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Williams, Jason (Documentary producer)

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Most widely held works by Jason Williams
Maya : the blood of kings( Visual )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in English and Swedish and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While Europe was in the midst of the Dark Ages, the Maya of Central America were developing a culture responsible for a complicated writing system, mathematical and astrological calculations, and archaeological marvels. Explore ruins in the jungles of Mexico, Honduras and Guatemala to understand a people both sophisticated and bloodthirsty and a society that collapsed with mysterious speed
Civil War gold( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Join a team of explorers as they brave the Atlantic Ocean, on a search for the 140-year old steamship S.S. Republic, and its massive treasure of artifacts and gold and silver coins
The path to violence( Visual )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ever since the wake-up call that was Columbine, schools and law enforcement have developed multiple strategies to prevent attacks. Indeed, the horror of Newtown needs to be seen in a context that's not defined by defeat. Remarkably, more than 120 school assaults have been thwarted in the past ten years. But, while security hardware and physical barriers can play a deterrent role, it's been psychologists -- working hand in hand with law enforcement officers -- who have come up with the most helpful tools to prevent violent attacks. But despite the progress made, recent attacks have revealed a gaping hole in our safety net. Can the hard-won gains made by psychologists and law enforcement be extended to the families of some of the nation's most violent individuals? Is the country ready to have a national conversation about the balance between safety and civil liberties that such interventions would require?"--Back cover of container
Brain games( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evolving in a world that is constantly moving, our brain had to develop a sophisticated sense of motion in order to survive. This episode of BRAIN GAMES stops to ask a deceptively simple question, what really is motion? We explore the science behind how our brain detects, interprets, and reacts to motion, and you'll see how easily this hard wiring can be fooled, for better and for worse
Great Americans for children( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Beginning in 1861, the Civil War divided the country, pitting "brother against brother" in a conflict that threatened to permanently destroy the union. If not for the dedication and firm resolve of Abraham Lincoln during this difficult time, the United States may have ceased to exist. In Abraham Lincoln, kids will examine the life of this country boy from Kentucky who rose to become President of the United States, and who guided his country through one of its darkest hours while speaking out against slavery at a time when many were too afraid to take a stand"--Container
George Washington by Rembrandt Peale( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Animated biography of George Washington, telling of the challenges he faced during the Revolution
Harriet Tubman( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Did you know that not too long ago, many Americans didn't have the right to vote? If you were a woman living in the United States before the early 1900s, it would have been illegal for you to cast a ballot--and doing so could have landed you in jail! One great American fought long and hard for the right for all of us to vote, and in Susan B. Anthony, kids will get an up-close look at the life of this pioneering voice in the struggle for equal rights. From abolitionist to suffragist, follow Anthony's life through vivid reenactments and historical stills, and see how her lifelong dedication to the fight for equality changed the lives of women in America forever"--Container
Sacagawea by Sacagawea( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sacagawea, a young Native American woman, joined America's legendary explorers, Lewis & Clark, on a world-famous expedition through the American West. Serving as a translator and sometimes even as a guide, Sacagawea's skills in finding food often saved the group from starvation. Without her help, one of the greatest adventures in American history might have ended in failure
Great Americans for children( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Revolutionary War created many heroes, including the men who would go down in history as the Founding Fathers of a new country. Yet there were many other men, women and children whose names you might not know, but whose acts of courage helped win the war against the British. Revolutionary War Heroes focuses on the daring acts of patriotism from people such as Nathan Hale and Sybil Ludington and the brave military feats of Colonel Francis Marion, Captain John Paul Jones and Molly Pitcher. Kids will see how these ordinary citizens accomplished extraordinary things, rising to the challenge when they were needed to ensure independence for the fledgling nation"--Container
Time Life's Lost civilizations( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rome: Originally a village on the Tiber River, the republic of Rome rose to become one of the world's first super power, dominating the known world under their Pax Romana. From Petra to Hadrian's Wall to Gibraltar, peace was kept by the Legions, while technological development was driven by the demands of administering far-flung military outposts. Thanks to the Roman passion for organization, archaeologists have discovered much about life in ancient Rome's spectacular empire
Time Life's Lost civilizations( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inca: Located in what is now Peru, from AD 1438 to AD 1533 the Inca Empire used both conquest and peaceful assimilation to consolidate their rule over the peoples eking out an existence in the vast Andes mountain ranges. The Inca were not alone-the Nazca and Moche also ruled empires, worshiping their ancestors and the Sun. In the end, the extensive Inca road and messenger systems, their medical, engineering, and architectural skills were no match for the swords, horses, and greed of the Spanish conquistadors
Time Life's Lost civilizations( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ancient Egypt: In 1922, when Howard Carter opened the intact tomb of Tutankhamen the world marveled, for at last there was concrete evidence of details of daily life in the ancient civilization of Egypt. In the land of the pharaohs, a culture existed that believed in eternal life for all, from farmer to aristocrat. Now archaeologists are discovering the mysteries of the ancients, from preparing a mummy for burial to the technology necessary to raise enormous stone buildings
Time Life's Lost civilizations( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Africa: White colonists in Africa couldn't believe that natives were responsible for the extensive kingdoms of Great Zimbabwe and the Swahili Coast, and thus credited the achievements of these ancient cultures to wandering Phoenicians, the Queen of Sheba, or Arab travelers. Cecil Rhodes 'explorations' destroyed portions of Great Zimbabwe, but Gertrude Caton Thompson found, excavated, and first asserted that the ruins were of African origin. Their descendants are now reclaiming the legacy of these advanced, lost cultures, with the glories of their accomplishments acknowledged
Benjamin Franklin by Ingri D'Aulaire( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces Franklin's life from humble beginnings to fame as a scientist, founding father, and America's first diplomat to France
Great Americans for children( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Jefferson lived during a time of great conflict and war, but he is most famous for fighting battles with a pen rather than a sword. In Thomas Jefferson, kids will examine the life of the statesman who wrote one of the world's greatest documents--the Declaration of Independence--and in turn helped form the very country we live in today. From his days in colonial Virginia to his role as President of the United States, kids will discover Jefferson's many contributions to American society, including the development of the Library of Congress, and the capital of our nation, Washington, D.C
Great Americans for children( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At a time before hopping on a plane was a common form of travel, this adventurous woman took to the air, proving that in the big blue skies, there was room for both men and women to make history! In Amelia Earhart, kids will examine the life of this pioneering aviator, whose daring flights set records and amazed the world. From her youthful introduction to airplanes to her record-setting flights and her mysterious disappearance while attempting to fly around the world, this exciting program documents Earhart's life and accomplishments through a lively mix of archival stills and newsreel footage. Climb aboard and see why Earhart's courage and determination are still remembered today!--Container
Susan B. Anthony : rebel for the cause( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Looks at the life of Susan B. Anthony who fought for women's rights, especially the right to vote. Combining archival photographs with dramatic recreations and interviews, shows how Anthony endured threats and ridicule for her efforts to reform unfair laws that governed women
King Tut : secrets revealed by A & E Home Video( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Discover the truth about the life and death of the world's most famous pharaoh ... Recent x-rays of Tut's mummy show signs of a possible attack, but new evidence may also point to another cause of death. Welcoming us on his quest for the truth, Josh climbs into King Tut's tomb, fires the weapons Tut took to his grave, and uses modern science to dig deeper into the rumors of Tut's murder."--Container
Vikings, the : voyage to America by Arts and Entertainment Network( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cross the ocean on the trail of the legendary Scandinavian explorers, Eric the Red and his son Leif the Lucky, believed to have set foot on the New World some 500 years before Columbus. Visit important sites in Iceland, Greenland and Newfoundland in the quest to determine whether the sagas are true
Lost civilizations( Visual )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The secrets of lives once lived. Never before could you get so close to 7000 years of history! Dazzling spectacles re-create rituals and events -- from the bloodletting of Maya kings and a pharaoh's last journey to the secret pleasures of a Roman empress. Original location cinematography in 25 countries takes you from Cuzco in Peru to Petra in Jordan. Computer graphics restore Egypt's pyramids and the Great Wall of China with breathtaking accuracy. From ancient Mesopotamia to modern Tibet, lost worlds live again in these episodes
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