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Secrets of lost empires( Visual )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unlock mysteries and uncover lost history with the experts as they use yesteryear's 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
Sacred space : art, architecture, and the role of the state( Visual )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 384 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
Volcano above the clouds( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 369 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
Medieval siege( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 340 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
Descent into the ice( Visual )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 318 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
Ancient Egypt unearthed( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 288 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 )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 251 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
A science odyssey( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chronicle of twentieth century scientific adventure
Insectia by German Gutierrez( Visual )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Insectia is a 13-part documentary series that puts an entertaining spin on the fascinating world of insects"--Container
In search of ourselves( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 207 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
Mysteries of the universe( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 190 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
Secrets of lost empires( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the social, cultural and technological significance of Roman public baths, focussing on the heating, plumbing, and architectural technologies that made them possible. Documents the present-day construction of an "ancient" Roman bath in Turkey
War and civilization( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 160 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
Egypt uncovered by Jeff Morgan( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 138 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
Reformation : Luther and the Protestant Revolt( Visual )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 127 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
Avalanche!( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 123 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
The Andalusian epic( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 122 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"--Films for the Humanities & Sciences web site
Endangered civilizations( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ainus live on the remote island of Hokkaïdo. They are bearded Japanese - who aren't truly Japanese. Their origin is highly controversial, but the most likely theory is that these men and women actually came from Siberia! The Ainus are the most ancient people in this part of the world: their ancestors lived here more than 15 thousand years ago. The Garden Where the Gods Play is the story of Ashiri, a woman who lives in a traditional Ainu dwelling - similar to the Indian teepee - without heat or running water. She has eight adopted children, all of whom were either orphaned or abused. She imparts to them everything she knows about the Ainu tradition and language. Ashiri is a shaman - a good sorceress - who officiates at ceremonies to welcome their gods to the "garden where they play". But, the modern world presses on and is becoming a real threat to the identity of these peaceful people and their simple way of life
Endangered civilizations. the Totonaques of Yohualichan( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the heart of Indian Mexico in Cuetzalan, a custom has been perpetuated for 1,500 years. It is the Dance of the Voladores, a spectacular ritual in which a bond is established between the sun and mankind. Attached to ropes and with their head downwards, four men leap into the air from atop a one-hundred-foot pole. They describe 13 full circles before they regain the ground. All pre-Columbian beliefs are found in this "danza", i.e. the natural divinities of the four points of the compass, the sun, the four colors, the 52 years of the Aztec calendar and the sacrifice of some to save the rest. A Volador in Cuetzalan tells the story of a son who dreams of "flying" and his father who wonders if it is not time to stop. For he risks his life every time he carries out the rite that is meant to help his people
Endangered civilizations. the Mongolian from Gobi( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tunga is 20. She is a provincial girl in town to study journalism. Life in Ulaan Bator is hard when one has to live on a small budget: but she scrapes by. She has to return home because her father has had an accident. We discover life in Mongolia countryside. There is nothing much there except for immense, wide-open spaces where a tiny family yurt looks remote in the middle of this huge nowhere. But this life is too peaceful for Tunga, despite its security. Once back to Ulaan Bator, she has to make a report about the recent history of Mongolia. It's a wonderful opportunity for her to learn the world of Television. It's a chance she isn't likely to pass up
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Audience level: 0.22 (from 0.16 for Ancient Eg ... to 0.35 for The Andalu ...)

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La Cinquième (Firm)

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