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Secrets of lost empires( Visual )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unlock mysteries and uncover lost history with the experts as they use yesteryear's thrilling technology to recreate five ancient engineering marvels and to discover what daily life was really like in these communities. Travel around the globe from China to Egypt and take a fresh, "hands-on" look at mankind's greatest cultures and civilizations. It's history from a whole new point of view
Volcano above the clouds( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At 20,000 feet, Mount Kilimanjaro is Africa's highest peak and also the world's tallest volcano ... A trek up its steep flanks takes climbers through five different worlds of climate and vegetation, ranging from rainforest near the bottom to arctic ramparts of ice surrounding a rocky crater at the peak. Kilimanjaro is not only a nature-lover's paradise, but also a tantalizing mystery for many scientists. The glacier atop the mountain has shrunk by over a third in the last decade due to global warming, and could disappear altogether by 2015. And although classified as dormant, Kilimanjaro has begun to stir, and evidence suggests that a massive landslide could rip open the side of the mountain causing a cataclysmic flow of hot gases and rock, similar to Mount St. Helens. NOVA takes an unusual expedition to the top of Mt. Kilimanjaro to investigate these two scientific mysteries."--Container
Descent into the ice( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follow a team of daring 'glacionauts' as they descend into a labyrinth of unexplored ice caves in Mount Blanc to find trapped flood water that menaces the populated valleys below
Medieval siege( Visual )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

England's Edward I is said to have used a fearsome machine, called "Warwolf," to batter his enemies' castle walls into rubble. Historians think Warwolf was a wooden trebuchet, a missile-throwing siege weapon that dominated siege warfare until cannons were invented. In the Scottish countryside, teams of archaelogists and engineers build two trebuchets side by side, using medieval building techniques
Sacred space art, architecture, and the role of the state( Visual )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman, Gothic, Baroque, and Rococo religious art, along with Christian iconography, are examined as reflections of the religious and political attitudes of the periods in which they were created. This program also examines the role of the Christian Orthodox Church and the schism of 1054 that permanently divided its members. The degrees of reverence accorded to Mary as Christ's mother by Catholics and Protestants are compared. (59 minutes)
A science odyssey( Visual )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chronicle of twentieth century scientific adventure
Ancient Egypt unearthed( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women pharaohs: New discoveries by Egyptologists have found that women pharaohs wielded secret powers in ancient Egypt. These women pharaohs may have been the key to why Egypt was a great civilization before those of Greece and Rome
Mountain of ice( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mountaineers and scientists explore Antarctica and climb the continent's highest peak, the Vinson Massif. The present-day expedition is interwoven with a look back at the race between Scott and Amundsen to reach the South Pole in 1912
In search of ourselves( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of scientific understanding of human behavior from the late 19th century. Examines the pendulum swings of psychological theory from nature to nurture and back again and looks at how scientific ideas about human nature have been twisted to fit political agendas. Explores what case studies, classic experiments, and research on the brain have taught us about ourselves and what still remains unknown. Covers topics such as Jean-Martin Charcot and hysteria, Sigmund Freud and psychoanalysis, shell shock and war trauma during the first World War, IQ tests, eugenics, John B. Watson and the behaviorist movement, B.F. Skinner and conditioning, Harry Harlow and the power of love and comfort, Frieda Fromm Reichmann and the treatment of schizophrenia, mental institutions, drug therapy, and Alzheimer's disease
Insectia( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Insectia is a 13-part documentary series that puts an entertaining spin on the fascinating world of insects"--Container
Egypt uncovered by Jeff Morgan( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Using modern technology and the latest archaeological findings, world-renowned Egyptologists breathe life into one of history's most fascinating cultures."--Container
Mysteries of the universe( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the beginning of the century, discoveries about the hidden workings of the everyday world suggest all is not as it seems. Quantum theory, relativity, nuclear power, and clues about the birth and death of the universe have rocked our deepest beliefs ... [The program] journeys from the subatomic world of the atom to the farthest reaches of space and time, and into the laboratories of the men and women whose work has forever altered physics and astronomy."--Container
War and civilization( Visual )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 8-part series takes an in-depth look at the history of warfare. Shot on location around the world, each episode examines various developments in the evolution of armed conflict--from technological breakthroughs to tactical innovations--while simultaneously exploring how and why the major military campaigns of the past 3,000 years were fought
The Andalusian epic Islamic Spain( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program addresses the expansion of the Arab empire into Spain, where Muslims ruled with tolerance for more than seven centuries. The introduction and consolidation of Islamic power in Spain, the creation of the Umayyad emirate by the sole survivor of the Umayyad dynasty, the rise of Cordoba as a cultural rival of Abbasid Baghdad, and the gradual ebb of Arab rule on the Iberian Peninsula are all discussed. Special attention is given to the prosperous reign of Abdel Rahman III and the flowering of a Muslim culture that respectfully welcomed the contributions of Christians and Jews alike
Avalanche! by David Hutt( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

See the extremes scientists are going to to protect us against avalanches, witness the power of avalanches and meet some survivors
Reformation Luther and the Protestant revolt( Visual )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... traces the history of the Protestant Reformation, the path of its founder, Martin Luther, and the subsequent rise of sects, including Calvinism, Anglicanism, and Methodism"--Container
Once upon a time Baghdad during the Abbasid dynasty( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and Multiple languages and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program presents the Abbasid Caliphate at its peak, enthroned in its prestigious capital city: Baghdad. The translation by an army of clerks of all the ancient writings his emissaries could procure, is spotlighted as an achievement that set the stage for an eventual showdown between religious and secular scholars. -- from distributor's website
Saints & sinners( Visual )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the history of the Papacy, "revealing the crucial roles and human dimensions of the Popes, and unlocking the great stories of devotion, sacrifice and betrayal, politics and intrigue, and great artistic and cultural achievement"--Box
A Separate peace Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, and Shintoism( Visual )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The eighth part of the ten-part series Religion: a world history. This program examines the structure and major tenets of these four eastern religious philosophies. The role of the spiritual master in Hinduism is defined, and the belief in transcendental power and a multitude of deities is explained. The history of Buddhism is traced from the 6th century BC. Reincarnation and nonviolence are discussed as major beliefs. Chinese Taoism, especially its stress on the equilibrium of forces, is examined. Shintoism, a Japanese religion, is presented as a form of animism in which nature is composed of a multitude of deities: the kami. Shintoism's coexistence in Japan with Buddhism is explained as follows: "Shintoism is in charge of birth and marriage; Buddhism is in charge of death."
China bridge( Visual )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this series, archaeologists and engineers attempt to duplicate ancient solutions to engineering problems. In this case, the problem, solved during the Sung dynasty, was creating an arched, single-span bridge from straight timbers. Contemporary archaeologists and engineers struggle to build an ancient style of wood-and-bamboo bridge over a river near Suzhou, China
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War and civilization
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La Cinquième (Firm)

War and civilization