Environmental Studies in Video is an online collection designed to address the needs of one of the fastest growing academic fields. The collection directly confronts the most compelling questions faced in contemporary society by bringing together seminal documentary films and powerful footage from diverse sources around the globe.
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At completion, Environmental Studies in Video will contain 500 hours of film covering all realms of environmental studies, particularly ethics, policy, economics, law, sociology, planning, and environmental science. Films were produced from 1970 to the present, and address specific topics including alternative energy, pollution control, eco-design, sustainability, farming and agriculture, the food industry, LEED certification, waste issues, and climate change.
This internationally focused collection highlights issues from dozens of countries across all seven continents. Users can examine environmental factors across all of Antarctica (Antarctica: The Game on Ice), Africa (Greening Africa), and Latin America (Eco Adventures in Latin America) and in specific countries including Egypt, Bangladesh, China, and France.
Production partners also include A&E Television Networks, Chip Taylor Communications, Filmakers Library, MacNeil/Lehrer Productions, National Geographic, Pumpkin Interactive, and TVF International.
All content is deeply indexed for 15 fields—including series, title, country of origin, publication date, narrator, and more—allowing users to quickly and easily find the exact content they’re looking for. Only Environmental Studies in Video allows for such detailed queries as:
The database is cross-searchable with all other Alexander Street Video collections, and will be relevant to students in engineering, the health sciences, anthropology, international affairs, economics, urban planning, and architecture.
Environmental Studies in Video is an online collection available to academic, public, and school libraries worldwide via subscription or one-time purchase of perpetual rights. No special setup or software is required—all you need is an Internet browser
In order to understand the realities of the environment, sometimes it’s necessary to witness scenes of a smog-bound city in China, the carcass of a bird whose stomach is filled with plastic debris, or a large piece of glacial ice crashing into the sea. Environmental Studies in Video makes that possible, while also presenting glimmers of hope that such problems will be recognized and addressed.Library Journal