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Guns, germs, and steel by Jared M Diamond( Visual )

24 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and held by 2,135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An epic detective story that offers a gripping expose on why the world is so unequal. Professor Jared Diamond traveled the globe for over 30 years trying to answer this question. Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book. Why did Eurasians conquer, displace, or decimate Native Americans, Australians, and Africans, instead of the reverse? Diamond dismantles racially based theories of human history by revealing the environmental factors actually responsible for history's broadest patterns -- episode 1, Out of Eden, cites evidence from Papua New Guinea to the Middle East to support Diamond's theory that a society's development may have had less to do with skill or ingenuity, than the ability to raise high-protein grains and domesticated livestock. He suggests that successful farming gave rise to an explosion of sophisticated civilizations, from the Fertile Crescent to the New World. -- episode 2, Conquest, Spanish conquistador Pizarro's 16th century assault on the Inca is the focus this episode. Was it the Spaniards' advanced weaponry that defeated the empire? Or was it also the Europeans' innate resilience to some infectious diseases? The European triumph of the New World may have rested on an agent of conquest unknown to even the conquerors, and that proved deadlier than any human foe. -- episode 3, Into the tropics, Diamond extends his quest to Africa, probing early European attempts to colonize the continent. The conquerors were initially successful, repelling native attackers with rifles and Maxim guns, but they met unexpected obstacles when they moved from temperate zones to the tropics. The debilitating scourge of malaria, like the AIDS epidemic of today, overwhelmed their mightiest resources
Lewis & Clark : the journey of the Corps of Discovery by Bert Cunnington( Visual )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 1,919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In its time, their journey equaled a voyage to the moon. It took place before the American west became known as "the frontier," when Europeans understood little about what lay within the continent. Courageous in spirit and unyielding in their dedication to the mission, Meriweather Lewis and William Clark led 31 people from the mouth of the Missouri River to the Pacific Ocean and back. In doing so they engendered a riveting tale of adventure and exploration, which, more than 200 years after the launch of the expedition, serves as a rich departure point for the study of post-Revolution American history
Six degrees could change the world( Visual )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses why many scientists believe that the Earth's average temperature could rise by as much as six degrees Celsius by 2100. Explores what each rising degree could mean for the future of humanity and our planet. Illustrates how global warming has already affected the reefs of Australia, the ice fields of Greenland, and the Amazonian rain forest. Explains what's real, what's still controversial, and how existing technologies and remedies could help dial back the global thermometer
Egypt eternal : the quest for lost tombs by Amy Bucher( Visual )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 1,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This National Geographic Special shows treasures from the Cliffside of Tombs to the Valley of the Golden Mummies
Incredible human machine( Visual )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 891 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brilliantly designed and marvelous in its mechanics, the human body is incredible. With stunning footage and powerful first hand accounts, take a fantastic journey through an ordinary day in the life of the human body. Witness striking feats of medical advancement, from glimpses of open-brain surgery to real-time views of Aerosmith rocker Steven Tyler's vocal chords. Meet athletes and other unique people who push the human body to its ultimate limits
Swinging safari by National Geographic( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Serengeti Desert to the Kalahari Plain, experience the amazing ways that animals like cheetahs, crocodiles, rhinos and elephants survive. It's the wild spirit of African animals captured by the world's finest filmmakers - plus exciting music videos too. Narrated by Dudley Moore. Intended for children ages 4-10. Bushbabies (Galago) are shown capturing a moth for food, eating tree gum, leaping between trees, carrying baby in mouth, and climbing. Chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes) are shown vocalizing, grooming, sleeping in nest, termite fishing (tool use), and cracking nuts with stone hammers. Their social behavior is examined, showing aggressive and positive social behavior. The black and white colobus (C. abyssinicus) is seen feeding, leaping through trees, and calling alarm vocalizations. Aunting is shown as one female takes an infant from another. Seen briefly are the gorilla and baboon (Papio). Other animals shown are the lion, zebra, meerkat, rhino and elephant
The human family tree( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Astoria, Queens, New York is the melting pot of melting pots, with a range of skin tones, heights, weights, hair types, and eye shapes, to say nothing of their beliefs, cultures, languages, and trades. But just how different are we? At a street fair in the heart of Astoria, on a sweltering July day, geneticist Spencer Wells and his team take DNA samples from this amazingly diverse group. These samples will show how a selection of New Yorkers: a waitress, a teacher, a councilman, a fashion model, and a mother, among many others, with ethnic origins as diverse as Thai, Puerto Rican and African - are all connected; that they, like everyone else on the planet, can trace their ancestry back to the same small group of Homo sapiens who began eking out a living in Africa less than 200,000 years ago
Inside the living body( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces one "everywoman's" story and examines the everyday workings of a living, functining body. Microscopic filmmaking, advanced medical technology, and state-of-the-art cardiac tomography imaging techniques are used to reveal unique perspectives on how our bodies function, grow, and mature from infancy through puberty, adulthood, and old age
Brain games( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 739 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bonus program: How to build a beating heart: "Scientists are using tissue engineering to harness the body's natural powers to grow skin, muscle, body parts and vital organs, even hearts."
Great migrations( Visual )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Takes viewers around the world on the arduous journeys millions of animals undertake to ensure the survival of their species. Shot from land and air, in trees and cliff-blinds, on ice floes and underwater, this collection tells the formidable, powerful stories of many of the planet's species and their movements, while revealing new scientific insights with breathtaking high-definition clarity."--Container
Diamonds of war : [Africa's blood diamonds]( Visual )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the diamond-rich West African nation of Sierra Leone, rebels used the precious gems to bankroll a violent ten-year insurrection, leaving a terrorized population and a ravaged landscape in its wake
Ghosts of Machu Picchu : inside the Incan City in the clouds( Visual )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the years since Machu Picchu was discovered by Hiram Bingham in 1911, there have been countless theories about this Lost city of the Incas, yet it remains an enigma. NOVA joins a new generation of archaeologists as they probe areas of Machu Picchu that haven't been touched since the time of the Incas and unearth burials of the people who built the sacred site"--Container
The new world by Terrence Malick( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 711 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The latest discoveries reveal the true story of Jamestown as you've never seen it before. With exclusive access to forensics and archaeology, National Geographic reveals shocking new evidence of starvation and disease, secret plots and Spanish spies. Behind the epic film, "The New World" is an extraordinary real-life drama of the horrowing battle to carve out the first permanent English colony in the American wilderness
Animal holiday( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Santa answers a whole sackful of kids' questions about animals who like to live in cold places. Penguins, whales, reindeer, and walruses lend a hand with the answers as they sing along with their own versions of Christmas songs
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Lewis & Clark : the journey of the Corps of Discovery
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Lewis & Clark : the journey of the Corps of DiscoveryEgypt eternal : the quest for lost tombsDiamonds of war : [Africa's blood diamonds]