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Nissley, Christopher

Works: 32 works in 57 publications in 1 language and 1,465 library holdings
Genres: Documentary films  History  Internet videos  Educational films  Nonfiction films  Television programs  Case studies  Pictorial works 
Roles: Narrator, Actor
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Christopher Nissley
The long tail : [why the future of business is selling less of more] by Chris Anderson( Recording )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author shows how the future of commerce and culture isn't in hits, the high-volume head of a traditional demand curve, but in what used to be regarded as misses--the endlessly long tail of that same curve
The Cole conspiracy( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the 2000 attack on the U.S.S. Cole, a destroyer whose UN mission was to patrol the northern Persian Gulf. Portrays the struggle of the crew as they fought to rescue crewmates and prevent the Cole from sinking off the coast of Yemen. Also includes interviews with experts who describe the meticulous planning and execution of Al Qaeda's first military strike against the United States
The Minoans( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Take a journey to a land where history and myth are intertwined. The peaceful Minoans ruled the sea, controlling trade routes, amassing wealth, and creating a land of abundance, art, and sport centered upon a great palace. This stupendous structure was so intimidating to those who visited it that it gave birth to one of antiquity's strangest legends: a bewildering maze that held deep in its center the human-devouring monster known as the Minotaur
Carthage and the Phoenicians( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Phoenicians were adventurous colonizers who roamed the oceans in their mighty ships, challenged the might of Rome, and may have even sailed all the way around Africa. Although they did not have left behind grand monuments of marble and stone such as those erected by Rome and Egypt, they bequeathed a legacy that proved to be even more valuable, something without which civilization as we know it could not exist: the alphabet
Egypt : valley of the Nile( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Travel through Egypt and the Valley of the Nile River, a world of mysteries and monuments. Here temples, pyramids, golden tombs, and the Great Sphinx were built to the glory of the afterlife. At the same time, real life flourished and continues to do so on the banks of this bountiful river"--Container
Ancient Arabia( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ancient Arabia stood at the crossroads of trade routes used to carry goods from the Far East to Rome. The kingdom's traders sold the Egyptians the exotic subtances needed to mummify the dead, and the merchants helped build a society whose wealth was based on perfume, spices and incense
The Mycenaeans( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travel back in time to a land whose mighty heroes inspired some of the world's greatest literary works. Using the works of the poet Homer as a guide, archaeologists have learned that the Bronze Age warrior culture of which he sang was more than legend. This civilization, which we now call Mycenaean, really existed. Protected by mighty walls, it flourished in an age of glory and gold
Peru : land of the Incas( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peru is a country where the Inca and Spanish cultures have combined in a land of contrasts; imposing urban buildings and ruined ancient cities, modern industry and traditional ways. Here, high up in the Andes mountains, lie sacred valleys, mysterious abandoned seats of the Inca empire, and museums of gold
Turkey : the enchanted land of Cappadocia( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Turkey's region of Cappadocia is a site of surreal, magical landscapes dotted with citadels, monasteries, and hidden underground cities. This is a land where millions of years ago a volcano erupted and left in its wake surfaces that have been shaped into 'fairy chimneys.' But human beings have also played a role in the natural wonder of Cappadocia, carving churches out of rock and cities out of stone"--Container
Troy and Pergamum( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the greatest archaeological digs in history was an expedition carried out by Heinrich Schliemann, an amateur scientist. In love with Greek literature, he dreamed of proving the truth of the Greek legends that inspired the poets and playwrights of antiquity and, amazingly, he did just that. His discoveries illuminated one of history's most famous conflicts--the Trojan War. Visit, too, the learned city of Pergamum, home of the great Altar of Zeus, one of the wonders of the ancient world
Thera/Santorini( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ancient culture of Thera, although splendid, had the misfortune to arise in the shadow of one of Earth's mightiest volcanoes. The fate of Thera may have given rise to the myth of the lost world of Atlantis
Jordan : kingdom of the desert( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jordan is a land where both biblical and political history have been written, where Muhammad led armies to the glory of Islam and Christian Crusaders built castles to defend their faith. And it is a land where wandering Bedouins still travel the desert and camels still roam
India : the splendors of Rajasthan( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

India's Rajasthan is an exotic land with city-palaces, castles, holy cities of both the Hindu and Muslim faiths, and fortresses that were the sites of epic battles: the legacy of a land with a rich, complex history of proud maharajahs defending their kingdom
Ancient Tibetan kingdoms : kingdom of the desert( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the still thriving culture of a nation no longer independent
The Mycenaeans( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mycenaeans' legends and deeds became the subjects of the finest works of literature to be handed down from antiquity, Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, and the dramas of the great Greek playwrights. In addition, archaeologists have unearthed the remains of the great fortified cities of the Mycenaeans. Viewers will see an age of powerful military dynasties that ruled large areas of land, conducted trade, and established industries. Their influence reached as far as Egypt and Sicily
Barbara & Sheldon's story : living with autism( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film, one of 19 in the series Medical diary, shares the story of Barbara and Sheldon Helfing, who have documented their life with their autistic sons and their own efforts to help their boys live a good life in spite of their condition
Come home alive( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Palawan in the Philippines is a breathtaking island hideaway that attracts tourists from around the world with its pristine beaches and clear waters. But on May 27, 2001, it was visited by a nightmare. Twenty gunmen wearing skimasks stormed the beach of the Dos Palmas Island Resort and rounded up 16 tourists and four of the staff. After looting the hotel, the group and their captives escaped via speedboat to a stronghold on Basilan Island. From the moment the attackers emerged from the jungle to the bloody culmination of the year-long saga, Come home alive tracks the ordeal that cost 13 hostages their lives and attracted worldwide attention to the Muslim separatist movement in the Philippines. At the center of this harrowing tale are Martin and Gracia Burnham, the missionaries who became the focus of the American coverage of the event."--Publisher's website
Come home alive( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On December 17, 1996, 500 guests gathered at the Japanese ambassador's residence in Lima, Peru for a gala reception to celebrate the Emperor's birthday. Among those present were many of Peru's most important governmental figures and distinguished foreign diplomats. But there were also disguised members of the Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement (MRTA) circulating among the guests, and in a bold operation, these rebels took control of the compound, demanding the release of their comrades from Peruvian prisons or "we die with all the hostages." From the first explosion to the dramatic resolution of the standoff, COME HOME ALIVE chronicles every step in the situation with the help of some of the seven Americans who found themselves in the crossfire. When they were finally released, they had critical information about the rebels that was used to plan the dramatic raid that claimed the lives of all 14 guerillas--and not a single hostage."--Publisher's website
Legacy of Ancient Civilizations: Ancient Arabia by Instituto Geografico DeAgostini( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... a voyage back in time that visits the exciting worlds of six ancient peoples whose contributions to civilization range across a wide area of art, culture, literature, and technology ... Their civilizations engaged in fierce wars, intense economic development, thoughtful speculation, and creative artistic ventures. Some of them left great monuments now much visited by tourists. Others have long remained cloaked in mysteries that are only now yielding their secrets to archaeologists. While some of the customs of these ancient peoples may seem strange today, others have become part of our everyday life. Their legends are fascinating, their histories are rich, and their legacies are enduring."
The long tail : how endless choice is creating unlimited demand by Chris Anderson( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The concept of 'the long tail' refers to the hundreds of products that are not bestsellers, i.e. those products that form a line that tails off down any company's sales graph. This book looks at how the Internet has allowed for a boom in such niche-market products
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The long tail : [why the future of business is selling less of more]
Carthage and the PhoeniciansEgypt : valley of the NileAncient ArabiaPeru : land of the IncasJordan : kingdom of the desertIndia : the splendors of RajasthanThe long tail : how endless choice is creating unlimited demand
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