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Gardner, Robert 1925-2014

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Most widely held works by Robert Gardner
Islam, empire of faith by Robert Gardner( Visual )

55 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 3,151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This three-part program documents the rise and growth of Islam throughout the world, from the birth of Prophet Muhammad in the 6th century through the peak of the Ottoman Empire 1000 years later. Discusses the impact of Islamic civilization on world history and culture
Gardens of war; life and death in the New Guinea stone age by Robert Gardner( Book )

25 editions published between 1968 and 1986 in English and German and held by 1,099 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barbarians by Vladimir Bortko( Visual )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and Dutch and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explore the origins of the Huns, Goths, Vikings, and Mongols. Shot on location featuring interviews, reenactments and narrated by Clancy Brown, this brings to life the powerful leaders, and drive that kept empires in terror for centuries
Dead birds by Robert Gardner( Visual )

43 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 642 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A photographic and ethnographic study which was sponsored by the Peabody Museum, from February 1961 to November 1963, of the Dani, a people dwelling in the Grand Valley of the Baliem, high in the mountains of western New Guinea
Da Vinci and the code he lived by the unique vision and determination of the renaissance master( Visual )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines and recounts the life of Leonardo da Vinci, using a combination of reenactment, commentary by scholars, and narration
Arab & Jew return to the promised land by David K Shipler( Visual )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Illustrates both unchanging views and an evolution of attitudes by Israelis and Palestinians from before and after the Oslo peace process. This program is a journey through the psychological landscape where Arabs and Jews meet. By allowing both Palestinians and Israelis to explore their own attitudes, the film searches throught their minds and emotions for the points of conflict and the regions of accord."
Elie Wiesel first person singular by Elie Wiesel( Visual )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nobel peace prize laureate Elie Wiesel reflects upon his life, his work and his concerns for the future of mankind
Egypt quest for immortality by Robert Gardner( Visual )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and Danish and held by 514 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
Warnings from the ice( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eleven thousand years ago, the world's temperatures suddenly rose drastically, creating a climate shift within a human lifetime that is nearly unimaginable. Miles deep, the frigid expanse holds 70 percent of the world's fresh water in a deep freeze cold enough to shatter steel. Recently things have been heating up. In 1995, an iceberg the size of Rhode Island broke off from the Larsen ice shelf along the Antarctic coast, hinting at a potential meltdown. If the entire West Antarctic Ice Sheet were to follow suit, sea level would rise by almost 20 feet, wiping out entire cities, redrawing coastlines, and leave millions homeless
Barbarians II( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The savage story of four of history's most fearsome tribes: the Saxons, the Franks, the Vandals, and the Lombards, who cut a swatch of destruction through the heart of the Roman world for the better part of a millennium
The Nuer by Hilary Harris( Visual )

24 editions published between 1970 and 2009 in English and Nilo-Saharan and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the most important relationships and events in the lives of the Nuer, Nilotic people in Sudan and on the Ethiopian border. Demonstrates the vital significance of cattle and their central importance in all Nuer thought and behavior
Ika hands a conversation with Octavio Paz by Robert Gardner( Visual )

15 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 381 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the highlands of Northern Columbia the Ika live a strenuous and isolated life, economically dependent on small gardens and a handful of domestic animals. They are thought to be descendants of the Maya who fled from the turmoil of Central American High Civilization's warring states to the remote valleys of Colombia's Sierra Nevadas
Forest of bliss by Robert Gardener( Visual )

37 editions published between 1978 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film without voiceover commentary, involves the viewer in an intense encounter with daily life in Benares, India's most holy city, from one sunrise to the next. It looks at specifics, but also opens itself to larger concerns such as the eternal cycles and metamorphoses of water and earth, flesh and wood, and fire, wind, and the spirit
The hunters by John Marshall( Visual )

19 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this classic documentary, the Kalahari Bushmen of Africa wage a constant war for survival against the hot arid climate and unyielding soil. 'The Hunters' focuses on four men who undertake a hunt to obtain meat for their village. The chronicle of their 13-day trek becomes part of the village's folklore, illustrating the ancient roots and continual renewal of African tribal cultures
Altar of fire by Robert Gardner( Visual )

17 editions published between 1976 and 2007 in English and Hindi and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary film about a twelve-day ancient Vedic ritual performed by Mambudiri Brahmins in Kerala, southwest India, in April 1975
Arabs and Jews wounded spirits in a promised land by PBS( Visual )

10 editions published between 1989 and 1997 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the critical tension between Arabs and Jews living within the lands under jurisdiction of the Israeli state including the West Bank and the Gaza Strip and explores their prejudices, stereotypes and interactions
Sons of Shiva by Robert Gardner( Visual )

21 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and Bengali and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sons of Shiva is an attempt to film a four-day ceremony of worshipping practices of Bengalis in the town of Vishnupur in honor of Lord Shiva. Devotees are also shown in informal activities such as preparing food and listening to recitals of devotional songs by the famous mendicant Bauls of Bengal
Loving Krishna by Allen Moore( Visual )

15 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Loving Krishna is about the worship of Krishna and the meaning of devotion. It explores the rural and urban character of the town of Vishnapur in West Bengal by examining the royal past, everyday life, work in traditional arts and crafts, bazaar exchange, and sacred rituals and festivals
Deep hearts by Robert Gardner( Visual )

18 editions published between 1979 and 2014 in English and Fula and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ethnographic portrayal of the Bororo people of Niger, showing an annual ritual dance, which symbolizes their beliefs about containing and controlling their feelings of love
Rivers of sand by Robert Gardner( Visual )

25 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in English and French and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The people portrayed in this film are called Hamar. They dwell in the thorny scrubland of southwestern Ethiopia. They are isolated by some distant choice that now limits their movement and defines their condition
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Gardner, Bob 1925-

Gardner, Bob 1925-2014

Gardner, R. 1925-

Gardner, Robert 1925- anthropologue

Gardner, Robert 1925- réalisateur

Robert Gardner

Robert Gardner Amerikaans antropoloog (1925-2014)

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Гарднер, Роберт

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