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Summary: Malaria is one of humanity's oldest and most devastating plagues. In many parts of the world, it remains an ever-present scourge that sickens or kills millions of people each year. What if it could finally be defeated? Now, scientists may be on the verge of a breakthrough with a promising new vaccine.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2024

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Summary: National Geographic follows Pete Souza, the President's photographer inside the Obama White House, aboard Air Force One, backstage at the State of the Union, and into the heart of the West Wing. It's a behind-the-scenes look at the everyday grit of the American presidency and a chance to see what it's like to cover the most powerful man in the world, for history. Features intimate interviews...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2010

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

Summary: Animals become wildlife cinematographers when they are fitted with lightweight, specially designed cameras in a two-part series that features turtles, sharks, koalas, bats, kangaroos, and more.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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

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Summary: The revealing documentary of Earth explores the planet's most epic moments. From the first raindrops that turned it into a water world to the arrival of its most incredible inhabitants, us. But humans take a back seat in this narrative. Instead, Earth is placed center stage. We see what happened to our world before we even crawled from the mud, including massive bombardments from space, extreme...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2023

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Summary: Earth has never experienced anything like us: a single species dominating and transforming the planet. Biologist Shane Campbell-Staton travels the world to explore our global impact. Because while we may tell ourselves what it means to be human, the clearest vision of who we are emerges from what we do.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2023

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

Summary: Butterflies are perhaps the world's most beloved insects. But beneath their colorful charm, there's a wealth of hidden scientific secrets that show butterflies to be smarter and more resilient than we ever imagined.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

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2 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV BUT

Summary: In addition to fascinating facts about sharks, this collections adds up the other side of the equation and includes some of the most terrifying shark attacks in recent history. Survivorman's Les Stroud adds his signature wisdom to the mix with a trek to five of the most notorious shark-infested waters on the planet, and former Force Recon Marine Charles Ingram gets answers from the experts to...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Gaiam Americas, Inc. 2010

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Summary: Baratunde Thurston explores the country's diverse landscapes to see how they shape the way we work, play and interact with the outdoors.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2024

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV AME
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Summary: First permanent European settlement in the United States was founded two generations before the Pilgrims arrived in 1565. America's Untold Story uncovers the story of America's past that never made it into textbooks.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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

Summary: Wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan and animal behaviorists join forces to explore stories of animal lives 'told' by the animals themselves. The series explores the secret side of the animal kingdom where human cameramen can't go, and camera-wearing animals film their own stories. Meerkats, penguins, a chimp, cheetahs, seals, baboons, devil rays, brown bears, and sheepdogs are the subjects of...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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

Summary: The story of China's 8,000 terracotta warriors begins two centuries before the birth of Christ. The First Emperor of China was preparing an extravagant tomb for his journey into the afterlife, and decreed that he be protected forever by a monumental army. Since then no one has seen these ancient warriors in their original splendor, brightly painted and fully armed, ready to protect their...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2011

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

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Summary: Fly With Me tells the story of the pioneering young women who became flight attendants at a time when single women were unable to order a drink, eat alone in a restaurant, own a credit card or get a prescription for birth control. Becoming a "stewardess," as they were called, offered unheard-of opportunities for travel, glamour, adventure and independence. Although often maligned as feminist...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2024

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Summary: A two-part series that tells the story of the three monarchs who reigned over Europe's greatest powers at the outbreak of the First World War: Tsar Nicholas II of Russia, Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany and King George V of England. The emerging divisions and rivalries between the inter-related houses of Europe brought change, tragedy and personal humiliation. Of the three great Imperial dynasties...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV ROY

Summary: Explore the story of the March 1928 St. Francis Dam collapse, the second deadliest dasters in California history. The flood killed more than 400 people.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

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

Summary: Shows the fetal development of an elephant, a dolphin, and a dog from a common evolutionary root into dramatically diverse adult mammals.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: National Geographic 2007

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

Summary: Few modern authors have not been influenced by the medieval Middle Eastern literary classic "The book of a thousand and one nights." Over one thousand years ago, a legend was told about a beautiful young woman who attempted to prolong her impending execution by telling adventure tales to a murderous sultan for a thousand and one nights. The tales she wove are set in India, Persia, Egypt,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: A & E Television Networks 2006

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1 available in NEW Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD E-TV LEG

Summary: This Native-directed series reveals the beauty and power of today's Indigenous communities. Smashing stereotypes, it follows the brilliant engineers, bold politicians, and cutting-edge artists who draw upon Native tradition to build a better 21st century. Each hour explores a core tenet of Native American heritage: the power of Indigenous design, how language and artistry fuel the soul, the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2024

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Summary: Celebrated violinist and conductor Scott Yoo crosses the country, exploring the diversity of American musicians, cultures and landscapes to discover how regional and ethnic music has inspired America's greatest composers: Amy Beach, Florence Price, Aaron Copland and two of today's masters, Sergio Assad and Reena Esmail.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

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

Summary: Survivors, observers and expert government officials recount the 1971 uprising at the Attica Correctional Facility, when a violent five-day standoff between mostly black and latino inmates and law enforcement took place.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC ATT

Summary: Trail of tears : Cherokee legacy: Documents the forced removal in 1838 of the Cherokee Nation from the southeastern United States to Oklahoma. Shows the suffering endured by the Cherokees as they lost their land and the difficult conditions they endured on the trail. Describes how thousands of Cherokees died during the Trail of Tears, nearly a quarter of the nation, including most of their...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Mill Creek Entertainment 2009

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC TRA

Summary: Weaves the lives of Abraham and Mary Lincoln; Abraham, the dirt-farmer's son turned Great Emancipator, and Mary, the emotionally fragile daughter of wealthy Southern slave-owners. Together, they ascended to the pinnacle of power at a crucial time in the nation's history. Abraham Lincoln's legacy reshaped the nation while the tragedy of his death left Mary reclusive and forgotten.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: WGBH Educational Foundation 2001

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD ABR

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2 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV ABR

Summary: A mining operation in Colombia opened a window into an unknown period of the Earth's history where a world with giant creatures emerged. The biggest of them all was Titanoboa, a 43-foot snake, the largest that ever lived. New discoveries suggest that Titanoboa's rule was challenged by a giant crocodilian. Experiments reveal unmatched hunting prowess. So which one was the apex predator 58...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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

Summary: Every year, hundreds of new skyscrapers are built around the globe. As nations vie for prestige and developers look to maximize limited urban space, these shimmering towers are rising higher and higher. In China alone, dozens of buildings reach over 1,000 feet, with a few approaching 2,000 feet. But for all their impressive engineering, are these buildings safe?

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

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

Summary: A revealing four-part documentary series from writer/director W. Kamau Bell offering a deeply personal exploration of Bill Cosby's descent from "America's Dad" to an alleged sexual predator. Exploring the complex story of Cosby's life and work, Bell invites comedians, educators, journalists, and Cosby survivors to have a refreshingly candid, first-of-its-kind conversation about the man, his...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2022

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

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