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Samsara

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Prepare yourself for an unparalleled sensory experience. Filmed over a period of almost five years and in twenty-five countries, it explores the wonders of the world from sacred grounds to industrial sites, looking into the unfathomable reaches of man's spirituality and the human experience. Photographed entirely in 70mm and transferred to 4K digital projection format, its mesmerizing images of unprecedented clarity illuminate the links between humanity and the rest of nature.
DVD
2012
Clemons (Stacks)
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Latin America [electronic resource]

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In Guatemala, a historical geographer explores the reasons for the decline of the Maya and their present-day explosive growth. In Ecuador, physical geographers work toward reducing the potential hazards of living near an active volcano. Classroom segments feature students investigating the migration of Mexican populations and, after discerning patterns of volcano location, discussing the issues of living near volcanoes.
Online
2002
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North America [electronic resource]

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Through studies of ethnic and economic diversity in Boston and suburban sprawl in Chicago, this session illustrates issues of urban development and expansion in North America. Classroom segments demonstrate how teachers can use Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and census data to investigate similar issues in their own communities.
Online
2002
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North Africa/Southwest Asia [electronic resource]

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Explores problems of religious conflict and urban organization with a case study on Jerusalem as sacred space. It also looks at urban and agricultural use of scarce water resources by studying Egypt's Nile River. Classroom segments show students exploring the problems of refugee populations and engaging in a hands-on activity about the Nile River Delta.
Online
2002
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Sub-Saharan Africa [electronic resource]

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Features case studies on the impact of apartheid on present-day South Africa and on AIDS diffusion in Kenya. Classroom segments show educators using role-playing activities to teach students about land allocation in South Africa and the impact of the AIDS epidemic in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Online
2002
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Russia [electronic resource]

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A case study examines the history of St. Petersburg and its adaptation to a post-Soviet society. Students learn, through a constructivist teaching approach, about the geographic factors behind the location of St. Petersburg and other Russian cities. Cultural mosaics are the focus of a case study on the Russian republic of Dagestan and a classroom segment in which students role-play the negotiation of cultural boundaries in a fictional country.
Online
2002
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Global Forces/Local Impact [electronic resource]

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A case study focuses on globalization's impact on the booming Chinese economy and the population that drives it. Students analyze economic data to understand the disparity in the quality of life in Southeast Asia. The second case study examines the conflict between Native Americans and farmers over water usage in Oregon. Students perform field research to determine how human activities affect the quality and availability of water resources.
Online
2002
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Cultural Geography [electronic resource]

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Introduces the study of cultural geography, which focuses on how we shape our surrounding space, and how natural and man-made landscapes affect our perspectives. Examines literary texts through the lens of relationships of people to their environments.
Online
2003
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Population Transition in Italy [electronic resource]

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Examines how Italy, a country which opposes artificial means of contraception, has experienced the fastest and most extreme decline in fertility ever recorded. Experts attribute the decline to consumer materialism, while others blame the underdeveloped welfare system. This program considers the consequences of an aging population with fewer young people to support it.
Online
1996
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TEDTalks [electronic resource]: Leslie T. Chang - the Voices of China's Workers

In the ongoing debate about globalization, what's been missing is the voices of workers - the millions of people who migrate to factories in China and other emerging countries to make goods sold all over the world. Reporter Leslie T. Chang sought out women who work in one of China's booming megacities, and in this TEDTalk she tells their stories.
Online
2012
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TEDTalks [electronic resource]: Eduardo Paes - the 4 Commandments of Cities

Eduardo Paes is the mayor of Rio de Janeiro, a sprawling, complicated, beautiful city of 6.5 million. In this TEDTalk, he shares four big ideas about leading Rio - and all cities - into the future, including bold (and do-able) infrastructure upgrades and how to make a city "smarter." Paes's mission? To ensure that Rio's renaissance creates a positive legacy for all its citizens.
Online
2012
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The Hole in the Wall [electronic resource]: An Experiment in Learning and Technology

When Indian researcher Sugata Mitra embedded a touch-screen computer in a wall separating his IT firm's New Delhi offices from an adjacent slum, he discovered that street children quickly taught themselves how to surf the net, read the news, and download games in what he calls "a spiral of self-instruction." What's more, when one child stumbled upon a shortcut or a new function, he quickly taught it to several other children. In this inspiring program, Mitra tells the story of the electronic hole in the wall that enabled some of India's poorest children to leap the digital divide and improve their future prospects, and Mitra to test his theory of minimally invasive education. Just how far will kids go if allowed to teach themselves? Mitra was awarded the prestigious TED prize in 2013 [...]
Online
2003
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Los Angeles [electronic resource]: The Making of a City

Los Angeles will soon be America's most populous city. This program traces its history and cultural roots, showing the elements that comprise both the myth and the reality of the "City of Angels."
Online
2013
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Megacities [electronic resource]

In 1950, New York City was the world's only megacity, but today there are nearly two dozen that qualify. This program travels to Sao Paulo, the world's third-largest megacity, to offer a glimpse of what it's like for the urban poor scraping out a living there. Visits to the slums and the streets of this 3,000-square-mile Brazilian metropolis paint a stark picture of a place where shootings, high levels of air and water pollution, and extreme traffic congestion continuously endanger the safety of its 18 million inhabitants.
Online
2006
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Modern Marvels: Paving America [electronic resource]

Modern Marvels examines the development of a highway system that was constructed across American between 1912 and 1984.
Online
1996
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The Future of Traffic [electronic resource]

Technology has definitely made travel easier: a transatlantic trip used to be a weeks-long sea voyage but today takes only hours. This film explores the possibilities that exist for travel in the future. From cars that steer themselves, and flights from London to New York that take only two hours, civilian space travel - travel in the future will mean less stress and more fun.
Online
2000
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The Good Society [electronic resource]: Los Angeles

The second part of The Good Society focuses on Los Angeles and tells the stories of people who have long recognized the need for cooperative action to benefit the community as a whole. This need is even clearer now in light of the recent riots. This program with Bill Moyers features individuals in schools, churches, and grassroots organizations who put forth their ideas in support of building the community in economically devastated urban areas.
Online
1992
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The Great Indian Railway: Part 2 [electronic resource]

Separated by a subcontinent, the Pondicherry Special and the Darjeeling-Himalayan Railway are nevertheless united. They both embody the fading grandeur of India's steam-engine era, when trains were ornate masterpieces and locomotives announced their coming with thrilling, vaporous song. This program examines India's "living museums" of steam-powered transit, which still draw throngs of passengers and admirers wherever they operate. Viewers encounter other parts of the technological spectrum as well, such as Mumbai Central, where electric commuter trains are packed to dangerous, sometimes fatal levels; the main trunk lines connecting big cities, where riders disembark into seas of combative porters and taxi drivers; and a no-frills rural line that uses a surprisingly effective token s [...]
Online
1995
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TEDTalks [electronic resource]: Reed Kroloff - Architecture, Modern and Romantic

Known throughout the architecture community for his award-winning tenure as editor-in-chief of Architecture magazine, Reed Kroloff came into the spotlight after Hurricane Katrina. As Dean of Architecture at Tulane University, he was responsible for bringing back 97% of the school's student body and 100% of its faculty after the disaster. He was appointed to Bring New Orleans Back Commission by New Orleans mayor Ray Nagin in 2005 in order to assist in the reconstruction of the city and to help avoid creating "a bad cartoon version of what New Orleans actually is." Kroloff continues to promote excellence in urban design through his writing and his consulting firm Jones / Kroloff. In this TEDTalk, he gives us a new lens for judging new architecture: is it modern, or is it romantic? He p [...]
Online
2008