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Summary: Documents the rise and growth of Islam throughout the world, from the birth of Prophet Muhammad in the 6th century through the peak of the Ottoman Empire 1000 years later. Discusses the impact of Islamic civilization on world history and culture.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS DVD 2001

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD 297.09 ISL

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD 297.09 Islam 2000

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV ISL

Summary: Presents the history of women's suffrage in the United States through the dramatic, often turbulent friendship of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan Anthony. Part 1 covers the years from their youth up to the establishment of the National Woman Suffrage Association in 1868. Part 2 spans the period from 1868 to the passage in 1919 of the 19th amendment to the Constitution which gave women the vote.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS DVD 2003

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV NOT

Summary: The First Alphabet: Follow the evolution of the written word, from millennia-old carvings in an Egyptian turquoise mine to modern-day alphabets. How Writing Changed the World: The printing press transformed the spread of information, igniting the Industrial Revolution. How did technologies, from pen to paper to printing press, make it all possible?

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV A

Summary: Lucy Worsley recreates how Christmas was celebrated during the age of Henry VIII, eating, drinking, singing, dancing and partying as people did 500 years ago. On each of the traditional twelve days of Christmas, Lucy reveals a different aspect of the festivities, uncovering fresh insights into the Tudor mind and casting a captivating new light on Christmas itself.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV LUC

Summary: Tells the story of the most important expedition in American history, led by Captains Meriwether Lewis and William Clark. Includes the stories of the young army men, French-Canadian boatmen, Clark's African-American slave, and the Shoshone woman named Sacagawea who went with them.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS DVD 2004

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV LEW

Summary: If oceans continue to warm at the current pace, coral reefs could be wiped out by century's end. But scientists from around the globe are rushing to help corals adapt to changing climate through assisted evolution. Follow scientists as they attempt to crossbreed heat-resistant corals, and even transplant corals' algae, in a race to save the coral reefs from extinction.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV REE

Summary: Ken Burns presents and follows the transformation of a single struggling, impoverished Atlanta neighborhood over several years as community members apply a radical holistic revitalization program to improve the lives of every resident.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV EAS

Summary: Primates have been called the highest order of animal with big brains, adaptability, tool-usage, social structures, and personalities. Learn more about familiar species and discover new ones, such as the newly-found bald uakari and Tapanuli orangutan, as well as the scientists who work with them.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV PRI

Summary: Narrated by Tony-and Academy Award-winner Joel Grey, this entertaining documentary mingles cultural history with illuminating perspectives on the origins and meanings of some of Broadway's most beloved songs, stories, and shows. With performances by Matthew Broderick, Kelli O'Hara, Zero Mostel, Nathan Lane, Barbra Streisand, Idina Menzel, Kristin Chenoweth, and many more!

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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Summary: See the world through the eyes of nature's fastest animal: the peregrine falcon. Though once endangered in the US, this spectacular predator is now thriving again in American cities and on every continent but Antarctica. Join expert Lloyd Buck as he trains a captive peregrine and puts its hunting skills to the test. What's the secret behind the peregrine falcon's blistering speed?

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV WOR

Summary: When Julien and his wife move to Amsterdam to help look after their grandchild, the Chief of Police, who happens to be Julien's old girlfriend, seeks out his help in finding a young sex worker who has gone missing. As Baptise rapidly becomes embroiled in a case that peels back layers and layers of atrocity in the sex trade and drugs, nothing is as it first seems. For Julien Baptiste the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

3 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV BAP

Summary: A look at the history and legends of ancient Ireland. Begins in 2000 B.C., when Stone Age farmers built some of the largest and most spectacular Neolithic monuments in Europe, and continues through 1167 A.D, when the Norman invasion placed Ireland under English control.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS DVD Video 2003

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV IN

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