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Public Broadcasting Associates

Overview
Works: 90 works in 367 publications in 2 languages and 6,748 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Case studies  Ethnographic films  Motion pictures  Documentary television programs  Interviews 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: F3429, 973.1
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Most widely held works by Public Broadcasting Associates
Myths and the moundbuilders( Visual )

27 editions published between 1981 and 2012 in English and held by 873 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The huge earthworks and mounds scattered through the eastern half of the United States prompted people in the nineteenth century to speculate that a lost civilization had preceded the Indians then living among the mounds. Though we've known for some time that the ancestors of those Indians actually built the mounds, archaeologists are still exploring their contents for a better understanding of their builders
The Incas( Visual )

20 editions published between 1979 and 2012 in English and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the work of three archaeologists excavating in Peru for clues to the Inca way of life. Details the history, culture, and technological achievements of the Incan empire
N!ai the story of a!Kung woman by John Marshall( Visual )

15 editions published between 1978 and 2007 in English and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of footage of the !Kung people of Namibia from 1951 through 1978. Focuses on the changes in the life of these people as seen through the reflections of one woman, N!ai
Maya lord of the jungle by John Angier( Visual )

24 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visits ancient sites on the Yucatan Peninsula where new findings are forcing a reappraisal of the past of the Mayans
The Chaco legacy( Visual )

18 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travel back 900 years to uncover the puzzling sophistication and technological genius of the Chaco Canyon inhabitants. How did this civilization build complex and comprehensive projects such as a network of roads connecting 70 outlying communities? Anthropologists believe the Chaco civilization was an ingenious technological society that subsequently collapsed because of the gradual depletion of its resource bases
Seeking the first Americans by Graham Chedd( Visual )

21 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the theories of archaeologists who are searching for clues to the identity of the first people to reach North America between 11,000 and 50,000 years ago
Dadi's family by Michael Camerini( Visual )

16 editions published between 1976 and 2010 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrait of a farming family in India which focuses on Dadi, the grandmother, who manages a large household of sons, daughters-in-law and grandchildren and tries to hold the extended family together despite external and internal changes. Looks at the role and lives of women, who become members of their husband's family upon marriage
The Three worlds of Bali( Visual )

15 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and Balinese and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthropologist Steve Lansing guides the viewer on an exploration of the Indonesian island of Bali, which is coming to terms with the technological West. The Balinese make artistic offerings of music, dance, poetry, and even food in order to maintain the delicate balance between the world they live in, the world of the gods, and the world of the demons. The Balinese have retained what was important to them, which is a blend of animism, Hinduism, and Buddhism into a single continuous tradition
Margaret Mead, taking note by Ann Peck( Visual )

16 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthropologist Margaret Mead was largely responsible for popularizing anthropology in America. From her pioneering studies of children to her speeches about the fate of the environment, Mead was both a student of the world and its teacher
Little injustices Laura Nader looks at the law by Terry Kay Rockefeller( Visual )

18 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anthropologist Laura Nader narrates this cross-cultural study of institutionalized conflict resolution. Shows how, in a remote Mexican village, face-to-face conflict among a small population demands swift and effective redress for injustices, while in the United States consumers with defective products are lost in a morass of frustrating claims, slow and costly legal action, ineffective public agencies, and unresponsive corporate entities
Other people's garbage( Visual )

15 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reviews the findings of archaeologists working at three sites in the United States and explains what their findings reveal about day-to-day life in America's recent past
On the cowboy trail( Visual )

11 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows Ray Holmes, one of the last true cowboys, who still rides herd in the cattle country of southeastern Montana, and looks at how new farming techniques and strip-mining threaten time-honored traditions of ranching and the land itself
The Ring of truth by Philip Morrison( Visual )

7 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Philip Morrison takes viewers on a personal journey of the inner workings of science, inviting them to ask questions about the everyday experiences that lie behind scientific results
The ancient mariners( Visual )

13 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Excavations of ancient shipwrecks in the Mediterranean Sea reveal information about the development of shipbuilding technology, which in turn reflects important facts about the social and economic conditions of the times
Franz Boas, 1858-1942 by T. W Timrek( Visual )

14 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profile of the German physicist who was responsible for shaping the course of American anthropology, by bringing discipline and order to a field that had previously dealt in subjective "race classification." Includes reflections and anecdotes by scholars and students, excerpts from journals and letters, and archival photographs. Discusses the Kwakiutl Indians, the principal subjects of Boas' field work
Journey to the occupied lands( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Producer-correspondent Michael Ambrosino examines the Israeli-occupied territories of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip through a personal journey that explores the bitter and complex issues of land ownership, the scope and future of the Israeli settlements, the harsh realities of Israeli military justice, and daily life under Israeli occupation
Franz Boas 1852-1942( Visual )

6 editions published between 1980 and 1988 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le physicien allemand Franz Boas est à l'origine des méthodes de l'anthropologie américaine. Il a apporté l'ordre et la discipline dans un domaine jusqu'alors préoccupé exclusivement de "classification raciale". À travers des archives photographiques et cinématographiques, des extraits des écrits de Boas et des témoignages de ses collègues et de ses étudiants se dessine un portrait fouillé de l'anthropologue et une évocation des indiens Kwakiutl, son principal sujet d'études
Ben's mill( Visual )

14 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows how, in northeastern Vermont, Ben Thresher operates his nineteenth-century, waterpowered mill to provide tubs, sleds, and tools needed by local farmers. Tells how, almost a century and a half old, his mill and mill technology were critical to America's development
The American Indian collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This remarkable PBS series illuminates the true heritage of America's native peoples
The Kirghiz of Afghanistan( Visual )

5 editions published between 1981 and 1991 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Kirghiz, who are skilled at herd management, have adapted well to a cold and difficult environment on the "Roof of the World." In working, celebrating, interacting with each other, and adapting to new ways in a new environment, the Kirghiz demonstrate the dignity and purpose of their lives
 
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