The Resource Inside the American Museum of Natural History

Inside the American Museum of Natural History

Label
Inside the American Museum of Natural History
Title
Inside the American Museum of Natural History
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From dinosaurs to meteorites to the origins of the human species, the American Museum of Natural History houses 32 million objects, is visited by over 4 million people annually, and has a stellar research staff that mounts over 100 expeditions every year. In this episode, we meet an American farm boy whose love for Africa changed the image of African wildlife from scary to noble. We witness the mating rituals of a 400 million year old crab species whose unique blood harbours secrets crucial to modern medicine, then crack open a dinosaur egg to uncover a clue that overturns a long held misconception about a supposedly murderous species. We run a relay race through Manhattan to investigate whether Incan knotted strings were capable of carrying encrypted messages, then blast off on a space mission to bring back comet dust that may hold the secret of how life began on Earth. And finally, we follow museum explorers as they capture animals to extract their DNA, to be preserved in the museum{u2019}s sub-zero storage facility {u2013} a blueprint of life for future generations
Member of
Cataloging source
NZEN
Characteristic
representational
Credits note
Director and co-writer: Robert Lang ; co-director and writer: Rebecca Snow
Date time place
Originally produced by BBCActive in 2011
PerformerNote
Narrated by Colm Feore
Series statement
Museum secrets
Label
Inside the American Museum of Natural History
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
kan1076893
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource 1 streaming video files (43 min.)
File format
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
  • computer
  • video
Media MARC source
  • rdamedia
  • rdamedia
Media type code
v
Medium for sound
other
Other physical details
digital, stereo., sound, color
Publisher number
1076893
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b3071302x
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
sound
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
System control number
kanopy76894
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Video recording format
other

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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