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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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The Nation's Playground
MPBN: Home Series, Moving Image, 00:28:01

With its remarkable coastline, deep-green forest, and rolling landscape, Maine has been a favorite place for visitors for over a century. During the late 1800s, trains and steamboats brought visitors to every corner of the state. Over the last century, tourism has grown into Maine’s largest industry.

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Tourism -- Maine -- History

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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

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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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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

Edwin H. Eddy's recollection of his visit to a logging camp, 1880
Maine Historical Society, Text

Recollections of Edwin H. Eddy's visit to a logging camp near Moosehead Lake in 1880.

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Cutler, Thatcher & Company
Eddy, Edwin H.
Eddy, Edwin H. -- Personal narratives
Eddy, Johnathan
Lumber trade -- Maine
Lumbering -- Maine
Lumbermen -- Maine
Moosehead Lake -- History

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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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Moose lottery, Augusta, 1982
Maine Historical Society, Still Image

A large crowd was on hand to watch the second drawing of the Maine moose lottery in Augusta on May 19, 1982. Outdoor writer Bud Leavitt, at mike, read off the winners' names as Arnold Clay got the ticket holders' cards from Amy Winterbottom, 8, of Wayne, who was digging down deep in the large drum.

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Authors, Maine
Clay, Arnold
Clay, Arnold -- Photographs
Hunting -- Maine
Leavitt, Bud
Leavitt, Ralph, 1917-1994 -- Photographs
Lotteries -- Maine -- Augusta
Maine Moose Lottery
Moose -- Maine
Winterbottom, Amy
Winterbottom, Amy -- Photographs

Willard Jalbert and the Moose
Maine Folklife Center, Sound

Selection from an interview with Willard Jalbert about his work as a guide on the Allegash River. In the selection, Jalbert tells a story about the time he rode on the back of a moose.

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Hunting guides
Hunting, Trapping and the Fur Trade
Outdoor recreation

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Trails, Rails, and Roads
MPBN: Home Series, Moving Image, 00:28:01

The story of transportation in Maine is the story of the state's ongoing challenge to keep its people connected both to economic markets and to each other. Whether it's Route 113 in western Maine, US Route 1 meandering up the coast, or the once plentiful rail routes that joined every corner of the state, Maine's communities have been formed by the patterns of transportation.

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