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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

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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

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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

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 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

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 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

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

Cochran, Ford

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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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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 557.3 WON
Call number: DVD 557.3 WON

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

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

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

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

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

Summary: In this course, Dr. Anthony Goodman presents information on developing a personal path to lifelong health.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2010

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 613 LIF
Call number: DVD 613 LIF

Dise, Robert L.

Summary: (THIS IS A SET. Book and DVDs must be checkout together).

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Company 2009

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

Simonetti-Bryan, Jennifer

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

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2012

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Summary: The discovery of the Dead Sea scrolls in the caves of Qumran could be considered the most remarkable archaeological find of the past century. This course explores the archeology, publication, content, and interpretations of the historical period of the scrolls.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2010

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 296 DEA
Call number: DVD 296 DEA

Contents: Disc 1: 1. Petersburg: Union digs its own grave,1864 -- 2. Syracuse: Athens's second front, 413 B.C. -- 3. Carrhae: The Parthian shot, 53 B.C. -- 4. Red Cliffs: Cao Cao's bad day, 208 A.D. -- 5. Barbarian Gate: Adrianople, 378, Pliska-811 -- 6. Fourth Crusade: Byzantium betrayed, 1204 -- disc 2: 7. Kalka River: Genghis Khan's general, 1223 -- 8. Courtrai: knights versus shopkeepers, 1302 -- 9....

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 355 HIS
Call number: DVD 355 HIS

Summary: Transform the ways you respond to stress with tips and insights from a credentialed wellness expert.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 613.71 iRe
Call number: DVD 613.71 iRe

Summary: Between 1500 and 1800, the world was transformed. The peoples of Europe, Africa, and America, brought together in an often violent colonial process, created a New World and transformed the old. These lectures examine the relations of the colonies with the native people, the relations between the British colonies and the colonial outposts of Spain, France, and the Netherlands, and how British...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2009

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4 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.2 BEF
Call number: DVD 973.2 BEF PART 1
Call number: DVD 973.2 BEF PART 2
Call number: DVD 973.2 BEF PART 3

Summary: The force of gravity rules the universe. It governs our everyday lives on Earth and it controls the motions of the heavens above. Yet it is one of the least understood of all the forces of nature. This course is designed to give you a basic understanding of the forces of gravity that rule the universe.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: The Teaching Company 2013

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 530 BLA
Call number: DVD 530 BLA

Summary: "Essentials of Tai Chi and Qigong is a complete introduction to the practice, history, benefits, and philosophy of these immensely rewarding activities. In 24 half-hour lessons, you learn the fundamentals of tai chi and qigong from an internationally renowned tai chi champion and trainer, David-Dorian Ross, who has been practicing tai chi for more than 35 years"--Publisher's website.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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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

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

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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

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