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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Corporate Authors: Screenscope, inc., South Carolina Educational Television Network.
Other Authors: Weiner, Marilyn., Weiner, Hal., Damon, Matt.
Format: Video DVD
Language:English
Published: Washington, D.C. : Screenscope, 2003.
Series:Journey to planet earth.
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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.
Format:Hi-fi, stereo.
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.