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Understanding by Jeanine I Butler( Visual )

62 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Even as you read this, your body is under attack. Your enemy is patient, adaptable, potentially deadly, and invisible. Viruses range from the common cold to HIV and have caused epidemics more decimating than war."--Container
The Republic Plato's utopia( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This timeless program scrutinizes The Republic, a work that has intrigued and infuriated for thousands of years. Was Plato's plan for an ideal city, a place where philosophers are rulers and wisdom is the cornerstone of society, a blueprint, a satire, or a bit of both? Columbia University's Bonnie Kent; Princeton University's Alexander Nehamas; Martha Nussbaum, of The University of Chicago; Thomas Pangle, of the University of Toronto; poet Joseph Brodsky; novelist Joyce Carol Oates; William Bennett, former U.S. Secretary of Education; and radio personality Michael Savage consider the worth of a system that promotes the common good through state control that, by necessity, must involve censorship and eugenics"--Container
The prince( Visual )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2003 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of Niccolò Machiavelli's book, The prince. This video compares the crumbling of medieval order of Machiavelli's time with modern politics and includes interviews with Henry Kissinger, Senator Gary Hart, Roger Masters, Riccardo Bruscagli and others. Includes reenactments from Machiavelli's life, period artwork, and location footage
Don Quixote( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of Cervantes' tragi-comic novel Don Quixote which explores themes of social criticism, religious reflection, individualism, and idealism. Recounts the adventures of Don Quixote and his sidekick Sancho Panza in dramatic re-enactments filmed on location in Spain. Modern commentary by comedians and former New York governor Mario Cuomo, reveal why the work has remained popular and relevant for four hundred years
The scarlet letter a romance( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Study of Nathaniel Hawthorne's tale of sin and salvation in 17th century New England. The contorted love triangle of Hester Prynne, Arthur Dimmsdale and Roger Collingsworth is analyzed
George Orwell's 1984( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This DVD presents 1984, George Orwell's bleak vision of the future. Includes autobiographical information about Orwell
Understanding--the power of genes( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents topics in genetics and genetic engineering, including the role of genetics in biotechnology and how genes factor into identical twins
Le Morte d'Arthur the legend of the king( Visual )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary on the story written by Thomas Malory and the story's influence on today's stories. Includes interviews with various motion picture creators, re-enactments of the story, and footage of historical ruins in England related to the story
The adventures of Huckleberry Finn( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The novel grapples with the theme of slavery, and this video about it also traces the roots of Mark Twain from Hannibal, Missouri, where the novel is set, to Hartford, Connecticut, where Twain also lived, to the Mississippi, the site of Huck and Jim's journey
Walden( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thoroughly examines Henry David Thoreau's Walden, including its historical significance, spiritual interpretations, and ongoing relevance to contemporary concerns
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on the book, The Great Gatsby, and F. Scott Fitzgerald. Features dramatizations and interviews with scholars and authors
The grapes of wrath by Donald, 1935- ; Green, Ricki Sutherland( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Susan Shillinglaw of the Center for Steinbeck Studies; authors Studs Terkel and Gerald Haslam; Steinbeck's son Thomas and third wife, Elaine; and others discuss the Dust Bowl era, the Oakies, and the enduring effect of Steinbeck's book. Program includes the music of Woodie Guthrie, photographs by Dorothea Lange, and clips from John Ford's 1940 film of the novel
The Odyssey by Discovery Channel School( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This DVD offers an introduction to one of the Western world's first action-adventure stories. Take a look at the Greek myths and The Odyssey's lessons of morality."--Container
Galileo's "Dialogue"( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of Galileo's Dialogue in which he asserted that the Earth was not the center of the universe. Galileo was jailed for heresy for contradicting the traditional teachings of the medieval Church. The video traces the background of the Dialogue, from the Copernican view that the sun is the center of the universe, to the trial of Galileo before the Holy Office. The profound conflicts between science and theology unfold in dramatic re-enactments
Understanding( Visual )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(Producer) This program goes inside high-tech factories to see how products ranging from toys and makeup to bulldozers and helicopters are made. Marcus Crotts of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, James Womack of the Lean Manufacturing Institute, and professors James Solberg and Herb Moskowitz of Purdue University share their insights into the workings of the value stream -- a process of going from raw materials to finished products that today includes on-demand fabrication, advanced robotics, and zero-defect quality control standards
The jungle( Visual )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Upton Sinclair's novel The jungle brought to light the appalling sanitation and working conditions of Chicago's meatpacking industry. This program presents the life of author and polemicist Upton Sinclair, including contributions to literature and journalism as well as to social reform, and how his novel prompted Congress to pass the first food safety laws
Catch-22( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This program, filmed in 1995, brings together Joseph Heller, Art Buchwald, Bill Mauldin, Catch-22 director Mike Nichols, Alan "Yossarian" Arkin, members of Heller's own wartime bomber squadron, and others to unravel the novel's characters and the attitudes and institutions they represent"--Container
Heart of darkness( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Published in 1902, Heart of darkness revealed a pattern of exploitation, corruption, and casual brutality that was to occur again and again over the rest of the 20th century. In this program, parallels are drawn between Joseph Conrad's harrowing novella and the Vietnam War epic Apocalypse now. Includes clips from Apocalypse now and Turner Network Television's Heart of darkness
The periodic table of the elements( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the nonmetals and their uses in automotive technology, oxygen, gunpowder, limestone and chemical processes
The prince( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A study of Niccolò Machiavelli's book, The Prince. Written nearly 500 years ago when Italy was emerging from a state of anarchy, The Prince was designed as a guidebook for a single, forceful leader who would unify the country. It has come to be seen as synonymous with cynical manipulation. This video compares the crumbling of medieval order of Machiavelli's time with modern politics and includes interviews with Henry Kissinger and Senator Gary Hart
 
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The scarlet letter a romanceUnderstanding--the power of genesThe Odyssey