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Carter, Bill 1966-

Works: 10 works in 45 publications in 5 languages and 1,943 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Personal narratives‡vAmerican  Personal narratives  Documentary films 
Roles: Author
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Bill Carter
Boom, bust, boom : a story about copper, the metal that runs the world by Bill Carter( Book )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Starting in his own backyard in the old mining town of Bisbee, Arizona -- where he discovers that the dirt in his garden contains double the acceptable level of arsenic -- Bill Carter follows the story of copper to the controversial Grasberg copper mine in Indonesia; to the 'ring' at the London Metal Exchange, where a select group of traders buy and sell enormous amounts of the metal; and to an Alaskan salmon run threated by mining. Boom, Bust, Boom is a highly readable account -- part social history, part mining-town exploration, and part environmental investigation. Carter blends the personal and the international in a narrative that helps us understand the paradoxical relationship we have with a substance whose necessity to civilization costs the environment and the people who mine it dearly."--[Jaquette]
Fools rush in by Bill Carter( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Persoonlijk verslag van de publicist, filmmaker en fotograaf van zijn verblijf in Bosnië tijdens de burgeroorlog
Miss Sarajevo( Visual )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary that portrays the lives of people in Sarajevo during the siege of 1992-1996
Boom, bust, boom : petite histoire du cuivre, le métal qui gouverne le monde by Bill Carter( Book )

2 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in French and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La 4ème de couverture indique : "Boom, Bust, Boom est une enquête fascinante sur un métal dont nous dépendons tous): le cuivre. Après être passé près de la mort en cultivant son potager, Bill Carter a voulu comprendre les tenants et aboutissants du métal responsable de l'empoisonnement des sols de son jardin, situé à Bisbee, une ancienne ville minière. Il se lance alors dans une investigation au long cours sur le cuivre, ses propriétés, son rôle dans l'évolution des civilisations, les conséquences environnementales, sociales et financières de son exploitation, et surtout de son omniprésence dans notre vie quotidienne. Car en effet, sans cuivre, pas d'électricité, de téléphonie, d'internet... ni même d'alternative aux énergies fossiles)! De l'ancienne Égypte jusqu'à l'Arizona d'hier ou l'Alaska d'aujourd'hui, Bill Carter découvre comment l'extraction et l'exploitation du cuivre ont façonné nos sociétés. D'assemblées générales d'actionnaires à Londres jusqu'aux montagnes d'Indonésie, Bill Carter remonte le fil d'une bobine qui enserre le monde dans des liens étroits. En chemin, il fait témoigner un prospecteur aux faux airs de chercheur d'or, un chef de réserve indienne tiraillé par des conflits d'intérêt, des mineurs de père en fils, des communautés de pêcheurs du grand Nord inquiets pour leur survie, des patrons de multinationales rarement loquaces ou des traders cachés derrière leurs écrans. Il livre ainsi une analyse passionnante sur ce métal qui est partout autour de nous et dont pourtant nous ignorons presque tout, à commencer par les dangers imminents et les dommages irréversibles que son exploitation peut causer à la planète
Fools rush in : a true story of war and redemption by Bill Carter( )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offering an in-depth personal account of the Bosnian and Herzegovinian war, this autobiography follows the author as he departed for conflict-ridden Eastern Europe in the early 1990s. Demonstrating how the protagonist discovered his own love of humanity, this narrative documents his career as an aid-worker, toiling amidst a motley crew of expatriate punk rockers and thrill junkies who dressed as clowns to deliver food to bombed-out orphanages. Touching on his later role as a dogged emissary, this chronicle also relates how the author convinced the rock group U2 to help bring the siege of Saraj
Desperate networks by Bill Carter( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

In the executive offices of the four major networks, sweeping changes are taking place and billions of dollars are at stake. Now journalist Carter goes behind the scenes, capturing portraits of the moguls and stars who make it such a cutthroat business. The networks struggle for the attention of American viewers increasingly distracted by cable, video games, and the Internet. The fierce competition creates a pressure-cooker environment where anything can happen, and hit shows often get on the air purely by accident. Once the king of prime time, NBC plunged from first to last place in a single season. CBS, under the leadership of CEO Leslie Moonves, engineered one of the most spectacular turnarounds in television history. Lost and Desperate Housewives have brought ABC the kind of success it had only dreamed of--so why don't the executives responsible for those hits work there any more? Meanwhile, more and more people are watching outrageous, unconventional Fox.--From publisher description
Red summer : the danger, madness, and exaltation of salmon fishing in a remote Alaskan village by Bill Carter( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A vivid, unforgettable account of the danger, pain, and joy of working on a salmon fishing boat and living in a small village on the farthest edge of Alaska Set in the tiny Native village of Egegik on the shores of Alaska's Bristol Bay, Bill Carter's Red Summer is the thrilling story of one man's journey from novice to seasoned fisherman over the course of four beautiful, brutal summers in one of the earth's few remaining wild places. As millions of salmon race toward their annual spawning grounds, Carter learns the ancient, backbreaking trade of the set net fisherman, one of the most exhilarating and dangerous jobs in the world. Housed in a dilapidated shack with no hot water and boarded-up windows that keep the bears at bay, Carter spends his days battling the elements on the river and his nights drinking whiskey with a memorable group of hardworking, hard-living characters. There's Sharon, the tough, charismatic woman who runs Carter's fishing crew; Carl, her stoic but warmhearted colleague; and a half-dozen local fishermen, many born and raised in this unforgiving place. Their stories -- harrowing, touching, full of humor -- all underscore the credo of the village's fishermen: Do the work or leave. Carter's crew is imperiled a number of times as tides rise, nets are snagged, and the weight of too many fish threatens to sink their boat. Written with gusto and honesty, Red Summer brims with astonishing human experience and joins the grand tradition of books written by great American outdoorsmen-writers such as Ernest Hemingway, Edward Abbey, Peter Matthiessen, and Sebastian Junger. Red Summer will appeal not only to fishermen, naturalists, adventurers, and armchair anthropologists alike but also to anyone who has ever yearned, however privately, to escape the bonds of modern civilization
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Audience level: 0.15 (from 0.05 for Fools rush ... to 0.77 for Boom, bust ...)

Fools rush in : a true story of war and redemption
Fools rush in : a true story of war and redemptionDesperate networksRed summer : the danger, madness, and exaltation of salmon fishing in a remote Alaskan villageRed summer : the danger and madness of commercial salmon fishing in AlaskaFools rush in : a true story of war and redemption
Alternative Names
Bill Carter Amerikaans filmregisseur

Bill Carter cinéaste américain

Bill Carter regista statunitense

Билл Картер

Білл Картер

Білл Картер Американський режисер, журналіст, письменник

بيل كارتر مخرج أفلام من الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية

بیل کارتر کارگردان آمریکایی

English (36)

French (3)

German (2)

Bosnian (2)

Dutch (1)