Guns, Germs, and Steel
Manufacturer: National Geographic Video Brand: GAIAM INTERNATIONAL
Based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book and national best seller, Guns, Germs, and Steel is an epic detective story that offers a gripping expose on why the world is so unequal. Professor Jared Diamond traveled the globe for over 30 years trying to answer the biggest question of world history. Why is the world so unequal? The answers he found were simple yet extraordinary. Our destiny depends on geography and access to: Guns, Germs, and Steel. Weaving together anthropology and science with epic historical reenactments, Guns, Germs, and Steel brings Diamond's fascinating theories to life, and moves beyond the book to bring his ideas into the present day. Is the balance of power in the world, the essentially unequal distribution of wealth and clout that has shaped civilization for centuries, a matter of survival of the fittestâ€¦ or merely of the luckiest? In Guns, Germs, and Steel, UCLA professor (and author of the best-seller bearing the same title) Jared Diamond makes a compelling case for the latter. Diamond's theory is that the predominance of white Europeans (and Americans of European descent) over other cultures has nothing to do with racial superiority, as many have claimed, but is instead the result of nothing more, or less, than geographical coincidence. His argument, in a nutshell, is that the people who populated the Middle East's "fertile crescent" thousands of years ago were the first farmers, blessed with abundant natural resources (native crops such as whea...
Line Dance 101: A Quick Start Guide to Line Dancing (Shawn Trautman's Learn to Dance Series)
Manufacturer: Dance Videos Direct
Line Dance 101 is the absolute starting point for anyone wanting to get into Line Dancing. Line Dance 101 is truly a must-see for beginners and is the first of six excellent Line Dance DVDs in Shawn Trautman's Dance Collection (shawntrautman.com). In this DVD, Shawn quickly and easily takes you through several different dances, step-by-step in an order that makes sense, and at a pace set for everyone. This DVD is very effective with clear, understandable, and completely attainable instruction. Following the instruction is easy too, as the instructor teaches to the side and then with his back to you so you can follow EXACTLY what's being done in the same direction and at the same time. Line Dance 101 is also great for all ages! Never danced before? No problem! This DVD was designed to get folks dancing, looking good and confident in less than 90 minutes. Filmed in HD and complemented by multiple camera angles and Picture-In-Picture technology, this DVD is perfect for bringing the Line Dance class to your living room. The lessons are broken into clear, logical pieces that introduce more than 30 steps in 5 carefully chosen dances specific for learning and practicing. In just minutes you'll learn the Electric Slide, the Cotton Eyed Joe, Slappin' Leather, Ole', and Swing Time. Plus, as a Special Bonus, both Monterey Turns and the 8-count Applejacks illusion are taught. If you're ready to learn and have fun, Shawn Trautmans Dance Collection is the way to go. Order Line Dance 101 to...
Spanish for Kids: Learn Spanish Beginner Level 1
Manufacturer: Language Tree Brand: Language Tree Model: 5
Spanish for Kids vol. 1 introduces Spanish is a way that kids will truly enjoy. Featuring 3D animation along with live action sequences, this DVD teaches basic conversational Spanish within the context of a fantastic birthday party. Carlos and his best friend, Chiquitita the Chihuahua, teach useful phrases your child can use right away. Lessons include meeting and greeting, colors, numbers, clothing, and much more. Embedded throughout the video are interactive DVD games that test a child s comprehension and original music by a Hollywood composer designed to reinforce new words and phrases. All Language Tree videos incorporate the breakthrough Multi-Cognition ApproachTM, developed by a Stanford University cognitive scientist, for faster and deeper learning. DVD comes with learning booklet.
National Geographic - The New World: Nightmare in Jamestown
Manufacturer: National Geographic Video Brand: Warner Manufacturing
It's a story of bubonic plague, starvation, espionage and cannibalism -- and the founding of America's first colony. In 1607, a handful of English adventurers set sail across the Atlantic, expecting a paradise teeming with gold and riches. Now, 400 years later, the latest discoveries reveal the true story of Jamestown--as you've never seen it before. With exclusive access to forensics and archaeology, National Geographic reveals shocking new evidence of starvation and disease, secret plots and Spanish spies. Authentic recreations bring to life one of the most dramatic chapters in America's history. DVD Features:Featurette:Bonus Featurette and interactive maps detailing John Smith's journeys exploring "The New World" developed in cooperation with the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation.Other:Bonus Featurette and interactive maps detailing John Smith's journeys exploring "The New World" developed in cooperation with the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation. Comprehensive companion website on Jamestown and John Smith's expedition created by NationalGeographic.com.
Mad Dogs & Englishmen - Joe Cocker
Manufacturer: A&M Brand: UNI DIST CORP (MUSIC) Model: 2240070
Live performance from the legendary singer, recorded in 1970 at the Fillmore East and Santa Monica Civic Auditorium. Tracks include 'Delta Lady', 'She Came in Through the Bathroom Window', 'Bird On a Wire' and 'With a Little Help from My Friends'.
Blast! An Explosive Musical Celebration
Manufacturer: PBS Model: 2268424
Brass and percussion blend with dramatic choreography, brilliant lighting and special effects to create a new genre of performance in BLAST! Its performers move constantly, staging intricate movements to classical, symphonic, Broadway and popular music. Taped at the London Apollo Hammersmith Theatre in April 2000, BLAST! musical highlights include Ravel's ""Bolero,"" Copland's ""Appalachian Spring,"" and Chuck Mangione's ""Land of Make Believe.
Liverpool Football Club (The UEFA Champions League Final: Liverpool vs. AC Milan / The Road to Istanbul)
Manufacturer: SoccerVideos.com Brand: SOCCER LEARNING SYSTEMS
Disc 1 - The Final Re-live the most astounding soccer match in history, Liverpool v AC Milan. Three goals down to AC Milan at the break, Liverpool struck back to level in a seven minute burst! This DVD not only includes the full UEFA Champions League final but all the pre-match build up, extra time, penalties, celebrations and the homecoming victory parade! Disc 2 - The Road To Istanbul Watch Liverpool's amazing journey along the Road To Istanbul. From the 3-1 victories over Olympiakos and Bayer Leverkusen, to Garcia's crutial goal against Chelsea in the semi-final. This DVD shows match highlights and every goal in every game in the 2004/2005 UEFA Champions League competition.
Dog Whisperer With Cesar Millan - The Complete First Season
Manufacturer: Screen Media Brand: Gaiam Americas Model: 2220634
Cesar Millan has been called the Dr. Phil for Dogs. With an uncanny ability to rehabilitate problem dogs of all shapes and sizes, Cesar has captured the national spotlight with his hit TV show on the National Geographic Channel. Each episode of the Dog Whisperer documents the remarkable transformations that take place under Cesar's guidance and teaching, helping dogs and their owners live happier lives together. If you think your dog has behavioral problems, you'll feel better after watching 10 minutes of Dog Whisperer Cesar Millan's hard-luck cases. The smashing success of Millan's National Geographic Channel series is due partly to that feeling of relief--that no matter how bad your own dog's behavior, by and large, it's not nearly as bad as Millan's clients'; it's kind of like Nanny 911, but with dogs. Millan is also a telegenic, confident animal handler, whose basic message is reinforced in virtually every case: Don't treat your dog like a human; treat him like a dog, and be the alpha dog of your own household/pack. This canine golden rule applies to all kinds of doggie nut jobs: crazy little Chihuahua NuNu, who bites everyone but his owner; big sweetie-pie Great Dane Kane, whose puppy mishap sliding on a slick floor has made him terrified to walk on tile or linoleum; Brooks, who spins in circles trying to re-create a game involving looking for a laser light; and Maya the pitbull mix, who's sweet-tempered enough to let a kitten "nurse" on her nightly, but who tears apart ...
National Geographic: Inside 9/11 (Commemorative Edition)
Manufacturer: National Geographic Video Brand: Warner Manufacturing
We will never forget September 11, 2001 - a day of unimaginable tragedy, forever altering history and our place in the world. With meticulous attention to detail and firsthand storytelling, Inside 9/11 provides new insight into the events that led up to 9/11. Why didn't we see the escalating threat? Going beyond what has been reported with unprecedented scope, Inside 9/11 traces the timeline from al Qaeda's earliest origins, through the aftermath of 9/11 and the ongoing investigation to reveal a clearer picture of the day that redefined our nation.
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