Firstbrook, P. L.
Most widely held works about P. L Firstbrook
Most widely held works by P. L Firstbrook
The Obamas : the untold story of an African family by P. L Firstbrook ( Book )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,186 libraries worldwide
The astonishing story of Barack Obama's Kenyan roots, "The Obamas" is the product of dozens of interviews with Obama's African relatives, presented by the first person to trace Obama's family history back 400 years and 23 generations.
Lost on Everest : the search for Mallory & Irvine by P. L Firstbrook ( Book )
27 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 877 libraries worldwide
The story of a 1999 expedition on Mt. Everest to discover the fate of two climbers that had last been seen in 1924 just a few hundred feet from the summit.
The voyage of the Matthew : John Cabot and the discovery of North America by P. L Firstbrook ( Book )
8 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 366 libraries worldwide
The Obamas [the untold story of an African family by P. L Firstbrook ( Recording )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 223 libraries worldwide
Everest ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 163 libraries worldwide
Discover the world's largest mountain and the highest peak in the world. "Everest, the death zone": In the wake of the 1996 disaster that took eight climbers in a single day, scientists follow a team of hikers to measure, for the first time ever, the toll high-altitude climbing takes on the heart, lungs, blood, and brain. "Everest, the mystery of Mallory and Irvine": The story of the early attempts on Mt. Everest and an exploration of the mystery surrounding the disappearance of George Mallory and Andrew Irvine just below the summit in 1924. "Lost on Everest": In May 1999, when Conrad Anker and his team accomplished their mission on Everest to discover the frozen body of George Mallory, legendary British mountaineer, their work had only just begun. Was there physical evidence to prove that Mallory reached the summit of Mount Everest 29 years before Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay? The film reveals the clues to this mystery offered by Mallory's body, clothes and personal belongings and offers archival film footage of Mallory's expeditions.
Surviving the Iron Age by P. L Firstbrook ( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 113 libraries worldwide
Lost on Everest ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 109 libraries worldwide
In May 1999, when Conrad Anker and his team accomplished their mission on Everest to discover the frozen body of George Mallory, legendary British mountaineer, their work had only just begun. Was there physical evidence to prove that Mallory reached the summit of Mount Everest 29 years before Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay? The film reveals the clues to this mystery offered by Mallory's body, clothes and personal belongings and offers archival film footage of Mallory's expeditions.
Paleoceanic reconstructions, 160-0 Ma ( Book )
8 editions published between 1978 and 1980 in English and Undetermined and held by 93 libraries worldwide
Desounen dialogue with death ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 71 libraries worldwide
Interviews with Haitians concerning the years of economic and political chaos in Haiti which have led to a mass exodus of Haitians trying to reach the mecca of the United States. Includes interviews with those who remained in Haiti and those who successfully immigrated who are now reluctant to return although they are the ones who have the necessary skills to rebuild their homeland's shattered economy.
The Tree of our forefathers ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1994 in Undetermined and held by 59 libraries worldwide
Film follows a refugee family who has spent 10 years living in a refugee camp in Malawi as they make the return journey to their homeland in the Tete Province of Mozambique where they at last can pay proper respects to their dead under the village tree.
The Tale of the three lost jewels ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1994 in Undetermined and held by 51 libraries worldwide
Shot in the final, turbulent days of the Israeli occupation of the Gaza Strip, this first-ever Palestinian feature film centers upon a love story between two adolescents in a time of war and danger.
A year in Tibet. The complete series ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
"Isolated in the midst of the world's highest mountains, the Himalayas, Tibet is one of the most remote and least accessible places on the planet. This series focuses on the medieval town of Gyantse and the beautiful Baijin monastery. It is both an intimate observation of a society and a compelling insight into how Tibetans cope with living under imposed Chinese Communist rule"--Container.
Lost on Everest the search for Mallory & Irvine ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
On 8 June 1924 George Mallory and Andrew Irvine left their tent high on the slopes of Mount Everest and climb into history. They were seen at 12.50 pm, just 240 meters from the summit and "going strong for the top". Within minutes, Mallory and Irvine had disappeared and were never seen again. For the next 75 years what had happened to them remained the most famous mystery in the history of mountaineering. Could these two pioneering climbers have reached the summit, 29 years before Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay? Where and how did they perish? This video is the gripping and intensely moving film which follows the BBC sponsered expedition in March 1999 in Search of Mallory and Irvine.
Paleoceanic reconstructions 160-0 Ma by P. L Firstbrook ( Book )
2 editions published in 1979 in Undetermined and English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
The Road to ruin ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Since human life began, we've been kept alive on this planet only because its resources have fed us and clothed us. Great civilizations emerged, built around farming systems, but when they have overused the soils and forests, many of these ancient cultures collapsed. Could the same thing happen to us today if we, too, destroy our natural resources?
De zoektocht naar Mallory & Irvine by Peter Firstbrook ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in Dutch and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Verslag van een zoekexpeditie op de Mount Everest.
Lucia ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in Tagalog and held by 8 libraries worldwide
A Filipino woman and her family leave their fishing village after an oil spill and move to the ghettos outside Manila. The woman struggles to keep her family together amidst terrorism, crime and corruption and attempts to prevent her children from falling prey to the dangerous allures of the city's night life.
Life and debt ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Brazil's massive $130 billion debt is the ultimate cause of the shocking assassination of 500 street children a year in Rio de Janeiro. This hard-hitting docu-drama argues that the children's only crime is that they are poor and have nowhere to go. The film examines the links between Brazil's economic crisis and its tragic social and ecological plight following 500 years of domination and exploitation by Europeans, Americans, and now Japanese.
The Red Sea an embryonic ocean basin ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Examines the sediments around the Red Sea in order to understand the conditions in the region which caused the continental plates to split.
China's changing face ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Examines China's attempts to create more jobs by allowing individuals to have their own small businesses.
Africa America Anker, Conrad Asia--Mount Everest Audiobooks Biography Cabot, John,--d. 1498? Case studies Celts Discoveries in geography--Centennial celebrations, etc. Discovery and exploration, British Educational television programs Emigration and immigration England Ethnic relations Explorers Families Firstbrook, P. L Funeral rites and ceremonies Genealogy Great Britain Haiti Historical reenactments History Independence and Civil War (Mozambique : 1975-1994) Iron age Irvine, Andrew,--1902-1924 Kenya Large type books Luo (Kenyan and Tanzanian people) Malawi Mallory, George,--1886-1924 Maps Matthew (Ship) Mountaineering Mountaineering accidents Mountaineers Mount Everest Expedition Obama, Barack Obama family Political refugees Political science Presidents--Family Refugees Social history Television programs Television programs--for the hearing impaired Travel United States Wales
Firstbrook, Peter L