Detectives of the Paleoworld Dig Those Dino's - 30 minutes;
essentially for "kids", introduces them to a whole new gang of dinsoaurs
and takes them from the fossil rich hills of South Dakota to the Sahara
Dinosaurs - 30 minutes; PBS Video
discusses two contemporary sites in western Montana. Jack Horner discusses
the first which was the location for the eggs and skeletons of the Hadrosaurs,commonly
known as the duck-billed dinosaurs. The narration for the second
site is supplied by Dr. Peter Dodson.
4 tapes - 1 hr each; Arts and Entertainment network
Conkrite as he travels the globe, piecing together the clues of a great
detective story. The tapes in the series are entitled: Giant Birds
of the Air: Tale of a Feather, Birth of a Legend: Tale of an Egg, The Fossil
Rush: Tale of a Bone, The First Clue: Tale of a Tooth.
- 27 minutes; Dinosaur Nature Association
traces the development of Dinosaur National Monument from the pre-monument
excavations started on behalf of Andrew Carnegie through the establishment
of the monument in 1915. The area is described and the current display
of work in progress is emphasaized. The various species of dinosaurs
that have been found are identified.
- 60 minutes; Smithsonian Video
controversy concerning dinosaurs - cold-blooded or warm-blooded, good parents
or not, extinction theories, etc. - are discussed in this tape made in
1989. There is also a behind-the-scenes look at the preparation and
recreation of the extensive Smithsonian Institution collection.
Dinosaurs - 4 tapes - 1 hr each; WHYY (Philadelphia)
of video tapes is divided into four segments entitled: The Monsters Emerge,
Flesh on the Bones, The Nature of the Beast, The Death of the Dinosaur.
This is an especially timely series of videotapes in light of the recent
article in the National Geographic and the attention paid on both local
and national TV to the discovery in the Andes.
of the Gobi - 60 minutes; NOVA
expedition of the American Museum of Natural History into the Gobi Desert
of Mongolia is traced. This expedition tracks a 1920's expedition
led by Roy Chapman Andrews prior to the closing of the area to outsiders
by the Soviets. There is considerable discussion as to whether these
particular dinosaurs who lived 80 million years ago were forerunners of
the modern birds. Mammal skeletons from the area are also discussed,
including their relationship to the later development of mammals about
65 million years ago.
Utah - 58 minutes; Bosworth Communications
reviews the placement of dinosaurs in relation to Earth's time line/
It also reviews the various excavations for dinosaurs in Utah and discusses
current scientific breakthroughs in understanding dinosaur anatomy.
There is a brief discussion concerning the warm blooded / cold blooded
Wild Creatures - 47 minutes; National Geographic Kids Video
narrated by Dudley Moore and using animation extensively, describes various
dinosaurs, their development and extinction. Viewing of this tape
is limited to private usage only.
Sea Monsters - A
Prehistoric Adventure - National
Geographic - 40 minutes - Journey 80 million years back in time to an
age when mighty dinosaurs dominated the land - and an equally astonishing
assortment of ferocious creatures swarm, hunted, and fought for survival
beneath the vast, mysterious prehistoric seas.
/ The Ultimate Guide- 50 minutes; Discovery Channel
explores what T-Rex really was: A Doting Dad? Abird-like runner? A scavenger
and not a hunter?