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King Tut: The Face of Tutankhamun

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Discover the truth behind the curse and craze, the fame, and the fortune that surrounds the discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun, Egypt's most notorious Pharoh. Retrace the footsteps of the archeologists in search of the facts behind the legend.
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
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1421: The Year China Discovered America

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Did a daring Chinese admiral sailing the world's largest wooden armada reach America 71 years before Columbus? This program examines the mystery surrounding the sailing exploits of the legendary Admiral Zheng He and his 30-year command of a Ming fleet.
DVD
2004
Clemons (Stacks)
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In Search of Shakespeare

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An intimate look at William Shakespeare and his world.
DVD
2003
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Fall of the Aztecs [electronic resource]

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Series host Michael Wood lands on a small island off the coast of Mexico, where in 1519, Hernan Cortes led a band of some 500 soldiers onto the mainland and into the heart of the Aztec empire. On the shores of the Yucatan, Cortes first saw the Mayan pyramids. Wood continues west to the frontier between the Mayan and Aztec worlds. The Aztecs greeted Cortes with gifts of gold, an act that sealed their fate. Trekking over the mountains in torrential storms, Wood wonders how this small band of Spanish adventurers overthrew an empire of millions, and why the Aztec ruler Montezuma believed the Spanish were gods.
Online
2005; 2000
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The Conquest of the Incas [electronic resource]

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The Incas in Peru worshipped the sun and thought their empire was the whole world-- until the Spaniards arrived. In 1532, conquistador Francisco Pizarro uncovered this civilization, which extended 3,000 miles from Ecuador to Chile. Wood traces Pizarro's daring march into Peru with fewer than 200 men. Following ancient Inca desert roads. Wood climbs the Andes with a train of llamas, ascending fairy-tale peaks overlooking the Pacific coast. The Spanish pursuit of Manco, the Inca leader who mounted a war of liberation, takes Wood to Cuzco, the Incan "naval of the earth." He continues on to the ruins of the Sacred Valley and Macchu Picchu, over the passes of the high Andes, up 17,000-foot glaciers and down into tropical rainforests to locate the lost city of the Incas at Vilcabamba.
Online
2005; 2000
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The Search for el Dorado [electronic resource]

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From Peru, Wood moves to Ecuador, where a member of the Pizarro clan, Gonzalo, led an expedition in 1541 to find El Dorado, a ruler reputed to possess unsurpassed riches in gold. Crossing the Andes, Wood and his crew hack through the dense forests to the Coca River. Once there, they build a balsa raft to carry them to the site where the Spanish expedition split up. On Christmas day of 1541, Francisco de Orellana, a veteran of the battles with the Incas in Peru, set out with 57 men on one of the great voyages of exploration, Orellana and his men discovered and traveled the length of the Amazon River, encountering an elaborate network of kingdoms and unknown empires-- with a population perhaps as high as five million-- that were eventually wiped out by war and disease.
Online
2005; 2000
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All the World Is Human [electronic resource]

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Alvar Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca arrived in Florida in 1528 to begin the exploration and conquest of what is now the southern United States. Wood tracks their progress northward toward Tallahassee, where, fleeing hostile Indians, the conquistadors built boats in the hope of reaching Mexico. Shipwrecked off the coast of Texas, most were never seen again. For 5 years, Cabeza de Vaca lived among the Karankwa and then the Coahuiltean Indians until he rejoined 3 fellow conquistadors. Together they embarked on an epic walk across America to the Pacific coast, reappearing 8 years after they were lost. Using Cabeza de Vaca's own book Wood rides through the north Mexican desert, sleeping at prehistoric campsites. Traveling to the Pacific along ancient Indian trails, he visits the spectacular Native [...]
Online
2005; 2000
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In Search of Shakespeare: Episode 1 Time of Revolution [electronic resource]

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The first episode sets Shakespeare's life in the early years of Elizabeth's reign, at the beginning of Elizabeth's Cultural Revolution, with the seesaw politics of England in the twenty years since Henry VIII's split with Rome. The age is marked by the battle of conscience and power, which will lead to religious and class struggle, and eventually to Civil War. Through local documents - and with the help of the modern-day town councilors - we follow William's father's career in a small town, rising to become Alderman and Mayor. Contrary to the myth, Shakespeare came from an upwardly mobile family. Dad makes money, not only as a glover, but by money lending and illegally dealing in wool, as we learn from recently discovered court cases. His eldest son William is one of the privileged f [...]
Online
2005; 2003
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In Search of Shakespeare: Episode 2 the Lost Years [electronic resource]

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Shakespeare's "missing years" have mystified scholars for centuries. In episode two Michael Wood explores conflicting theories of how Shakespeare spent the ten years between his marriage to Anne Hathaway and his emergence as a star writer in London.
Online
2005; 2003
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In Search of Shakespeare: Episode 3 the Duty of Poets [electronic resource]

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In episode three of his historical detective story Michael Wood uncovers Shakespeare's rise to fame and fortune in Elizabethan London, and the disasters in life and love which marked his path to greatness. 1590s England was still split by religious conflict.
Online
2005; 2003
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In Search of Shakespeare: Episode 4 for All Time [electronic resource]

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In episode three of his historical detective story Michael Wood uncovers Shakespeare's rise to fame and fortune in Elizabethan London, and the disasters in life and love which marked his path to greatness. 1590s England was still split by religious conflict.
Online
2005; 2003
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Jean Watson

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Jean Watson discusses her work in nursing.
BookVHS
1988
Health Sciences (Rare Shelves)