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Spry-Leverton, Peter

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Most widely held works by Peter Spry-Leverton
Japan by Peter Spry-Leverton( Book )

11 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 1,138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores Japan from its mythological beginnings to the present day
Legacy : the origins of civilization by Michael Wood( Visual )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This six part series on three videodiscs explores the influence on ancient culture on our lives today. Host, Michael Wood visits the ancient cities and great ports of India and China, the deserts of Egypt and Iraq, the Mexico of the Inca, Aztec and Mayan peoples, the Greek and Roman monuments of Europe and the jungles of Central America searching for the living legacies of these once great civilizations. The series traces how the institutions that arose with urban civilization 5,000 years ago, such as organized religion, bureaucratic government and international trade are still affecting the political and cultural mindset of many parts of the world today
Unlocking the Great Pyramid( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the ancient architects completed construction on the Great Pyramid at Giza, they left behind the greatest riddle of the engineering world. For centuries, adventurers and Egyptologists have crawled through every passageway and chamber, measuring and collecting data in an attempt to determine how it was built. Using cutting-edge 3-D software, see the incredibly accurate blueprints of the Great Pyramid
Legacy by Huaimin Lin( Visual )

7 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Host/writer Michael Wood visits the ancient cities and great ports of India and China, the deserts of Egypt and Iraq, the Mexico of the Inca, Aztec and Mayan peoples, the Greek and Roman monuments of Europe and the jungles of Central America searching for the living legacies of these once great civilizations. The series traces how the institutions that arose with urban civilization 5,000 years ago, such as organized religion, bureaucratic government and international trade are still affecting the political and cultural mindset of many parts of the world today
Iraq : the cradle of civilization by Michael Wood( Visual )

8 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the history and archaeology of ancient Iraq, where civilization first emerged between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. Discusses the influence of Assyro-Babylonian tradition and mythology on Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Traces the history and cultural continuity of the region up to the present
Japan : memoirs of a secret empire by Joan Owens-Meyerson( Visual )

10 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sword and the Chrysanthemum examines the traditions of the Samurai warrior, who combined an appreciation for high culture with aggression and fighting. Explores how the influence of Samurai culture can be seen in many aspects of contemporary Japanese culture, such as: rock gardens, tea ceremonies, the violence in comic books and television programs, and the relative safety of Japanese cities
China : the mandate of heaven by Michael Wood( Visual )

9 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite decades of Communist rule, China continues to be influenced by Confucianism, reverence for ancestors and harmony - ideas virtually unchanged since the Bronze Age
Central America : the burden of time( Visual )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines ancient Mayan and Aztec civilizations and the impact that the Spanish conquest had on them. Shows how Mayan rituals and practices endure in contemporary Mexico and Central America
Ancient India( Visual )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of civilization in India, where ancient hindu traditions of non-violence and spiritual search continue to shape contemporary Indian culture
Egypt : the habit of civilization( Visual )

6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the civilization of ancient Egypt, whose pharaonic dynasties were the first bureaucratic, centralized states. Discusses the influence of the Greeks and Romans on Egyptian culture. Links Egyptian concern with life after death with Christian belief and discusses how the arrival of Islam transformed Egyptian culture
Europe : the barbarian West by Michael Wood( Visual )

7 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Civilization arose in Asia, but it was the West, evolving from Greece and Rome, which created the first world culture not only through its own genius but by borrowing from the legacies of the original five old world civilizatons
Ancient lives : unlocking the mysteries of daily life in ancient Egypt( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British Egyptologist John Romer explores the ruins of an ancient village near Thebes, where generations of craftsmen and artists built and decorated royal tombs. There, relics reveal the most intimate details of the people's daily lives: their meals, their loves, their quarrels, and even their dreams. Go inside the pharaohs' most magnificent tombs and see astonishing art and priceless treasures. Meet the scribes, stonemasons, and high priests who presided over this city of the dead. Learn the secrets of the tomb raiders and the tricks devised to thwart them
The great Egyptians by Shi bu lai le fo dun( Visual )

14 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This video details the historical drama of three Egyptian leaders
The Making of mankind by Richard E Leakey( Visual )

12 editions published between 1981 and 2017 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this seven-part documentary, noted anthropologist Richard Leakey traces the origin of our species
Days of majesty by Simon Welfare( Visual )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A stunning film that beautifully depicts and celebrates the ceremonies that draw milions of tourists to England every year, those associated with the Royal Family
Mysteries of Peru( Visual )

4 editions published between 1985 and 1993 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part of a documentary series exploring the achievements of pre-Inca civilization, this film examines the lines and vast animal figures drawn by ancient Peruvians in the flat desert floor. German-born mathematician Maria Reiche discusses her theory that the Nazca lines are a sophisticated astronomical observatory, created to mark risings and settings of the sun, moon and stars
Settling down by Declan Healy( Visual )

8 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at when people began to plant and harvest and to build cities-- the shift from nomadic life to farming
A Proper place in the world( Visual )

10 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the political and economic forces that lead to the attack on Pearl Harbor, its aftermath, and General MacArthur's reform policies for Japan. Concludes with a look at Japan as a major economic force striving to find its place in the modern world
Mysteries of Peru( Visual )

3 editions published between 1985 and 1993 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part of a documentary series exploring the achievements of pre-Inca civilization, this film examines the ruins of ancient civilizations that thrived along Peru's coastal deserts. The ruins of Chan Chan and the religious center of Pakatnamu bear silent witness to the great Chimu culture
A Human way of life( Visual )

9 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Leakey visits the Kalahari hunter-gatherers to illustrate how mankind might have lived one and a half million years ago
 
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Alternative Names
Leverton, Peter Spry-.

Lewerton, Peter.

Languages
English (139)

Chinese (2)

Dutch (1)

German (1)