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Summary: This course explores the development of our knowledge of the solar system from the simple pondering of the motions in the sky to the latest discoveries of modern astrophysics.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 520 NEW
Call number: DVD 520 NEW

Summary: In this course, you'll trace the remarkable saga of the invention and evolution of "visible speech," from its earliest origins to its future in the digital age. Professor Marc Zender--Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Tulane University and an accomplished epigrapher--whisks you around the globe on a thrilling journey to explore how an array of sophisticated writing systems...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Company 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 410 WRI
Call number: DVD 410 WRI

Benjamin, Arthur

Summary: One key to improving and expanding your math potential--whether you're a corporate executive or a high-school student--lies in the powerful ability to perform mental math calculations. Solving basic math problems in your head is a gateway to success in understanding and mastering higher mathematical fields such as algebra, statistics, and calculus. Mental mathematics also is valuable when...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2011

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 510 Benjamin 2011

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 510 SEC
Call number: DVD 510 SEC

Ressler, Stephen.

Summary: "Understanding the World's Greatest Structures: Science and Innovation from Antiquity to Modernity -- a marvelous learning experience that takes you around the world and reveals the stories behind the most famous bridges, churches, skyscrapers, towers, and other structures from thousands of years of history. These 24 lectures take you on a fascinating and richly illustrated tour that deftly...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Company 2011

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Contents: Disc 1. An introduction to drawing ; Drawing materials for line ; Drawing fundamentals and first exercises ; Line and shape: Line and aggregate shape ; Line and shape: Volume and figure-ground ; Line and shape: Positive and negative shape -- Disc 2. Composition: The format and its armature ; Composition: How artists compose ; Line and shape: Line attributes and gesture ; Composition: Shape and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

Copies Available at Kingsley

2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 741.2 Bro
Call number: DVD 741.2 Bro

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4 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 741.2 HOW
Call number: DVD 741.2 HOW

Bucholz, R. O.

Summary: During the 229-year period 1485-1714, England transformed itself from a minor feudal state into "the first modern society," emerging as the wealthiest, most powerful nation in the world. The English people survived epidemics, famines, one failed invasion and two successful ones, two civil wars, violent religious reformations and counter-reformations, and confrontations with two of the most...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2003

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 942 HIS

Cochran, Ford

Summary: "Discover awe-inspiring natural landscapes and explore the geological histories and mysteries of our national parks with National Geographic."--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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Summary: Twelve lectures (30 min. each) by David M. Meyer, professor of physics and astronomy at Northwestern University.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2011

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 520 EXP
Call number: DVD 520 EXP

Summary: "Energy is, without a doubt, the very foundation of the universe. It's the engine that powers life and fuels the evolution of human civilization. Yet for all its importance, what energy really is and how it works remains a mystery to most non-scientists. For example: Where does most of our energy come from, and how is it sourced? How do energy technologies, both primitive and cutting-edge,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 550 SCI
Call number: DVD 550 SCI

Armstrong, Dorsey

Summary: For more than 1,000 years, stories of King Arthur and his knights have fascinated people from all different walks of life. What is it about this story that has given it such enduring popularity? What are the themes and ideals of Arthurian legend that have appealed to so many people across time and space? In this 24-lecture course, you will learn about the origins and development of Arthur's...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 942 KIN

Simonetti-Bryan, Jennifer

Summary: A six-part lecture series about wines of Italy. Includes wine list and map of Italy's wine country on container sheet.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 641.23 EVE

Summary: Look around you. Great masterpieces of engineering are everywhere. As soon as you get out of bed in the morning, you are putting centuries of scientific and mechanical ingenuity to use. So familiar are these structures, inventions, and services that they are all but invisible. Yet they are just as remarkable as great works such as the Parthenon, the Eiffel Tower, and the Panama Canal. Everyday...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 620 EVE
Call number: DVD 620 EVE

Summary: "Little patients can have big ailments. Join an expert pediatrician to solve real-life medical mysteries in infants, toddlers, and teens."--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 610 MED
Call number: DVD 610 MED

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: What if you aren't as in control of your actions as you think you are? What if your subconscious is driving your decisions without your approval? Is there a way to "hack" your brain to perform better, live healthier, and break your bad habits? We all can think of things about ourselves we'd like to change, but as neuroscientists are coming to realize, changing our behaviors isn't as...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 612.82 OUT
Call number: DVD 612.82 OUT

Summary: In twenty-four lectures on Pompeii, eminent classicist and Professor Steven L. Tuck resurrects the long-lost lives of aristocrats, merchants, slaves, and other individuals from this imperial Roman city--made famous for its demise after the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79. The result is an unprecedented view of life as it was lived in this ancient culture and an opportunity to discover...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2010

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 937 POM
Call number: DVD 937 POM

Summary: Presents 24 lectures (each 30 minutes in length) by professor and physicist S. James Gates, Jr., covering superstring theory, which attempts to explain all of the particles and fundamental forces of nature in one theory.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: DVD 530 SUP Part 1
Call number: DVD 530 SUP Part 2

Briwa, Bill.

Contents: Into the mind of a chef -- Launching the day -- One fresh thing -- Evolution of a quick dish -- What makes a meal? -- A chef entertains.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 641.5 EVE
Call number: DVD 641.5 EVE

Sutherland, Stuart

Summary: Join the Smithsonian to explore the latest paleontological discoveries and what they reveal about life on Earth.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 560 INT
Call number: DVD 560 INT

Summary: Are philosophy and religion - reason and faith - fundamentally at odds? From today's strict division between questions of logic and questions of belief, one might think so. But for 1,000 years during a pivotal era of Western thought, reason and faith went hand-in-hand in the search for answers to the most profound issues investigated by Christianity's most committed scholars: Can God's...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Company 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 189 REA

Strauss, Eric.

Summary: Ecology is to reveal the nature of ourselves and of our relationship with the species around us. The lectures in this course are often in pairs, with basic ecological principles discussed in the first lecture and the human role or human implications addressed in the second.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

3 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 525 EAR
Call number: DVD 525 EAR PART 1
Call number: DVD 525 EAR PART 2

Contents: Disc 1. The importance of first Impressions -- Where am I? : point of view and focal point -- Color : description, symbol, and more -- Line : description and expression -- Space, shape, shade, and shadow -- Seeing the big picture : composition.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 700 HOW
Call number: DVD 700 HOW

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 700 Hir
Call number: DVD 700 Hir

Contents: Disc 1. The importance of money -- Money as a social contract -- How is money created? -- Monetary history of the United States -- Local currencies and nonstandard banks -- How inflation erodes the value of money -- Disc 2. Hyperinflation is the repudiation of money Saving-the source of funds for investment -- The real rate of interest -- Financial intermediaries -- Commercial banks -- Central...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 332.1 MON
Call number: DVD 332.1 MON

Summary: "Around 10,000 years ago, the small group of Paleolithic hunter-gatherers that had walked the earth for millennia gave way to increasingly complex Neolithic villages of agricultural producers. Around 4,000 - 5,000 years later, people had gathered in urban settings, established laws, and developed culture and political systems. This remarkable change took place in Mesopotamia, on the North China...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2010

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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