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Summary: Part 1, The rise of the dog, examines the relationship between dogs and humans, from their initial domestication to the present day. Part 2, Dogs by design, examines the many different breeds of dogs, and how modern technology is changing the science of dog breeding.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Questar 2007

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

Summary: Journey back 15,000 years to trace humankind's incredible journey through time. Beginning with humanity's exodus from the Ice Age and chronicling milestones such as hunter-gatherer, farmer, builder, and city organizer. Reveals how humankind managed to survive and conquer the world. Explores the motivation of early humankind and its epic transformation to reveal the inspiring story of he...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: National Geographic 2008

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Summary: Historian Michael Wood chronicles the history of the Indian subcontinent, focusing especially on the diversity of its peoples, cultures and landscapes. The world's largest democracy and a rising economic giant, India is now as well known across the globe for its mastery of computer technology as it is for its many-armed gods and its famous spiritual traditions. But India is also the world's...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Maya Vision International 2008

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

Summary: The Haitian Revolution represents the only successful slave revolution in history; it created the world's first Black republic. At the forefront of the rebellion was General Toussaint Louverture, an ex-slave whose genius was admired by allies and enemies alike.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2009

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

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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Summary: Challenges preconceptions about the intelligence of birds. Presents evidence of problem solving skills in varieties of crows, ravens, and parrots, as well capabilities such as postponement of reward, empathy, and the ability to read facial expressions.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS 2018

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

Summary: Recounts the story of Winston Churchill's challenges in World War I, especially how the disastrous Battle of Gallipoli leds to his disgrace and eventual resignation, and how he sought redemption by taking up active service in the British army; a story told through Churchill's own words in his letters to his wife Clementine.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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

Summary: The Pacific Ocean covers one third of the Earth's surface, holds half of the world's water, and hides the deepest place on the planet. It is a place where huge and iconic, rare and dazzling creatures live, and where creatures yet to be discovered lurk. Filmed in cinematic 4K, the program breaks the boundaries between land and sea to present the Pacific Ocean in a way never seen before.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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

Summary: Possibly the biggest star that television has ever produced, Johnny Carson was seen by more people on more occasions than anyone else in American history. Over the course of his 30-year run on The Tonight Show, Carson interviewed 23,000 guests in 4,531 episodes. Watch as the life and career of one of the most beloved yet enigmatic icons in American entertainment history is explored.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by PBS 2012

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD JOH

Summary: John James Audubon's story is dramatic and surprising. He was not born in America, but saw more of the North American continent than virtually anyone alive. His growing apprehension about the destruction of nature became his prophecy. As an artist and naturalist his achievements were monumental. John James Audubon: Drawn from Nature creates a meaningful portrait of Art and Science in the first...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS 2016

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

Summary: Best-known for his portrayal of the cantankerous title character in the global phenomenon Doc Martin, fan favorite Martin Clunes shows a softer side in these five documentaries about animals. Filmed all over the globe, these programs are a fascinating peek at some of the world's most beloved (and some of the most endangered) creatures.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Athena 2014

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

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: In 1962, three prisoners escaped from Alcatraz, a prison surrounded on all sides by the waters of San Francisco Bay, and disappeared. The fates of the three men have remained unknown to the present day. In this program, three scientists from the Netherlands employ 3D modeling technology to reconstruct the water currents of the day of the prison break in an attempt to uncover whether or not it...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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

Summary: The life of the greater sage-grouse, which lives on the "sagebrush sea" that stretches across 11 states in the American West, is detailed. Other featured creatures include the golden eagle, great-horned owl, cavity-nesting bluebirds and American kestrel.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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Summary: The Himalayas were among the last places on Earth that homo sapiens came to inhabit. Now, join an international team of scientists as they climb to the world's highest tombs to unearth secrets of the people who settled these extreme environments.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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

Summary: Follow Queen Elizabeth II's remarkable life, from her youth to her uncle Edward VIII's stunning abdication, and her father's coronation as King George VI. She defines the role of a modern monarch, leading the Royal Family and her subjects through the challenges of post-war reconstruction, decolonization, conflicts in South Africa, Northern Ireland and The Falklands, and the difficult days after...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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

Summary: In the natural world, beauty can be many things - including what we might find repulsive. The bizarre can be attractive and provide the edge a creature needs to succeed in a difficult environment.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Questar 2008

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

Summary: Explore the science, myths and mystery of this fearsome predator in 14 favorite Discovery Channel programs from Shark Week-- the series that has been exciting fans for 20 years.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Image Entertainment 2007

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

Summary: "Yellowstone is no ordinary wilderness, it is the world's first national park, a lost world of vast plains and endless forests defended on all sides by towering mountains, home to America's last great bison herds, the grizzly bear and realm of the wolf ... Join the charismatic cast of Yellowstone's wildlife as they turn to face the extreme challenges of the seasons ... The daily struggles of...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: BBC Worldwide 2009

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD YEL

Summary: How did the Earth transform from a hot ball of molten rock and metal into the planet that we call home? How did our continents and oceans grow? Where did our great mountain ranges come from? The geological processes that have shaped our world have also influenced the way humans have populated the planet. From the Great Lakes to Iceland, the San Andreas Fault to Krakatoa, this series reveals the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Arts and Entertainment Network 2009

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

Summary: Educational, insightful and entertaining, the whole family will enjoy these famous re-enactments of history's most dramatic moments! Walter Cronkite takes you there to witness the action, the debates, the differing points of view posited by powerful historical figures at these pivotal moments of epic decision-making and action-taking.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Woodhaven Entertainment 2004

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

Summary: Takes viewers into the secretive world of the largest and least known member of the weasel family, to reveal who this dynamic little "devil" truly is. Hard-wired to endure an environment of scarcity, the wolverine is one of the most efficient and resourceful carnivores on Earth.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2010

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

Summary: "Experience the intrigue, scandal, excitement and chaos of the most dominant empire in the history of western civilization as History journeys back to the age of Caesar"--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: A & E Television Networks 2010

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

Summary: This premium, blue-chip Centennial Collection features beautiful new footage of eight of America's most beloved National Parks, creating an experience of some of the most breathtaking landscapes in the world. Insightful explorations and fascinating stories of America's most majestic lands include Olympic, Yosemite, Everglades, Yellowstone, Saguaro, Grand Canyon, and Great Smoky Mountains.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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