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Historical Perspectives

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111 Living in Space
A short history of space exploration and a preview of space colonies

117 The Biosphere
How the biosphere was born and how it works, and is threatened, today

102 The Changing Earth
A dramatic introduction to modern geology and geography

105 Disease and Health
Historical perspective and an overview of health issues today

107 Energy and Society
The history of energy and society in past ages and the controversies today

108 Evolution
The basic science of modern evolution theory. Includes a history of how the theory was discovered

109 The Expanding Universe
An inspiring introduction to modern astronomy

605 Women in Science
History of women in science and interviews with outstanding women scientists today

CD-106 The Gene on CD-ROM
An interactive multi-media textbook on genes and genetic engineering. Highly recommended

408 The Story of Evolution
One of our most popular programs surveys the facts and the theory of evolution today

868 Voices of the Great Lakes
The story of voyageurs, lumberjacks, miners and pioneer farmers in the Great Lakes country

150 The Soul of Science
A Hawkhill Classic that explores the history of science from ancient Greece to modern times. "I recommend this series very highly." John R. Stover, Univ. of Illinois in Science Books & Films.

970 Great Moments in the History of Science
Three videos explain the work of Marie Curie, Galileo Galilei and Louis Pasteur

191 Marie Curie Finds Radium and Radioactivity
The life and work of Marie Curie and her husband Pierre Curie

193 Louis Pasteur Proves Germs Cause Disease
A field trip to sites where Pasteur discovered that germs cause disease

190 Galileo Galilei Moves the Earth
Galileo and his significance to the modern world

760 Planet Earth-the 3rd Millennium
6 videos explore energy, resources, ecosystems, population, governments,and biotech

761 Energy on Earth
Chosen as one of "Best Science Films from the Past Five Years" by Science Books & Films

180 The Origin of Species: Creationism and Evolution
Uses Darwin's history to contrast creationism and evolution. Highly recommended

192 Charles Darwin Explains the Diversity of Life
Story of Darwin's struggles to make sense of life's changes

864 Iron Mines and Men
The story of iron mining in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin in the 19th century

264 Evolution Package
Five videos on evolution for special package price

601 Modern Physics: An Introduction
Two parts--brief history of physics and interviews with world-class physicists today

602 Modern Chemistry: An Introduction
Two parts--brief history of chemistry and interviews with world-class chemists today

603 Modern Biology: An Introduction
A brief history of biology and interviews with world-class biologists today

604 Modern Earth Science: An Introduction
The history of earth sciences and interviews with world-class earth scientists today

182 A Brief History of Chemistry
From Democritus, alchemists, Priestley, Lavosier, Cavendish to modern chemistry

151 How the Atom Was Discovered
Also available as Part 1 of The Atom

187 A Brief History of Physics
Also available as Part 1 of Modern Physics: An Introduction

181 A Brief History of Biology
Special attention to Darwin, Mendel, Pasteur and Watson and Crick

160 How the Gene Was Discovered
Also available as Part 1 of The Gene

166 How Computers Were Invented
From Pascal, Babbage and ENIAC to modern Apple and PCs

1010 A. Lincoln
"75 students and their teachers sat spellbound and viewed the era of Lincoln and the Civil War"

865 There She Blows
Whaling from New England in the 19th century with folk songs accompanying

159 A Brief History of Astronomy
Also available as Part 1 of The Expanding Universe

152 A Brief History of the Earth Sciences
Also available as Part 1 of Modern Earth Science: An Introduction

820a Democracy in World History
Series of six 2006 programs.

821 Democracy in the Ancient World
How democracy began in tribal societies, and in the Greek, Roman and Christian worlds.

822 Renaissance, Reformation and Enlightenment
Why events of the 15th to 17th centuries were important for today's democratic movements.

823 The Industrial Revolution, Capitalism and the United States of America
Connections between free-markets, industry and the birth of modern democracy in the United States.

824 The Communist Challenge
The reality of "people's" democracies around the world in the 20th century.

825 The Fascist Challenge
The story of fascism in the 20th century -- and beyond.

826 Democracy in the 21st Century
Challenges to democracy from radical Islam, poverty and hard-right and hard-left zealots in west

820 Democracy in World History
New DVD series of six 2006 programs.

507 The Promise of Solar Power
The potential of solar power for the 21st century world.

502 The Risks of Nuclear Power
The potential of nuclear power for the 21st century world.

DVDs

New LOW prices on all DVDs for 2010/2011

123-DVD Physical Science 2:
Two videos, Energy and Society and Nuclear Power on one DVD

122-DVD Physical Science 1:
The Atom and Radiation on one DVD

109-DVD Earth Science 2:
Two videos, The Expanding Universe and Living in Space on one DVD

180-DVD Evolution:
3 videos, Origin of Species, Charles Darwin and Story of Evolution one 1 DVD

771-DVD Planet Earth 2:
3 videos, Populations, Governments and Biotechnology on Earth one 1 DVD

190-DVD Great Moments in the History of Science
Marie Curie, Galileo and Louis Pasteur on one DVD

150-DVD The Soul of Science
A Hawkhill Classic that explores the history of science from ancient Greece to modern times. "I recommend this series very highly." John R. Stover, Univ. of Illinois in Science Books & Films.

932-DVD Biotechnology 2:
Two videos, The Human Genome Project and Biotechnology on Earth on one DVD

602-DVD Modern Chemistry: An Introduction
Two parts: a brief history of chemistry and interviews with world-class chemists of today

603-DVD Modern Biology: An Introduction
A brief history of biology and interviews with world-class biologists today

601-DVD Modern Physics: An Introduction
Two parts: a brief history of physics and interviews with world-class physicists today

101-DVD The Atom on DVD
The history of how we found out about atoms and what we know today. An Interactive DVD

821-DVD Democracy in the Ancient World
How democracy began in tribal societies, and in the Greek, Roman and Christian worlds.

822-DVD Renaissance, Reformation and Enlightenment
Why events of the 15th to 17th centuries were important for today's democratic movements.

823-DVD The Industrial Revolution, Capitalism and the United States of America
Connections between free-markets, industry and the birth of modern democracy in the United States.

824-DVD The Communist Challenge
The reality of "people's" democracies around the world in the 20th century.

825-DVD The Fascist Challenge
The story of fascism in the 20th century -- and beyond.

826-DVD Democracy in the 21st Century
Challenges to democracy from radical Islam, poverty and hard-right and hard-left zealots in western

820-DVD Democracy in World History
New DVD series of six 2006 programs.

761-DVD Energy on Earth
Chosen as one of "Best Science Films from the Past Five Years" by Science Books & Films

108-DVD Evolution on DVD
The basic science of modern evolution theory. Includes a history of how the theory was discovered

107-DVD Energy and Society
The history of energy and society in past ages and the controversies today

105-DVD Disease and Health
Historical perspective and an overview of health issues today

117-DVD The Biosphere
How the biosphere was born and how it works, and is threatened, today

832-DVD Capitalism and Democracy
One of a new series: DEMOCRACY--THE BASICS.

833-DVD Religion and Democracy
Focuses on current conflict between civilizations with Christian backgrounds and those with Islamic backgrounds.

832-DVD Capitalism and Democracy
Learn how capitalism is necessary for democracy, but not sufficient.

831-DVD Science and Democracy
Learn how science, like capitalism and religion, is necessary for democracy but not sufficient.

305-DVD Resources, Population and Climate Change
A contrarian view on resources, population and climate change.

830-DVD Democracy: The Basics
Explore how democracy work (or fails to work) in the 21st Century.

866-DVD The Romance of the Lumberjack
Lumbering in 19th century Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin

865-DVD There She Blows
The story of 19th whaling out of New Bedford and Nantucket, Massachusetts.

864-DVD Iron Mines and Men
Iron mining in 19th century Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan

1010-DVD A. Lincoln
The most moving production ever on Lincoln and the Civil War.

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