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Dogs, man's best friend, Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS, (videorecording)

Label
Dogs, man's best friend
Title
Dogs, man's best friend
Statement of responsibility
Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS
Title variation
Man's best friend
Contributor
Director
Host
Narrator
Producer
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
  • How did the fierce wolf become a playful puppy? Why are there so many varieties of dogs? And how did they earn their place as "man's best friend"? This collection seeks to answer these questions-- and more
  • How smart are animals?: How smart are dogs?: New discoveries are revealing that "man's best friend" is smarter than we ever thought, with a brain that resembles our own in ways we never imagined. Travel to Wolf Park, where scientists are tracing the evolutionary path that turned wild animals into our cuddly companions....and meet a superdog with a vocabulary of over 1000 words! How smart are Dolphins? Off the coast of Honduras, on Roatan Island, a legendary experiment in dolphin communication is being attempted for the first time in 20 years -- one that could prove that dolphins can coordinate with each other and be creative on cue. How smart is an Octopus? Octopuses and cuttlefish are some of the weirdest creatures on earth. They perform fantastic feats of camouflage, boast surprisingly large brains, and can even solve problems -- like how to get a tasty shrimp out of a twist-top jar. But are these remarkable behaviors truly a sign of intelligence? Profile: Irene Pepperberg & Alex: An unlikely scientific team, Irene Pepperberg and her talking parrot, Alex, revolutionized scientist's ideas about animal communication and intelligence. Yet even after Alex's premature death, Pepperberg still struggles to convince some critics that Alex's accomplishments -- counting, reasoning, identifying shapes and colors -- are more than mere party tricks
  • Dogs decoded: Dogs have been domesticated for longer than any other animal on the planet, and humans have developed a unique relationship with these furry friends. We treat out pets like a part of the family, and feel that they can understand us in a way other animals can't. Now, new research is revealing what dog lovers have suspected all along; dogs have an uncanny ability to read and respong to human emotions. Humans, in turn, respond to dogs with the same hormone responsible for bonding mothers to their babies. How did this incredible relationship between humans and dogs come to be? And why do dogs, so closely related to fearsome wild wolves, behave so differently? Dogs decoded investigates new discoveries in genetics that are illuminating the origin of dogs -- with big implications for the evolution of human culture as well
  • Through a dog's eyes: Will have you seeing dogs in a whole new light. This primetime PBS documentary follows the inspiring stories of people with disabilities as they experience the heartwarming and sometimes challenging process of being matched with and receiving a service dog
  • Dogs and more dogs: We feed them, breed them, pet them, and dress them, but how well do we really know them? John Lithgow narrates this insightful look at how dogs evolved from fierce wolves to playful pets -- and why there are so many types of dogs today. Whether you're a dog person or not, there's no denying dogs are an evolutionary marvel, and thanks to human intervention, they are one fo the most diverse species on earth. With an amazing array of sizes, shapes, colors, temperments, and other quirks, canis familiaris features one of the most tinkered-with gene pools in the animal kingdom. NOVA goes beyond the wagging tails and floppy ears to reveal surprising insights into the origin and evolutionary strategy of our canine companions. From a wolf research facility in rural Indiana to New York's Westminster dog show, you'll discover some amazing dog facts. Did you know the Saluki can beat any other mammal on earth in a three-mile race? That dogs developed spots for a specific reason? And that their evolution is helping us learn about our own?
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Member of
Cataloging source
JDP
Characteristic
videorecording
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/collectionName
Nova (Television program)
Credits note
Camera, sound, & editing by Noel Bucknet, Rob Whittlesey ; music, Ray Long
Language note
In English; closed captioned or English SDH subtitles; described video for visually impaired (How smart are animals & Dogs and more dogs)
PerformerNote
Host, Neil deGrasse Tyson (How smart are animals?); narrator, Lance Lewman (Dogs decoded); narrator, Neil Patrick Harris (Through a dog's eyes); narrator, John Lithgow (Dogs and more dogs)
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1973-
  • 1945-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Tyson, Neil deGrasse
  • Cort, Julia
  • Hamilton, Doug
  • DeNooyer, Rushmore
  • Warren, Dana Rae
  • Seftel, Joshua
  • Sweet, Jesse
  • Lewman, Lance
  • Child, Dan
  • Schnall, Peter
  • Campbell, Don
  • McEvoy, Margaret
  • Harris, Neil Patrick
  • Buckner, Noel
  • Whittlesey, Rob
  • Lithgow, John
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting
  • Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
  • WGBH Educational Foundation
Runtime
240
Series statement
PBS explorer collection
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dogs
  • Human-animal relationships
  • Dogs
  • Animals
  • Dog breeds
  • Dogs
  • Animal intelligence
  • Genetics
  • Evolutionary genetics
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Dogs, man's best friend, Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally broadcast as an episode of the PBS series 'Nova'
  • "Nova WGBH"
  • "Nova Science now"
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • director, Peter Schnall ; writer, Don Campbell ; producer Margaret McEvoy ; a production of tpt National Productions and Partisan Pictures
  • Disc 4.
  • Dogs and more dogs
  • written, produced and directed by Noel Buckner & Rob Whittlesey
  • Disc 1.
  • How smart are animals?
  • produced for WGBH/Boston by Nova
  • Disc 2.
  • Dogs decoded
  • BBC ; produced and directed by Dan Child ; produced for NOVA by Melanie Wallace
  • Disc 3.
  • Through a dog's eyes
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
4 videodiscs (approximately 240 minutes)
Isbn
9781608835010
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
Title from container.
Other control number
841887015042
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
  • MABF600
  • MABF600.1--MABF600.4
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)752507378
  • (OCoLC)ocm752507378
  • (OCoLC)ocn768564012
  • (OCoLC)768564012
System details
DVD ; NTSC, region 1; Widescreen or fullscreen; stereo
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Dogs, man's best friend, Corporation for Public Broadcasting and PBS, (videorecording)
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Originally broadcast as an episode of the PBS series 'Nova'
  • "Nova WGBH"
  • "Nova Science now"
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
  • director, Peter Schnall ; writer, Don Campbell ; producer Margaret McEvoy ; a production of tpt National Productions and Partisan Pictures
  • Disc 4.
  • Dogs and more dogs
  • written, produced and directed by Noel Buckner & Rob Whittlesey
  • Disc 1.
  • How smart are animals?
  • produced for WGBH/Boston by Nova
  • Disc 2.
  • Dogs decoded
  • BBC ; produced and directed by Dan Child ; produced for NOVA by Melanie Wallace
  • Disc 3.
  • Through a dog's eyes
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
4 videodiscs (approximately 240 minutes)
Isbn
9781608835010
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Note
Title from container.
Other control number
841887015042
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
  • MABF600
  • MABF600.1--MABF600.4
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)752507378
  • (OCoLC)ocm752507378
  • (OCoLC)ocn768564012
  • (OCoLC)768564012
System details
DVD ; NTSC, region 1; Widescreen or fullscreen; stereo
Video recording format
DVD

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