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

Journey to planet Earth. Seas of grass

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: videodisc
    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.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Northwest Indian College.


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Lummi Library FR DVD 307 GE 140 .J68 2009 275027 FR DVD Available -

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