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Displaying films 1 -to- 340 of 340 total films for this view.

Palestine

This documentary examines the ways in which the history of Palestine has been shaped by the governments of other countries. After failing to provide either the homeland promised to the Jews or the independent and unified nation promised to the Arabs during World War 1, Britain in 1948 abandoned its Palestinian mandate and left the United Nations to cope with the seemingly insoluble Arab-Jewish dilemma.
Release
2002 
Minutes
52 
Grade Level
S-C  
Format
DVD and VHS  

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Parent/Teen Relationships

Artie Ketcham has a good relationship with his parents. His parents are supporting him in his quest to become a singer. In turn, he went back to high school and will graduate soon. On a relationship based on trust, Artie will take you down the road that brought him and his parents down the road to success.
Release
1995 
Minutes
20 
Grade Level
I-S  
Format
DVD  

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Paris

Paris, a capital playing on the contrast between tiny popular streets unknown to tourists and the beautiful buildings along the Seine.
Release
2006 
Minutes
26 
Grade Level
S,C  
Format
DVD and VHS  

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Part 1

Patterns Addition
Release
1996 
Minutes
26 
Grade Level
P-I  
Format
DVD and VHS  

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Part 1

The Middle East in 1900 was largely dominated by the Ottoman Empire. When that empire sided with Germany against Britain in World War I the British incited the Arabs to rebel against their Ottoman rulers. To lure the United States into alliance with Britain the Jewish Zionists were promised their historical homeland. But neither promise was honored by Britain after the war, and both Arabs and Jews felt betrayed, coming to conflict with each other and with Britain, which sought to rule the Middle East as its colony. World War II brought the Holocaust and the birth of Israel - and a string of consequent wars and uneasy truces.
Release
2001 
Minutes
52 
Grade Level
S,C  
Format
DVD and VHS  

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Part 1 - Batha in Jordan

Release
2003 
Minutes
13 
Grade Level
E-I  
Format
DVD and VHS  

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Part 1 - Shapes

Squares, circles, rectangles, and triangles; what things do you know that are shaped like this?
Release
 
Minutes
15 
Grade Level
P-E  
Format
DVD and VHS  

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Part 1 - Ulan Bator (Mongolia)

Release
1996 
Minutes
13 
Grade Level
E,I  
Format
DVD and VHS  

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Part 1: A Theory for the Universe

We learn about what went into the development of Einstein's theory of relativity, a new direction in science that forever changed the way we see the universe and all that's in it. Through careful explanation, the viewer learns how Einstein's theories shaped what we know today about the nature of light, the Big Bang, the space-time continuum, and how it all shapes the cosmos.
Release
2007 
Minutes
50 
Grade Level
S-C  
Format
DVD  

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Part 1: A World Without Weapons

Examines the argument that nations as well as protest movements should look to Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King, two great advocates of non-violence. Costa Rica was the first country in the world to abolish its armed forces. The winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and ex-president of Costa Rica, Oscar Arias, makes a passionate plea for countries around the world to take similar measures.
Release
2002 
Minutes
28 
Grade Level
S,C  
Format
DVD and VHS  

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Part 1: Body And Soul

The domestic daily water use of three families in different geographical locations in the world are shown. Different areas in the world together with the standard of life determine to a great extent how much water is available per household. Water is used from daily necessity to liquid extravagance, from simple chores to full-tilt recreation. Namibia is the only country in the world that purifies sewage water in a way that makes it potable, and then distributes it to consumers. Water is used in a spiritual role in different religious cultures, purification, baptism and cremation.
Release
2001 
Minutes
52 
Grade Level
C  
Format
DVD and VHS  

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Part 1: Bridges

Examines different forms of bridges and the reasons for those differences. Children design, create, and test their own model bridges.
Release
2004 
Minutes
15 
Grade Level
P-E  
Format
DVD and VHS  

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Part 1: Coal, Oil, Gas: Gifts of the Gods

THE PROMETHEUS PRINCIPLE ties the history of the use of fossil fuels to the stories of Greek mythology. Over the past 100 years, worldwide consumption of energy has increased tenfold. Two thirds of this energy is still produced from burning coal, gas and oil, which threatens the global climate, and oil reserves are running low. Scientists and industrial leaders ponder the future of coal, oil and gas.
Release
2001 
Minutes
25 
Grade Level
S-C  
Format
VHS  

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Part 1: Going Home - Animal Habitats

Johan sets out to bring a frog back to its own habitat. Going from a snowy mountain to the hot saltwater summer beach, Johan finally found the little green amphibian's natural abode in the pond.
Release
2005 
Minutes
12 
Grade Level
P-E  
Format
DVD and VHS  

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Part 1: How Old Is It?

Geology as a science began with the Industrial Revolution in England. Rock strata were studied and compared and an amazing conclusion was drawn: Our earth is unbelievably old.
Release
2004 
Minutes
15 
Grade Level
I-S  
Format
DVD and VHS  

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Part 1: Kerala (India) - The Land of Spices and Coconuts

On the southwestern tip of India lies the verdant paradise of Kerala, a land criss-crossed by magical backwater lagoons and rivers, and guarded by the Western Ghat mountain range. It is a land with little or no child mortality and nearly 100% literacy.
Release
2001 
Minutes
26 
Grade Level
I-J  
Format
DVD and VHS  

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Part 1: Packaging Good - Undercover

This program explores some of the latest innovations in food packaging, and examines the factors driving these changes. Packaging that extends a food's shelf life without relying on artificial preservatives, containers that can be easily opened, and mechanisms designed to protect certain foods from deliberate tampering are discussed. The program highlights how some consumer pressure against over-packaging, in favor of recyclable materials, has affected the packaging industry, and considers how creative packaging designs can make a product stand out on supermarket shelves.
Release
2004 
Minutes
15 
Grade Level
S,C  
Format
DVD and VHS  

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Part 1: Red R, Theme Park, Environment

Explore the world of the engineer and find out what it means to be an engineer today. RED R: The work of disaster relief engineers in Rwanda. THEME PARK: How engineers scare you but at the same time keep you perfectly safe. ENVIRONMENT: Engineers working towards solving the environmental problems of the world.
Release
1999 
Minutes
28 
Grade Level
S-C  
Format
DVD and VHS  

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Part 1: Space Basics

The crew of the space shuttle on STS-41 consider the science of orbitry, explaining how and why objects orbit a planet and demonstrate the requirements for getting into space, orbiting, and returning safely as well as the major components of the shuttle itself. They also trace the evolution and development of American rocketry from 75 years ago.
Release
2000 
Minutes
28 
Grade Level
I-S  
Format
DVD and VHS  

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Part 1: The Beginning of the End

As the Allied armies swarm into the collapsing Third Reich, the disagreements of Roosevelt and Churchill allow Stalin to gain effective control of Eastern Europe. The British military favors a sweep through the north of Germany to take Berlin. But Eisenhower opts instead to leave that region to the Red Army. The Americans effectively yield Poland to the USSR to gain Russian support for the ongoing war against Japan.
Release
2004 
Minutes
46 
Grade Level
S,C  
Format
DVD and VHS  

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Part 1: The Beginnings and Evolving Crisis 1945-1957

Profiles the origins and early developments of the Cold War, the end of World War II, the development of the atomic bomb, the Russian subjugation of Eastern Europe, the Korean War, the Marshall Plan, containment, and related developments in the Middle East. It also chronicles the creation and development of nuclear weapons and strategies.
Release
2004 
Minutes
30 
Grade Level
C, S  
Format
DVD and VHS  

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Part 1: The Birth of the Earth

What would we find if a time machine could whisk us back to the very beginning of time?
Release
2004 
Minutes
12 
Grade Level
E-I  
Format
DVD and VHS  

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Part 1: The Koran, the Sound that Calls Allah

Filmed in Turkey, Lebanon and Iran, this episode profiles the origins and history of Islam by analyzing the teachings of the Koran. The most sacred book in Islam, the Koran serves as a guiding principle and dictates a Muslim's daily life. Among other topics profiled: Jihad, architecture of some important Mosques and selected history of Islam's relationship to Christianity.
Release
2007 
Minutes
48 
Grade Level
S-C  
Format
DVD  

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Part 1: The Organic Mystery

Talks about the origins of organic chemistry, the theory of Vitalism and its collapse; the complexity of organic compounds and basic carbon chains; and the concept of valency and Kekule's structural diagrams.
Release
2002 
Minutes
15 
Grade Level
I-S  
Format
DVD  

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Part 1: The Path Of The Dragon

This episode looks at the factors that have contributed to China's strength and staying power including Confucianism, a secular philosophy of social conduct, not a religion; cultural pride which unifies rather than divides the population, despite its diversity; the importance of education: the country's efficient and modern bureaucracy; and the lack of a dominant religion or passion for religion among the Chinese.
Release
2000 
Minutes
26 
Grade Level
S,C  
Format
VHS  

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Part 1: Unity

This film was shot in Africa and the Middle East, and it introduces some of the basic ideas of Islamic civilization. It includes scenes of the enormous annual Pilgrimage to Mecca, probably the most ancient and certainly the most impressive collective human activity in the world. Other sequences show the trading pattern and the great caravan routes, the attitude to warfare, and the need which Muslims feel for a private inner world
Release
1998 
Minutes
25 
Grade Level
S,C  
Format
DVD  

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Part 1: Vivaldi - The Four Seasons

THE FOUR SEASONS are concerti for solo violins and ensemble.
Release
1998 
Minutes
22 
Grade Level
E-G  
Format
DVD and VHS  

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Part 1: Weaponry, Agriculture and Games

The Chinese developed intricate crossbows far ahead of their time, fleets of paddle boats, curving iron plows, wheelbarrows, folding umbrellas, conveyor belts, restaurants, golf, chess, kites, hot air balloons, and parachutes.
Release
2003 
Minutes
26 
Grade Level
I-S  
Format
DVD  

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Part 1: (1000-1775) Explorers And Colonists

The earliest history of America - the Native Americans and their sufferings; Columbus and his Viking predecessors; the French, English, and Spanish colonists (and lesser-known ones from Sweden and Holland); the French and Indian Wars; and the first stirrings of the American Revolution
Release
2000 
Minutes
26 
Grade Level
I-S  
Format
DVD and VHS  

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Part 1: Flame in the Chemistry Lab

Testing the Heat Zones in a Flame. Detecting Elements by their Flame Coloration.
Release
2002 
Minutes
11 
Grade Level
S-C  
Format
DVD and VHS  

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Part 1: The Birth Of Writing

Takes us to the Sumerian archaeological sites in present day Iran, Iraq, Syria, and elsewhere, to see the influence of cuneiform, the oldest known writing system in the world. Its development brought about a cultural renaissance,and Sumer's rise in the Mesopotamian region. The influence of these Sumerian wedge characters did not end with the fall of Sumer, but also provided a literary foundation for civilizations that followed. Cuneiform influenced Akkadian, Assyrian, Babylonian, and Persian writing, evolving over time from rudimentary pictures to standardized symbols.
Release
2005 
Minutes
28 
Grade Level
s,c  
Format
DVD and VHS  

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Part 10

Multiplication Review Multiplication Tables
Release
1996 
Minutes
18 
Grade Level
P-I  
Format
DVD and VHS  

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Part 10 - Cleanliness

Why do we wash ourselves? To be clean of course! We use soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, showers, bathtubs, shampoo; and we feel so good afterwards!
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Minutes
15 
Grade Level
P-E  
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Part 10 - Lisbon

Release
1996 
Minutes
13 
Grade Level
E,I  
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DVD and VHS  

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Part 10 - Viet in Vietnam

Release
2003 
Minutes
13 
Grade Level
E-I  
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DVD and VHS  

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Part 10: Bahia - The Soul of Brazil

The Bahia is a region known as the soul of its country. African, Portuguese and indigenous roots have fostered a durable people with unique religious and social habits. Legends, music and a hearty cuisine have taken root in the soil of this vast area. Bahia lies in the northeast of Brazil, blessed with a 540 mile Atlantic coast and a typography composed of rain forests, mountains, massive dry plateaus and huge rivers.
Release
2001 
Minutes
26 
Grade Level
I-C  
Format
DVD and VHS  

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Part 10: China in the 20th Century

This program tells the fascinating story of how China made the transition from a medieval empire to a modern state in less than a century.
Release
2000 
Minutes
26 
Grade Level
S,C  
Format
VHS  

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Part 10: Elelctrical Circuits In Space - The Electro-dynamics of the Tethered Satellites

Return to space aboard the Space Shuttle Columbia, as they re-fly the tethered satellite. Join the crew as they real out almost 12 miles of cable to show the dynamics of space flight between two objects that are attached. Astronauts will work with this and other experiments to explain the physics and principles required to fly this sort of experiment in space.
Release
2000 
Minutes
28 
Grade Level
I-S  
Format
DVD and VHS  

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Part 10: Fire, Friend Or Foe?

Fire can be beneficial, harmful, or both.
Release
2004 
Minutes
12 
Grade Level
E-I  
Format
DVD and VHS  

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Part 10: Food Technology

Looks at the role recipes, ingredients, and utensils play in food preparation. Children design pizzas with unusual toppings and explain the steps they take in their pizza production line.
Release
2004 
Minutes
15 
Grade Level
P-E  
Format
DVD and VHS  

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Part 10: Hyatt Regency Collapse, Twin Towers, Blind Scanner

HYATT REGENCY COLLAPSE - The greatest structural failure in American history. TWIN TOWERS - The world's tallest building in Malaysia. BLIND SCANNER - Helping the blind to read.
Release
1999 
Minutes
28 
Grade Level
S-C  
Format
DVD and VHS  

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Part 10: Power for the People - Battery/Dynamo/Static Electricity/Solar Energy

Looking for a perfect way to recharge a fuel cell has Johan traveling to a solar power plant, wind generator power plant and hydropower plant.
Release
2005 
Minutes
12 
Grade Level
P-E  
Format
DVD  

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Part 10: Electrolysis & Corrosion

Electrolysis of Copper (fl) Chloride Solution. The Factors Affecting Corrosion.
Release
2002 
Minutes
10 
Grade Level
S-C  
Format
DVD and VHS  

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Part 11

Understanding Division, Dividing By 2 & 3
Release
1996 
Minutes
16 
Grade Level
P-I  
Format
DVD and VHS  

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Part 11 - My Eyes

We see many wonderful things with our eyes. And we have to take good care of them. Sometimes glasses help us to see better, and binoculars can help us see farther. But what happens when we can't see at all?
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Minutes
15 
Grade Level
P-E  
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Part 11 - Penang

Release
1996 
Minutes
13 
Grade Level
E,I  
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DVD and VHS  

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Part 11 - Zhen Zhen in China

Release
2003 
Minutes
13 
Grade Level
E-I  
Format
DVD and VHS  

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Part 11: Do It Yourself

How were our ancestors able to construct the first shelters and homes?
Release
2004 
Minutes
12 
Grade Level
E-I  
Format
DVD and VHS  

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Part 11: Feeding Frenzy - Omnivore/Herbivore/Carnivore

Johan looks for the largest animal on land that eats both meat and vegetables, omnivores. He also learns the difference between herbivores and carnivores.
Release
2005 
Minutes
12 
Grade Level
P-E  
Format
DVD  

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Part 11: Hydrocarbon

Detecting Carbon and Hydrogen in Hydrocarbons. Properties of Propane-Butane Mixture.
Release
2002 
Minutes
19 
Grade Level
S-C  
Format
DVD and VHS  

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Part 11: New Orleans - The City on the Bend of the River

This city of Mardi Gras sits in low lying bayous where a distinct culture struggles to survive. From its various races and languages and complex cultural history has emerged an eccentric set of traditions and one of the most distinct cuisines in the United States.
Release
2001 
Minutes
26 
Grade Level
I-C  
Format
DVD and VHS  

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Part 11: Nuclear Decommisioning, Water Wheel, Telecommunications

NUCLEAR DECOMMISSIONING - How safe is it to decommission a nuclear reactor? WATER WHEEL - An Egyptian water wheel which hasn't stopped rotating for 300 years. TELECOMMUNICATIONS -Telecommunications engineering has changed the world more in the past 20 years than in the last 200 years.
Release
1999 
Minutes
28 
Grade Level
S-C  
Format
DVD and VHS  

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Part 11: Play House

Explores the role of measurement in designing and building to scale, and of computers in architecture. Children investigate ideas for their own model playhouse.
Release
2004 
Minutes
15 
Grade Level
P-E  
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Part 11: Rendezvous with Math

How is a space rendezvous like catching a football? The interdependence of mathematics and science is graphically revealed in this episode as math is applied in launching, orbiting, and landing spacedraft; a class of high school students help the crew of the space shuttle solve math problems before visiting the space station Mir. A new fleet of unmanned planes helps NASA examine our atmosphere in ways never before possible.
Release
2000 
Minutes
28 
Grade Level
I-S  
Format
DVD and VHS  

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Part 11: The Business Environment in China

The central question in this episode is whether China's economy derives its strengths from the nation's sheer size or from the character of its people.
Release
2000 
Minutes
26 
Grade Level
S,C  
Format
VHS  

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Part 12

Dividing by 4 & 5 Division Review
Release
1996 
Minutes
13 
Grade Level
P-I  
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Part 12 - Acdiel in Costa Rica

Release
2003 
Minutes
13 
Grade Level
E-I  
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Part 12 - My Teeth

The names and functions of our teeth are discussed. The class also learns all about cavities, dentists, and most importantly, how to take good care of their teeth!
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Minutes
15 
Grade Level
P-E  
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Part 12 - Tunis

Release
1996 
Minutes
13 
Grade Level
E,I  
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Part 12: Earth's Attraction - Gravity/Density

Earth, moon or the outer space? Johan and his friends will need to explore to find the difference between gravity and density.
Release
2005 
Minutes
12 
Grade Level
P-E  
Format
DVD  

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Part 12: Family and Social Life in China

This revealing look at how the Chinese relate to each other on a daily basis evaluates to what extent the Confucian ideal of family life really exists.
Release
2000 
Minutes
26 
Grade Level
S,C  
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Part 12: Jamaica: Green Island, Black Skin, Golden Sun

Jamaica's complex background, fusing Spanish and English colonial rule with enslaved West Africans and immigrants from India, China, Germany, Scotland, Ireland and the Middle East, has created unique religious and culinary traditions and helped to forge its contribution to world culture.
Release
2001 
Minutes
26 
Grade Level
I-C  
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DVD and VHS  

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Part 12: Microgravity

How important is microgravity for the earth? This segment demonstrates how space experiments in microgravity make huge possible advances in scientific studies on earth in fluid physics, biotechnology, materials processing and combustion research.
Release
2000 
Minutes
28 
Grade Level
I-S  
Format
DVD and VHS  

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Part 12: Selected Hydrocarbons and their Derivatives 1

Preparation and Properties of Ethyne (Acetylene). Properties of Naphthalene. Preparation and Properties of Ethanol.
Release
2002 
Minutes
17 
Grade Level
S-C  
Format
DVD and VHS  

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Part 12: Sound Technology

Reveals the changing role of technology in recording sound and the use of computers. Children present a performance utilizing their prerecorded manipulations of voices and musical instruments to create entirely new effects.
Release
2004 
Minutes
15 
Grade Level
P-E  
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DVD and VHS  

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Part 12: Suez Canal, Asteroid, Ear

SUEZ CANAL - An amazing engineering feat - but at what human cost? ASTEROID - How do you land on the surface of a fast moving comet. EAR - Cochlear ear transplant.
Release
1999 
Minutes
28 
Grade Level
S-C  
Format
DVD and VHS  

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Part 12: Toys for Boys

Do machines make life easier or are they just "toys for boys"?
Release
2004 
Minutes
12 
Grade Level
E-I  
Format
DVD and VHS  

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Part 13

Multiplying With 2 Digit Factors Finding 2 Digit
Release
1996 
Minutes
18 
Grade Level
P-I  
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Part 13 - Basel

Release
1996 
Minutes
13 
Grade Level
E,I  
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Part 13 - Breki in Iceland

Release
2003 
Minutes
13 
Grade Level
E-I  
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Part 13 - The Five Senses

Sight, smell, taste, touch, and hearing; five ways in which we discover the world around us.
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15 
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P-E  
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Part 13: A Pitch For Microgravity

The scientific conclusion: STS-73 crew and high school students reexamine and evaluate the experiments conducted during the two weeks in earth's orbit; the commander of NASA's zero gravity plane discusses how objects orbit the earth. The Columbia crew demonstrate how space research will benefit all of us.
Release
2000 
Minutes
28 
Grade Level
I-S  
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DVD and VHS  

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Part 13: A Wheel Adventure

What was our world like before the invention of the wheel?
Release
2004 
Minutes
12 
Grade Level
E-I  
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Part 13: Happily Floating Away - Flotation/Sinking

Johan must find a way to sink the helium-filled dinghy that floats in the air instead of on water.
Release
2005 
Minutes
12 
Grade Level
P-E  
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DVD  

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Part 13: Kyushu - Japan's Southern Bounty

Kyushu is a southern island of Japan with mountains sheltering deep manicured valleys that spills over with stepped fields of waving rice and vegetable crops.
Release
2001 
Minutes
26 
Grade Level
I-C  
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Part 13: The Big Question: AirBus XXX, Energy

THE BIG QUESTION - Has engineering really made us better off? ENERGY - How will we power the world in the future? AIRBUS XXX - Double-decker jumbo jet.
Release
1999 
Minutes
28 
Grade Level
S-C  
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DVD  

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Part 13: Traditional Concepts of Morality in China

This episode examines the various aspects of traditional morality in China.
Release
2000 
Minutes
26 
Grade Level
S,C  
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VHS  

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Part 13: Selected Derivatives of Hydrocarbons 2

Properties of Glycerol. Properties of Phenol.
Release
2002 
Minutes
15 
Grade Level
S-C  
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Part 14

Metric Measurement
Release
1996 
Minutes
11 
Grade Level
P-I  
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Part 14 - Milk

Cows come in all colors, and they give us milk! Lots of good things we eat are made from milk!
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15 
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P-E  
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Part 14 - Paris

Release
1996 
Minutes
13 
Grade Level
E,I  
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DVD  

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Part 14 - Willy in Benin

Release
2003 
Minutes
13 
Grade Level
E-I  
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Part 14: Land of Archeology

China's long history has provided countless fascinating archeological findings in many facets of this science.
Release
2000 
Minutes
26 
Grade Level
S,C  
Format
VHS  

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Part 14: Natural Substances

Occurrence and Properties of Carbohydrates. Occurrence and Properties of Fats. Occurrence and Properties of Proteins.
Release
2002 
Minutes
17 
Grade Level
S-C  
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Part 14: Patroling For Petroleum - Origin of Oil

Searching for the origin of oil, Johan must navigate through swamps and offshore oil rigs in the ocean before striking a type of liquid black oil called petroleum.
Release
2005 
Minutes
12 
Grade Level
P-E  
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DVD  

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Part 14: Traveling Light

Travel may broaden our horizons but history, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder.
Release
2004 
Minutes
12 
Grade Level
E-I  
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Part 15

Understanding Fractions Adding and Subtracting Fractions
Release
1996 
Minutes
30 
Grade Level
P-I  
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Part 15 - Sports/excercise

Iris and his students demonstrate team sports like football and basketball, and individual sports like skiing and surfing.
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15 
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P-E  
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Part 15 - Alex in New York

Release
2003 
Minutes
13 
Grade Level
E-I  
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Part 15 - Bombay

Release
1996 
Minutes
13 
Grade Level
E,I  
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Part 15: A Dream Comes True

What are the advantages and disadvantages of being able to fly?
Release
2004 
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12 
Grade Level
E-I  
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Part 15: A Nation of Diversity

The vast land of China is home to 55 recognized distinct minority groups. Although approximately 93 percent of the country is Han Chinese, each of these groups is still distinguished by language, culture and religious affiliation.
Release
2000 
Minutes
26 
Grade Level
S,C  
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Part 15: Organic Acids

Occurrence and Properties of Organic Acids.
Release
2002 
Minutes
11 
Grade Level
S-C  
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Part 16

Understanding Decimals Adding And Subtracting Dec
Release
1996 
Minutes
20 
Grade Level
P-I  
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Part 16 - Gisel in Cuba

Release
2003 
Minutes
13 
Grade Level
E-I  
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Part 16 - Prague

Release
1996 
Minutes
13 
Grade Level
E,I  
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Part 16 - The Animals

Where do birds, beavers, monkeys and bears live? Some animals make their own shelter, and some do not.
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Part 16: Reach for the Stars

Should we reach for the stars or explore our own planet?
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2004 
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12 
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Part 16: The Chinese Language

This episode examines the seven dialects of the Chinese language - all different from one another but share the same writing systems. Chinese differs from other languages in that it is all monosyllables with multiple meanings depending on pronunciation. This episode follows the evolution of the Chinese dialects.
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2000 
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Part 17 - Nature

All the elements of nature are wonderful and beautiful, and very precious. We learn things we can do to take care of nature.
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Part 17 - Rio

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1996 
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13 
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Part 17 - Thiaggo in Brazil

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2003 
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13 
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Part 17: The Chinese Calendar

This episode covers the origins of the Chinese calendar evolution. It also features the complex system of divination. Initially purely a lunar calendar, it later evolved to contain months with varying durations and included "extra" (intercalary) months to become synchronized with the sun, moon and seasons.
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2000 
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26 
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Part 17: There Goes the Neighborhood

Home-towns have changed over time. We still have to get along with our neighbors.
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2004 
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12 
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Part 18 - London

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1996 
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13 
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Part 18 - Minerals

Ms. Principal shares her rock collection with Professor Iris and his students, and they all learn about minerals, what they are, where they come from, and what they're used for.
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Part 18 - Xadin in Senegal

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2003 
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13 
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Part 18: Architecture of China

Architecture is usually a function of the raw materials available, geology and social standards. Architcture and design have undergone many changes in China, but have always been categorized into four classes: palaces, temples, residential houses and pavilions. This program covers the 7000 year evolution and variances of Chinese architecture throughout time, place and function.
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2000 
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26 
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Part 18: One of a Kind

Some think that clothes make the man, but that idea is no longer fashionable.
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2004 
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12 
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Part 19 - Berlin

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1996 
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13 
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Part 19 - Musical Instuments

The class decides to form an orchestra to participate in a concert.
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Part 19 - Woosung in Korea

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2003 
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13 
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Part 19: Food for Thought

Modern food offers much more than that of the past, but how?
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2004 
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12 
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Part 2

World War II saw the Arabs driven by British colonialism to support the Axis. Lebanon and Syria gained their independence from France during the war, but Britain sought to maintain its dominion over the Holy Land and other areas of the Middle East. The Haganah, Irgun, and Stern organizations sought successfully to drive out the British occupiers, and Israel was born in 1948; war with the neighboring Arab states began immediately. But the birth of Israel also gave birth to a passionate Arab sense of nationalism.
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2001 
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52 
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Part 2

Subtraction, Greater Than & Less Than
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1996 
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28 
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Part 2 - Colors

What do you know that is red? Blue? Green? How do we mix colors to get other colors? When we see all the colors together in the sky, it's called a rainbow!
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Part 2 - Quebec

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1996 
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13 
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Part 2 - Sabelo at Kruger Park (South Africa)

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2003 
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13 
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Part 2: (1775-1830) Revolution & Manifest Destiny

This segment covers the origins, events, battles, and effects of the Revolutionary War - the Continental Congresses, the Declaration of Independence, the mercenaries, Valley Forge, heroic figures such as "Molly Pitcher," Yorktown - and the search for national unity under the Articles of Confederation. The new constitution, the first seven presidents, the emergence of western democracy.
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2000 
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26 
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Part 2: A Taste Of Hydrocarbons

Tells of carbon's place in the periodic table of elements; reveals the logic of the alkane family and alkane isomers; looks at the IUPAC name system and the consolidation of valency; and presents the unique case of benzene.
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2002 
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15 
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Part 2: Bizet's Carmen/Tarrega's Alhambra

COUPLETS OF THE TOREADOR is the prelude to the opera. It opens as a lively work full of vigor before becoming more tranquil. CARMEN TORERO is the celebrated toreador march that portrays the exciting life of a bullfighter.
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1998 
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15 
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Part 2: Blue Islam on the Silk Road

In this episode discover the Silk Road, the iconic trading route between Europe and Asia continues its renaissance through the teachings of Allah in Central Asia. Uzbekistan stood at the crossroads of Eastern and Western Civilization and developed into a Muslim Society. Discover the Silk Road's past and follow its majestic history
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2007 
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48 
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Part 2: China And The Outside World

China was a world unto itself, cut off from foreign contact by its geography. This program examines China's relationship with its neighbors and with European nations. It reports on how, in the early 20th century, China's ancient glory gave way to a new form of government, as it finally adapted to the outside world.
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2000 
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26 
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Part 2: Contemplating Black Holes

Einstein's theories are directly applied to these ominous entities lurking somewhere in the universe. Not only does this installment explore what black holes are and what kind of research is being done today, but it also delves into how Einstein's theories led to their discovery...at least on paper.
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2007 
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50 
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Part 2: Developing Food Products - Good Enough to Eat

Every year hundreds of new food products make it onto supermarket shelves. This program investigates the process involved in developing one such new food product, a snack sized chocolate cake.
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2004 
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15 
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Part 2: Fossils

A fossil is a trace of a living thing left in rock. Fossils offer a three-part challenge: first, to reconstruct the organism itself; then to reconstruct the world it lived in, then to understand its place in time and evolution.
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2004 
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15 
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Part 2: Fuel For Farms And Factories

Explores the lives of farmers across the globe to see how water is managed and/or mismanaged. While irrigation seems to be the key to successful agriculture, it does however have severe drawbacks, such as over exploitation of existing fresh water reservoirs. There are industries that need huge amounts of water in their production process: paper, steel and beer. A Japanese steel company is leading the industry in its water conservation and environmental policies. A modern beer industry in Bangkok, Thailand uses water conservation and wastewater reduction techniques.
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2001 
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52 
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Part 2: Landmines, Echidna, Sojourner Robot, Stretcher Bed

LANDMINES - The work of engineers in locating anti-personnel land mines, ECHIDNA - Automated robots to explode terrorist bombs. SOJOURNER ROBOT - Operating robots on the surface of Mars. STRETCHER BED - Critical care transport.
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1999 
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28 
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Part 2: Life Conquers the Land

Are frogs the cleverest creatures that ever lived, or are they merely following in the footsteps of braver pioneers?
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2004 
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12 
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Part 2: Living And Newton in Space

This segment examines how life in space compares with everyday earthly routine, considering how astronauts eat, sleep, exercise, and work in space. It also focuses on how Sir Isaac Newton's three laws of motion affect space travel and the principles of mass vs. weight; and how physics functions in space travel.
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2000 
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28 
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Part 2: Magnetic Adventure - Magnets/Compass

A compass is more than just a toy to Johan. It's also a magnet with directions, one that will help Johan navigate to a place called the Magnetic North.
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2005 
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12 
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Part 2: Magnetism, Seismometry, Shipbuilding

Impressive achievements included a device for indicating the direction and force of an earthquake, odometers, the compass, gimbels, intricate differential gears, double action piston bellows, continuous flamethrowers, and rudders, bulkheads, and fore and aft sails to enable a ship to sail against the wind.
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2003 
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26 
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Part 2: Meditation

Dr. Serene demonstrates meditation techniques, focusing on the breath, image, movement and sound, and shows how meditation is an everyday tool for stress management.
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1995 
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25 
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Part 2: Nomad And The City

The nomad and the city are the two poles of Islamic civilization, and the tension between them has always been a feature of its life. The nomads bring fresh and unspoiled energies, and the capacity for renewal. The cities provide stability and continuity, and are the home of the arts, crafts and learning. Scenes of nomadic life feature the Berber, Bedouin and Turkoman peoples, and the Bahktiari of Iran. These are contrasted with two cities - Sanas in Yemen, a beautifully preserved example of the early cities of Arabia, and Fez in Morocco, which with its narrow streets, inward-looking houses, and hundreds of busy craftsmen, typifies the more usual type of Islamic city
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1998 
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25 
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Part 2: Playgrounds

Discusses safety, the rationale of moving parts, and speciual design features for special users such as the deaf or blind. Children try out different equipment, and create their own playground equipment models.
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2004 
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15 
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Part 2: Separating Mixtures

Filtration, Crystallization, Distillation, Sublimation.
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2002 
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12 
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Part 2: Sputnik, Cuba, Vietnam 1957-1968

Covers the launching of Sputnik and its impact on America; the U2 flights and the capture of Gary Powers; the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Berlin Wall, and the gradual development of detente; and the origins and early stages of US involvement in the Indo-China conflict.
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2004 
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30 each 
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Part 2: The Crossroads of Lebanon

Lebanon is a land of stunning beauty and brimming with cultural and historical wealth. Aromas and music waft through the night markets and across the valleys where the Bible's stories unfolded. Near high mountain passes, orchards and walled fortress cities are farmers, fishermen and herdsmen. Baalbec was one of the western world's earliest cities, a bustling port and a testament to the historical importance of this land.
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2001 
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26 
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Part 2: The End of the Cold War

Focuses on heart-warming scenes of family reunions. It outlines the background for the huge ideological breach which has separated North and South Korea for half a century. Are there indications that the ice is finally beginning to melt between the two?
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2002 
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28 
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Part 2: The End of the Dictators

The horrors of the death camps are exposed to the world with prisoners' liberation by the Allies; the loss of human lives in the forced marches, and in the flight in the east from the Russian steamroller is enormous. Political maneuvering among the Big Three began in earnest as they sought to segregate Europe's nationalities; the division of Germany into occupied zones is determined, but the fates of other nations are determined by the momentum of the Soviet's drive to the west.
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2004 
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46 
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Part 2: Wind Energy: The Unseen Force

Of all the renewable energy sources, moving air is the most volatile. Politicians, energy producers, environmentalists and ordinary citizens all have differing views. Huge wind parks have appeared in the United States and around the world. Much depends on the political and social conditions, especially in emerging economies, but wind energy has a great deal of potential.
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2001 
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25 
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Part 2: The Endless Challenge

The Endless Challenge focuses on ancient Persia, a vast empire that stretched across western Asia into Europe and Africa. The blending of cultures in ancient Persia left a number of artifacts that show how prolific writing systems came to be. The program centers on how the century-long task of deciphering these writing systems produced a greater understanding of ancient Persia and its influences long after, even on Western civilizations.
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2005 
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28 
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Part 20 - Dadhu in Paris

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2003 
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13 
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Part 20 - St. Petersburg

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1996 
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13 
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Part 20 - Water

Plant is thirsty and there is no water to be found. The gang has to help and learns about water, its sources and uses in the process.
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Part 20: Don't Eat Your Friends

We keep some animals as pets but eat others. How did this come to be?
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2004 
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12 
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Part 21 - Garbage

When Skeleton litters the classroom with debris, he finds out why it's so important to dispose of our garbage properly.
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Part 21 - Helsinki

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1996 
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13 
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Part 21 - Mio in Japan

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2003 
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13 
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Part 21: Is There a Doctor in the House

Medical attention from the past might prove life-saving or fatal.
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2004 
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12 
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Part 22 - Jason in Los Angeles

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2003 
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13 
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Part 22 - Moscow

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1996 
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13 
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Part 22 - Rodents

Professor Iris explains which animals are rodents. We learn all about these gnawing creatures.
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Part 22: A Taste of Medicine

How does medicine help to heal us?
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2004 
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12 
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Part 23 - Bangkok

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1996 
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13 
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Part 23 - Guy in Israel

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2003 
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13 
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Part 23 - I Love My Planet

Plant and Skeleton go for a rocket ship ride to discover planet earth from afar. It is extrordinary in space, but even nicer to come home.
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Part 23: Oh, Grow Up!

What rules are needed and how flexible should they be?
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2004 
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12 
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Part 24 - Barcelona

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1996 
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13 
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Part 24 - Djordje in Serbia/Montenegro

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2003 
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13 
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Part 24: Going For Gold

For some, winning is all that matters, but it's participation that makes sport fun.
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2004 
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12 
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Part 25 - Evan in Canada

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2003 
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13 
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Part 25 - Hong Kong

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1996 
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13 
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Part 25: Art for Art's Sake

A journey through the history of painting shows the real value of art.
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2004 
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12 
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Part 26 - New York

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1996 
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13 
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Part 26 - Zidane in Mauritania

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2003 
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13 
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Part 26: It's a Small World

Information and knowledge enable the media to make it a small world.
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2004 
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12 
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Part 3

The post World War II period saw the struggle of Middle Eastern peoples to throw off British hegemony in the area. In Iran, Mossadegh nationalized the Iran oilfields, but was forced out of power by the CIA. In Egypt, Nasser took power from the corrupt King Farouk and became the apostle of a new sense of Arab identity. He sought to modernize Egypt, and with powerful American support drove the British and French from their control of the Suez Canal, a turning point which exhilarated the Arab world.
Release
2001 
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52 
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Part 3

Money, Time
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1996 
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20 
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Part 3 - Counting

Professor Iris and the gang find lots of things in the classroom to count. They learn that there are different ways to count things, like on an abacus, or on their fingers.
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Part 3 - Jerusalem

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1996 
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13 
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Part 3 - Mattia in Naples

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2003 
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13 
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Part 3: (1830-1880) Civil War to the End of the Frontier

The issues of slavery and states' rights point to a dark and bloody Civil War; 600,000 Americans will die in conflict; Reconstruction, the impeachment of Andrew Johnson; Indian Wars bring the gradual suppression of the Indians, and the end of the western frontier follows.
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2000 
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25 
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Part 3: A Bit Of Bonding

A basic introduction to electrons and the octet rule and the formulae of alcohols, ethers, amines. aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, and esters; an explanation of the difference between polar and non-polar bonds and how the attachment of polar groups renders non-polar hydrocarbons non-soluble; and a simple look at how substitute groups create other organic families.
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2002 
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15 
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Part 3: Aboriginal Technology, Bangkok Sewers, Microsurgery

ABORIGINAL TECHNOLOGY - Engineering 40,000 years ago. BANGKOK SEWERS - Installing the sewage infrastructure in the middle of a densely populated city, MICROSURGERY - The tools and ergonomical design of instruments for surgeons to operate on our internal organs.
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1998 
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28 
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Part 3: Asian Solutions

Examines the causes of genocide and ethnic conflict in parts of the world with widely differing cultural traditions. The 20 years of bitter ethnic strife in Sri Lanka have taken the lives of 100,000, but young people from both sides work together for tolerance. In Cambodia the survivors of Pol Pot's genocide struggle to create a democratic state -from a nation that was victim of a murderous radical "social engineering project" which killed 2 million men, women, and children.
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2002 
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28 
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Part 3: Astronomy And Chronology

After experiments with sundials, water and candle clocks, the Chinese developed the world's first accurate clock involving an escapement device. Their mathematicians calculated pi; their astronomers recognized the egg yolk shape of the earth and developed an accurate system for measuring the movement of the stars.
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2003 
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26 
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I-S  
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Part 3: Dinosaurs Rule the Earth

What were dinosaurs really like?
Release
2004 
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12 
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Part 3: Drops Of Life - Water Cycle

Searching for rainwater's journey to the ocean, Johan takes a field trip traveling from gutters to drains and then to rivers and oceans.
Release
2005 
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12 
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Part 3: Go For EVA!

What sciences are involved as the astronauts go EVA and venture into the hostile environment of space in a smaller spacecraft, performing many tasks for which they have previously trained in a weightless environment?
Release
2000 
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28 
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Part 3: Headgear

Looks at what we wear on our heads, from racing h elmets to commercial kitchen coverings, and why. Hat designers share the process from conception to final product, and children design and model their own sun hats.
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2004 
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15 
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Part 3: History Of Trade In China

This episode chronicles Chinese trade. In the 15th century, China destroyed its great fleets and began a period of nearly 300 years of isolation. It wasn't until 1760 that trade with Westerners officially was allowed. In the early part of the century, with the rise of communism, the Chinese began to regain control of its international economic relations. China opened up, slowly at first, in the 1950s. Today, China presents an open door to the world, while maintaining full control.
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2000 
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26 
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Part 3: Hydrogen

Preparing Hydrogen, "Popping" Hydrogen. Exploding a Mixture of hydrogen and air. Reacting hydrogen with oxygen and chlorine. Reducing mercury(H) Oxide by Hydrogen.
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2002 
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10 
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Part 3: Man And Nature

This film shows many examples from different parts of the Islamic world of mans cooperation with the forces of nature such as the use of earth as a building material, the large dams built long before anything comparable in Europe, the system of underground canals upon which whole areas depend, the huge water wheels of Syria, counteracting the high temperatures of the Middle East, how ice was supplied right through the summer many centuries ago, and the earliest windmills in the world, still in use.
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1998 
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25 
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Part 3: Marketing Food - The Hard Sell

This program explores the marketing of the snack-sized chocolate cake in the months before and after its release. The program follows the months of boardroom discussions as the marketing team plans and implements its campaign.
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2004 
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15 
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Part 3: Morocco - Jewel of the Maghreb

This episode studies northern Morocco, from Tangiers to Fez to Meknes. The heady presence of a centuries old culture is all-pervasive among some of the finest examples of Islamic architecture. Inhabited by a warm and friendly people, its shores dip into the Mediterranean and its deserts into the Sahara, with a culture embracing European and African influences and a cuisine so refined, it lingers in the memory forever.
Release
2001 
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26 
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Part 3: Movement

Conditions such as backaches, tennis elbow, arthritis, breathing disorders, pinched nerves, sciatica, swayback and stress-related disorders can all be treated with movement therapies using the Alexander Technique.
Release
1995 
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25 
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Part 3: Mozart

The opening movement of Mozart's beloved A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC is march-like in nature. It is light and charming like the DIVERTIMENTI, pleasant works designed to entertain. The RONDO ALLA TURCA was originally the last movement of a piano sonata; it is an airy tune in the style that Mozart's Vienna liked to refer to as "Turkish." The V SONATA IN C is here performed by flute with string accompaniment. The "Rondo" from A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC repeats its opening phrase on many different steps of the scale, and bounces along to a vibrant conclusion. The EXSULTATE is the finale of Mozart's 1773 cantata, where its bright hue makes it a perfect contrast with all the expressive music that precedes it; it is marked to be played "presto."
Release
1998 
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28 
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Part 3: Nuclear Energy: The Power of the Atom

Nuclear fission was discovered in 1938, demonstrating that untold quantities of energy are locked inside the atom. Its potential was first tapped by the military, and then the civilian sector. The new technology inspired high-flying visions as the world's major powers developed nuclear power plants. But the problems of safely disposing of nuclear waste remain unsolved. There are different views of the future of nuclear power.
Release
2001 
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25 
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S-C  
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Part 3: Perils Of Pollution

The issue of balance between Mother Nature and all living things; and what happens to that balance when man begins to intervene in nature's environments that depend on fresh water. How do species survive in the Nabib Desert in South Africa and at Glen Canyon in the USA.
Release
2001 
Minutes
52 
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C  
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Part 3: The Fires Below

Whatever is inside the earth is very hot. The trail of clues leads to the model of a metallic core surrounded by a rocky mantle. Huge, slow convection currents rise up, often resulting in earthquakes and volcanoes.
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2004 
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15 
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I-S  
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Part 3: Victory in Europe

Millions died of starvation and other effects of the war. The broken promises and implicit threats between the Big Three created an arena for the confrontation of the two new superpowers as exhausted Britain lost its preeminence. Britain repudiated Churchill's dreams of restored imperial grandeur, and the USSR and the US went in twelve months from being allies to enemies.
Release
2004 
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47 
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S,C  
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Part 3: Vietnam, Nixon, Carter 1968-1979

Follows the US struggle to reach a consensus concerning American involvement in Vietnam, the efforts of Kissinger and Nixon, and the presidency of Carter, and the heightened conflict in Third World countries.
Release
2004 
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30 
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C,S  
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Part 3: Winds of Change and Chador

Islamic societies are generally known for their restrictions on women's rights and freedoms; for example, polygamy, honor killings and the enforcement of wearing the Hijab and Chador. Since all cultural traits are created because of social needs in the region, is it right for outsiders to judge this practice? How do people currently living in the region accept these customs? What do today's Islamic women think of these traditions? What is the image of Islamic women in this ever-changing world?
Release
2007 
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48 
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S-C  
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DVD  

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Part 3: The Revolution Of Alphabets

Describes dramatic change brought about by the evolution of writing from simple letters to entire alphabetic systems. This program both examines the reasons the alphabets were developed, and traces how the use of alphabets spread around the world, changing the cultures they touched. Letters of a sphinx discovered on the Sinai Peninsula in 1905 reveal how the characters found there were in a very different style from earlier forms of writing and suggest the beginning of an alphabet.
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2005 
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28 
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S,C  
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Part 4

The late 1950s and 1960s saw the Israeli succeeding in annexing large portions of Biblical Israel, and bringing to justice the Nazi murderer Adolf Eichmann. It was a young and vibrant nation-state, which lived in the constant shadow of war. France fought in Algeria to retain its colony there; a bitter and bloody conflict lasted for more than a decade before de Gaulle withdrew French troops and Algeria gained its independence. Oman struggled for 10 years before driving out the British. Nasser died in 1970 and was succeeded by Sadat.
Release
2001 
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52 
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S,C  
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Part 4

Measurement, Counting
Release
1996 
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13 
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P-I  
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Part 4 - Djedan in South Africa

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2003 
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13 
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E-I  
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Part 4 - The Seasons

Spring, summer, autumn, and winter; the characteristics of each season, and some of the fun things we cn do during each one.
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15 
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Part 4 - Yogyakarta

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1996 
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13 
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E,I  
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Part 4: (1880-1930) The Robber Barons to the Roaring Twenties

The robber barons, the muckrakers, Teddy Roosevelt, the Spanish-American War; World War I costs America 100,000 lives; Versailles sets the stage for World War II; Ford and Lindbergh emerge as superheroes, and the Roaring Twenties are marked by Prohibition.
Release
2000 
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24 
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I-S  
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Part 4: A Price To Pay

The nature and politics of water transportation affect a growing number of people and enterprises around the world who depend on the reliable delivery of water. In Africa, the ritual of water transportation is at the very core of life for the pastoral people who roam the Rift Valley - the Massai.
Release
2001 
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52 
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C  
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Part 4: All Systems Go

Biology and medical science meet as scientists determine what happens to a human body as it moves from the gravity of the earth to the microgravity of space, as bones, blood and nervous system react to long term spaceflight.
Release
2000 
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28 
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I-S  
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Part 4: Bags

How do well-designed carrying bags make bearing burdens easier? This episode features a visit to a plastic bag factory, as well as children designing and making their own bags for specific purposes.
Release
2004 
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15 
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P-E  
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Part 4: Commerce And Daily Life

This episode examines how a secular belief system could have been responsible for unifying and stabilizing a vast and ancient nation.
Release
2000 
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26 
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S,C  
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DVD  

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Part 4: Death of the Dinosaurs

Why did the dinosaurs die out?
Release
2004 
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12 
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E-I  
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Part 4: Fez, Scent of Medieval Islam

During the Middle Ages, Fez, once the crown jewel of Moroccan civilization, was the core of Islamic Culture and education. At the Mosquee Qaraouiyne University some of the great scientists, mathematicians and mullahs studied and subsequently awakened Europe out of the darkness of the middle ages with their discoveries and inventions. Today, Fez is a bustling city with roads so narrow that donkeys are the only method of transportation.
Release
2007 
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48 
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S-C  
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DVD  

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Part 4: Food Catering - At Your Service

How do you cater for thousands of people at an outdoor event while maintaining high food quality and safety standards? A catering company prepares to feed a large crowd attending a major sporting event.
Release
2004 
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15 
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S,C  
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Part 4: Guided By Lights - Natural And Artificial Lights

A blackout in Johan's house starts a search to find a natural source of light that is the brightest, and also completely free.
Release
2005 
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12 
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P-E  
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Part 4: Homeopathy

We look at the discovery and history of homeopathy. <br><br> In France, homeopathy is part of the undergraduate medical curriculum. In the United Kingdom, homeopathic medicine has been available through the National Health Services since 1948.
Release
1995 
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25 
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S,G  
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Part 4: Hydroelectric Power: The Eternal Cycle

This method of energy production can pose a mortal danger to river fauna. Major reservoir projects can mean the devastation of vast stretches of countryside and forced resettlement. But the hydroelectric power is still often seen as the best solution, especially in the emerging countries of Asia, Africa and South America.
Release
2001 
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25 
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S-C  
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DVD  

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Part 4: Improving On Nature

Organic chemistry goes industrial with William Perkin exploring carbon's tetrahedral bonds and the discovery of chirality. This video looks at the concept of atoms as 3D objects and 3D structural diagrams and models. There is also a brief look at various synthetic organic compounds developed from natural ones, both achievements and difficulties.
Release
2002 
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15 
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I-S  
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DVD  

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Part 4: Land Warrior, Space Junk, Solar House

LAND WARRIOR - The soldier of the future. SPACE JUNK - Keeping track of the 84,000 pieces of space junk traveling at speeds of up to 11,000 mph. SOLAR HOUSE - An environmentally friendly house deep in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.
Release
1999 
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28 
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S-C  
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Part 4: Languedoc, France - The Cradle of My Being

Languedoc in southwestern France is a little known land of spectacularly savage beauty and of jealously guarded traditions and its own language. Mountain streams, forests and glorious fishing villages provide a bountiful and hearty culinary experience.
Release
2001 
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26 
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I-C  
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Part 4: Oxygen

Preparing and Testing for Oxygen. Properties of Oxygen, Reacting with Iron. Reacting Carbon with Oxygen. Properties of Hydrogen Peroxide.
Release
2002 
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13 
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S-C  
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Part 4: Printmaking, Armaments and Rocketry, Government

Chinese inventions and discoveries include gunpowder, bombs, shrapnel, underground and sea mines, aerial bombs and muskets (fire lances), rockets, cannon, immunization, paper, printing with movable type, modem books and bookstores, civil service exams and playing cards.
Release
2003 
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26 
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I-S  
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Part 4: Pushing And Shoving

Volcanoes and earthquakes are only part of a bigger picture. Tectonic forces also push continents around and cause mountains to be uplifted. The crust recycles itself. The lighter rocks of the continents float on the heavier rocks of the mantle.
Release
2004 
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15 
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I-S  
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Part 4: Reagan to Present 1979-Present

The concluding portion presents the Soviet fiasco in Afghanistan, the unprecedented peacetime US armaments build up under Reagan, "Star Wars," the reforms of Gorbachev, the collapse of the Soviet bloc, (and the USSR) and the terrorism which confronts the US today.
Release
2004 
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30 
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C,S  
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Part 4: Rimsky-Korsakov, Strauss, Beethoven, Daquin, Saint Saens, Debussy

THE FLIGHT OF THE BUMBLEBEE - (Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov 1844-l9O8) was originally a solo violin piece, but has since been transcribed for all kinds of instruments. ON THE BEAUTIFUL BLUE DANUBE -(Johann Strauss II 1825-1899) was originally written for chorus and orchestra. FUR ELISE (Ludwig van Beethoven 1770-1827) is Beethoven's most famous bagatelle; it may have been written for a lady with whom he was in love, but could not marry. THE CUCKOO - (Claude Daquin 1694-1772) was probably originally a harpsichord piece. THE SWAN - (Camille Saint Saens 1835-1921) comes from a collection of works for piano and orchestra entitled "Carnival of the Animals"; it was originally a cello solo. CLAIR DE LUNE - (Claude Debussy 1862-1918) comes from a collection of piano pieces that occupied the composer for 15 years; he used 17th century clavecin music as a model for this and other early works.
Release
1998 
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26 
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G  
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Part 4: The Pattern Of Beauty

This film concentrates on the arts of architecture and abstract decoration, and shows how, from an Islamic point of view, these are approached and understood. Other sequences show the arts of calligraphy and painting, and the film ends with the art of three great cultures which flourished three centuries ago. Saffavid Iran, Ottoman Turkey, and Mughal India all produced magnificent buildings which in widely differing ways are profoundly Islamic.
Release
1998 
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25 
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S,C  
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Part 4: The Tribal Instinct

Deals with the legacy of Serbian "ethnic cleansing" in the Balkans, an area where peace seems possible only when imposed by an outside power. There are thousands of scores to settle, atrocities to be avenged, and deep religious divisions between Orthodox, Catholic, and Muslims to overcome. The same savage tribal instinct manifested itself in Rwanda in the 1990s as the Hutu massacred Tutsi and over a million died. Yet amid the ruins of a once hopeful nation tentative steps are being made towards healing and preventing a recurrence of such dark forces.
Release
2002 
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28 
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S,C  
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VHS  

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Part 4: The War in the Pacific

The American embargo of supplies led Japan to attack Pearl Harbor. No hesitation marked the decision to utilize the newly-developed atomic bomb on Japan. Experts deemed that it was the quickest way to get the Japanese to surrender. When the war was won in South East Asia and the Pacific, the US was forced to utilize British troops to restore order. They in turn used Japanese forces to quell growing calls for nationalism in the region; this combustible mixture led to the Korean, Vietnam and Cambodian wars.
Release
2004 
Minutes
45 
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S,C  
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Part 5

Addition & Subtraction, Calendar
Release
1996 
Minutes
14 
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P-I  
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Part 5

Israel gained additional land but multiplied its problems with the addition of a million Palestinian Arabs after the Six Day War of 1967. The Palestinian Liberation Organization under Arafat sought recognition and independence from Israel. Muslim fundamentalists assassinated Egypts Sadat. Iran threw out its hated shah and became an authoritarian fundamentalist Muslim state under the Ayatollah Khomeini. Hussein's Iraq initiated a 10 year war with Iran, and later invaded Kuwait; the Gulf War followed. Hatreds and rivalries continue to darken the Middle East today.
Release
2001 
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52 
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S,C  
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Part 5 - Johannesburg

Release
1996 
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13 
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E,I  
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Part 5 - Niels in Greenland

Release
2003 
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13 
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E-I  
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Part 5 - The Wind

Professor Iris comes blowing into class to announce the subject of the lesson. We learn that wind can be anything from a breeze to a tornado, and that sometimes it can carry away very important papers!
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15 
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Part 5: (1930-1990) Great Depression to Superpower

In the final segment, the Great Depression marks the 1930s; Pearl Harbor plunges America into the deadliest war in history; the nation's search for stability is threatened by conflicts in Korea, Vietnam, and the Middle East; the Cold War sees the emergence of McCarthy, Khrushchev, Kennedy, and Neil Armstrong lands on the moon. The program concludes by reminding us that America is the land of h opes and opportunities.
Release
2000 
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25 
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I-S  
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Part 5: Aircraft Safety, World Trade Center Bombing, Crash Test Dummies

AIRCRAFT SAFETY - Keeping planes up in the air and safe. WORLD TRADE CENTER BOMBING - Why the WTC didn't collapse in 1994 when a terrorist bomb ripped through it. CRASH TEST DUMMIES - They stand in for you and me when testing a vehicle's safety.
Release
1999 
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28 
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S-C  
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Part 5: Andalucia (Spain) - A Green Heaven on Earth

Located in the southwest of Spain, Andalucia is a land of stunning beauty and of unparalleled historical interest. Its people are warm and friendly and have witnessed Moorish invaders come and go, leaving behind countless testaments to their artistic and architectural brilliance.
Release
2001 
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26 
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I-C  
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Part 5: Assignment: Spacelab!

This segment emphasizes the importance of careful planning in scientific research, whether on earth or above it, as the STS-40 crew records the effects of spaceflight on the body. A practical demonstration of the knowledge gained is shown in the use of a new type of spaceflight trainer to prevent motion sickness in space.
Release
1999 
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28 
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I-S  
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Part 5: Biomass: The Strategy of Renewability

"Biomass" might be called "solidified solar energy." Tremendous amounts of vegetable material with concentrated reservoirs of energy locked inside are manufactured by that greatest of dynamos, the sun. Energy can be effectively extracted from vegetable materials using a wide variety of methods, all highly efficient and all friendly to the environment. This self-regenerating resource is an ideal example of the harmonization of economy and ecology.
Release
2001 
Minutes
25 
Grade Level
S-C  
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DVD  

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Part 5: Carbon Dioxide

Carbon Dioxide and Carbonic Acid. Formation of Calcium Carbonate. Carbon dioxide extinguishing a flame.
Release
2002 
Minutes
15 
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S-C  
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VHS  

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Part 5: Globalization

Examines a phenomenon that truly characterizes our time. The rapid expansion of the international market place and the power of those who control it is perceived to be the principal reason why the gap between the rich and the poor is increasing, not diminishing. This viewpoint was also expressed by the thousands who demonstrated against the WTO in Seattle and Prague. On the other hand, some view globalization as being the only way for prosperity to spread to developing countries.
Release
2002 
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28 
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S,C  
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Part 5: History of Invention & Discovery

This episode examines how the Chinese found creative and novel solutions to many kinds of practical problems. It also looks at what stifled Chinese genius at precisely the time that the West was beginning to catch up.
Release
2000 
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26 
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S,C  
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Part 5: Knowledge Of The World

"Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave" is a famous injunction of Mohammed. Islam has always valued the use of reason, and it formed the bridge that links the knowledge of Greece to that of the present day. Many of the ideas and institutions now taken for granted came to Europe from the Islamic world - the large and beautiful colleges which led to probably the oldest universities in the world, like Al Ahzal in Cairo. The observatory and hospital also passed from Islam to Europe. Islam's contribution to medicine was particularly great.
Release
1998 
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25 
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S,C  
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Part 5: Light of Allah Shining Throughout Europe, Andalucia

In 711 A.D. the Moroccan Islamic army crossed the strait of Gibraltar and reached Tarifa, a port at the edge of the European continent, and began a rule of more than 800 years. Those years of Islamic rule left unique traces of its culture in the Andalusia region of Spain. Now, Southern Spain has a complex history having absorbed the influences from not only Islam but from the Romans and Christianity. Cordoba became a symbolic city mixing the various influences and now has a culture unique to Spain. Does that cultural development continue today?
Release
2007 
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48 
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S-C  
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DVD  

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Part 5: Magnetic Therapy

Magnetic diagnostic equiptment is used in every major hospital around the world, including Magnetic Resonance Imaging and other high-tech, widely accepted practices. Magnetic Therapy is available as a non-invasive, safe treatment for a range of conditions.
Release
1995 
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25 
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S,G  
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Part 5: Polymers And Plastics

Shows how carbon's structure allows it to be the backbone for macro molecules, and why starch and not cellulose is digestible by humans. Further sections show the extreme non-organic case of diamonds and the discovery of nitrocellulose and its importance; give the definitions of thermoplastics, thermosets, and glass transition temperature; and look at celluloid, bakelite, and nylon.
Release
2002 
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15 
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I-S  
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DVD  

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Part 5: The Future Takes Shape

America was now the richest nation in the world; Britain was victorious, but bankrupt; the Soviet Union had been devastated but was ideologically strong and committed to the victory of its brand of communism. The cooperation of the war years and the hopes of its continuation faded and Europe faced years of extreme hardship. The forces that were to shape international politics for the next fifty years emerged in 1945.
Release
2004 
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45 
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S,C  
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Part 5: Through Rain And Snow - Evaporation/condensation

Johan learns the different states of water evaporation when it changes to steam; condensation occurs when steam changes to water; and snow becomes the frozen state of water.
Release
2005 
Minutes
12 
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P-E  
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DVD and VHS  

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Part 5: Thumbs Make You Thumbody

A journey through time to find out when our ancestors developed thumbs.
Release
2004 
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12 
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E-I  
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Part 5: Toys

What special considerations are entailed in designing toys for a baby, for an impaired child, or for children with special needs? How can computer technology be utilized? Children create their own toys in scenes not unlike the Wacky Races.
Release
2004 
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15 
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P-E  
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Part 5: Water, War And Peace

This episode is a close look at why three immense river systems like the Nile in Egypt, the Amu Darya and Syr Darya in Central Asia were dammed. This episode explores the role that water plays in world crises; yesterday, today, and most certainly in the future, when m ore people might be driven to war over water. However, water is also imaginable as a stake for peace negotiations. The negotiations over the water rights are still tense. In the Middle East, disputes over water are as old as the stones of Biblical times.
Release
2001 
Minutes
52 
Grade Level
C  
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Part 5: Wear And Tear

The forces of sun, wind and water have changed the face of the earth just as much as tectonics. Weathering and erosion are driven by gravity, flattening the landscape. They create soil. Deposition starts the process of forming sedimentary rock.
Release
2004 
Minutes
15 
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I-S  
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Part 6

Sums to 18, Odd & Even
Release
1996 
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18 
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P-I  
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Part 6 - Amsterdam

Release
1996 
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13 
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E,I  
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Part 6 - Ancil in India

Release
2003 
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13 
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E-I  
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Part 6 - Light

Without light, we wouldn't be able to see where we are going. We learn about different places light comes from and how it brightens our lives.
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15 
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Part 6: A Fishy Day - How Fish Breathe (Gills)

Johan makes new discoveries about fish. Not every fish breathes the same way. He learns what gills are and how they work.
Release
2005 
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12 
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P-E  
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Part 6: Atmosphere Below

Oceanography, climatology, and meteorology come into play as this segment explores the phenomena of global warming, the hole in the ozone layer, and El Nino in the earth's atmosphere. Research that scientists are conducting in space helps them understand the atmospheric mutations earth is experiencing.
Release
2000 
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28 
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I-S  
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Part 6: Food Containers

Looks at food containers, what they contain, and why they are different. Food production and packaging plants show how they protect consumers. Children design and make cookie containers for school fundraising.
Release
2004 
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15 
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P-E  
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Part 6: Human Aggression

Confronts the most fundamental question of all: What is the true nature of man. At one time or another, every society has glorified conflict. Does this mean that the human species is violent by nature in some deep sense that will never change? Or is it possible to claim that we are gradually moving towards that distant horizon, where better people will create a better world?
Release
2002 
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28 
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S,C  
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VHS  

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Part 6: Metals I

Reacting Metals with Hydrochloric Acid. Reacting Metals with Nitric Acid. Displacing Metals from Salts.
Release
2002 
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11 
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S-C  
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Part 6: Nice Legs!

Why are two legs better than four? Go back to when man first walked upright.
Release
2004 
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12 
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E-I  
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Part 6: Oaxaca (Mexico) - The Land of the Seven Sauces

Oaxaca is a vibrant land on the Pacific coast of southern Mexico. Its highlands are shrouded in mythology and reigned over by the breathtaking ruins of Monte Alban. It was the capital of the highly advanced Mixotec civilization, destroyed in a few years by Cortez and his conquistadors. .
Release
2001 
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26 
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I-C  
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Part 6: Rock Recipes

Rocks are complicated collections of mineral particles. Four silicate mineral groups make up 90% of the crustal rocks: mafic minerals, quartzes, feldspars, and micas. Rocks come in three basic varieties: ingenous, sedimentary, and metamophic. These are the ingredients of the rock cycle.
Release
2004 
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15 
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I-S  
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Part 6: Secrets of the Chinese Economy

This program looks at how the merchant class rose to become one of the most important in the empire.
Release
2000 
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26 
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S,C  
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VHS  

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Part 6: Solar Energy: An Inexhaustible Resource

The revolution of solar energy failed to materialize by the end of the millennium. But the pioneers are thinking ahead and blazing a trail for the world to follow. But it's only the beginning of a long, long road from short-sighted, fast-food energy consumption to a solar world energy order.
Release
2001 
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25 
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S-C  
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Part 6: Taronga Zoo, Yangtzee Dam, Dummy Patient

TARONGA ZOO - Water recycling system for animals. YANGTZE DAM - The world's largest and most controversial dam ever proposed. DUMMY PATIENT - A dummy used by medical students for training.
Release
1999 
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28 
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S-C  
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Part 6: The Endless Search

With improved water management, water conservation campaigns and revolutionary techniques of water use, we can reduce the poential consequences of its scarcity. Technical innovations that create a stable production of fresh water out of seawater, brackish water and even wastewater are needed. New technologies are being developed that may one day help us preserve water both in space and on earth.
Release
2001 
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52 
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C  
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Part 6: The Inner Life

The inner life of Islam is the mystical path known as Sufiism, and it has played a major role in the civilization. A majority of the poets of the Islamic world, and a great many of the finest musicians, architects and even scientists, have been Sufis, or strongly influenced by Sufism. This film includes a beautiful Persian garden of the 17th century, a symbol of the inner life; the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem, the site of Mohammeds mystical "Night Journey"; and examples of Sufi practice in Egypt, Morocco and Iran. It ends in India, where the anniversary of one of the great Sufi saints of the past is celebrated with passionate devotional songs and music which can lift the audience into states of ecstasy
Release
1998 
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25 
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S,C  
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Part 6: This Petrochemical World

Refining processes, distillation, cracking and reforming; the huge reliance on petrochemicals not only for fuels but also for a multitude of compounds from plastics to insecticides; an introduction to oil, its origins and products, and octane numbers; the problems of the scale of use, "Silent Spring" and plastic pollution; and chemistry as it faces environmental and ethical considerations.
Release
2002 
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15 
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I-S  
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Part 7

Subtraction Facts, Place Value
Release
1996 
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17 
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P-I  
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Part 7 - Arttu in Finland

Release
2003 
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13 
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E-I  
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Part 7 - I Love To Give

What better gift to offer one's classmates than friendship! Kiwi is going home today and she leaves behind a happy trail of memories. The other students decide to make some beautiful going-away presents for her.
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Part 7 - Mexico City

Release
1996 
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13 
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E,I  
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Part 7: Boats

Considers how boats float and the role of streamlining, shape and building materials. Children design and race their own model sailboats.
Release
2004 
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15 
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P-E  
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Part 7: Challenger Disaster, Pyramids, Telemedicine

CHALLENGER DISASTER - The forensic engineering following the Challenger disaster. PYRAMIDS -Exploring the interior of the great pyramids of Gaza. TELEMEDICINE - Remote surgery for soldiers on the battlefield
Release
1999 
Minutes
28 
Grade Level
S-C  
Format
DVD and VHS  

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Part 7: China at the Crossroads

This episode examines the rapid growth of China's recent prosperity, and evaluates the long-term risk for China and the world if the great environmental, demographic, and political pressures that are growing alongside China's expanding economy explode.
Release
2000 
Minutes
26 
Grade Level
S,C  
Format
VHS  

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Part 7: Energy For The Future: The Grand Vision

The rise in the number and severity of weather phenomena and natural disasters over the past years furnishes ominous proof that the earth's climate is changing. The global demand for energy is mushrooming. Fossil fuels, the primary cause of the climate changes, will no longer be the leading sources of energy production. Earth-shaking visions and endeavors are needed to rethink, redefine and reshape the use of energy and its sources for the future. The choice of an energy source - solar, wind, biomass, nuclear or hydroelectric - is of prime importance. Crucial to the world climate will be how quickly ways to use the energy of the sun can be developed. This is the ultimate source of all forms of commercially viable energy on earth and an inexhaustible one.
Release
2001 
Minutes
25 
Grade Level
S-C  
Format
DVD and VHS  

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Part 7: Finding Treasure in Living Color - Primary Colors/Camouflage

Camouflage is an art Johan will need to master while finding treasures in primary living colors.
Release
2005 
Minutes
12 
Grade Level
P-E  
Format
DVD  

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Part 7: Geography from Space

How does the earth appear when viewed from space? Photography makes a contribution as it records the history of changes to our planet; wind shears for example are studied from specially designed planes.
Release
2000 
Minutes
28 
Grade Level
I-S  
Format
DVD and VHS  

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Part 7: Hanoi and the Red River Plain (Vietnam)

The Red River in northern Vietnam meanders through stunning scenery and eternal rice paddies before emptying into the fish-rich Gulf of Tonkin. Poverty, pride, Marxism, Confucianism and Buddhism have spread their influence and strengthened the resolve of this strong and self- sufficient people.
Release
2001 
Minutes
26 
Grade Level
I-C  
Format
DVD and VHS  

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Part 7: Metals 2

Reacting Sodium with Water. Reacting Potassium with Water. Combustion of Magnesium and Formation of Magnesium Hydroxide. The Thermite Reaction.
Release
2002 
Minutes
14 
Grade Level
S-C  
Format
DVD and VHS  

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Part 7: Out of Africa

How did people spread out into the far corners of the earth? By adapting to nature or overcoming it?
Release
2004 
Minutes
12 
Grade Level
E-I  
Format
DVD and VHS  

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Part 7: Proteins

Describes how protein is intimately involved in life processes, and how proteins function as hormones; looks at the discovery of amino acids, their family formula, and polymerization of them; takes a look at peptides, denaturing albumin, and the levels of protein structure; and shows the lock and key model of enzyme action with an introduction to enzymes themselves.
Release
2002 
Minutes
15 
Grade Level
I-S  
Format
DVD  

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Part 7: Who Needs Geology?

Not only are our cities and almost every product we use derived from the ground, so is almost all our energy. Yet minerals and petroleum products are only the start. Every culture has wondered about the origin and nature of the earth, and geology offers a rich and cautionary explanation.
Release
2004 
Minutes
15 
Grade Level
I-S  
Format
DVD and VHS  

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Part 8

2 & 3 Digit Addition, 2 & 3 Digit Subtraction
Release
1996 
Minutes
22 
Grade Level
P-I  
Format
DVD and VHS  

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Part 8 - Nairobi

Release
1996 
Minutes
13 
Grade Level
E,I  
Format
DVD and VHS  

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Part 8 - Rory in London

10 year old Rory adores taxis, of which there are 30,000 in London. Cars, bicycles, and the Underground are also used to get around. Rory, who loves to skateboard, and his family walk across the Millenium bridge and take a boat tour of the great city. They return home on a double decker bus.
Release
2003 
Minutes
13 
Grade Level
E-I  
Format
DVD and VHS  

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Part 8 - The Newcomer

Today is a day like no other. A new student is joining Professor Iris' class. Her name is Kiwi and she is Ms. Principal's niece. After a shaky start, Kiwi enchants the other students and becomes their best friend.
Release
 
Minutes
15 
Grade Level
P-E  
Format
DVD and VHS  

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Part 8: Helicopters, Helium3, East Spa

HELICOPTERS - The story of helicopter engineering. HELIUM 3 - A proposal to mine the moon for a potential energy source. EAST SPA - A remote device to extract the gas reserves on the North West Shelf in Washington.
Release
1999 
Minutes
28 
Grade Level
S-C  
Format
DVD and VHS  

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Part 8: History Of Manufacturing

This episode reveals how China's traditional domestic industry met the international demand, and how Chinese industry was able to organize itself on a scale not seen in the West until the 18th century.
Release
2000 
Minutes
26 
Grade Level
S,C  
Format
VHS  

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Part 8: Kent and the South East - Garden of England

This is a land of rolling hills, white cliffs, shimmering meadows and medieval castles, famous for its history.
Release
2001 
Minutes
26 
Grade Level
I-C  
Format
DVD and VHS  

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Part 8: Moved To Fly - Different Birds

With each exploration Johan realizes some fun facts about birds; not every bird can fly! Johan must find a very unique type of bird that flies but not in the air.
Release
2005 
Minutes
12 
Grade Level
P-E  
Format
DVD  

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Part 8: Musical Instruments

What is involved in designing instruments to create the particular sounds of each musical family? Children demonstrate how careful design and imagination can create instruments worthy of performance.
Release
2004 
Minutes
15 
Grade Level
P-E  
Format
DVD and VHS  

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Part 8: Non-metals

Halogens. Halogens as Oxidizing Agents. Reacting Bromine with Potassium. Detecting Halides. Combustion of Sulfer and Formation of Sulfuric (IV) Acid. Phosphorus and its Properties. Self-ignition of White Phosphorus.
Release
2002 
Minutes
21 
Grade Level
S-C  
Format
DVD and VHS  

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Part 8: Talk, Talk, Talk

The world's most comprehensive language-lesson.
Release
2004 
Minutes
12 
Grade Level
E-I  
Format
DVD and VHS  

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Part 8: Voyage Of Endeavor

This episode compares the 1768 voyage of the sailing ship "Endeavor" under Captain James Cook with the 1992 maiden voyage of the space shuttle "Endeavor" as it considers how exploration then and now is inherent in man, and how the knowledge gained contributes to mankind. For example, a robotic explorer named Dante explores an Antarctic volcano and contributes to the future exploration of Mars.
Release
2000 
Minutes
28 
Grade Level
I-S  
Format
DVD and VHS  

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Part 9

Understanding Multiplication - 2 & 5 as Factors, 9, 1, & 0 as Factors, 3 & 4 as Factors
Release
1996 
Minutes
40 
Grade Level
P-I  
Format
DVD and VHS  

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Part 9 - San Francisco

Release
1996 
Minutes
13 
Grade Level
E,I  
Format
DVD and VHS  

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Part 9 - Valentine in Chile

Release
2003 
Minutes
13 
Grade Level
E-I  
Format
DVD and VHS  

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Part 9 - Why Do We Eat

Everyone needs to eat - animals, people, even plants! We talk about some of the things we eat and how they help us stay healthy and strong.
Release
 
Minutes
15 
Grade Level
P-E  
Format
DVD and VHS  

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Part 9: China Institutionalizes Itself

Is Confucianism - the moral system at the root of Chinese civilization - a religion or a philosophy? This episode seeks to answer that question, while explaining the basics of the code and examining how it has survived centuries of foreign religious influences and competing domestic ideologies.
Release
2000 
Minutes
26 
Grade Level
S,C  
Format
VHS  

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Part 9: Forces And Motion - Dynamics of the Tethered Satellites

What do water-skiing and the physics of spaceflight have in common? How is electricity generated simply by two objects moving through space? How does NASA conduct investigations into experiments when things go wrong? What physics are involved in the tethered satellite system? This segment demonstrates the interactions of many scientific disciplines in experiments and problem-solving processes.
Release
2000 
Minutes
28 
Grade Level
I-S  
Format
DVD and VHS  

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Part 9: How To Order A Pizza

Were old methods of communication just as efficient? Imagine how they actually worked.
Release
2004 
Minutes
12 
Grade Level
E-I  
Format
DVD and VHS  

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Part 9: Robots, Theme Park Robots, TWA 800

ROBOTS - Has engineering gone too far? Are robots able to take over the world? THEME PARK ROBOTS -Robots for entertainment. TWA 800 - Forensic engineering following the mid-air explosion of flight TWA flight 800.
Release
1999 
Minutes
28 
Grade Level
S-C  
Format
DVD and VHS  

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Part 9: Salts

Neutralizing Neutral, Alkaline, and Acidic Solutions. Preparing Zinc Sulfide. Preparing Sodium Chloride. Formation of Ammonium Chloride.
Release
2002 
Minutes
13 
Grade Level
S-C  
Format
DVD and VHS  

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Part 9: Thailand - Land of Smiles

Hill tribes cling to their tradition in a land of forests, streams and paddy fields. Rice paddies provide the staple food, accompanied by vegetables, fruit and meat.
Release
2001 
Minutes
26 
Grade Level
I-C  
Format
DVD and VHS  

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Part 9: Way Over The Rainbow - Rainbows/Refraction/Prisms

Hunting for rainbows turns out to be more than just sit and wait. Instead, Johan decides to make a colorful rainbow with garden sprinklers.
Release
2005 
Minutes
12 
Grade Level
P-E  
Format
DVD  

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Part 9: Worm Farms

One of nature's perfect ecosystems is revealed as children determine which kind of container to use and how to collect the rich liquid fertilizer; they also visit a commercial worm farm to see how it's done on a grand scale.
Release
2004 
Minutes
15 
Grade Level
P-E  
Format
DVD and VHS  

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Pasta

Whether it is American spaghetti and meatballs, or authentic tortellini from Bologna, we're in love with pasta. From ancient Persia to Manhattan, pasta has journeyed into our diets for both special occasions and everyday fare. Is it a passing fling or is this relationship for keeps?
Release
2000 
Minutes
23 
Grade Level
S-C  
Format
DVD and VHS  

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Patent On Life

The process of genetic engineering is becoming more sophisticated, and inventors of new plants, drugs and life-forms are now attempting to patent their creations. Its supporters claim the bio-tech revolution will bring untold benefits; its critics find the possible environmental, economic and ethical consequences profoundly disturbing. If a directive currently going through the European Parliament is passes it is feared that patents could lead to large multinational corporations owning the world's crops.
Release
1995 
Minutes
38 
Grade Level
S-C  
Format
DVD and VHS  

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Paul Cezanne

Of all the major Impressionists, Paul Cezanne (1839-1906) is the man who pushed Impressionism towards a totally new way of representing the world, one which shattered the artistic conventions of five centuries and more.
Release
1999 
Minutes
30 
Grade Level
I-S  
Format
DVD and VHS  

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Paul Gauguin

Paul Gauguin's life (1848-1903) was as colorful as his painting, a rich and varied melting pot of different styles, ideas and cultures.
Release
1999 
Minutes
30 
Grade Level
I-S  
Format
DVD and VHS  

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Paul Robeson

By 1940 Paul Robeson was the most recognized African-American in the world. Key events of his life, politics and career are presented. Robeson used his international acclaim to focus world-wide attention on racial injustices suffered by African-Americans in the 1930s, 40s and 50s. <br><br> By 1950, Robeson's battle for freedom cost him his career. Footage of the legendary entertainer discussing his views, along with clips of his memorable Hollywood movie career are presented. A Morehouse College historian analyses Robeson's impact, and the turbulent times he lived in.
Release
1995 
Minutes
29 
Grade Level
S-C  
Format
DVD and VHS  

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Paxti And Basque- Handball- France

Paxtis family lives in the Basque country of France where his family raises goats for milk. He plays Basque handball, a very ancient sport that he likes to play barehanded.
Release
1998 
Minutes
13 
Grade Level
E,I  
Format
DVD  

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Peace And Conflict Resolution: A Six Part Series

On 11 September 2001 the world stood still, aghast at the horrendous pictures of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Henceforth the global arena will never be the same. This devastating event has aroused heightened interest in peace issues. Is it really possible to achieve lasting peace?
Release
2002 
Minutes
6x28 
Grade Level
S,C  
Format
VHS  

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Peer Pressure

My friends are doing it so it must be the right thinng to do.
Release
1997 
Minutes
20 
Grade Level
I-S  
Format
DVD and VHS  

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Percy Bysshe Shelley

Looks at influences on Shelley's work, including his interest in the supernatural, the French Revolution, and his friendships with Byron and Leigh Hunt.
Release
 
Minutes
30 
Grade Level
S,C  
Format
DVD  

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Philippe And Freestyle Biking- Germany

Since freestyle involves doing jumps and stunts, it sometimes can be dangerous. Thirteen may be too young to do freestyle well, but Philippe loves to practice anyway.
Release
1998 
Minutes
13 
Grade Level
E,I  
Format
DVD  

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Pierre-Auguste Renoir

The work of Pierre August Renoir (1841-1919) is the most sensual and carefree of all the Impressionists.
Release
1999 
Minutes
30 
Grade Level
I-S  
Format
DVD and VHS  

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Pilgrimage

Hundreds of thousands of devout Hindus make the grueling journey from the hot, dusty plains of the Indian sub-continent to the terrifying grandeur of the Himalayan peaks.
Release
1995 
Minutes
30 
Grade Level
J,S,C,G  
Format
DVD and VHS  

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Planet Earth (Parts 1 &2)

Earth's Moon was born in a catastrophic collision more than 4 billion years ago. It started out very close to the planet but has been moving away ever since. It's drifting away every year.
Release
2010 
Minutes
26 and 22 
Grade Level
S-C  
Format
DVD  

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Planet Of The Rings

Girdled by its mighty rings, Saturn is the most recognizable yet least understood planet. Seven years after leaving Earth, Cassini, the most sophisticated planetary explorer ever built, arrives at Saturn for a four-year orbital mission. The fate of the entire $3.5 billion expedition depends upon Mission Control being able to thread an unmanned spacecraft, traveling at 80,000 kilometers per hour, through a gap in the rings of Saturn without hitting even a speck of debris. Failure would be absolute; success, an historic moment in the annals of space exploration.
Release
2006 
Minutes
28 
Grade Level
S,C  
Format
DVD  

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Planets

A fascinating in-depth look at the formation of the universe and what exists now.
Release
2002 
Minutes
26 
Grade Level
S,C  
Format
DVD and VHS  

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Planets- Voyager, Computational Fluid Dynamic

PLANETS- VOYAGER Voyagers grand tour of Neptune and its moon Triton, COMPUTATIONAL FLUID DYNAMICS- The science that describes how aircraft and missiles move through the air
Release
2002 
Minutes
26 
Grade Level
S,C  
Format
DVD and VHS  

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Planning

This program describes the essential groundwork that will help entrepreneurs get their business off to a good start. The process of setting goals, defining the parameters of the business and establishing a business plan and a budget will be covered. Such topics as market research, choosing a professional advisor and selecting an accountant, a banker and a lawyer are explored.
Release
1995 
Minutes
27 
Grade Level
S-C  
Format
DVD and VHS  

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Plastic Bottle

Two industrial designers devise an innovative new plastic sports drink bottle and a special sealing cap. The program introduces plastic as a material and shows the most common methods of manufacturing used in the plastics industry.