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

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

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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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 937 DIC

Ferguson, Glenn.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PenArtPro 1999

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 814.54 FER

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

Hardy, Grant

Summary: "[This series] is an epic, comprehensive survey of the East's most influential philosphers and thinkers. In 36 lectures, [the student will be introduced to] the men and women responsible for molding Asian philosophy and for giving birth to a wide variety of spiritual and ideological systems, including Hinduism, Daoism, Confucianism, Sufism, and Buddhism."--Www.thegreatcourses.com.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 109 GRE

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: 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 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
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Collins, Paul

Summary: A narrative history of the origins of Western civilization argues that Europe was transformed in the tenth century from a continent rife with violence and ignorance to a continent on the rise.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 940.1 COL

Spawforth, Antony

Summary: The magnificent civilization created by the ancient Greeks and Romans is the greatest legacy of the classical world. However, narratives about the "civilized" Greek and Roman empires resisting the barbarians at the gate are far from accurate. Tony Spawforth, an esteemed scholar, author, and media contributor, follows the thread of civilization through more than six millennia of history. His...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2018

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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

Summary: Startled by the killing of two young women lawyers, one from the political right and the other from the left, Mexico struggles to confront its own political morass. This Wide Angle documentary examines the deep-rooted institutional corruption the attorneys had been battling-a system of bribes, debts, and favors that for decades has prevented the world's tenth-largest country from fulfilling its...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: For guidance northward, illegal immigrants from Latin America frequently enlist mercenary escorts known as "coyotes." This program examines one such charming and unseemly figure and the three Guatemalans who have placed their trust in him. Viewers follow the nervous foursome through checkpoints and river crossings as they employ unreliable forged documents and take on false identities-while...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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