Maryland Public Television
Most widely held works about Maryland Public Television
Most widely held works by Maryland Public Television
In the footsteps of Alexander the Great ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 860 libraries worldwide
"Michael Wood hosts this colorful journey across 20,000 miles, 16 countries and four war zones, retracing Alexander's expedition that first joined East and West" -- Container.
Legacy the origins of civilization ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 436 libraries worldwide
This six part series on three videodiscs explores the influence on ancient culture on our lives today. Host, Michael Wood visits the ancient cities and great ports of India and China, the deserts of Egypt and Iraq, the Mexico of the Inca, Aztec and Mayan peoples, the Greek and Roman monuments of Europe and the jungles of Central America searching for the living legacies of these once great civilizations. The series traces how the institutions that arose with urban civilization 5,000 years ago, such as organized religion, bureaucratic government and international trade are still affecting the political and cultural mindset of many parts of the world today.
Literary visions ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1991 and 1994 in English and held by 423 libraries worldwide
Explores literary works by a broad spectrum of writers through dramatizations, readings and interviews with authors.
After the warming ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and held by 404 libraries worldwide
Using a "virtual reality computer model," social journalist James Burke looks back at various global warming scenarios from the perspective of a possible year 2050. In part one, he shows how life on Earth has always been altered by changing weather patterns. The Vikings in the new world were wiped out by a "little ice age," that set harsh conditions leading to the Black Plague. In the 1700's, a warm period resulted in abundant food, a population explosion and fostered the Industrial Revolution. It was nature that altered the destiny of life on Earth. Man has now become the trigger with the technology to make subtle but ominous changes on our planet. In part two, Burke traces various ways that man could respond to the growing environmental crises. Shows the consequences of increases in air temperature, deforestation, rainfall, and shifts in weather patterns. The impact of global warming on food supply is explored. Various scenarios show the results of international initiatives under consideration that attempt to lessen the consequences. Explores strategies already the subject of international debate: a Law of the Atmosphere, carbon-emissions tax incentives and a global "carbon budget" between advanced and developing nations.
Legacy ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 363 libraries worldwide
Host/writer Michael Wood visits the ancient cities and great ports of India and China, the deserts of Egypt and Iraq, the Mexico of the Inca, Aztec and Mayan peoples, the Greek and Roman monuments of Europe and the jungles of Central America searching for the living legacies of these once great civilizations. The series traces how the institutions that arose with urban civilization 5,000 years ago, such as organized religion, bureaucratic government and international trade are still affecting the political and cultural mindset of many parts of the world today.
Iraq the cradle of civilization ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 344 libraries worldwide
Explores the history and archaeology of ancient Iraq, where civilization first emerged between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. Discusses the influence of Assyro-Babylonian tradition and mythology on Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Traces the history and cultural continuity of the region up to the present.
China the mandate of heaven ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 316 libraries worldwide
Despite decades of Communist rule, China continues to be influenced by Confucianism, reverence for ancestors and harmony - ideas virtually unchanged since the Bronze Age.
India the empire of the spirit ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 316 libraries worldwide
Traces the history of civilization in India, where ancient hindu traditions of non-violence and spiritual search continue to shape contemporary Indian culture.
Central America the burden of time ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 297 libraries worldwide
Examines ancient Mayan and Aztec civilizations and the impact that the Spanish conquest had on them. Shows how Mayan rituals and practices endure in contemporary Mexico and Central America.
Egypt the habit of civilization ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 277 libraries worldwide
Explores the civilization of ancient Egypt, whose pharaonic dynasties were the first bureaucratic, centralized states. Discusses the influence of the Greeks and Romans on Egyptian culture. Links Egyptian concern with life after death with Christian belief and discusses how the arrival of Islam transformed Egyptian culture.
Kwanzaa a cultural celebration ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and held by 235 libraries worldwide
Several presenters explain the symbols, gifts, values, celebration and history of the harvest festival Kwanzaa holiday, observed December 26-January 1.
Europe the barbarian West ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 224 libraries worldwide
Civilization arose in Asia, but it was the West, evolving from Greece and Rome, which created the first world culture not only through its own genius but by borrowing from the legacies of the original five old world civilizations.
The Power game ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in English and held by 195 libraries worldwide
Examines the major political changes in the U.S. capital in the 15 years after the Vietnam War (in particular, the way power is acquired and used on an individual rather than group basis). Documents methods for getting and keeping power in Congress, the Presidency, the Pentagon, embassies and the major lobbying groups. Major political figures are interviewed as well as less well-known persons who quietly protect the public interest. They contend that new talents and techniques are needed if the American system is to continue to work effectively.
Anna Russell, the (first) farewell concert ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 172 libraries worldwide
Musical parodies performed in concert by Anna Russell with piano accompaniment.
Primal grill with Steven Raichlen. Volume one ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 131 libraries worldwide
Presents demonstrations of barbeque recipes, including: hickory-smoked Kansas City-style spare ribs with spicy apple barbeque sauce; Indonesian Java chicken in espresso barbeque sauce; prosciutto-wrapped whole brook trout stuffed with lemon wedges and dill. Filmed at Tubac Golf Resort and Spa in Tubac, Arizona.
3 mo' divas ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 122 libraries worldwide
A musical celebration of class, sass, and style, this dynamic live show has thrilled audiences across North America. Sopranos Nova Y. Payton and Jamet Pittman and mezzo-soprano Laurice Lanier sing opera arias, show tunes, gospel, jazz, blues, and more. Plus bonus performances.
The Power game. Part 2. The Pentagon ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 115 libraries worldwide
Shows that in spite of the huge military build-up during the 1980s the nation's military effectiveness has been limited and could force the early use of nuclear weapons. Reasons include rivalry among the military services, career moves, coverups, pork barrel funding, erroneous military test results, and whistle blower backlash. Shows how military spending decisions are often made less for national security reasons than for economic and political interests. With little hope of change in sight, the massive waste and inefficiency in the Pentagon's procurement of arms will continue.
Mini dragons ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 113 libraries worldwide
Four Pacific Rim countries, vigorous newcomers in the global marketplace, continue to gain power and influence through trade, industrial growth and foreign investment. Presents a portrait of cultural and social forces and the personal stories of men and women within each country, piecing together a larger portrait of each nation and the region as a whole.
Rain forests under the canopy ; The giant bug invasion ( Visual )
12 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 106 libraries worldwide
Kratts' creatures uses an innovative mix of wildlife documentary, creative animation and humorous dialog to excite and educate kids about all types of wild creatures in exotic lands, as well as those in their own back yards. Allison has to give a report about rain forests at school and Chris and Martin help out by showing her what the Costa Rican rain forest is like-- from an insider's perspective. Next, a collection of rare and amazing bugs from all over the world has escaped from the Creature Club. The intrepid threesome head out into the countryside to recapture the bugs before they start reproducing.
Maryland state of mind ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1994 and 2001 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
In Man the "terpedo", engineering students at the University of Maryland, College Park design and build a human-powered submarine. A glass act discusses the glass blowing sculpture program at Salisbury State University. Food for thought discusses how scientists at the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute are studying the genetic modification of plant and animal foods. Memories to share discusses "Passager", a literary journal produced by the University of Baltimore. Splendor in the grass discusses a program coordinated by the University of Maryland Center for Environmental.
Africa Alexander,--the Great,--356-323 B.C Antiquities Asia Australia Central America China Civilization Civilization, Ancient Civilization, Assyro-Babylonian Civilization, Confucian Congressional leadership Documentary films Documentary television programs Documentary television programs Drama--Study and teaching Economic forecasting Economic history Economic policy Educational television programs Egypt Europe Executive power Films Films for the hearing impaired Global temperature changes Global warming Greenhouse effect, Atmospheric Historic sites History India Iraq Juvenile works Literature Literature--Study and teaching Lobbying Maryland Nonfiction television programs Poetry--Study and teaching Political science Science television programs Short story--Study and teaching Social policy Television mini-series Television programs--for the hearing impaired Travel United States United States.--Congress Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Wildlife films