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MPBN: Quest Series, Moving Image, 0:56:43

For those plants and animals that don't migrate south for winter, a lot of preparation goes into getting ready for winter. When it comes to dealing with winter, plants and animals know things we humans don't.

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Winter -- New England
Seasons -- New England
Natural history -- New England

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Climate Change: In Our Backyard
MPBN: Quest Series, Moving Image, 0:56:45

Using close-to-home examples, the views of leading scientists come alive as they show how climate change can affect almost every aspect of our lives - and in turn, how we affect the climate.

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Climatic changes

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Bodies In Motion: The Biomechanics of Sports
MPBN: Quest Series, Moving Image, 0:54:36

Using athletics, QUEST takes a fresh look at the way our bodies move. Bridging the gap between research and the playing field, coaches, trainers and athletes themselves discover how to optimize performance and what to do when injury causes that performance to fail.

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Sports -- Physiological aspects
Human mechanics
Human locomotion

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MPBN: Quest Series, Moving Image, 00:58:03

Because spring comes so late to northern New England, things have to happen quickly and profusely. Spring is the time of year that wildlife and plants come to life again and get right to the business of creating new life.

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Spring -- New England
Seasons -- New England
Natural history -- New England

The Corn and Tobacco Mother
Maine Folklife Center, Text

Traditional Penobscot tale, "The Corn and Tobacco Mother", written by Molly Spotted Elk and included in her manuscript, Katahdin Wigwam's Tales.

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Native Americans
Penobscot Indian Nation
Penobscot Tribe

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The Penobscot Expedition and the Revolution
MPBN: Home Series, Moving Image, 0:26:45

The Penobscot disaster is usually regarded as the worst American Naval disaster with the exception of Pearl Harbor. An accidental archeological discovery in the Penobscot River sheds new light on the desperate last moments of the worst defeat of the American Revolution.

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Penobscot Expedition, 1779
History - Revolutionary War
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783

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MPBN: Quest Series, Moving Image, 00:58:03

As human activity silently globalizes our world, our modern day ecology is under onslaught from spreading alien organisms. These plants and animals are capable of moving aggressively into a habitat and monopolizing resources to the detriment of other species. Can scientists help us win the war against this bio-invasion?

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Invasive species

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People of the dawn
MPBN: Home Series, Moving Image, 0:26:37

The first and longest lasting period of Maine’s history is the world of the Native American, stretching from the retreat of the last Ice Age, 12,000 years to the present. People of the Dawn tells the story of the dynamic people who’ve inhabited the landscape of Maine.

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Native Americans
Canoes and canoeing
Maliseet Tribe
Micmac Tribe
Penobscot Tribe
Passamaquoddy Tribe
Wabanaki Tribe

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History of Human Influence
MPBN: Quest Series, Moving Image, 0:01:09

Scientists start to piece together the history of human influence in the Gulf of Maine by comparing Maine groups' bone samples.

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Marine biology.
Biological diversity.
Marine ecology

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A Part of the Main
MPBN: Home Series, Moving Image, 0:26:01

As Europeans began to look seriously towards Maine as a desirable economic region, there were many debates about who owned or controlled the varied and plentiful natural resources, especially timber. In the mid-1800’s, the timber harvest from the communities in the far north woods traveled via the river communities to the prosperous coast where the wealth of natural resources set sail for the world beyond. Today, these distinct regions remain intact, each with a different story to tell about how history has played itself out since that time.

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Natural resources

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