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Nichols, Trevor

Works: 62 works in 120 publications in 1 language and 1,215 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  Internet videos  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  History  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Short films  Travelogues (Television programs)  Travelogues (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Narrator, Author, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 915.93
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Trevor Nichols
Western philosophy( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This unique series provides an insightful look into the history of philosophy and the impact it has had on Western civilization"--Container
Famous people in history by Nicolas Soames( )

14 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here are the stories of nine people whose energy, imagination, courage and determination changed the world. From Christopher Columbus who set off into unknown seas in a small ship in the 15th century to a young girl, Anne Frank, caught in the turmoil of the 20th, who wrote a remarkable diary while in hiding in Amsterdam during the Second World War. Their personalities and their achievements make them heroes and heroines for our time also
Eastern philosophy( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A three-part series exploring the major religions the Far East and Middle East, covering: Confucianism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Shinto, Judaism, and Islam
China( Visual )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As China continues to experiment with Western-style economics, many city dwellers already enjoy the perogatives of a market economy. But how will China feed itself as more and more farmers flee their land for the allure of urban living? This program seeks to understand the effects of economic reform on Chinese society, from the villages to the cities. Will cultural values and the traditional arts and sciences retain their importance as China makes its bid for first-world status, or will they and the rest of the old China be swept away by Western attitudes, a burgeoning middle-class, and the country's new identity as a nascent economic powerhouse?
India( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Containing nearly a sixth of the world's population, India is home to almost a billion people, more than half of whom live in rural villages. This program provides an overview of topics such as the caste system as it exists in the holy Hindu town of Varanasi and the massive pilgrimages to Allahabad, where millions of Hindus come to ritually bathe at the confluence of the Ganges and Yamuna Rivers. Also discussed are arranged marriages; local trades in Agra, site of the matchless Taj Mahal; Sikhism in the city of Amritsar; the Indian/Pakistani tug-of-war for Kashmir; and the plight of small farmers, driven from their holdings by powerful landowners
Pakistan by Rodman E Snead( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Situated in western Asia, Pakistan occupies a region of political and economic tension. This program looks at Pakistan's complex relations with Iran, India, and the United States and the contributions of its multicultural population. The influences of Punjabi and Pathan, Sindhi and Baluchi, and Ismaili and Buddhist are all captured, set against the background of life both in cities and in rural communities. The region's heritage as the seat of the Indus Valley civilization is also explored
Thailand by Fred Racké( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unlike its neighbors, Thailand has never been colonized or annexed--but keeping it that way has been a stern challenge. This program examines Thailand's political independence, which is based on democratic and generally peaceful rule by a culturally supported monarchy. However, growing dissatisfaction has caused grass-roots dissent, as demonstrated by the lyrics of pop music idol Äd Karabao, who protests against imported consumer goods, and the agitation of "Ubon Without a Border," a group lobbying for open access with Laos and Cambodia. The powerful yet incongruous influences of Thai boxing and Buddhism are also assessed
Laos by Robert Bordo( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Impoverished, sparsely populated, and still recovering from the Vietnam War, Laos exists on the edge of the abyss. This program considers the cultural and economic impact on Laotians and Hmong alike of initiatives designed to improve the country, such as the new highway being built by Swedish engineers. Although the regime's "reeducation camps" show no signs of being closed and antigovernment rebels continue to make travel dangerous, foreign tourism is being courted for the currency it can bring, while the country's rich spiritual life--expressed through the practices of Buddhism and animism--serenely continues
Burma by Robert C Maclaurin( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renamed Myanmar by its ruling junta, Burma is one of the world's poorest nations due to decades of iron-fisted military control and despite its valuable natural resources and priceless national treasures. This program presents an intriguing glimpse of Burmese life, ranging from washing the sacred Buddha at the Maha Muni Pagoda and the initiation of young Buddhist novices amid the ruins of Bagan to farming the amazing floating gardens of Lake Inle. Issues including Burma's 40-year civil war, the vital role of the railway and the cinema, and rampant smuggling are addressed as well
Intimate kill by Margaret Yorke( Recording )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After serving ten years of a life sentence for murder, Stephen Dawes was released on licence to start a new life. But Stephen could not let the past bury itself--he alone knew he had not killed his wife Marcia. As Stephen set out to reconstruct Marcia's last hours--he gradually began to realise that nothing was as it seemed, and that he was chasing a murderer himself ... and putting his own life in jeopardy
Iran by Christopher Bolan( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Iran, even laughter is considered sinful by the nation's strict Shiʼite regime. Yet after revolution and war, Iranians cherish hopes of a freer future. This program describes the impact of life in a modern fundamentalist society on Iran's diverse population, which includes Muslims, Christians, and Jews. It also spotlights the joyful celebration of Sizdah Bedar, which welcomes the spring; the incomparable Iranian crown jewels; monuments such as the magnificent palace of Shah Abas the First, the huge Imam Mosque, the ruins of Persepolis, and the wind towers of Nain; and the lifestyles of artisans, craftspeople, laborers, and students
Single shot by Ron Ellis( Recording )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Johnny Ace investigates the murder of Selina Stark an up and coming media star
Eastern philosophy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first part of the Eastern philosophy series that examines the dominant philosophical and spiritual thought of the Far East. This program covers Confucianism and Shintoism. Confucius teachings on moral behavior did not stop at the individual but extended to the role of the state and rulers. The strength of his convictions and unswerving pursuit of the truth earned him enemies but also a respect that remains today. Shinto is the indigenous religion of Japan and means 'the way of the gods.' With a pantheon of gods at its core, worshippers can make offerings, and pray to the gods of luck, wealth, and happiness among others. Shinto is not only a religion, but a way of life and one that explains the birth of the Japanese archipelago and the seasons
Eastern philosophy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The final part of the Eastern philosophy series examines the two most prominent religions in the Middle East, Judaism and Islam. Looks at Judaism, examines its sacred texts, central tenets, rituals and reflects on the Holocaust. Examines the dawn of Islam, the fundamental tenets of the Koran, the pilgrimage to Mecca, and the social, moral, and lifestyle issues involved with being a Muslim
Eastern philosophy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part 2 of the Eastern philosophy series turns to south Asian schools of thought. This program covers Hinduism and Buddhism. Hinduism, one of the oldest religions, emerged about fifteen hundred years before Christ. Looks at the fundamental beliefs at the heart of Hinduism, the caste system, and its teachings on lifestyle and human destiny. The roots of Buddhism are in the 5th century A.D. Its journey to the 21st century has been far from smooth, but despite numerous attempts to wipe it out, it flourishes today as a global phenomenon. Buddhism is perhaps more accurately described as a spiritual school and way of life than religion, as it has no deities. Discusses karma and the cycles of death and re-birth, the other teachings of the Buddha
Western philosophy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first part of the Western philosophy series. This program covers the Greek and Roman philosophers. Beginning in Greece and Asia Minor, the birthplace of Western philosophy and the Pre-Socratics (Heraclitus of Ephesus, Parmenides of Elea, Zeno of Elea, Pythagoras of Croton, Anaxagoras of Clazomenae, Empedocles of Acragas). The program examines the nature of philosophy itself and what prompted the pioneers of antiquity to ask fundamental questions about human nature and our world. The chronological journey charts the development of philosophical thought, exploring its relationship with early mathematics and the natural and physical sciences. Discusses why the observations and theories of Pythagoras, Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle remain valid in the twenty-first century. The turbulent period following the decline of the Roman Empire saw the rise of Christianity and the emergence of questions about the nature of God. Augustine of Hippo, Thomas Aquinas, and John Duns Scotus developed their own fusion of Christianity and classical philosophy. Examines why the ideas of Plato and Aristotle lived on through the philosophy of the early Christian theologians and helped form the foundations of modern Christian thought. Features location footage of ancient remains in Greece and Turkey and re-creations and reconstructions
Western philosophy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The final part of the Western philosophy series. This program covers the Industrial Revolution and Pragmatism. The Industrial Revolution had a deep impact on the direction and questions posed by western philosophy. Technological advancements prompted questions about the role of religion and for the first time, attempts were made to explain the human evolution of western civilization and history. Thinkers including Arthur Schopenhauer, Friedrich Nietzsche, and Jean-Paul Sartre began to question the human condition. Philosophy tried to reconcile the mechanistic laws of the universe with human freedom of will and action in a world that was beginning to be perceived as godless. Philosophical debate shifted from whether the eternal world exists, but rather, to how we interpret it. The language we use in everyday life became a focus for the Pragmatists and Ludwig Wittgenstein
The paperchase by Marcel Theroux( Recording )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Damien has not thought of his eccentric uncle in Ionia for nearly 20 years, but when he dies he feels compelled to go to the funeral in America. After the funeral he is astonished to discover that his uncle has left all of his possessions to him - including a house off the coast of Cape Cod
Western philosophy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part 2 of the Western philosophy series. This program covers the Rationalists and British empiricists. The discoveries of Copernicus and Galileo turned science completely upside down, forcing people to examine their place in the world and God's place in science and mathematics. Religious volatility in Europe also prompted fierce theological debate amongst scholars over the true nature of God's existence. In Europe, the Rationalist movement was born. The sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries saw the emergence of continental mathematical and philosophical giants including Rene Descartes, Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, Immanuel Kant, and Bendict de Spinoza. Meanwhile in Britain, a philosophical renaissance was taking place. Known as the British empiricists, they included John Locke, David Hume, and Bishop George Berkeley. Discusses why the philosophical schism took place and what each school had to say about the limits of human reason and to what extent we can truly comprehend the world
Evans and Christie : 10 Rillington Place by Evans (Colo.)( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great British Trials presents a fascinating glimpse into three of the most notorious crimes and trials of the last 100 years. Through original trial transcripts, eyewitness accounts and contemporary newspaper reports, we witness the actual events that made each trial a cause célèbre of its day. In March 1950 Timothy Evans, aged 25, was hanged for the murder of his wife and child. 16 years later the Queen was to grant him a full pardon. So why did Timothy Evans confess to murder? Why was John Christie not arrested until three years later? And what was the gruesome discovery behind the kitchen wall? The shocking truth of the sordid events that took place behind the doors of number 10 Rillington Place was to horrify the nation
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