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Maryland Public Television

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Works: 857 works in 1,155 publications in 1 language and 11,724 library holdings
Genres: History  Art  Biography  Forecasts  Juvenile works 
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 ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 822 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 571 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
Literary visions ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explores literary works by a broad spectrum of writers through dramatizations, readings and interviews with authors
After the warming by James Burke( Visual )
8 editions published between 1987 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 323 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
Legacy ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member 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
China the mandate of heaven by Michael Wood( Visual )
9 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 265 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 245 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 232 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 225 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 205 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
Kwanzaa a cultural celebration ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 184 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
Europe the barbarian West by Michael Wood( Visual )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 174 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
Primal grill with Steven Raichlen by Steven Raichlen( Visual )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents demonstrations of barbeque recipes, techniques and cooking equipment
The Power game ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member 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
The Transformation age surviving a technology revolution with Robert X. Cringely ( Visual )
6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 147 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
Great tales in Asian art ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 142 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)
3 mo' divas ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Soaring vocal talent"--Los Angeles Times
Kwanzaa a cultural celebration [electronic resource] ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Kwanzaa -- a more and more widely observed holiday -- provides African-Americans with a unique celebration that is rooted in the rich African tradition of their ancestors and the symbolism of the African harvest. This program offers a look -- through the eyes of African-Americans -- at the principles and practices of this joyous holiday
Anna Russell, the (first) farewell concert ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Musical parodies performed in concert by Anna Russell with piano accompaniment
Herman Melville Bartleby the Scrivener ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 119 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
 
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