Home Place Series
Exploring Human Ecology with J. Stan Rowe
Replaces the human-centered concept of environment with ecosystems.
INSIDE-OUTSIDE, the first program in the "Home Place" series, explores the problem of recognizing and understanding ecosystems from within their boundaries. Images of Earth from space have provided us with a view from outside, making possible a new, more complete perspective. This program discards the human-centered concept of environment, replacing it with a more universal idea of ecosystems. The ecosphere concept is introduced as an alternate world view, in which Earth itself is conceived as a living organism, as an ecological being.
Directed by Robert J. Long
Produced by Waterhen Film Productions
Narrated by Liona Boyd
Other titles in the series are:
Life Cycles - Life is a property of Earth.
Partnership - Changing our present exploitative relationship with Earth to one of partnership.
Going Home - Ways to reconnect with the Earth.
Grade Level: 6-12, College, Adult
US Release Date: 1998
Copyright Date: 1996
DVD ISBN: 1-59458-948-8
VHS ISBN: 1-56029-746-8
"The video does an excellent job of illustrating all of this with the help of some wonderful photography and a clear narrative...I recommend this video for middle school students through senior adults."
Science Books and Films
"Presented effectively and...well-made...Recommended."
"Presented in a style particularly well-suited for younger audiences, this film introduces the concept of an ecosphere, the Earth."
Jeffery A. Thomas, Northland Community College
"Presented effectively and...well-made...Recommended." Video Librarian
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"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 recommended...an 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."