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Forbidden Tomb Of Genghis Khan DVD
Forbidden Tomb Of Genghis Khan DVD
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The lost tomb of Genghis Khan, Mongolia's best-kept secret and only remaining tie to its spiritual and political forefather, could be unearthed and destroyed by looters at any time. Can engineer and explorer Albert Lin, equipped with cutting-edge technology and just a handful of obscure clues from ancient texts, find and protect the tomb of the Great Khan before it is possibly destroyed? National Geographic joins Lin on a seemingly impossible quest: to locate the tomb of Genghis Khan without being allowed to dig, somewhere in a territory that measures thousands of square miles in area. Lin's research leads him to search for a lost mountain-the Burkhan Khaldun-in the heart of the "forbidden zone." But to get there he must first conquer a series of natural obstacles, including an inhospitable landscape, swollen rivers, and violent storms. It is on the Burkhan Khaldun that Lin makes his most remarkable discovery, one that may solve an 800-year old mystery and cause waves in the archaeological community for decades to come.


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Easter Island Underworld DVD Exclusive
Easter Island Underworld DVD Exclusive
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Deep beneath the legendary Easter Island, National Geographic undertakes a groundbreaking expedition to map a vast cave system utilized by the people who carved these iconic statues. Protected by sheer cliffs, narrow labyrinths and underwater entrances, many of the caves have not been explored for decades. Recently discovered human remains and telltale artifacts reveal details of the island's intriguing history and culture.


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Ancient X-Files DVD-R
Ancient X-Files DVD-R
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Secret History of the Atom Bomb DVD-R
Secret History of the Atom Bomb DVD-R
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NGC delves into the tumultuous history of the atom bomb—filled with deception, twist,s and danger that even Hollywood couldn't make up. Culling from rarely seen archival footage and interviews with leading experts, we'll see how Soviet spies gathered top-secret information during WWII. Learn why China shared its nuclear weapons technology with other countries. Find out how Israel's nuclear weapons program was exposed by a disgruntled worker who leaked information before being kidnapped.


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Medieval Fight Book DVD-R
Medieval Fight Book DVD-R
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Violent, secretive, and packed full of knowledge, Medieval Fight Book uncovers the real story of Europe in the Middle Ages. Using historical recreations, amazing CGI and leading historians, Medieval Fight Book reveals that medieval society was far more sophisticated and peculiar than we realized. Hidden in a dusty library, this obscure and strange manuscript contains unique imagery of bloody but highly sophisticated combat, futuristic designs and inventions, ingenious engineering and judicial duels. Hans Talhoffer’s 1459 fight book is one of the medieval worlds’ most mysterious manuscripts, challenging the legends and myths that surrounded this often misunderstood period of our history.


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Search for the Head of John the Baptist DVD-R
Search for the Head of John the Baptist DVD-R
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It is potentially one of the greatest archaeological discoveries in the history of Christianity, the ruins of one of the oldest monasteries in Europe. Here, under the location where the altar once stood, scientists have dug up an exquisite marble box holding what they believe to be the bones of John the Baptist, the man who baptized Jesus. If the date of the bones lines up with the Bible’s profile of John, could it finally solve the mystery of what happened to his remains after his beheading, 2,000 years ago?


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Hitler's Secret Attack on America DVD-R
Hitler's Secret Attack on America DVD-R
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For the first time in history, National Geographic and a group of scientists search the ocean floor for a series of shipwrecks many Americans never heard about. Everyone knows that on December 7, 1941, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. But what most don’t know is just days later, Hitler sent his own force to devastate the East Coast. On December 19, the German Naval War Staff sent three U-boats to American waters. It was an assault so deadly, it was covered up by the U.S. government.


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National Geographic Classics: History's Notorious DVD Collection
National Geographic Classics: History's Notorious DVD Collection
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Explore some of history’s notorious mysteries and conspiracy theories in this collection of 6 classic programs.


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China's Secret Mummies DVD Exclusive
China's Secret Mummies DVD Exclusive
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In a remote Chinese desert, archaeologists have unearthed mummies that are thousands of years old, many with Indo-European features such as blond hair and blue eyes. Where did they come from? Dr. Spencer Wells, National Geographic explorer-in-residence and director of the National Geographic Genographic Project, goes on a mission to use advanced technology to decode the genetic identity of these unusually well-preserved mummies and open a unique window into the ancient migrations of mankind.


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Heroin Crisis DVD Exclusive
Heroin Crisis DVD Exclusive
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Heroin is one of the most addictive drugs on earth. Stronger, purer, and easier to get than ever before, heroin is attracting a whole new breed of addict. Dangerously pure, the newest forms of heroin can be snorted or smoked, rather than injected, attracting millions of new mainstream users. National Geographic investigates how the war in Afghanistan has inadvertently unleashed a deluge of heroin, enticing users from Kabul to Europe to America's heartland.


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Lockdown: Women Behind Bars DVD Exclusive
Lockdown: Women Behind Bars DVD Exclusive
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With 3,900 violent female offenders, Valley State Prison for Women in Chowchilla, California, is one of the largest and most dangerous women's prisons in the nation. Last year, the prison recorded its first inmate murder, demonstrating that women can be every bit as violent as men. With female inmates becoming one of the fastest growing segments of California's prison population, officers are searching for ways to stop the drug trade and reduce violence.


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FBI Takedown DVD Exclusive
FBI Takedown DVD Exclusive
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Every day in the United States, 12,000 Special Agents spread out from 56 field offices to investigate a myriad of cases, but few have witnessed their efforts in the field up close and personal, until now. With extraordinary access to teams of FBI agents, National Geographic cameras take you inside the perilous world of one of America's most elite law enforcement agencies, offering a rare glimpse of their investigative strategies and techniques in action.


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Iraq's Guns for Hire DVD Exclusive
Iraq's Guns for Hire DVD Exclusive
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For up to $600 a day, private security contractors in Iraq's war zone put their lives on the line to protect V.I.P.s and to transport critical supplies. Now, National Geographic travels alongside three teams on missions in the "kill zone" to reveal street rules of defense, tools for surviving ambushes and preparedness for the unexpected. Learn how specially designed vehicle armor and customized weapons help these mercenaries survive being targeted by insurgents.


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Lockdown: Total Control DVD Exclusive
Lockdown: Total Control DVD Exclusive
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Go inside one of the newest high-tech maximum-security prisons in the United States—Alexander Correctional Institution in Taylorsville, North Carolina. In this prison, which has earned the nickname "hell" from inmates, see how officers use sophisticated technology—and unconventional methods—to keep a "choke hold" on its violent prisoners. National Geographic uncovers the secrets behind this penitentiary and demonstrates how it has been specifically built to prevent any kind of inmate escape attempts.


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Daughters Left Behind DVD Exclusive
Daughters Left Behind DVD Exclusive
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Women are being incarcerated in record numbers—and the majority of women in prison are mothers. Since mothers are often the primary or sole caregivers to their children, their incarceration can destroy a family. Lisa Ling sets out to understand what life is like for the daughters of women behind bars and how new programs are attempting to help break the cycle of imprisonment from mother to daughter.


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Super Carrier DVD Exclusive
Super Carrier DVD Exclusive
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The USS Eisenhower is the pinnacle of aircraft carrier technology. The 97,000-ton steel monster boasts next-generation radar and combat capabilities and is run by 6,000 personnel. See it in action during her final trials before combat.


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Secret Lives of Jesus DVD Exclusive
Secret Lives of Jesus DVD Exclusive
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More than 1,500 years ago, ancient writings were buried that offered alternative narratives about Jesus of Nazareth. Rediscovered within the last century, these texts—once considered scandalous and deemed heretical—offer more questions than answers. Secret Lives of Jesus examines these mysterious lost stories of Christ, exploring the fundamental questions surrounding the texts. Who wrote them and why? How do they compare to the accepted New Testament gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John? And why were the stories forgotten for so long?


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Lockdown: Gang Wars DVD Exclusive
Lockdown: Gang Wars DVD Exclusive
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National Geographic takes you inside one of the United States' most violent and dangerous maximum-security prisons—Salinas Valley State Prison in Soledad, California. With nearly 200 gang-related attacks each year, overcrowded conditions have increased tensions for both officers and inmates. Hear firsthand how fights and murders are organized by gang leaders and how out-numbered officers can easily be at the mercy of a gang war.


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Tiny Humans: The Hobbits of Flores DVD Exclusive
Tiny Humans: The Hobbits of Flores DVD Exclusive
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In an extraordinary discovery that made front page headlines around the world, scientists uncovered evidence of a race of "hobbit-sized" prehistoric species on a remote Indonesian island. A full-grown adult would have been as tall as an average four-year old child today. Researchers believe this ancient race lived at the same time as modern humans, sharing the earth for at least 80,000 years. National Geographic delivers the world's first in-depth documentary of this groundbreaking find.


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Pyramids of Death DVD Exclusive
Pyramids of Death DVD Exclusive
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The ancient city of Teotihuacan in Mexico was home to one of the most powerful and least understood civilizations. The civilization appeared out of nowhere to build some of the largest pyramids in the world, only to mysteriously vanish almost one thousand years later. National Geographic follows ground-breaking excavations that have nearly turn on its head what was previously known or thought about the civilization of Teotihuacan.


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Drowning New Orleans DVD Exclusive
Drowning New Orleans DVD Exclusive
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On August 28, 2005, an early Sunday morning, America woke up to a shocking surprise. Katrina, a moderate "category one" hurricane that recently skirted Florida, had blown up and had become into a "category five" killer and it was headed straight for New Orleans. Join National Geographic as we survey the vast devastation after Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans.


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Search for the Afghan Girl DVD Exclusive
Search for the Afghan Girl DVD Exclusive
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In 1985, the haunting picture of an Afghan refugee girl with startling sea-green eyes graced the cover of National Geographic magazine. Now, the search is on to find the nameless woman whose youthful image became a global symbol of wartime dignity, resilience, and survival. Journey with us to the Afghan-Pakistan border with the photographer who took this world-famous picture as he attempts to track down his anonymous subject, following clues and rumors through the twisting byways of a teeming refugee camp. On a mission to solve this 17-year-old mystery of the girl with the green eyes, FBI investigators apply cutting-edge eye-scanning and face-recognition technology to crack the ultimate "missing person" case.


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Where's Amelia Earhart? DVD
Where's Amelia Earhart? DVD
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As world famous aviator Amelia Earhart closed in on her record-setting attempt to fly around the world in July 1937, she disappeared somewhere over the Pacific Ocean—vanishing without a trace. Did she run out of fuel and crash into the sea? C ould she have survived? Investigators have built the case that Amelia Earhart was a pawn in an espionage plot for President Franklin D. Roosevelt, while eyewitnesses testified that she was captured by the Japanese military. Examining facts and evidence, National Geographic explores one of the most fiercely debated mysteries of all time.


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The First Grader DVD
The First Grader DVD
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In a small, remote mountain top primary school in the Kenyan bush, hundreds of children are jostling for a chance for the free education newly promised by the Kenyan government. One new applicant causes astonishment when he knocks on the door of the school. He is Maruge (Oliver Litondo), an old Mau Mau veteran in his eighties, who is desperate to learn to read at this late stage of his life. He fought for the liberation of his country and now feels he must have the chance of an education so long denied—even if it means sitting in a classroom alongside six-year-olds.


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24 Hours After Hiroshima DVD
24 Hours After Hiroshima DVD
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The atomic bombing of Hiroshima, on August 6, 1945, was a moment that changed the world. Power that fueled the stars had been unleashed and turned into a lethal technology. Now learn the second-by-second story of that defining moment through those hit hardest by that weapon – the survivors. Interwoven throughout the survivors' stories, we hear from atomic bomb experts like Massachusetts Institute of Technology Professor Theodore Postol and "The Making of the Atomic Bomb" author Richard Rhodes, who draw from declassified military reports to break down the bomb's devastating effects and the lasting implications of humanity's newfound power to destroy the world.


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The President's Photographer DVD
The President's Photographer DVD
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Peter Souza is never far behind President Obama. In fact, sometimes he’s ahead of him. As the President’s chief White House photographer, Souza is the President’s shadow.

With unprecedented access, National Geographic follows the President’s photographer inside the Obama White House—aboard Air Force One, backstage at the State of the Union, and into the heart of the West Wing. It’s a behind-the-scenes look at the everyday grit of the American presidency and a chance to see what it’s like to cover the most powerful man in the world—for history. Narrated by Morgan Freeman.


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America Before Columbus DVD
America Before Columbus DVD
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History books traditionally depict the pre-Columbus Americas as a pristine wilderness where small native villages lived in harmony with nature. But scientific evidence tells us that America wasn't exactly a "New World," but a very old one whose inhabitants had built a vast infrastructure of cities, orchards, canals, and causeways. But after Columbus set foot in the Americas, an endless wave of explorers, conquistadors and settlers arrived, and with each of their ships came a Noah's Ark of plants, animals—and disease. In the first 100 years of contact, entire civilizations were wiped out and the landscape was changed forever.


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The Lost JFK Tapes: The Assassination DVD
The Lost JFK Tapes: The Assassination DVD
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For nearly 45 years, hundreds of hours of news footage and radio reports quietly languished in Dallas—first kept under wraps by the local news stations who owned them, then in the vault of a museum dedicated to preserving the memory of the day John F. Kennedy was killed.


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Hard Time: Changes Behind Bars DVD Exclusive
Hard Time: Changes Behind Bars DVD Exclusive
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National Geographic reveals how doing time in an extreme world such as Georgia's paramilitary correctional system can transform someone. For some inmates, the change starts physically, often in the form of an illegal prison tattoo that can guarantee time in solitary confinement. Others become what some call "the female gender" behind bars.


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Hard Time: The Ropes DVD Exclusive
Hard Time: The Ropes DVD Exclusive
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Hays State Prison is one of the toughest facilities in Georgia. Follow new inmates as they are forced to learn the ropes and face the hurdles that come with entering a new prison. And experience the front lines of being a corrections officer in a facility where tensions run especially high and where the system's efforts to control inmates can make its officers targets.


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