WorldCat Identities

Byker, Carl

Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works by Carl Byker
Kingdom of David : the saga of the Israelites( Visual )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of the Israelites and the creaton of the world's first monotheistic religion
Andrew Jackson : good, evil & the presidency( Visual )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This biography explores whether Americans should celebrate Jackson or apologize for him. The program reveals the world of America's 7th president, who founded the Democratic Party, yet was viewed by his enemies as an American Napoleon. The film contains reenactments, lithographs, letters and the insights of distinguished scholars
When worlds collide( Visual )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 738 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A highly imaginative exploration of one of the most intriguing epochs in human history: when the 'Old World' first encountered the 'New World.' Travel from Granada in Spain to Machu Picchu in Peru, and from Mexico to Madrid in Spain. Explores how the collision of these two sophisticated but different worlds led to the birth of an entirely new Latino culture
The Great War : and the shaping of the 20th century( Visual )

16 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the effect of World War I on the twentieth century. The World War of 1914-1918, the Great War, was the first of the man-made disasters of the twentieth century. In many ways it was without precedent. Never had the battlefield been so vast, whether in the trenches, in the sky, or on and in the seas. Never had a war reached so deeply into the lives of people so far away from the battlefield. The shock waves generated by this cataclysmic event are felt to this day, as this dramatic narrative makes vividly clear. Here is. presented a history of world war in a new way. The military flow of the conflict - from the invasion of Belgium in the summer of 1914 to the collapse of Germany in the autumn of 1918 - is followed throughout. But these epic events are rendered with fresh insights by the interweaving of the cultural history of the time - the hopes and dreams, the ideas and aspirations, the exhilaration and despair, both of those remote from power and of those who led them. This is a. journey into the intense personal experiences of people trying to make sense of war on a scale the world had never seen. Like the acclaimed television series that it accompanies, The Great War pays special attention to the troubling aftermath of the war: the emergence of new nations amid old and festering problems; how the victims and survivors dealt with loss and disfigurement, guilt and hatred; and the terrible legacy of brutality that has marked so much of the. twentieth century
Frontline( Visual )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nearly 750,000 elderly Americans are spending their later years in for-profit assisted living facilities. This loosely regulated, multibillion-dollar industry is dominated by one company: Emeritus Senior Living. In a year-long investigation, Frontline and ProPublica raise questions about fatal lapses in care, understaffing, and a quest for profits
The duel( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the morning of July 11, 1804, Alexander Hamilton was fatally wounded in a duel by Aaron Burr in the culminating act of a political war that had lasted for more than a decade. The rivals' final encounter in Weehauken ruined Burr's career and changed the fate of a nation
Post mortem : the death investigation crisis in America( Visual )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In over 1,300 counties across America, elected coroners, many with no medical or scientific background, are in charge of death investigations. Nationwide there is a severe shortage of competent forensic pathologists to do autopsies. The rate of autopsies -- the gold standard of death investigation--has plummeted over decades. As a result, not only do murders go free and innocent people go to jail, but the crisis in death investigation in America is also a threat to public health
Intimate strangers : unseen life on Earth( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an overview of the microbial world and offers a clear and exciting picture of the field of microbiology
The Great War, and the shaping of the 20th century( Visual )

19 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Episode seven shows how the peace treaty proved no real peace and how the seeds were sown for an even more catastrophic war just one generation later. Episode eight explores the aftermath of the war and the failed peace, and how, in Germany, the sense of betrayal and dishonor prompted some Germans to seek revenge
The duel by Juan Wen( Visual )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the morning of July 11, 1804, Alexander Hamilton was fatally wounded in a duel by Aaron Burr in the culminating act of a political war that had lasted for more than a decade. The rivals' final encounter in Weehauken ruined Burr's career and changed the fate of a nation
The new heroes : their bottom line is lives( Visual )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The New Heroes tells the dramatic stories of 14 daring people from all corners of the globe who, against all odds, are successfully alleviating poverty and illness, combating unemployment and violence, and bringing education, light, opportunity and freedom to poor and marginalized people around the world
The meth epidemic( Visual )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigates the meth rampage in America: the appalling impact on individuals, families and communities, and the difficulty of controlling an essential ingredient in meth - ephedrine and pseudoephedrine - sold legally in over-the-counter cold remedies
American experience( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the lives and accomplishments of presidents: Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, FDR, Truman, JFK, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, and Bill Clinton
The Fight for democracy( Visual )

14 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documents the struggle for democracy in South Korea. Discusses South Korea's economic development and the government's policies, including loans to companies such as Hyundai, where the lifting of the government ban on unions led to conflict with workers. The documentary examines Korea's political history from its beginnings through Japanese occupation, the Korean War, the uprising in Kwangju in 1980, and the massive protests of 1987, to the present. Analyzes historical Anti-American attitudes and today's grassroots political movements
American Experience: Woodrow Wilson( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

AMERICAN EXPERIENCE's acclaimed Presidents series continues with a two-part profile of one of the most effective Democrat incumbents of the 20th century -- Woodrow Wilson. Born in 1856, Wilson lived through the American Civil War as a child and grew up to be history professor and president of Princeton University. He then entered politics as governor of New Jersey in 1911 and just a year later was elected the 28th president of the United States (the only one ever to have a PhD). With a clear mandate, Wilson pushed through an extensive legislative agenda, mostly aimed at stimulating the US economy. He initially kept the US out of World War I, even using that as a re-election slogan in 1916. However, German aggression forced him to change his stance to that of a bold war leader, generating funds, men and materiel for battle. In 1918, Wilson led the peace negotiations with Germany, and set about building the League of Nations -- the forerunner to the UN -- to prevent future conflicts. It was while working on this project, in 1919, that he suffered a stroke, and competed his term in office issuing orders via his (second) wife, Edith, from his sick bed. Wilson was not all sweetness and light, however. Black voters who flocked to his cause in 1912 felt betrayed by his support for segregationist policies and support for the southern white cause, while Irish immigrants, especially those who fled to the US after the Easter Rising of 1916, felt he had reneged on a deal to push for an independent Ireland after helping Britain in the war
The Nature of Human Nature( Visual )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduces the "second Darwinian revolution," a new understanding of the evolution of the human brain. Discusses the concept of a universal human nature that is the product of natural selection
Consciousness by Grooverider( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the progress neuroscience has made to explain consciousness and the way the brain organizes the sensory information it receives to create a coherent picture of the world
Great religions : people and passions that changed the world( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compilation of five stories of some of history's greatest religions and religious figures
The Great War( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This episode of the Great War, the fifth of an eight part series, examines the toll that the war was taking on the soldiers and civilians by 1917. Unrest on the homefront and mutiny on the Western Front posed vexing problems for political leaders and military planners. On the Eastern Front, resentment toward the war effort would turn into rebellion and then revolution
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.21 (from 0.16 for American e ... to 0.38 for The Fight ...)

Great religions : people and passions that changed the world
Languages
English (127)

Covers