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Townsley, Graham

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Becoming human by Ian Tattersall( Visual )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 1,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Where did we come from? What makes us human? NOVA's ... investigation explores how new discoveries are transforming views of our earliest ancestors. Featuring interviews with world-renowned scientists, footage shot "in the trenches" as fossils were unearthed, and ... computer-generated animation, [these programs] bring early hominids to life, examining how we became the creative and adaptable modern humans of today ... In the first episode ... encounter ... "Selam," the amazingly complete remains of a 3 million year-old child, packed with clues to why we split from the apes, came down from the trees, and started walking upright ... [T]he second episode investigates the riddle of "Turkana Boy"--A tantalizing fossil of Homo erectus, the first ancestor to leave Africa and colonize the globe ... [T]he final episode ... explores the origins of "us"--where modern humans and our capacities for art, invention, and survival came from, and what happened when we encountered the mysterious Neanderthals"--Container
Great Inca rebellion( Visual )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 664 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History reports that the mighty Inca were swiftly wiped out by a small band of Conquistadors, but new evidence is being unearthed that may help rewrite history. Uncovered remains of those who died in battle along with recently discovered documents suggest that even after forming military alliances with thousands of Indian mercenaries, it took the Spanish many years to defeat the Inca Empire
Dawn of the Maya by National Geographic Television & Film( Visual )

20 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For centuries the rain forests of Guatemala guarded an astonishing secret. Here can be found the cradle of one of the most remarkable civilizations the world has ever seen. Explore with National Geographic the last frontier of knowledge about the Ancient Maya as archaeologists uncover evidence of an early Maya culture more dynamic and sophisticated than ever believed
Dawn of humanity( Visual )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nova and National Geographic present exclusive access to an astounding discovery of ancient fossil human ancestors. Deep in a South African cave, a special team of experts has brought to light an unprecedented wealth of fossils belonging to a crucial gap in the record of our origins that spans the transition between the ape-like australopithecines (such as the famous Lucy) and the earliest members of the human family. The film describes the 2013 discovery, and later excavation, of the fossil remains of Homo naledi, an extinct species of hominin assigned to the genus Homo, found within the Dinaledi Chamber of the Rising Star Cave system, located in the Cradle of Humankind, South Africa
Scenic cruises of the world by Reader's Digest Association (Canada)( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Take a dream cruise around the world's most dramatic coastlines to more than 20 countries. The stunning landscapes of Nova Scotia and Cape Breton; the beauty of the Caribbean; the Mayan ruins; the Panama Canal; Big Sur's coastline; Alaska's wilderness. Norway's fjords; Scotland's lochs and glens; the Rhine's castles and medieval cities; France's rivers; Lisbon's contrasts; Gibraltar's caves; Greece's beaches; The Nile. Chile's wild coast; Easter Island statues; Tahiti's paradise; New Zealand's magnificent beauty; Australia's contrasts; Fiji's emerald seas; Hawaii's surf
E.O. Wilson : of ants and men( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the famed biologist's lifelong love for the natural world and his groundbreaking research. Wilson's work on ant communication led to his remarkable studies of advanced social behavior. His research turned to human behavior, and his controversial theories on the role of evolutionary processes in social behavior. His work in the great National Park of Gorongosa, brings together the great themes of his life and work: nature and humanity's place in it
Digging for the truth( Visual )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The people who became known as the Anasazi began to farm the Four Corners Region as early as 1 A.D. For most of their history, they lived in small, scattered villages on the mesas and in the valleys. But in the middle of the 13th century, something happened. They began to cluster together and built high walls around their homes, or lived precariously on the cliff-sides. Then, a few decades later, they abandoned these homes, leaving behind most of their possessions, as if they intended to return. Instead, they disappeared from history. What happened? Did drought drive them away? Invading tribes? There is compelling evidence that the Anasazi might have had to turn to warfare and even cannibalism. Piecing together the story from both archaeologists and Native Americans, Josh Bernstein finally ends up, in his search for the truth, in the mysterious ruins of the Anasazi's greatest cultural center, Chaco Canyon, which for unknown reasons was abandoned around 1150 A.D
Journeys of a lifetime by Graham Townsley( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 6-part series embarks on a journey around the world, experiencing its most spectacular places, each at the ideal time of the year. Covers Africa and Asia, Europe and the Middle East, and Australia to the Americas. Discover the wonders, mysteries and achievements wrought by civilizations long ago, and see rare and beautiful monuments of powerful empires and splendid courts
Landfillharmonic : a symphony of the human spirit( Visual )

7 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Follows the Recycled Orchestra of Cateura, a Paraguayan musical group that plays instruments made entirely out of garbage. When their story goes viral, the orchestra is catapulted into the global spotlight. Under the guidance of idealistic music director Favio Chavez, the orchestra must navigate a strange new world of arenas and sold-out concerts. However, when a national disaster strikes their community, Favio must find a way to keep the orchestra intact and provide a source of hope for their town. The film is a testimony to the transformative power of music and the resilience of the human spirit" --Container
Rome : power & glory by Inc Questar( Visual )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the complete history of Rome, from its primitive beginnings to the height of its glory and its eventual decline. Combines location footage of ancient monuments, detailed re-enactments, period art and writing, and insights from scholars and public figures
Quest for Solomon's mines( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by the biblical account of the splendor of his temples and palaces adorned in glittering gold and copper, countless treasure-seekers have set off in search of King Solomon's mines. Yet to date, the evidence supporting the existence of Solomon's mines and other early kingdoms in the Bible has been highly controversial. In fact, there is so little physical evidence of the kings who ruled Israel and Edom that many contend that they are no more real than King Arthur
The shaman and his apprentice by Graham Townsley( Visual )

4 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentaire over een leerling-tovenaar in Peru
Rome : power & glory by Lynn Dougherty( Visual )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the complete history of Rome, from its primitive beginnings to the height of its glory and its eventual decline, as well as its legacies for today. Filmed in 10 countries, this series combines location footage of ancient monuments, detailed re-enactments, period art and writings, and insights from scholars and public figures to bring the ancient world to life
Must see places of the world( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows a number of cruising locations in North and Central America, Europe, and several of the Pacific islands, including Nova Scotia, Cape Breton, the Caribbean, Guatemala, the Panama Canal, Big Sur, Alaska, Norway, Scotland, the Rhine, France, Lisbon, Gibraltar, Greece, the Nile, Chile, Easter Island, Tahiti, New Zealand, Austrailia, Fiji, and Hawaii
Must see places of the world( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains three programs that collectively take the viewer to locales in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Australia and the Americas, highlighting each region's chief natural and man-made features
Giants of Easter Island( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ever since Easter Island was discovered by Europeans, this tiny speck of land in the middle of the Pacific Ocean has baffled scientists. It's only eleven miles long by seven miles wide, and it's the most remote inhabited place on the planet. How did the ancients who peopled this place even find it? Carbon dating tells us that Polynesians settled this tiny paradise in the fifth century A.D. By the 14th century, their numbers had grown to almost twenty thousand -- but then something went wrong. When Dutch voyagers found the island in 1722, the population was decimated and the island deforested and almost desertified. Josh learns how the prehistoric Polynesians navigated and colonized the Pacific and how the giant, haunting stone heads of Easter Island may have contributed to their downfall. He learns that the statues all came from a single quarry, the islanders using Stone Age methods to create nearly a thousand of them before, for tragic reasons, they simply stopped, leaving many scattered and unfinished. Around the sixteenth century, many islanders began living underground in lava tube caves. How does this change relate to the ecological degradation and the abandonment of the statues? Josh discovers that place-names indicate the fall of the society into warfare and cannibalism, and that the bizarre Cult of the Birdman, based on worship of the sooty tern, arose to bring an end to the chaos
Arabian nights by Marc Chagall( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This program brings The Arabian nights to life with dramatic reenactments of some of its most memorable tales. The video also explores the origins and literary influence of this classic collection of stories told along ancient trade routes. Experts, including novelist and Arabian scholar Robert Irwin, discuss the book and the colorful history of its translations by Antoine Galland and Sir Richard Burton"--Container
Rome : power & glory( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combines location footage of ancient monuments, detailed re-enactments, period art and writings, and insights from scholars and public figures to present that even Rome's glory faded, but the civilization's spirit lives on and its achievements have inspired countless generations in the centuries since her fall
Rome : power & glory( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combines location footage of ancient monuments, detailed re-enactments, period art and writings, and insights from scholars and public figures to present Rome's primitive beginnings to the height of its glory
Rome, power & glory( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program sorts fact from fiction in the legends surrounding the birth of the mighty Empire. Famous stories and myths come to life including the story of Romulus and Remus. Rome's influence spreads throughout the Mediterranean as it grows from a primitive village into a republic based on democracy
 
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