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All things flow ; Japanese monkeys ; Genetics

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 79
Scope and Contents SEGMENT 1: All Things Flow. This segment takes its name from a film it presents that shows the constant motion in nature, through time-lapse photography. Lester R. Aronson, of the museum's Department of Animal Behavior, discusses the cat experiments in progress at that time. SEGMENT 2: Japanese Monkeys. Aronson narrates a film on the social life of an isolated group of Japanese monkeys. The film was made by the Japanese Anthropological Society and won an award at the Venice Film Festival....

Amazon head-hunters ; Theory of flight

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 68
Scope and Contents SEGMENT 1: Amazon Head-Hunters. Harry Tschopik, ethnologist at the AMNH, discusses the custom of head-hunting as a means of vengeance practiced by the Jivaro Indians in the Montana region of Peru and Ecuador (near the headwaters of the Amazon River). Tschopik attributes the rapid decimation of the Jivaro to that custom. In the studio, Tschopik observes shrunken heads and narrates a film depicting a Jivaro raid of reprisal against their enemy. A man is killed and his head is taken, shrunk and...

Angotee

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 128
Scope and Contents The program contrasts an Eskimo boy, Angotee, with an American boy, his counterpart of the same age. The show opens with Charles Collingwood observing a group of children playing in Central Park and then moves on to the film Angotee, on the life of an Eskimo boy. The story takes place in the Baffin Islands in northern Canada and follows Angotee from birth through marriage and parenting. At five years of age, Angotee learns to build an igloo and he kills his first seal at ten. The high points of...

Animal behavior

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 92
Scope and Contents Konrad Lorenz, foremost authority on animal behavior from the University of Muenster in Germany, discusses imprinting and animal behavior on this broadcast. A film is shown in which Lorenz separates a number of greylag goose eggs, imprinting and raising one half by himself, while the others are raised by the goose mother. Lorenz teaches the goslings to swim and fly and also learns to communicate with them. At the end of the experiment, he brings the two groups together and then calls to the...

Animal courtship behavior

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 53
Scope and Contents The courtship behavior of various animals in relation to human behavioral patterns is the topic of discussion for this broadcast. Shown are the stylized, stiff-legged dance of the male stork, the violent fights of male bighorn rams, bison and sea elephants, as well as the posturing habits of the male Australian lyrebird in front of the female, the nuptial flight of the queen bee, and other examples which point out similarities and differences in the forms of courtship behavior between human...

Animal life in the desert

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 49
Scope and Contents Charles M. Bogert, curator of herpetology at the AMNH, conducts a survey of American desert creatures for this broadcast. Hosted by Robert Northshield, the program highlights the struggle for survival by desert animals and current scientific research into mechanisms of heat regulation in reptiles. These cold-blooded animals are shown to adapt to environments with wide temperature fluctuations. Bogert covers the eyes of a snake and observes how the snake's heat sensors enables it to strike a...

Arctic exploration ; Indo-European languages

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 82
Scope and Contents SEGMENT 1: Arctic Exploration. Sir Hubert Wilkins, the first person to explore the Arctic Circle in a submarine (in 1931), discusses the climate of the region and his unusual experiences in the submarine. The logistics of submarines are demonstrated with a model brought into the studio. Sir Hubert was a noted geographer and climatologist who served as consultant to the Quartermaster Research and Development Command of the U.S. Army. Highlights from his films on the historic submarine expedition...

Army ants ; Rodeo

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 41
Scope and Contents SEGMENT 1: Army Ants. Under the direction of Robert Brown of the U. S. Public Health Service, a CBS expedition collected a large number of army ants (nomadic and carnivorous ants) at Barro Colorado Island in the Canal Zone and brought them to the CBS television studio for the filming of the first segment of this Adventure broadcast. Theodore C. Schneirla, curator of animal behavior at the AMNH, describes these unusual ants and their habits. Footage produced by Brown includes a huge brood of...

Australian aborigines

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 43
Scope and Contents This program closely examines Australian aborigines, first through a pantomime by the American Mime Theatre acting out racial migration from Asia, then through discussion and film. Harry L. Shapiro, AMNH anthropologist, discusses the physical anthropology of aborigines and points to their culture as one of the most primitive on earth. He also shows aboriginal weapons and artifacts. The uncredited film footage of central Australian aborigines is narrated by Shapiro. The people are seen in...

Australian fauna ; How to build an igloo

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Identifier: Film Collection no. 40
Scope and Contents SEGMENT 1: Australian Fauna. Armand Denis, noted wildlife photographer and filmmaker and leader of the 1952 New Guinea Expedition for the AMNH, and his wife, Michaela, discuss the origins of the Australian continent and the subsequent evolution of wildlife there. Also shown is an Armand Denis RKO film depicting the Australian bush country, with views of wallaroos, wallabies, and some unusual reptiles. SEGMENT 2: How to Build an Igloo. The second segment presents the film How to Build an Igloo,...

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