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Physical & Life Sciences

This guide provides an overview of recent DVDs that may interest researchers in the Astronomy/Physics, Biology, Chemistry, and Geography and Environmental Science fields. Additional titles can be accessed through the library catalog; you can search by keyword, person, genre, or title.

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Suggested keywords: astronomy, cosmology, physics, ecology, biology, life

We also provide access to a number of streaming video resources, including the Journal of Visualized Experiments - Biology.

Physical & Life Sciences DVDs

400 Years of the Telescope: A Journey of Science, Technology and Thought
Features interviews with leading astrophysicists and cosmologists about a range of topics.
Call Number: UMDVD 5317

The Atom Smashers
Examines the work at Fermilab, where scientists scour the subatomic world for the "god particle."
Call Number: UMDVD 6008

Changing Climates: The Science
Spotlights milestones in the history of research into the climatic effects of carbon dioxide.
Call Number: UMDVD 2943

Cosmology: The History and Nature of Our Universe
Contains professor Mark Whittle's 36 lectures on astronomy and our universe.
Call Number: UMDVD 7427

Cosmos: A Personal Journey
Guides the layman through modern thinking in all areas of astronomy and cosmology.
Call Number: UMDVD 51

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey
Continues the exploration of the remarkable mysteries of the cosmos and our place within it.
Call Number: UMBLU 53

The Creeping Garden
Explores the work of fringe scientists, mycologists, artists, and their relationship with the plasmodial slime mould.
Call Number: UMDVD 10210

Disaster Playground
Follows the scientists planning and monitoring the deflection of hazardous near-Earth objects.
Call Number: UMDVD 9709

The Ecological Footprint: Accounting for a Small Planet
Introduces the resource accounting tool that measures human demand on the Earth.
Call Number: UMDVD 3629

Einstein's Big Idea
Dramatizes and reveals the roots of how Einstein arrived at his 1905 discovery.
Call Number: UMDVD 1874

Explores all facets of the evolutionary process' impact on our understanding of the world.
Call Number: UMDVD 157

Feed the Green: Feminist Voices for the Earth
Points to the ways that an environmentally destructive worldview is embedded in popular discourses.
Call Number: UMDVD 9741

Global Warming: What's Up with the Weather?
Examines both sides of the global warming debate.
Call Number: UMDVD 6613

The Human Spark
Takes a look at how humans originated, survived, and thrived through some unimaginable conditions.
Call Number: UMDVD 5478

Human Version 2.0
Focuses on a predicted singularity event in which humans and computers become inseparable.
Call Number: UMDVD 3621

Journey of the Universe: An Epic Story of Cosmic, Earth, and Human Transformation
Tells how galaxies, stars, planets, and living organisms emerged from the vast drama of the universe.
Call Number: UMDVD 6953

The Mechanical Universe...And Beyond
Describes introductory physics and the drama of scientific discovery using archival footage.
Call Number: UMDVD 463

Rachel Carson's Silent Spring
Details the life of the passionate biologist and environmentalist who sparked a revolution in environmental policy.
Call Number: UMDVD 5287

Science on The NewsHour
Includes in-depth news coverage of various scientific topics, ranging from biology to space exploration.
Call Number: UMDVD 4849

The Secret Life of the Brain
Explores startling discoveries about the brain that resulted from the past decade of neuroscience research.
Call Number: UMDVD 6410