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Laurie Cahalane, Melanie Wallace, Simon Baxter, Eric Meyers, Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Description: Eagles dominate the skies. But what makes these predators so special? Researchers put one eagle to the test, and stunning up-close footage reveals her incredible strength, eyesight, and flying skills.
Call Number: 598.943 Eag
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 25, 2020
Michael Rossi, Joe Morton, Rossi Films, Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Description: The Super Outbreak of 1974 was the most intense tornado outbreak on record, tearing a vicious path of destruction across thirteen states, generating 148 tornadoes from Alabama to Ontario, damaging thousands of homes, and killing more than 300 people. Meteorologist Tetsuya Theodore "Ted" Fujita spent ten months studying the outbreak's aftermath in the most extensive aerial tornado study ever conducted, and through detailed mapping and leaps of scientific imagination, made a series of meteorological breakthroughs. His discovery of "microbursts," sudden high wind patterns that could cause airplanes to drop from the sky without warning, transformed aviation safety and saved untold numbers of lives. Mr. Tornado is the remarkable story of the man whose groundbreaking work in research and applied science saved thousands of lives and helped Americans prepare for and respond to dangerous weather phenomena.
Call Number: 551.553 Mr. T
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 25, 2020
Halina Dyrschka, Johan af Klint, Julia Voss, Ulla af Klint, Zeitgeist Films
Description: Hilma af Klint was an abstract artist before the term existed, a visionary, trailblazing figure who, inspired by spiritualism, modern science, and the riches of the natural world around her, began in 1906 to reel out a series of huge, colorful, sensual, strange works without precedent in painting. The subject of a recent smash retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum, af Klint was for years an all-but-forgotten figure in art historical discourse, before her long-delayed rediscovery.
Call Number: 759.9485 Bey
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 17, 2020
Sue Williams, Yunshi He, Kino Lorber
Description: The first feature documentary to profile the charismatic Hong Kong singer and human rights activist Denise Ho.
Call Number: 782.42168 Den
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 31, 2020
Gelashvili Zurab, Khvedelioze Archil, Dea Kulumbegashvili, Rati Oneli, Big World Pictures
Description: Chiatura is a city in Western Georgia. There was a time when it supplied 50 per cent of the world's manganese. Today, with drastically reduced manganese production, dangerous working conditions and little prospect for any improvement, it is becoming a ghost town. For the Soviets, it was the embodiment of a bright, utopian future: Theaters, universities, concert halls, stadiums and parks were built. Chiatura was a human and technological experiment on a grand scale that ultimately failed.
Call Number: 914.758 Cit
Format: DVD
Date Added: Sep 3, 2020
Emily Graslie, Ally Gimbel, Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Description: The three-part natural history series merges science, culture, and history and brings audiences along for an unforgettable voyage through hundreds of millions of years of history.
Call Number: 930.1 Pre
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 7, 2020
Nanni Moretti, Icarus Films
Description: In the early seventies, the world was watching as Chile democratically elected Socialist leader Salvador Allende. His political ideals and aspirations, among them, providing education for all children and distributing land to the nation's workers, terrified the country's right-wing, as well as the U.S., who helped orchestrate a military coup that replaced him with dictator Augusto Pinochet. This tragic history has been well documented, but Italian director Nanni Moretti adds an angle many viewers may not know about: the efforts of the Italian Embassy to save and relocate citizens targeted by the fascist regime.
Call Number: 983.064 San
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 31, 2020
Rob Rapley, Jamila Wignot, Tom Phillips, Apograph Productions, Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
Description: 1966, drought and an exploding population confronted India with the imminent threat of a severe famine, a potential disaster that many scientists and intellectuals feared only presaged global catastrophes to come, as the world's population outstripped its ability to produce food. In search of a lasting solution, India turned to Norman Borlaug, an unassuming plant breeder from Iowa whose combination of scientific knowledge and raw determination had made him a legend.
Call Number: 630.92 Man
Format: DVD
Date Added: Aug 25, 2020
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Eagle Power
Laurie Cahalane, Melanie Wallace, Simon Baxter, Eric Meyers, Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
598.943 Eag
City Of The Sun
Gelashvili Zurab, Khvedelioze Archil, Dea Kulumbegashvili, Rati Oneli, Big World Pictures
914.758 Cit
Mr. Tornado
Michael Rossi, Joe Morton, Rossi Films, Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
551.553 Mr. T
Prehistoric Road Trip : An Epic Journey Through America's Fossil Country
Emily Graslie, Ally Gimbel, Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
930.1 Pre
Beyond The Visible : Hilma Af Klint
Halina Dyrschka, Johan af Klint, Julia Voss, Ulla af Klint, Zeitgeist Films
759.9485 Bey
Santiago, Italia
Nanni Moretti, Icarus Films
983.064 San
Denise Ho : Becoming The Song
Sue Williams, Yunshi He, Kino Lorber
782.42168 Den
The Man Who Tried To Feed The World
Rob Rapley, Jamila Wignot, Tom Phillips, Apograph Productions, Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
630.92 Man