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GSM Video Library Table

UPC Video Title Producer/Distributor Disks Length (min) Year Created Description and/or Review
4188701841 Life On Fire: Wildlife On The Volcanos Edge PBS 2 360 2009 Description: Life on Fire: Wildlife on the Volcanos Edge Volcanoes are one of the most spectacular and powerful forces on our planet, creating new land, changing landscapes, and destroying civilizations. Life on Fire offers a close-up look at volcanoes and the effects on the environment around them. From the depths of the ocean abyss to high-altitude snow-capped peaks, the series paints a detailed picture of the struggles and amazing adaptation required to survive around volcanoes. Filmed at 42 volcanoes in 20 countries, Life on Firefollows the extraordinary animals and plants that have learned to juggle with fire, and delves into the world of modern volcanology, showing how we live and react to volcanoes. This fascinating journey includes six episodes: Icelandic Volcanoes Volcano Doctors The Surprise Salmon Phoenix Temple Ash Runners Pioneers of the Deep Special Features include... Over 45 minutes of bonus video, including Inside the Dragons Lair Spies in the the Sky Beyond Human: The Deep
4188702764 Lifes Rocky Start NEW16 Nova 1 60 2016 MEMBER REVIEWS: 1) This is a Nova program about how rocks and life co-evolved. Rather than dividing Earth history into the usual eras and epochs, they use chemical markers and colors. Black earth - roughly the Hadean. Grey Earth when things cooled a bit, and then blue Earth when water flooded the surface. They go into the chemical precursors of life, and how it may have evolved. Then they talk about life changing the chemistry with all that oxygen. (Why is there air? Stromatolites.) This created red Earth. Then comes white Earth - snowball Earth. And finally, green Earth with the Cambrian explosion. This is a new way to look at how the Earth and life co-evolved, and it makes you think differently about a few things. It is well worth watching more than once. 2) This is a Nova program and absolutely fascinating. The premise is that without clays and other minerals, life would never have happened. Not so much the actual mineralogy, but the structural forms of clays and other rocky stuff allowed the chemical precursors of life hiding places where they could consolidate and rearrange themselves to create actual life. I give this one an unconditional thumbs up. Description: Four and a half billion years ago, the young Earth was a hellish place--a seething chaos of meteorite impacts, volcanoes belching noxious gases, and lightning flashing through a thin, torrid atmosphere. Then, in a process that has puzzled scientists for decades, life emerged. How did it happen? NOVA joins mineralogist Robert Hazen on the rocky trail to resolve this enduring mystery. As Hazen journeys around the globe--from an ancient Moroccan market to the Australian Outback--he advances a startling and counterintuitive idea--that the rocks beneath our feet were not only essential to jump-starting life, but then, as microbes flourished and took over the biosphere, life helped give birth to hundreds of minerals we know and depend on today. This intriguing perspective of the co-evolution of Earth and life is reshaping the grand-narrative of the story of our planet. In this stunning adventure through billions of years of history, the story of life on Earth is revealed as fundamentally interwoven with the epic, unfolding story of Earth itself.
Lignite Rcoks! Lignite Energy Council 1
Lignite: An Educational Tour & Mining and Reclamation Basin Electric Power Cooperative 2 50 Two copies in library. 1 DVD is 38 minutes; unknown length of other.
8342137009 Magnetic Storm: Earths Invisible Shield Nova 1 60 2003 MEMBER REVIEW: We start with the Earths core, and move out to the magnetosphere, Mars and more. This 2003 video is interesting, and not as outdated as it might be. OK, we are due for a magnetic reversal of the Earths field, and because it is 2003, they totally ignore the massive disruption to all communcations and computer systems that might cause. Still, it is a good video with solid science. We just haven
4188702654 Making North America NEW16 Nova 1 180 2015 Description: Mighty, elemental forces molded North America. Fiery eruptions, titanic floods, the grinding of great ice sheets, and massive impacts from space all shaped our land. Now, for the first time, NOVA presents a bold and sweeping biography of our continent and how it came to be. This epic story unfolds in a forgotten world that existed long before our own, crossed by long-lost mountain ranges, deserts the size of Africa, and vast inland seas spanning the length of the continent. Beloved landmarks like the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, and the Rockies are explored from the inside out as we witness the clash of natures creative and destructive forces--the uplifting of the earths crust and the violent eruptions, earthquakes, and impacts that destroy it. Hosted by renowned paleontologist Kirk Johnson, this spectacular road trip through the tumultuous deep past of our nation sets out to answer three fundamental questions: How was the continent built? How did life evolve here? And how has its spectacular landscape shaped human lives and destinies? Enhanced by dazzling, hyper-realistic CGI animations, immersive geological field missions, and the latest scientific research, Making North America will reveal the incredible story of a majestic continent.
Making Your Mind: Molecules, Motion, and Memory Howard Hughes Medical Institute 2 2009
80910020009 Makoshika: Crossroads to the Past Montana State Parks 1 30 1994
Managing Carbon Dioxide: The Geologic Solution Prairie Public Broadcasting & U. of North Dakota 1 30 2009
3984760008 Mars: Past Present & Future Finley-Holiday Film Corp. 1 83 2001
4188701507 Mars: The Red Planet Nova 4 240 2004-2011 Description: This PBS Explorer Collection includes... 1) Go inside Mission Control and explore the Red Planet with rovers Spirit & Opportunity, from behind-the-scenes looks at the twin robot geologists before they were launched toward Mars at 12,000 miles per hour to the dramatic "six minutes of terror" as they prepare to land. And as the findings of the rover continue to shed light on an alien world, take a closer look at how close human travel to Mars really is. 2) Can We Make it to Mars? - A trip to Mars and back could take two to three very difficult years, and NOVA scienceNOW wonders whether humans could survive such a journey--fraught with deadly meteoroids, bone and muscle wasting, and perilous levels of radiation. So as the Mars rovers continue to demystify the Red Planet, scientists are developing new ways to keep astronauts alive for the journey: streamlined space suits and gourmet space food, to start. But will it be enough? What if a plasma rocket could cut the journey down to a couple of weeks? (Subtitles in English (SDH) 3) Is There Life on Mars? - Years after they landed on Mars, NASAs twin robot explorers, Spirit and Opportunity, have lasted 16 times longer and driven 20 times farther than expected. Today they are joined by an aerial armada of hi-tech satellites, surveying Mars from orbit to reconstruct the mysterious history of the planet. And in 2008, they also got company on the ground: NASAs Phoenix probe. Take a look at revelations from a planet, once alien, now poised to reveal provocative new clues in the tantalizing quest for signs of water--and perhaps even life. 4) Welcome to Mars - Take an astounding look at the Red Planet in an interplanetary adventure that begins with the white-knuckle landings of the Mars rovers Spirit and Opportunity, chronicles months of frustrating setbacks and elating discoveries, and captures the gripping drama and the breathtaking images of the most significant mission events. 5) MARS Dead or Alive - Before it sent back its first spectacular images of the Martian landscape, Spirit was just one of the two rovers conceived in the $820 million Mars Exploration Rover (MER) project, developed at NASAs Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. Join NOVA for a behind-the-scenes glimpse at this compelling story of technical ingenuity, emotional drama, and triumph.
8634023553 Megafault SYFY 1 90 2009 2 copies in library
2393207682 Megalodon Fusion Intl 1 91 2002
4188401907 Meteor Strike NEW16 Nova 1 60 2013 Description: On the morning of February 15, 2013, a 7,000-ton asteroid crashed into the atmosphere of the Earth, exploded, and fell to the ground across a wide swath near the Ural Mountains in Russia. A blinding flash of light streaked across the sky, followed by a shuddering blast strong enough to damage buildings and send more than 1,000 people to the hospital. According to NASA, the Siberian meteor exploded with the power of 30 Hiroshima bombs and was the largest object to burst in the atmosphere since the Tunguska event of 1908-another impact in Siberia that left few eyewitnesses or clues. This time, the event was captured by digital dashboard cameras, now common in Russian autos and trucks. Within days, NOVA crews joined impact scientists in Russia as they hunted for clues about the origin and makeup of the meteor. Is our solar system a deadly celestial shooting gallery-with Earth in the crosshairs? And what are the chances that another, more massive asteroid is heading straight for us?
Mineral Park, Arizona Mine Photos 1
Minerals in Your World Mineral Information Institute 1 2005 Not a video. Includes explanations, photos, and maps of minerals
780615127897 Minnesota A History of the Land College of Natural Resources, U of M 2 240 ?2000
780972 912648 Minnesota: Migrating the Mississippi Imagestream Press 1 22 2008
Miracle Planet National Film Board of Canada 5 250 2005 MEMBER REVIEW: I was quite impressed by this series, and really cannot recommend it enough. This 2005 five-disk series is a joint production of the National Film Board of Canada and NHK Japan, so you do not see the usual cast of scientists you see on Nova and other PBS series. And that is a good thing. I like those "usual guys" but hearing from new people brings new ideas for us to learn. And it is narrated by Christopher Plummer - what is not to like? It has good geology about the formation of the Earth and the evolution of life, but there is a different emphasis than the US products. I learned a lot of interesting new stuff, and I have been reading books and watching videos about all of this for many years. Many of the sites and rocks they use to illustrate their points come from the US - meteor crater, salt beds in the desert southwest and so forth. But they use those same old rocks to make new and different points. Microbes encased in salt from the Permian that can be brought back to life. And we see rocks and life in different places as well. New insights and a different take make this series a must-see for anyone interested in how the Earth formed and life evolved. It is a great keeper companion to the PBS series and Nova shows.
3396176187 Modern Marvels: Demolition History Channel 1 50 2002
3396176109 Modern Marvels: Salt Mines History Channel 1 50 1999 MEMBER REVIEW: This is a History Channel Production. It has a bit of the history of salt (but nothing of ancient history - I recommend the book "Salt" by Mark Kurlansky for that. Stay away from "Neptunes Gift" - boring as hell.), and salt mining with emphasis on medieval to mostly modern salt mines. It is interesting, and shows the ways salt is mined today: in mines, and by evaporation and brining. They also detail the salt mine in Poland with the cathedral and other beautiful carvings. There are even chandeliers with salt crystals. It plays a bit like an industrial film, but for people interested in the strategic uses of salt, it is pretty good. There is very little geology, though. And lots of Cargill people talking about the wonders of salt. I was somewhat bemused by the guy who said he could stare endlessly at a pile of salt. That is dedication to his work. He works at the evaporation plant near San Francisco. A DVD worth watching, but not one I want to save and treasure.
4188701267 Mount St. Helens: Back from the Dead Nova 1 56 2010 Description: When Mount St. Helens erupted in 1980, every living thing in the blast zone was buried. However, life began to bloom again, and biologist Charlie Crisafulli has been documenting the return of plant and animal life. Also, the mountain, like the wildlife, is coming back to life. NOVA presents a pioneering look at the interplay between biology and geology that may help scientists predict future volcanic eruptions.
1130169263 Mysteries of Space Timeless Media Group 1 75 2006 2 copies in library
8342136529 Mysterious Life of Caves NEW16 Nova 1 54 2002 MEMBER REVIEW: This is a Nova program, and very cutting edge in life sciences. You go into caves that are not on your vacation itinerary because they are lethal due to various noxious gases in them. You see giant calcite, snotites, and weird biology. These scientists are working on life forms you do not see every day. They live in sulfuric acid, methane, and other deadly gases and compounds. These might be the descendants of ancient extremophiles. They also explore cave formation, and it seeems some caves were created through chemical processes, not just the usual water erosion. This is cutting edge science on many levels. A must-see video. Description: It is pitch black, toxic gases bubble up from deep below, sulfuric acid drips from above, and carbon monoxide fills the air. It is not a scene from a horror movie, but the interior of a beautiful, but treacherous, cave. Explore the beauty and danger found in some of the most exotic caves of the world as NOVA explores dark recesses, off limits to all except researchers.
8342138879 Mystery of the Megaflood NOVA WGBH Boston 1 56 2005