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Ancient World Classics DVD Collection
Ancient World Classics DVD Collection
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Category: DVDs/Culture, History and Religion/Ancient Civilizations

Unearth the fascinating secrets of ancient worlds in this three-disc collection featuring five National Geographic classics. From the location of the fabled city of Atlantis and the significance of the mysterious Stonehenge monument to the truth behind the legendary King Tut curse, National Geographic sheds new light on the intriguing mysteries left behind by once-powerful ancient civilizations.


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Taboo: Season 7 DVD-R Set
Taboo: Season 7 DVD-R Set
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Taboo: Season Eight, Volume 1 DVD-R
Taboo: Season Eight, Volume 1 DVD-R
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Category: DVDs/Culture, History and Religion/World Cultures

Do we really know who our co-workers, loved ones and friends are? Maybe not as well as we think. Each hour-long episode of Taboo examines a topic from a variety of cultures and perspectives, venturing into closed worlds rarely seen.


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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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Category: DVDs/Culture, History and Religion/World Cultures

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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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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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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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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Living Treasures of Japan DVD Exclusive
Living Treasures of Japan DVD Exclusive
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Amid the clamor of technological and economic success, a reverence for age, custom, and tradition endures in Japanese culture. The honorable title, "Living National Treasure", is the highest award that can be achieved in the Japanese arts. Some seventy master craftsmen and performers are bestowed with this title and are charged with passing on the country's artistic heritage to future generations. Living Treasures of Japan takes you into the homes and workshops of the remarkable people who quietly keep Japan's most precious creative traditions alive.


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China: Beyond the Clouds, Part 1 & Part 2 DVD Exclusive
China: Beyond the Clouds, Part 1 & Part 2 DVD Exclusive
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Travel to Lijiang and learn about life in China of the 1990s. At first, this small town may seem strange to you and its residents very different, but you'll quickly discover that people in Lijiang care about the same kinds of things as you. Watch the drama of the Lu family as they live and work. Follow Mr. Mu as he deals with the aftermath of his nephew's murder, and observe the official inquiry into the young teenager's death. See Dr. Tang use acupuncture to treat Little Swallow, a young girl with cerebral palsy. China: Beyond the Clouds is an intense journey into the dreams, anxieties, and joys of ordinary people living in an extraordinary time.


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Australia's Aborigines DVD Exclusive
Australia's Aborigines DVD Exclusive
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In a spectacularly beautiful and remote corner of northern Australia, a handful of people are living in the twilight of their culture. After 40,000 years, the Gandiu Aborigines are transferring the knowledge of their mysterious culture to what may be their last generation. Travel to their distant land to meet the tribal elders, explore the ancient myths of the Dreamtime, and see the extraordinary wildlife that inspires their sacred rock paintings. Join National Geographic for a moving and memorable portrait of Australia's Aborigines.


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Beijing Olympic Stadium DVD Exclusive
Beijing Olympic Stadium DVD Exclusive
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With the 2008 Summer Olympics only months away, get an early look at the Beijing Olympic Stadium. Seating 91,000 people and daringly designed with 42,000 tons of steel woven in the shape of a bird's nest, it's one of the most ambitious construction projects ever attempted. Experience the vivid detail and goliath sense of scale of what will likely be the pride of Beijing. This special examines the unique features of the "bird's nest" stadium, following its design, engineering, and construction up until its completion.


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Italy's Mystery Mummies DVD Exclusive
Italy's Mystery Mummies DVD Exclusive
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Scattered across the island of Sicily, beneath picturesque churches, are thousands of mummified bodies. And most mysterious of all is one of the last to be enshrined: she's known as the “sleeping beauty”—Rosalia Lombardo. A child barely two years old when she died nearly a century ago, Rosalia's corpse remains flawlessly preserved. Now, for the first time, a scientific team of mummy hunters is on the case, unearthing hundreds of Sicily's miraculous dead, exploring how this baffling culture of mummification could operate within the Catholic Church itself, and finally, revealing the secret formula behind Rosalia's perfect preservation.


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Afghanistan Revealed DVD Exclusive
Afghanistan Revealed DVD Exclusive
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Take a harrowing journey with author Sebastian Junger and photographer Reza deep into Afghanistan for the last interview with the assassinated resistance leader, Ahmed Shah Massoud. With never-before-seen footage, Afghanistan Revealed explores this war-torn country and the lives of its people as they struggle against the Taliban.


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Lost Fleet Of Columbus DVD
Lost Fleet Of Columbus DVD
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Taboo, Season I: 4 DVD Set
Taboo, Season I: 4 DVD Set
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Complex and controversial, this mesmerizing hit series offers an insider's view of closed worlds traditionally off-limits to outsiders. Witness stunning stories about rituals and traditions so shocking that you can't help but be attracted to them. Taboo crosses the barriers of modern society and explores the diversity of the human race where the secret, sacred, and eccentric are part of the everyday experience of humanity.


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Witch Hunter's Bible DVD Exclusive
Witch Hunter's Bible DVD Exclusive
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For the first time ever, an international investigation team joins forces to unravel the mysteries of the Malleus Maleficarum, or Hammer of Witches. Written in 1486, this infamous medieval manual changed the way the Western world saw evil. With detailed instructions on how to find, prosecute, and punish witches, the Malleus inspired centuries of accusation and bloodshed on both sides of the Atlantic.


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Child Mummy Sacrifice DVD Exclusive
Child Mummy Sacrifice DVD Exclusive
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Category: DVDs/Culture, History and Religion/World Cultures

Ten years ago, anthropologist Johan Reinhard, accompanied by Argentine and Peruvian colleagues, uncovered a sacred site at 22,000-feet on Mt. Llullaillaco. Beneath rock and ice, they discovered three Inca children each perfectly preserved. A six-year-old girl, a seven-year-old boy and a 15-year-old teenager they named the Maiden.


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Locked Up Abroad Season Five DVD-R Set
Locked Up Abroad Season Five DVD-R Set
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Category: DVDs/Culture, History and Religion/World Cultures

National Geographic's critically acclaimed series Locked Up Abroad, takes viewers inside firsthand accounts of capture, imprisonment and pure terror. Combining revealing personal interviews with dramatic re-enactments, each episode focuses on one extraordinary situation, recounting the brutality, the bravery and, in some cases, the bad decisions that put the traveler in the wrong place at the wrong time.


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All Roads Film Festival 5th Anniversary Collection DVD Set
All Roads Film Festival 5th Anniversary Collection DVD Set
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National Geographic's All Roads Film Festival Collection brings together a stunning variety of short and feature-length films by indigenous and minority-culture filmmakers from around the world. These award-winning films celebrate the diversity, community and exhilarating creativity of our worldwide human family.


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China's Lost Girls DVD
China's Lost Girls DVD
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Category: DVDs/Culture, History and Religion/World Cultures

National Geographic Ultimate Explorer host Lisa Ling examines the consequences of China's two-decades-old ''one-child policy,'' designed to curb the country's exploding population. Due to cultural, social, and economic factors, traditional preference leans toward boys, so girls are often hidden, aborted, or abandoned. As a result, tens of thousands of girls end up in orphanages across China.


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Taboo, Season II: 4 DVD Set
Taboo, Season II: 4 DVD Set
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Category: DVDs/Culture, History and Religion/World Cultures

Complex and controversial, this mesmerizing hit series offers an insider's view of closed worlds traditionally off-limits to outsiders. Witness stunning stories about rituals and traditions so shocking that you can't help but be attracted to them. Taboo crosses the barriers of modern society and explores the diversity of the human race where the secret, sacred, and eccentric are part of the everyday experience of humanity.


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Guns, Germs, and Steel 2-disc DVD Set
Guns, Germs, and Steel 2-disc DVD Set
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Category: DVDs/Culture, History and Religion/World Cultures

As seen on PBS and based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning book by Jared Diamond, who traveled the globe for more than 30 years trying to answer one of the big questions in world history: Why is the world so unequal? The answers he found—that the societies that developed food production techniques first were also the first to develop writing, technology, and government—were simple, yet extraordinary. Our DVD weaves together anthropology and science with epic historical reenactments that bring his fascinating theories to life.


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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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Pricing the Priceless DVD-R
Pricing the Priceless DVD-R
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Can you put a cash value on three of the world’s most iconic monuments: the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Eiffel Tower and New York’s Grand Central Station? One man sets about finding how much it would cost by modern standards to scrap them, build them or move them.


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Party Like DVD-R
Party Like DVD-R
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Party Like… goes behind the scenes at some of the world’s most extravagant parties, past and present, to discover what it takes to put on the biggest, most excessive and most outrageous events ever. What can modern party planners learn from the excesses of their forebears, who risked their reputations (and sometimes their lives) to please their eccentric, super wealthy clients?


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Russia and the West DVD-R
Russia and the West DVD-R
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Vladimir Putin, after eight years as President of Russia and four more as Prime Minister, is stubbornly holding onto power. He has announced his intention to return as President and declared his party the winner in parliamentary elections that are widely seen as fraudulent. In December, tens of thousands took to the streets in Moscow in the largest protests since Putin came to power. Putin began his career as a KGB officer. But when he became President, he made himself a valued ally of the West. How did he do it? And where did things go wrong with Washington and London? For the first time Putin’s top colleagues—and the Western statesmen who eventually clashed with him—tell the inside story of one of the world’s most powerful men.


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Drugs, Inc. Season Two DVD-R
Drugs, Inc. Season Two DVD-R
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Category: DVDs/Culture, History and Religion/World Cultures

Drugs is a multibillion-dollar industry that fuels crime and violence like no other substance on the planet. Turning cartel leaders into billionaires, the illegal drug industry also provides vital income to hundreds of thousands of poor workers across the globe. While some users sacrifice their lives to an addiction they can’t escape, others find drugs to be their only saving grace from physical or emotional pain almost impossible to overcome. Where should the lines be drawn in this lucrative industry?


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Taboo Season Nine DVD-R Set
Taboo Season Nine DVD-R Set
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Do we really know who our co-workers, loved ones, and friends are? Maybe not as well as we think. Taboo opens a window into the lives of individuals with surprising secrets and examines a topic from a variety of cultures and perspectives—venturing into closed worlds rarely seen.


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American Colony: Meet the Hutterites DVD
American Colony: Meet the Hutterites DVD
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Meet the Hutterites—a small religious colony in rural Montana who holds desperately to their sacred traditions while fighting the modern temptations of the outside world. King Colony is made up of 59 people and they are almost all related. This family lives together, works together, and worships God together, 7 days a week, 365 days a year, for their entire lives. And, like any family, this one doesn’t always agree. Most of the colony is holding tight to the age-old traditions of their ancestors, while others are flirting with modern society. Some feel that bringing modern technology, education, and ideas into the colony will only help it, while others fear that this modern way of thinking threatens their very existence. We follow the men, the women, the young, and the old, as they strive to live as proper Hutterites. Some will succeed, some will fail, and everyone will have a choice to make. This is the very first glimpse into the world of the Hutterites.


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