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The West by Ken Burns( Visual )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2013 in English and held by 1,980 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the history of the American West, starting with the first European explorations and ending with the beginning of the 20th century. Examines the impact of the white settlers on the lives of the Native Americans and the land. Also discusses the Gold Rush, the Civil War, the building of the transcontinental railroad, the battle of Little Bighorn, and the massacre at Wounded Knee
The history of rock 'n' roll by Andrew Solt( Visual )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 1,255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This ten episode documentary covers rock 'n' roll history from its humble beginnings in the '50s to Lollapalooza in the '90s. A kaleidoscope of musical memories, it features interviews with stars from Little Richard to Bono, as they recall the sound and songs that changed their lives. There are vintage clips examining: early stars during rock's first golden age, the turmoil of the British Invasion, the incandescent birth of soul, the death of the folk troubadour as Dylan went electric, the rise and fall of the counterculture, guitar heroes forever, the split personality of the 70s, the rise of punk, and the reinvention of rock to encompass MTV and festival mania in the 90s. Includes classic footage, concert performances, complete songs, and stars galore
Time Life's Lost civilizations( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features original location cinematography in 25 countries, taking the viewer around the world on an incredible journey from ancient Mesopotamia to modern Tibet
Maya : the blood of kings( Visual )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While Europe was in the midst of the Dark Ages, the Maya of Central America were developing a culture responsible for a complicated writing system, mathematical and astrological calculations, and archaeological marvels. Explore ruins in the jungles of Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala to understand a people both sophisticated and bloodthirsty and a society that collapsed with mysterious speed
Inca : secrets of the ancestors( Visual )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the legendary kingdom of the Incas and the achievements of their society, including medical skills, engineering, and architectural marvels
Mesopotamia : return to Eden by WGBH( Visual )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The roots of the world's major religions lie in the valleys of Mesopotamia's Fertile Crescent. Here archaeologists are digging for the sites of Biblical stories, and unearthing clues to the dawn of civilization."
Greece : a moment of excellence( Visual )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines Greece's golden age, 5th century B.C.A time of great intellectual and artistic achievement. The age of Pericles, Plato, and the glory that was Athens
China : dynasties of power( Visual )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Study the "dynasties of power" from the 2nd century B.C. through the rise of the first emperor to discover the achievements of ancient China. While uniting a vast land the Chinese built the 2,600-mile Great Wall, invented paper, printing, the compass and the world's first system of justice
Egypt : quest for immortality by Robert Gardner( Visual )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the opening of the tomb of Tutankhamen the world was provided with details of the ancient civilization of Egypt. In the land of the pharaohs a culture existed that believed in eternal life for all, from farmer to aristocrat. Now archaeologists are discovering the mysteries of the ancients, from preparing a mummy for burial to the technology necessary to raise enormous stone buildings
Africa : a history denied( Visual )

4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Because the white settlers of Africa couldn't believe that natives were responsible for the once great kingdoms of Great Zimbabwe and the Swahili Coast, these ancient cultures were either credited to wandering Phoenicians, the Queen of Sheba or other white travelers. Now the place where human history began is being reclaimed by descendants of those lost cultures, and the glories of their accomplishments are revealed."
Aegean : legacy of Atlantis( Visual )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aegean civilizations are considered to be the cradle of western culture. Archaeologists, beginning with Heinrich Schliemann, uncovered evidence of the civilizations at Troy, Mycenae, Crete, and possible support for the island of Santorini (formerly Thera) being the lost island of Atlantis
Tibet : the end of time( Visual )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Isolated by the Himalayas, Tibet has developed a culture centered on lives of altruism, the worship of the Dalai Lama as the manifestation of god on earth, and a perception of life as a repeating cycle. Now, however, modern life is intruding and the Tibetans' quest for peace, inner knowledge and nirvana may cease to exist
The history of rock 'n' roll( Visual )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of rock 'n' roll from its inception to its reinvention in the 1980's
The geography of hope by Stephen Ives( Visual )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By the 1870s the American conquest of the West was nearly complete. In one decade, with Native Americans effectively confined to reservations, some four-and-a-half million new settlers would arrive to stake their claim to the future. Pap Singleton, an ex-slave from Tennessee, became the era's "Black Moses," leading his people to the free soil of Kansas. A frail New York politician transformed himself into a rugged North Dakota rancher, and eventually, president of the United States. And as Americans tried to "tame" the West, the nation's greatest showman, Buffalo Bill Cody, instead offered adoring crowds his enthusiastic version of a "Wild West"--Heroic, glorious, romantic, and most of all, mythic
Time Life's Lost civilizations( Visual )

2 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents 9 ancient long-gone civilizations and one on the brink of extinction, showing how they developed and their influences on current culture
One sky above us( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the 20th century neared, Americans celebrated with the World Columbian Exposition, where they were told that the frontier had closed, but in the real West, for every frontier story that ended, another one began. Some Native Americans waged a struggle to hold onto their traditions in the midst of rapid, overwhelming change, while others chose to learn the white man's ways, hoping to help their families and their tribe. In California, the emerging metropolis of Los Angeles waged yet another battle to control the arid region's most precious commodity--water. Much had changed in the West, but it continued to be what it had always been--a landscape of the imagination, the reservoir of our shared hopes and dreams, a place of both conflict and infinite possibility, and an enduring symbol of something unquestionably American
The grandest enterprise under God( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the Civil War Americans set out with a new energy and optimism to finally unite the East and the West. To do this, they embarked on one of the greatest technological achievements of the age--building the first transcontinental railroad to conquer forbidding mountains, harsh deserts and awesome distances
Empire upon the trails( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early 1800's, no one knew who would control the seemingly infinite spaces of the West. Hopeful Americans moved onward toward Manifest Destiny, as they determined to make the West--all of it--their own
The speck of the future( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History of the California gold rush which started in 1848, when a sawmill worker named James Marshall reached down into the streambed of the American River in California and discovered gold
Ghost dance( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By the late 1880s, the Americans were astounded by the changes they had brought to the West. Mining towns such as Butte, Montana were now full-fledged industrial cities. Defeated militarily, Native Americans throughout the region now flocked to the call of a Paiute mystic, who offered the illusionary hope that the lost world of the buffalo could be brought back by a Ghost Dance. But its promises would be trampled in the snow and blood of Wounded Knee. In place of the great Native American cultures which once dominated the Plains was a new culture, epitomized by the Oklahoma Land Rush, in which 100,000 eager settlers lined up for a mad dash to stake out a farm and a future
 
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The geography of hopeOne sky above usThe grandest enterprise under GodEmpire upon the trailsThe speck of the futureGhost dance