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World Almanac Video (Firm)

Overview
Works: 87 works in 135 publications in 1 language and 3,521 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary films  Documentary television programs  Educational films  Trials, litigation, etc  Records (Sports)  Internet videos  Science television programs  Animated television programs  Nonfiction television programs 
Classifications: E185.61, 323.0973
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Most widely held works by World Almanac Video (Firm)
Free at last : civil rights heroes( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The civil rights movement in the United States is usually thought of in terms of its leadership, but often the catalysts for progress were people who fought from within a larger group or performed individual acts of heroism. Some were victims who just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. These are some of those stories"--Container
Landmark American trials : the Scottsboro Boys, 1931( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the trial of nine young black men accused of rape in Alabama in the early 1930's. The trial shows the effect of the political and social forces of racism during that era
The Minoans( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Take a journey to a land where history and myth are intertwined. The peaceful Minoans ruled the sea, controlling trade routes, amassing wealth, and creating a land of abundance, art, and sport centered upon a great palace. This stupendous structure was so intimidating to those who visited it that it gave birth to one of antiquity's strangest legends: a bewildering maze that held deep in its center the human-devouring monster known as the Minotaur
Save the endangered species( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each episode chronicles the efforts of those who work to save threatened species and their environments from extinction. Their efforts include wardens fighting poachers, scientists researching the effects of pollution and activists educating local governments
Expanding Universe by P. J. E Peebles( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2003 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A grandview of the universe as we understand it and of how we think it will evolve in the next millennium. Uses state-of-the-art 3-D graphics to illustrate the structures of the Big Bang to the anatomy of the Sun
Landmark American trials : Scopes trial, 1925( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the historic trial that focused on the teaching of evolution in public schools and the constitutional issues of freedom of speech, separation of church and state, and due process
Carthage and the Phoenicians( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Phoenicians were adventurous colonizers who roamed the oceans in their mighty ships, challenged the might of Rome, and may have even sailed all the way around Africa. Although they did not have left behind grand monuments of marble and stone such as those erected by Rome and Egypt, they bequeathed a legacy that proved to be even more valuable, something without which civilization as we know it could not exist: the alphabet
Egypt : valley of the Nile( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Travel through Egypt and the Valley of the Nile River, a world of mysteries and monuments. Here temples, pyramids, golden tombs, and the Great Sphinx were built to the glory of the afterlife. At the same time, real life flourished and continues to do so on the banks of this bountiful river"--Container
Landmark American trials : Sacco & Vanzetti, 1921( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the historic murder trial of two Italian immigrants and the political issues of immigration and anarchy that surrounded it
Mummies and pyramids : Egypt and beyond( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pyramids and mummies: for nearly everyone the words evoke images of ancient Egypt. Yet those intriguing cultural artifacts are not unique to the Land of the Pharaohs. As this 4-part video demonstrates, they are found around the world, including the Americas. Indeed, the oldest mummies in the world and some of the most sophisticated anywhere come not from tbe Nile Valley but from the Atacama Desert in Chile. As archaeologists uncover these ancient mysteries of the New World, they bring to light underappreciated or misunderstood cultures whose creations and customs inspire awe, shock, and wonder
Ancient Arabia( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ancient Arabia stood at the crossroads of trade routes used to carry goods from the Far East to Rome. The kingdom's traders sold the Egyptians the exotic subtances needed to mummify the dead, and the merchants helped build a society whose wealth was based on perfume, spices and incense
The Mycenaeans( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Travel back in time to a land whose mighty heroes inspired some of the world's greatest literary works. Using the works of the poet Homer as a guide, archaeologists have learned that the Bronze Age warrior culture of which he sang was more than legend. This civilization, which we now call Mycenaean, really existed. Protected by mighty walls, it flourished in an age of glory and gold
Peru : land of the Incas( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Peru is a country where the Inca and Spanish cultures have combined in a land of contrasts; imposing urban buildings and ruined ancient cities, modern industry and traditional ways. Here, high up in the Andes mountains, lie sacred valleys, mysterious abandoned seats of the Inca empire, and museums of gold
Turkey : the enchanted land of Cappadocia( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Turkey's region of Cappadocia is a site of surreal, magical landscapes dotted with citadels, monasteries, and hidden underground cities. This is a land where millions of years ago a volcano erupted and left in its wake surfaces that have been shaped into 'fairy chimneys.' But human beings have also played a role in the natural wonder of Cappadocia, carving churches out of rock and cities out of stone"--Container
Troy and Pergamum( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the greatest archaeological digs in history was an expedition carried out by Heinrich Schliemann, an amateur scientist. In love with Greek literature, he dreamed of proving the truth of the Greek legends that inspired the poets and playwrights of antiquity and, amazingly, he did just that. His discoveries illuminated one of history's most famous conflicts--the Trojan War. Visit, too, the learned city of Pergamum, home of the great Altar of Zeus, one of the wonders of the ancient world
Thera/Santorini( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ancient culture of Thera, although splendid, had the misfortune to arise in the shadow of one of Earth's mightiest volcanoes. The fate of Thera may have given rise to the myth of the lost world of Atlantis
Jordan : kingdom of the desert( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jordan is a land where both biblical and political history have been written, where Muhammad led armies to the glory of Islam and Christian Crusaders built castles to defend their faith. And it is a land where wandering Bedouins still travel the desert and camels still roam
India : the splendors of Rajasthan( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

India's Rajasthan is an exotic land with city-palaces, castles, holy cities of both the Hindu and Muslim faiths, and fortresses that were the sites of epic battles: the legacy of a land with a rich, complex history of proud maharajahs defending their kingdom
Landmark American trials : Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, 1951( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the trial of the Rosenbergs amid the fear of Communism during the 1950's and their conviction for furnishing information on the atomic bomb to Soviet agents
Ancient Tibetan kingdoms : kingdom of the desert( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the still thriving culture of a nation no longer independent
 
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