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TTC Video - Experiencing America: A Smithsonian Tour through American History [Repost]

TTC Video - Experiencing America: A Smithsonian Tour through American History
Course No. 8576 | .M4V, AVC, 2000 kbps, 640x360 | English, AAC, 128 kbps, 2 Ch | 24x30 mins | + PDF Guidebook | 8.14 GB
Lecturer: Richard Kurin, Ph.D.

Smithsonian Channel - Secrets of the Taj Mahal (2014)  Video

Posted by Tutorial at Dec. 8, 2016
Smithsonian Channel - Secrets of the Taj Mahal (2014)

Smithsonian Channel - Secrets of the Taj Mahal (2014)
HDTV | 1280 x 720 | .MP4/AVC @ 3000 Kbps | 46mins | English AAC 160 Kbps, 2 channels | 1.01 GB
Genre: Documentary, History

It is considered a wonder of the world, and one of the most popular tourist attractions on Earth, but few realize that the Taj Mahal was built as a monument to eternal love. This is the story of Shah Jahan, ruler of India's mighty Mogul Empire, and his queen, Mumtaz Mahal, and of a love too perfect to survive. The Queen's tragic death moved Jahan to construct a shrine worthy of her name, but with this iconic structure, he would ultimately pay a terrible price to complete his life's work.

Smithsonian Channel - Fall of Japan: In Color (2015)  Video

Posted by Tutorial at Dec. 2, 2016
Smithsonian Channel - Fall of Japan: In Color (2015)

Smithsonian Channel - Fall of Japan: In Color (2015)
HDTV | 1280 x 720 | .MP4/AVC @ 3299 Kbps | 46mn 1s | 1.11 GB
Audio: English AAC 144 Kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary, War

When American troops joined the epic battle against the Japanese in World War II, a British journalist followed along, equipped with a movie camera, some rolls of color film, and a powerful friendship with General Douglas MacArthur. Follow the travels of war correspondent William Courtenay and his unrivaled reporting on the Pacific campaign and its great commander. Then witness his remarkable archival recordings, from multiple island attacks to the aftermath of the bombings of Nagasaki and Hiroshima.

Smithsonian Channel - Black Mamba: Kiss of Death (2013)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Aug. 15, 2015
Smithsonian Channel - Black Mamba: Kiss of Death (2013)

Smithsonian Channel - Black Mamba: Kiss of Death (2013)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 3870 Kbps | 46mn 1s | Audio: English AAC 128 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None | 1.24 GiB
Genre: Documentary

The bite of the black mamba is known by South African locals as the "kiss of death." A single strike can deliver enough neurotoxic venom to kill 15 grown men. It has one of Africa's worst reputations, but does it deserve its bad rap? Behind the bad press lies a mercurial reptile that is quite shy. Follow a female mamba looking for a home to incubate her eggs while avoiding her main enemy: humans. Then join snake bounty hunter Simon Keys, whose black mamba sanctuary offers a unique look at the secret behavior of this much-maligned snake.

Smithsonian Music: The Definitive Visual History (repost)  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by zxcvbn at May 23, 2015
Smithsonian Music: The Definitive Visual History (repost)

Smithsonian Music: The Definitive Visual History
English | 2013 | True PDF | ISBN: 1465414363 | 482 pages | 144 Mb

Smithsonian Channel - Mighty Ships (2015)  Video

Posted by notbanned at April 3, 2015
Smithsonian Channel - Mighty Ships (2015)

Smithsonian Channel - Mighty Ships (2015)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MP4/AVC @ 3526 Kbps | 6x~43min | Audio: English AAC 160 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None | 6.7 GiB
Genre: Documentary

Set sail on the world's mightiest ships as they embark on some of the most challenging, dangerous jobs a working boat will ever face. These marvels of marine technology are built for anything the heavens and oceans can dole out, and the dedicated men and women who work aboard these ships are equally battle-tested. From a dredger deepening a massive harbor to the construction and maiden voyage of a luxury mega cruiser, experience it all firsthand on this first-rate, high seas adventure.

Smithsonian Channel - Stonehenge Empire (2014)  Video

Posted by notbanned at Sept. 22, 2014
Smithsonian Channel - Stonehenge Empire (2014)

Smithsonian Channel - Stonehenge Empire (2014)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 3138 Kbps | 1h 32mn | Audio: English AC3 384 kbps, 6 channels | Subs: None | 2.31 GiB
Genre: Documentary

For centuries, Stonehenge has been cloaked in mystery. Who built it? How did they do it? Why did they do it and what is its significance? Now, a team of archaeologists takes a high-tech approach to find out, and their discoveries will exceed all expectations. Learn the full story of the world's most investigated prehistoric site, featuring a forgotten people who were meticulous planners, profound believers and true warriors. It's a 10,000-year-old tale, pieced together by state-of-the-art survey equipment and compelling archaeological evidence.

Smithsonian Channel - Hitler's Riches (2014)  Video

Posted by notbanned at July 15, 2014
Smithsonian Channel - Hitler's Riches (2014)

Smithsonian Channel - Hitler's Riches (2014)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MKV/AVC @ 2401 Kbps | 46mn 0s | Audio: English AC3 384 kbps, 6 channels | Subs: None | 935 MiB
Genre: Documentary

Months after World War II, an extraordinary discovery was made inside a captured Nazi official's coat lining: the last will and testament of Adolf Hitler. Discover the untold story of the notorious dictator's controversial final document, written just hours before he took his life, and learn the secrets he tried to take to his grave. Our investigation reveals the only surviving witness of the will's discovery, the Austrian salt mine where Hitler hid his stolen art collection, and the surprising home of some of Hitler's last-known relatives.

The Smithsonian Book of Presidential Trivia  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Grev27 at June 28, 2014
The Smithsonian Book of Presidential Trivia

Smithsonian Institution, Amy Pastan, "The Smithsonian Book of Presidential Trivia"
English | ISBN: 1588343251 | 2013 | EPUB | 240 pages | 72 MB

Smithsonian Channel - History in HD: America in Space (2008)  Video

Posted by notbanned at March 21, 2014
Smithsonian Channel - History in HD: America in Space (2008)

Smithsonian Channel - History in HD: America in Space (2008)
HDTV | 1280x704 | .MKV/AVC @ 3282 Kbps | 46mn 39s | Audio: English AC3 384 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English | 1.22 GiB
Genre: Documentary

Explore NASA's development from its founding in 1958 to its preparation for a moon landing. The beginning of space exploration was full of questions and unknowns; until they started sending living organisms into orbit, no one knew if the vacuum of outer space would be deadly. This film provides a 10-year history of National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) role in the exploration of space. It describes major accomplishments in aeronautics, atmospheric research, the use of scientific and applications satellites, studies of the moon and planets, and manned space flight. Originally released in 1968, this film is more than an account of hardware evolution. Tracing back to the birth of American space exploration, it recounts the unshakable optimism of a time when space seemed to offer unlimited opportunities.