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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 1,159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores Japan from its mythological beginnings to the present day
Unlocking the Great Pyramid( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 345 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 : the origins of civilization( Visual )

2 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in English and held by 325 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
Legacy : the origins of civilization by Michael Wood( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This six part series 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
Legacy( Visual )

6 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 246 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 200 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
China : the mandate of heaven by Michael Wood( Visual )

9 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in English and held by 185 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 184 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
India : the empire of the spirit( Visual )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 183 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
Japan( Visual )

6 editions published between 1987 and 2016 in English and held by 182 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
Egypt : the habit of civilization( Visual )

5 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 162 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 155 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 civilizations
Ancient lives : unlocking the mysteries of daily life in ancient Egypt( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 129 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( Visual )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2000 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details the historical drama of three ancient Egyptian leaders, Sneferu, Cleopatra and Tutankhamen
Mysteries of Peru( Visual )

4 editions published between 1985 and 1993 in English and held by 104 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
Days of majesty by Simon Welfare( Visual )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 104 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
Settling down( Visual )

8 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Leakey traces one of the most fundamental changes our species has experienced: the shift from a nomadic hunter-gatherer way of life to the settled villager and farmer
A Proper place in the world( Visual )

7 editions published between 1987 and 1992 in English and held by 93 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
The Making of mankind( Visual )

9 editions published between 1981 and 1999 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this seven-part documentary, noted anthropologist Richard Leakey traces the origin of our species
Legacy : the origins of civilization( Visual )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Wood travels the world examining the origins of six great civilizations
 
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Alternative Names
Leverton, Peter Spry-.

Lewerton, Peter.

Languages
English (107)

German (1)

Dutch (1)