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Low, Sam

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Most widely held works by Sam Low
The Navigators: Pathfinders of the Pacific by Sam Low( Visual )

21 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows archaeologists as they seek clues to the origins and achievements of ancient Polynesian seafarers. Shows the excavation of a powerful voyaging canoe on the Tahitian island of Huahine, early sailing routes in Fiji, and traces of Hawaii's first settlers on Molokai
Fast cars( Visual )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 108 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows Bobby Rahal's efforts to design and build a car to race in the 1995 Indianapolis 500. Looks at the structural and aerodynamic forces that affect car control. Several drivers describe the physical and psychological stresses of a long race with 800-horsepower machines
The Ring of truth by Philip Morrison( Visual )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 108 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 )

6 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and held by 79 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
Out of the past( Visual )

8 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A humanistic approach to archaeology and anthropology which makes connections between past civilizations and modern societies, looking at how societies function and change. This television series helps bring cultural ecology to light using physical evidence and scientific detective work. On-site filming at the spectacular Mayan center of Copán, Honduras, shows archaeologists reconstructing this ancient society. In addition, past and present cultures in Central and North America, Africa, Europe, and the Middle East are explored
Collapse( Visual )

9 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ruins of ancient societies may hold keys to our own survival as archaeologists explore one of the greatest mysteries, the decline and fall of once grand civilizations. Seeks to find the reasons for the abandonment of Mayan cities over a short period of time. Comparison with the Anasazi settlements at Mesa Verde in the United States, suggests that earlier civilizations might not have lived in complete harmony with the environment, with resultant problems caused by overpopulation
Hawaiki rising : Hōkūle'a, Nainoa Thompson, and the Hawaiian renaissance by Sam Low( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The true story of Hōkūle'a and the men and women who sailed in the wake of their ancestors to discover pride in their culture and themselves
New worlds( Visual )

6 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Columbus, in search of better trade routes, opened up a New World--and the minds of Europe. From the vast empires of the Aztecs to the roving tribes of hunters and gatherers, the evidence of cultural evolution as a global process was irrefutable. This program charts the intellectual impact of the European discovery of the New World and the ways in which this discovery influenced both the emergence of anthropology and archaeology as disciplines. Uses excavations in Copan, Honduras, Teotihuacan and Mont Alban, Mexico, to show parallel evolutionary paths between Maya, Zapotec and Aztec civilizations. Describes the development from hunter gatherers to agriculture leading to subsequent social development
Change by Patience Agbabi( Visual )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents science's grand laws of conservation by looking at what remains unchanged in processes as complex as the three-week-long Tour de France bicycle race. Morrison explains Einstein's law of relativity E=mc²
Maasai women( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Maasai, a prosperous society of animal herders whose sustenence and wealth is their cattle, live primarily in the Rift Valley between Kenya and Tanzania. Women tend the cattle, bring up the children, clean mud from the village when it rains, and belong to a man's estate. This film highlights the Maasai female's rights of passage from childhood to old age, and her lot in life as she is tied to the fortunes of not only husbands but sons as well. Since they alone can give birth, the women see themselves as important contributors to their husband's wealth and develop close supportive relationships with the co-wives. In this society, if a man is rich, "it's his wives who made him so.""--Container
The Kawelka : Ongka's big moka by Charlie Nairn( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ongka is a "bigman," a leader of a Kawelka tribe in New Guinea where a man's authority and prestige are derived in large part by his ability to organize a lavish "moka," or gift-giving. The moka is an elaborate system of gifts which forges alliances and maintains peace among the tribes. In this particular moka, which Ongka had been planning for ten years, the gifts included 600 pigs, cattle, rare birds, a motorcycle and a truck. The gifts obligate the recipients to repay the debt with even more "generosity" so as to maintain their own prestige. The film closely chronicles this celebration, including the preparations, and reveals a fascinating portrait of Ongka himself
Fast cars( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These videos use race cars and their design to illustrate principles of physics
The Spirit World( Visual )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In all cultures, people turn to religion for comfort, guidance and an explanation of spiritual continuities beyond life and death. Ritual behavior and sacred spaces and objects give form to religious meanings, and archaeologists are challenged to detect the significance of what they find - even more difficult, to understand this significance and interpret it properly. This program reviews the basic functions of religion, how religion reflects and reinforces social, political and economic institutions, and how it is manipulated as such institutions evolve. Looks at the development of religion using excavations at Momostenago, Guatemala, and Copan, Honduras, to plot the course and political influence of the Mayan religion, and compares religious practices with those of ancient Rome. Also looks at the Mayan concept of the soul, the worship of ancestors, and the changes Augustus Caesar brought to the state religion of Rome. Topics include: burial customs, death & afterlife
The Navigators : pathfinders of the Pacific( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film follows archaeologists as they seek clues to the origins and achievements of ancient Polynesian seafarers. It shows the excavation of a powerful voyaging canoe on the Tahitian island of Huahine, early sailing routes in Fii, and traces of Hawaii's first settlers on Mokai. Film also travels with Mau Piailug as he and his crew sail a replica of an original Polynesian canoe from Hawaii to Tahiti--2500 miles across the ocean with benefit of sextant, compass, or any other Western navigational instrument
Artisans and traders( Visual )

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

The economic processes of production and distribution are among the most ancient linkages between people and cultures. Archaeologists frequently use economic institutions as barometers of cultural complexity and evolution. This program investigates the processes (such as population growth and technological change) that promote specialization and trade, and how these relate to social and political organization. Particular attention is given to the energy sources that determine the economic patterns of ancient societies. Evidence from excavations at Copan, Honduras and Teotihuacan, Mexico enables researchers to reconstruct a Mayan workshop revealing a complex economic system similar to that of present day Fez, Morocco
Power, prestige and wealth( Visual )

3 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part of a series examining the evolution & collapse of societies. This episode examines the
Realms( Visual )

2 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part of a series examining the collapse and evolution of societies. This episode looks at t
Odyssey( Visual )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Ancient Mariners follows nautical archaeologists as they excavate three shipwrecks in the depths of the Eastern Mediterranean and as they analyze their finds in the laboratory. The three ships, dating from before 300 B.C. to 1025 A.D., tell the story of a significant change in the methods of ship construction - a change reflecting broader alterations in social, economic, and political conditions
Ongka's big moka by Michael Ambrosino( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

4 Pillars of Success : Based On Universal Principles of Gratitude, Abundance, Love & Compassion by Sam Low( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living in Malaysia and having businesses in more than 26 countries; covering hard-to-penetrate markets such as the Middle East and the African continent, Sam Low, Founder and Chairman of EDMARK Group of Companies, realized that if he wanted a breakthrough, he must be ready for a break-in. Instead of mulling over management books or following the te
 
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Low, Sanford

Low, Sanford H.

Lowe, Sanford H.

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