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Research with LSAMP Ethnicity

Students can borrow the following books or videos for personal use. LSAMP students have preference over non-LSAMP students. Videos can be borrowed for three days. Books for two weeks. They could be renewed as long as there is no waiting list.


TITLE: Journey of Man: A Genetic Odyssey
by Spencer Wells
ISBN: 08129-7146-9
Publisher: Random House Inc
Publish Date: 17 February, 2004
Binding: Paperback , 256 pages
Weight: 0.4 pounds


Drawing on the current cross-pollination of geology, biology, and astrophysics, Origins explains the thrilling breakthroughs in our knowledge of the universe from dark energy to life on Mars to the mysteries of space and time. Distilling complex science in clear and lively prose, co-authors Neil deGrasse Tyson and Donald Goldsmith conduct a tour of the cosmos that reveals what the universe has been up to while turning part of itself into us.


TITLE: Parasite Rex: Inside the Bizarre World of Natures Most Dangerous Creatures
by Carl Zimmer
ISBN: 07432-0011-x
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Publish Date: 11 September, 2001
Binding: Paperback , 298 pages
Weight: 0.7 pounds


TITLE: Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!: Adventures of a Curious Character
by Ralph Leighton, Edward Hutchings, Richard P Feynman, Edward Hutchings
ISBN: 03933-1604-1
Publisher: WW Norton and Co Inc
Publish Date: 01 April, 1997
Binding: Paperback , 350 pages
Weight: 0.8 pounds


TITLE: The Origin of Species
by Charles Darwin
ISBN: j0140-4320-5
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Binding: Paperback


TITLE: Third Chimpanzee: The Evolution and Future of the Human Animal
by Jared M. Diamond
ISBN: 00609-8403-1
Publisher: Harpercollins
Publish Date: 02 December, 1992
Binding: Paperback
Weight: 0.7 pounds




Like crocodiles pulling zebra into the Mara River, like Orcas beaching themselves to capture sea lions, the aerial attacks of great white sharks in South Africa's False Bay rank among the most spectacular predatory events in nature. Join shark expert Dr. Rock Strong in South Africa -- the only place in the world where these aerial attacks occur -- for an in-depth study of this incredible predatory behavior.
Starring: Not Available
Director: Not Available
Genre:  Documentary
Format:  Full Screen ...
Language: English
Subtitles: English
Rated NRNot rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.


They were 200,000 miles from Earth when an explosion crippled their spacecraft, stranding them, perhaps forever. Relive the thrilling true story of the catastrophic flight of Apollo 13 and the crew's heroic battle against the odds in this NOVA documentary, through first-hand accounts from the pilots, their families, and Mission Control. "Suspense and intrigue as powerful as any manufactured drama," writes The Hollywood Reporter.


Who were the first Americans? Did they get here by land or sea? Did a single group populate the continent, or did many? Experts used to agree that the first Americans walked across the Bering land bridge from Asia about 12,000 years ago, eventually colonizing all of North and South America. But exciting recent finds at sites on both continents have triggered new theories. Alan Alda tries to find out who's saying what, and why.


Two British scientists surprised a pub crowd with news they'd discovered the "secret of life" 50 years. James Watson and Francis Crick unleashed a revolution in biology with their discovery of DNA: deoxyribonucleic acid, the molecular basis of heredity. In this compelling five-part series, interviews, rare film footage, custom graphics and state-of-the-art animation bring the tiny "double helix" to brilliant life. Narrated by Jeff Goldblum.


Experience a whirling journey of rich landscapes, course over the rugged terrain with the rhythmic energy of a herd of migrating caribou and share the extraordinary plight of the people who have long lived in harmony with the hard elements of the Artic.
Starring: Not Available
Director: Not Available
Genre:  Documentary
Format:  Full Screen ...
Language: English ...
Subtitles: None
Rated NRNot rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.


Explore the mysteries within each of us through advanced microphotography. Examine the coordination of muscles, bones, heart, and circulatory system of a world-class athlete in action; and the digestive dynamo that turns a sandwich into raw energy for Olympic skater Bonnie Blair. Find out how cracking the human genetic code has led to astonishing medical breakthroughs that could lead to cures for cancer, arthritis, and Alzheimer's.


How did the human race populate the world? A group of geneticists have worked on the question for a decade, arriving at a startling conclusion: the global family tree" can be traced to one African man who lived 60,000 years ago. Dr. Spencer Wells hosts this innovative series, featuring commentary by expert scientists, historians, archaeologists, and anthropologists.


Does life exist out there? LIFE BEYOND EARTH updates humanity's search for life beyond our own planet. Today's astronomers can observe planets orbiting distant stars. As probes head for the farthest reaches of our universe, and scientists scan the heavens for alien radio signals, some predict the discovery of life elsewhere by the century's end. DVD extras: commentary by Professor Timothy Ferris, animated menus, and stereo-surround audio.


What caused the massive March 1989 blackout across Canada and the Northeastern United States? A magnetic storm in Earth's upper atmosphere, but one triggered by a solar flare 90 million miles away, on the Sun's surface. NOVA explores this obscure but potentially serious threat to human life. Was it a fluke, or a harbinger of worse things to come? Will changes in Earth's magnetic field make us more vulnerable to deadly radiation from space?


Walter Cronkite anchors a team of veteran CBS reporters in this look at mankind's conquest of outer space. See what led up to the Apollo 11 mission and Neil Armstrong's historic moon walk in 1969. Relive the chilling hours of the Apollo 13 mishap and the heroics of astronauts Lovell, Swigert, and Haise. Watch the first launch of the shuttle Columbia in 1981. All this and more, from CBS News and NASA films.


Has the universe always existed? How did it become a place that could harbor life? NOVA presents some startling new answers in Origins, a new 4-part series. New clues from the frontiers of science are presented by astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson. As the host of Origins, Tyson leads viewers on a journey to the beginning of time and to the depths of space, in search of the first stirrings of life and its traces on other worlds.


SolarMax is a 40-minute giant-screen documentary that tells the story of humankind's struggle to understand the sun. SolarMax takes audiences on an incredible voyage from pre-history to the leading edge of today's solar science.
Starring: Alex Scott
Director: John Weiley
Genre:  Documentary
Format:  Widescreen ...
Language: English ...
Rated URUnrated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.


Name: VHS, Apollo Moon Landings Format: NTSC VHS Part # V4 Price: $19.95 Run Time: 60 min. More Information: Color, Hi-Fi Stereo
Also available on DVD. Order stock #DV-12


Join leading scientists as they turn up clues to the origin of the universe, exploring today's most exciting and far-reaching theories. Could the universe have appeared spontaneously out of a perfect vacuum? Spectacular special effects and animation dramatize the birth of the universe. Nobel Prize-winner Carlo Rubbia, Murray Gell-Man and world-famous physicist Stephen Hawking explain their complex theories in easy-to-follow terms.


Based on physicist Brian Greene's book, Greene and Nova present this look at our universe with scientific explanations in simple terms, interjecting humor and graphics. Here, he tackles the String Theory (the idea of a single, ultimate theory for everything), with information about Einstein's research into Quantum Mechanics and the General Theory of Relativity, to name a few. The relaxed nature of the program makes complex theories accessible.
Starring: Brian Greene
Director: Julia Cort ...
Genre:  Documentary
Format:  Widescreen ...
Language: English
Rated NRNot rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.


The mission seemed impossible, the odds astronomical, but the results were spectacular. NOVA presents the fascinating story behind the Apollo space program, including the historic walk on the moon in 1969, in a two-hour special. Meet unsung heroes, experience the dangers, and discover new Apollo perspectives through rare footage, little-known facts, and interviews with NASA scientists, engineers, geologists, and the astronauts themselves.


You'll experience stunning close encounters with marine mammoths -- including humpbacks, orcas, blue whales, right whales and dolphins -- in this awe-inspiring adventure. The film, originally made for IMAX theaters, makes viewers feel like scuba divers swimming just inches from the amazing sea creatures. Ably narrated by Patrick Stewart, the documentary features breathtaking visuals and underwater audio.
Starring: Patrick Stewart
Director: David Clark ...
Genre:  Documentary
Format:  Full Screen ...
Language: Dutch, English ...
Subtitles: English
Rated NRNot rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.

Supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. HRD-0802628.and the CSU Chancellor's office. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in these materials are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation


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