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Estus, Boyd

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Most widely held works by Boyd Estus
Secret of the wild child by Linda Garmon( Visual )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the case of "Genie," a girl whose parents kept her locked in a bedroom in total isolation, until she was discovered in 1970 at age 13. At first, her rehabilitation seemed to be an opportunity to test hypotheses of language acquisition, but disputes about the nature of her disabilities, the intensity of her therapy, and the progress of government funded research turned Genie's case into a sad example of the ethical quandaries of research on human subjects
The Navigators: Pathfinders of the Pacific by Sam Low( Visual )

19 editions published between 1983 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 340 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
Pack of lies : the advertising of tobacco by Colleen Kerr( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean Kilbourne and Rick Pollay - two of the world's leading experts on the marketing of tobacco products - examine how Big Tobacco has been able to harness the power of advertising to counter the influence of scientific research, shape news coverage, overcome public resistance, and maintain private profits at the expense of public health
Ulysses S. Grant : warrior, president by Robert Skimin( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This biography of Ulysses S. Grant paints a nuanced portrait of one of America's most paradoxical leaders. The greatest hero of the Civil War, Grant was a brilliant military strategist who rose from obscurity to a rank held previously only by George Washington. However, the strength of the Confederate resistance forced Grant into a hard war that destroyed the South and led to his being labeled "a butcher." Propelled into the White House by his battlefield success, Grant lacked the political skills to deal with the issues of the era: reconstructing the South and managing the nation's rapidly expanding economy. His two terms were rocked by bitter racial conflict and corruption scandals. Seven years after leaving office, Grant was financially ruined by the collapse of an investment house in which he had placed his assets. He spent his final days in a race against time as he battled cancer while finishing his epic war memoirs
From Jesus to Christ. the first Christians( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part two of the series From Jesus to Christ explores the period after the crucifixion of Jesus by tracing the beginnings of the "Jesus Movement," as Christianity was first called in its early years. Drawing upon historical evidence and archeological finds as well as engaging interviews, we learn that the early Christians branched out spreading their message to non-Jews, while the Apostle Paul, in approximately 50 CE, traveled away from the traditional centers of the Jesus Movement to found new churches in Greco-Roman cities. In fact, Paul's letters to these fledgling congregations mark the first writings of the New Testament. Meanwhile, spiraling tensions between Jews and Rome would culminate in a catastrophic Jewish revolt against Rome, propelling the destruction of Jerusalem and the Temple - the center of Jewish spiritual life. This film presents a rare and compelling glimpse at early Christianity
At home in Utopia( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on the United Workers Cooperative Colony, aka the Coops, the most grass-roots and member-driven of the Jewish labor housing cooperatives, where many of the residents were Communists or sympathetic to the communist movement. Beginning as a stalwartly secular East European Jewish working class enclave, they were part of an international movement. This film bears witness to lives lived with courage across the barriers of race, nation, language, convention, and sometimes even common sense
Typhoid Mary, the most dangerous woman in America by Judith Walzer Leavitt( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1906 in America it was first discovered that humans could transmit typhoid fever. This is a dramatization of the outbreak and a profile of Irish cook Mary Mallon, known as 'Typhoid Mary'. Quarantined against her will, the story reveals the newfound power of health officials to protect the masses, often at the expense of personal liberties
Computers, spies, and private lives( Visual )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reveals how computers routinely gather information on our finances, politics, tastes, and habits, posing a threat to our individual privacy. Focuses on computer banks, computer thieves, and telecomputers
Ulysses S. Grant( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the immediate post-war years, racial rioting became commonplace. President Andrew Johnson fanned the flames with his racist rhetoric and pardons for former Confederates, leading to his impeachment. Grant's feelings about the former slaves changed during this time: he now believed that American freedoms be extended to African Americans as well. He responded to calls to run for president and was easily elected. The country was struggling with Reconstruction, the Industrial Revolution, and forming a workable Indian policy. Grant mistakenly trusted people who brought scandal and failure to his presidency. After leaving office, Grant's financial fortunes rose and then fell. Grant spent his last days suffering from throat cancer and writing his memoirs, which restored his family's finances after his death
Ulysses S. Grant( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This episode follows U.S. Grant's life from his frontier childhood through the victorious end of the Civil War and Abraham Lincoln's subsequent assassination, including: Grant's duty in the US-Mexican War; his marriage and posting to the Pacific Northwest; resignation from the army; continued business failures; troubled re-commissioning into the Army and rapid advancement as the Civil War expanded; and his exceptional generalship during the that led to the final defeat of the Confederacy; and Lincoln's assassination that left Grant feeling responsible for taking up Lincoln's part in creating a last peace
So many galaxies ... so little time by Boyd Estus( Visual )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through live-action docu-drama and computer graphics, explores recent scientific discoveries about the universe, traveling with members of a research group of students and faculty from Cambridge, MA to Mt. Hopkins, AZ, and through a map of the universe
Where the galaxies are by Margaret J Geller( Visual )

2 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This video reveals the first results from the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics project to map the distribution of galaxies in the universe. Project Scientist, Margaret Geller, describes the goals of the project and explains the painstaking work required to make the thousands of observations
People's century, 1900-1999( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Picture power reveals how the small screen became hugely influential -- a fact quickly realized by gvoernments, politicians, businessmen, entertainers and terrorists. Television exposed triumphs and tragedies and through sitcoms, news, sports and more, it helped shape our collective experience"--Container
Medieval siege( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

China bridge: "The center of a famed twelfth-century Song Dynasty scroll painting features woven wooden beams in the graceful arc of a rainbow--the Rainbow Bridge--an archaeological form as well-known in China as the Eiffel Tower is in the West. Ingeniously designed bridges typify China's inventive past--a society that created paper money, gunpowder and the compass. While not a single Song Dynasty Rainbow Bridge remains, the mystery of their construction endures."--Container
Louisa May Alcott : the woman behind Little women( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmed on location at many places actually frequented by the real persons portrayed and featuring a script written from primary sources, this documentary tells the life story of American author Louisa May Alcott, chronicling her efforts to rescue her family from poverty and find wealth, fame, and happiness for herself. Includes animations and commentary from Alcott scholars, novelist Geraldine Brooks, and the "literary sleuths" who uncovered Alcott's lost thrillers
The powder & the glory( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of two of the first highly successful women entrepreneurs in America, Elizabeth Arden and Helena Rubinstein. One hundred years ago these women immigrated to the United States and, starting with next to nothing, created what is today the $150 billion global health and beauty industry
Margaret Mead, taking note by Ann Peck( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 8 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
A jumpin' night in the Garden of Eden by Michal Goldman( Visual )

in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows these two klezmer bands both in performance and in the process of re-discovering this traditional music through its Yiddish, Eastern European, and early 20th Century American roots
Extreme engineering( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boston's big dig: Chronicles one of the largest civil engineering projects in modern history, the re-routing of I-93 and I-90 underground
Eight minutes to midnight, a portrait of Dr. Helen Caldicott( Visual )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows pediatrician Helen Caldicott, who has turned anti-nuclear-power-and-weapons advocate, as she champions her cause
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Secret of the wild child
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