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Nasht, Simon

Works: 64 works in 169 publications in 2 languages and 1,919 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Internet videos  Documentary television programs  Science television programs  Nonfiction television programs  History  Biographies  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Biographical films 
Roles: Author, Director, Author of screenplay, Producer, Performer, Scenarist
Classifications: PN1997, E
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Simon Nasht
The last explorer : Hubert Wilkins, hero of the great age of polar exploration by Simon Nasht( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"If greatness is measured in square miles, Hubert Wilkins was without question the most successful explorer in history, for no one has seen with his own eyes more undiscovered land and sea. Largely self-taught, this farm boy from the Australian outback became a celebrated newsreel cameraman, reporter, pilot, spy, war hero, scientist, and adventurer. Repeatedly cheating death, he captured in his lens war, famine, and derring-do, met world leaders like Lenin, Mussolini, and King George V of England, and circled the globe on a zeppelin. Early on, Wilkins recognized the importance of new technologies such as the airplane, submarine, and motion picture camera in exploring uncharted worlds. He helped map the Canadian Arctic and plumbed the ocean depths from the ice cap
Alien from earth( Visual )

5 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

NOVA presents an exclusive new investigation into the sensational discovery of the bizarre ancient bones of the so-called "Hobbit" unearthed in a cave on the island of Flores, Indonesia. No more than 3 feet tall when fully grown, these tiny humans survived in the cave for tens of thousands of years, hunting the huge and fierce Komodo dragons that roamed their remote island home. In Alien from Earth, NOVA explores the latest evidence in a furious scientific debate on what the Hobbit bones represent. Are they the remains of a dwarf race of modern humans suffering from a strange disease? Or are they the unique and tantalizing testament fo a previously unknown branch of the human family? --
The bridge by Simon Nasht( Visual )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The definitive story of how a giant steel arch resembling a coat hanger, became one of world's most recognised structures, and an engineering triumph. Completed during the dark days of the Great Depression and finished in March 1932, it is the legacy of a fateful partnership between two very different men - a brilliant engineer, JJC Bradfield, and a maverick politician, Jack Lang - who shared a relentless ambition to create "the people's bridge". Along the way, they managed to stir up more than one hornets' nest, both at home and in Britain. Massive, majestic and breathtaking, the Bridge was the greatest engineering challenge of its day anywhere on earth. Nothing like it had ever been attempted in Australia. It not only altered the life of a city forever, it became a symbol of a bold young nation and a changing world. And it was certainly visionary. At a time when there were only 30,000 cars and trucks in the entire city, the Bridge could carry 6000 vehicles and 160 trains every hour and all of Sydney's people could have easily crossed it in a single afternoon. With its graceful arch rising high above the famous harbour, it remained the tallest structure in the city until the late 1960s. The tale of its construction combines immense practical problems and intense human drama, personal conflicts and political intrigues. Today, it is impossible to imagine Sydney, and Australia, without it, but as the film reveals, the bridge we know and love was at risk of not being built. (From ABC program guide
A wire through the heart by Darcy Yuille( Visual )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wire Through the Heart, is the final exciting instalment of a factual-drama series documenting the blood, sweat and tears that went into three monumental Australian engineering projects, each of which helped unite a country and mould its sense of identity. Australia in the mid 1800s was a land isolated by distance and divided by two very different cultures. John McDouall Stuart's incredible crossing of this inhospitable land enabled Charles Todd to construct a telegraph line through the heart of the continent, bringing Australia to the world, and the world to Australia. Its construction heralded the start of a new communications era every bit as revolutionary as the internet. News from overseas arrived in hours rather than months, securing Adelaide's position as the centre for early colonial communications. It made Todd a hero - but it cost Stuart his life
Fall of the Leaning Tower( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Leaning Tower of Pisa is a 14th-century architectural masterpiece and, to the engineers and architects responsible for keeping it from falling down, it is a monument to frustration. Although the problem is obvious, the solution is not
The last explorer : Hubert Wilkins : Australia's unknown hero by Simon Nasht( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hubert Wilkins was truly the last - and one of the greatest - explorers. Born in South Australia, he spent most of his life out of the country - but always remained an Australian. He travelled through every continent, and was a pioneer of aviation. He survived crashes and disasters, firing squads and sabotage, living long enough to be honoured by kings, presidents and dictators. He was a front-line photographer in World War I - and was twice decorated. He took the first ever film of battle, and took the first moving images from an aircraft. He was the first man to fly across the Arctic Ocean, the first to fly in the Antarctic - and the first to fly from America to Europe across the then unknown Arctic (the New York Times called this 'the greatest flight in history'). In the 1930s he spent several years travelling in western Queensland and the Northern Territory ' where many of his observations and views were ahead of their time. In the later years of his life, he did work for the US military and intelligence - and in 1958 was buried at sea at the North Pole by the US Navy
Frank Hurley : the man who made history( Visual )

15 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows Hurley's footsteps in the early 1900's to the Antarctic, Belgium, Papua New Guinea, Israel and Australia to see if he was a giant of photography or a conjurer with a camera
Constructing Australia( Visual )

11 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bridge is the definitive story of the building of Sydney Harbour Bridge and the vision of those who made it happen, despite their personal conflicts and political intrigues. Pipe Dreams is the epic historical story of the 19th century construction of the longest water pipeline in the world - the Perth to Coolgardie Water Scheme. A Wire Through the Heart brings to life the epic story of constructing Australia's overland telegraph. The two central characters are dramatically recreated, explorer John McDougall Stuart and scientist Charles Todd, and the film documents their extraordinary tales of adventure and engineering struggle. -- ABV-TV website
Howard on Menzies : building modern Australia( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This two-part documentary series presented by former Prime Minister John Howard will shed new light on a period of Australian politics that has, until now, been largely overlooked by historians and cultural commentators
No more beyond : the life of Hubert Wilkins by Simon Nasht( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dick Smith's population puzzle( Visual )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dick Smith's Population Puzzle, which forms part of a Q & A special on population, tells the story of Dick Smith's campaign to change national attitudes on population growth and to force the Australian government to reverse its backing of a rapid population increase for Australia. The film follows Smith as he takes a barn-storming tour of Australia, meeting with experts, talking to ordinary Australians, giving public talks and appearing in the media
Tasmanian devil : the fast and furious life of Errol Flynn( Visual )

11 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Featuring never before seen archival footage, photographs and interviews with famous contemporary Christopher Lee, legendary Hollywood writer/director Vincent Sherman, and two of Errol Flynn's daughters - all of whom speak candidly about his revolutionary sympathies and journalistic ambitions as well as his decadent lifestyle - this is Errol Flynn as we've never seen him before. Born in Tasmania, Errol Flynn was the romantic star of dozens of Hollywood action movies. But from his troubled childhood in Hobart, to his escape from Australia after stealing the diamonds of his society lover, then his death at the age of fifty in the arms of his teenage mistress, his real life was far more adventurous than any of his films
The Kingdom : How Fungi Made Our World( Visual )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It was fungi that brought life back to Earth after the last mass extinction event and their untapped powers could help our species to survive on our increasingly poisoned, depleted and hotter planet. By looking at fungi in the context of evolution and natural history, scientists are making discoveries that will change our lives. Some fungi will save us, others will threaten us and we are just beginning to understand which is which
Voyage of the Nautilus( Visual )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nautilus is a film about the South Australian adventurer, Sir Hubert Wilkins and his decision to make a journey under the ice of the Arctic Ocean in a submarine. Jules Vernes' age-old dream of travelling under the ice with a submarine was finally to become reality. Prior to the expedition aboard the Nautilus, Sir Hubert Wilkins was one of the world's most well-known and respected explorers. The Nautilus left the East coast of America at full steam on 4 June, heading for Europe and then the North Pole. The expedition was to be the crowning glory of Sir Hubert's career, the magnificent accomplishment of his dreams, paving the way for reliable long-term global weather forecasts. However, instead it resulted in his name becoming a forgotten chapter in our polar history. Includes archival footage
How Kevin Bacon cured cancer( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unfolds the science behind the popular trivia game 'Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon'. Based on the idea that anyone on the planet can be connected in just a few steps of association, 'six-degrees of separation' was supposedly an urban myth. Through this documentary we discover it's at the heart of a major scientific breakthrough
The Hobbit enigma( Visual )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the controversies surrounding the tiny, human-like skeleton unearthed on the Indonesian island of Flores in 2003, which has forced experts to rethink some of the most fundamental questions of human origins
The last explorer : Hubert Wilkins Australia's unknown hero by Simon Nasht( Recording )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

South Australian Hubert Wilkins is one of the greats of history. No one before or since has discovered more previously unknown land and sea. A pioneer of photography during World War I, he was described by one general as 'the bravest man that I have ever seen' and is the only Australian war photographer to be decorated in battle ... twice. He was the first man to fly in the Antarctic and the first to navigate a submarine under polar ice. The Last Explorer details the astonishing exploits, intelligence and tenacity of an authentic hero - a truly extraordinary man
The last explorer by Simon Nasht( Book )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in French and English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Addicted to Money by David McWilliams( Visual )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Addicted To Money is THE program for anyone who wants to know how the financial crisis came about, what it means for us now, and what we can do to create a sustainable economy. Biting and punchy, this three-part series is a survival guide for the 'New Economy', presented with wit, charm and incisive appeal by David McWilliams, a young economist who talks just as candidly to the most influential and powerful players in the global economy as he does to ordinary people."--Website
The riddle of the Leaning Tower( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To save the Leaning Tower of Pisa from further leaning and eventual collapse, the Italian government appointed a scientific committee to devise a solution. This program documents the committee's activities in the 1990s: discussions, building and soil analyses, and controversial answers to the structure's ongoing decline, from the weights placed on the rising north side in 1993 to the 1999 soil extraction procedure. Includes interviews with John Burland, professor of geotechnics at the Imperial College of Science and Technology, London, Piero Pierotti, professor of medieval architecture at the University of Pisa, Carlo Viggiani, University of Napoli Federico II, Italy, and Giorgio Macchi, professor of structural engineering at the University of Pavia
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