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Heat [videorecording] : Project X.
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Toronto, ON : Canadian Broadcasting Corp. : CBC Learning [distributor], 2008.
description
1 videodisc (23 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
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DVD
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Toronto, ON : Canadian Broadcasting Corp. : CBC Learning [distributor], 2008.
publisher #
Y7A-07-06
general note
Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.
abstract
In this episode on heat, the Project X team looks at how we stave off dehydration in the scalding, suffocating heat of an unrelenting sun? They uncover amazing animal adaptations and human survival techniques that cheat death in the desolate heat of the desert. Education expert Dr. Brian Alters hits the road in the land of the Apache and Navajo. He looks at how plants and animals manage to thrive in a place where it's forty degrees in the shade. Then engineer Dr. Brian Fleck and grad student Marc Huot examine housing in hot places. They find that, centuries ago, the Sinagua people knew alot about thermodynamics. And engineers today are using those same ideas to build cooler houses. Microbiologist Dr. Jennifer Gardy gets all sweaty to find out how our body deals with extreme heat.
catalogue key
8786105

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