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Maryland Public Television

Overview
Works: 867 works in 1,173 publications in 1 language and 12,208 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Educational films  Internet videos  Art  Biography  Documentary films  Instructional television programs  Forecasts 
Roles: Production personnel
Classifications: CB311, 938.07
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Most widely held works about Maryland Public Television
 
Most widely held works by Maryland Public Television
In the footsteps of Alexander the Great by Michael Wood( Visual )

10 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 798 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historian Michael Wood hosts this journey across 2,000 years and 16 countries. At the heart of this epic story is the enigmatic character of Alexander the Great who set out at age 21 and conquered most of the known world before he was 30. Using texts of Greek and Roman historians as his guide, Wood searches for the truth behind legends that depict Alexander as both a brilliant visionary and ruthless conqueror
Legacy the origins of civilization( Visual )

5 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member 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
Kwanzaa a cultural celebration [electronic resource]( Visual )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2007 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Several presenters explain the symbols, gifts, values, celebration and history of the harvest festival Kwanzaa holiday, observed December 26-January 1
After the warming by James Burke( Visual )

8 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 314 WorldCat member 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
Literary visions( Visual )

12 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores literary works by a broad spectrum of writers through dramatizations, readings and interviews with authors
Legacy( Visual )

4 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Host/writer Michael Wood visits the ancient cities and great ports ofIndia and China, the deserts of Egypt and Iraq, the Mexico of the Inca,Aztec and Mayan peoples, the Greek and Roman monuments of Europe andthe jungles of Central America searching for the living legacies ofthese once great civilizations. The series traces how theinstitutions that arose with urban civilization 5,000 years ago, suchas organized religion, bureaucratic government and international tradeare still affecting the political and cultural mindset of many parts ofthe world today
China the mandate of heaven by Michael Wood( Visual )

9 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member 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
Central America the burden of time( Visual )

8 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member 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
Iraq the cradle of civilization( Visual )

7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member 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
Egypt the habit of civilization by Michael Wood( Visual )

6 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member 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
India the empire of the spirit by Michael Wood( Visual )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member 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
The Transformation age surviving a technology revolution with Robert X. Cringely( Visual )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An economy in which the office is a thing of the past. a sensor system that tracks and identifies goods in transit. a camera that records every life experience in minute detail. If these sound like dreams of a distant future, think again. This program examines the boundless opportunities and staggering challenges of the digital era, presenting concise case studies of 21st-century companies, entrepreneurs, and advances. Google's business applications, Kodak's digital ventures, Microsoft's Sensecam, Hewlett-Packard's high-def teleconferencing interface, Linden Labs' Second Life universe, and Craigslist's immensely popular classified ads are among the developments and strategies in the spotlight. Bonus segments (DVD only) focus on additional innovations and ideas
Europe the barbarian West by Michael Wood( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member 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
Herman Melville Bartleby the Scrivener( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is Melville's sardonic and symbolic story of a copyist at a Wall Street law firm who refuses to conform, responding to all requests with, "I prefer not to." Autobiographical in its despair over the public's failure to understand the writer, prophetic in its foreshadowing of 20th-Century Absurdism, "Bartleby the Scrivener" provides a window into the work of Melville and a convincing argument that he may be at his best in the short story medium
Pfiesteria files closing the case( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Millions of fish died. People experienced memory loss, confusion, and respiratory, gastrointestinal, and skin problems. And the press had a field day. This program provides an in-depth retrospective on the Pfiesteria hysteria that engulfed much of the mid-Atlantic region in 1997. Interviews with a wide range of concerned parties-aquatic botanists, an ecologist, an epidemiologist, a neuropsychologist, a government official, journalists, local fishermen, and coastal poultry farmers-provide insights into the origins, effects, and end results of that sensational P. piscicida crisis. (60 minutes)
Private Yankee Doodle( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program was designed to help viewers understand the commitment and everyday sacrifice of Americans during the Revolutionary War. To show the daily routine of the common soldier, an entire Continental Army camp was recreated and 250 soldiers-all authentically dressed and equipped-were recruited from several of the nation's leading military reenactment groups. Historian Burt Kummerow walks across the camp and among the soldiers to explain the background and the purpose of camp activities
Chesapeake planter( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tour through the world of the colonial farmer in the year 1777, when most of the 13 original colonies were still one vast forest. Farms consisted of small, rough clearings cultivated by hand or with primitive tools. Farm animals were smaller, wilder, and tougher than they are today. There were few roads of any kind. Historian Burt Kummerow shares his extensive and enthusiastic knowledge of the time in a stroll through an authentic recreation of a Chesapeake farm of the period, and the people who worked it
Primal grill with Steven Raichlen by Steven Raichlen( Visual )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents demonstrations of barbeque recipes, techniques and cooking equipment
Christmas 1783( Visual )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This was the first Christmas after the end of the Revolutionary War. George Washington was resigning as Commander-in-Chief and the Continental Congress had moved into the new State House in Annapolis, Maryland. The town was filled with enthusiasm and optimism; this program brings to life the spirit and the people of this first American capital at the moment of the country's true birth
Great tales in Asian art( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the rendering into visual and performance art of five beloved tales of India (Ramayana), Indonesia (Gita govinda), Korea (Korean masked dance-drama), and Japan (The tale of Genji, The tale of Heiji)
 
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controlled identityMaryland Center for Public Broadcasting

MPT (Maryland Public Television)

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