Most widely held works by Martin Kent
Free at last civil rights heroes ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 363 libraries worldwide
"The civil rights movement in the United States is usually thought of in terms of its leadership, but often the catalysts for progress were people who fought from within a larger group or performed individual acts of heroism. Some were victims who just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. These are some of those stories"--Container.
The Vikings in North America ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 162 libraries worldwide
Investigates the odyssey of the Viking which took place five hundred years before Columbus by following the route their long boats took from Norway to present-day Newfoundland.
The Extraordinary voyages of Jules Verne ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 152 libraries worldwide
"A 19th-century man with a 21st-century imagination, Jules Verne was one of the most popular authors of his generation because he took readers to places of which they had only dreamt"--Container.
Vegetation description and analysis : a practical approach by Martin Kent ( Book )
19 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 148 libraries worldwide
Oskar Schindler the man behind the list ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 116 libraries worldwide
A documentary treatment of Oskar Schindler, a Righteous Gentile who saved his Jewish workers from death.
Modern marvels. Technology ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 92 libraries worldwide
From the history of the sugar industry to the longest bridge in the world to the world's first atom bomb, the series elucidates the ingenuity that gave way to the revelatory inventions and engineering feats that are a part of modern-day life. Monster trucks: From small-town dirt tracks to big-city stadiums, this program examines the history and technology of the 10,000 pound plus monster truck. James Bond gadgets: Whether cinematic super spy James bond is foiling villains in space-age flying machines or eavesdropping on his enemies with ultra-sophisticated spy gear, 007 is always guaranteed to have the most outrageous and wonderfully creative gadgets ever to grace the silver screen. The Manhattan project: In this examination, Los Alamos scientists and engineers reveal their trials, triumphs, and dark doubts about building the ultimate weapon of war in the interest of peace. More engineering disasters: Reviews some of the most notable engineering disasters in history and searches for probable causes of the calamities, ranging from eingeering errors to arrogance, ego, and plain incompetence. World's longest bridge: In order to link Japan's many parts together as a whole, the Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge was created, the longest single-span suspension bridge in the world. Walt Disney World: From a network of underground tunnels connecting various regions of the park to the space-age propulsion technology of linear synchronous motors, the Disney dynasty has been on the cutting edge of theme park innovation since the opening of its first park in 1955. Candy: Loved by kids and savored by adults, candy is more than just a treat, it's an industry that has evolved from a handmade operation to high-tech mass production. Sugar: Reveals suger at its most raw by taking an extensive tour of a cane sugar plantation on Maui, Hawaii, where it examines the technology behind all of the permutations and many uses of sugar, from candies to pipe tobacco and more.
Sugar ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 82 libraries worldwide
"Join the History Channel for this fascinating examination of the important history behind sugar manufacturing in the United States"--Packaging.
The Vikings ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 68 libraries worldwide
Takes a look at the Vikings, Scandinavian sea warriors who raided the northern and western coasts of Europe from the 8th to the 10th centuries. Discusses misconceptions, dress, equipment, family life, battle tactics, conquests, and eventual demise. Humorous presentation.
Magnets ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 55 libraries worldwide
Looks at the pervasive and powerful magnet, showing how it serves to underpin a vast range of the devices and technologies from electric guitars to deep-space exploration. Explains the principles behind magnets' unique properties, and examines how they are used in roller coasters, security devices, MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) machines, televisions, vacuums, computers, and telephones.
Foot soldier. World War I ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 50 libraries worldwide
Describes the lives of work of World War I soldiers and their impact on today's warfare.
The lumberyard ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 38 libraries worldwide
At the center of the American Dream is the home--and at the center of its creation or renovation is the lumberyard. Learn how plywood and pressed woods are made, trace the path of exotic hardwoods from forest to market, visit a special lumberyard that deals in recycled and antique woods, and go on underwater expeditions with divers who locate ancient logs buried in the Great Lakes and New Zealand.
Free at last civil rights heroes. Part 2 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 33 libraries worldwide
On September 15, 1963, during Sunday school classes at the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, a bomb exploded, killing four girls: Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, Cynthia Wesley and Addie Mae Collins. In the early 1960's many college students came to the South from around the country to help the civil rights movement. In the "Freedom Summer" of 1964, three students, Michael Schwerner, James Chaney, and Andrew Goodman were murdered shortly after being released from a jail in Philadelphia, Mississippi. The subsequent federal trial became one of the first to eventually bring convictions for crimes against civil rights activitsts. Outrage over their killing helped spur passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.
Free at last civil rights heroes. Part 1 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
Emmett Till was a 14-year-old who had recently come from Chicago to Mississippi to visit an uncle. In 1955, after supposedly whistling at a white woman, the black youth was brutally beaten and then shot. Medgar Evers, a field secretary for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), was heavily involved in getting blacks to register to vote. In June 1963 he was assassinated in front of his home in Jackson, Mississippi.
Civil rights martyrs free at last ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
Recounts the personal stories of men, women and children who gave their lives for racial equality during the struggle for freedom during the 1950's and 1960's. Includes interviews with participants in the civil rights movement, such as Jesse Jackson, John Lewis and Morris Dees.
Free at last civil rights heroes. Part 3 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
In February 1965, during a small demonstration in Marion, Alabama, Jimmy Lee Jackson, was shot by an Alabama State trooper. He died a few days later. The subsequent landmark march from Selma to Montgomery was planned in tribute to his memory. In March 1965, Rev. James Reeb and two other Unitarian ministers traveled to Selma, Alabama after an attempt to stage a protest march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama failed. Rev. Reeb of Boston was attacked and murdered by four locals. In 1965, Viola Liuzzo, a housewife from Michigan, came to Alabama to participate in the Freedom March from Selma to Montgomery. She was shot and killed by members of the Ku Klux Klan while driving after the march. In 1966, members of the Ku Klux Klan set fire to the home of Vernon Dahmner, president of the local chapter of the NAACP.
Terrible swift sword the union cavalry ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
Military tech ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
Born killers the iron brigade ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
Dynamite ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
A look at the history and development of dynamite and its uses in construction, mining, and the creation of roads and tunnels.
Desert tech ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Describes the technologies people have developed to conquer the desert and use its resources, from water reclamation and desalinization, irrigation, dam building, hydroelectricity, and air conditioning, to solar power, dune buggies, and Mars vehicle testing, as well as the consequences that threaten the environment, such as groundwater salinization, subsidence, and climate change. Ancient Babylon, modern Bedouins, and the development of Phoenix, Arizona are discussed.
African Americans America Atomic bomb Authors, French Biography Chaney, James Earl,--1943-1964 Civil rights movements Civil rights workers Criticism, interpretation, etc. Cycling Dahmer, Vernon Ferdinand,--1908-1966 Disasters Discovery and exploration, Norse Documentary films Documentary television programs Documentary television programs Engineering Evers, Medgar Wiley,--1925-1963 Fantasy literature Fantasy literature, French Film and video adaptations Florida--Walt Disney World Goodman, Andrew,--1943-1964 Historical television programs History Jackson, Jimmy Lee,--1939-1965 James Bond films Japan Jews rescue (1939-1945 : World War) Liuzzo, Viola,--1925-1965 Manhattan Project (U.S.) Monster trucks Plant communities Plant ecology Records (Sports) Reeb, James,--1927-1965 Righteous Gentiles in the Holocaust Schindler, Oskar,--1908-1974 Schwerner, Michael Henry,--1939-1964 Science television programs Soldiers Sugar--Manufacture and refining Sugar trade Suspension bridges Till, Emmett,--1941-1955 United States Verne, Jules,--1828-1905 Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Vikings World War (1939-1945)