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Cinquième (Firm)

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Secrets of lost empires( Visual )

12 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 484 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
Volcano above the clouds( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 379 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 )

1 edition published in 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
Descent into the ice( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 324 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 284 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
A science odyssey( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chronicle of twentieth century scientific adventure
Mountain of ice( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 257 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
Sacred space : art, architecture, and the role of the state( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 233 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
Insectia( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

China bridge: Chinese and American engineers and technologists go to China to reconstruct an ancient wooden bridge which transforms straight wooden beams into an arched bridge. Discusses the engineering problems, ancient Chinese building methods and materials, and visits some of China's oldest surviving bridges
Mysteries of the universe( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2015 in English and held by 206 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
The Andalusian Epic: Islamic Spain( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 183 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
War and civilization( Visual )

1 edition 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
In search of ourselves( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 147 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
Avalanche! by David Hutt( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 147 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
L'éveil de l'Europe. Europe awakes( Visual )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As dissension mounted between the rival Arab dynasties in Baghdad, Cordoba, and Cairo, Christendom rallied to oppose the Muslims in Spain and Jerusalem. This program plots out the decline of the Caliphate and the acquisition of Arab knowledge by Europeans starved for Islam's intellectual riches. The rise of feudalism and papal authority, the gradual defeat of the Muslim rulers in Spain, the Seljuk ursurpation of Abbisid power in the Near East, and the Crudades are explained, along with the concerted efforts of Catholic authorities to translate the vast libraries of Arab scientific and philosophical texts"--Films for the Humanities & Sciences web site
Egypt uncovered( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 139 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 )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 131 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
Sacred space : art, architecture and the role of the state( Visual )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman, Gothic, Baroque, and Rococo religious art, along with Christian iconograpy, 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 degree of reverence accorded to Mary as Christ's mother by Catholics and Protestants is compared, and relations between church and state
A separate peace : Hinduism, Buddhism, Taoism, and Shintoism( Visual )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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
 
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La Cinquième (Firm)

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