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Shifting to a Sustainable Worldview
Episode 12 of Fundamentals of Sustainable Living Series
Integrate everything you've learned in this course with a high-level review. Look closely at permaculture and its ethics; consider the customs of the Tlingit, a self-sustaining people indigenous to the Pacific Northwest; and discover biomimicry, an emerging discipline that uses…
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Henry VI, Part 3
This production is part of a famous series produced by BBC of all of William Shakespeare's plays. The resulting films, renowned for their loyalty to the text, utilized the best theatrical and television directors and brought highly praised performances from…
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A New High - Recovering Addicts Climb Mt. Rainier
...In the heart of downtown Seattle is the Union Gospel Mission--a homeless shelter catering to the addicted and the abused. For these men and women hope is...
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Postwar Flight and Expulsion
Episode 13 of A History of Eastern Europe
...whereas Eastern Europe was chaotic as displaced populations and refugees shifted among new political territories in the wake of the Yalta and Potsdam conferences...
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Europe
Episode 5 of First Peoples
PBS
...But as more and more Homo sapiens moved into Europe, the balance of power shifted. Neanderthals were overwhelmed. Ever since, we've had Europe and the rest...
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Condo Living
Part of the Series: Homes by Design - 2004
...in Toronto. #2. Designer Kenneth Ko's hillside condo in Hong Kong. #3. The Wallis House, a former military headquarters turned condominium in Ottawa...
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Tornadogenesis and Storm Chasing
Episode 14 of The Science of Extreme Weather
The genesis of tornadoes takes place under complex conditions that are still being deciphered by meteorologists who make detailed measurements from up close. Go inside a supercell thunderstorm to see a tornado being spawned. Then learn tornado safety tips and…
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El Niño and Cycles of Extreme Weather
Episode 24 of The Science of Extreme Weather
Close by investigating one of the most eventful weather triggers of all: the El Nino-Southern Oscillation, which starts as a warming trend in the eastern Pacific and can lead to extreme weather throughout the world. Our detailed understanding of this…
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Arcadia
...to suspect a thing, is eager to see the epic Grand Canyon. But Tom's mood shifts as often as the landscape outside their window, and the kids soon find ...
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Saved by Deportation - An Unknown Odyssey of Polish Jews
... Prior to the outbreak of the Second World War, 3 million three hundred thousand Jews lived in Poland By 1945 only 300,000 survived. Of the survivors...
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Killer Typhoon
Part of the Series: NOVA
PBS
It was the strongest cyclone to hit land in recorded history. On November 8, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the Philippines, whipping the low-lying and densely-populated islands with 200 mph winds and sending a two-story-high storm surge flooding into homes,…
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Mountain Windstorms and Avalanches
Episode 15 of The Science of Extreme Weather
Study the impact of mountains on weather by investigating the Chinook winds, which can race down the east face of the Rocky Mountains with tornadic force. Also look at the Santa Ana winds of southern California, notorious for fanning the…
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Haunted - Syrian Residents Grapple with Displacement
As the Syrian Civil War began to slowly bear down on Damascus, its residents were forced to decide whether to stay and protect their homes or to flee and leave everything behind. Some residents appear perpetually ready to leave, but…
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Migration and the Adivasi
Episode 2 of A History of India
Three main cultures inhabited the ancient Indian subcontinent. In this lecture, you'll study the first group, the Adivasi, aboriginal forest dwellers who once comprised the entirety of South Asia's population. See how genetic and linguistic analysis informs us about the…
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The Price of Sex - Human Trafficking in Eastern Europe
An unprecedented and compelling inquiry, THE PRICE OF SEX sheds light on the underground criminal network of human trafficking and experiences of trafficked Eastern European women forced into prostitution abroad. Photojournalist Mimi Chakarova's feature documentary caps years of painstaking, on-the-ground…
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New Ideas along the Silk Road
Episode 23 of The Big History of Civilizations
The Era of Agrarian Civilizations was one of fluid borders and nomadic activity, which eventually led to dynamic trade routes between east and west. Here, Professor Benjamin transports you into the Han Dynasty's world of luxurious silks and spices. And…
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The Etruscan World Falls Apart
Episode 22 of The Mysterious Etruscans
Many people assume that Etruscan culture simply died after the rise of Rome, but in truth, the culture lived on several centuries into Roman rule. Trace the history of the Etruscans' final years, from the invasion of Rome to various…
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Extreme Weather Is Everywhere
Episode 1 of The Science of Extreme Weather
Survey the remarkable range of extreme weather around the planet. Then consider: Why does Earth have weather at all? Professor Snodgrass introduces basic features of the atmosphere that naturally lead to severe weather. He concludes by outlining the goals of…
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Wind Shear and Severe Thunderstorms
Episode 10 of The Science of Extreme Weather
Wind shear is the ingredient that turns an ordinary thunderstorm into a monster. Study the mechanisms that underlie this transformation. Then evaluate the crucial difference between a severe weather watch versus a warning, and put yourself in the shoes of…
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War of the Worlds
Gene Barry and Ann Robinson are among the humans intrigued when a meteor-like object crashes to Earth... but its occupants are definitely not friendly. Winner of Best Special Effects and Nominated for Best Editing at the Academy Awards. "...Director Byron…
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