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Books and DVD's for science literacy and
civic literacy in the 21st century

Scientific Methods

Videos

VHS Programs

111 Living in Space
A short history of space exploration and a preview of space colonies

105 Disease and Health
Historical perspective and an overview of health issues today

106 Ecosystems
How did ecology come to be and how can it help us understand our world today

108 Evolution
The basic science of modern evolution theory. Includes a history of how the theory was discovered

109 The Expanding Universe
An inspiring introduction to modern astronomy

110 The Gene
"A good historical as well as scientific presentation" American Biology Teacher

114 Radiation
How radiation was discovered and how it works today. Dangers and benefits explored

605 Women in Science
History of women in science and interviews with outstanding women scientists today

CD-106 The Gene on CD-ROM
An interactive multi-media textbook on genes and genetic engineering. Highly recommended

929 Stem Cells
How they are cultured and why they offer such potential for our future health and welfare

928 The Human Genome Project
Look inside a modern genome sequencing laboratory and learn why this project is so important

926 Gene Guns
Explains how a gene gun works and how it can change the genetic heritage of plants and animals

410 The Story of the Gene
How genes were discovered and how they work in living world today

408 The Story of Evolution
One of our most popular programs surveys the facts and the theory of evolution today

415 How Scientists Think and Work
A primer on scientific methods and values for middle and Jr High grades

409 The Story of the Expanding Universe
An introduction to astronomy

406 The Story of Ecosystems
Introduction to ecology for middle and Jr High grades

405 The Story of Disease and Health
Give historical perspective to problems of disease and health today

910 What Is a Gene?
Also available as Part 2 of The Gene

909 Planets, Stars and Galaxies
Clear picture of what we know about planets, stars and galaxies today

970 Great Moments in the History of Science
Three videos explain the work of Marie Curie, Galileo Galilei and Louis Pasteur

191 Marie Curie Finds Radium and Radioactivity
The life and work of Marie Curie and her husband Pierre Curie

193 Louis Pasteur Proves Germs Cause Disease
A field trip to sites where Pasteur discovered that germs cause disease

190 Galileo Galilei Moves the Earth
Galileo and his significance to the modern world

765 Governments on Earth
The diversity of governments in the 21st century and the explosive growth of democracy

192 Charles Darwin Explains the Diversity of Life
Story of Darwin's struggles to make sense of life's changes

922 The Mystery of Electricity
Electricity as power, as information and as the glue that holds things together

921 The Mystery of Light
Light as a wave and light as a particle

264 Evolution Package
Five videos on evolution for special package price

602 Modern Chemistry: An Introduction
Two parts--brief history of chemistry and interviews with world-class chemists today

182 A Brief History of Chemistry
From Democritus, alchemists, Priestley, Lavosier, Cavendish to modern chemistry

160 How the Gene Was Discovered
Also available as Part 1 of The Gene

166 How Computers Were Invented
From Pascal, Babbage and ENIAC to modern Apple and PCs

915 What Is Science?
Also available as Part 2 of Scientific Methods & Values

309 The Good News from Earth
Good news about resources, population and pollution in the 21st century

152 A Brief History of the Earth Sciences
Also available as Part 1 of Modern Earth Science: An Introduction

610 Working Chemists Today
Also available as Part 2 of Modern Chemistry: An Introduction

612 Working Biologists Today
Interviews with world-class biologists today, including biotechnology experts

820a Democracy in World History
Series of six 2006 programs.

821 Democracy in the Ancient World
How democracy began in tribal societies, and in the Greek, Roman and Christian worlds.

822 Renaissance, Reformation and Enlightenment
Why events of the 15th to 17th centuries were important for today's democratic movements.

823 The Industrial Revolution, Capitalism and the United States of America
Connections between free-markets, industry and the birth of modern democracy in the United States.

824 The Communist Challenge
The reality of "people's" democracies around the world in the 20th century.

825 The Fascist Challenge
The story of fascism in the 20th century -- and beyond.

826 Democracy in the 21st Century
Challenges to democracy from radical Islam, poverty and hard-right and hard-left zealots in west

DVDs

New LOW prices on all DVDs for 2010/2011

109-DVD Earth Science 2:
Two videos, The Expanding Universe and Living in Space on one DVD

115-DVD Science and Society 1:
Two videos, Scientific Methods & Values and Women in Science on one DVD

180-DVD Evolution:
3 videos, Origin of Species, Charles Darwin and Story of Evolution one 1 DVD

190-DVD Great Moments in the History of Science
Marie Curie, Galileo and Louis Pasteur on one DVD

602-DVD Modern Chemistry: An Introduction
Two parts: a brief history of chemistry and interviews with world-class chemists of today

603-DVD Modern Biology: An Introduction
A brief history of biology and interviews with world-class biologists today

110-DVD The Gene on DVD
How we found out about genes and how genes work in living things today. An Interactive DVD

929-DVD Stem Cells
How they are cultured and why they offer such potential for our future health and welfare

928-DVD The Human Genome Project
Look inside a modern genome sequencing laboratory and learn why this project is so important

821-DVD Democracy in the Ancient World
How democracy began in tribal societies, and in the Greek, Roman and Christian worlds.

822-DVD Renaissance, Reformation and Enlightenment
Why events of the 15th to 17th centuries were important for today's democratic movements.

823-DVD The Industrial Revolution, Capitalism and the United States of America
Connections between free-markets, industry and the birth of modern democracy in the United States.

824-DVD The Communist Challenge
The reality of "people's" democracies around the world in the 20th century.

825-DVD The Fascist Challenge
The story of fascism in the 20th century -- and beyond.

826-DVD Democracy in the 21st Century
Challenges to democracy from radical Islam, poverty and hard-right and hard-left zealots in western

820-DVD Democracy in World History
New DVD series of six 2006 programs.

106-DVD Ecosystems on DVD
How did ecology come to be and how can it help us understand our world today

108-DVD Evolution on DVD
The basic science of modern evolution theory. Includes a history of how the theory was discovered

114-DVD Radiation
How radiation was discovered and how it works today. Dangers and benefits explored

105-DVD Disease and Health
Historical perspective and an overview of health issues today

833-DVD Religion and Democracy
Focuses on current conflict between civilizations with Christian backgrounds and those with Islamic backgrounds.

831-DVD Science and Democracy
Learn how science, like capitalism and religion, is necessary for democracy but not sufficient.

305-DVD Resources, Population and Climate Change
A contrarian view on resources, population and climate change.

830-DVD Democracy: The Basics
Explore how democracy work (or fails to work) in the 21st Century.

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