Multcolib My Librarian Tama: Science and nature documentaries that will blow your mind

Blackfish DVD - 2013 DVD 599.536 BLACKFISH All copies in use Availability details Holds: 6 on 25 copies

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.

Chasing Ice
Chasing Ice DVD - 2013 DVD 551.312 CHASING Available in some locations

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.

Mystery of Easter Island
Mystery of Easter Island DVD - 2013 DVD 996.18 MYSTERY Available in some locations

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.'

Raccoon Nation
Raccoon Nation DVD - 2012 DVD 599.7632 RACCOON All copies in use Availability details

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.

Drain the Ocean
Drain the Ocean DVD - 2009 DVD 551.468 DRAIN All copies in use Availability details

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.

Hunting the Hidden Dimension
Hunting the Hidden Dimension DVD - 2009 DVD 514.742 HUNTING Available in some locations

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.

Frozen Planet
Frozen Planet DVD - 2012 DVD 577.0911 FROZEN All copies in use Availability details Holds: 1 on 8 copies

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.

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