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Bull, Peter

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Freakonomics by Steven D Levitt( visu )
5 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 1,133 libraries worldwide
Film version of the bestselling book about incentives-based thinking by economist Steven Levitt and journalist Stephen Dubner. Like the book, the film examines human behavior with provocative and sometimes hilarious case studies including the effects of a name, cheating in sumo wrestling, cause and effect of crime rates, and incentives for grades
Women, war & peace ( visu )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 509 libraries worldwide
Challenges the conventional wisdom that war and peace are men's domain and reveals the central role of women in the quest for peace and justice in modern warfare. Disc 1: "I Came to Testify" is the moving story of how a group of 16 women who had been imprisoned and raped by Serb-led forces in the Bosnian town of Foca broke history's great silence - and stepped forward to take the witness stand in an international court of law. Their remarkable courage resulted in a triumphant verdict that led to new international laws about sexual violence in war. "Peace unveiled" covers when the U.S. troop surge was announced in late 2009, and women in Afghanistan knew that the ground was being laid for peace talks with the Taliban. Peace Unveiled follows three women in Afghanistan who are risking their lives to make sure that women have a seat at the negotiating table. Disc 2: "The War We Are Living" travels to Cauca, a mountainous region in Colombia's pacific southwest, where two extraordinary Afro-Colombian women are fighting to hold onto their gold-rich lands. They are standing up for a generation of Colombians who have been terrorized and forcibly displaced as a deliberate strategy of war. "War Redefined", the capstone of Women, War & Peace, challenges the conventional wisdom that war and peace are men's domain through incisive interviews with leading thinkers, Secretaries of State, and seasoned survivors of war and peace-making. Interviewees include Secretary of State Hillary Clinton; Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee; Bosnian war crimes investigator Fadila Memisevic; and globalization expert Moises Naim
Americas ( visu )
1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 229 libraries worldwide
A look at contemporary Latin America, examining issues that confront the entire region by focusing on individual countries
Dirty business : "clean coal" and the battle for our energy future ( visu )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 143 libraries worldwide
"Half our electricity still comes from coal. Dirty Business reveals the true social and environmental costs of coal power and tells the stories of innovators who are pointing the way to an alternative energy future. Guided by Rolling Stone reporter Jeff Goodell, the film examines what it means to remain dependent on a 19th century technology that is the largest single source of greenhouse gases. Can coal really be made clean? Can renewables be produced on a scale large enough to replace coal? The film seeks answers in a series of stories shot in China, Saskatchewan, Kansas, West Virginia, Nevada and New York."--Container
The Usborne Internet-linked complete book of the microscope by Kirsteen Rogers( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 140 libraries worldwide
Examines the elaborate world exposed beneath the magnifying lens of the microscope. Touches on the discovery of the microscope and advances in modern days. Gives advice on choosing and buying a microscope. Gives step by step instructions on preparing specimens and using your microscope
Hot politics ( visu )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 136 libraries worldwide
""The way it happened was the equivalent to flipping the bird, frankly, to the rest of the world ... on an issue about which they felt so deeply." That is how former New Jersey governor and the former Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Christine Todd Whitman describes the Bush administration's decision to withdraw from the Kyoto Protocol on climate change in Hot Politics, a FRONTLINE report co-produced with the Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR). As more and more Americans look for a response to the realities of climate change, FRONTLINE correspondent Deborah Amos investigates the political decisions that have prevented the United States government from confronting one of the most serious problems facing humanity today. In February 2007, the United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concluded that the science on global warming is "unequivocal" and asserted with 90 percent confidence that greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide (CO2) from human activities, primarily from the burning of fossil fuels, have been the main cause. Yet, since 1992 -- from President George H.W. Bush's insistence that the first world climate change treaty make CO2 emission targets voluntary, through former President Bill Clinton's failure to pass a promised energy tax or to push for U.S. Senate ratification of the Kyoto treaty, through President George W. Bush's 2001 reversal of a campaign pledge to push for mandatory limits on CO2 emissions and his complete withdrawal from Kyoto -- the executive branch of the U.S. government has failed to join in climate change agreements adopted by much of the rest of the world. Hot Politics goes behind the scenes to examine the forces behind the inaction, including a well-financed energy industry campaign that challenged the broad scientific consensus on the human causes of climate change in an effort to stall federal regulation. Fossil fuel companies funneled millions of dollars to the institutes of global warming skeptics, including former President of the National Academy of Sciences Frederick Seitz, who cast doubt about the science in media reports on climate change. According to some whistleblowers, a parallel campaign has occurred within the Bush administration, which stifled the dissemination of key findings by government scientists about climate change. "In my thirty-some years in the government, I've never seen constraints on the ability of scientists to communicate with the public as strong as they are now," says top NASA climate scientist James Hansen. In interviews with scientists like Hansen and Seitz and with political insiders including Whitman, Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-Neb.), former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) and former senator and Kyoto negotiatorTim Wirth, Hot Politics investigates why the U.S. federal government lags so far behind much of the world in responding to global climate change. And in special reports on FRONTLINE's Web site and elsewhere, CIR and FRONTLINE go further, with features including closer looks at the manipulation and suppression of science, a timeline of the politics and science of global warming, and a map tracking U.S. CO2 emissions and regulations state-by-state."--Credits
The Net @ risk ( visu )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 127 libraries worldwide
A boon to computer users, broadband has meant fast Internet services for millions. But as the phone and cable giants that operate these networks consider the profits to be made by controlling the content and delivery of the Internet, Net Neutrality - and the easy sharing of ideas and opinions that goes with it - may soon become a thinking of the past in America. In this program, Bill Moyers and journalist Rick Karr report on the struggle for the soul of the Internet as lobbyists and legislators reshape the telecom laws for the broadband era. Will democracy's high-tech forum for the exchange of ideas be destroyed by regulations that favor online entities with deep pockets?
The Meiji revolution ( visu )
12 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and held by 102 libraries worldwide
Discusses Commodore Perry's invasion of Tokoyo Bay and the ensuing trade treaty with the U.S. which ended Japan's 250-year seclusion. Mobilized by the charismatic leader, Emperor Meiji, Japan reorganized its society and cast aside centuries of tradition to become the first industrially under-developed nation to become a modern world power. Part two of a ten part series
No place to hide ( visu )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 69 libraries worldwide
This is a report about one of the most important and least understood results of the tragedy on September 11th. In a one-hour primetime special, ABC News anchor Peter Jennings examines the government's effort to harness technology in the name of security, and the price we might pay if we fail to balance security and freedom in the digital age
Steve Lacy : lift the bandstand by Peter Bull( visu )
4 editions published between 1986 and 2004 in English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
Portrays Steve Lacy as a musician who has held a pivotal position in modern jazz history
Moyers on America ( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 53 libraries worldwide
The Net @ risk -- A boon to computer users, broadband has meant fast Internet services for millions. But as the phone and cable giants that operate these networks consider the profits to be made by controlling the content and delivery of the Internet, Net Neutrality - and the easy sharing of ideas and opinions that goes with it - may soon become a thing of the past in America
Karen Armstrong on religious fundamentalism ( visu )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
Topics include the psychological impact of religious fundamentalism, the concept of sacredness, the relationship between religion and psychology, and the connections among the three religions of the Book
No man's land : the fall ( visu )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2006 in English and held by 39 libraries worldwide
During the Vietnam war the image of desperate people clinging to an evacuation helicopter atop the U.S. embassy, only hours before North Vietnamese troops arrived is seared into the American consciousness. This program uses the story of South Vietnam's last days as a prism through which the dark side of American foreign involvement can be seen. How did the White House and the Pentagon so completely misjudge America's ability to thwart a people's revolution in Southeast Asia?
Trains and how they work by Clint Twist( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
A conductor describes how an electric train engine works and an engineer explains how to operate a train, in a book where readers can lift the flaps and pull the tabs to reveal objects such as an electric motor and the engineer's cab
Zaid Shakir on being Muslim in America ( visu )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Imam Zaid Shakir details his experiences as both a Muslim and an American in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks. In addition, Imam Zaid describes the structure and comprehensiveness of Islam, the compatibility of core Islamic and American values, and the tragic misuse of Islam as justification for terrorism. Discusses morality in government, the concept of Islamic civilization as contrasted with Islamic statehood, Muslim anger with American foreign policy, and the levels of jihad
Minefield : the United States and the Muslim world ( visu )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
ABC News anchor, Peter Jennings, gives a tour of the political, religious, and cultural complexities of the Islamic world, by giving a country-by-country assessment of relations with the United States
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