Multcolib My Librarian Tama: Science and nature documentaries that will blow your mind
Annotation:The biography of the orca Tilikum and his capture at age 4 (just a babe in orca world) for the marine park trade. Heartbreaking doesn't begin to describe this movie. Not meant for young viewers.
Annotation:Chronicles the astounding efforts of nature photographer James Balog to document the receding of the Solheim glacier in Iceland, a consequence of climate change and global warming, in which strategically placed cameras take one picture every hour for three years.
Annotation:How and why did the ancient islanders build and move nearly 900 giant statues, and how did they transform a presumed paradise into a treeless wasteland, bringing ruin upon the island and themselves? Challenges decades of previous thinking about the islanders, and made me think to myself, 'that makes perfect sense.'
Annotation:Scientists track a family of urban raccoons in Toronto over the course of six months and uncover their stunning ingenuity in living alongside humans and their pets. Our efforts to outwit them may just be pushing their brain development, and they are smart critters already.
Annotation:Imagine the geography of the ocean, only, thanks to CGI, there's no water to block your view. Now imagine Darth Vader (James Earl Jones) narrating some of the most amazing geological info you've ever heard. I've watched this multiple times but learn something new with every viewing.
Annotation:Takes viewers on an amazing quest with a group of pioneering mathematicians determined to decipher the rules that govern fractal geometry. Yes, I know that sounds incredibly dull to many of you. I promise it's not. It is visually stunning and your brain will thank you for it.
Annotation:Captures extraordinary views of vast frozen landscapes and animal behavior impossible to see from the ground. Goes under the ice, into the heart of glaciers, inside volcanic ice crystal caves, and into the remote interior of the Antarctic continent.