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Jeffs, Jeremy

Overview
Works: 50 works in 125 publications in 1 language and 4,774 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Biography  Autobiographies  Documentary films  Historical television programs  Television mini-series  Travelogues (Television programs)  Nonfiction films 
Roles: Director, Other, fmk, Author, Performer
Classifications: RC339.52.K362, 616.80092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jeremy Jeffs
The story of India by Michael Wood( Visual )

30 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,062 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historian Michael Wood chronicles the history of the Indian subcontinent, focusing especially on the diversity of its peoples, cultures and landscapes. The world's largest democracy and a rising economic giant, India is now as well known across the globe for its mastery of computer technology as it is for its many-armed gods and its famous spiritual traditions. But India is also the world's most ancient surviving civilization, with unbroken continuity back into prehistory. India's history is a ten thousand year epic but for over two millennia, India has been at the center of world history: birthplace of two world religions, home of an extraordinary spectrum of music, dance, literature, science, mathematics, economics, and a revolutionary idea whose power has yet to diminish. It has seen successive invasions from Alexander the Great and Genghis Khan to Tamburlaine and the British, all of whom left their mark but all of whom succumbed--in the end--to India herself
In search of myths & heroes( Visual )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows Michael Wood as he travels in search of the truth behind four famous legends. Explores not only the historical past and literal truth of these myths, but also the mythic past and archetypal stories behind them. Examines the Biblical myth of the Queen of Sheba, an exotic and mysterious woman of power who, with King Solomon, plays a key role in the founding myths of the modern states of Israel and Ethiopia. Traces the Celtic legend of King Arthur and its role in British literature. Asks whether the legendary Shangri-La as depicted in James Hilton's Lost horizon could have its roots in Indian views of Tibet or in the Tibetan Buddhist stories of the land of Shambhala, a paradise behind the Himalayas. Discusses the Greek hero Jason and his quest for the golden fleece
Sacred journeys with Bruce Feiler( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retraces some of the world's most ancient, meaningful and challenging religious pilgrimages. Viewers travel alongisde contemporary seekers as they explore breathaking locations, fascinating history, and ancient religious traditions
Opus Dei & the Da Vinci code by Mark Dowd( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With perceptions of strange practices that include self-mortification, brainwashing, and coercion, Opus Dei has been described as cultish, manipulative, and unethical by its critics. Go inside Opus Dei itself to untangle fact from fiction
The meeting of two oceans( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It was the coming of Islam that inspired the next great phase of Indian history. Today the subcontinent is home to half of all the world's Muslims. The ebb and flow of its history has been shaped by the encounter of the two civilizations of India and Islam. And in all of history, there is no more dramatic tale, the next chapter in the story of India
Freedom( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There are times in the life of a civilization when history seems to burst with possibilities. That's India in the 21 st century. This is the tale of the British occupation of India, the winning of freedom and the establishment of democracy, and with them all the possibilities of a hitherto undreamed of future
Ages of gold( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the story of India it is the 4th century A.D. It's a time of cataclysmic change across the world. The fall of the Roman empire, the barbarian invasions and the beginning of the dark ages in the West. Everywhere people feared the ruin of civilization, but here in India a great dynasty of warrior Kings, the Gupta's defeated the invading Huns and brought in a brilliant era of high culture of the arts, literature and science, the golden age of classical India
The power of ideas by James D Spaniolo( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historian Michael Wood chronicles the history of the Indian subcontinent, focusing especially on the diversity of its peoples, cultures and landscapes. The world's largest democracy and a rising economic giant, India is now as well known across the globe for its mastery of computer technology as it is for its many-armed gods and its famous spiritual traditions. But India is also the world's most ancient surviving civilization, with unbroken continuity back into prehistory. India's history is a ten thousand year epic but for over two millennia, India has been at the center of world history: birthplace of two world religions, home of an extraordinary spectrum of music, dance, literature, science, mathematics, economics, and a revolutionary idea whose power has yet to diminish. It has seen successive invasions from Alexander the Great and Genghis Khan to Tamburlaine and the British, all of whom left their mark but all of whom succumbed--in the end--to India herself
Sacred journeys with Bruce Feiler( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every twelve years, tens of millions of men, women and children gather on the flood plain of the Ganges and Yamuna Rivers in Allahabad, India, for the largest gathering of humanity for religious purposes on the planet, and host Bruce Feiler is there. Â This is the Kumbh Mela, the great Hindu festival where pilgrims come from across India, and around the world, to bathe in the water where two sacred rivers meet. Such mass bathing in the Ganges has been recorded for more than 2500 years and at least 100 million people will attend what Hindu astrologers have declared as the most auspicious Kumbh Mela in 144 years. Host Bruce Feiler travels to the Kumbh with a group of spiritual seekers from across America, first stopping in the Hindu holy city of Varanasi, downstream from Allahabad, to take part in traditional rituals on the Ganges, India's most sacred river that is worshipped by Hindus as a goddess. Bruce and the pilgrims travel on by bus to the vast Mela tent city built on land that was underwater just months earlier and will be flooded again in just a few months more. Â Bruce and the American pilgrims settle into camp, surrounded by millions of other pilgrims, holy men, gurus and ash-covered Naga babas, the naked ascetics who are the most visible symbol of the Kumbh Mela. After surviving an out-of-season monsoon that floods much of the Mela camp, Bruce and the American pilgrims meet with some of India's leading spiritual gurus. They also join millions of fellow pilgrims, Naga babas and sadhu holy men and women who are taking a '˜holy dip' at the confluence of the Ganges and Yamuna Rivers in a ritual that Hindus believe washes away sins and breaks the endless cycle of reincarnation
Tropic of Cancer( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Simon Reeve circumnavigates the globe around the 22,835 mile long Tropic of Cancer, visiting 18 different countries, meeting amazing people, witnessing bizarre and beautiful sights, and encountering spectacular and endangered wildlife. Starting in Baja California - the long strip of Mexico that descends into the Pacific Ocean, Simon travels through Cuba, the Bahamas, Mauritania, the wastelands of Southern Libya, India, Bangladesh and Burma before finally reaching the some of the most beautiful (and also some of the dirtiest) beaches in the world. From gorgeous landscapes to deserts, small fishing villages to violent drug wars, Simon finds out what makes these places fascinatingly unique. The last leg of Simon's journey begins in the jungles of Southeast Asia and ends in the tropical paradise of Hawaii. Prevented from following the tropic through China by the Chinese government, Simon instead discovers the increasing Chinese influences in neighbouring Laos and Vietnam. And in Laos, he samples some local delicacies: roast squirrel (or is it rat?) and caterpillars. In Vietnam, he discovers cruelly caged moon bears, farmed for their bile, which is used in traditional medicines. Next stop is Taiwan, and in the Tropic of Cancer primary school he meets some of the world's highest achieving children. The journey around the world ends in Hawaii, a tropical paradise blighted by environmental problems, including some of the dirtiest beaches on the planet
In search of myths and heroes by Michael Wood( Visual )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Wood explores four of the most famous myths in the world: the Queen of Sheba, Shangri-la, Jason's quest for the Golden Fleece, and King Arthur. His journeys take him to some of the most remote and exciting places on earth - from the fantastic landscapes of Western Tibet, to the mountains of Georgia and the Caucasus; and from the plains of Southern Iraq, to the coasts of Ethiopia, Yemen and the Horn of Africa. The stories he reveals will also take in Greece and Turkey, India and Nepal, Egypt and Israel, and the world of Celtic Britain and the West of Ireland. In his investigations Michael Wood delves into the past to separate fact from fiction, and find the historical truth
The story of India( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixty years after Indian independence, British historian Michael Wood presents the tale of the oldest and most diverse civilization, and largest democracy. A nuclear power and a rising giant, India's population will overtake China's within 10 years and its economy is predicted to overtake that of the U.S. in the 2030s. This journey of sights and sounds, and achievements takes him from the deserts of Turkmenistan to the Khyber Pass
The story of India( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixty years after Indian independence, British historian Michael Wood presents the tale of the oldest and most diverse civilization, and largest democracy. A nuclear power and a rising giant, India's population will overtake China's within 10 years and its economy is predicted to overtake that of the U.S. in the 2030s. This journey of sights and sounds, and achievements takes him from the deserts of Turkmenistan to the Khyber Pass
The story of India( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixty years after Indian independence, British historian Michael Wood presents the tale of the oldest and most diverse civilization, and largest democracy. A nuclear power and a rising giant, India's population will overtake China's within 10 years and its economy is predicted to overtake that of the U.S. in the 2030s. This journey of sights and sounds, and achievements takes him from the deserts of Turkmenistan to the Khyber Pass
The story of India( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixty years after Indian independence, British historian Michael Wood presents the tale of the oldest and most diverse civilization, and largest democracy. A nuclear power and a rising giant, India's population will overtake China's within 10 years and its economy is predicted to overtake that of the U.S. in the 2030s. This journey of sights and sounds, and achievements takes him from the deserts of Turkmenistan to the Khyber Pass
The story of India( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixty years after Indian independence, British historian Michael Wood presents the tale of the oldest and most diverse civilization, and largest democracy. A nuclear power and a rising giant, India's population will overtake China's within 10 years and its economy is predicted to overtake that of the U.S. in the 2030s. This journey of sights and sounds, and achievements takes him from the deserts of Turkmenistan to the Khyber Pass
The story of India( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sixty years after Indian independence, British historian Michael Wood presents the tale of the oldest and most diverse civilization, and largest democracy. A nuclear power and a rising giant, India's population will overtake China's within 10 years and its economy is predicted to overtake that of the U.S. in the 2030s. This journey of sights and sounds, and achievements takes him from the deserts of Turkmenistan to the Khyber Pass
In search of memory : the emergence of a new science of mind by Eric R Kandel( Book )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Charting the intellectual history of the emerging biology of mind, Eric R. Kandel explains the revolutionary landmarks of modern biology and illuminates how behavioral psychology, cognitive psychology, neuroscience, and molecular biology have converged into a powerful new science of the mind. Scientists are now positioned to provide meaningful and nuanced insights into mental functioning - from perception, thought, emotion, and memory to schizophrenia, depression, and age-related memory loss. These windows into the mind also open the way to more effective healing."
The story of India( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historian Michael Wood chronicles the history of the Indian subcontinent, the richness and diversity of its peoples, and its continuing relevance in today's world
Heart of Darfur( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With the Darfur Peace Agreement in shambles, this Wide Angle report portrays the desperation of daily life five years into the Darfur conflict, from the sprawling Abu Shouk refugee camp to volatile rebel-held areas of Sudan seldom reached by Western reporters. General Martin Luther Agwai, commander of the combined United Nations/African Union peacekeeping force for Darfur, is featured as the cameras follow him into a hostile region on a mission to persuade reluctant rebel leaders to come to the negotiating table. An interview between Aaron Brown and Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof concludes the program."--Films Media Group website
 
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