Embark on a journey to see how biological forces build up over millennia to keep the human race running. Follow one couple as they start a family together. Get a glimpse inside the human body to see what happens to both men and women when attraction occurs.
This program facilitates the study of the anatomy of the spiny dogfish as a representative cartilaginous fish. Each individual system can be viewed and discussed separately. The program studies the spiny dogfish.
Shows what happens to food through the entire human alimentary canal. Shows how food is dissolved in acid, how the liver and gall bladder work, and how digestion and absorption are carried out.
The Cardiovascular System
Shot in HD using the latest in 3-D graphics, medical imaging and cadaver specimens, see the human body's cardiovascular system revealed in ways never seen before.
Children of the Amazon
[This film] offers a rare overview of the dramatic economic, cultural and environmental transformation of the Amazon rainforest over the past half century up to present-day prospects for hope. Brazilian filmmaker Denise Zmekhol tells this epic tale through the intimate stories of indigenous families who she first photographed fifteen years earlier.
Using the resources of the Brain Mapping Center of UCLA, this film illustrates the development of neuroscience from its classical reliance on information from brain injuries and autopsies through the new insights discovered with electronic microscopes, EEG equipment, PET scans and MRI machines.
Contents: [pt. 1]. Cells tissues and skin (22 min.) -- [pt. 2]. Immune system (22 min.) -- [pt. 3]. Human development and the reproductive system (42 min.) -- [pt. 4]. Respiratory system (20 min.) -- [pt. 5]. Circulatory system (22 min.) -- [pt. 6]. Skeletal and muscular systems (20 min.) -- [pt. 7]. Digestion and nutrition (20 min.) -- [pt. 8]. Endocrine system (20 min.) -- [pt. 9]. Nervous system and the senses (20 min.).
This series takes us across continents, meeting those who have pushed their bodies to the max. The latest CGI and camerawork depicts their ordeals in vivid detail both externally and through the internal workings of their bodies.
The major characteristics and features of the circulatory systems are explored, with special emphasis placed on circulatory problems and caring for the circulatory system. Includes extras: glossary, slides, and an instructor's manual in PDF format.
Through cinemicrophotography, shows how human muscles produce enormous strength as two types of molecules telescope against each other in large numbers. Includes muscular activity that takes place involuntarily, such as contraction of the heart muscle and the motion of the digestive tract.
Shows how human muscle activity is coordinated by the cerebellum and how position sensors in the muscles and joints along with the balancing mechanism of the inner ear enable the body to be controlled. Presents cinemicrophotography of the interior of the knee.
Each of the three programs that make up this DVD focuses on a different aspect of what we thought we knew, what we know now, and what we're on the verge of learning about the heart. This material is presented through the real-life dramas of people who suddenly learn that a normal, functioning heart is not something that can be taken for granted.
Explores the human nervous system, showing how nerve signals are transmitted. Examines the part played by nerve messages in reflex actions and the chemical and electrical activities of nerve cell networks.
Of the body's major systems only the reproductive organs and structures are different in men and women. There is no greater miracle on the planet than the creation of a new life. Join Dr. Mark Reisman as he takes you through each stage of this miracle, from the genetic basis of life, to the development of sex organs, to the formation of sex cells, to conception, to the emergence of the embryo, to the growth sequence of the fetus, and finally to the birth of a new human life.
Explains nursing assessment of respiratory signs and symptoms, such as adventitious breath sounds and dyspnea; identifies their likely causes; and offers ways to provide prompt and effective nursing care.
Ticking away inside the human body are the timepieces that govern our daily and seasonal lives. This program shows how these biological clocks dictate physiological behavior--determining when our brains are most alert, when our stomachs are ready to break down food, and when our bodies want to sleep.
How can a bone withstand 1,000 pounds of force without breaking? Why do some people bleed more easily than others? And, how can sound be used to make blind people see? These are just a few of the mysteries you'll explore in this fascinating documentary. Through amazing internal photography and advanced computer graphics, get an intimate look at nature's most complex machine.