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  1. Smokers Can Harm Your Health (1991 Video)

    Producer
    Christopher Riley
    Subject
    Medical sciences
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 50 min., 2000 sale: £99.00 (+VAT +p&p)

    Investigates the harmful effects of passive smoking and and shows it to be a factor in lung cancer, heart disease, asthma, childhood cancer and more.

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  2. Mars Alive (1993 Video)

    Producer
    Peter Ceresole
    Subject
    Astronomy; Technology
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 50 min., 2000 sale: £99.00 (+VAT +p&p)

    Explores the possibility of inhabiting Mars. NASA scientist Chris McKay believes that it will possible ‘terraform’ Mars by creating a new atmosphere and add water and plants to make the planet habitable.

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  3. Sudden Death (1991 Video)

    Producer
    Jeremy Taylor
    Subject
    Medical sciences
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 50 min., 2000 sale: £99.00 (+VAT +p&p)

    Investigates the phenomenon of sudden death, which occurs amoung over 100,000 Britons every year. Rather than a classic heart atach, the cause is a rapid onset of fatal electrical activity in the heart.

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  4. Vital Poison, A (1993 Video)

    Producer
    Tim Haines
    Subject
    Medical sciences
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 50 min., 2000 sale: £99.00 (+VAT +p&p)

    How researchers discovered that a lethal gas, nitric oxide, was behind some of the most basic functions of the human body. It is manufactured in cells and involved in functions from blood pressure control to...

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  5. Mould, The Myth and the Microbe, The (1991 Video)

    Producer
    David Dugan; Oliver Morse
    Subject
    History
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 50 min., 2000 sale: £99.00 (+VAT +p&p)

    Looks at the work of Horward Florey and Norman Heatley in the development of penicillin. Includes footage shot by Florey himself showing how penicillin was administered for the first time to soldiers in...

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  6. Hunt for the Doomsday Asteroid (1995 Video)

    Producer
    Tim Haines
    Subject
    Astronomy
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 50 min., 2000 sale: £99.00 (+VAT +p&p)

    Discusses the thousands of asteroids orbiting the sun that are on a potential collision course ith earth. A warning of a possible disaster was given when a huge comet the size of Australia smashed into...

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  7. Terracotta Time Machine, The (1991 Video)

    Producer
    Chris Hale
    Subject
    Science
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 50 min., 2000 sale: £99.00 (+VAT +p&p)

    Looks at the change of culture at the Natural History Museum, now charging for entry, creating a new corporate identity and promising popular new exhibitions, and its effect on the museum’s scientific...

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  8. California Dreaming (1991 Video)

    Producer
    John Lynch
    Subject
    Engineering; Environmental science
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 50 min., 2000 sale: £99.00 (+VAT +p&p)

    Looks at Los Angeles: a city built around the car with choking smoke and at the auto industry’s response: electric cars and convoys of self-driving cars. Also examines the changes that the city might have...

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  9. Long Road to the West, The (1991 Video)

    Producer
    Vivienne King
    Subject
    Business studies
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 50 min., 2000 sale: £99.00 (+VAT +p&p)

    Looks at the problems facing optics company Carl Zeiss Jena and other scientific endeavours in the former East Germany. A year after German reunification the company faces bankruptcy. Asks if eastern...

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  10. Food for Thought (1991 Video)

    Producer
    Kevin Hull
    Subject
    Medical sciences
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 50 min., 2000 sale: £99.00 (+VAT +p&p)

    Looks into claims that the mind can be improved by certain drugs - ‘nootropics’ or ‘cognition enhancers’, unlicenced drugs newly arrived in Britain. Asks whether they can offer successful therapies...

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