Grades 4-12, College, Adult
Directed by Robert J. Long
Produced by Waterhen Film Productions
DVD Purchase $79, Rent $45
US Release Date: 1998
Copyright Date: 1996
DVD ISBN: 1-59458-949-6
VHS ISBN: 1-56029-747-6
Home Place Series
Exploring Human Ecology with J. Stan Rowe
Life is a property of Earth.
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.
Other titles in the series are:
Inside-Outside - Replaces the human-centered concept of environment with ecosystems.
Partnership - Changing our present exploitative relationship with Earth to one of partnership.
Going Home - Ways to reconnect with the Earth.
"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