Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Films on Demand - new titles

For a total list, see the Video webpage links. A few of the new titles added this month:

Epigenetics: The Hidden Life of Our GenesSubject: Anthropology© 200952 MinutesTitle URL: is it that the genetically identical clone of a tortoiseshell cat turned out to be a gray-striped tabby? The answer lies in epigenetics. This program presents evidence that DNA is not necessarily ... (more details)

ChicasSubject: Area Studies, Geography, World Languages© 199514 MinutesTitle URL: is the epicenter of English-language entertainment, but there are plenty of other places that might be described as dream factories-not least in the Spanish-speaking world, where thriving fi ... (more details)

KrakatoaSubject: Geography© 200945 MinutesTitle URL: program tells the story of the Indonesian volcano Krakatoa, from its birth approximately 2 million years ago to 1883—the year it erupted so violently that it blew itself out of existence. Distrib ... (more details)

Loch NessSubject: Geography© 200945 MinutesTitle URL: program traces the extraordinary story of Loch Ness, from the 3 billion-year-old bedrock of Northern Scotland, to the giant glaciers that carved out the loch, to the possibility that Nessie, if i ... (more details)

The Ancient Maya: Tools of AstronomySubject: History© 200648 MinutesTitle URL: this episode of Where Did It Come From? host Michael Guillen travels to the Yucat√°n peninsula to study the ancient world’s most skilled astronomers: the Maya. A visit is made to the Pyramid of Kuku ... (more details)

Tora, Tora, Tora: The Real Story of Pearl HarborSubject: History© 200092 MinutesTitle URL: A&E Special examines the planning and execution of Imperial Japan’s sneak attack on Pearl Harbor, the incident that propelled the United States into World War II. Distributed by A&E Telev ... (more details)

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