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Thar [electronic resource]

Parthenon Entertainment (Firm)
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
The Thar - or Great Indian - Desert is the most densely populated desert in the world and has been inhabited for thousands of years. Huge windblown seas of sand dominate the desert with some dunes reaching close to 500 feet in height. Extreme temperature shifts, from near freezing to more than 120 degrees, make life difficult for all who call the Thar home.
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52 min.
6 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on September 08, 2013.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Deserts and Life
  • Summary and Introduction (1:15)
  • Ancient Desert Moving with the Times (1:37)
  • Jaisalmer (2:24)
  • The Golden City (3:10)
  • Saving a Living Monument (2:03)
  • Ships of the Desert (3:10)
  • A Boon for Human Health (2:19)
  • Camels, the Mainstay of Rural Life (2:32)
  • Marusthali (3:17)
  • A Self-Sufficient Life (3:34)
  • A Cycle of Rural Poverty (4:18)
  • Home of the Maharaja (1:53)
  • Desert Changes (3:25)
  • Devotion to Rodents (3:34)
  • Desert Survival (5:10)
  • Naguar Fair (3:53)
  • A Surprising Desert (4:09)
  • Credits: Thar: Deserts and Life (0:24)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c2011.
Publisher no.
  • 55100 Films Media Group
  • 55095s Films Media Group
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Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
1 streaming video file (52 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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