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Owens-Meyerson, Joan

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Most widely held works by Joan Owens-Meyerson
Walking the Bible with Bruce Feiler by Bruce S Feiler( Visual )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows author Bruce Feiler as he journeys by foot, jeep, rowboat, and camel through some of the greatest stories ever told, the five books of Moses. Begins in the holy city of Jerusalem and travels to a possible site of the garden of Eden on the banks of the Tigris and Euphrates in Turkey. Climbs Mt. Ararat in search of Noah's ark and explores the sulfurous land by the Dead Sea, with its salt pillars called "Lot's wife." Visits the ancient ruins of Egyptian cities where the Israelites were said to toil under an oppressive pharaoh and examines the harsh environment of the Sinai, where the Israelites wandered for forty years. Intersperses dramatic scripture readings to bring viewers closer to the biblical settings
Japan : memoirs of a secret empire by Lonely Planet Publications (Firm)( Visual )

14 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An historical documentary of Japan between the 16th and 19th centuries, from the "Warlord Period" to the end of its isolation from the West in the 19th century. Looks at the cultural and military aspects of Japanese society -- the rule of the Shogun, traditions of Samurai and geisha, the effect of exposure to Western culture
The Pygmalion effect : managing the power of expectations( Visual )

8 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trainees get a complete overview of the Pygmalion effect through real-life examples, dramatic vignettes and scenes from the classic movie Pygmalion, where individuals are transformed through the positive (or negative) expectations of another
Dynasties : people and passions that changed the world( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compilation of five stories on some of history's greatest dynasties
Japan : memoirs of a secret empire( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With Ieyasu in control, peace descends on Japan, and a new society based on the samurai ethics of obedience and loyalty is established. In 1600, William Adams becomes the first Englishman to set foot in Japan. Impressed by European trading vessels, Ieyasu asks Adams to help him build his own fleet. Aware that the English have no interest in converting the Japanese to Christianity, Ieyasu decides to expel the Portuguese and Spanish, who too often combine missionary work with trade. When he dies at 72, Ieyasu's vision of a strictly controlled class system based on the rule of the samurai is a reality. But his grandson, Iemitsu, will rule more harshly. With no wars to fight, Iemitsu tightens control over the power and movement of the daimyo and their restless samurai armies. Though foreign missionaries have been expelled, Iemitsu still fears the influence of Christianity
Japan : memoirs of a secret empire( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the early 16th century, Japan is a warlike society ruled by samurai and their daimyo warlords. When Portuguese merchants arrive in 1543, they are the first Europeans to set foot in Japan. Missionaries quickly set out to convert the nation to Christianity. In the same year, a samurai boy named Tokugawa Ieyasu is born to a low-ranking daimyo family. To prove his family's loyalty to their ruling warlord, Ieyasu is given as a hostage, and he remains so for most of his childhood. When he is finally freed, Ieyasu reclaims his family's domain and allies himself with the most powerful rulers in Japan: Oda Nobunaga, and his successor, Toyotomi Hideyoshi. years
Japan : memoirs of a secret empire( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By 1690, Japan is a nation completely isolated from the outside world, except for a small community of Dutch traders. Among them is German Doctor Englebert Kaempfer, whose writings provide valuable insights on daily life in Japan. Culture and commerce flourish. But ruling daimyo warlords and their samurai armies continue to grow restless. The Shogun Tsunayoshi is a product of both classes. Under his rule, art and education excel, and "Laws of Compassion" are introduced. Samurai, geisha, courtesans, merchants, writers and actors are attracted to Edo, and the classes begin to mix. Japanese interest in Western science increases, making the policy of isolation more difficult. In 1853, Mathew C. Perry sails American ships into Edo Bay, and demands a formal opening of the nation. Realizing that resistance is futile, the Japanese negotiate treaties with the U.S. and other nations in the West
Pete Peterson assignment Hanoi( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pete Peterson, a former POW of the Vietnam war, is the first U.S. ambassador to Vietnam. He has found renewal in the land that almost took his life. His mission is to convince others that the time for reconciliation is now
Japan: memoirs of a secret empire( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This programs explores the period between the 16th and 19th centuries in Japan by examining the lives of shoguns, samurais, geishas, and the very few westerners allowed into Japan. Japan was then a world unto itself, closed to outsiders, and ruled by shoguns with absolute control. During this period, Japan transitioned from chaos and violence to a land of ritual refinement and peace. Episode one focuses on the early 16th century when Japan was a warlike society ruled by samurai and their daimyo warlords. When Portuguese merchants arrive in 1543, they are the first Europeans to set foot in Japan. Missionaries quickly set out to convert the nation to Christianity. In the same year, a samurai boy named Tokugawa Ieyasu is born to a low ranking daimyo family
Productivity & the self-fulfilling prophecy : the Pygmalion effect by Joan Owens-Meyerson( Visual )

11 editions published between 1975 and 1999 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows how the powers of expectation, or the Pygmalion effect, can be used as a positive or negative influence on behavior. Illustrates the way this process occurs and shows how management can use it as a tool for the benefit of both the organization and the individual
Japan: memoirs of a secret empire( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This programs explores the period between the 16th and 19th centuries in Japan by examining the lives of shoguns, samurais, geishas, and the very few westerners allowed into Japan. Japan was then a world unto itself, closed to outsiders, and ruled by shoguns with absolute control. During this period, Japan transitioned from chaos and violence to a land of ritual refinement and peace. In episode 2, Ieyasu is in control, peace settles over Japan, and a new society based on the samurai ethics of obedience and loyalty is established. In 1600, William Adams becomes the first Englishman to set foot in Japan. Impressed by European trading vessels, Ieyasu asks Adams to help him build his own fleet. Aware that the English have no interest in converting the Japanese to Christianity, Ieyasu decides to expel the Portugese and Spanish who often combine missionary work with traderanking daimyo family. In episode 3, Japan is a nation completely isolated from the western world, and a time of cultural flowering and intellectual pursuit ensues. Shogun Tsunayoshi introduces his Laws of Compassion protecting the poor and preventing the abuse of animals. By the 18th century, Edo has become the largest and one of the liveliest cities in the world, attracting samurai, geisha, courtesans, merchants, writers and actors. The classes begin to mix, and culture and commerce flourish
Managing stress by Ben Bissell( Visual )

4 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the types of tensions that are generated from within an individual and from within organizations. Then shows viewers how stress can be curbed on the job and how it can be handled to actually increase productivity
Superstitions( Visual )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the origins of common superstitions, and why they persist in our lives today even in our technologically advanced society
Japan: memoirs of a secret empire( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This programs explores the period between the 16th and 19th centuries in Japan by examining the lives of shoguns, samurais, geishas, and the very few westerners allowed into Japan. Japan was then a world unto itself, closed to outsiders, and ruled by shoguns with absolute control. During this period, Japan transitioned from chaos and violence to a land of ritual refinement and peace. In episode two, Ieyasu is in control, peace settles over Japan, and a new society based on the samurai ethics of obedience and loyalty is established. In 1600, William Adams becomes the first Englishman to set foot in Japan. Impressed by European trading vessels, Ieyasu asks Adams to help him build his own fleet. Aware that the English have no interest in converting the Japanese to Christianity, Ieyasu decides to expel the Portugese and Spanish who often combine missionary work with traderanking daimyo family
Japan: memoirs of a secret empire( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This programs explores the period between the 16th and 19th centuries in Japan by examining the lives of shoguns, samurais, geishas, and the very few westerners allowed into Japan. Japan was then a world unto itself, closed to outsiders, and ruled by shoguns with absolute control. During this period, Japan transitioned from chaos and violence to a land of ritual refinement and peace. In episode 3, Japan is a nation completely isolated from the western world, and a time of cultural flowering and intellectual pursuit ensues. Shogun Tsunayoshi introduces his Laws of Compassion protecting the poor and preventing the abuse of animals. By the 18th century, Edo has become the largest and one of the liveliest cities in the world, attracting samurai, geisha, courtesans, merchants, writers and actors. The classes begin to mix, and culture and commerce flourish
Empires : the Greeks : crucible of civilization( Visual )

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

Disc 1 : Views the rise and fall of ancient Greece through the eyes of prominent figures of the times, including Cleisthenes, Themistocles, Pericles, and Socrates -- Disc 2 : Tells the story of the emperors, slaves, poets, and peasants who wrested order from chaos, built the most cosmopolitan society the world had ever seen, and shaped the Roman Empire in the first century -- Disc 3 : Examines the rise and fall of Egypt's New Kingdom, 1560 B.C. to 1080 B.C. -- Disc 4 : Explores the period between the 16th and 19th centuries in Japan by examining the lives of shoguns, samurai's, geisha's, and the very few westerners allowed into Japan. Japan was then a world unto itself, closed to outsiders, and ruled by shoguns with absolute control. During this period, Japan transitioned from chaos and violence to a land of ritual refinement and peace -- Disc 5 : A tale of one family's ambition and of Europe's struggle to emerge from the ravages of the Dark Ages. The Medici used charm, skill, and ruthlessness to garner unparalleled wealth and power, ruling Europe for more than 300 years
Japón Memorias de un imperio secreto( Visual )

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

Japan( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Between the 16th and 19th centuries, Japan was a world unto itself. The man at the heart of this empire was Tokugawa Ieyasu, a warlord who ruled with absolute control. This period is explored through the Shogun, Samurai, Geisha and a Westerner
The Medici, godfathers of renaissance( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A tale of one family's ambition and of Europe's struggle to emerge from the ravages of the Dark Ages. The Medici used charm, skill, and ruthlessness to garner unparalleled wealth and power, ruling Europe for more than 300 years
The Roman Empire the first century( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Walking the Bible with Bruce Feiler
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Meyerson, Joan Owens-

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