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Olicker, Joel

Overview
Works: 55 works in 97 publications in 1 language and 3,919 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary television programs  Case studies  Drama  Nonfiction films  Children's films  Interviews  Television mini-series  Documentary films  Educational television programs 
Roles: Producer, Author of screenplay, Director
Classifications: QH367, 576.8
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Joel Olicker
World in the balance by Sarah [director] Holt( Visual )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The people paradox: In Japan, Europe and Russia, birth rates are shrinking and the population is aging. In parts of India and Africa, more than half of the still growing population is under 25. The world population is now careening in two dramatically different directions. China revs up: Examines China's booming economy and the impact it is having on the environment
Evolution( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judgment day captures the turmoil that tore apart the community of Dover, Pennsylvania in a landmark battle over the teaching of evolution in public schools. In 2004, the Dover school board ordered science teachers to read a statement to high school biology students about an alternative to Darwin's theory of evolution called intelligent design, the idea that life is too complex to have evolved naturally and so must have been designed by an intelligent agent. The teachers refused to comply, and both parents and teachers filed a lawsuit in federal court accusing the school board of violating the constitutional separation of church and state
Making stuff( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Step behind the headlines as Making Stuff dramatizes the human stories woven into the current wave of hi-tech breakthroughs. Hosted by the New York Times' lively technology correspondent David Pogue, each hour in this four-part series explores the talent, luck, and determination that can turn a wild idea into a cutting-edge material or high-tech breakthrough
Great transformations Extinction!( Visual )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great transformations focuses on the evolutionary changes that triggered the earth's incredible diversity. Extinction! explores why, then confronts a frightening notion: are humans causing the next mass extinction-- the sixth in the history of life on earth?
The killer's trail the story of Dr. Sam Sheppard( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Did Dr. Sam Sheppard kill his wife? With the help of advanced technology, Nova re-examines the 1954 murder of Marilyn Sheppard
Mysteries of the Freemasons( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Behind the veil of secrecy, this documentary explores the origins, practices and influences of the Freemason organization
The new South Africa a personal journey( Visual )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The white expatriate playwright Tug Yourgrau (The Song of Jacob Zulu) returns to South Africa after the election of Nelson Mandela to learn about the changes there. He finds a people exhilarated to have been spared a horrifying civil war but still grappling with how to bring about reconciliation. Everywhere he looks he sees that the enormous gulf between white and black still exists, not just in standards of living, but also in their understanding of one another. Yet there are also signs of change. His old school which was totally white, now has a mixed student body and teaches Zulu in addition to Afrikaans. He rejoices in the new diversity in the press, which reflect voices ranging from the hard Right nostalgic for apartheid to the revolutionary Left impatient for change. It is not easy to overcome so many years of inequity. Crime, pollution and shanty towns are still in evidence. But here and there real progress is in evidence. Ndaba Ntsele, who once would have been a manual laborer, now owns a successful construction company and drives a BMW sedan. Here is a fascinating, first hand report on a country undergoing immense social change as the whole world watches
Extreme engineering( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Join structural engineers and leading architects as they reveal their design plans for a massive bridge that would join North America and Asia, following the same intercontinental route as the ancient Bering Strait land bridge
Extreme engineering( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hoping to relieve the stress of alarming overpopulation, Tokyo's construction industry is exploring the possibility of building a city in Tokyo Bay. Witness the impossible dream of city planners: to build a massive pyramid over the water, with skyscrapers suspended from its enormous frame
East/west medicine( Visual )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores alternative techniques that use a holistic approach to physical and mental aspects of daily living and includes comments by patients and doctors. Shows acupuncture and Reiki and includes an interview with cardiologist Dr. Stephen Sinatra on the physician of the future
Negotiating corporate change( Visual )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Case study dramatization of a corporation under pressure to cut costs and a manager's efforts to negotiate with subordinates who resist change
Nova( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evolution offers a groundbreaking and definitive view of the extraordinary impact the evolutionary process has had on our understanding of the world around us. Beginning with Darwin's revolutionary theory, this seven-part series explores all facets of evolution--the changes that spawned the tree of life, the power of sex, how evolution continues to affect us every day, and the perceived conflict between science and religion
Chemical detectives( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Many criminal investigations rely on chemists to help solve crimes. Learn how chemical and earth scientists analyzed grains of sand to solve the World War II mystery of (1) how balloon bombs were sent to the American west coast and (2) where the launching took place. Also learn how chemical scientists are used to solve arson cases and how dogs, because of their sense of smell, have become a great asset in sniffing out chemical evidence
Archaeological detectives( Visual )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learn about a forensic investigation of bones unearthed in a backyard. Detectives, coroners and forensic archaeologists work together to discover a missing person and crime committed years ago
Forensic detectives( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Police and forensic scientists are teammates in solving crime. Discover how tire tracks, carpet fiber, and dog hairs provide the clues investigators needed to hunt down criminals. Also see how DNA evidence exonerates a convicted person. In part 2 discover how foresic science methods are used to authenticate paintings and maps and to detect forgeries
Murder & mayhem( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Killer's Trail: Did Dr. Sam Sheppard kill his wife? With the help of advanced technology, Nova re-examines the 1954 murder of Marilyn Sheppard -- Hunt for the Serial Arsonist: Trail fire sleuths as they pinpoint the mysterious source of a series of fires and capture a surprising suspect on film -- Mind of a Serial Killer: Nova profiles the profilers - the FBI agents who track serial killers
Extreme engineering( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Witness construction of Spain's strangest skyscraper: the 700-foot tall Torre Espacio, a.k.a., the Space Tower. It's the only skyscraper in the world where every single floor plan is completely different - a design feature dictated by the crazy, spiraling shape of the structure. Support columns tilt at weird angles, and the concrete forms used to layout each floor change as the building rises
Engineering the impossible( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Today's largest skyscrapers are 1400 feet tall. Is it possible to build one 2800 feet tall? Today's longest bridges are a mile long, can we build one 9 miles long? The largest ships on the ocean today are aircraft carriers and supertankers. Is it possible to build a ship 5 times their size? These projects are currently on the drawing board. It remains to be seen if they can be built, be safe, and can withstand the strongest forces of nature
Evolution( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This episode interweaves the drama in key moments of Darwin's life with documentary sequences of current research, linking past to present and introducing major concepts of evolutionary theory. It explores why Darwin's "dangerous idea" might matter even more today than it did in his own time, and reveals how science might be used to explain the past and predict the future of life on earth
Darwin's dangerous idea( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Evolution" offers a groundbreaking and definitive view of the extraordinary impact the evolutionary process has had on our understanding of the world around us. Beginning with Darwin's revolutionary theory, this seven-part series explores all facets of evolution--the changes that spawned the tree of life, the power of sex, how evolution continues to affect us every day, and the perceived conflict between science and religion
 
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Great transformations Extinction!Darwin's dangerous idea