Posts Tagged ‘Videos’

Searching on GEOBASE

Welcome back to all new and returning geography and environmental studies students. I know that you’re eager to get started on researching for your papers, so I’ve created a 4 minute video (closed captioned) for those of you who need some basic guidance on how to search GEOBASE.

GEOBASE is a multidisciplinary database of indexed literature on human & physical geography, earth sciences, ecology, environmental studies/sciences, energy, pollution, waste management and nature conservation. It has over 2.4 million records and covers thousands of peer-reviewed journal, trade publications, book series and conference proceedings.

Here is the link to the video. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call or email me!


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Extremely interesting and innovative!

This video is a 30-minute introduction to the practice of urban exploration.

Constructed as a video article for the journal Geography Compass, the article uses footage from the author’s own explorations in California, Las Vegas and London to visually depict a theoretical unpacking of the practice by 5 academic geographers.

Source: Geography Compass

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You might want to check out this new Youtube video from Penn State Public Broadcasting.

It is called the Geospatial Revolution Project, an integrated public media and outreach initiative about the world of digital mapping and how it is changing the way we think, behave, and interact.

The project will feature a web-based serial release of video episodes—each telling an intriguing geospatial story, which I first mentioned on my blog last July.


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What happens to a vegetarian who moves to Alaska and marries a commercial fisherman and deer hunter?

Eating Alaska is a humorous examination of the realities and ethics behind what we put in our bodies and where it’s from. This acclaimed PBS-bound film journeys from the source to the shelves, stopping everywhere in between to answer such essential and universal questions as:

-Local vs. Organic?
-What can be learned from indigenous food practices?
-Vegan vs. Vegetarian vs. Omnivore?
-What are the consequences of our current system?
-Could you
actually kill an animal for its meat?

Source: website

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Lake Invaders: The Fight for Lake Huron a new documentary film is being streamed for “free” on the http://www.greenplanetfilms.org website this week.

Lake Huron is the 3rd largest fresh water lake in the world and has been invaded by numerous exotic species over the last century.

Produced by Grand Valley State University faculty and students and by documentary filmmaker, John Schmit, the film has been in the making for more than two years. It tells the history of exotic species invasions in Lake Huron and describes other invaders looming on the horizon. Biologists from around the Great Lakes describe the invaders, the damage they have caused, and efforts to manage Lake Huron’s ecosystem and multi-million dollar fisheries.

Source: http://www.greenplanetfilms.org

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Explore the potential impacts of climate change on our planet Earth and learn about solutions for adaptation and mitigation, in the context of the United Nation’s Climate Conference (COP15) in Copenhagen. With Google Earth you can view climate change scenarios, interact with narrated tours, investigate deforestation, and even dive into the depths of the oceans.

(Source: Google Earth)

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Blue Gold: World Water Wars – Based on the book Blue gold: the fight to stop the corporate theft of the worlds water by Maude Barlow and Tony Clarke.

Who gets in? – A front line view of the Canadian Immigration Process in action. This documentary, shot in Canada , Africa and Hong Kong, shows how people try to immigrate to Canada for various reasons and the nature of Canadian immigration policy.

Scarred Land and Wounded Lives: the environmental footprint of war – a film about our deep dependence on the natural world and the significant threat to that world posed by war and preparation for war.

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