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Life Cycles

Life Cycles

LIFE CYCLES, the second program in the 'Home Place' series, explores the problems encountered when we try to distinguish between living and non-living parts of the Earth. Attributes of organisms which are recognized as being characteristic of 'life' are also found in larger systems - ecosystems and the earth itself. Everything on earth is linked by the cycling of matter and flows of energy, making it impossible to distinguish living and non-living parts. Life is a property of Earth, expressed in organisms and other incredible phenomena.

'The video is well done and the photography is excellent. Viewers of all ages-from elementary school students to elders-will derive some benefit from seeing it.' Science Books and Films

'Has the right balance...a good, introductory mechanism for sensitizing the viewer to global ecology as well as for raising discussions on the organic view of nature.' Anthropology Review Database

'This excellent series forces the viewer to take a hard look at our exploitive, damaging role as humans in the Earth's ecosystems...The narrative is easy to understand, yet it addresses these important issues in a sophisticated and thorough manner...highly appropriate addition to public, school, and academic libraries.' Rue Herbert, University of South Florida, MC Journal

'As much philosophy as science went into these thought-provoking programs. The end result is an impelling video series of value in any library collection.' Teacher Librarian


Main credits

Henders, Karen P. (film producer)
Long, Robert J. (film director)
Long, Robert J. (film producer)
Long, Robert J. (director of photography)
Long, Robert J. (editor of moving image work)
Boyd, Liona (narrator)

Other credits

Cinematography, Robert J. Long; editing, Robert J. Long.

Docuseek subjects

Distributor subjects

Canadian Studies
Environmental Ethics
Science, Technology, Society


ecosystems,; earth, energy, life, living, non-living, J. Stan Rowe; "Life Cycles"; Bullfrog Films

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