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Maryland Public Television

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Works: 857 works in 1,260 publications in 1 language and 12,717 library holdings
Genres: History  Educational films  Internet videos  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Historical television programs  Documentary films  Educational television programs  Environmental films  Drama 
Roles: Production personnel
Classifications: PN1997, 909.09
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Most widely held works about Maryland Public Television
 
Most widely held works by Maryland Public Television
In the footsteps of Alexander the Great by Michael Wood( Visual )

11 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historian Michael Wood hosts this dramatic and colorful journey across 2,000 years and 16 countries. At the heart of this epic story is the enigmatic character of Alexander the Great who set out at age 21 and conquered most of the known world before he was 30. Using texts of Greek and Roman historians as his guide, Wood searches for the truth behind the legends that depict Alexander as both a brilliant visionary and ruthless conqueror
Legacy : the origins of civilization by Michael Wood( Visual )

4 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This six part series on three videodiscs explores the influence on ancient culture on our lives today. Host, Michael Wood visits the ancient cities and great ports of India and China, the deserts of Egypt and Iraq, the Mexico of the Inca, Aztec and Mayan peoples, the Greek and Roman monuments of Europe and the jungles of Central America searching for the living legacies of these once great civilizations. The series traces how the institutions that arose with urban civilization 5,000 years ago, such as organized religion, bureaucratic government and international trade are still affecting the political and cultural mindset of many parts of the world today
Kwanzaa : a cultural celebration( Visual )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kwanzaa -- a more and more widely observed holiday -- provides African-Americans with a unique celebration that is rooted in the rich African tradition of their ancestors and the symbolism of the African harvest. This program offers a look -- through the eyes of African-Americans -- at the principles and practices of this joyous holiday
Literary visions( Visual )

17 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores literary works by a broad spectrum of writers through dramatizations, readings and interviews with authors
The Transformation age : surviving a technology revolution with Robert X. Cringely( Visual )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An economy in which the office is a thing of the past. a sensor system that tracks and identifies goods in transit. a camera that records every life experience in minute detail. If these sound like dreams of a distant future, think againches This program examines the boundless opportunities and staggering challenges of the digital era, presenting concise case studies of 21st-century companies, entrepreneurs, and advances. Google's business applications, Kodak's digital ventures, Microsoft's Sensecam, Hewlett-Packard's high-def teleconferencing interface, Linden Labs' Second Life universe, and Craigslist's immensely popular classified ads are among the developments and strategies in the spotlight. Bonus segments (DVD only) focus on additional innovations and ideas
Pfiesteria files : closing the case( Visual )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Millions of fish died. People experienced memory loss, confusion, and respiratory, gastrointestinal, and skin problems. And the press had a field day. This program provides an in-depth retrospective on the Pfiesteria hysteria that engulfed much of the mid-Atlantic region in 1997. Interviews with a wide range of concerned parties-aquatic botanists, an ecologist, an epidemiologist, a neuropsychologist, a government official, journalists, local fishermen, and coastal poultry farmers-provide insights into the origins, effects, and end results of that sensational P. piscicida crisis
Chesapeake planter( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tour through the world of the colonial farmer in the year 1777, when most of the 13 original colonies were still one vast forest. Farms consisted of small, rough clearings cultivated by hand or with primitive tools. Farm animals were smaller, wilder, and tougher than they are today. There were few roads of any kind. Historian Burt Kummerow shares his extensive and enthusiastic knowledge of the time in a stroll through an authentic recreation of a Chesapeake farm of the period, and the people who worked it
Herman Melville : Bartleby the Scrivener( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is Melville's sardonic and symbolic story of a copyist at a Wall Street law firm who refuses to conform, responding to all requests with, "I prefer not to." Autobiographical in its despair over the public's failure to understand the writer, prophetic in its foreshadowing of 20th-Century Absurdism, "Bartleby the Scrivener" provides a window into the work of Melville and a convincing argument that he may be at his best in the short story medium. (59 minutes)
Private Yankee Doodle( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program was designed to help viewers understand the commitment and everyday sacrifice of Americans during the Revolutionary War. To show the daily routine of the common soldier, an entire Continental Army camp was recreated and 250 soldiers--all authentically dressed and equipped--were recruited from several of the nation's leading military reenactment groups. Historian Burt Kummerow walks across the camp and among the soldiers to explain the background and the purpose of camp activities
Iraq : the cradle of civilization by Michael Wood( Visual )

8 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the history and archaeology of ancient Iraq, where civilization first emerged between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. Discusses the influence of Assyro-Babylonian tradition and mythology on Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Traces the history and cultural continuity of the region up to the present
Legacy by Huaimin Lin( Visual )

4 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Host/writer Michael Wood visits the ancient cities and great ports of India and China, the deserts of Egypt and Iraq, the Mexico of the Inca, Aztec and Mayan peoples, the Greek and Roman monuments of Europe and the jungles of Central America searching for the living legacies of these once great civilizations. The series traces how the institutions that arose with urban civilization 5,000 years ago, such as organized religion, bureaucratic government and international trade are still affecting the political and cultural mindset of many parts of the world today
Christmas 1783( Visual )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This was the first Christmas after the end of the Revolutionary War. George Washington was resigning as Commander-in-Chief and the Continental Congress had moved into the new State House in Annapolis, Maryland. The town was filled with enthusiasm and optimism; this program brings to life the spirit and the people of this first American capital at the moment of the country's true birth
Ralph Kirkpatrick Plays Bach( Visual )

2 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rare memento of one of the greatest harpsichordists-many say the greatest-in a J.S. Bach recital. The performance features the Toccata in D, Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue, and Partita No. 5 in G
Antietam( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When you walk the silent Antietam Battlefield in the cool of early morning with the mist undulating in the hollows of West Wood, they are there-the ghosts of the generals and the 26,000 young Americans who died on the day one of them said was so long that "the sun moved backwards." Putting the battle into historical perspective, historian William Brown brings the massive battle to life, explaining how the muskets and field cannons worked, what the men wore, and what the battle was like for the ordinary soldier
China : the mandate of heaven by Michael Wood( Visual )

9 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite decades of Communist rule, China continues to be influenced by Confucianism, reverence for ancestors and harmony - ideas virtually unchanged since the Bronze Age
Ancient India( Visual )

4 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of civilization in India, where ancient hindu traditions of non-violence and spiritual search continue to shape contemporary Indian culture
Central America : the burden of time( Visual )

7 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines ancient Mayan and Aztec civilizations and the impact that the Spanish conquest had on them. Shows how Mayan rituals and practices endure in contemporary Mexico and Central America
The Inventory by John Baldessari( Visual )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uses colonial inventory records and exact detail to depict the life of the lower middle class subsistence farmer in Maryland in the mid-18th century
Egypt : the habit of civilization( Visual )

6 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the civilization of ancient Egypt, whose pharaonic dynasties were the first bureaucratic, centralized states. Discusses the influence of the Greeks and Romans on Egyptian culture. Links Egyptian concern with life after death with Christian belief and discusses how the arrival of Islam transformed Egyptian culture
After the warming( Visual )

2 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Using a "virtual reality computer model," social journalist James Burke looks back at various global warming scenarios from the perspective of a possible year 2050. In part one, he shows how life on Earth has always been altered by changing weather patterns. The Vikings in the new world were wiped out by a "little ice age," that set harsh conditions leading to the Black Plague. In the 1700's, a warm period resulted in abundant food, a population explosion and fostered the Industrial Revolution. It was nature that altered the destiny of life on Earth. Man has now become the trigger with the technology to make subtle but ominous changes on our planet. In part two, Burke traces various ways that man could respond to the growing environmental crises. Shows the consequences of increases in air temperature, deforestation, rainfall, and shifts in weather patterns. The impact of global warming on food supply is explored. Various scenarios show the results of international initiatives under consideration that attempt to lessen the consequences. Explores strategies already the subject of international debate: a Law of the Atmosphere, carbon-emissions tax incentives and a global "carbon budget" between advanced and developing nations
 
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In the footsteps of Alexander the Great
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