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  1. Insect Diversity (1991 Video)

    Producer
    Hendrik Ball; Rissa de la Paz
    Subject
    Biology
    Distribution
    Off-air recording licence Sale, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 23 min., 1998 sale: £145.00 (+VAT +p&p)

    Uses examples from various insect orders to show the basic design of a hard outer skeleton, jointed legs and specialised mouthparts serves a wealth of different lifestyles. Contrasts the life histories of...

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  2. Mammalian Kidney, The (1991 Video)

    Producer
    Barrie Whatley
    Subject
    Biology; Medical sciences
    Distribution
    Off-air recording licence Sale, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 24 min., 1998 sale: £145.00 (+VAT +p&p)

    Shows the structure of the vertebrate kidney, and uses in vivo renal micropuncture techniques to discover how the kidney functions. After showing what happens along the various sections of the kidney...

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  3. Molluscs, Mechanisms and Minds (1991 Video)

    Producer
    Barrie Whatley
    Subject
    Biology; Medical sciences
    Distribution
    Off-air recording licence Sale, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 24 min., 1998 sale: £145.00 (+VAT +p&p)

    J Z Young’s identification of the squid giant axon in the 1930s was the foundation of the study of how we might learn about our own nervous systems from the study of those of other animals. Archive film...

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  4. Plant Growth Regulators: Whatever Turns You on (1991 Video)

    Producer
    Pam Taylor
    Subject
    Biology
    Distribution
    Off-air recording licence Sale, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 24 min., 1998 sale: £145.00 (+VAT +p&p)

    Two studies examine factors that regulate plant growth. Phototropism is the growth of a plant stem towards the light. The validity of the Cholodney-Went theory of phototropism is considered in the light of...

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  5. Scaling the Salt Barrier (1991 Video)

    Producer
    Rissa de la Paz
    Subject
    Biology
    Distribution
    Off-air recording licence Sale, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 24 min., 1998 sale: £145.00 (+VAT +p&p)

    Atlantic salmon migrate between freshwater and the sea at least twice during their lives: once as young smolts migrating down to the sea, and again as adults returning to the Scottish rivers to spawn. This...

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  6. Tale of Two Cells, A (1991 Video)

    Producer
    Rissa de la Paz
    Subject
    Biology
    Distribution
    Off-air recording licence Sale, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 24 min., 1998 sale: £145.00 (+VAT +p&p)

    Follows a link between the cells involved in human colour vision and a rather unusual bacterium from the Dead Sea. Dr Jim Bowmaker, Institute of Ophthalmology, London, describes the techniques for looking at...

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  7. Fine Preservation in Fossils: An Evolutionary Bonanza (1990 Video)

    Producer
    David Jackson
    Subject
    Biology
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. ? min., 1998 sale: £85.00 (+VAT +p&p)

    Using scanning electron microscopy, examines Cretaceous fossil fish whose internal structure, e.g. gill lamellae, musculature, etc. had been preserved by bacteria-induced phosphatisation in the tissue within...

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  8. Human Origins: A Walk Through Time (1989 Video)

    Producer
    David Jackson
    Subject
    Biology
    Distribution
    Sale, Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 29 min., 1998 sale: £85.00 (+VAT +p&p)

    Uses electromyography (EMB) to examine the evolution of man from the hominid-pongid split about 7.5 million years ago. By precisely determining muscle function in humans and apes, and examining fossil bones...

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  9. Martin Luther King Jr (1981 Video)

    Subject
    History; Politics & government
    Distribution
    out of distribution, Videocassette. VHS. col. 24 min.

    Three of Dr King’s closest friends, plus his widow Coretta King, assess his leadership in the civil rights movement. Uses documentary footage and photographs to traces Dr King’s non-violent protest and...

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  10. Biological Rhythms: Studies in Chronobiology (1977 Film)

    Subject
    Biology
    Distribution
    Film (16mm)

    Demonstrates how body rhythms affect a variety of activities in both single-celled and multi-celled organismns. Contrasts natural and mechanical cycles, investigates circadian rhythms, describes body...

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