#33141 Interdisciplinary - Rice: A Precious Commodity (Run time 31 min.) DVD $89.95
A staple for over half the world, rice is truly a precious commodity. This program looks at the ubiquitous grain from all angles, offering concise sections on its history, biology, primary production, processing, marketing, and the environmental impact of its farming. In addition, the program highlights the creation of miracle rice strains through breeding or genetic modification and summarizes health and safety issues concerning rice farming and processing. A summary of information follows each section. (31 minutes)
#32213 Interdisciplinary - Thinking Big (Run time 58 min.) DVD $149.95
This program brings together six icons of intellect-mathematician John Nash, mathematical biologist Martin Nowak, mathematician Enrico Bombieri, mathematical physicist Freeman Dyson, cultural anthropologist Clifford Geertz, and pianist Robert Taub-who talk about milestones on their roads to success. In the process, they range far and wide, covering topics such as game theory, the evolution and cultural adaptation of language, the Riemann hypothesis, genetic engineering, nuclear-powered spacecraft, the ethnography of Southeast Asia and North Africa, Beethoven's piano sonatas, and even the movie A Beautiful Mind. (57 minutes)
#32209 Interdisciplinary - Big Ideas (Run time min.) DVD $599.8
In this extraordinary four-part series-filmed at Princeton's renowned Institute for Advanced Study-National Public Radio's Ira Flatow introduces viewers to some of today's greatest minds through intimate, cross-disciplinary conversations that spotlight science, mathematics, history, linguistics, art, and music. Each program probes the frontiers of knowledge as Institute faculty members and visiting scholars share their theories, insights, and passions. 4-part series, 57 minutes each.
#37425 Interdisciplinary - Great Museums (Run time min.) DVD $1468.55
No students should have to grow up without a chance to experience America's great museums. Take them there with this 29-part series that honors people and values, events and artifacts, that have helped make this country what it is today. Great Museums encourages discovery learning through captivating glimpses of exhibits supported by dynamic interviews with museum experts-curators, archivists, researchers, volunteers, and others-who all share a single passionate interest: to preserve the past for the benefit of the future. Previously sold individually. 29-part series, 28-52 minutes each.
#35860 Interdisciplinary - The Ultimate Media Librarian Collection (Run time min.) DVD $3995.95
Keeping a media library up-to-date doesn't have to be difficult or time-consuming. Just purchase The Ultimate Media Librarian Collection-63 of the best titles from Films for the Humanities & Sciences. Grouped into six subject-specific mini-collections, it offers programs on the arts, business, English, health, science, and the social sciences. 6-part series.