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Sington, David

Overview
Works: 97 works in 199 publications in 1 language and 6,296 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary films  Observations  Nonfiction films  Educational television programs  Documentary television programs  Interviews 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Producer, Performer, Creator
Classifications: QE28.3, 551.7
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Most widely held works by David Sington
In the shadow of the Moon by David Sington ( Visual )
25 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents the story of NASA's Apollo program and the lunar landings by American astronauts made between 1968 and 1972. Features rare archival footage and interviews with surviving astronauts
Earth story : the shaping of our world by Simon Lamb ( Book )
8 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 1,346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When and how was the Earth formed? What is the link between earthquakes, volcanoes and the creation of the continents? How do mountains affect our climate? What triggers Ice Ages? This book and the accompanying television series answer these and many other questions, telling the amazing story of our planet and its constantly changing nature
Dimming the sun ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"NOVA reports on the discovery that the amount of sunlight reaching Earth is dropping - a big surprise given international concern over global warming. Less sunlight might hardly seem to matter when our planet is stewing in greenhouse gases, but the discovery of global dimming has led some scientists to claim that the earth's climate is heating up much faster than most previous predictions"--Container
Magnetic storm ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A look at the Earth's magnetic field, an "invisible shield" that protects the planet's surface from harmful radiation from outer space. Attempts to determine why the power of this field has weakened dramatically over the past few decades
The flaw ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 365 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Inspired by former U.S. Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan's acknowledgment that he'd found a flaw in his model of how the world worked, The flaw looks at the forces underlying the credit bubble that caused the financial crash which nearly destroyed the world economy
Death star ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"First detected in 1967, intense outer-space gamma ray bursts stumped astronomers for nearly three decades before an international alliance finally unlocked their secrets ... See how these celestial phenomena can teach us about the dawn of the universe. And hear a controversial theory of how a gamma ray burst somewhere in our own galaxy could destroy life on earth."--Container
The ghost particle ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The cosmos has a secret ingredient: a swarm of invisible particles that fills every cubic inch of space. Trillions of them zip through our bodies but we don't notice a thing. NOVA tells the 70-year struggle of scientists to understand them
Paradise dreamed : how utopian thinkers have changed the modern world by Pamela Neville-Sington ( Book )
5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nazi secrets revealed ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The great escape: Over six hundred Allied prisoners banded together to dig three highly sophisticated escape tunnels from the German prison camp Stalag Luft III. Each tunnel was outfitted with railways, electric lights, and even underground air pumps. Nazi prison escape: Colditz Castle in Germany boasted medieval walls 12 feet thick and 100 feet tall, surrounded by double-fenced barbed wire, battlements 75 feet thick, and around-the-clock armed sentries. Reveals the daring schemes and ingenious devices that helped over 300 prisoners attempt breakouts
Earth story : the forces that have shaped our planet by Simon Lamb ( Book )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The secret of life by David T Suzuki ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This 8-part series reveals how scientists' ability to decipher and manipulate human genes will transform medicine and perhaps the human race. It chronicles the scientific findings in molecular biology through tales of discovery, personal case studies and engaging histories. Using three-dimensional animation and special photographic techniques, the series reveals an unseen world and showcases how DNA, base pairs, genes, proteins, promoters and receptors work
The flaw markets, money, mortgages and the great American meltdown ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Inspired by former U.S. Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan's acknowledgment that he'd found a flaw in his model of how the world worked, 'The flaw' attempts to explain the underlying causes of the financial crisis in more depth than any documentary to date. The film tells the story of the credit bubble that caused the financial crash, and presents an original and compelling account of the toxic combination of forces that nearly destroyed the world economy
Hitler's lost sub ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hitler's sunken secret: One of the most daring resistance operations of World War II was the 1944 sinking of the Norwegian ferry Hydro, with its cargo of "heavy water" destined for the Nazi's secret atomic bomb project
Who are you? ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discusses the interplay of genes and behavior in animals and humans. Examines research being conducted with twins, insects, and alcoholism
Lover ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn is one of the great tragic love stories of all time, but it also rather strange. It is a story of a King, who would risk everything, his throne, his kingdom, his immortal soul to marry the woman that he loved, only to send her to the scaffold a mere three years later
Prince ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Henry is not simply a historical figure, Henry is a myth. He is the king who had six wives and beheaded two of them. It is the best and the bloodiest royal soap opera of them all. But Henry isn't just soap opera, he is also one of the most important and original monarchs ever to have sat on the throne of England
Warrior ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
We think we know Henry VIII, the fat tyrant with the blood-stained attitude to marriage. But the archives hold many documents which reveal a very different Henry, a devoted husband. This is the story of the King Henry we have forgotten - the chivalrous warrior prince, who had to fail and fade before the tyrant of legend could emerge
Tyrant by David Sington ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The courtiers who had helped Cromwell dispatch Anne hoped that the Schism with Rome would now be healed. They were soon disabused. Henry was not going to let go of the power the Supremacy gave him. The destruction of the monasteries proceeded apace, with the loot flowing into Henry's coffers. Even the colleges of Oxford and Cambridge would have gone, had not Henry's third queen Jane Seymour interceded. But the orgy of iconoclasm provoked isolation abroad and rebellion at home. Henry's response showed him at his most duplicitous and ruthless. He lured the rebels' leader to London with the promise of talks 'to hear from your mouth the whole circumstance and beginning of this matter', and then had him hanged, drawn and quartered. Henry's private life was hardly less turbulent. The death of Jane Seymour robbed him of someone he was genuinely fond of, who had given him the male heir he craved. His marriage to Katherine Howard briefly re-kindled the flames of desire, but her platonic affair with a young courtier made her another victim of political intrigue. David's archival research has revealed the full story behind her tragic fate. But as Henry grew older, more ill, and more dangerous to all around him, he was busy forging a new English identity -- of a fiercely independent nation set at one remove from Europe. A massive series of coastal fortifications gave tangible expression to the new sense of national destiny, as did the expanding Tudor navy. Henry had inherited a chronically weak institution, the English crown, and had forged it into an instrument of unprecedented power, and then wielded it to change forever the nature of both England and the English. In doing so, he had not hesitated to cut down any who stood in his way. Revolutionaries are like that
Global dimming ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The phenomenon called "global dimming" is beginning to edge into public consciousness because scientists have discovered that the amount of sunlight reaching the Earth's surface has been falling over recent decades. It is a product of the fossil fuels that cause global warming and is the result of tiny airborne pieces of soot, ash and sulphur compounds reflecting back the heat of the sun. By allowing less sunlight to reach the Earth, global dimming is cushioning us from the full impact of global warming. Scientists have also linked global dimming to the failure of rains in sub-Saharan Africa and the catastrophic droughts that hit Ethiopia in the 1980s. This program reveals how global dimming may radically alter our climate and render may parts of the planet uninhabitable unless concerted action is taken to combat both global dimming and global warming
Project poltergeist ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This is the story of two genuine scientific heroes. For forty years, John Bahcall and Ray Davis were engaged in a single extraordinary experiment - to find out why the Sun shines. In the end they would triumph. Davis would win the Nobel Prize and, thanks to their work, a whole new theory about how the universe is put together may have to be created"--Publisher
 
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Alternative Names
Sington, D. 1959-
Sington, David
Languages
English (82)
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