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Summary: What if you could travel in time as well? Imagine yourself transported to the sparkling court society of 18th-century France, or sailing aboard a 19th-century whaling ship. What secrets would you learn about the human condition and the lives lived in distant lands and eras? And what about the most remarkable journey of all: the voyage inside the mind of another human being, in which you plumb...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2007

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4 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 809 CLA
Call number: DVD 809 CLA PART 1
Call number: DVD 809 CLA PART 2
Call number: DVD 809 CLA PART 3

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: The three centuries following the death of Jesus were a momentous and turbulent era in Western religious thought. During this time, as Christianity began its massive growth, few if any influences on the theological landscape were as significant as the religious movements know as Gnosticism. Gnosticism intersected deeply with early Christian thought, sparking religious ideologies that competed...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 230 GNO
Call number: DVD 230 GNO

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

Summary: Chronicles the history of the United States from colonial origins to the beginning of the 21st century. Lectures presented by Allen C. Guelzo, Eastern University; Gary W. Gallagher, University of Virginia; Patrick N. Allitt, Emory University.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2003

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3 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973 HIS
Call number: DVD 973 HIS VOL. 1
Call number: DVD 973 HIS VOL. 2

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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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Contents: Disc 1. Jump start your edible garden -- Planning for gardening success -- Building your garden foundation -- Starting plants from seeds -- Planting vegetables and herbs -- Low-maintenance garden tips -- disc 2. Small fruit cultivateion and care -- Growing fruit trees -- Eco-friendly pest management -- Food harvesting tips & tricks -- Composting and vermicomposting -- Extending the growing season.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 635 HOW
Call number: DVD 635 HOW

Summary: The body is a fortress under constant assault. It faces threats from infectious diseases, parasites, allergens, environmental toxins, physical trauma, and natural disasters from without, to overzealous allergic, immune, and inflammatory responses, and cellular mutations from within. This course is an introduction to the field of pathophysiology--the study of the disruptions in a normal body's...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: The Teaching Company 2007

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 616.07 HUM

Summary: University of Michigan professor Eric S. Rabkin discusses the fantastic in its most important modern variety, science fiction, as part of the entire course on fantasy literature.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2007

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 820 MAS
Call number: DVD 820 MAS

Summary: "In 36 half-hour lectures, this course explores myths from around the world, focusing in particular on myths outside the Greco-Roman world..."--Guidebook.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2010

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 201 MYT
Call number: DVD 201 MYT

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: "This course is designed to equip you with a basic understanding of how your body works and to enable you to set and meet your own health and fitness goals..."--Guidebook p. 1".

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Company 2012

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 613.7 PHY

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: 1. Welcome to creative nonfiction -- 2. Finding the story -- 3. Honoring the nonfiction contract -- 4. Writing great beginnings -- 5. Show, don't tell -- 6. Launching a narrative arc. Disc 2: 7. Cliffhangers and page turners -- 8. Building dramatic sentences -- 9. Rhetorical devices and emotional impact -- 10. Putting it all together -- 11. Revealing character in words and actions --...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2012

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 808 WRI
Call number: DVD 808 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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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 510 SEC
Call number: DVD 510 SEC

Briwa, Bill.

Contents: Good, better, best strategies -- Nutritious and satisfying whole grains -- Adding flavor with healthy oils -- Protein : understanding your choices -- Powerful micronutrients : cooking with color -- Making healthy cooking a lifestyle.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 641.5 EVE

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

Childers, Thomas

Summary: A series of 12 half-hour lectures on a college course level. Covers the rise of the Nazi party and the Third Reich in power.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2001

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 943.086 HIS
Call number: DVD 943.086 HIS

Cook, William R. (William Robert)

Summary: An analysis of the classic work, Confessions, by St. Augustine of Hippo (354-430). Includes Roman history and Christian controversies at the time and background for understanding the book. Also discusses its ongoing usefulness and how it may serve as a guide despite the obvious difference between Augustine's world and ours.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2004

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 270.2 ST.
Call number: DVD 270.2 ST. PART 2

Fullenkamp, Connel.

Contents: Disc 1. Lectures: 1. How to stop worrying and start investing -- 2. How investors make money -- 3. Starting with stocks -- 4. The basics of bonds -- 5. Introduction to mutual funds -- 6. What are exchange-traded funds? Disc 2. Lectures: 7. Financial statement analysis -- 8. P/E ratios and the method of comparables -- 9. Fundamentals-based analysis of stocks -- 10. Start-up companies and IPOs --...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2012

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: DVD 332.6 UND

Kehoe, Dalton

Summary: This course provides a theoretical and practical survey of the ideas behind and the practices of effective communication. It helps you become aware of the automatic processes involved that influence every day talk, of how face-to-face talk really works in the most common three recognized modes: connect talk, control talk, and dialogue talk. Effectiveness is measured by three things: getting...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2011

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 302.2 EFF
Call number: DVD 302.2 EFF

Contents: Disc 1. Investment decisions and goals -- A framework for investing -- Mistakes investors make -- The characteristics of security returns -- The theory of efficient markets -- Evidence on efficient markets -- Disc 2. Valuation formulas -- Bond pricing -- The term structure of interest rates -- The risks in bonds -- Quantifying interest rate risk -- Value creation and stock prices -- Disc 3....

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2014

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 332.6 ADV
Call number: DVD 332.6 ADV

Summary: Professor J. Rufus Fears presents his choices of some of the most essential writings in history. These are works that shaped the minds of great individuals and that offer an extraodrdinary gift of wisdom to those willing to receive it. Focus is on intellectual history and ethics, taking the underlying ideas of each great work and revealing how these ideas can be put to use in a moral and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Teaching Co. 2005

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 800 FEA
Call number: DVD 800 FEA