Seas of grass
Inner Mongolia: On the remote steppes of northeastern China, nomadic herders are caught between ancient traditions and the pressures of globalization.
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Washington, D.C. :
|Series:||Journey to planet earth.
|Summary:||Inner Mongolia: On the remote steppes of northeastern China, nomadic herders are caught between ancient traditions and the pressures of globalization.|
Kenya: Once-fertile grasslands have turned into seas of dust while farmers struggle to cope with the loss of percious rangelands and changing tribal customs.
South Africa: With over eight hundred species of wild flowers carpeting the landscape, inhabitants of this delicate ecosystem strive to conserve the biodiversity of the world's oldest aboriginal prairie.
Argentina: On the lush green Pampas, ranchers confront economic uncertainties that are threatening the heart and soul of the country.
The American West: Modern cowboys are revitalizing parts of the Southwest to save a vanishing way of life.
|Item Description:||Originally broadcast as a segment of the second season of the public television series, Journey to planet earth.|
Investigates the serious threats to one of our most treasured natural resources. Grasslands cover almost one-third of the Earth's surface, house nearly a billion people, and are in grave danger of disappearing.
|Physical Description:||1 videodisc (57 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.|
|Audience:||Middle school to adult.|
|Production Credits:||Cinematographer, Dennis Boni ; editor, Robert Zakin ; original score, Frank Ferrucci.|
|Access:||For face-to-face teaching only, no public performance license.|