394 min.) or 4 videocassettes (392 min.) Startling wildlife photography reveals the sea and its communities at their most fearsome and alluring in this landmark BBC mini-series on the ocean, a world we know less about than the moon. [v. 1]. Ocean world ; Frozen seas -- [v. 2]. Open ocean ; The deep -- [v. 3]. Seasonal seas ; Coral seas -- [v. 4]. Tidal seas ; Coasts.
FORMAT = VHS and DVD. LOCATION = General GC 11.2 .B582 2002. (VHS) or GC 11.2 .B58 2002. (DVD)

OCEANOGRAPHY: EXPLORING EARTH'S FINAL WILDERNESS 2011.
6 videodiscs (ca. 1080 min.) Great courses. Science & mathematics. Lecturer: Harold J. Tobin, professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Presents a scientific expedition to fathom the ocean's mysteries. Contents:Disc 1: Diving in: the ocean adventure -- Explorers, navigators, pioneering scientists -- Ocean basics and ocean basins -- Mapping the sea: soundings to satellites -- Habitats: sunlit shelves to the dark abyss -- The spreading sea floor and mid-ocean ridges -- Disc 2: The plunging sea floor and deep-sea trenches -- The formation of the earth and its ocean -- The early ocean and the origins of life -- Marine sediments: archives of the ocean -- Offshore oil and gas: resources and risks -- The enduring chemistry of seawater -- Disc 3: How the physics of water controls the ocean -- Waves: motion in the ocean -- Rogue waves and tsunami -- Tides in theory and practice -- Marine life, energy, and food webs -- Tiny plankton: the most abundant life on earth -- DIsc 4: Soft-bodied life in the dark, open depths -- Swimming: the many fish in the sea -- Marine birds, reptiles, and mammals -- Whaling, fisheries, and farming the ocean -- Where sea meets the land and why coasts vary -- Where rivers meet the sea: estuaries and deltas -- Disc 5: Coastal erosion: beaches and sea cliffs -- Tidal life, sea forests, and coral reefs -- Deep bottom life and hydrothermal vents -- Trade winds: the circulation of heat and wind -- Heavy weather: storms and hurricanes -- The Gulf stream to gyres: vast surface currents -- Disc 6: Upwelling, downwelling, and El Nino -- The deepest, slowest river: Polar bottom water -- The ocean and global climate -- The warming, rising sea -- Marine pollution: the impact of toxins -- The future ocean.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General GC 11.2 .O243 2011.

UNDERSTANDING OCEANS 1998.
50 min. Originally broadcast on The Learning Channel television program Understanding in 1996. Explore the characteristics of the ocean's personality, from the volatile cross-currents to health issues, from endangered sea creatures to the reality of light on the ocean floor.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General GC 21 .U534 1998.

OCEAN ODYSSEY 2006.
116 min. Blending state-of-the-art digital graphics with real footage, Ocean Odyssey is a breathtaking underwater adventure that fully immerses you in the beauty and dangers of the deep.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General GC 65 .O343 2006.

AMERICA'S NEW FRONTIER between 1992 and 1994.
27:30 Describes the U.S. Geological Survey's effort to map and explore the entire ocean floor within 200 miles of all American coastlines, using Gloria sidescan sonar. Graphic overlays and animation highlight the team's discoveries: submarine volcanoes, channel ways, and landslides.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk GC 87 .A6 1992.

THE SEA 1965.
6 prints, 13" x 18", color Contents: 1. Islands in the sea. 2. Sea temperatures. 3. Shores of the sea. 4. Salinity of the sea. 5. Currents in the sea. 6. Waves in the sea.
FORMAT = Study Print. LOCATION = Flat File GC 201 I5 S4.

TOPOGRAPHY OF THE SEA FLOOR 1967.
6 study prints : col. ; 33x46 cm. Contents: 1. Echo sounding.--2. Continental margin.--3. Submarine canyons.--4. Seamounts.--5. Mid-ocean mountains.--6. Trenches.
FORMAT = Study Print. LOCATION = Flat File GC 201 I5 S4.

OCEANFLOOR LEGACY: A CRITICAL JUNCTURE 1991.
28:30 min. Describes the sidescan sonar mapping and study of the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary 25 miles west of San Francisco. The survey was conducted to find 47,000 drums containing low level radioactive waste dumped there between 1947 and 1970.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk GC 856 .O3 1991.

THE STATE OF THE PLANET'S OCEANS 2009.
57 min. or 32 min. Originally produced in 2009 as an episode of: Journey to planet Earth. Includes abridged version (32 min.) "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.
Loss of the cod fishery (Portugal & New England) -- Marine sanctuaries (Dry Tortugas) -- Glacier melt (Greenland) -- Sea level rise (Bangladesh & India) -- Glacier melt (Peru) -- Effect of climate change on oceans -- Return of the whale shark (Belize) -- Oceanographer & explorer Sylvia Earle.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = Circulation Desk GC 1018 .S738 2009.

DANGER AT THE BEACH 1991.
58 min. An examination of the growing dangers of toxic waste and ocean degradation along U.S. coastal waters.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General GC 1085 .D36 1991.

CLIMATE CHANGE 1: THE ARCTIC ODYSSEY 2007.
45 min. Environmental studies series. This documentary follows the year-round trip of the CCGS Amundsen, a Canadian research ice-breaker, on an unparalleled scientific mission where some 40 scientists from a dozen countries study the area's fragile ecosystem.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QC 981.8 .G56 C556 2007.

COASTAL PROCESSES 1989.
20 slides. A field trip in the classroom. Examines coastal erosional and depositional processes. Includes drowned, emerging rocky, and sedimentary shorelines; sea cliffs; wave cut platforms; arches; black sand beaches; and other features.
'FORMAT = Slide. LOCATION = General QE 451.2 .C6 1989.

SECRETS OF UNDERWATER VOLCANOES 1994.
60 min. 500 miles off the coast of Mexico and 2 miles below the ocean surface, on a quest to unlock the mysteries of underwater volcanoes, the film crew of a research submarine shoots video footage that reveals how the ocean floor canyons that make up the mid-ocean ridge were and are still being formed. Also introduces viewers to lifeforms that survive in the extremely hot, highly toxic environment around thermal vents.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QE 524 .S4 1994.

Waves / Currents / El Nino

WAVES ON WATER 1989.
16 min. Uses principles discovered in the laboratory as a basis for interpreting the characteristics of waves and wave motion on the sea surface. Identifies wind as the most common source of a wave's energy, and points out that observation of waves in a tank reveals that the particles in a wave describe circular orbits of a size inversely related to depth.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk GC 211.2 .W38 1989.

ADRIFT ON THE GULF STREAM 1989.
60 min. Originally produced as an episode of the television program Nova. Describes the Gulf Stream's impact on man since the time of Columbus and the trends in modern study of North Atlantic Ocean currents. Includes the use of oceanographic instruments and computer mapping techniques that aid in understanding ocean-atmospheric interaction.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General GC 296 .G9 A47 1989.

CHASING EL NINO 1998.
60 min. Originally produced as an episode of the television program Nova. NOVA explores El Nino's myths, reveals its devastation and explains its fascinating origins. Scientists track El Nino with a series of information-gathering buoys stationed across the Pacific Basin. The data provides both answers and raises questions.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General GC 296.8.E4 C43 1998.

EL NINO AND THE LINK BETWEEN OCEANS, ATMOSPHERE AND WEATHER [1998], c1997.
24 min. Presents information on El Nino, the weather phenomenon that originates in the tropical Pacific but delivers power-packed climatic changes throughout the world. Shows how meteorologists are studying El Nino as a model for the possible consequences of other extreme weather events, including man-made ones like excessive global warming.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General GC 296.8.E4 E5 1998.

TROUBLED WATERS: EL NINO '98 1998.
23 min. Examines how El Nino has set off a chain reaction of weather effects worldwide, including storms, mudslides, floods, famine and drought.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General GC 296.8.E4 T7 1998.

EL NINO: DROUGHT TO DELUGE 1992.
26 min. Describes El Nino, a complex interaction of atmosphere and ocean off South America, which happens every few years. Explains how it causes abnormal weather.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk GC 296.8.E5 E5 1994.

THE LIFE AND TIMES OF EL NINO 2005.
50 min. This program follows El Niño's deadly path through human history and the progress science has made in understanding the phenomenon. The effects of El Niño are presented in detail, including an 1878 outbreak of yellow fever in Tennessee, a concurrent drought that ravaged much of China, and more recent calamities that have brought the true nature of this climatic occurrence to light. Focusing on high-tech advances in meteorology, the video outlines El Niño's significance in the global warming debate and illustrates the use of computer models that can predict its next appearance.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General GC 296.8.E4 L544 2005.

THE RETURN OF THE CHILD 1990.
27 min. The Blue revolution ; 7. Charts the birth and development of the weather system El Nino.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QC 863.4 .R4 1990.

Tsunamis

AMERICA'S TSUNAMI: ARE WE NEXT? 2005.
100 min. "On December 26, 2004, the world's deadliest tsunami hit the coast of Thailand. Nearly a year later, a team of dedicated scientists has come together to determine the exact cause of the catastrophe, where the next tsunami may strike and how it can be prevented. Join divers as they head to the ocean floor to investigate a critical seabed, one larger than the entire Alps mountain range and likely a key component in the development of Asian tsunamis. On a journey miles below the surface of the Indian Ocean, specialists search for answers that could save millions of lives across the globe and here at home" - Discovery.com website.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General GC 221.2 .A647 2005.

TIDAL WAVE 1997.
50 min. Originally broadcast as a segment of: Raging planet. Tidal waves, also known as tsunamis, are walls of water rising from the shallows, sometimes a hundred feet high and hundreds of miles wide, approaching speeds of 500 miles per hour. Shows how they form and surveys the consequences when they strike land.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General GC 221.2 .T532 1997.

TSUNAMI: KILLER WAVE 1997 and 2005.
60 min. "A National Geographic Explorer presentation"--Container. Travel the Pacific Rim to track the underwater earthquakes that spawn tsunamis and watch as residents of this seismically volatile region brace for the next killer wave. Hawaii's high risk -- Tsunami fury -- Pacific Tsunami Warning Center -- Japan's constant threat -- Defending Japan -- Honoring the dead -- California's tidal wave -- Cascadia subduction zone -- Tsunami preparations -- Conclusion.
FORMAT = VHS and DVD. LOCATION = General GC 221.2 .T78 2005 or 1997.

TSUNAMI: WAVE OF DESTRUCTION 2005.
124 min. Examines the chain of events that led to the devastating destruction in South Asia and explores the impact of relief efforts in the region. It explains the science of tsunamis and looks back at other catastrophic natural disasters.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General GC 221.2 .T785 2005.

WAVE THAT SHOOK THE WORLD 2005.
56 min. On 12/26/04 a series of tidal waves killed thousands and devastated communities around the Indian Ocean. With around 100 tsunamis striking the world's coastlines each decade, Nova investigates what made the recent event so powerful and catastrophic.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General GC 221.2 .W38 2005.

Natural Disasters

Overviews

NATURAL DISASTER 1997. 35 min. Explores the forces that shape our planet and affect our lives, from hurricanes to volcanoes. Rare footage reveals the Earth at its most violent.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General GB 5014 .N3 1997.

NATURE'S FURY! 1995.
60 min. Depicts the destructive power of tornadoes, earthquakes, hurricanes, and floods, stories of heroism and tragedy associated with these events, and scientists' efforts to study and predict them.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General GB 5014 .N3 1995.

NATURAL DISASTER 1997.
35 min. Eyewitness video series. Explores the forces that shape our planet and affect our lives, from hurricanes to volcanoes. Rare footage reveals the Earth at its most violent.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General GB 5014 .N3 1997.

NATURAL DISASTERS 1996.
52 min. The amazing video collection ; v. 4. Presents real encounters with earthquakes, tornadoes, volcanoes, floods, avalanches and more.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General GB 5014 .N38 1996.

GREAT WEATHER CATASTROPHES 1993.
25:40 min. Discusses disaster preparedness and compares three sets of weather-related catastrophes. Includes the Florida Keys hurricane of 1935 and Hurricane Andrew, three floods in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, and the blizzards of 1888 and 1993.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QC 941 .G7 1994.

GEOLOGIC HAZARDS 1989.
36 slides. Field trip in the classroom. Presents examples of geologic hazards found in the United States, including sinkholes and land subsidence, earthquakes, volcanism, human-caused problems, mass wasting, and running water.
'FORMAT= Slide. LOCATION = General QE 517.5 .G4 1989.

Desertification

GLOBAL WARMING: DROUGHT AND DESERTIFICATION 2004.
32 min. Describes desertification as a result of continued drought caused by global warming. Provides regional examples of increased desertification around the world.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk GB 611 .G58 2004.

UNDERSTANDING DROUGHT AND DESERTIFICATION 1994.
29 min. Explains the terminology used to discuss drought and the process of desertification. Shows which lands are in danger of becoming deserts. Discusses the impact of people on the lands and offers possible solutions to the desertification problem.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk GB 611 .U6 1994.

THE UNFORGIVING SKY 1991.
22 min. Discusses the value of the earth's finite water supply, its cycles, and the droughts that occur when those cycles are interrupted.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QC 929.26 .U8 1994.

JOURNEY TO THE FORGOTTEN RIVER 1990.
56 min. Describes seven years of change in the southern African country of Botswana when a severe drought forced animals to seek survival in the waters of the Linyanti River, seventy miles north of their natural habitat.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QC 929.28.B6 J6 1990.

Avalanches and Landslides

AVALANCHE 1997.
50 min. Originally broadcast as a segment of: Raging planet. Shows that avalanches are unpredictable, unstoppable killers and that they are not just made of snow. Also shows techniques used by avalanche controllers to make snow-covered slopes safer.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QC 929 .A8 A93 1997.

LANDSLIDE: GRAVITY KILLS 2001.
53 min. Experts from U.S. Geological Survey examine the causes of landslides and discuss new ways of predicting their occurrence. Includes action footage, and interviews. Uses experiments and computer graphics for illustration.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QE599.A2 L363 2001.

Floods

THE VALLEY OF THE GIANT: MISSISSIPPI RIVER STORY 2007.
27 min. Explores the Army Corps of Engineers' methods of maintaining the Mississippi River as a safe navigational channel. It also chronicles how the Corps has built countless levees, dams, floodways, etc., in order to prevent a reoccurence of the massive destruction of the delta that resulted from the 1927 flood.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General F 354 .V355 2007

RIVERS : THE WORK OF RUNNING WATER 1981.
22 min. Compares the Colorado and Mississippi rivers and reveals how running water sculpts the geologic features of the land. Documents the impact of the rivers' flooding on the surrounding terrain, uses animation in defining terms associated with erosion and sedimentation, and highlights the natural and economic roles of these important bodies of water.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk GB 1205 .R58 1981.

CYCLONE: SECOND WAVE 2006.
22 min. Originally broadcast as segments of: Forecast Earth. Discusses the heavy flooding in Houston after Hurricane Allison, the flooding in North Carolina after Hurricane Floyd, and the dangers of driving into flooded waters. Tropical cyclone inland flooding -- NWS flood severity scale -- Turn around don't drown.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General GB 1399 .C935 2006.

FLOOD [1998], c1997.
54 min. Originally broadcast as a segment of: Raging planet. floods.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General GB 1399 .F4 1998.

FLOOD 2009.
44 min. Witness the destructive power of water when floods strike without warning. The program observes these events up-close, from the overwhelming storm surge of Hurricane Katrina to the destructive landslides in Venezuela to the misery caused by the Mississippi River floods. Structural engineers and meteorologists explain the dangerous nature of flash floods as well as slow-building water.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General GB 1399 .F566 2009

MYSTERY OF THE MEGAFLOOD 2006.
56 min. Originally broadcast in 2005 as a segment of: Nova. With the help of stunningly realistic animation, Nova takes viewers back to the Ice Age to reveal what happened when an enormous ice dam broke, unleashing a titanic flood that swept herds of woolly mammoth and everything else into oblivion.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General GB 1399 .M97 2006.

FLOOD FORECASTING 1986.
20 min. Observes the operation of satellites, weather balloons, and other tools used by meteorologists in flood forecasting. Discusses how flood warnings are provided via computer and satellite synthesis of environmental and atmospheric data.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General GB 1399.2 .F5 1986.

FLOOD [1998], c1997.
54 min. Captures harrowing images and catastrophic devastation caused by floods.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General GB 1399 .F4 1998.

THE WATER'S EDGE: PROFITS AND POLICY BEHIND THE RISING CATASTROPHE OF FLOODS 2006.
57 min. Examines the systemic failures behind the growing catastrophe of floods in this country. Through an amazing collection of flood footage and in-depth coverage of repetitive flood victims, this movie uncovers the profiteering and neglect that ensure increasing devastation for our ever-urbanizing society. National picture -- Texas floods (1972 & 1998) -- The 100-year flood myth -- Local politics -- Tropical Storm Allison (2001) -- Texas flood repeated -- A prediction -- Hurricane Katrina (2005) -- Post Katrina speech.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION= General GB 1399.3 .W384 2006.

WATER'S FURY 2004.
22 min. Examines flash floods, river floods, flood damage, flood forecasting, and the work of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General GB 1399.3 .W384 2004.

GREAT CHICAGO FLOOD 1998.
50 min. Originally broadcast in 1993 as a segment of: New explorers. Discusses the April 13, 1992, flood of the Chicago Loop, focusing on the engineering problems that were presented in stopping the flood and draining the water from basements and underground tunnels. Also includes a second adventure, called Dive into darkness about small creatures found in a cave beneath Grand Bahama Island being replicated in the lab by Dr. Jill Yenger.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General GB 1399.4.I3 G743 1998.

Hurricanes and Tornadoes

CYCLONE: SECOND WAVE 2006.
22 min. Originally broadcast as segments of: Forecast Earth. Discusses the heavy flooding in Houston after Hurricane Allison, the flooding in North Carolina after Hurricane Floyd, and the dangers of driving into flooded waters. Tropical cyclone inland flooding -- NWS flood severity scale -- Turn around don't drown.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General GB 1399 .C935 2006.

STORM THAT DROWNED A CITY 2006.
56 min. Originally broadcast in 2005 as an episode of: Nova. Featuring eyewitness testimony, Nova takes an in-depth look at what made Hurricane Katrina so deadly and analyzes how, despite technically sophisticated flood and storm defenses, this event has resulted in unprecedented destruction for the Gulf Coast. In less than 12 hours on August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina devastated the Louisiana coast, leading to more than a thousand deaths and transforming a city of over one million into an uninhabitable swamp. "Storm That Drowned a City" is NOVA's definitive investigation into the science of Hurricane Katrina, combining a penetrating analysis of what went wrong with a dramatic, minute-by-minute unfolding of events told through eyewitness testimony. What made this storm so deadly? Will powerful hurricanes like Katrina strike more often? How accurately did scientists predict its impact, and why did the levees protecting New Orleans fail?
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General HV 636 2005 .U6 S867 2006.

CYCLONE 1996.
60 min. Originally produced as a National Geographic special in 1975. Chronicles some of the most violent tornadoes, hurricanes, typhoons and other storms in history.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk and General QC 941 .C9 1996.

GREAT WEATHER CATASTROPHES 1993.
25:40 min. Discusses disaster preparedness and compares three sets of weather-related catastrophes. Includes the Florida Keys hurricane of 1935 and Hurricane Andrew, three floods in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, and the blizzards of 1888 and 1993.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QC 941 .G7 1994.

STORMS, THE RESTLESS ATMOSPHERE 1974.
21 min., 28 sec. AGI-EBE earth science program. Describes the atmospheric conditions which create thunderstorms, tornadoes, and hurricanes. Shows how stresses built up in atmospheric heat and circulation are dissipated in storms.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QC 941 .S7 1974.

STORMWATCHER: A VIDEO SPOTTERS GUIDE 1994.
44 min. Describes basic conditions and cloud formations necessary for the development of thunderstorms and tornadoes. Shows footage of actual storms from the Great Plains.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QC 941 .S8 1994.

YOUR FAMILY, OUT OF HARM'S WAY 1990?.
22 min.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QC 941 .Y6 1994.

HURRICANE 1997.
50 min. Originally broadcast as a segment of: Raging planet. Follows a hurricane's methodical trip across the Atlantic Ocean, where it gathers momentum and air mass, drawing in warm, moist air and spinning in tighter and tighter circles.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QC 944 .H8 1997.

MONSTERS OF THE DEEP 1996.
57 min. Originally broadcast as a segment of: Savage skies. Visits the Florida residents who survived 1992's hurricane Andrew, the United States' costliest natural disaster; examines the causes of hurricanes; and delves into the phenomenon known as "El Nino," a current in the Pacific Ocean with far-reaching effects on weather. Issued in container with: Fire and rain ; Riders on the storm ; The winter's tale.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QC 944 .M6 1996.

DANGER'S EDGE 1991.
22 min. Program uses major storms to extract memorable lessons on the structure of hurricanes and how each storm might have been less damaging with better preparedness.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QC 945 .D3 1994.

FORCE FOUR 1990.
24 min. Features the devastating effect of Hurricane Hugo on South Carolina.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QC 945 .F6 1994.

HURRICANE! 1989.
58 min. A segment from the television program: Nova. Traces the path of Hurricane Gilbert which struck the Caribbean and the Gulf of Mexico from Sept. 11 to 16, 1988. Also presents the work of research scientists at the Hurricane Research Division and officials at the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami, Florida, who work to predict the path and intensity of a hurricane in time to warn coastal populations in its path.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QC 945 .H86 1989.

THE ENEMY WIND 1992.
22 min. Title on guide: Project tornado. Explains how tornadoes develop and shows footage of tornado destruction. Looks at the use of technology by meteorologists to more accurately forecast tornadoes.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QC 955 .E53 1992.

INSIDE THE MEGASTORM 2013.
60 min. Inside the Megastorm takes viewers moment by moment through Hurricane Sandy, its impacts and the future of storm protection. Through first person accounts from those who survived, and from experts and scientists, Inside the Megastorm gives scientific context to a new breed of storms.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QC 945 .I57 2013.

RIDERS ON THE STORM 1996.
59 min. Originally broadcast as a segment of: Savage skies. Follows some intrepid individuals as they attempt to predict storm behavior either to avert disaster or to capture some of its excitement and natural beauty. Also combines video and eyewitness reports to recreate a harrowing spring afternoon in 1991 when a family of tornados ripped through Kansas. Issued in container with: Fire and rain ; Monsters of the deep ; The winter's tale.
FORMAT = Videorecording. LOCATION = General QC955 .S3 1996.

TORNADO: ON-THE-SPOT TRAINING 1986?.
22 min. Introduces severe storm spotters to the individual characteristics and vagaries of real-time, moving tornadoes.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QC 955 .T56 1986.

TORNADO! [1992], c1985.
60 min. Nova adventures in science. Follows a chase team of scientists as they pursue nature's most destructive and elusive weather phenomenon.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QC 955 .T6 1992.

TORNADO 1997.
50 min. Originally broadcast as a segment of: Raging planet. Every year in the United States, humid air flowing north from the Gulf of Mexico meets cool, dry air from Canada, spawning hundreds of the violent, twisting storms called tornadoes. Visit Oklahoma, Kansas, and Texas where more people are killed by the fearsome funnels than in any other region.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QC 955 .T66 1997.

TORNADO GLORY: EXPERIENCE THE REAL CHASE 2006.
56 min. Get ready to experience the amazing beauty and violent fury of Tornado Alley in this groundbreaking documentary. Filmmaker Ken Cole puts you in the passenger seat with Joel Taylor and Reed Timmer, two young storm chasers living their dream in Storm Season, 2003. Special features: Audio commentary by director, audio commentary by the storm chasers, The science of storm chasing, and trailer.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QC 955 .T674 2006.

TORNADO INTERCEPT 2006.
52 min. Originally broadcast on the National Geographic Channel in 2005. A scientist and a filmmaker explore the intricate and potentially deadly forces of a tornado by driving into the heart of an actual storm in a specially-designed vehicle made of 8,000 pounds of steel plating and bulletproof glass. Includes bonus program: Into the tornado.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QC955 .T676 2006.

TWISTER CHASERS 2007.
50 min. Dr. Christopher Weiss and Roger Hill track a lethal F4 tornado and show the horrific effects tornadoes have. Also features two sisters who put their lives at risk to track supercell storms.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QC 955 .T957 2007.

HUNT FOR THE SUPERTWISTER 2004.
56 min. NOVA. Little on earth can withstand the violent fury of an F5 tornado. A churning vortex with wind speeds over 300 mph, these tornadoes create immense swaths of death and destruction in a matter of seconds. Today, experts are exploring the supertwister's complex inner workings in bold new ways in the hopes of one day being able to accurately predict the occurrences of tornadoes. Top scientists and meteorologists work within miles of these ferocious twisters to gather data and create forecasting models that may someday save countless lives. Special DVD-ROM features: printable materials for educators (PDF); access to the "Hunt for the supertwister" web site.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QC 955 .U5 H868 2004.

WINDY CITY TORNADO 2006.
50 min.) Originally produced as a segment of: Mega disasters. Using footage of the April 21, 1967 Oak Lawn tornado, this program discusses the possibilty of a future disaster if a tornado were to strike in the "Loop"
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QC 955.5 .I5 W563 2006.

THE CHASE 1995.
42 min. Discusses the contribution of tornado "storm chasers" and home video footage as information gathering tools for use in weather science and public safety.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QC 955.5 .U5 C4 1995.

TORNADO VIDEO CLASSICS: THE TORNADO : APPROACHING THE UNAPPROACHABLE 1992.
120 min. Originally intended as a supplement to the book: Significant Tornadoes, 1880-1989 / by Thomas P. Grazulis. The 1st work presents a mostly chronological history of tornado research with motion picture photography and modern videography. It explains how tornadoes are formed, gives their characteristics, and tells of the destruction they cause. The 2nd work, originally released in 1972 by Environmental Films, examines a variety of techniques--photography, radar, statistical studies, and case histories—used in studying the characteristics of tornadoes (21 min.).
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QC 955.5 .U5 G74 1992.

TORNADO VIDEO CLASSICS. 2. THE MAGNIFICENT PUZZLE 1993.
117 min. Examines tornado risk and climatology with striking footage of actual tornadoes. Discusses the Fujita Scale of Tornado Intensity.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QC 955.5 .U5 G74 pt. 2, 1993.

TORNADO VIDEO CLASSICS : THE ULTIMATE TORNADO EXPERIENCE. VOLUME THREE [1996], c1995.
120 min. A description of Project VORTEX (Verification of the Origin of Rotation in Tornadoes EXperiment) and footage of some world-class tornado chases.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QC 955.5 .U5 G74 pt.3, 1996.

SECRETS OF THE TORNADO 1998.
120 min. Examines the fundamentals of building physical tornado models. Also speculates about the mechanics of tornado formation and how they might be duplicated in a physical model. Introductory tornado video -- Tom Grazulis with simulators -- Mesocyclones -- Landspouts -- Computer simulations -- RFD-clear slot -- Chase hazards --Seismograph deployment -- Edited Dillocam -- Cloud seeding -- History of simulators -- 40" introduction -- Beam compass construction -- Tube drilling -- 40" construction and demo -- 24" construction and demo -- Tall model -- 48" construction and demo -- Eight-foot, walk-in design -- Box and slit design -- Multiple vortices -- Wrap-up -- Uninterrupted tornado video.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QC 955.5 .U5 S4 1998.

SUPPLEMENT #1 TO SECRETS OF THE TORNADO AND TORNADO VIDEO CLASSICS 1998.
120 min. A compilation of uninterrupted video footage of tornadoes, including the Oakfield, Wisconsin tornado of 1997. Includes three historical tornado films from the 1970's: Terrible Tuesday; Tornadoes: a spotter's guide; and Day of the killer tornadoes.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QC 955.5 .U5 S4 1998, suppl.

TORNADAOES, A SPOTTER'S GUIDE 1982.
16 min. Designed to aid in the training of community spotters in visual detection and reporting of severe storms and tornadoes.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QC 955.5 .U5 T6 1982.

TORNADOES!! 1993.
60 min. Video photography of 46 tornadoes over the last 40 years. Includes 9 minutes of the Andover, Kansas tornado of 1991.
FORMAT= VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QC 955.5.U5 T63 1993.

TWISTER : FURY ON THE PLAINS 1996, c1995.
60 min. Storm Chasers test their courage by capturing on video the fury of some of the most destructive tornadoes that have occurred in the United States.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QC 955.5.U5 T95 1996, pt.1.

TWISTER 2: THE TERROR CONTINUES 1996.
55 min. Storm Chasers test their courage by capturing on video the fury of some of the most destructive tornadoes that have occurred in the United States.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QC 955.5.U5 T95 1996, pt.2.

TWISTERS!: NATURE'S FURY 1996.
90 min. Part 1 features the scientists of "Project Vortex" (characterized in the new hit movie) and leading storm chasers. Part 2 includes home videos and a countdown of the top ten most destructive tornado video sequences.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QC 955.5.U5 T97 1996.

NOVA. DEADLIEST TORNADOES 2012.
60 min. Looks at the scientists striving to understand the forces at work behind the 2011 tornado outbreak. Could their work improve tornado prediction in the future? Nova also talks to people whose lives have been upended by these extreme weather events in an effort to learn how we all can protect ourselves and our communities for the future/
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QC 955.5 .U6 D433 2012

STORM CHASERS 1995, c1994.
50 min. Cruising a desolate stretch of Oklahoma known as "Tornado Alley", a group of thrill seekers known as the "Storm Chasers" risk their lives to capture astonishing up-close video footage of the raw power, strange beauty, and howling force of these incredible storms.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QC 955.5.U6 T67 1995.

Astronomy / Space Exploration

Overviews

THE STARRY MESSENGER [1988?], c1974.
52 min. Highlights man's early study of astronomy. Traces the origins of the scientific revolution through the conflict between fact and religious dogma.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QB 15 .S8 1988.

GALILEO'S BATTLE FOR THE HEAVENS c2002.
(1 hr., 54 min) Based on the book Galileo's daughter by Dava Sobel. Originally broadcast in the television series Nova. Dramatization of Galileo Galilei's life, including his scientific achievements and his defense of his controversial theory that the earth revolves around the sun. Also includes how letters from his illegitimate daughter, Maria Celeste, a cloistered nun, have shed new light on Galileo's discoveries and his trial for heresy.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QB 36 .G2 S65 2002.

TIMOTHY FERRIS [2002].
90 min. Based on the book: Seeing in the dark / Timothy Ferris. Recorded on October 23, 2002 in the McAninch Arts Center, as part of the College Lecture Series. Timothy Ferris delivers a lecture on cosmology and presents readings from his book. He provides a real sense of the vastness of the universe.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATIONS = General and Archives. QB 43 .F471 2002.

THE NIGHT SKY 1969.
11 min. Second edition of: Exploring the night sky. Discusses the change in man's knowledge of space from the early Greek beliefs in mythology to the observations of today's scientists. Uses a cartoon figure to show the conditions found on the moon, Venus, and Mars. Explains the concept of infinity and the idea of the vastness of space.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QB43 .N5 1969x.

THE ASTRONOMERS 1991, 2002.
2 videodiscs (360 min.) Disc 1. Where is the rest of the universe? -- Searching for black holes -- Window to creation -- disc 2. Waves of the future / an -- Stardust -- Prospecting for planets.
6 videocassettes (360 min.) pt. 1. Where is the rest of the universe? -- pt. 2. Searching for black holes -- pt. 3. Window to creation -- pt. 4. Waves of the future -- pt. 5. Stardust -- pt. 6. Prospecting for planets.
A look at the work and worlds of leading scientists and astronomers who are helping to unlock the mysteries of the universe.
FORMAT = DVD and VHS. LOCATION = DVD: Circulation Desk QB 43.2 .A87 2002. VHS: General. QB 43.2 .A87 1991.

THE NEW COSMOS: EYES ON THE UNIVERSE 1997.
3 videocassettes (163 mins.) 1. Everything old is new again : new comets, new planets, and new stars / Don Brownlee -- program 2. The brightest and darkest places : black holes and other extremes of nature / Bruce Margon -- program 3. Looking back in time : new views of the origin and evolution of our universe / Craig Hogan.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QB 43.2 .N49 1997.

THE UNIVERSE: BEYOND THE SOLAR SYSTEM 1978.
18 min. Describes the content and structure of the universe, and surveys the major planetary bodies of our solar system. Presents the various stages in the evolution of stars, and investigates the different stellar objects in our galaxy and the galaxies beyond. Discusses the origin and possible fate of the universe.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QB 43.2 .U6 1978.

UNIVERSE, THE INFINITE FRONTIER 1994.
26 videocassettes (ca. 29 min. each) tape 101. The scale of the cosmos -- tape 102. The sky -- tape 103. Cycles of the sky -- tape 104. The origin of modern astronomy -- tape 105. Newton, Einstein, and gravity -- tape 106. The tools of astronomy -- tape 107. Atoms and starlight -- tape 108. The sun -- tape 109. Stellar properties -- tape 110. Stellar formation -- tape 111. The lives of stars -- tape 112. The deaths of stars (Death of stars) -- tape 113. Neutron stars and black holes -- tape 114. The milky way -- tape 115. Galaxies -- tape 116. Peculiar galaxies -- tape 117. The big bang -- tape 118. The fate of the universe -- tape 119. The origin of the solar system -- tape 120. Planet Earth -- tape 121. The moon and Mercury -- tape 122. Venus and Mars -- tape123. Jupiter and Saturn -- tape 124. Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto -- tape 125. Meteorites, asteroids, and comets -- tape 126. Life on other worlds.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QB 43.2 .U64 1994.

UNDERSTANDING THE UNIVERSE, AN INTRODUCTION TO ASTRONOMY 2007.
16 videodiscs. Great courses. Science & mathematics. Lectures designed to provide a non-technical description of modern astronomy, including the structure and evolution of planets, stars, galaxies, and the universe as a whole Contents Pt. 1. Disc 1. A grand tour of the cosmos ; The rainbow connection ; Sunrise, sunset ; Bright objects in the night sky ; Fainter phenomena in the night sky ; Our sky through binoculars and telescopes -- Disc 2. The celestial sphere ; The reason for the seasons ; Lunar phases and eerie lunar eclipses ; Glorious total solar eclipses ; More eclipse tales ; Early studies of the solar system. Pt. 2. Disc 3. The geocentric universe ; Galileo and the Copernican revolution ; Refinements to the heliocentric model ; On the shoulders of giants ; Surveying space and time ; Scale models of the universe -- Disc 4. Light: the supreme informant ; The wave-particle duality of light ; The colors of stars ; The fingerprints of atoms ; Modern telescopes ; A better set of eyes. Pt. 3. Disc 5. Our sun, the nearest star ; The Earth, third rock from the sun ; Our moon, Earth's nearest neighbor ; Mercury and Venus ; Of Mars and martians ; Jupiter and its amazing moons -- Disc 6. Magnificent Saturn ; Uranus and Neptune, the small giants ; Pluto and its cousins ; Asteroids and dwarf planets ; Comets: gorgeous pimordial snowballs ; Catastrophic collisons Pt. 4. Disc 7. The formation of planetary systems ; The quest for other planetary systems ; Extra-solar planets galore ; Life beyond the Earth ; The search for extraterrestrials ; Special relativity and interstellar travel -- Disc 8. Stars: distant suns ; The intrinsic brightnesses of stars ; The diverse sizes of stars ; Binary stars and stellar masses ; Star clusters, ages, and remote distances ; How stars shine: nature's nuclear reactors. Pt. 5. Disc 9. Solar neutrinos: probes of the sun's core ; Brown dwarfs and free-floating planets ; Our sun's briliant future ; White dwarfs and nova eruptions ; Exploding stars: celestial fireworks ; White dwarf supernovae: stealing to explode -- Disc 10. Core-collapse supernovae: gravity wins ; The brightest supernova in nearly 400 years ; The corpses of massive stars ; Einstein's general theory of relativitiy ; Warping of space and time ; Black holes: abandon hope, ye who enter. Pt. 6. Disc 11. The quest for black holes ; Imagining the journey to a black hole ; Wormholes: gateways to other universes? ; Quantum physics and black-hole evaporation ; Enigmatic gamma-ray bursts ; Birth cries of black holes -- Disc 12. Our home: the Milky Way Galaxy ; Structure of the Milky Way Galaxy ; Other galaxies: "Island universes" ; The dark side of matter ; Cosmology: the really big picture ; Expansion of the universe and the big bang. Pt. 7. Disc 13. Searching for distant galaxies ; The evolution of galaxies ; Active galaxies and quasars ; Cosmic powerhouses of the distant past ; Supermassive black holes ; Feeding the monster -- Disc 14. The paradox of the dark night sky ; The age of the universe ; When geometry is destiny ; The mass density of the universe ; Einstein's biggest blunder? ; The afterglow of the big bang. Pt. 8. Disc 15. Ripples in the cosmic background radiation ; The stuff of the cosmos ; Dark energy: quantum fluctuations? ; Dark energy: quintessence? ; Grand unification & theories of everything ; Searching for hidden dimensions -- Disc 16. The shape, size, and fate of the universe ; In the beginning ; The inflationary universe ; The ultimate free lunch? ; A universe of universes ; Reflections on life and the cosmos.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QB 43.3 .F55 2007.

THE REALLY BIG WORLD OF ASTRONOMY 1997.
2 videocassettes (105 min.) Standard Deviants DVD. A humorous study aid for college astronomy courses.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QB 44.2 .R4 1997.

THE REALLY BIG WORLD OF ASTRONOMY: Part 1 1999, c2001.
105 min. Standard Deviants DVD. Video study aid for college astronomy courses. Contents: Introduction -- The history of astronomy -- Gravity -- Light and the spectrum -- Telescopes -- The Earth -- The moon.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QB 45.2 .R435 2001.

THE SKY ASTRONOMY SOFTWARE 1999.
1 computer optical disc. "Hipparcostycho and guide star catalog data"--Disc 1. "Guide star catalog data and pgc thumbnails"--Disc 2. Manual: ch. 1. Installing & getting started -- ch. 2. Orienting the virtual sky -- ch. 3. Navigating the virtual sky -- ch. 4. Displaying celestial objects -- ch. 5. Finding and identifying celestial objects -- ch. 6. Display modes and options -- ch. 7. Reference lines -- ch. 8. Labels -- ch. 9. Comets, minor planets, satellites -- ch. 10. Configuring The Sky with sky documents --ch. 11. Customizing the display with preferences -- ch. 12. Adding user data -- ch.13. Star charts and tables -- ch. 14. The sky database manager -- ch. 15. Custom databases -- ch. 16 . Image and multimedia databases -- ch. 17. Image link overlays -- ch. 18. Time skip animation -- ch. 19. Simulations and tools -- ch. 20. Linking your telescope with TheSky -- appendix A. Database locations and errors -- appendix B: Common star names -- Common NGA objects -- Spectral classes --Constellation abbreviations -- Dreyer abbreviations -- Object-type index numbers --appendix C. Function & accelerator keys.
FORMAT = CD. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QB 44.2 S5 1999.

THE UNIVERSE: A GUIDED TOUR 2000.
2 videodiscs (250 min.) Disk 1. The Solar System -- Disk 2. Discovery. Explores the solar system, the galaxy, and the farthest reaches of the universe. Traces the progress of astronomy from Stonehenge to the Hubble space telescope.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION= General QB 44.2 U548 2000.

OUR NIGHT SKY c2010.
2 videodiscs (ca. 360 min.) Great courses. Science & mathematics. Lecturer: Edward M. Murphy. Disc 1. The constellations and their stars ; Seeing and navigating the sky ; Using binoculars and backyard telescopes ; Observing the moon and the sun ; Observing the planets with a telescope ; Meteor showers, comets, eclipses, and more -- Disc 2. The northern sky and the north celestial pole ; The fall sky ; The winter sky ; The spring sky ; The summer sky ; The southern sky and the milky way.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QB 44.3 .O97 2010.

MY FAVORITE UNIVERSE 2003.
2 videodiscs (ca. 360 min.) Great courses. Science & mathematics. Lectures by Professor Neil deGrasse Tyson based on essays written by him for Natural History magazine. Clear introductions to essential principles of physics support these lectures, including density, quantum theory, gravity, and the General Theory of Relativity. Also includes forays into disciplines such as chemistry and biology as needed to explain events in astronomy. DISC 1. lecture 1. On being round -- lecture 2. On being rarefied -- lecture 3. On being dense -- lecture 4. Death by black hole -- lecture 5. Ends of the world -- lecture 6. Coming attractions -- DISC 2. lecture 7. Onward to the edge -- lecture 8. In defense of the big bang -- lecture 9. The greatest story ever told -- lecture 10. Forged in the stars -- lecture 11. The search for planets -- lecture 12. The search for life in the universe.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QB 461.3 .T976 2003.

COSMOS 2000 or 1989.
7 videodiscs or videocassettes (120 min. each) Carl Sagan discusses the cosmic relationship between man and the universe. Disc 1. I. The shores of the cosmic ocean -- Disc 2. II. One voice in the cosmic fugue ; III. The harmony of the worlds -- Disc 3. IV. Heaven and hell ; V. Blues for a red planet -- Disc 4. VI. Travellers' tales ; VII. The backbone of night -- Disc 5. VIII. Travels in space and time ; IX. The lives of the stars -- Disc 6. X. The edge of forever ; XI. The persistence of memory -- Disc 7. XII. Encyclopaedia galactica ; XIII. Who speaks for Earth?
FORMAT = DVD and VHS. LOCATION: DVD: General QB 981 .C85 2000. VHS: Circulation Desk QB981 .C85 1989x

WONDERS OF THE UNIVERSE 2011.
2 videodiscs (ca. 240 min.) In this groundbreaking new series, Professor Brian Cox tells the epic story of the universe Contents: Disc 1. Destiny ; Stardust -- Disc 2. Falling ; Messengers
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION:General QB 982 .C692 2011.

Life on Other Planets

HUNT FOR ALIEN WORLDS 1997.
60 min. Originally released as an episode of the Public Television series: Nova. Examines new technological developments used in exploring our universe.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QB 54 .H86 1997.

LIFE BEYOND EARTH 1999.
108 min. Are we alone? (60 min.) -- Is Anybody listening? (60 min.). Tell the story of the search for extraterrestrial life, combining new discoveries about the origins of life with recent revelations about the nature of the sun's planets to seek possible answers. Part one investigates the origins of life on earth and traces the search for life on other worlds, while part two examines the strategies being employed to communicate with fellow travelers among the stars.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QB 54 .L544 1999.

SEARCHING FOR OTHER LIFE FORMS 1999.
52 min. Scientists using advanced technology believe they have found microscopic fossils and signs of life on a meteorite that hit Earth, and other researchers are listening for signals from outer space. "Learn how planned missions to Mars and Europa, one of Jupiter's moons, could bring back exciting answers to the question of whether there is life elsewhere in the universe"--Container.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QB 54 .S43 1999.

WHO'S OUT THERE? 1984?
60 min. Who's out there? (28 min.) -- Life beyond earth & the mind of man (27 min.). Explores the new view of extraterrestrial life now emerging from the results of probes to the planets. Discusses the conclusion of a number of distinguished scientists that other intelligent civilizations exist in the universe.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QB 54 .W46 1984.

TIME TRAVEL 1999.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QB 209 .T56 1999.

Solar System: Planets and Sun

WONDERS OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM 2010.
3 DVDs (203 min.) Presented by Brian Cox. Explores some of the most amazing features of our very own solar system, how the forces of nature carved out beauty and order from the chaos of space, how our home planet doesn't sit in magnificent isolation but is intimately connected with the rest of the solar system, and how these connections have created the haven we call Earth. Contents: Disc 1. Empire of the sun -- Order out of chaos -- The thin blue line; Disc 2. Dead or alive -- Aliens; Disc 3. Horizon documentaries : What on earth is wrong with gravity? -- Do you know what time it is?
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QB 501 .W654 2010.

THE NEW SOLAR SYSTEM 1994.
60 mins. A tour of the solar system, using computer generated graphics and actual photographs from NASA and other sources.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QB 501.2 .N49 1994.

OUR INVISIBLE SUN [1996], c1994.
24 min. A documentary that shows phenomena at the sun's surface, such as sunspots and solar flares produced by invisible magnetic forces. Astronomers use a combination of optical and radio images from earth with images from space to investigate these phenomena.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QB 521 .O8 1996.

ECLIPSE OF THE CENTURY 1992.
60 min. Nova adventures in science. On July 11, 1991, anxious scientists gathered on Mauna Kea in Hawaii to view the total solar eclipse that would take place in the direct viewing path of the astronomical observatories located there. This program captures the excitement and tension of the astronomers as they prepare to glean the most data possible from the event.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QB 544.91 .E28 1992.

IF WE HAD NO MOON 2003.
53 min. out the moon, days would last four hours, winds would blow with hurricane force and the earth would be shrouded in a dense, toxic atmosphere. What was the earth like before this? What would the earth be like if the moon went away?
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QB 581.9 .I494 2003.

THE MOON: A GIANT STEP IN GEOLOGY [198-?], 1976.
24 min. Uses scenes of scientists at work in Houston's Lunar Receiving Laboratory and animated segments of the Moon's surface to indicate what is being done with the scientific information received from lunar rock samples.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QB 592 .M6 1980.

THE PLANETS 1999.
8 videocassettes (ca. 400 min.) or 4 videodiscs (ca. 400 min.) v. 1. Different worlds -- v. 2. Terra Firma -- v. 3. Giants -- v. 4. Moon -- v. 5. Star -- v. 6. Atmosphere -- v. 7. Life beyond the Sun -- v. 8. Destiny
Reveals a story of personal achievement and technological triumph, seen through the eyes of dozens of leading authorities on the leading edge of planetary exploration and on both sides of the high-stakes Cold War race into space. From our first glimpse of the dark side of the moon to the first high-risk dash through the rings of Saturn; from the search for extraterrestrial life to humanity's possible future on alien worlds, it's an epic journey of cosmic discovery, amazement and adventure.
FORMAT = VHS and DVD. LOCATION = VHS: General QB 601 .P52 1999. DVD: QB601 .P52 2000.

THE PLANETS 1999.
52 min. Originally released as an episode of the television program: The expanding universe. The solar system, with its nine planets orbiting around the Sun, was born 5 billion years ago. Now a new era is dawning, one of human exploration of the planets and answering questions about them. "Discover what scientists hope to reveal from planned scientific missions to Mars, Saturn and Jupiter"--Container.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QB 601.9 .P53 1999.

VENUS UNVEILED 1995.
60 min. Originally broadcast on PBS in 1995 as an episode of: Nova. An in-depth view of the planet, Venus. Interviews various scientists and astronomers and discusses the surface and various properties of the planet.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QB 621 .V46 1995.

PLANET EARTH 1986.
7 videocassettes (60 min. ea.) or 4 videodiscs (420 min.) Scientists explain current theories about the formation of the earth's continents, oceans and climate, and examine the earth's relationship to the sun and other planets.
[v. 1]. The living machine -- [v. 2]. The blue planet -- [v. 3]. -- The climate puzzle -- [v. 4]. Tales from other worlds -- [v. 5]. Gifts from the earth -- [v. 6]. The solar sea -- [v. 7]. Fate of the earth.
FORMAT = VHS DVD and Streaming video. LOCATIONS = Circulation Desk, General Reserve VHS: QB 631 .P53 1986 DVD: QB 631 .P53 2006.

BLUE PLANET 2001.
42 min. Filmed in IMAX by the astronauts ; produced by Imax Space Technologies, Inc. Reveals the Earth to us as only a few people have ever seen it: from space. From this unique vantage point we see how natural forces (volcanoes, earthquakes and hurricanes) affect our planet, and how a powerful new force, humankind, has begun to alter the face of the Earth.
FORMAT = VHS and DVD. LOCATION = General QB 631.2 .B584 2001.

EARTH FROM SPACE 2013
120 min. Originally produced in 2013 as an episode of Nova. Reveals a spectacular new space-based vision of our planet. Produced in extensive consultation with NASA scientists, this special takes data from earth-observing satellites and transforms them into dazzling visual sequences, each one exposing the intricate and surprising web of forces that sustain life on earth.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QB 637 .E378 2013.

WELCOME TO MARS 2005.
60 min. Documents the most significant events of the Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity. A NOVA Production.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QB 641 .W45 2005.

ASTEROIDS, DEADLY IMPACT 1997.
60 min. Asteroids and comets streak through the skies by the millions, and tons of small meteorites strike the earth. Scientists believe the dinosaurs died 65million years ago as a result of a massive cosmic collision. Join Eugene and Carolyn Shoemaker who have remapped the heavens with their discoveries of more than 30 comets and hundreds of asteroids. Now that we know what's out there, how can we defend ourselves?
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QB 651 .A83 1997.

THE TRAVELS OF VOYAGER 1993.
2 hr. Footage of the actual signals, combined with computer simulations, document the Voyager 2 missions to the outer planets. pt. 1. Voyager highlights (pre-Neptune) -- pt. 2. Neptune encounter highlights.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QB 691 .T7 1993.

THE PLUTO FILES. 2010.
56 min. Originally broadcast as a segment of: Nova. oin Hayden Planetarium's director Neil deGrasse Tyson as he follows the story of Pluto's discovery and the science that surrounds this former planet, including the possibility of finding more Pluto-like planets in the mysterious Kuiper belt. Extra features: The formation of the solar system explained over dinner, 2 different ways of looking at the universe, Neil and Pluto the pup break down the debate, Pluto and partisan politics, Teaching Pluto
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QB 701 .T972 2010.

COMETS AND ASTEROIDS 1997.
50 min. Examines the effects of past impacts of comets and asteroids and explores plans to protect Earth from other major collisions.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QB 721 .C643 1997.

METEORS 1997.
50 min. Examines the effects of past impacts of meteors and meteorites and explores plans to protect Earth from other major collisions.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QB 741 .M48 1997.

METEORS: FIRE IN THE SKY 2005.
100 min. Explores how meteors have affected in the Earth in the past, including theories that they brought life to the planet and that they were responsible for wiping out the dinosaurs. The film hypothesizes on the possible danger a meteor impact might cause in the future.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QB 741 .M486 2005

THE DOOMSDAY ASTEROID 1995.
60 min. Originally broadcast on PBS as an episode of: NOVA. Examines asteroids, comets, meteors, and meteorites and their impact on planet earth when they hit.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QB 755 .D6 1995.

METEORITES [1994], c1993.
2 videocassettes (84 min.) Filled with amazing computer graphics, pictures from Voyager II, and footage of ancient meteor craters and specimens from around the world, Meteorites tells a fascinating story of science, legend, myth, and wonder. Menace from the sky -- Witnesses from beyond the times.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QB 755 .M4 1994.

SIBERIAN APOCALYPSE 2006.
50 min. Examines the Tunguska Event when on June 30, 1908, the Siberian wilderness shook with a colossal mid-air explosion. With as much as 20 megatons of force it leveled 1000 square miles of forest.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QB 756 .T8 S534 2006

Stars / Black Holes

DEATH STAR 2002.
60 min. First detected in 1967, intense outer-space gamma ray bursts stumped astronomers for nearly three decades before an international alliance finally unlocked their secrets. Join NOVA and venture into deep space to explore some of the most energetic events ever glimpsed. See how these celestial phenomena can teach us about the dawn of the universe, and hear a controversial theory of how a gamma ray burst in our own galaxy could destroy life on earth.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QB 801.6 .D428 2002

DEATH OF A STAR 1987.
58 min. Nova adventures in science. On February 23, 1987, a young Canadian astronomer witnessed one of the most violent cosmic events since the creation of the universe - a supernova - the gargantuan explosion resulting when a star blows itself apart. Nova covers this fast breaking story as astronomers from all over the world study the historic event.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QB 801 .D43 1987.

A GRAPHIC GUIDE TO THE HEAVENS (Title on container: Star recognition, guide to heaven) 1985.
32 min. Discusses the human fascination with the stars throughout history. Shows how people have created stories about the stars, observed their changes, and used them to order their lives.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QB 801 .G7 1985x.

THE SUN AND OTHER STARS 1999.
52 min. The sun is just one of billions of stars in the universe, providing us with heat, light and both nurturing and dangerous rays. Learn how stars form, the stages of their life cycles and how they die, turning from protostars to supernovae, neutron stars and black holes.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QB 806 .S86 1999.

MONSTER OF THE MILKY WAY 2007.
54 min. Nova. Astronomers and astrophysicists discuss a supermassive black hole that has been discovered in the Milky Way galaxy.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QB 843 .B55 M667 2007

BLACK HOLES EXPLAINED 2009.
2 videodiscs (ca. 360 min.) Great courses. Science & mathematics. Professor Alex Filippenko examines the true nature of black holes and their implications for our universe. Contents Disc 1. Lecture 1. A general introduction to black holes ; Lecture 2. The violent deaths of massive stars ; Lecture 3. Gamma-ray bursts: the birth of black holes ; Lecture 4. Searching for stellar-mass black holes ; Lecture 5. Monster of the Milky Way and other galaxies ; Lecture 6. Quasars: feasting supermassive black holes -- Disc 2. Lecture 7. Gravitational waves: ripples in space-time ; Lecture 8. The wildest ride in the universe ; Lecture 9. Shortcuts through the universe and beyond? ; Lecture 10. Stephen Hawking and black hole evaporation ; Lecture 11. Black holes and the holographic universe -- Lecture 12. Black holes and the Large Hadron Collider.
FORMAT= DVD. LOCATION = General QB 843 .B55 F555 2009

Cosmology

DARK SIDE OF THE UNIVERSE 2004
60 min. "New discoveries about dark matter and dark energy have astronomers wondering if ours is but one of an infinity of universes."--Www.pbs.org
FORMAT= DVD. LOCATION = General QB 791.3 .D375 2004

DARK MATTER, DARK ENERGY: THE DARK SIDE OF THE UNIVERSE 2007.
4 videodiscs (ca. 720 min.) Great courses. Science & mathematics. Dr. Sean Carroll explains the subject of dark matter and dark energy in 24 lectures. He explains why scientists believe we live in a smooth, expanding universe that originated in a hot, dense state called the Big Bang. He describes the features of the infant universe that led to the large-scale structure we observe today. He takes you through the standard model of particle physics and shows how it provides the framework for understanding the interaction of all matter and radiation. And, he helps you understand why dark matter and dark energy are logical consequences of a wide range of scientific theories and observations and how together they complete a grand picture of the universe that has emerged over the last century. Contents Pt. 1. Disc 1. Lecture 1. Fundamental building blocks ; Lecture 2. The smooth, expanding universe ; Lecture 3. Space, time and gravity ; Lecture 4. Cosmology in Einstein's universe ; Lecture 5. Galaxies and clusters ; Lecture 6. Gravitational lensing -- Disc 2. Lecture 7. Atoms and particles ; Lecture 8. The standard model of particle physics ; Lecture 9. Relic particles from the Big Bang ; Lecture 10. Primordial nucleosynthesis ; Lecture 11. The cosmis microwave background ; Lecture 12. Dark stars and black holes -- Pt. 2. Disc 3. Lecture 13. WIMPs and supersymmetry ; Lecture 14. The accelerating universe ; Lecture 15. The geometry of space ; Lecture 16. Smooth tension and acceleration ; Lecture 17. Vacuum energy ; Lecture 18. Quintessence -- Disc 4. Lecture 19. Was Einstein right? ; Lecture 20. Inflation. ; Lecture 21. Strings and extra dimensions ; Lecture 22. Beyond the observable universe ; Lecture 23. Future experiments ; Lecture 24. The past and future of the dark side.
FORMAT= DVD. LOCATION = General QB 791.3 .D37 2007

STEPHEN HAWKING'S UNIVERSE c1997.
3 videodiscs (120 min. each) Treats viewers to the latest and loftiest advances in cosmological thought in true down-to-earth Hawking fashion. Share his excitement at the discoveries, past and present, which have revolutionized the way we think. From the Big Bang to black holes, from dark matter to a possible Big Crunch, our image of the universe today is full of strange sounding ideas, and remarkable truths. The story of how we arrived at this picture is the story of learning to understand what we see. v. 1. The big bang: program 1. Seeing is believing. program 2. The big bang-- v. 2. On the dark side: program 3. Cosmic alchemy. program 4. On the dark side -- v. 3. Black holes and beyond: program 5. Black holes and beyond. program 6. An answer to everything.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QB 981 .S846 2000.

ORIGINS: FOURTEEN BILLION YEARS OF COSMIC EVOLUTION 2004.
2 videodiscs (ca. 240 min.) Originally broadcast as a segment of: NOVA. Who would have predicted that a hot spot left over from the Big Bang would eventually lead to our galaxy, the solar system, the Earth, - and to us? Origins explores how the universe and our planet began amid chaos and eventually gave birth to the first stirrings of life. Join cutting-edge scientists on a voyage deep into the Earth to find analogs to the earliest life on our planet, and travel a million miles from Earth with a space probe designed to capture the earliest observable "snapshot" of the Big Bang. Then watch as astronomers test an ingenious new way to detect distant planets that may harbor life, and discover that every atom in our bodies, and practically every bit of matter in the Earth, was made in the heart of stars. Hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History, Origins presents startling new findings that attempt to explain just how Earth, life, and the universe all began. disc 1. Earth is born ; How life began -- disc 2. Where are the aliens? ; Back to the beginning.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QB 981 .T962 2004.

THE UNIVERSE: AN AMAZING JOURNEY FROM THE SUN TO THE MOST DISTANT GALAXIES 2002.
ca. 59 min. A video tour of over 200 astronomical objects, featuring images from Hubble, SOHO, TRACE and NASA's other orbiting space telescopes. Contents: Telescopes in space -- The sun -- The planets -- The Milky Way: Star clusters ; Stars -- Nebulae: Reflection nebulae ; Emission nebulae ; Supernova remnants ; Planetary nebulae -- Galaxies: The local group ; Near galaxies ; Distant galaxies.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QB 981 .U55 2002.

COSMOLOGY: THE HISTORY AND NATURE OF OUR UNIVERSE 2008.
6 videodiscs (180 min. each) Great courses. Science & mathematics. Professor Mark Whittle discusses the origin, evolution, composition, and probable fate of our universe. Contents Pt. 1. Disc 1. Lecture 1:The journey ahead ; Lecture 2: Denizens of the universe ; Lecture 3: Overall cosmic properties ; Lecture 4: The stuff of the universe ; Lecture 5: The sweep of cosmic history ; Lecture 6: Measuring distances -- Disc 2. Lecture 7: Expansion and age ; Lecture 8: Distances, appearances, and horizons ; Lecture 9: Dark matter and dark energy--96%! ; Lecture 11: Cosmic expansion--keeping track of energy ; Lecture 12: Cosmic acceleration--falling outward. Pt. 2. Disc 3. Lecture 13: The cosmic microwave background ; Lecture 14: Conditions during the first million years ; Lecture 15: Primordial sound--big bang acoustics ; Lecture 16: Using sound as cosmic diagnostic ; Lecture 17: Primordial roughness--seeding structure ; Lecture 18: The Dark Age--from sound to the first stars -- Disc 4. Lecture 19: Infant galaxies ; Lecture 20: From child to maturity--galaxy evolution ; Lecture 21: Giant Black Holes--construction and carnage ; Lecture 22: The galaxy web--a relic of primordial sound ; Lecture 23: Atom factories--stellar interiors ; Lecture 24: Understanding element abundances -- Pt. 3. Disc 5. Lecture 25: Light elements--made in the Big Bang ; Lecture 26: Putting it together--the Concordance Model Lecture 27: Physics at ultrahigh temperatures ; Lecture 28: Back to a microsecond--the particle cascade ; Lecture 29: Back to the GUT--matter and forces emerge ; Lecture 30: Puzzling problems remain -- Disc 6. Lecture 31: Inflation provides the solution ; Lecture 32: The quantum origin of all structure ; Lecture 33: Inflation's stunning creativity ; Lecture 34: Fine tuning and anthropic arguments ; Lecture 35: What's next for cosmology? ; Lecture 36: A comprehensible universe?
FORMAT= DVD. LOCATION = General QB 981 .W458 2008

A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME 1993.
84 min. Explores the mysteries we've all wondered about against the backdrop of the life story of Stephen Hawking.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QB 981 .H377 B7 1993.

STEPHEN HAWKING'S UNIVERSE c1997.
3 videodiscs (120 min. each) Treats viewers to the latest and loftiest advances in cosmological thought in true down-to-earth Hawking fashion. Share his excitement at the discoveries, past and present, which have revolutionized the way we think. From the Big Bang to black holes, from dark matter to a possible Big Crunch, our image of the universe today is full of strange sounding ideas, and remarkable truths. The story of how we arrived at this picture is the story of learning to understand what we see. v. 1. The big bang: program 1. Seeing is believing. program 2. The big bang-- v. 2. On the dark side: program 3. Cosmic alchemy. program 4. On the dark side -- v. 3. Black holes and beyond: program 5. Black holes and beyond. program 6. An answer to everything.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QB 981 .S846 2000.

THE BIG BANG 1999.
52 min. Originally released as an episode of the television program: The expanding universe. Scientists believe than an immense explosion about 12 million years ago gave rise to the universe. "Learn how images from the Hubble Space Telescope have contributed to our knowledge of those first moments of the cosmos.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QB 991.B54 B54 1999.

RUNAWAY UNIVERSE 2000.
60 min. Beyond the big bang, see the future of the universe. Originally shown on the television program: Nova.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QB 991.B54 R8 2000.

FROM HERE TO INFINITY 2003.
50 min. The presenters discuss how their landmark study of supernovas is helping to overturn the Big Crunch theory. Their observations reveal that the universe is still expanding with an unidentified force which is causing the expansion to accelerate.
FORMAT= DVD. LOCATION = General QB 991 .E94 F766 2003

Space Exploration

TOMORROWLAND: DISNEY IN SPACE AND BEYOND 2003.
2 videodiscs (240 min.) Originally produced for television broadcast between 1951 and 1959. See Walt Disney's vision of space exploration and how it helped build strong public support for the government's space explorations. Contents [Disc one] Man in space / produced and directed by Ward Kimball (1955) -- Man and the moon / directed by Ward Kimball (1955) -- Mars and beyond / directed by Ward Kimball (1957). [Disc two] Eyes in outer space -- Our friend the atom / directed by Hamilton Luske (1958) -- "EPCOT" -- Bonus material.
FORMAT= DVD. LOCATION = General QB 500.262 .T66 2003

MISSION TO MIR 2001
39 min Originally produced as an IMAX film in 1997. Shows how American and Russian astronauts train for life aboard the Russian space station Mir and, in film taken by the American astronauts in space, shows how the astronauts live, work, and entertain in a zero-gravity environment. Includes a brief review of the history of manned space flight. Features American astronaut Shannon Lucid.
FORMAT= DVD LOCATION = General. TL 789.8 .R92 M577 2001

DESTINY IN SPACE 2001.
40 min. A presentation of the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum and Lockheed Corporation in cooperation with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration; filmed in space by the astronauts"--Container. Originally produced as an IMAX film in 1994. Board a satellite in space to look back upon the shuttle as it orbits the Earth. Be part of the crew, working alongside the astronauts as they deploy and repair the Hubble Space Telescope. Travel millions of miles beyond Earth to soar above the remarkable contours of Venus and Mars.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General TL 789.8 .U5 D47 2001.

FROM THE EARTH TO THE MOON c1998.
6 videocassettes (ca. 639 min.) or 4 videodiscs (ca. 639 min.) Produced with the cooperation of NASA, the miniseries follows the experiences of the Apollo astronauts in their mission to place a man on the moon. pt. 1. Can we do this? ; pt. 2. Apollo 1 -- pt. 3. We have cleared the tower ; pt. 4. 1968 -- pt. 5. Spider ; pt. 6. Mare Tranquilitatis -- pt. 7.That's all there is ; pt. 8. We interrupt this program -- pt. 9. For miles & miles ; pt. 10. Galileo was right -- pt. 11. The original wives club ; pt. 12. Le voyage dans la lune.
FORMAT= VHS and DVD LOCATION = General. TL 789.8 .U6 A539 1998.

THE MOON RACE US VS USSR 1998.
21 min. Using extensive archival footage and contemporary interviews, this program reveals how the race to be first on the moon was part of the Cold War competition. Looking back, July 20, 1969 was a U.S. triumph resulting from the Soviets' political and technical problems, as well as from American know-how.
FORMAT= VHS LOCATION = General TL 789.8 .U6 A5817 1998.

TO THE MOON 1999.
120 min. VHS and DVD Originally seen on the television program Nova in 1999. Presents the story behind the Apollo space program, including the historic walk on the moon in 1969.
FORMAT= VHS and DVD LOCATION = General. TL 789.8 .U6 A5998 1999/2000

THE FOUR DAYS OF GEMINI 4 1989.
130 min. NASA film library ; v. 18. Presents a documentary account in chronological sequence of the second manned Gemini flight and America's first space walk which was performed by Col. Edward White.
FORMAT= VHS LOCATION = General TL 789.8 .U6 G37 1989.

ONE SMALL STEP FOR MAN : A RETROSPECT OF THE APOLLO SPACE MISSION c1984?
approx. 57 min. Presents highlights of the flight of Apollo 11, from the launching of the Saturn V-Apollo vehicle, throughout the exploration of the lunar surface, to the safe return of astronauts Armstrong, Aldrin, and Collins to earth. Uses motion pictures, still pictures, and television transmissions to show the actual exploration of the moon. Eagle has landed, the flight of Apollo 11 (28 1/2 min.) -- The time of Apollo (28 min.).
FORMAT= VHS LOCATION = General. TL 789.8 .U6 O6 1984.

SKYLAB, SECOND MANNED MISSION : A SCIENTIFIC HARVEST 1989.
30 min. NASA film library : v. 25. Includes highlights of over 1,000 experiment hours and 3 space walks.
FORMAT= VHS LOCATION = General. TL 789.8 .U6 S554 1989.

DESTINATION SPACE 2000.
90 min. National Geographic Society special. A look at humanity's quest to conquer space, from heroic space pioneers to modern-day cliff-hanger missions. Contents: Destination space -- A view of Mars.
FORMAT= VHS LOCATION = General. TL790 .D478 2000.

VOYAGE TO THE PLANETS AND BEYOND [2005]
120 min. Incredible computer-generated special effects reveal the danger and spectacle of what it would be like for astronauts to land on and explore other planets in the solar system.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General TL 793.5 .V693 2005.

ASTRONAUTS [1997]
90 min. Follows the Endeavor crew of Space Shuttle Flight STS-72, from their selection through the year to their flight and landing.
FORMAT = VHS LOCATION = General. TL 795.5 .A78 1997.

THE DREAM IS ALIVE [2001].
36 min. VHS and DVD Release of the c1985 IMAX motion picture. Takes you into space alongside the astronauts on the space shuttle. Share with them the delights of zero gravity while working, eating and sleeping in orbit around the Earth. Witness firsthand a tension-filled satellite capture and repair and the historic first spacewalk by an American woman.
FORMAT= VHS and DVD LOCATION = General. TL 795.5 .D743 2001.

HAIL COLUMBIA [2001]
36 min. Originally produced as an IMAX film in 1982. Behind the scenes with astronauts John Young and Robert Crippen as they prepare for the voyage of the world's first space
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General. TL 795.5 .H35 2001

SPACE SHUTTLE CHALLENGER ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION PHOTO AND TV ANALYSIS TEAM REPORT [1987?]
31 min. Provides a concise, technical explanation of the cause of the Challenger Space Shuttle accident on January 28, 1986.
FORMAT= VHS. LOCATION = General. TL 795.5 .S6 1987.

LAUNCH AND RETRIEVAL OF SATELLITES, 1984 1989.
30 min. NASA film library ; v. 29. Demonstrates the historic retrieval of two errant satellites, using the astronaut maneuvering backpack.
FORMAT= VHS LOCATION = General. TL 796 .L3 1989.

MARS; DEAD OR ALIVE c2004.
ca. 60 min. Original broadcast of the PBS television program Nova. In January 2004, two spacecraft (named Spirit and Opportunity) carrying identical robotic explorers touched down on the surface of Mars. Take a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the design, testing, and launch of the mission, then join the quest for signs of life on the red planet.
FORMAT= DVD LOCATION = General TL 799 .M3 M37 2004

APOLLO 17 : ON THE SHOULDERS OF GIANTS 1989.
30 min. NASA film library ; v. 2. Details the final lunar mission of the Apollo program.
FORMAT = VHS LOCATION = General TL 799 .M6 A6 1989.

APOLLO 11, FIRST STEPS ON THE MOON 2003.
50 min. "On July 20, 1969, Americans watched in awe as Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were the first humans to set foot on the moon's surface. Apollo 11 was the first of seven lunar landing missions and served as a milestone for both the Apollo program and mankind itself."--Container
FORMAT = VHS LOCATION = General TL 799 .M6 A66 2003.

APOLLO 12, UNCENSORED 2003.
50 min. "Apollo 12 served as the second manned mission to the moon. The mission began with what almost became certain disaster. Lightening struck the rocket twice during liftoff, cutting all electrical power. Mission control thought the mission would have to abort but after major collaborations they were able to re-power all systems and the mission went as planned."--Container
FORMAT = VHS LOCATION = General TL 799 .M6 A662 2003.

APOLLO 13, THE UNTOLD STORY 2003.
50 min. "The third manned mission to the moon almost ended in horror and the 'thirteen' jinx seemed to play a role. Seventy-two hours prior to liftoff, Ken Mattingly, the Command Module Pilot, had to be replaced due to his exposure to German measles. Then, fifty-six hours into the mission, the crew was met with numerous major system failures. NASA was able to shut down the Command Module and use the Lunar Module to supply the necessary power to reach the moon and return to Earth. This producedure had never been carried out nor had the dyer situation ever been contemplated or simulated."--Container
FORMAT = VHS LOCATION = General TL 799 .M6 A663 2003.

APOLLO 16, THE MEN, MOON AND MEMORIES 2003.
50 min."Three astronauts were on the Apollo 16 mission to explore the moon's highlands. They were equipped with a lunar roving vehicle and actually set the speed record on the moon, all of 11 mph. The film includes incredible footage of the astronauts driving the rover, racing around the moon and gathering materials and setting up experiments. The crew cover 26.7 kilometers of the lunar surface and remained on the moon for 71 hours."--Container
FORMAT = VHS LOCATION = General TL 799 .M6 A666 2003.

APOLLO 17, FINAL FOOTPRINTS ON THE MOON 2003.
50 min"Launched in December 1972, the final Apollo mission served as the last time a man (Eugene Cernan) would walk on the moon for the foreseeable future. The crew also included the first trained scientist, a geologist, to set foot on the moon. The astronauts traversed 30 kilometers on the moon and brought back more samples than any other Apollo mission."--Container
FORMAT = VHS LOCATION = General TL 799 .M6 A667 2003.

MAN ON THE MOON c1981.
80 min. Walter Cronkite. Covers the history of the space flight program, from the bare beginnings to July 20, 1969 - a Man on the Moon.
FORMAT= VHS LOCATION = General. TL 799 .M6 M36 1981.

A NEW LOOK AT THE OLD MOON 1989.
30 min. NASA film library ; v. 14. Summarizes the Apollo missions and the laboratory techniques used to develop a new understanding of lunar history.
FORMAT= VHS LOCATION = General. TL 799 .M6 N4 1989.

SATELLITE REPAIRS IN SPACE 1989.
30 min. NASA film library ; v. 30. Depicts the 1985 milestone mission, planned and executed in only four months. The crew retrieves, repairs and returns an inoperative satellite to its proper orbit.
FORMAT= VHS. LOCATION = General. TL 915 .S3 1989.

Meteorology / Climate

Overviews

METEOROLOGY: AN INTRODUCTION TO THE WONDERS OF THE WEATHER 2010.
4 videodiscs (ca. 720) Great courses. Science & mathematics. Lecturer: Robert G. Fovell, University of California, Los Angeles. Presents 24 lectures (30 minutes each) Bringing together geography, chemistry, physics, and other scientific disciplines, Professor Fovell offers provides an opportunity to grasp the complex interactions that make up our world's climate. Part 1. Disc 1. Lecture 1. Nature abhors extremes -- Lecture 2. Temperature, pressure, and density -- Lecture 3. Atmosphere: composition and origin -- Lecture 4. Radiation and the greenhouse effect -- Lecture 5. Sphericity, conduction, and convection -- Lecture 6. Sea breezes and Santa Anas -- Disc 2. Lecture 7. An introduction to atmospheric moisture -- Lecture 8. Bringing air to saturation -- Lecture 9. Clouds, stability, and buoyancy, part 1 -- Lecture 10. Clouds, stability, and buoyancy, part 2 -- Lecture 11. Whence and whither the wind, part 1 -- Lecture 12. Whence and whither the wind, part 2. Part 2. Disc 3. Lecture 13. The global atmospheric circulation -- Lecture 14. Fronts and extratropical cyclones -- Lecture 15. Middle troposphere: troughs and ridges -- Lecture 16. Wind shear: horizontal and vertical -- Lecture 17. Mountain influences on the atmosphere -- Lecture 18. Thunderstorms, squall lines, and radar -- Disc 4. Lecture 19. Supercells, tornadoes, and dry lines -- Lecture 20. Ocean influences on weather and climate -- Lecture 21. Tropical cyclones -- Lecture 22. Light and lightning -- Lecture 23. Prediction and predictability -- Lecture 24. The imperfect forecast.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QC 861.3 .F684 2010

OCEAN METEOROLOGY 1967.
6 prints. Contents: 1. Sea breezes. 2. Sea fog. 3. Tropical marine atmosphere. 4. Hurricanes. 5. Winds over the sea. 6. Fronts.
FORMAT= Study Print. LOCATION = Flat File QC 871 .I5 O2.

WEATHER INSTRUMENTS 1964.
6 study prints. no. 1. Instrument shelters and weather forecasting for public safety.--no. 2. Thermometers.--no. 3. Wind instruments.--no. 4. Precipitation gauges.--no. 5. Barometers.--no. 6. Pilot balloon observations and nimbus TV "pictures." Describes instruments and implements used by meteorologists in forecasting the weather.
FORMAT = Study Print. LOCATION = Flat File QC 876 .I5 W4.

WEATHERMAPS 1987.
51 min. College of DuPage Geology 100 students. An introduction to the weather maps lab. Includes classroom lecture correlated with the lab manual, daily weather maps, and decoding and example sheets of weather maps.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QC 878 .G4 1995.

THE ATMOSPHERE IN MOTION 1987.
14 min. Explains the causes and effects of atmospheric motion. Employs time-lapse photography to make the ordinarily slow movement of clouds readily observable, and uses experiments to illustrate and explain other atmospheric phenomena.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QC 880.4.A8 A8 1987x.

PRESSURE & WINDS: WEATHER 1994.
19 min. Examines how atmospheric pressure affects weather. Describes how changing pressure produces winds which in turn bring about ever-changing weather patterns. Describes what causes air pressure, how it is measured, the units used, how pressure readings are displayed on a map, how the air circulates globally around the wind belts and how pressure differences create wind.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QC 885 .P7 1994.

WHAT MAKES THE WIND BLOW? 1988.
12 min. AGI/EBE earth science program. Investigates the nature of wind by means of outdoor observations and simple laboratory experiments. Suggests an explanation for wind on the basis of discoveries about air density, pressure, and temperature.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QC 931 .W4 1988x.

UNDERSTANDING THE WEATHER 2004, c2000.
25 min. Explores the many factors that create the weather systems we experience every day.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QC 981.3 .U53 2004.

WEATHER FORECASTING 1975.
19 min. Examines the history of weather forecasting and shows the kinds of instruments and techniques used to forecast the weather today.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QC 995 .W42 1975x.

Clouds / Rain / Snow

CLOUDS AND PATTERNS OF THE WEATHER 2001.
21 min. Reviews how clouds are formed, illustrates different types of clouds, and explains what these different types indicate in terms of weather patterns.
FORMAT = DVD> LOCATION = Circulation Desk QC 921 .C568 2001.

WHAT MAKES CLOUDS? 1988.
15 min. AGI/EBE earth science program. Examines cloud formation through experiments with evaporation, condensation, temperature, and pressure. Illustrates the components necessary to make a cloud by showing a cloud being formed in a laboratory. FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QC 921 .W4 1988x.

READING THE CLOUDS 2005.
23 min. Examines the meteorological classification of the ten genera of clouds, the processes that form them, and their roles as manifestations of the weather.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QC 921.4 .R43 2005.

FIRE AND RAIN 1996.
55 min. Originally broadcast as a segment of: Savage skies. Explores the deceptive disguises worn by rain and the effects it has on people around the globe. Issued in container with: Riders on the storm ; Monsters of the deep ; The winter's tale.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QC 925 .F5 1996.

WHAT MAKES RAIN? 198?0s?.
21 min. Examines cloud formation and traces the origin of raindrops, hail, sleet, and snow. Shows what happens in areas where rain does not fall. How clouds form -- How big is a raindrop? -- What makes rain? --Hail, sleet, snow -- When rain doesn't fall.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QC 925 .W453 1980.

THE WINTER'S TALE 1996.
58 min. Originally broadcast as a segment of: Savage skies. Shows winter scenes in various locations, demonstrates how humans have come to adapt their lifestyles to the demands of winter, looks back at some of history's biggest blizzards, and journeys inside the crystalline structure of a snowflake. Issued in container with: Fire and rain ; Riders on the storm; Monsters of the deep.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QC 926.36 .W5 1996.

WEATHER PHENOMENA 1965.
6 study prints. Contents: 1. Rain. 2. Fog. 3. Rime ice. 4. Dew and frost. 5. Rainbow. 6. Tornado.
FORMAT = Study Print. LOCATION = Flat File QC 928 .I5 W4.

AVALANCHE 1997.
50 min. Originally broadcast as a segment of: Raging planet. Shows that avalanches are unpredictable, unstoppable killers and that they are not just made of snow. Also shows techniques used by avalanche controllers to make snow-covered slopes safer.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QC 929 .A8 A93 1997.

THE UNFORGIVING SKY 1991.
22 min. Discusses the value of the earth's finite water supply, its cycles, and the droughts that occur when those cycles are interrupted.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QC 929.26 .U8 1994.

JOURNEY TO THE FORGOTTEN RIVER 1990.
56 min. Describes seven years of change in the southern African country of Botswana when a severe drought forced animals to seek survival in the waters of the Linyanti River, seventy miles north of their natural habitat.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QC 929.28.B6 J6 1990.

El Nino

CHASING EL NINO 1998.
60 min. Originally produced as an episode of the television program Nova. NOVA explores El Nino's myths, reveals its devastation and explains its fascinating origins. Scientists track El Nino with a series of information-gathering buoys stationed across the Pacific Basin. The data provides both answers and raises questions.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General GC 296.8.E4 C43 1998.

EL NINO AND THE LINK BETWEEN OCEANS, ATMOSPHERE AND WEATHER [1998], c1997.
24 min. Presents information on El Nino, the weather phenomenon that originates in the tropical Pacific but delivers power-packed climatic changes throughout the world. Shows how meteorologists are studying El Nino as a model for the possible consequences of other extreme weather events, including man-made ones like excessive global warming.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General GC 296.8.E4 E5 1998.

TROUBLED WATERS: EL NINO '98 1998.
23 min. Examines how El Nino has set off a chain reaction of weather effects worldwide, including storms, mudslides, floods, famine and drought.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General GC 296.8.E4 T7 1998.

EL NINO: DROUGHT TO DELUGE 1992.
26 min. Describes El Nino, a complex interaction of atmosphere and ocean off South America, which happens every few years. Explains how it causes abnormal weather.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk GC 296.8.E5 E5 1994.

THE LIFE AND TIMES OF EL NINO 2005.
50 min. This program follows El Niño's deadly path through human history and the progress science has made in understanding the phenomenon. The effects of El Niño are presented in detail, including an 1878 outbreak of yellow fever in Tennessee, a concurrent drought that ravaged much of China, and more recent calamities that have brought the true nature of this climatic occurrence to light. Focusing on high-tech advances in meteorology, the video outlines El Niño's significance in the global warming debate and illustrates the use of computer models that can predict its next appearance.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General GC 296.8.E4 L544 2005.

THE RETURN OF THE CHILD 1990.
27 min. The Blue revolution ; 7. Charts the birth and development of the weather system El Nino.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QC 863.4 .R4 1990.

Lightning and Thunderstorms

LIGHTNING! 1995.
60 min. Nova adventures in science. Scientists dare to get close enough to lightning to study this natural phenomenon.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QC 966 .L5 1995.

A LOOK AT THUNDERSTORMS AND THEIR SEVERE WEATHER POTENTIAL: AN ADVANCED SEVERE STORM SPOTTER TRAINING SLIDE SERIES Title on container: Advanced meteorologist/spotter training slides. 1988.
170 slides Presents the physical characteristics and severe weather potential of the various storm types that constitute a thunderstorm "spectrum." Audience: Meteorologists and advanced severe weather spotters.
FORMAT: Slide. LOCATION = General QC 968 .L6 1988x.

Climate and Climate Change

OUR PLANET: THE PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE OF EARTH c2011.
3 DVDs (4 hours, 40 min) Disc 1: How the earth was made. Examines the origin and geological evolution of the earth, focusing on the various cataclysmic transformations that occurred through time. Disc 2 : A global warning? The History Channel answers the question: After 650 million years of climate change, is global warming simply a naturally occurring phenomenon, or the result of human activity? Disc 3 : Life after people. 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. Experts in the fields of masterpieces will fade and crumble. Experts in the fields of archeology provide insights to demonstrate how the very landscape of our planet will change in our absence.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QB 631.2 .O977 2011

EARTH SCIENCE 100, CLIMATE CLASSIFICATION 1988.
34 min., 35 sec. College of DuPage Earth Science 100 students. An introduction to the climate classification lab. Includes classroom lecture correlated with the lab manual, text, Koppen map, flow chart, and climate examples sheet.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QC 980.4 .E3 1988.

CATASTROPHE! 2004.
110 min. Examines evidence from around the world that the early Dark Ages may have been triggered by an actual event, such as an asteroid, volcano, or comet, that occurred around 535 A.D.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QC 981.8.C5 C387 2004.

LITTLE ICE AGE 2005.
100 min. Originally broadcast as a segment of: History Sunday. Examines the history and science of the Little Ice Age. From 1300 to 1850, a period of cataclysmic cold caused havoc. It froze Viking colonists in Greenland, accelerated the Black Death in Europe, decimated the Spanish Armada, and helped trigger the French Revolution. The Little Ice Age reshaped the world in ways that now seem the stuff of fantasy--New York Harbor froze and people walked from Manhattan to Staten Island, Eskimos sailed kayaks as far south as Scotland, and 'the year without a summer' saw two feet of snow fall on New England one June and July. Leading climatologists offer the latest theories, and scholars and historians recreate the history.
FORMAT= DVD. LOCATION = General QC 981.8 .C5 L58 2005.

GLOBAL WARMING; DROUGHT AND DESERTIFICATION 2004.
32 min. Describes desertification as a result of continued drought caused by global warming. Provides regional examples of increased desertification around the world.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk GB 611 .G58 2004.

UNDERSTANDING DROUGHT AND DESERTIFICATION 1994.
29 min. Explains the terminology used to discuss drought and the process of desertification. Shows which lands are in danger of becoming deserts. Discusses the impact of people on the lands and offers possible solutions to the desertification problem.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk GB 611 .U6 1994.

SIX DEGREES COULD CHANGE THE WORLD 2008.
90 min. Discusses why many scientists believe that the Earth's average temperature could rise by as much as six degrees Celsius by 2100. Explores what each rising degree could mean for the future of humanity and our planet. Illustrates how global warming has already affected the reefs of Australia, the ice fields of Greenland, and the Amazonian rain forest. Explains what's real, what's still controversial, and how existing technologies and remedies could help dial back the global thermometer. A warmer world -- CO2, the hidden price -- Plus one degree -- Carbon footprint -- Plus two degrees -- Accelerating loss of plar ice -- Plus three degrees -- Forecasting our climate -- New generation of super storms -- Plus four degrees -- Impact of rising sea levels -- Plus five degrees -- Plus six degrees -- Looking for solutions -- Alternate sources of energy -- Conclusion.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QC 861.3 .S593 2008.

OZONE: THE HOLE STORY 1992.
58 min. Broadcast over PBS. An in-depth investigation of upper ozone depletion--its causes, effects, and solutions.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QC 881.2.O9 O9 1992.

THE ANTARCTICA CHALLENGE: A GLOBAL WARNING 2010, c2009.
52 min. Originally released as a documentary motion picture in 2009. Explores the past, present and future of scientific exploration on the world's most mysterious continent with a focus on announcing the latest discoveries on the issue of climate change. From Ernest Shackleton's first scientific expedition 100 years ago to today's scientists, old, new and yet unreleased data raise questions about what is happening on Antarctica and its impact on the rest of the world.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QC 903.2 .A6 A583 2010.

CRISIS IN THE ATMOSPHERE 1992.
58 min. Originally broadcast on PBS in 1989 as segment of: The infinite voyage. Describes what effect global warming will have on climate, and ultimately, the quality of life we can expect.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QC 912.3 .C75 1992.

GREENHOUSE CRISIS: THE AMERICAN RESPONSE 1989.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk and General QC 912.3 .G7 1989.

THE GREENHOUSE EFFECT 1993.
16 min. Develops an understanding of the greenhouse effect on Earth and provides insight into the ongoing scientific and public debate over global warming. 1. The greenhouse effect -- 2. Greenhouse gases -- 3. Man and greenhouse gases -- 4. Choices.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QC 912.3 .G7 1993.

HOT ENOUGH FOR YOU? 1989.
60 min. Originally broadcast as an episode of the television program Nova. A study of the greenhouse effect on planet earth. Discusses the increase of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, as well as other gases like nitrogen oxide, methane and chlorofluorocarbons. Explores the effect these gases have on the ozone layer and on climatic changes such as cloud formation, rainfall, desertification, ocean levels, and plant life.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QC 912.3 .H67 1989.

THE CLIMATE PUZZLE 1993.
25 min. Describes various techniques scientists use to study the history of the earth's climate. Includes core sampling and fossil evaluation.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QC 981.8.C5 C5 1994.

EARTH'S CHANGING CLIMATE 2007.
2 videodiscs. Great courses. Science & mathematics. 12 lectures (30 min. each) delivered by Professor Richard Wolfson, Middlebury College, Vermont. Disc 1. Is the earth changing? Butterflies, glaciers, and hurricanes ; Ice ages and beyond ; In the greenhouse ; A tale of 3 plants ; Global recycling -- Disc 2. The human factor ; Computing the future ; Impacts of climate change ; Energy and climate ; Energy--Resources and alternatives ; Sustainable futures?
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QC 981.8 .C5 W657 2007.

AFTER THE WARMING 1990.
2 videocassettes (55 min. ea.) Social journalist James Burke presents several possible scenarios caused by the greenhouse effect during the 1990's to 2050.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QC 981.8 .G56 A4 1990x.

ARCTIC MELTDOWN, RISING SEAS: THREATENED LANDS, THREATENED PEOPLE 1999.
31 min., 32 sec. "Produced by Greenpeace International"--Cassette label. Discusses the potentially disastrous effects of global warming and climatic change, particularly for the low-lying Marshall Islands and the Arctic areas of North America. The Marshall Islands, with an average elevation of six feet above sea level, are among the most sensitive environments to long term climate change and rising seas may force the inhabitants to flee their islands. Part of the Arctic region's ice-bound lands may be submerged and already, thawing glaciers, changing wildlife populations, and thinning ice over once stable lands are rapidly destabilizing traditional ways of northern Native life.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QC 981.8 .G56 A785 1999.

CLIMATE CHANGE 1: THE ARCTIC ODYSSEY 2007.
45 min. Environmental studies series. This documentary follows the year-round trip of the CCGS Amundsen, a Canadian research ice-breaker, on an unparalleled scientific mission where some 40 scientists from a dozen countries study the area's fragile ecosystem.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QC 981.8 .G56 C556 2007.

DIMMING THE SUN 2006. 56 min. Dimming the sun originally broadcast on April 18, 2006 as a segment: Nova. While global warming has been heating up the world, recently scientists were stunned to discover that the sun has actually been growing dimmer, with less and less sunlight reaching earth's surface. Nova unravels this baffling climate detective story.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QC 981.8 .G56 D566 2006.

THE FALLACY OF GLOBAL WARMING 1999.
30 min. Originally broadcast in 1997 as a segment of: Discovering science. Experts examine global warming by analyzing satellite images, archival weather records, tree rings, core samples from the ocean floor, and air frozen into ancient ice to investigate climatic changes over the past 250,000 years. After factoring in the effects of orbital variations, sunspots, volcanoes, and sulfur dioxide aerosols, scientists theorize that recent global warming is not as abrupt - nor as potentially cataclysmic - as previously believed.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QC 981.8.G56 F35 1999.

GLOBAL WARMING 1989.
25 min. At Sundance Symposium, Robert Redford brings together top U.S. and Soviet officials to discuss action steps to combat global warming. Identifies a shift in public thinking by citing specific efforts of business and individuals.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QC 981.8 .G56 G5 1989x.

GLOBAL WARMING: SOLUTIONS 2008.
55 min. Examines the actions people can take to reduce global warming. Profiles individuals and businesses that have shifted their actions from personal to global concerns.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QC 981.8 .G56 G562 2008.

GLOBAL WARMING & THE GREENHOUSE EFFECT 2001.
20 min. Discusses what the greenhouse effect and global warming are and provides guidance as to how we can help.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QC 981.8.G56 G563 2001.

GLOBAL WARMING: THE SIGNS AND THE SCIENCE 2005.
60 min. Program originally broadcast on PBS on Nov. 2, 2005. This documentary profiles people who are living with the grave consequences of a changing climate, as well as the individuals, communities and scientists inventing new approaches to safeguard our children's future. Filmed across the U.S., Asia and South America, this program brings the reality of climate change to life and offers viewers a variety of ways to make a difference in their own communities.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QC 981.8 .G56 G5635 2005.

GLOBAL WARMING 2006.
13 min. Originally broadcast on Feb. 19, 2006 as a segment of: 60 minutes. A visit to the Arctic uncovers evidence that man is contributing to the warming of the planet with devastating effects -- rising seas, stronger hurricanes, and polar bears headed for extinction.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QC 981.8 .G56 G568 2006.

GLOBAL WARMING: HYPE OR HAZARD 2005.
45 min. A skeptical ecologist, Bjørn Lomborg, questions the focus on global warming, arguing that time and money would be better spent tackling more concrete and rapidly spreading environmental issues.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION; = General QC 981.8 .G56 G5734 2005.

GLOBAL WARMING: PUBLIC AGENDA AND GOVERNMENT RESPONSIBILITY 2007.
1 videodisc. ABC News classroom ed. Broadcasts from several ABC programs. Examines the growing climate crisis from many points of view. Segments reveal how public opinion can be influenced by media coverage and how national and international politics have dominated the debate about global warming. Examines the science behind the climate shift. Eye of the storm (ABC 20/20, March 23, 2005) -- Bear necessities (Nightline, December 2005) -- Hot Zone, part 1 (Good Morning America, March 2006) -- Hot Zone, part 2 (Good Morning America, March 2006) -- Hot Zone, part 3 (ABC News This Week, March 2006) -- Hot Zone, Part 4 (ABC World News Tonight, March 2006) -- On thin ice (Nightline, March 2006) -- It's our fault (ABC World News Tonight, February 2007)
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QC 981.8 .G56 G5786 2007.

GLOBAL WARMING: SCIENCE AND SOLUTIONS 2006.
2 videodiscs (116 min.) Examines the science of global warming and presents viable solutions to the problem. Disc 1. The science of global warming -- Disc 2. Global warming: solutions.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QC 981.8.G56 G5793 2006.

GLOBAL WARMING: THE RISING STORM 2007.
2 videodiscs (114 min.) In the last half of the 20th century, scientists began understanding that industrialization and the effects of explosive population growth were affecting the fundamental structure and composition of earth's atmosphere. Man's ever-increasing thirst for energy, quenched by the burning of fossil fuels, has dramatically increased greenhouse gases in the lower atmosphere. This 2-disc set examines and explains this phenomenon, and looks into the future where other, more deadly impacts are predicted to follow. In the first decade of the 21st century, we find ourselves at the precipice of a dangerous, rising storm. Disc 1. Warnings from a warming planet -- Disc 2. Predictions for a warmer planet.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QC 981.8 .G56 G5797 2007.

A GLOBAL WARNING? 2008.
94 min. Presents scientific research into the question of global warming. Scientists explore the skies to examine the warming effects of the sun and dig deep into the Earth to study continental movement and the volatile activity at the planet's core. Experts speculate on how natural events including volcanic eruptions and massive meteor impacts have affected temperatures and weather systems over the planet's 600-million-year history.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QC 981.8 .G56 G581966 2008.

GOD AND GLOBAL WARMING 2007.
30 min. Originally broadcast on Oct. 26, 2007 as a segment of: Now. NOW traveled with a group of Evangelical Christians and leading scientists to witness the breathtaking effects of global warming on Alaska's rapidly changing environment. Though many in the evangelical community feel recognition of global warming is in opposition to their mission, the week-long trip inspired new thinking on the relationship between science and religion, and on our moral responsibility to protect the planet.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QC 981.8 .G56 G64 2007.

AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH 2006.
96 min. A look at former Vice President Al Gore's campaign to expose the myths and misconceptions of global warming, and to create public awareness on the subject.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATIONS = Circulation Desk QC 981.8 .G56 G672 2006 and Rental by title.

GREENHOUSE EARTH: AN UNCONTROLLED EXPERIMENT 2003.
26 min. "To what extent has industrialization impacted Earth's climate? How are researchers studying global warming? And what is being done to forestall the planet-wide ecological crisis looming over the horizon? This timely program makes generous use of computer models, 3-D animations, and high-tech imaging to explore these crucial questions. Analysis of ocean sediment, prehistoric trees and pollen, and air trapped in polar ice; the influence of forests, volcanic aerosols, and microbe activity on the greenhouse effect; increases in desertification, hurricane activity, and incidences of drought, flooding, forest fires, and mudslides; and sustainable and efficient energy sources are discussed"--Container.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QC 981.8 .G56 G744 2003.

THE GREENHOUSE EFFECT: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING 2007.
25 min. Explains the science of greenhouse effect and the evidence that we are causing climate change. The DVD contains an advanced version for senior students, with in-depth analysis of greenhouse gases and their effects. Extra segments include ice core research in Antarctica, how warming threatens coral reefs, and how carbon capture and storage work. Basic version (suitable for all levels) (25 min.) -- Advanced version (more analysis of greeenhouse gases) (26 min.) -- Extras.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = Circulation Desk QC 981.8 .G56 G7444 2007.

THE HEAT IS ON: BETTER BE PREPARED 2005.
51 min. Examines strategies, many of them in operation, designed to protect land and populations made vulnerable by rapidly rising worldwide temperatures.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QC 981.8 .G56 H43 2005.

HOT PLANET, COLD COMFORT 2005.
30 min. Originally broadcast as a segment of: Scientific American frontiers. Examines the latest warnings from scientists that large-scale changes in the earth's climatic systems are taking place, with potentially serious consequences. Shows what is already happening to the Alaskan glaciers.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QC 981.8.G56 H678 2005.

IMPACTS OF GLOBAL WARMING: WHY SHOULD WE BE CONCERNED? 2005.
1 hr., 54 min. Recorded on March 14, 2005 in SRC 2800 at the College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn, Ill. as part of the Chicago Council on Foreign Relations lecture series. Panel of experts in environmental science, policy, and business address the complex web of factors that influence global warming in the 21st century.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATIONS = Archives & General QC 981.8.G56 I663 2005.

RACE TO SAVE THE PLANET. MORE FOR LESS 1989.
60 min. Suggests a future switch from a fossil fuel diet in order to forestall a global climatic warming trend. Through interviews with innovative individuals, examines ways to harness energy resources and use then more efficiently while continuing to provide needed economic and environmental benefits to society.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATIONS = Circulation Desk, General Reserve QC 981.8 .G56 M6 1989x.

RACE TO SAVE THE PLANET. ONLY ONE ATMOSPHERE 1989.
60 min. Explores the global commons of the atmosphere. Explains that the worldwide impact of global warming demands an international response that may be considered the largest environmental challenge society has ever faced.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATIONS = Circulation Desk, General Reserve QC 981.8 .G56 R3 1989.

REVOLUTION OR SUBMERSION: THE POLITICS OF GLOBAL WARMING 2007.
70 min. Brian Tokar discusses the consequences of global warming, the environmental destruction inherent in our political-economic system, and the revolutionary movement required to build an alternative.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QC 981.8 .G56 T653 2007.

TOO HOT NOT TO HANDLE 2006.
54 min. Over the past 100 years, the mass consumption of fossil fuel, especially in America, has contributed to a dangerous global warming that has adversely impacted the way we live. See the impact of global warming and what to do to reverse this trend.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QC981.8 .G56 T66 2006.

UNSTOPPABLE SOLAR CYCLES 2008?
10:39 min. Dr. David Legates and Dr. Willie Soon, two leading climate scientists, explain why the current global warming trends are the result of solar cycles. Traces the history of climate change from the little ice age to our current warming trend.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QC 981.8 .G56 U578 2008 .

WARNINGS FROM THE ICE 1998.
60 min. Broadcast on PBS as a segment of: Nova. Experts probe the Antarctic ice for clues to the mystery of rapid climate change.
FORMAT = VHS. LOCATION = General QC 981.8.G56 W37 1998.

WHAT'S UP WITH THE WEATHER? 2007, 2000.
114 min. A NOVA/Frontline special report. Film explores the question of whether or not the changes in the weather are man-made. Topic focuses on the concepts of global warming and the greenhouse effect. What does science know? -- Forensic climatology -- How the greenhouse effect works -- The role of CO2 -- Forecasting a century of change -- America's relationship with energy -- The developing world and the Kyoto Protocol -- Energy alternatives -- The politics of Global warming. DVD-ROM features: Teaching materials (PDF) -- A link to the What's up with the weather? Web site, pbs.org/wgbh/warming.
FORMAT = VHS and DVD. LOCATION = DVD: General QC 981.8 .G56 W453 2007. VHS = General QC 981.8 .G56 W453 2000.

GLOBAL WARMING: THE MELTING OF SVALBARD 2007.
28 min. A camera man journeys the harsh coasts of Svalbard to experience first hand the consequences of global warming on the Arctic environment. Shows polar bears and other animals who are feeling the effects of climate change. Hungry polar bears -- Birdlife on Svebard -- Wildlife on shore -- The melting arctic.
FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = General QC 994.8 .G563 2007.

STRANGE DAYS ON PLANET EARTH 2005. 2 videodiscs (240 min.) 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? Contents: Volume 1: episode 1. Invaders -- episode 2. The one degree factor -- Volume 2: episode 3. Predators -- episode 4. Troubled waters FORMAT = DVD. LOCATION = QH541 .S773 2005.

Astronomy Research

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Springer E-book Collection

https://cod.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://www.springerlink.com
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SpringerLink is a collection of e-books covering topics in technology, sciences and medicine. The COD Library provides access to titles published between 2005-2010. Recent materials on these subjects can be located using the COD library catalog.
Chapters from this collection can be downloaded in PDF to read off-line.

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Knovel Library

https://cod.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://app.knovel.com

To view Knovel books, be sure that you are using the most current version of your web browser and that you have a current version of Flash. Need help? Contact Denise Cote at 630-942-2092 or email cotede@cod.edu

Description: 

This database is a cross-searchable collection of electronic books covering many subjects in technology, engineering, applied technology, science, chemistry and physics and much more.

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Academic OneFile

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Academic OneFile is great for both popular and peer-reviewed full-text articles from the world's leading journals and reference sources. With extensive coverage of current events, physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects, Academic OneFile is an excellent resource for general research.

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Science Direct

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Indexing and full-text of 175 journals in science, chemistry, earth science, biology and other related disciplines.

Coverage: 
1995 - present
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Academic Search Complete

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Description: 

Academic Search Complete contains indexing and full text for 9100 journals. 7100 of these journals are peer-reviewed scholarly titles. This collection provides both popular and scholarly journal coverage for nearly all academic areas of study - including social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences and ethnic studies. Academic Search Complete is a great resource for general research.

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