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Ambrosino, Michael

Works: 70 works in 127 publications in 2 languages and 1,414 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Historical television programs  Personal narratives  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Ethnographic television programs  Television programs  Biography 
Roles: Author, Producer
Classifications: E185.61, 323.4
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Most widely held works by Michael Ambrosino
The Incas( Visual )

6 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the spectacular heights of Machu Piccu to jungle valleys and desert floors, this video travels the awesome world of the ancient Incas. It reveals one of the most impressive civilizations the world has ever known, and shows how they achieved their stunning century of success
Journey to the occupied lands( Visual )

9 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Producer-correspondent Michael Ambrosino examines the Israeli-occupied territories of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip through a personal journey that explores the bitter and complex issues of land ownership, the scope and future of the Israeli settlements, the harsh realities of Israeli military justice, and daily life under Israeli occupation
The Chaco legacy( Visual )

6 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines archaeological theories about the rise and fall of Chacoan culture, which had a high level of technical development and flourished over 900 years ago in the area of Chaco Canyon, New Mexico. Shows their extensive water control system, the large network of roads they constructed and several mammoth structures they built. Includes a history of the different excavation projects
Seeking the first Americans by Graham Chedd( Visual )

2 editions published between 1980 and 1988 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The earliest inhabitants of the New World came across the Bering Sea land bridge that opened as a result of glaciation, which lowered the level of the sea and connected the continents of Asia and America. The question of when these people walked from Siberia is still debated by archaeologists. In 1932, a site excavated near Clovis, New Mexico, yielded the bones of extinct animals in association with man-made, skillfully fluted stone points. With the development of radiocarbon dating in the late 1940s, it was determined that "Clovis man" had lived between 12,000 and 11,000 years ago. Finely flaked Clovis stone tools have been discovered throughout North America, suggesting an extraordinarily rapid spread - either of ideas and technology, or of people. Presumably Clovis men and women moved across the land, hunting large animals (mammoth, bison, saber-toothed tiger) with stone points hafted to spears, and collecting wild fruits, thistle leaves, yucca pods, roots, and nuts. This film addresses a number of puzzles associated with the discovery of early man in America, in addition to the question of diffusion of ideas versus migration of people. What accounts for the rapid growth of Clovis culture across the continent, and for its rather quick demise: within a thousand years, American megafauna (except for bison) were extinct, and Clovis stone tool technology had been replaced by other forms. Does Clovis culture represent the earliest human occupation of this area, or did peoples perhaps 40,000 years ago leave less recognizable evidence of themselves? If bone tools preceded stone, how can scientists determine whether a broken piece of bone has been modified by man, and not simply crunched by a large bear? What can we learn from experimental archaeology: making stone tools, or butchering a bison with a Clovis-style knife? These and other questions are explored by several archaeologists." DER website
Margaret Mead, taking note by Ann Peck( Visual )

5 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographical account of the anthropologist Margaret Mead. Traces the influences of her work and summarizes her contributions to anthropological theory and method
Dadi's family by Michael Camerini( Visual )

3 editions published between 1981 and 1988 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrait of a farming family in India which focuses on Dadi, the grandmother, who manages a large household of sons, daughters-in-law and grandchildren and tries to hold the extended family together despite external and internal changes. Looks at the role and lives of women, who become members of their husband's family upon marriage
James Brown : live at the Boston Garden, April 5, 1968 by James Brown( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Live performance on the day after the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. and broadcast the same night on WGBH Boston
Eyes on the prize by Julian Bond( Visual )

6 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... is the first comprehensive history of the people, the stories, the events, and the issues of the 20th century struggle for justice in America."--1987 Peabody Awards entry form excerpt. Episode six uses archival footage and interviews to look at civil rights demonstrations in Alabama and the 1965 freedom marches from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama, two of which ended unsuccessfully at the Edmund Pettus Bridge. Organizers of the marches hoped to gain national recognition of Alabama's racist voter registration policies. Also discussed were the ideological differences which developed between the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, led by Martin Luther King, and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. Includes excerpts of speeches by Malcolm X, Dr. King, President Johnson, L.C. Crocker, Jimmy Webb, and Wilson Baker
Franz Boas : 1852-1942 by Franz Boas( Visual )

4 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary on anthropologist Franz Boas, focusing on his fieldwork with the Kwakiutl, his teaching career at Columbia University and Barnard College, and his outstanding theoretical contributions to the field of anthropology
Myths and the moundbuilders( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The huge earthworks and mounds scattered through the eastern half of the United States prompted people in the nineteenth century to speculate that a lost civilization had preceded the Indians then living among the mounds. Though we've known for some time that the ancestors of those Indians actually built the mounds, archaeologists are still exploring their contents for a better understanding of their builders
The Kirghiz of Afghanistan( Visual )

4 editions published between 1981 and 1991 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Kirghiz, who are skilled at herd management, have adapted well to a cold and difficult environment on the "Roof of the World." In working, celebrating, interacting with each other, and adapting to new ways in a new environment, the Kirghiz demonstrate the dignity and purpose of their lives. Since this film was made the Kirghiz were forced to flee to Pakistan, where they were air lifted to Turkey
Other people's garbage( Visual )

5 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Archeological excavations of the recent past expand our understanding of the texture of everyday life. Historical archeologists have unique resources not often available to prehistoric archeologists--records, legal, civil and historic documents and oral histories. Looks at the mining town at Mount Diablo, east of San Francisco; the slave quarters on the plantations of Saint Simon's Island, Georgia; and archeological projects made necessary by the expansion of Boston's mass transit system
Ke xue tan qi : jie kai ke xue de shen mi mian sha by An bu xi nuo( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in Chinese and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Maya lord of the jungle by John Angier( Visual )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Buried deep in the jungles of Central America are hundreds of majestic temples, intricately craved stones, and painted pots--all that remain of the classic Maya civilization that thrived for thousands of years and then, mysteriously, collapsed
The Three worlds of Bali( Visual )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depicts the interrelationships of art, religion, agriculture, and social life in Bali, where the temples are the cornerstone of society
Little injustices : Laura Nader looks at the law by Terry Kay Rockefeller( Visual )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthropologist Laura Nader compares the resolution of everyday complaints in law between a small Zapotec Indian village and the United States. Studies are based on a 10-year study of 5000 consumer complaints. She discusses the legal procedures and remedies, and comments on the problems of an impersonal law and on large corporations
On the cowboy trail( Visual )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ray Homes, one of the last true cowboys, still rides herd in the cattle country of southeastern Montana, but new farming techniques and strip mining threaten time-honored traditions of ranching--and the land itself
Ben's mill( Visual )

5 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ben Thresher's mill is one of the few water-powered, wood-working mills left in this country. Operating in rurual Vermont since 1848, the mill is a unique link between the age of craft and the age of industry. Ben still uses his machine to turn out items such as watering tubs and horsedrawn sleds for his neighbors in the farming community
Ke xue xin yu : jie kai ke xue de shen mi mian sha by Michael Ambrosino( Book )

2 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in Chinese and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

War from the air( Visual )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since World War I, when pilots hurled grenades from the cockpit, airplanes have changed the shape and nature of war. This program traces the development of bombers and of bombing strategies
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James Brown : live at the Boston Garden, April 5, 1968