Biology

Field Notes on Science & Nature

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Covering disciplines as diverse as ornithology, entomology, ecology, paleontology, anthropology, botany, and animal behavior, Field Notes on Science & Nature allows readers to peer over the shoulders and into the notebooks of a dozen eminent field workers, to study firsthand their observational methods, materials, and fleeting impressions.

Sloth Canopy Researcher: Bryson Voirin

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Interview with Biologist: Bryson Viorin.

Cycles in Living Things (2012)

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Crisp, vivid video footage illustrates how living things change throughout their lives. The life cycles of plants, insects, and frogs are the focus of this fascinating program.

Find the Spanish language version of this video at: Ciclos de los seres vivos.

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Primary
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00:11
Cycles in Living Things

Grouping Living Things (2012)

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There are millions of different kinds of living things on the planet. Grouping them is not an easy task. This fascinating program explores this process and investigates some of the major groups of living things.

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Primary
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00:10
Grouping Living Things

Interactions of Living Things (2012)

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Living and nonliving things make up the world around us. This program uses vivid footage to show how these things interact with each other. Special attention is paid to how the living things interact with each other and with nonliving things in an ecosystem.

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Primary
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00:10
Interactions of Living Things

What Do Living Things Need? (2012)

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All living things have basic needs that must be met in order to survive. This colorful, easy-to-understand program addresses the basic needs of organisms. By considering specific plants and animals, we see how living things need food, water, air and a place to live.

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Primary
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What Do Living Things Need?

Protists, Part 2: Euglena, Plasmodial Slime Mold (2006)

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Euglena is a protist whose behavior is both plant-like and animal-like (protozoan). Structures Like a mobile protozoan, its structures include a flexible outer membrane called a pellicle (not a plant-like rigid cell wall), and a flagellum for locomotion).

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High
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Protists, Part 2: Euglena, Plasmodial Slime Mold

The Biology of Protists (2003)

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The term "protist" covers a wide range of microscopic organisms formerly clumped into "Kingdom Protista." New molecular analyses show that the protistan lines of evolution go so far back in time they can be considered as different kingdoms of life.

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The Biology of Protists

Cell Movement and Transport (2001)

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Topics: Structure and Behavior of the Plasma Membrane, Osmosis, Transport Proteins, Phagocytosis, Pinocytosis, Receptor Mediated Endocytosis, Golgi Function, Lysosomes and Hydrolytic Digestion, Microtubules, Cilia, Actin, and Myosin Motor Proteins.

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High
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Cell Movement and Transport

The Genetic Code and Its Translation (2001)

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Topics: The Protein Nature of Life, Protein Structure, Transcription, Translation and Protein Synthesis, Gene Regulation in Prokaryotes, Exons and Introns, Mutations, Renegade DNA—The Viruses.

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High
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The Genetic Code and Its Translation

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