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Summary: Months after saying goodbye to sentient synth Mia and her family, the Hawkinses search for some semblance of normalcy. But when Niska arrives at their home unannounced, the family is pulled back into the dangerous lives of the synths.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Acorn 2017

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1 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV HUM

Summary: In the near future, humanoid servants called Synthetics have been created to help busy families simplify their lives. When Joe Hawkins buys synth Anita, he hopes it will relieve the pressure on his wife, Laura.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Acorn Media 2016

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Spinelli, Angelo M.

Contents: Angelo Spinelli's narrative and photographs -- North Africa -- Captured! -- Stalag IIIB-Fürstenberg/Oder -- Stalag IIIA-Luckenwalde -- Liberation and home -- Civilian Spinelli and his photographs.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Fordham University Press 2004

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Summary: Jean-Paul Sartre's abstract ideas, grounded in everyday life, crystallized the mood of the times and became both a rallying point for youth and a touchstone for reaction to world events. This program uses archival footage; accounts by some of Sartre's close friends, including Olivier Todd, Jean Pouillon, and Michelle Vian; and interviews with Jonathan Ree, Baroness Mary Warnock, Patrick Vaudey,...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: The monumental treatise Being and Time was published in 1927-the same year as Mein Kampf. This program dispassionately scrutinizes the life and philosophy of Martin Heidegger, describing his rise to intellectual prominence while laying bare the motives for his involvement with the Nazi party. Interviews with his son, Hermann Heidegger; George Steiner, author of an influential critique of his...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: The prescient seeds of thought disseminated by Friedrich Nietzsche in the 19th century prefigured the pivotal 20th-century concepts of existentialism and psychoanalysis. In this program, interviews with Nietzsche biographers Ronald Hayman and Leslie Chamberlain, archivist Dr. Andrea Bollinger, translator Reg Hollingdale, writer Will Self, and philosopher Keith Ansell Pearson probe Nietzsche's...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Jeffrey, Laura S.

Summary: Provides information on owning a horse, including how to choose among different breeds and how to groom, house, feed, and keep a horse healthy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Enslow Publishers 2004

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 636.1 JEF

Summary: This program argues that the human visual system is skillful at some things, but that we miss an amazing amount of what is going on right in front of our eyes. Whether spotting attractive people in a crowd, gauging depth and distance, or even predicting where things end up, the eyes are at their most perceptive. But clever experiments conducted at a nightclub by scientists from Sussex...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Jeffrey, Laura S.

Summary: Explains who to consult, where to go to pick the right dog, and how to keep them happy and healthy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Enslow Publishers 2004

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 636.7 JEF

Rau, Dana Meachen

Summary: "Provides facts on the top ten cat breeds for kids and how to care for them"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Enslow Elementary 2009

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Summary: This program focuses on the components of our sense of balance. Stunt coordinator Marc Cass demonstrates how the balance organs inform us of how we are moving. At the Circus School, in San Francisco, a troupe of acrobats illustrates how eyes control balance by calculating what our bodies are doing in relation to the outside world. Dr. Ros Davies, from the National Hospital for Neurology and...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: This program investigates how psychological principles determine a smell's level of repellence. After testing natural smells found to be offensive to most people, scientists at Monell Chemical Services Center and the University of California propose that our reactions are heavily shaped by personal experience. Demonstrations of how olfactory lobes work are featured. Host Nigel Marven observes...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: What happens in our brains when we think something is funny? Is laughter a form of self-defense? Can a joke be scientifically analyzed? This program studies the human response to humor from a physiological and psychological standpoint. Highlighting the importance of vocal cords in producing laughter, the program contrasts human and simian forms of humor and gives viewers an evolutionary...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: Every human being has an armory of instincts that helps keep him or her alive. This program analyzes how the senses, innate physical reactions, and the ability to manage risk boost the chances of survival. An infant's cry, its primary defense during life's most helpless time; a craving for high-calorie foods that harks back to eras of food scarcity; an inborn disgust mechanism that prompts...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: This program explores the biological reasons why humans have the most amazing sense of taste on the planet. Persuading a family raised on Chinese food to try ripe Stilton cheese and a group of gourmet cheese lovers to try a Chinese delicacy of fermented raw duck eggs, host Nigel Marven assesses how we end up with such extraordinary tastes that vary across different cultures. Yale University...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: The will to win is an instinct that has kept the human species alive for millions of years. This program explains why victory feels so good and why defeat is a losing proposition. Topics under consideration include the genetic basis for the euphoria known as a "winner's high," the different strategies of younger and older siblings to attract parental attention, social hierarchies and the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Humans may be the only species to shed tears. Does that make crying a strictly human act? This program explores the deep well of animal instinct that, shaped by eons of evolution, still informs our expression of grief, fear, anger, and even joy. Focusing on the development of distress signals in early hominid infant behavior, the program investigates differences in crying between adults and...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: This program deconstructs the emotional effects evoked by music and other sounds. Experiments by Dr. Mark Blagrove at the Sleep Laboratory in Swansea show that our sense of hearing is constantly alert, even while asleep, and Dr. Sarah Collins, from Nottingham University, explains why deep voices are so attractive to the opposite sex. Scientists assert that we have certain automatic responses to...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Jeffrey, Laura S.

Summary: Explains the different personalities of several small mammals, where to go to pick the right one, and how to keep them happy and healthy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Enslow Publishers 2004

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Summary: Pain has a clear purpose: warning the body of invasion and other dangers. But the connection between pain and the human mind is more mysterious. This program examines various types of pain and their frequently elusive neurological aspects; it also presents methods, both clinical and alternative, that help long-term sufferers cope with debilitating pain. Distinguishing between acute and chronic...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: Which is more enjoyable-the satisfaction of desire, or the sensation of longing itself? This program looks at the emotional, neurological, and genetic aspects of seeking and gaining pleasure, analyzing close ties between the search for gratification and the preservation of self and species. Examining a wide range of ways to follow one's bliss-including sex, artistic creation, the consumption of...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: What conditions of physical attraction tend to subtly speak out to members of the opposite sex? Why is there typically a fundamental difference in attitudes between men and women toward sexual relations? What physiological factors can influence men and women to stray from their partners? This program seeks to answer those and other questions as it sheds light on the mystery of sexual...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: This program examines arguably the most human instinct of all: the instinct to protect, which, combined with other qualities, prompts people to risk everything for the sake of others. Three gripping stories-a mother who wrestled a cougar to save her son, a soldier who braved enemy fire to rescue a comrade, and two men who helped a woman in a wheelchair escape the collapse of the World Trade...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Why are humans so responsive to touch? This program calculates the different sensitivities of the body's most receptive parts. The density of touch sensors in the skin explains why some parts of the body seem to have a much lower pain threshold-a microscopic splinter in a finger can be extremely painful, while a cut on your leg may not hurt as much. University College London professor Tony...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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