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Ghost Ships of the Great Lakes DVD-R
Ghost Ships of the Great Lakes DVD-R
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Category: DVDs/Culture, History and Religion/U.S. History

The discovery of a human skull in the depths of Lake Superior begins a story that will take historian and author Brendon Baillod across two Great Lakes and a century of history. It takes him and a team of elite technical divers more than 20 miles off Milwaukee where they discover the wreck of one of Lake Michigans lost queens. It takes them to the remote waters of Lake Superior where they risk their lives to determine the identity of yet another lost ship. And it takes us into the forgotten life of a brave and stubborn woman who lived, and died, on these wild waters. Whether her presence cursed these lost ships, or a more earthly explanation can be found, the Great Lakes reputation as a graveyard for mariners stands firm.


$19.95
San Francisco's Great Quake DVD
San Francisco's Great Quake DVD
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Category: DVDs/Culture, History and Religion/U.S. History

On April 18, 1906, the greatest natural disaster in American history strikes without warning. Concrete buildings explode into clouds of dust and rubble, and fires break out by the thousands. For the next three days, San Francisco's corrupt and charismatic Mayor takes the helm of this city under siege, making decisions that are swift and radical. This is the terrifying and inspiring tale of a pitched battle between man and nature told by the stories of people who lived through it.


$24.95
$9.99
Unlocking the Great Pyramid DVD
Unlocking the Great Pyramid DVD
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Category: DVDs/Culture, History and Religion/Ancient Civilizations

When ancient architects completed construction on the Great Pyramid at Giza, they left behind the greatest riddle of the engineering world—how did builders lift limestone blocks weighing an average of two and a half tons 480 feet up onto the top of the Pyramid? For centuries, adventurers and Egyptologists have crawled through every passageway and chamber of the Pyramid, measuring and collecting data in an attempt to determine how it was built.


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$19.99
Into the Great Pyramid DVD
Into the Great Pyramid DVD
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Category: DVDs/Culture, History and Religion/Ancient Civilizations

Noted Egyptologist Zahi Al-Hawass showcases the most up-to-date archaeological work going on in Egypt and reveals new discoveries that may shed light on some of the most enduring mysteries of the pyramids. You'll witness the opening of Egypt's oldest intact sarcophagus and follow a specially-designed robot as it reveals what lies beyond a blocking stone in the Great Pyramid's mysterious southern shaft. You'll learn more about how the Great Pyramids were built, as a worker's city is unearthed and its clues are revealed for the first time.


$24.95
Lost Kingdom of the Maya DVD Exclusive
Lost Kingdom of the Maya DVD Exclusive
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Category: DVDs/Culture, History and Religion/Ancient Civilizations

Explore the ruins of the most highly developed civilization in the jungles of Mexico and Central America that mysteriously collapsed more than a thousand years ago. You'll hear the startling story of the kingdom's downfall and witness ancient rituals re-enacted on sites where they originally occurred.


$19.95
Ancient Voices, Modern World: Colombia & Amazon DVD Exclusive
Ancient Voices, Modern World: Colombia & Amazon DVD Exclusive
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Category: DVDs/Adventure and Exploration

Colombia
Acclaimed anthropologist and explorer Wade Davis makes a remarkable journey into the heart of war-torn Colombia to visit one of the indigenous groups that call themselves the Elder Brothers. These extraordinary people claim to be the last descendants of a once-great civilization, the Tairona, and to speak with their voice. Could they be the last window we have on the great high civilizations of the ancient Americas?


$19.95
National Geographic Classics: Mysteries of the Past DVD Collection
National Geographic Classics: Mysteries of the Past DVD Collection
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Category: DVDs/Culture, History and Religion/Ancient Civilizations

National Geographic explores great mysteries of the past in this collection of 6 library classics.


$24.95
Alaska State Troopers: Season One 2-DVD Set
Alaska State Troopers: Season One 2-DVD Set
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Category: DVDs/Culture, History and Religion/U.S. History

They are the first line of defense on the last frontier, the roughly 400 state troopers who patrol the rugged and unforgiving terrain of Alaska. One of the toughest law enforcement agencies in the nation, these officers often travel hundreds of miles in piercing subzero temperatures, where any person they encounter could be armed.


$27.95
Civil Warriors 3-DVD Set
Civil Warriors 3-DVD Set
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Category: DVDs/Culture, History and Religion/U.S. History

In the wake of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, National Geographic follows descendants of ordinary Americans as they embark on personal journeys to discover the stories of their ancestors in the bloodiest war in American history.


$29.95
Great Mysteries Classics DVD Collection
Great Mysteries Classics DVD Collection
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Category: DVDs/Adventure and Exploration

Explore some of history’s enduring mysteries in this three-disc collection featuring five National Geographic classics. Join the quest to reveal the real story behind Princess Anastasia’s death; investigate the mysterious disappearances of ships, planes and people in the Bermuda Triangle; and join the search for new clues to what really happened during the infamous escape from Alcatraz. From Amelia Earhart’s shocking disappearance to tantalizing new clues surrounding the identity of Jack the Ripper, National Geographic explores history’s great unsolved mysteries from a fresh perspective, revealing new evidence, theories and insights.


$29.95
Secrets of Jerusalem's Holiest Sites DVD
Secrets of Jerusalem's Holiest Sites DVD
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Category: DVDs/Culture, History and Religion/Religion

Its name means ''city of peace.'' But as a focal point of three major world religions, and home to some of those faiths' holiest sites, Jerusalem has witnessed 3,000 years of bloody conflict, intrigue and passion. National Geographic, with exclusive access, intimately explores locales held sacred by Christians, Jews and Muslims.


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Birth of Civilization DVD
Birth of Civilization DVD
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Category: DVDs/Culture, History and Religion/Ancient Civilizations

The Earth has witnessed the birth, growth and disappearance of numerous species. But one species, Homo sapiens, set off to conquer the world. Man hunted and domesticated animals, built cities, developed complex civilizations, and also created war in his quest to dominate throughout time.


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Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West Blu-ray Disc
Lewis & Clark: Great Journey West Blu-ray Disc
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Category: DVDs/Adventure and Exploration

Relive one of the greatest tales of adventure and exploration in history, as National Geographic brings to life the epic journey of Lewis, Clark, their guide Sacagawea, and the brave Corps of Discovery across the land that would become the United States. Now, two hundred years after the launch of this ambitious expedition, experience first-hand the danger and breathtaking beauty of the unknown West as it unfolded before the eyes of Lewis & Clark.


$34.95
The Quest for Noah's Flood and Egypt: Secrets of the Pharaohs DVD
The Quest for Noah's Flood and Egypt: Secrets of the Pharaohs DVD
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Category: DVDs/Culture, History and Religion/Ancient Civilizations

National Geographic commemorates 125 years of exploration by reintroducing timeless classics featuring "great explorations" from its archives.


$24.95
When Rome Ruled 3-DVD Set
When Rome Ruled 3-DVD Set
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Category: DVDs/Culture, History and Religion/World Cultures

National Geographic's groundbreaking 8-part series reveals ancient Rome's hidden treasures and untold stories as never before. From iconic figures including Caligula, Caesar and Constantine, to epic events such as the eruption of Vesuvius, the invasion of Britain, and fall of Rome, When Rome Ruled reveals a startling up-to-date vision of the ancient empire and challenges our perception of what we know about the Romans and their lives. New discoveries about the Roman gladiators, Pompeii doomsday, and Caesar's assassination provide fresh insights into the empire that not only influenced Western civilization, but created it.


$34.95
The Great Dinosaur Escape DVD-R
The Great Dinosaur Escape DVD-R
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Category: DVDs/Animals and Nature/Animals and Wildlife

Long description.


$19.95
Pearl Harbor Legacy of Attack DVD
Pearl Harbor Legacy of Attack DVD
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Category: DVDs/Culture, History and Religion/War and Military

National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Robert Ballard tackles one of the enduring mysteries of World War II—the role of a Japanese midget sub in the attack on Pearl Harbor. As he heads out to locate the sub's wreckage, Ballard is intrigued by the possibilities. Was the submarine Pearl Harbor's first casualty? Could it have escaped the U.S. destroyer that fired upon it? And, perhaps most critical, why didn't the sub's presence tip American forces to the approaching attack?

Ballard's quest is only part of the story. Survivors' accounts describe the attack in gripping, horrifying detail, and commentary by esteemed historian Stephen Ambrose sets Pearl Harbor into its historical context. Footage from a remotely operated submersible yields unprecedented glimpses of the U.S.S. Arizona, the downed battleship that still rests in the murky waters of Pearl Harbor.


$24.95
Casino Wars DVD-R
Casino Wars DVD-R
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Professional cheaters have come a long way from counting cards. Today, modern gadgets including lasers and microcomputers are helping them beat the house. Meet a former cheater who used a light-wand to swindle $1 million from slot machines. Then, at the Aria Hotel and Casino, gain exclusive access to a subterranean surveillance facility where the latest advancements in digital surveillance and biometric identification technology are being used.


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The Great Inca Rebellion DVD
The Great Inca Rebellion DVD
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History reports that the mighty Inca were swiftly wiped out by a small band of Conquistadors. But new evidence is being unearthed that may help re-write history. Remains of those who died in battle have been discovered, and for the first time physical evidence is suggesting that Spain's conquest of the Incan Empire may have actually taken twenty years. Brought to life through CGI reconstruction and reenactments, the untold epic saga of decades of guerilla warfare and rebellion are finally revealed as National Geographic uncovers the truth behind the Inca's last stand.


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Inside 9/11 DVD Set
Inside 9/11 DVD Set
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Category: DVDs/Culture, History and Religion/U.S. History

We'll never forget the day the world changed. Go beyond what has been reported and get a clearer picture of the day that redefined our nation. This 2-disc DVD Set offers new insights into the worst terrorist attack on American soil. Since the attack we have been barraged with information, creating a cloud of confusion for many. Details continue to come to light and patterns continue to emerge even after the 9/11 Commission released its report. The information in this film is of unprecedented scope and goes beyond what's been widely reported to reveal a clearer picture of events. With meticulous attention to detail and firsthand storytelling, this DVD Set presents a comprehensive and compelling perspective on that tragic day, from the earliest roots of al Qaeda to the 1993 World Trade Center bombing to the attacks of September 11. Due to graphic content, parental discretion is advised. A portion of the net proceeds will be donated to benefit the victims of 9/11.


$29.95
$19.99
Doomsday Preppers Season Two DVD
Doomsday Preppers Season Two DVD
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Category: DVDs/Culture, History and Religion/U.S. History

Preppers come in all shapes and sizes—men and women, young and old, they live and work like most Americans. But their ultimate goal in life is preparing for the end. While stockpiles of food and weapons may seem like over the top preparations to some, for doomsday preppers they represent basic responsibility and peace of mind. They will go to whatever lengths deemed necessary to make sure they are prepared if basic services should falter, and chaos and violence become the order of the day.


$34.95
Napoleon's Final Battle DVD
Napoleon's Final Battle DVD
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Napoleon Bonaparte's astonishing rise to power made him an absolute ruler unmatched since the days of the Roman Caesars. But by 1814, an alliance of implacable enemies had conquered the ''Corsican ogre'' and banished him to the tiny island prison of Elba. Napoleon, however, was anything but defeated. Through cutting-edge imagery and powerful dramatic recreations, plunge into the chaos of 19th-century warfare and political intrigue as Napoleon mounts his last, whirlwind campaign. And witness the epic, history-changing battle that would bring a cataclysmic end to his dream of ruling the world.


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$3.99
Wrath of the Tsar: Peter the Great DVD
Wrath of the Tsar: Peter the Great DVD
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Join Icons of Power as we get swept up in the whirlwind of Russia's greatest Tsar, following his journey from traumatic childhood to his triumphs on the battlefields and seas of Eurasia. Lush, dramatic reenactments and rich cinematography will heighten our feel for the terrible bloodshed of Peter's youth, the evolution of his unrelenting passions, and the obsession with everything new that would define his life and his reign.


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Empress of Ambition: Catherine the Great DVD
Empress of Ambition: Catherine the Great DVD
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Category: DVDs/Culture, History and Religion/World Cultures

Join National Geographic's Icons of Power as we venture into the court of the Empress Catherine the Great and bear witness to epic history and scandals of truly royal proportions. With sweeping cinematography and rich, dramatic reenactments soaked in 18th Century detail, Catherine the Great traces Catherine's journey from a humble, impoverished home in Germany to the throne of an empire that spanned one-sixth of the globe.


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$3.99
Engineering Egypt DVD
Engineering Egypt DVD
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Category: DVDs/Culture, History and Religion/Ancient Civilizations

Monumental in scale and sophisticated in design, the engineering triumphs of the ancient Egyptians still inspire awe to this day. This in-depth National Geographic special explores how two of Egypt's mightiest pharaohs—Khufu and Ramses II—built their way to immortality. From the colossal Great Pyramid of Giza to the stunning, rock-carved temples of Abu Simbel, Engineering Egypt provides an extraordinary new perspective on the history, passion and purpose behind an ancient people's quest to achieve the most daring dream of all: eternal life.


$24.95
Complete National Geographic - 2010 Annual Update DVD-ROM
Complete National Geographic - 2010 Annual Update DVD-ROM
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Customers who purchased the original Complete National Geographic with issues through 2009 can update their collection with all 2010 issues on one DVD-ROM.


$9.95
$6.99
The Complete National Geographic on 7 DVD-ROMs
The Complete National Geographic on 7 DVD-ROMs
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Browse 123 years of National Geographic magazine—more than 1,400 issues, 8,000 articles, 200,000 photographs, and hundreds of maps exactly as they appeared in print. Our definitive collection of every issue of National Geographic magazine through 2011 is digitally reproduced in high resolution. Use the visual interface to explore a topic, find photographs, browse the globe, or wander on your own expedition. Includes bonus DVD featuring the history of the National Geographic Society. Requires Windows® 7/Vista/XP/2000 or Mac® OS X v10.4 or later. Internet access required for some features.


$79.95
$13.99