Most widely held works about David DeVries
Most widely held works by David DeVries
Life after people ( Visual )
6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,081 libraries worldwide
What will the world be like when mankind is extinct? The pyramids may stand forever, but the cities will disappear. Our greatest masterpieces will fade and crumble. As global warming and the depletion of natural resources become ever more pressing issues it is critical to consider how we can reduce our impact on the planet. Journey to locations around the globe already going through the processes of a lack of human intervention. See the changes wrought in just decades in ghostly settlements like Chernobyl, which was abandoned since only 1986, and island towns off the coast of Maine. How long would it take before the last remnants of mankind completely disappeared?
Secrets of the Koran ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 773 libraries worldwide
For some billion people worldwide, it is the Holy Scripture, the word of God and his prophet. For others, it is no more than a historical artifact that has left an indelible imprint on the world. It is the Koran. This film examines the history of the work that many outside Islam find impenetrable and mysterious, and explores the striking similarities and differences between the Koran and the Bible--and the ways in which Muslims believe the Koran corrects some of the Jewish and Christian scriptures. Leading religious scholars, Islamic scholars, and holy men detail the history of the Koran from the Golden Age of Islam to the modern rise of jihadism. This film provides a guide to understanding the fundamental work that has shaped the Muslim faith for over 1,400 years, and continues to influence modern history.
Egypt beyond the pyramids ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 489 libraries worldwide
Mansions of the spirits visits some of the most important surviving Egyptian sanctuaries, including the Great Temple of Karnak and the Deir El Bahari of Queen Hatshepsut. It also features footage of the ongoing efforts to restore and preserve these monuments. The Great pharaoh and his lost children examines the largest tomb in the Valley of the Kings. Kent Weeks, whose team has been excavating the site for five years, explains the importance of the discovery. Daily life of the Egyptians details the many discoveries made in the port city of Mendes and in the village of Deir El Medina. These discoveries provide a glimpse into the lives of the workers who toiled in the Valley of the Kings. Death and the journey to immortality examines the latest findings about Egyptian funerary and burial practices. Sacred hieroglyphs provide a map for the soul's journey through the afterlife, while doctors offer a detailed look at how priests prepared the body for its final journey.
Corduroy --and more stories about caring ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 415 libraries worldwide
Corduroy longs for someone to take him home, but he searches for his missing button around the department store first. When the zookeeper leaves the door open, the happy lion decides to walk through town to visit his friends. Big diesel engines threaten to run Mike Mulligan and his old steam shovel, Mary Anne, out of business. A mother's love and a baby's smile bond the two together. Silly Auntie will try anything to get Baby to smile. Two owls discover the secret to peace and happiness. A baby goose feels like an outcast until she discovers that she can fly.
Mike Mulligan and his steam shovel --and 3 more stories about trucks ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 405 libraries worldwide
"Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel" prove that, although getting older and perhaps dated, they are still useful. A rowdy, ravenous New York City garbage truck declares, "Know what I do at night while you're asleep? I Eat your TRASH." Consuming everything from a to z, at the end of the day he can boast, "I Stink!" Mr. Gilly is a trash collector who drives a big blue truck from the school, to the park and the pizza parlor. At every stop, he picks up the trash, and transforms "Trashy Town" into a tidy town. "Dot the Fire Dog" sleeps by the firefighters' big rubber boots, suits up to answer an alarm, and rescues a tiny kitten. It is a good day for the firefighters, the firehouse, and Dot. One trash day, a young boy leaves his tricycle to play with a kite he retrieves from a trashcan. The trash men pick up the tricycle, which becomes "The Remarkable Riderless Runaway Tricycle" as it escapes crushing, eludes capture, and makes its way back to the boy.
Arnie the doughnut --and 4 other fantastic adventure stories ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 378 libraries worldwide
Arnie the Doughnut is shocked when he finds he is about to be eaten by Mr. Bing! Arnie realizes his carefree days are about to end ... unless he can persuade Mr. Bing that a doughnut can be more than a sweet snack! Roberto the termite dreams of designing big buildings everywhere--including the moon! Hondo & Fabian spend a day sleeping in the sun, and playing inside and outside. A duo of dogs plots to get rid of the newest "animal" in the house--the baby! Angelica is a young girl, but she happens to also be the strongest woodswoman around, and after defeating a fearsome bear, is known as the swamp angel.
A very brave witch and more great Halloween stories for kids ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 326 libraries worldwide
A little witch wants to know what humans are actually like, so she sets out on an adventure to find out. Other stories included are: By the Light of the Halloween Moon; A Dark, Dark Tale; Georgie; The Witch in the Cherry Tree; The Three-Legged Cat; The Three Robbers; and Little Tim and the Brave Sea Captain.
The Civil War ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 246 libraries worldwide
Utilizing rare diary entries, photographs, and modern-day re-enactments, The History Channel explores every aspect of the Civil War.
Civil War combat ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 176 libraries worldwide
Among all the killing fields of the Civil War, certain battlegrounds have earned the right to be called legendary: Shiloh, Antietam, Gettysburg and Cold Harbor. Each of these clashes would play a pivotal role in shaping the course and the ultimate outcome of the war between the states. Each battle is reconstructed against the backdrop of the military situation in the field, the tactical challenges facing the combatants, and the political consequences of every skirmish won ... or lost.
Home at last ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and held by 160 libraries worldwide
Based on real orphan trains which resettled children in the Midwest at the turn of the century. Billy, a streetwise kid from New York, is sent to Nebraska and is taken in by a Swedish farm family.
Home at last by David DeVries ( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 119 libraries worldwide
The story of a boy, living with a gang on the streets of New York, sent on the Orphan Train to Nebraska to find a home on a farm.
Trashy town ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 112 libraries worldwide
Little by little, can by can, Mr. Gillie, the trash man, cleans up his town.
Trashy town by Andrea Griffing Zimmerman ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 102 libraries worldwide
Our planet the past, present and future of earth ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 87 libraries worldwide
Disc 1: How the earth was made. Examines the origin and geological evolution of the earth, focusing on the various cataclysmic transformations that occurred through time.
The little red lighthouse and the great gray bridge by Hildegarde Hoyt Swift ( Recording )
4 editions published between 1976 and 2004 in English and held by 76 libraries worldwide
A little lighthouse on the Hudson River regains its pride when it finds out that it is still useful and has an important job to do.
The teacher from the black lagoon and other back-to-school stories ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 69 libraries worldwide
A collection of stories, starting with the "Teacher from the Black Lagoon", where, on the first day of school, a young boy expects only the worst when he discovers that his new teacher is the "monstrous" Mrs. Green.
How do dinosaurs say goodnight? and other tales ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 68 libraries worldwide
How do dinosaurs day goodnight?: Few words pack a lot of punch in this delightful story about bedtime rituals.
The tragedy at Cold Harbor ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 67 libraries worldwide
Looks at the positioning on both sides that tempted Grant to contemplate taking Richmond if he could just break Lee's line in entrenched positions. Inaugerated the era of trench warfare for foot soldiers.
Egypt beyond the pyramids. volume 2 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 54 libraries worldwide
Daily Life of the Ancient Egyptians details the many discoveries made in the port city of Mendes and in the village of Deir El Medina. These discoveries provide a remarkable glimpse into the lives of the workers who toiled in the Valley of the Kings. Death and the Journey to Immortality examines the latest findings about Egyptian funerary and burial practices. Sacred hieroglyphs provide a map for the soul's journey through the afterlife, while doctors offer a detailed look at how priests prepared the body for its final journey.
Egypt beyond the pyramids. volume 1 ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 51 libraries worldwide
Mansions of the Spirits visits some of the most important surviving Egyptian sanctuaries, including the Great Temple of Karnak and the Deir El Bahari of Queen Hatshepsut. It also features footage of the ongoing efforts to restore and preserve these monuments. The Great Pharoah and His Lost Children examines the largest tomb in the Valley of the Kings. Kent Weeks, whose team has been excavating the site for five years, explains the importance of the discovery.
American Civil War (1861-1865) Animated films Antiquities Arabian Peninsula Biography Cats Civilization Comparative studies Corduroy (Fictitious character) Criticism, interpretation, etc. Documentary television programs Dogs Drama Egypt Excavations (Archaeology) Extinction (Biology) Fiction films Film adaptations Films Films for the hearing impaired Funeral rites and ceremonies History History, Ancient Human beings Islam Islam and politics Islam--Doctrines Islam--Social aspects Jihad Juvenile works Koran Lion Manners and customs Middle East Muḥammad,--Prophet,--d. 632 Nature and civilization Nature--Effect of human beings on Nature television programs Nonfiction television programs Owls Prophetic office of the Prophet Muhammad Ramses--II,--King of Egypt Refuse collectors Science television programs Short films Steam shovels Television programs United States Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Virginia