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Summary: From the late stages of the Agricultural Revolution to the doorstep of the Scientific Revolution, this course covers western history from roughly 3000 B.C. to A.D. 1600, when the "foundations" of the modern West come into view. Beginning in the ancient Near East, moving to Greece and Rome, the course explores the shape and impact of large ancient empires, including those of Persia and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2002

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5 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 909 FOU
Call number: DVD 909 FOU PART 1
Call number: DVD 909 FOU PART 2
Call number: DVD 909 FOU PART 3
Call number: DVD 909 FOU PART 4

Summary: This series covers history from 3500 B.C. to the 1780's. This course analyzes civilizations by looking at their geographic and political environments, their technologies, economies, social institutions, and cultural achievements. Students will look at history from new perspectives, come to understand the connections between human beings despite time and distance, and appreciate the lasting...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: The Teaching Company 1995

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4 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 909 WOR
Call number: DVD 909 WOR PART 1
Call number: DVD 909 WOR PART 2
Call number: DVD 909 WOR PART 3

Summary: People who are anonymous and whose lives are usually ignored in traditional historical accounts are no less important than more prominent individuals in influencing the flow of events. These ordinary, but often heroic, people are the focus of this course. Each of the 48 lectures looks at history from a nontraditional perspective, that of the weak and marginalized-- the poor, sick, disabled, and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Great Courses 2012

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 930 OTH
Call number: DVD 930 OTH

Summary: This remarkable story from the past is especially timely today. Filmed in Cordoba, Granada, Seville, and Toledo, this film retraces the 800 years in medieval Spain when Muslims, Christians, and Jews forged a common cultural identity that frequently transcended their religious differences, revealing what made this rare and fruitful collaboration possible, and what ultimately tore it apart.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV ORN

Olson, Elsie

Summary: Vikings raided and traded all over the world! Discover the origin of Vikings, their historical development, famous Vikings, key skills and traits, and details about weapons, training, and raids. Fast facts, maps, infographics, a glossary, timeline, index, and historical and color photos supplement easy-to-read text.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Checkerboard Library 2018

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Summary: A sweeping survey of Western civilization tracing the interaction between man and art, philosophy, literature, music, and architecture between the fourth and twentieth centuries.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: BBC/2 Entertain 2010

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Harari, Yuval N.

Summary: In the second "Sapiens" volume, Yuval Noah Harari tells the story of how we took over the world; how an unlikely marriage between a god and a bureaucrat created the first empires; and how war, famine, disease, and inequality became a part of the human condition. The origins of modern farming are introduced through Elizabethan tragedy, the changing fortunes of domesticated plants and animals are...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2021

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2 available in Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: 909 HAR

MacLeod, Robert

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Carlton 2014

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 948 MAC

Summary: Originally based on a short story from science fiction writer Harlan Ellison, this is an epic tale of a boy, Vic, and his telepathic dog, Blood, as they trudge through a post-apocalyptic world. The pair travels together on a search for food and other pleasures that leads them to an underground society where life has been preserved! While Vic finds that he has escaped the devastation of the war,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Science Fiction DVDs, Call number: DVD SCI-FI BOY

Summary: Between the fall of the Roman Empire and the brief, brilliant cultural phenomenon we call the Renaissance lay the Middle Ages - fully 1,000 years of artistic, philosophical, political, and religious turmoil and treasures. This course offers an interdisciplinary look at medieval society and culture, with an emphasis on literature, the arts, and the tumultuous historical forces at work from A.D....

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.1 MED

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 1996

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 016.909 NEW

Blount, Roy.

Summary: "Hard-working humorist Roy Blount Jr. lives in the North but he's from the South, a delicious tension that has always informed and shaped his work. In this new collection, he directs his acerbic wit and finely-tuned insight toward the persistent and colorful differences between the two. His essays treat every conceivable topic on which North and South misunderstand each other, from music to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Knopf 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 975 BLO

Dickinson, Rachel.

Summary: Explores the history and science of ancient Rome, teaching about Roman innovations and ideas of government, science, religion, sport, and warfare, and how they have shaped world history and our own world view.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Nomad Press 2006

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Harari, Yuval N.

Summary: "In this first volume of the full-color illustrated adaptation of his groundbreaking book, renowned historian Yuval Harari tells the story of humankind's creation and evolution, exploring the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be 'human'. From examining the role evolving humans have played in the global ecosystem to charting the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Perennial 2020

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1 available in Adult Graphic Novels, Call number: 741.5 HAR

Summary: Explores the people, politics, history, and culture of China, Brazil, Italy, and Australia.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Image Entertainment 2007

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV DIS

Hardyman, Robyn

Summary: Presents several of the most dangerous, dirty, and otherwise unpleasant jobs done in ancient Greece and Rome, including peasant, slave, Olympic pankratist, laborer, fuller, gladiator, and soldier.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 937 HAR

Tyler, Madeline.

Summary: Readers take an exciting journey to the Indus Valley as they explore the ancient civilization that arose in this fascinating place. Through detailed main text, fact boxes, and sidebars, this common social studies curriculum topic is presented in a way that highlights the traditional customs of this group of people and their contributions to the modern world. Accessible maps, a helpful timeline,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: KidHaven Publishing 2019

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1 available in JT Non-Fiction, Call number: JT Ancient 934 Tyler 2019

Summary: Don Rumata is one of a group of Earth scientists who have been sent to the planet Arkanar with the proviso that they must not interfere in the planet's political or historical development. Treated by the planet's natives as a kind of divinity, Don is both godlike and impotent in the face of its chaos and brutality.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Kino Lorber 2015

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1 available in Foreign DVDs, Call number: DVD FOREIGN HAR

Summary: In the 1990s, thousands of Salvadoran nationals living illegally in the U.S. were deported to their homeland. Some took Los Angeles gang culture with them. This Wide Angle report documents six months spent inside the transnational gang known as "18"-a Salvadoran permutation of L.A.'s notorious 18th Street gang. Following teenage "homeboys" as they patrol their turf in the streets of San...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Bailey, Linda

Summary: "In this third book in the Time Travel Guides series, the three Binkerton siblings go back in time to 1st century CE China! Amid the chaos of their arrival, little Libby slips away, hitching a ride to the capital city. Soon she is dining with nobility and rubbing elbows with the emperor himself! The twins, Josh and Emma, on the other hand, are mistaken for barbarian spies and are pursued...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kids Can Press 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Graphic Novels, Call number: J 931 BAI

Darke, J. A.

Summary: Eighth-grader Emily Lemon wakes up and discovers that none of the gadgets around her house are working properly, and the computers at her middle school seem to have a mind of their own--but when the scoreboard in the gym displays the words "the revolution has begun, down with humanity" she realizes that humanity has lost control and civilization as we know it is in serious trouble.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Stone Arch Books, A Capstone Imprint 2016

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC DAR

Turnbull, Stephanie.

Summary: Describes the origins, main features, and destruction of medieval castles, and discusses the way of life of the people who lived in them, knighthood and sieges.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Published in the USA by EDC Pub. 2015

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Summary: 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...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: National Geographic 2005

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 303.4 DVD Guns 2005

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV GUN

Armstrong, Dorsey

Summary: "Between the fall of the Roman Empire and the brief, brilliant cultural phenomenon we call the Renaissance lay the Middle Ages-- fully 1,000 years of artistic, philosophical, political, and religious turmoil and treasures. This course offers an interdisciplinary look at medieval society and culture, with an emphasis on literature, the arts, and the tumultuous historical forces at work from A.D....

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2009

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4 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 909 ARM
Call number: CD 909 ARM PART 1
Call number: CD 909 ARM PART 2
Call number: CD 909 ARM PART 3

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