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Summary: "Take a detailed look at the fascinating history and culture of Washington DC with an insider's tour sponsored by Smithsonian."

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 917.53 GRE
Call number: DVD 917.53 GRE

Summary: "Survey more than 200 years of musical sounds and styles that are inextricably linked with the spirit and history of the United States of America"--Container.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 780.973 AME
Call number: DVD 780.973 AME

Contents: Getting beyond the postcard -- Light : early, late, and in between -- Faces and places -- Local attractions and unexpected delights -- Interiors and exteriors, high and low -- Storytelling and serendipity.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: DVD 770 ART

Contents: disc 1. Steppes and peoples ; The rise of the Steppe nomads ; Early nomads and China ; The Han Emperors and Xiongnu at war ; Scythians, Greeks, and Persians ; The Parthians -- disc 2. Kushans, Sacae, and the Silk Road ; Rome and the Sarmatians ; Trade across the Tarim Basin ; Buddhism, Manichaeism, and Christianity ; Rome and the Huns ; Attila the Hun, scourge of God -- disc 3. Sassanid Shahs...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2014

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 950 BAR
Call number: DVD 950 BAR

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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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.2 BEF
Call number: DVD 973.2 BEF

Summary: Presents a full course of introductory college biology lectures. Explores living systems at all levels, from biological molecules to global ecosystems. Plus, examines pressing questions facing society today, including genetics and cloning, stem cell research, and AIDS.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 570 BIO

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

Contents: Disc 1: The creative person: practice and passion -- Lateral thinking is a survival skill -- Creative styles: adaptors and innovators -- Combining opposites: diverge, then converge -- Principles for unleashing your imagination -- Principles for converging on the best ideas -- disc 2: Stages of the creative process, and you -- Clarifying the challenge -- Clarify even more: webbing and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: The Teaching Company 2014

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3 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 153 CRE
Call number: DVD 153 CRE

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

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
3 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: DVD 973 EAR PART 1
Call number: DVD 973 EAR PART 2
Call number: DVD 973 EAR PART 3

Summary: Professor Spurgin, of Lawrence University, traces the novel from its beginnings in the 18th century, when Samuel Richardson penned Pamela, to its culmination in the work of the 20th century Modernists, including Lawrence, Joyce, and Woolf. He also relates plots and characters of particular novels to larger movements in English history. By placing more than two centuries of great English...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2006

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3 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 823.009 ENG
Call number: 823.009 ENG PT. 1
Call number: 823.009 ENG PT. 2

Summary: Americans are all, to a greater or lesser extent, inhabitants of a land shaped by the last five centuries of Western history and culture. Explores the ideas, events, and characters that molded Western political, social, religious, intellectual, cultural, scientific, technological, and economic history during the tumultuous period between the 16th and 20th centuries.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2006

Copies Available at Woodmere

5 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 909 FOU
Call number: DVD 909 FOU PART 1
Call number: DVD 909 FOU PART 2
Call number: DVD 909 FOU PART 3
Call number: DVD 909 FOU PART 4

Summary: Features some of the finest college professors in America, lecturing on literature written from ancient times to the modern era.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 809 GRE

Summary: Features some of the finest college professors in America, lecturing on literature written from ancient times to the modern era.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 809 GRE

Summary: The "Long Debate" on the nature of truth, the scale of real values, the life one should aspire to live, the character of justice, the sources of law, and the terms of civic and political life is encompassed by the name philosophy. Three persistent themes--understood as problems--are knowledge, conduct, and governance, on which there is a storehouse of insights, some so utterly persuasive as to...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Company 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 109 GRE

Contents: dis 1: The medieval city: feat for the senses -- Rothenburg: jewel on the romantic road -- Mdina: the silent city -- Mdina and Rabat: in the steps of St. Paul -- Palermo: a mosaic of cultures -- Palermo: celebrating throne and altar -- disc 2: York: wool and prayer -- York: vikings and merchants -- Avignon: the Babylonian captivity -- Avignon: papal splendor -- Cardassonne: fortress of the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2013

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Summary: Contains 12 lectures of thirty minutes each, which survey the history, traditions, and practice of Judaism from biblical times to today, with explanations of the major aspects of Jewish culture. Focuses on Judaism from within and how it is understood by its adherents, past and present. Covers topics such as the sacred books of Judaism, modes of worship, the calendar and holidays, and rites of...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: The Teaching Company 2003

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 296 GRE

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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Summary: In History's Great Military Blunders and the Lessons They Teach, you'll study these crucibles of history to gain a better understanding of why a civilization took-or didn't take-a particular path. This course examines some of the world's most notable examples of military misfortune, from the destruction of a Roman army at the Battle of Carrhae to the tragic landings at Gallipoli in World War I.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: The Great Courses 2015

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Summary: From tables to chairs, learn the skills and techniques of building furniture with these in-depth woodworking lessons.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 684.08 HOW

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

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

Summary: Chess is a sport, a science, and an art. The fun of the game is that anyone can play, and there is always something more to learn-especially with the right guide. From the basics of the game to advanced strategy and tactics, and everything in between, How to Play Chess: Lessons from an International Master is any chess enthusiast's opportunity to enhance your understanding of the game.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: The Great Courses 2015

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Summary: The piano is one of the most gratifying instruments to play, and an excellent introduction to the theory and practice of music. From folk melodies and holiday tunes to challenging classical forms or jazzy improvisation, the piano is also one of the most versatile instruments, allowing both melodic lead and harmonic accompaniment. Yet, too many people who want to play don't know where to...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 786.2 HOW
Call number: DVD 786.2 HOW

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

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

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