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America : the story of us( Visual )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 1,631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A riveting adventure of how America was invented. 'America the story of us' focuses on the people, ideas and events that built our nation, covering 400 years of American history in the most extensive and in-depth television series ever produced by History. Sharing their thoughts on the building of America, and what it means to be an American, are a world-class group of individuals including Tom Brokaw, Michael Douglas, Meryl Streep, Buzz Aldrin, Colin Powell, Donald Trump, John Legend, Melissa Etheridge, Brian Williams and more"--Container
How we got to now( Visual )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Join best-selling author Steven Johnson to hear extraordinary stories behind remarkable ideas that made modern life possible, the unsung heroes who brought them about, and the unexpected and bizarre consequences each of these innovations triggered
Africa's great civilizations( Visual )

7 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 694 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Africa's Great Civilizations In his six-hour series, Africa's Great Civilizations, Henry Louis Gates, Jr. takes a new look at the history of Africa, from the birth of humankind to the dawn of the 20th century. This is a breathtaking and personal journey through two hundred thousand years of history, from the origins, on the African continent, of art, writing, and civilization itself, through the millennia in which Africa and Africans shaped not only their own rich civilizations, but also the wider world. Professor Gates travels the length and breadth of Africa to chronicle the continent's history from a firmly African perspective. His journey takes him from the city of Great Zimbabwe, to the pyramids of Meroe, and the spectacular rock-hewn churches of Lalibela in Ethiopia. The epic story that he tells is full of surprises and unexpected connections, helping us to appreciate the collective and individual genius of Africans who, across thousands of years, built civilizations and empires, fought wars, established great cities, furthered and spread learning, and created some of the most sublime art and architecture in human history."
Mankind : the story of all of us( Visual )

9 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the producers of America: The Story of Us comes the epic tale of the rise of civilization. Mankind: The Story of All of Us, a 12-hour series, spans the first flourishing of life in Mesopotamia through the discovery of America, capturing the danger, action, struggle, heroism, and adrenaline using groundbreaking techniques
Civilizations( Visual )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by Kenneth Clark's 1969 mini-series "Civilisation", this nine-part documentary surveys the history of art, from antiquity to the present, emphasizing the role art and the creative imagination have played in the creation of culture and civilization
One strange rock( Visual )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Acclaimed filmmaker Darren Aronofsky and award-winning producer Jane Root present a cinematic event series hosted by Will Smith and featuring the only people who have left Earth behind: astronauts. Experience an epic tour-de-force around the globe and into space, revealing the extraordinary forces that make our planet function and allow life to thrive
America : promised land( Visual )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This epic miniseries uncovers the great forces that helped shape the United States, chronicling the migratory patterns of ethnic groups that populated the country through the telling of historical events
Shark week : fins of fury( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An annual series of investigations into the characteristics and habits of the dangerous and often misunderstood marine predator. It is also cable television's longest-running programming event since 1988!
Desert war( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brilliant Axis intelligence coup helps Erwin Rommel's Afrika Korps sweep forward
Desert war( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the siege of Tobruk and the battle of El Alamein
Held hostage( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of ordinary foreign workers who came face to face with Al Qaeda at the In Amenas gas plant in Algeria in January 2013. Told through a compelling combination of first-person interviews with hostage survivors and their families, many speaking on camera for the first time, and dramatic reconstruction of key events during the tense four days that were punctuated with gun battles and dramatic tales of escape and human bravery in the most desperate of conditions
Civilizations( Visual )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

See how seafaring advances and a thirst for trade and exploration sent human beings around the planet. Distant and disparate cultures met for the first time, and art became the great interface by which civilizations understood each other
How We Got to Now : Clean( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dirty water has killed more humans than all the wars of history combined, but in the last 150 years, a series of radical ideas, extraordinary innovations and unsung heroes have changed our world. Johnson plunges into a sewer to understand what made a maverick engineer decide to lift the city of Chicago with screw jacks in order to build America's first sewer system. He talks about John Leal, who deliberately "poisoned" the water supply of 200,000 people when, without authorization, he added chlorine, considered lethal in 1908, into Jersey City's water and made it safe to drink. This isn't only about the world becoming a cleaner place -- the iPhone, the subway, flat screen TVs and even the bikini are the result of the valiant efforts of the unsung heroes of clean
How We Got to Now : Glass( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Johnson considers how the invention of the mirror gave rise to the Renaissance, how glass lenses allow us to reveal worlds within worlds and how, deep beneath the ocean, glass is essential to communication. He learns about the daring exploits of glassmakers who were forced to work under threat of the death penalty, a physics teacher who liked to fire molten glass from a crossbow and a scientist whose tinkering with a glass lens allowed 600 million people to see a man set foot on the moon. The link between the worlds of art, science, astronomy, disease prevention and global communication starts with the little-known maverick innovators of glass
How we got to now( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Only in the last 200 years have humans learned how to make things cold. Johnson explains how ice entrepreneur Frederic Tudor made ice delivery the second biggest export business in the U.S. and visits the place where Clarence Birdseye, the father of the frozen food industry, experienced his eureka moment. He also travels to Dubai to see how mastery of cold has led to penguins in the desert. From IVF to food, politics and Hollywood to human migration, the unsung heroes of cold have led the way
How we got to now( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Imagine a world without the power to capture or transmit sound. Journey with Johnson to the Arcy sur Cure caves in northern France, where he finds the first traces of the desire to record sound -- 10,000 years ago. He also learns about the difference that radio made in the civil rights movement and discovers that telephone inventor Alexander Graham Bell thought that the best use for his invention was long-distance jam sessions. During an ultrasound on a pregnant dolphin, he realizes just how big a role sound has played in medicine. The unsung heroes of sound have had an impact on our working lives, race relations, saving lives and the radical alteration of cities
Mankind decoded( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Episode 9: Man and Beast 15,000 years ago man and the wolf form a partnership that shapes the future of Mankind. With the help of man's new best friend we domesticate more animals, sowing the first seeds of farming and civilisation. We depend on other creatures to build our world; silkworms are exploited to make our clothes and camels and horses transport us great distances quickly. But a flea, and the rat it travels on, spread a devastating disease that threatens to wipe out Mankind - the plague. With a reduced population the survivors of the epidemic enjoy new prosperity. The natural world captures the public's imagination driving explorers like Captain Cook to discover new lands. A new demand for fur opens up, lining the pockets of those savvy enough to hunt in the wilderness and funding the growth of new superpowers like the United States of America
Mankind decoded( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Episode 8 - Fire, Coal, and Oil Early man rubbed two sticks together and created fire. We learn to cook our food, saving vital energy. With less energy spent on our stomachs our brains expand, making us the most intelligent species on the planet. Armed with fire, we experiment by heating minerals to make stronger tools allowing us to fight wars and build civilizations. But burning wood destroys our landscape, so Mankind exploits a new energy - we begin to light our cities with whale oil. A few Texans discover plentiful deposits of crude oil, making them and their country rich and driving the fledgling automobile industry. But as war breaks out Mankind develops a new, deadly power that eventually leads to a new, clean source of energy: the Atom Bomb
Mankind decoded( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Episode Three: Connecting the World The world is linked like never before. Modern transport and communications have resulted in a world that is wealthier, healthier, more mobile and better informed than ever before. Throughout history new trade routes have proved to be double-edged swords, opening the way to wealth as well as terrible dangers - among them revolutionary ideas and terrifying pandemics. In their quest for silver, the Romans lay down roads across Britain. They have built a giant empire, spanning three continents, building roads to facilitate troop movements, tax collection and, crucially, trade. This vast road network means travel in Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa is safe for the first time. The Christian messenger Paul uses Rome's roads to carry the message of a sworn enemy of the Roman state. He's spreading the word of a religious rebel, Jesus Christ. The Christians take advantage of Rome's infrastructure to spread their message. But another Roman trade route allows a far more sinister threat to travel back: disease. Around 300AD Roman explorers reach the capital of China. Rome's desire for silk has linked East and West for the first time. For over a thousand years after the Romans visited China, the world is struck by wave-upon-wave of pandemics. Smallpox, plague, measles all spread, killing millions. In the Age of Discovery, Europeans travel to the New World carrying guns and something even more powerful: a deadly cocktail of diseases, to which they themselves are immune. Spanish soldiers under the command of Hernan Cortes enter the Aztec capital Tenochtitlan. They unwittingly transmit smallpox and flu to their hosts. 95% of them die. The great Aztec and Inca empires collapse, and Europeans take control of the Americas and their wealth. European settlers in the New World establish giant plantations farming sugar, cotton and tobacco. But the Europeans diseases have decimated the Native American population. There are not enough people to work the land. The settlers' solution is to import slave labour. But the North and South clash over the freeing of slaves. Slavery ends up tearing North America apart. It leads to The American Civil War. However, global trading networks allow millions of immigrants from across the world to pour into America. This hungry new workforce turns America into a superpower. The age of mass migration has begun. It creates new connections, and a demand for fast, mass travel to and from all parts of the globe
Mankind decoded( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Episode Two: The Arms Race About 10,000 years ago we discover farming. We now the means of providing ourselves with a stable supply of food. But when crops fail, early farming communities face a new threat. War. It's the birth of the arms race. In these early battles over resources, hunting weapons like bows and arrows are strengthened and repurposed for warfare. They allow people to kill from a safer distance than hand-to-hand combat. At Megiddo, in 1500BC, the world's greatest civilization prepares to do battle with a powerful coalition of Middle Eastern warlords. It's the world's first recorded war. To win the battle, the Egyptians conscript tens of thousands of citizens, and employ professional soldiers. They also pioneer hi-tech new weaponry, the chariot, and the composite bow. This allows them to shoot at even greater distances, and at speed. In 300 BC, a handful of states battle for supremacy in China. One emperor unites them all through force. Emperor Qin's craftsmen and engineers develop cast iron and mass production. Able to manufacture identical metal mechanisms in quantity, they take the traditional bow and turn it into the crossbow, which they then produce by the thousands. They also invent gunpowder. The first guns are primitive but effective, allowing the Chinese to throw the powerful Mongols out of China. Gunpowder makes its way down the Silk Road, and the Turkish Sultan Mehmed uses it to conquer the ancient city state of Constantinople. No army has successfully breached its massive city walls for over a thousand years. Mehmed's heavy cannons unleash a barrage of destruction. Gunpowder shows that city walls are now useless. It completely changes the way we defend ourselves. We develop military airplanes, which deliver death and destruction from even greater distances. Mankind is about to have a huge wake-up-call. Military aircraft lead to the delivery of the most destructive weapon in history. The atomic bomb. The Americans use it against Japan to end the biggest war of all time: WW2. The arms race has reached its apex
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America : the story of us
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