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 Sherman Library Popular Non-Fiction DVD 1st Floor  DVD 497.42 CRACKING    AVAILABLE  
Title Cracking the Maya code / a Nova production in association with Night Fire Films and ARTE France ; written and directed by David Lebrun ; produced for Nova and narration by Sarah Holt ; produced by Rosey Guthrie and David Lebrun ; edited by Nathan Hendrie, David Lebrun, and Eric Marin.
Edition Widescreen.
OCLC 232153792
ISBN 9781593758356
ISBN/ISSN 783421425897
Music number WG42589 WGBH
Publisher [Boston] : WGBH Educational Foundation : WGBH, 2008.
Description 1 videodisc (54 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
LC Subject heading/s Coe, Michael D. -- Television adaptations.
Mayan languages -- Writing.
Inscriptions, Mayan.
Archaeology -- Mexico -- History.
Archaeology -- Central America -- History.
Mexico -- Antiquities.
Central America -- Antiquities.
System details note DVD, NTSC, region 1, 16:9 anamorphic presentation; Dolby Digital.
Participant or performer note Narrated by Jay O. Sanders.
Creation/Production credits Editors, Nathan Hendrie, David Lebrun, and Eric Marin ; cinematography, Amy Halpern, Steven Kline ; music, Yuval Ron, Ed Tomney.
Summary The ancient Maya civilization of Central America left behind an intricate and mysterious hieroglyphic script carved on monuments and painted on pottery and bark books. This program highlights the ingenious breakthroughs that cracked the code, unleashing a flood of dramatic new insights about the ancient civilization.
Contents 1. The forgotten Maya temples -- 2. A hidden history -- 3. Political roadblock -- 4. Child's play -- 5. Cultural revelations.
Language note Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired; described for the visually impaired.
General note Originally broadcast as an episode of the television program Nova on Apr. 8, 2008.
Based on the book, Breaking the Maya code, by Michael D. Coe.
Special features: Printable materials for educators; access to the Nova web site; closed captions; described for the visually impaired.
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