The New Explorers
"Flight for Survival.'' Zoologist James Grier of North Dakota State University climbs 80 feet up a tree to a bald eagle's nest in Lake of the Woods, Ontario, to band two eaglets that will be relocated to areas where the eagle has died off.
"The Laser's Edge.'' Leonard Cerullo uses lasers to find and destroy two brain tumors during surgery at Chicago's Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
"Profile in Terror.'' John Douglas of Quantico, Va., uses computers, lasers, DNA fingerprints, and psychological profiles to help the FBI solve some of the most horrible crimes in recent history.
"Why Is the Dolphin Smiling?'' Randy Brill of Chicago's Brookfield Zoo and Kenneth Norris of the University of California Santa Cruz explain dolphin intelligence and communication.
"Crisis: Planet Earth.'' NASA scientists Dale Quattrochi and Jeff Luvall travel to Salt Lake City and a Costa Rican rain forest to use an infrared scanning device to take the Earth's temperature.
"Islands in the Jungle.'' John Fitzgerald, an ornithologist from Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History, travels to the cloud forests of Peru, where he has discovered a new species of bird.
"Mystery Through the Lens.'' World-renowned microscopist Walter McCrone uses a simple light microscope to solve mysteries that have stumped the scientific community.
"Into the Depths.'' A 12-ton submarine takes a group of environmental scientists 1,000 feet down to the bottom of Lake Superior to explore the depths of the largest body of fresh water in the world.
"From Beneath the Ashes.'' John Varley, chief of research at Yellowstone National Park, reveals new forest growth after a fire swept through 3 million acres of the park in 1989.
"In a Galaxy Far, Far Away.'' Bob Drebin, creator of sophisticated special effects for movies, takes CAT scans and MRI pictures and enhances them to enable doctors to have a three-dimensional internal view of the human body.
"Miracle Babies.'' Marleta Reynolds uses space-age technology to save the life of a newborn baby boy brought by helicopter to Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago.
The entire set of videotapes and teachers' guides is available for $354. Individual episodes with their corresponding guides are available for $29.95 each. Guides for single episodes cost $9.95 each. All prices include shipping and handling. To order, call (800) 822-1105, ext. 62.
For additional information on the Chicago project, write to the Chicago Science Explorers Program, Division of Educational Programs, Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 S. Cass Ave., Argonne, IL 604394845.--- M.K.