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Intimate Strangers: Unseen Life on Earth
 

A video documentary on microbiology for college and high school classrooms and adult learners; 4 one-hour video programs and companion book

This PBS documentary provides an overview of the microbial world and offers a clear and exciting picture of the field of microbiology. Meet scientists across the globe working to investigate the microbial world in diverse locations from a termite's stomach to a hospital operating room to an African village — and even outer space. These programs increase the microbial literacy of students, the general public, and biotechnology workers.

Produced by Baker & Simon Associates in association with Oregon Public Broadcasting and the American Society for Microbiology. 1999.

Closed Caption     flagged    ISBN: 1-57680-172-1
Sealed, self-sustaining ecosphere
Sealed, self-sustaining ecosphere

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Unseen Life on Earth: An Introduction to Microbiology
 
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1. The Tree of Life
Scientists explore how all living things are related and how microbial life on the planet has evolved over its 3.8-billion-year history.

2. Keepers of the Biosphere
Scientists trace the role of microbes in maintaining the conditions on Earth, including how they affect the global climate and perform the recycling that keeps the world habitable.

3. Dangerous Friends and Friendly Enemies
Scientists focus on microbial communities that live in and on humans as well as some key factors that contribute to the emergence of new infectious diseases.

4. Creators of the Future
Scientists turn to microbes for solutions for repairing our damaged environment and feeding the planet's growing population.

 

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