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Journey to planet Earth. Seas of grass  Cover Image DVD DVD

Journey to planet Earth. Seas of grass / a Screenscope production in association with South Carolina ETV ; a film by Hal and Marilyn Weiner ; producer, Marilyn Weiner ; director-writer, Hal Weiner.

Weiner, Hal. (Director, Screenwriter). Weiner, Marilyn. (Producer). Zakin, Robert. (Film editor). Boni, Dennis. (Cinematographer). Ferrucci, Frank. (Composer). Knapp, Alan K., 1956- (Scientific advisor). Miller, Daniel, 1954- (Scientific advisor). Damon, Matt. (Narrator). Screenscope, inc. (Added Author). South Carolina Educational Television Network. (Added Author). Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.) (Added Author).

Summary:

Investigates the serious threats to one of our most treasured natural resources. Grasslands cover almost one-third of the Earth's surface, house nearly a billion people, and are in grave danger of dissappearing. Inner Mongolia: On the remote steppes of northeastern China, nomadic herders are caught between ancient traditions and the pressure of globalization. Kenya: Once fertile grasslands have turned into seas of dust while farmers struggle to cope with the loss of precious rangelands and changing tribal customs. South Africa: With over eight hundred species of wild flowers carpeting the landscape, inhabitants of this delicate ecosystem strive to conserve the biodiversity of the world's oldest aboriginal prairie. Argentina: On the lush green Pampas, ranchers confront economic uncertainties that are threatening the heart and soul of the country. The American West: Modern cowboys are revitalizing parts of the Southwest to save a vanishing way of life.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781928964292
  • ISBN: 192896429X
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (57 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Widescreen.
  • Publisher: Washington, DC : Screenscope, �2009.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally broadcast as an episode of Journey to planet Earth on PBS in 2009.
Special features: Abridged version (25 min.); Educators' guides (DVD-ROM).
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Edited by Robert Zakin ; cinematographer, Dennis Boni ; music, Frank Ferrucci ; science advisors, Alan K. Knapp, Daniel Miller.
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrated by Matt Damon.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
DVD; region 1, NTSC; widescreen presentation; stereo.
Language Note:
Closed-captioned (full episode only).
Subject: Grasslands.
Environmental degradation.
Nature > Effect of human beings on.
Environmental health.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Genre: Documentary television programs.
Science television programs.
Television programs for the hearing impaired.

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Northwest Indian College.

Holds

  • 0 current holds with 1 total copy.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Lummi Library FR DVD 307 GE 140 .J68 2009 275027 FR DVD Available -


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