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Summary: Examines the discovery of strange and unknown miniature hominid fossil (Homo floresiensis) remains on the island of Flores, Indonesia. Looks at the scientific debate over whether these creatures, nicknamed "hobbits," are a type of dwarf race of humans, possibly suffering from a disease such as microcephaly, or an entirely new species.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: WGBH Boston Video 2009

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

Summary: The ancient Maya civilization of Central America left behind an intricate and mysterious hieroglyphic script carved on monuments and painted on pottery and bark books. This program highlights the ingenious breakthroughs that cracked the code, unleashing a flood of dramatic new insights about the ancient civilization.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: WGBH Educational Foundation 2008

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

Summary: History reports that the mighty Inca were swiftly wiped out by a small band of Conquistadors, but new evidence is being unearthed that may help rewrite history. Uncovered remains of those who died in battle along with recently discovered documents suggest that even after forming military alliances with thousands of Indian mercenaries, it took the Spanish many years to defeat the Inca Empire.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by Warner Home Video 2007

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

Summary: During the Korean War, Soviet and U.S. jet fighters clashed in the fastest dogfights ever seen. The most advanced planes of their day, the MiG-15 dueled with the F-86 Sabre over MiG Alley, a strip of airspace along the Korean-Chinese border. Over 30 U.S. and British pilots disappeared during combat over MiG Alley, leaving their family members today with painful unanswered questions. Traces the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: WGBH Boston Video 2008

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

Summary: Everybody has heard about when Vincent van Gogh looked into a mirror and cut into his own ear. Bernadette Murphy, an independent researcher, has uncovered definitive evidence which reveals exactly what happened that night, and how it ultimately shaped van Gogh's remarkable art. Murphy's detective work finally provides answers to the mystery that has divided art historians for decades.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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

King, Stephen

Summary: Everything's Eventual showcases Stephen King's ability to spook readers using the most mundane settings (a yard sale) and comfortable memories (a boyhood fishing excursion). True to form, each of these stories draws the reader into King's twisted world. An added bonus for fans is King's story-by-story annotation, in which he chronicles the event, thought, or image that served as his creative...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2002

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC Kin

Summary: When global warming triggers the onset of a new Ice Age, tornadoes flatten Los Angeles, a tidal wave engulfs New York City and the entire Northern Hemisphere begins to freeze solid. Now, climatologist Jack Hall, his son Sam, and a small band of survivors must ride out the growing superstorm and stay alive in the face of an enemy more powerful and relentless than anything anyone has ever...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment 2004

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD DAY RATED PG-13

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1 available in Science Fiction DVDs, Call number: DVD SCI-FI DAY

Summary: For 25 centuries the Parthenon has been shot at, set on fire, rocked by earthquakes, looted for its sculptures, and disfigured by misguided restorations. Now, a team of architects and engineers is investigating the many mysteries of this icon of Western civilization : How did the ancient Greeks design and build their masterpiece so quickly? How did they achieve such precision and perfection...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: WGBH Educational Foundation 2008

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

Summary: Explores the three categories of mineral resources found within the earth (power resources, gem stones, and metals) and how they have been utilized for the advancement of civilization.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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

Summary: It's long been known that German soldiers used methamphetamine called Pervitin in the Second World War. But have tales of Nazis on speed obscured the other side of the story: the massive use of stimulants by British and American troops? Did total war unleash the world's first pharmacological arms race? Historian James Holland quests to dig deeper and unearth the truth behind the war.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Patterson, James

Summary: Cross is called in to help find a serial rapist who terrorizes his victims but the case reveals a connection to Maria's death that may finally allow him the chance to catch his wife's murderer.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Audio 2006

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD M PAT

Summary: This program explores the pros and cons of California's controversial program to slash carbon dioxide emissions and promote energy efficiency, which could be adopted nationwide during the Obama administration.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Video 2009

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

Summary: In a spectacular adventure, NOVA unlocks the mystery on the vast, grassy plains of Kazakhstan, where horses still roam free, and nomadic herders follow their traditional way of life. Investigating clues from archaeology and genetics, researchers reveal vivid evidence of the very first horsemen. They also discover warriors who swept across Europe and turn out to be the ancestors of millions today.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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

Summary: Every year, a million visitors are drawn to the Salisbury Plain in southern England, to gaze upon a mysterious circle of stones. Stonehenge may be the best-known and most mysterious relic of prehistory. Now investigations inside and around Stonehenge have kicked off a dramatic new era of discovery and debate. Who built Stonehenge? What was its purpose? How did prehistoric people quarry,...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: WGBH Educational Foundation 2010

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Summary: Professor Alice Roberts uses archaeological discoveries to piece together a turning point in Britain's history. The key to her quest is the excavation of a stone palace in Cornwall, long believed to be the birthplace of the King Arthur legend. Was Arthur in fact ruler of a prosperous trading village, and the defender of the native Britons against the Anglo-Saxons?

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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Summary: The Himalayas were among the last places on Earth that homo sapiens came to inhabit. Now, join an international team of scientists as they climb to the world's highest tombs to unearth secrets of the people who settled these extreme environments.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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

Heller, Joseph.

Summary: Set in the closing months of World War II in an American bomber squadron on a small island off Italy, a bombadier named Yossarian is frantic and furious because thousands of people he hasn't even met keep trying to kill him. He has decided to live forever, even if he has to die in the attempt.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperAudio 2007

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC HEL

Summary: The Person of Interest team suffers a devastating loss and confronts staggering challenges. Adapting to the evolution of The Machine, now completely self-governed and hidden from all, technical wizard Finch and ex-CIA operative Reese team with rogue agent Samantha Shaw to save lives and seek justice, but their missions now threaten to tear them apart. NYPD Detectives Carter and Fusco finally...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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Summary: Archaeologists have long believed that while the Egyptians were building pyramids 3,000 years ago, nothing was happening in Western Europe, but a new discovery shows something far different. Five years ago, the remains of an incredible, ancient site began to emerge from a quarry in eastern England. Due to its delicate nature, experts have largely been working in secret, until now.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

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

Summary: Through eyewitness and insider accounts, this program tells the story of the Labour Party's most successful leader, Prime Minister Tony Blair-- a man who is ruthless, confident, and sacrificed part of his domestic agenda for a foreign policy that almost destroyed him. This program provides the first authoritative television analysis of Blair's decade in office and the legacy he leaves to his...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Distributed by PBS Home Video 2007

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

Summary: A tomb of 49,000 year-old Neanderthal bones discovered in El Sidron, a remote, mountainous region of northern Spain, leads to a compelling investigation to solve a double mystery: How did this group of Neanderthals die? And could the fate of this group help explain Neanderthal extinction? Scientists examine the bones and discover signs that tell a shocking story of how this group may have met...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Distribution 2013

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Doc Ca

Summary: Numbering no more than a few thousand, tiny groups of intrepid humans began to move out of Africa, eventually dominating the planet. How did these early humans acquire the skills, technology, and talent to thrive in every environment on Earth? Take a global journey through the past, following the ancestors' footsteps out of Africa along a trail of scientific clues to help unravel the mystery of...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: PBS Distribution 2016

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

Summary: A high school teacher with a drug habit finds a friendship in an unlikely source - one of his troubled students. Will their relationship help them or harm them?

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment 2007

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA HAL

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD MOVIE HAL

Summary: Henry spends his time working in the brickyard owned by his family and grieving the loss of his wife. When a young boy enters Henry's life, both man and child find what they desperately need in each other.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Phase 4 Films 2010

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA LAS

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1 available in Family DVDs, Call number: DVD Family Last 2010

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1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD La