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Nature of Things, Out of the Mouths Of Babes
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directed by Heather Cook, fl. 1960; produced by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, in Nature of Things (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1980), 29 mins
Here is a rare opportunity to see and hear the chronology of language acquisition during the first six years of life. We see active youngsters talk and are able to note the gradual progression that occurs from random babbling, to jargon and one-word sentences, to the use of complicated structures and linguistic co...
directed by Heather Cook, fl. 1960; produced by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, in Nature of Things (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1980), 29 mins
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Nature of Things, The Familiar Face Of Love
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directed by Heather Cook, fl. 1960; presented by John W. Money, 1921-2006; produced by Heather Cook, fl. 1960, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, in Nature of Things (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1990), 59 mins
The Familiar Face of Love is an engaging study of love and loving, a look at how we choose our mates and for what reasons. Although in many countries marriages are still being carefully arranged by parents, we in the West have long ago rejected this in favor of marrying for love. Yet falling in love is not as hap...
directed by Heather Cook, fl. 1960; presented by John W. Money, 1921-2006; produced by Heather Cook, fl. 1960, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, in Nature of Things (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1990), 59 mins
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Nature of Things, Euthanasia
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directed by Diederik d'Ailly, fl. 1966-1990; produced by Diederik d'Ailly, fl. 1966-1990, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, in Nature of Things (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1989), 46 mins
Advances in modern technology have made it possible to postpone and control death and to sustain life almost indefinitely. This has raised a host of ethical questions that society must address. When does it become morally legitimate to pull the plug? Should a patient be guided to an easy death? What are the legal,...
directed by Diederik d'Ailly, fl. 1966-1990; produced by Diederik d'Ailly, fl. 1966-1990, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, in Nature of Things (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1989), 46 mins
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Nature of Things, Face Value
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directed by Robert Lang, fl. 1985-2012; produced by Robert Lang, fl. 1985-2012, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, in Nature of Things (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1990), 35 mins
This fascinating documentary on facial kinetics begins with a brief history of the field. In the 17th century, the fourteen bones and eighty muscles of the face were scrutinized to determine the correlation between facial expressions and such factors as criminality, personality and superiority. Researchers such as...
directed by Robert Lang, fl. 1985-2012; produced by Robert Lang, fl. 1985-2012, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, in Nature of Things (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1990), 35 mins
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Nature of Things, The Anatomy of Eloquence
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directed by Diederik d'Ailly, fl. 1966-1990; produced by Diederik d'Ailly, fl. 1966-1990, in Nature of Things (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1990), 3 mins
Discusses the physiology of human speech. Demonstrates the use of the larynx, the vocal tract, and the articulators. Considers the ability to understand speech using visual cues as well as hearing. Also discusses the restoration of speech to persons whose larynxes have been surgically removed.
directed by Diederik d'Ailly, fl. 1966-1990; produced by Diederik d'Ailly, fl. 1966-1990, in Nature of Things (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1990), 3 mins
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Nature of Things, Turning to Dust: Preserving Our Books
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directed by David Murray; produced by David Murray, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, in Nature of Things (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1990), 45 mins
There's a quiet calamity going on in libraries and archives all around the world. The books and documents that carry the records of human civilization are crumbling because the paper on which they are printed is turning to dust. The alum used to prevent ink from bleeding is turning into sulfuric acid, making the p...
directed by David Murray; produced by David Murray, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, in Nature of Things (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1990), 45 mins
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Nature of Things, Amazonia: The Road to The End of The Forest
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presented by David Suzuki, 1936-; produced by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, in Nature of Things (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1991), 49 mins
This spectacular production from the acclaimed Nature of Things series provides a comprehensive survey of the global catastrophe escalating in the Amazon basin. The burning of the tropical rain forest, which releases carbon monoxide and destroys the ozone layer, is a major contributor to the greenhouse effect. Th...
presented by David Suzuki, 1936-; produced by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, in Nature of Things (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1991), 49 mins
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Nature of Things, Chaos, Science and The Unexpected
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directed by John Bassett, fl. 1996; produced by John Bassett, fl. 1996, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, in Nature of Things (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1993), 51 mins
This beautifully photographed science film makes visible the abstract concepts of what is predictable and what is random in nature and explores the state called chaos that lies at the borderline between these two extremes. David Suzuki draws upon experts in computer science, mathematics, meteorology, physics and b...
directed by John Bassett, fl. 1996; produced by John Bassett, fl. 1996, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, in Nature of Things (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1993), 51 mins
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Nature of Things, Memory: The Past Imperfect
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directed by Heather Cook, fl. 1960; produced by Heather Cook, fl. 1960, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, in Nature of Things (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1993), 46 mins
Memory is at the heart of everything we do and affects how we function as human beings. It is a complex system with some extraordinary capacity and some unexpected foibles. This Nature of Things production explores many aspects of memory: long and short term memory; hypnosis as a method of recalling the past; the...
directed by Heather Cook, fl. 1960; produced by Heather Cook, fl. 1960, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, in Nature of Things (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1993), 46 mins
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Nature of Things, Food or Famine?
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directed by John Bassett, fl. 1996; presented by David Suzuki, 1936-; produced by John Bassett, fl. 1996, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, in Nature of Things (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1996), 1 hour 47 mins
Is the human population going to outstrip the earth's food supply? This is the principle question asked in this provocative new study from the Nature of Things series. In the year 2020, there will be between three and four billion more mouths to feed. The past forty years have produced impressive food surpluses,...
directed by John Bassett, fl. 1996; presented by David Suzuki, 1936-; produced by John Bassett, fl. 1996, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, in Nature of Things (New York, NY: Filmakers Library, 1996), 1 hour 47 mins
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