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Thomas, Jeffrey 1945-

Overview
Works: 54 works in 115 publications in 1 language and 3,805 library holdings
Genres: Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Drama  Fantasy films  Survival films  Disaster films  History  Biographical films  Parodies, imitations, etc  Documentary-style films 
Roles: Actor, Author
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Jeffrey Thomas
The hobbit : an unexpected journey by J. R. R Tolkien( Visual )

9 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first chapter in Peter Jackson's new epic trilogy set in Middle Earth 60 years before J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the Rings saga. Follow Bilbo Baggins as he's swept into a quest to reclaim the Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. Approached by the wizard Gandalf, Bilbo joins a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior Thorin Oakenshield. Along the way they face many dangers; Bilbo meets Gollum and takes possession of the 'One Ring.'
Adrift by Tami Oldham Ashcraft( Visual )

29 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 1,651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the true story of survival, a young couple's chance encounter leads them first to love, and then on the adventure of a lifetime as they face one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history
The dead room( Visual )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a terrified family flees a desolate southern New Zealand farmhouse, two cynical scientists and a young psychic are sent to investigate their claims of a haunting. There, they encounter a powerful spirit that will protect the house's secrets at all cost
The arid heart( Visual )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visit Mongolia's steppes and the Gobi Desert, India's hot coastal regions and Nepal's high barren lands to see how a variety of plants and animals adapt to their harsh desert environment
Who was here before us?( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers the debate on who were the first arrivals to colonise New Zealand. Presents arguments and theories from evidence such as cave drawings, stone circles, strange statues, unusual stone walls. Discusses possible origins of Polynesian migration and interviews supporters of the Waitaha Nation theory
Drinks for a southern summer : a New Zealand recipe book by Jeffrey Thomas( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wild South( Visual )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

German wasps have reached plague proportions in the South Island beech forests where they are a real threat to the ecology. Their depredation of the supply of honeydew is a major threat to the survival of native species, especially the kaka
At the edge : life at the vertical limit( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"All but invisible, the snow leopard waits. On great cliffs across the valley, bharal males fight viciously over mating rights. They neglect to eat. Many are injured. The snow leopard bides its time until nightfall when it will prey on the weak. December is freezing and bleak in the Rumbak valley in Ladakh, Northern India. Five thousand metres up, the air contains only half oxygen of a breath taken at sea level. On the rain-shadowed northern side of the Himalaya, few plants grow. Much of the landscape is vertical. Higher up the valley a wolf pack violently rejects an application to join by a lone wolf. He must settle for a wary scavenge of the pack's old kill. Little meat is left. Only the bone-eating bearded vulture can extract an adequate meal. The lone wolf moves off, driven to keep trying to join a pack no matter what. As winter days lengthen streams thaw and the amazing dipper bird goes diving for insect larvae under the ice. Bharal climb to higher, flatter country to the first green grazing of the year. The snow leopard climbs with them. A tibetan wolf tries his luck at hunting the bharal herd but they escape to the cliffs where the wolf lacks the agility to follow. The cliffs are the bharals' home; but they also harbour the silent snow leopard. The wolf hunts for a family of nine ..."--Container
A forest for all seasons( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The far northern regions of Asia are dominated by long and bitter winters. To the south, in contrast, tropical Asia is dominated by continual heat and humidity. Between these two extremes is a different world. Stretching from the foothills of the Himalaya in the west to the islands of Japan in the east are Asia's temperate forest. Here plants and creatures have to find a way of living with both extremes of heat and cold, and adapt their lives to the four seasons. The film focuses on a temperate deciduous forest in Northern Japan. In the warm, sunny days of spring we meet the principal character--the world's northern-most monkey, the Japanese macaque. Also known as snow monkeys, these primates have adapted their travels with the changing seasons in order to survive. Other creatures of the forest have different ways of coping with the changes in temperatures, among them the big purple butterfly, with its life cycle cued to the warmer weather. It feeds on tree sap which is abundant in summer. Then, as the seasons change, the forest starts preparing for the rigours of the winter ahead. The trees shut down, turning their foliage to reds and browns and yellows and the myriad of shades between. The seasons are not a deterrent to survival for all the species of the forest, for everything is governed not by a clock but by determination and adaptation."--Container
Who's killing the kiwi?( Visual )

2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Department of Conservation workers and volunteers are researching the plight of kiwi in all parts of the country where predators are killing the young kiwi chicks. Some species of kiwi are near extinction and part of the Kiwi Recovery Programme is to increase public awareness to the problem. It shows the Programme in action; the part played by predators such as dogs, ferrets, stoats and possums and the measures which are being done to curb the predators. Suggested level: general
Kingdoms of the coast( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Visits Asia's vast coastline where there is an ongoing struggle between land and sea, including a look at Indonesia's pygmy sea horse, a tiny tenant of a fan-shaped species of coral known as a gorgonian sea fan
The promise : Sir Tristram's story( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of Sir Tristram and of Patrick Hogan, including Sir Tristram's successes on the track and at stud, and the development of the Cambridge Stud around Sir Tristram
The crystal ocean( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the formation of the Antarctic cap, the movement of the glaciers and the wildlife that inhabits Antarctica
The hit by Stephen Frears( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ex-gangster Willie Parker has betrayed his former "colleagues" and now lives in Spain where he thinks he can hide from their vengeance. But one day, ten years later, two hitmen show up and kidnap Willie. They are ordered to escort him back to Paris where he should stand trial. But it is a long way to Paris
Forgotten silver by Peter Jackson( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forgotten silver: Documents the life and work of New Zealand film pioneer, Colin McKenzie. Cinema of unease: Explores New Zealand's national cinema, and through the use of film clips, analyses the themes of isolation, loneliness, and the dark undercurrent beneath the seemingly uneventful surface of New Zealand life that recurs in many New Zealand films
Into the teeth of the blizzard( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes the Iridium Icetrek, in which Peter Hillary, Eric Philips and Jon Muir set out to walk across Antarctica to the South Pole and back, following in Captain Scott's footsteps
Menacing waters( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes some very poisonous marine animals found in the waters of the Great Barrier Reef, such as: the box jellyfish; sea snakes; a small octopus with blue rings; and the cone snail. Introduces scientists working on the venom produced by these creatures to find the chemical composition of the venom and how it reacts in other prey species. Because it generally acts on the nervous system, the venom is also being tested for possible beneficial uses in medical research such as painkillers
The hobbit : an unexpected journey 3D by J. R. R Tolkien( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first chapter in Peter Jackson's new epic trilogy set in Middle Earth 60 years before J.R.R. Tolkien's Lord of the rings saga. Follow Bilbo Baggins as he's swept into a quest to reclaim the Dwarf Kingdom of Erebor, long ago conquered by the dragon Smaug. Approached by the wizard Gandalf, Bilbo joins a company of thirteen dwarves led by the legendary warrior Thorin Oakenshield. Along the way they face many dangers; Bilbo meets Gollum and takes possession of the 'One ring.' Includes bonus features
Island magic( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The island of Java offers a variety of unique plants and animals in the Indonesian archipelago
Wild Asia( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"All over northern Asia, over a few short weeks, freshwater has been locked up as snow and ice is released, filling the rivers to overflowing. As the floods recede, Ezo brown frogs spawn in the shallow pools left in the flood's wake. Their part in the survival chain is critical for in the spring, they will provide essential nutrition for fish owls and cranes. On the riverbank's frozen farmlands, Japanese Cranes forage amidst the stublle of the autumn harvest. And further north in Siberia, the world's most remarkable lake is about to begin its majestic thaw. Lake Baikai is around 400 miles long and up to a mile in depth. It's home to the planet's only freshwater seals -- the Nerpa -- and pups raised on this icy inland sea will soon see their solid home transformed to liquid."--Container
 
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Alternative Names
Jeffrey Thomas acteur uit Nieuw-Zeeland

Jeffrey Thomas actor neozelandés nacido en Gales

Jeffrey Thomas neuseeländischer Schauspieler, Schriftsteller und Drehbuchautor

Jeffrey Thomas newzealandsk manuskriptforfatter og skuespiller

Jeffrey Thomas nyzealandsk manusforfattar og skodespelar

Jeffrey Thomas nyzealandsk manusforfatter og skuespiller

Jeffrey Thomas nyzeeländsk manusförfattare och skådespelare

Джеффри Томас

Џефри Томас

Џефри Томас новозеландски глумац рођен у Велсу

جفری توماس بازیگر و فیلمنامه‌نویس نیوزلندی

جيفري توماس

제프리 토머스

ジェフリー・トーマス

傑佛瑞·湯瑪斯

Languages
English (79)