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Davidson, John-Paul

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Most widely held works by John-Paul Davidson
Catherine the Great by Paul Burgess( Visual )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A minor German princess with connections to Swedish royalty, the future Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia began as the handpicked bride of the future Czar. When he ascended the throne, Catherine plotted his overthrow, took power, and began to pull her country out of the dark ages. She led Russia for 30 years, creating an enviable dynasty build on cunning and ruthlessness, in addition to newfound notions of justice, progress, and a centralized government. Ahead of her time, Catherine the Great stands as a model for light in a time of great cultural and sociological darkness. In blending discussion of the facts by scholars--each presenting a particular slant on Catherine's life and conduct--with fictional recreations of pivotal events in her life, this film presents a well-rounded portrait of 18th Century Europe's most 'enlightened' despot
Himalaya by Michael Palin( Visual )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tour of the Himalayan countryside and an introduction to the indigenous people
Sahara by Michael Palin( Visual )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this exhausting journey, Michael will pass through the rock of Gibraltar to Morocco, Mauritania, Mali, and beyond. His route takes him across sand-seas, along treacherous rivers, through oases, and over mountain ranges
Michael Palin's New Europe by John-Paul Davidson( Visual )

10 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travel into territory that was once forbidden - the new Europe previously shrouded behind the Iron Curtain. Now that the Iron Curtain has lifted and the Cold War is over, Michael can enjoy a new freedom to roam unhindered across an unexplored swathe of this continent. From Estonia in the north to Turkey in the south, where Europe reaches out to Asia across the Bosphorus, Michael's journey takes him through twenty countries, some Central European, some Eastern European, some straddling continents, and all compelling
Stephen Fry in America by Stephen Fry( Visual )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British "comic genius, Stephen Fry, travels through each of America's states in his black London taxi to discover, in his own charismatic style, what makes the country unique and to get under the skin of American life"--Container
Brazil by Terry Gilliam( Visual )

8 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Be astounded by the fifth largest country in the world, from the lost world of Amazonia, to the buzzing cities of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paolo, a city of 30 million, where the super rich commute by helicopter. Meet remote tribes who pit their survival skills against gold diggers and loggers. In the entertaining company of good-natured host Michael Palin, delight in the spectacular landscape, food, music, beach life and unique cultural heritage of a rising global power
Last chance to see( Visual )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ine the previous series, Stephen Fry and Mark Carwardine wnet in search for some of the most endangered species on earth. However, in their attempt to track down the Northeen White Rhino, the animal was declared extinct in the wild. Now Stephen and Mark embark on a new adventure to follow a fascinating last ditch attempt to save the rhino from extinction by taking four of the last eight survivows from captivity and returning them to the plains of Africa
Planet word by John-Paul Davidson( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The way you speak is who you are and the tones of your voice and the tricks of your emailing and tweeting and letter-writing, can be recognised unmistakably in the minds of those who know and love you". (Stephen Fry). From feral children to fairy-tale princesses, secrets codes, invented languages - even a language that was eaten - "Planet Word" uncovers everything you didn't know you needed to know about how language evolves. Learn the tricks to political propaganda, why we can talk but animals can't, discover 3,000-year-old clay tablets that discussed beer and impotence and test yourself at textese - do you know your RMEs from your LOLs? Meet the 105-year-old man who invented modern-day Chinese and all but eradicated illiteracy, and find out why language caused the go-light in Japan to be blue. From the dusty scrolls of the past to the unknown digital future, and with (heart) the first graphic to enter the OED, are we already well on our way to a language without words? In a round-the-world trip of a lifetime, discover all this and more as J.P. Davidson travels across our gloriously, endlessly intriguing multilingual Planet Word. -- Book Description
Dreams from the forest by Thomas Gregor( Visual )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentaire over de Mehinacu-Indianen in het Amazonegebied, voor wie elke droom een speciale betekenis heeft. Deze dromen laten zien hoe de confrontatie met de westerse cultuur het innerlijke leven van de Mehinacu verandert
The turquoise mountain : Brian Blessed on Everest by Brian Blessed( Book )

2 editions published between 1991 and 1993 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fry's Planet world by Stephen Fry( Visual )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Language is what defines humans from other species, and with our planet home to around 7,000 different languages, words have played a crucial role in our evolution. Renowned wordsmith Stephen Fry is the perfect guide for this fascinating exploration of language in all its forms: from cutting edge linguistic research to the glories of world literature. The series travels the globe as Fry takes viewers on a journey through the thousands of years since man first mastered speech to the cyber world of today with its html, codes and texting. Revealing how language is used, abused and continues to evolve, Fry's Planet Word looks at whether we are any closer to understanding the most complex activity of the human brain
Feathered arrows by Thomas Gregor( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Brazilian trilogy. the fight for the forest.( Visual )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rock star Sting and his partner Trudie Styler and Anita Roddick (of The Body Shop) show how the West can help the Kayapo and Yanomami Indians and thus save the rainforests
Missionaries( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For almost 2,000 years Christian missionaries have travelled the globe, often risking their lives in the name of the Lord. To some they represent the ideal of human endeavour, but to others they are self-righteous zealots wreaking irreparable cultural damage. This documentary examines the history and current state of Christian missionary activity around the world
New Europe( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travel into territory that was once forbidden - the new Europe previously shrouded behind the Iron Curtain. Now that the Iron Curtain has lifted and the Cold War is over, Michael can enjoy a new freedom to roam unhindered across an unexplored swathe of this continent. From Estonia in the north to Turkey in the south, where Europe reaches out to Asia across the Bosphorus, Michael's journey takes him through twenty countries, some Central European, some Eastern European, some straddling continents, and all compelling
New Europe( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travel into territory that was once forbidden - the new Europe previously shrouded behind the Iron Curtain. Now that the Iron Curtain has lifted and the Cold War is over, Michael can enjoy a new freedom to roam unhindered across an unexplored swathe of this continent. From Estonia in the north to Turkey in the south, where Europe reaches out to Asia across the Bosphorus, Michael's journey takes him through twenty countries, some Central European, some Eastern European, some straddling continents, and all compelling
New Europe( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travel into territory that was once forbidden - the new Europe previously shrouded behind the Iron Curtain. Now that the Iron Curtain has lifted and the Cold War is over, Michael can enjoy a new freedom to roam unhindered across an unexplored swathe of this continent. From Estonia in the north to Turkey in the south, where Europe reaches out to Asia across the Bosphorus, Michael's journey takes him through twenty countries, some Central European, some Eastern European, some straddling continents, and all compelling
The power of voodoo( Visual )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Trace the rich history of Voodoo, and its strong influence on the culture and politics of modern Haiti. Summon the gods in fascinating recreations of Voodoo rituals. Visit a fetish market, where you can purchase dog skulls, chicken feathers, bones and other ingredients necessary for Voodoo ceremonies. Discover the extraordinary folk poison that brings on a state of apparent death so believeable that it has fooled physicians. Understand the meaning and significance of the 'zombie' in voodoo lore. And take part in a remarkable journey to Benin, West Africa, where American Anna Branche takes part in a dramatic initiation ceremony that will elevate her to Voodoo High Priestess."--Container
Brazil with Monty Python's Michael Palin( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Be astounded by the fifth largest country in the world, from the lost world of Amazonia, to the buzzing cities of Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paolo, a city of 30 million, where the super rich commute by helicopter. Meet remote tribes who pit their survival skills against gold diggers and loggers. In the entertaining company of good-natured host Michael Palin, delight in the spectacular landscape, food, music, beach life and unique cultural heritage of a rising global power
Grave indiscretion( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Hugo is more interested in reconstructing dinosaur bones than in paying attention to his wife, Lady Harriet. He's not trilled when daughter Cleo brings home her betrothed, Sidney who aspires to be a poet. The new butler, Fledge, provides Lady Harriet with the attention she's been missing and then seduces Sydney, who suddenly desappears
 
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Davidson, J. P.

Davidson, J. P. (John-Paul)

John-Paul Davidson Brits filmregisseur

Джон-Пол Дэвидсон

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