245 00|a Jean-Michel Cousteau : |b ocean adventures. |p Return to the Amazon. |p Part two of two.

260 __|a Arlington, VA : |b PBS, |c 2008.

500 __|a Copyright permission expires 04/09/09.

500 __|a Title from web site description.

520 __|a Holding one-fifth of the world's river water, the Amazon travels through nine countries, with an outflow nearly 12 times larger than that of the Mississippi. There are more species of fish in the Amazon than in the entire Atlantic Ocean. Once a year, the river rises as high as 40 feet, forcing an intersection of wildlife - including piranhas, spiders the size of birds, pink dolphins, river otters, flocks of parrots and monkeys. Rainforests, where trees are being cut down at a staggering rate, are disappearing. Human enterprise and development not only compromise the health and ecology of these waters, but inflict global consequences.
Twenty-five years ago, Jean-Michel Cousteau traveled to the Amazon with his father to study this exotic ecosystem. In a time of accelerating environmental change, he returns to this rushing heartbeat of our planet, down the river whose waters circulate through all oceans. The Cousteau family and the Ocean Adventures team make discoveries both inspiring and shocking in this region of urgency and conflict, as well as of hope for biodiversity and sustainability. Part 2 of 2. 60 minutes.

521 __|a Middle school to adult.

546 __|a Closed captioned for the hearing impaired.

650 _0|a Ecology.

650 _0|a Human ecology.

651 _0|a Amazon River.

651 _0|a Amazon River Region |x Description and travel.

700 1_|a Cousteau, Jean-Michel

710 2_|a PBS

710 2_|a KQED-TV (Television station : San Francisco, Calif.)

856 42|a http://www.pbs.org/kqed/oceanadventures/