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Nhất Hạnh

Summary: How do we learn to believe in ourselves and not just rely on our spiritual teachers? This question was answered in August 2009 when over a thousand people came to Colorado to spend a week with Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, only to find he was in the hospital and wouldn’t be able to lead the retreat. The result of this event is One Buddha Is Not Enough, a book on how to become your own teacher and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Parallax Press 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 294.3 NHA

Gray, John

Summary: Turning his back on neoliberalism, voicing 'the end of history' and the unstoppable spread of liberal values across the globe, Gray's was a lone voice of scepticism. The thinking he criticised would lead to the invasion of Iraq. Today, its folly might seem obvious, but Gray has been trying to warn us for years.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Routledge 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 320.5 GRA

Summary: This series covers America's history from the age of Pre-Columbian Native Americans, through European discovery, colonization, independence, the forging of a young nation, and the settling of the American frontier. Students will look at the history of the United States from a new perspective, as they explore the events that have shaped modern American society. Professor Linwood Thompson is the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: The Teaching Company 1996

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 973 EAR
2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: DVD 973 EAR PART 1
Call number: DVD 973 EAR PART 2

Summary: Told in flashback during the final days of Charles III's life, this program scrutinizes that enlightened monarch's reign, a period of moderate reformism that required balancing innovation with the heavy weight of tradition. Successful domestic initiatives such as the renovation of Madrid, controversial incidents including the reform riot of 1766 and the expulsion of the Jesuits, and disastrous...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: This documentary on one of the key figures in Irish history traces Parnell's career from his background as Irish Protestant landowner to the pinnacle of his power at Westminster as leader of the Irish people. Parnell's rise was as brilliant as his fall was tragic; for a decade, he blazed like a comet across the Irish and British political sky: idolized by the Irish, hated by Tory England,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: When Victoria ascended the throne, there were one-and-a-half million Londoners; at her death, there were four-and-a-half million, a population explosion spurred by the Irish potato famine and new laws which allowed Jews escaping from Russian pogroms to immigrate. London was the largest city in the world-new bridges opened up the city; railroads and docks brought people and goods. The 1851...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2008

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Summary: Social barriers were crumbling, and this showed in fashion. Elegance was the goal. His fancy huge cuffs were proof that the wearer was a gentleman; he couldn't work in such garb. When George III came to the throne (he who lost the American colonies), he was the youngest monarch since Elizabeth, and the general style became younger. As he grew older, coiffures became larger, and some of the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: As the 18th century dawned, foreigners continued to dominate the English royal line. This program profiles the four Kings George and William IV, and their significance in the German House of Hanover. Beginning with the rancorous relationship between George I and II, the program explores the origin of the position of Prime Minister, the courtly rivalry between George II and his son...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: This program chronicles the life and work of John Locke, the 17th-century English philosopher and political theorist considered by many to be the first notable thinker of the Enlightenment. Without a doubt, Locke's legacy is vast: his articulation of empiricism laid the intellectual groundwork for an explosion of scientific activity that continues to this day, and his political philosophy is...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: In 1812, there were violent disturbances in England when new machines were introduced into the wool industry. This docudrama re-creates the attempt, doomed from the start, of the desperate victims of the new machine age to strike back. Unable to get through to management, a group of workers vented their frustrations on the machines. Thus the Luddites have become symbolic, not only of the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: Charles IV succeeded to the Spanish throne in 1788. One year later, the cataclysmic revolution in neighboring France dealt European monarchism a blow of seismic proportions. Focusing on Charles' reign-conducted with extreme passivity and ending in abdication-this program uses film clips, dramatizations, paintings, and architectural landmarks to examine a country caught in the throes of...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: Beginning with the Battle of Bailen, this program charts the erratic course of politics in Spain that saw Ferdinand VII deposed by Napoleon and replaced by the emperor's brother, Joseph; reinstated at the end of the Peninsular War by the victorious allied forces; constrained by a coup in 1820 to abide by the liberal Constitution of 1812; and unbound by a second coup to resume his authoritarian...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: One of the most effective engines of change is war. This program examines what happened when some of the brightest minds of the Industrial Revolution applied their skills to the field of battle. Host Dan Cruickshank takes viewers on a tour of military innovation, from camouflage and rifled gun barrels to David Bushnell's ingenious submarine and William Congreve's terrifying war rockets, which...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: This program examines how the French and Industrial Revolutions altered Europe in the 18th and 19th centuries. The French Revolution spread anti-royalty sentiment and increased awareness of the ideals of democracy throughout the continent. The Industrial Revolution promoted the middle class and turned Europe into an urbanized, industrial society. Karl Marx published his Communist Manifesto, and...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: This program sets the stage for the coming disaster by examining the state of Ireland as the famine was about to begin, and explains why the humble potato had such a devastating effect.

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: This program follows in the steps of the reporters from the London Illustrated News who provided posterity with contemporary illustrations and horrifying eyewitness accounts by neutral observers to document the true horror of the famine.

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: The impact of Marx on the 20th century was all-pervasive and worldwide, costing tens of millions of lives where Communism was imposed, resulting in brutal wars to contain or expand it, and vastly improving the lives of workers where fear of Communism resulted in social reform. This program looks at the man, at the roots of his philosophy, at the causes and explanations of his philosophical...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: In this program, we meet some of the leading players to see what was and was not done that might have prevented the catastrophe, or its extent, and to relieve its effects.

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Summary: At a time when revolutionary France was assailed from all sides, there emerged a young military officer whose genius and ambition assured him of great fame-and notoriety. In this program, Dr. David Chandler-world-renowned authority on the Emperor Napoleon and author of The Campaigns of Napoleon-provides full commentary on the strategies and tactics of the Napoleonic Wars. Large-scale...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: This program chronicles the transportation revolution of England's industrial age, which not only transformed the way people and things are moved from place to place, but forever altered people's relationship to distance and time-the world began to shrink, and horizons to expand. Examined in this program are John McAdam's system for improving road surfaces; Thomas Telford's hugely ambitious...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Beginning with the brief tenure of Amadeus I, continuing on through the short-lived First Republic, and concluding with the reign of Alfonso XII and the early years of Alfonso XIII, this program thoroughly acquaints viewers with the second Bourbon restoration. Using dramatizations, architectural landmarks, artwork, and film clips, it covers upsurges of regionalismo and cantonalismo, the Third...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: The reign of Isabella II was characterized by palace intrigues, antechamber influences, barracks conspiracies, and military pronunciamientos. This program illustrates the factionalist ferment that led to the Revolution of 1868, the expulsion of the queen, the regency of Francisco Serrano, and the short reign of Amadeus I. Film clips, artwork, dramatizations, and maps shed light on the unrest at...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Bodanis, David.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Publishers 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 920 BOD

Bstan-ʼdzin-rgya-mtsho

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Summary: The renowned spiritual leader outlines an accessible approach to the pursuit of enlightenment that draws on traditional Buddhist meditative practices, in a guide that covers such topics as embracing a positive attitude and overcoming suffering.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atria Books 2009

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