WorldCat Identities

Sington, David

Works: 109 works in 252 publications in 1 language and 6,923 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction films  History  Nonfiction television programs  Science television programs  Case studies  Biography  Biographical films  Television programs 
Roles: Director, Author of screenplay, Producer, Author, Performer, Creator
Classifications: QE28.3, 629.454
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by David Sington
In the shadow of the Moon by David Sington( Visual )

28 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,424 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 )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 1,236 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 588 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
The flaw : markets, money, mortgages, and the great American meltdown by David Sington( Visual )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 533 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
Magnetic storm( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 520 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 ghost particle( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cosmos has a secret ingredient: a swarm of invisible particles that fill 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
The fear of 13( Visual )

5 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a continuous monologue, former death-row inmate Nick Yarris tells the story of how he was charged with the murder of a woman in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, sentenced to death, and, after twenty-one years behind bars, exhonerated based on DNA evidence
Death star( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 230 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
Mystery beneath the ice( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines how increasing temperatures are causing diminished populations of krill, a small, shrimp-like crustacean integral to the Anarctic ecosystem. Chronicles the efforts of a team of researchers to find juvenile krill inside caves within the Antarctic ice pack
Paradise dreamed : how utopian thinkers have changed the modern world by Pamela Neville-Sington( Book )

7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thin ice by Simon Lamb( Visual )

5 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Climate science has been coming under increasing attack. In response, geologist Simon Lamb took his camera to his climate science colleagues around the world to find out what's really going on. Thin Ice reveals the human face of climate science. It also provides an accessible introduction to the latest Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Thin Ice is a joint initiative between Oxford University (United Kingdom) Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand), and London-based DOX Productions. The project began over a cup of coffee at a Climate Change and Governance conference in Wellington in March 2006. Peter Barrett (VUW) suggested to Simon Lamb (Oxford) that he make a film about it with his friend David Sington (DOX Productions). The aim from the outset was to give people from all walks of the life the chance to see the astonishing range of human activity as well as scientific endeavour that is required to help us understand our changing climate. Our idea was then we would all be better able to decide both individually and collectively how we might deal with it
Prince by Duncan Copp( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 122 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 by David Sington( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 122 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
Lover by David Sington( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 122 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
Tyrant by David Sington( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 121 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
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 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nazi secrets revealed( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Decoding Nazi secrets: In 1940, Europe lay under the Nazi jackboot. German bombers unleashed the blitz against Britain and U-boats decimated the convoys, her only lifelines. Churchill had a secret weapon: a group of American and British mathematicians, crossword fanatics, linguists, and chess champions who decoded an "unbreakable" Nazi device and changed history
Hitler's lost sub( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 98 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
The secret of life( Visual )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 82 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
Who are you?( Visual )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2016 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the interplay of genes and behavior in animals and humans. Examines research being conducted with twins, insects, and alcoholism
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Earth story : the shaping of our world
Alternative Names
David Sington British film director

Sington, D. 1959-

Sington, David John Claude, 1959-


English (102)

Dimming the sunParadise dreamed : how utopian thinkers have changed the modern worldEarth story : the forces that have shaped our planet