Most widely held works by Carl Byker
Kingdom of David the saga of the Israelites ( Visual )
16 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 852 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of the Israelites and the creation of the world's first monotheistic religion.
The Great War and the shaping of the 20th century ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 799 libraries worldwide
Explores the effect of World War I on the twentieth century. The World War of 1914-1918, the Great War, was the first of the man-made disasters of the twentieth century. In many ways it was without precedent. Never had the battlefield been so vast, whether in the trenches, in the sky, or on and in the seas. Never had a war reached so deeply into the lives of people so far away from the battlefield. The shock waves generated by this cataclysmic event are felt to this day, as this dramatic narrative makes vividly clear. Here is. presented a history of world war in a new way. The military flow of the conflict - from the invasion of Belgium in the summer of 1914 to the collapse of Germany in the autumn of 1918 - is followed throughout. But these epic events are rendered with fresh insights by the interweaving of the cultural history of the time - the hopes and dreams, the ideas and aspirations, the exhilaration and despair, both of those remote from power and of those who led them. This is a. journey into the intense personal experiences of people trying to make sense of war on a scale the world had never seen. Like the acclaimed television series that it accompanies, The Great War pays special attention to the troubling aftermath of the war: the emergence of new nations amid old and festering problems; how the victims and survivors dealt with loss and disfigurement, guilt and hatred; and the terrible legacy of brutality that has marked so much of the. twentieth century.
The meth epidemic ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 693 libraries worldwide
Investigates the meth rampage in America: the appalling impact on individuals, families and communities, and the difficulty of controlling an essential ingredient in meth - ephedrine and pseudoephedrine - sold legally in over-the-counter cold remedies.
Woodrow Wilson ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 611 libraries worldwide
Using photos, letters, newsreels, archival footage and beautifully filmed reenactments, this program tells the story of a professor who became one of America's greatest presidents. It's the tale of an emotionally complex man who craved affection and demanded unquestioned loyalty. And it's a fascinating portrait of a towering intellectual, one who appeared to espouse unwavering moral principles but who nonetheless shredded civil liberties during wartime and withheld support of civil rights and women's suffrage.
Andrew Jackson good, evil & the presidency ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 609 libraries worldwide
This biography explores whether Americans should celebrate Jackson or apologize for him. The program reveals the world of America's 7th president, who founded the Democratic Party, yet was viewed by his enemies as an American Napoleon. The film contains reenactments, lithographs, letters and the insights of distinguished scholars.
The duel ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 440 libraries worldwide
On the morning of July 11, 1804, Alexander Hamilton was fatally wounded in a duel by Aaron Burr in the culminating act of a political war that had lasted for more than a decade. The rivals' final encounter in Weehauken ruined Burr's career and changed the fate of a nation.
Intimate strangers unseen life on Earth ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 370 libraries worldwide
Provides an overview of the microbial world and offers a clear and exciting picture of the field of microbiology.
When worlds collide ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 316 libraries worldwide
A highly imaginative exploration of one of the most intriguing epochs in human history: when the 'Old World' first encountered the 'New World.' Travel from Granada in Spain to Machu Picchu in Peru, and from Mexico to Madrid in Spain. Explores how the collision of these two sophisticated but different worlds led to the birth of an entirely new Latino culture.
The Fight for democracy ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 181 libraries worldwide
Documents the struggle for democracy in South Korea. Discusses South Korea's economic development and the government's policies, including loans to companies such as Hyundai, where the lifting of the government ban on unions led to conflict with workers. The documentary examines Korea's political history from its beginnings through Japanese occupation, the Korean War, the uprising in Kwangju in 1980, and the massive protests of 1987, to the present. Analyzes historical Anti-American attitudes and today's grassroots political movements.
The new heroes their bottom line is lives ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 166 libraries worldwide
The New Heroes tells the dramatic stories of 14 daring people from all corners of the globe who, against all odds, are successfully alleviating poverty and illness, combating unemployment and violence, and bringing education, light, opportunity and freedom to poor and marginalized people around the world.
Frontline. Post mortem ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 135 libraries worldwide
In over 1,300 counties across America, elected coroners, many with no medical or scientific background, are in charge of death investigations. Nationwide there is a severe shortage of competent forensic pathologists to do autopsies. The rate of autopsies -- the gold standard of death investigation--has plummeted over decades. As a result, not only do murders go free and innocent people go to jail, but the crisis in death investigation in America is also a threat to public health.
The nature of human nature ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 117 libraries worldwide
Introduces the "second Darwinian revolution," a new understanding of the evolution of the human brain. Discusses the concept of a universal human nature that is the product of natural selection.
Consciousness ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 106 libraries worldwide
Discusses the progress neuroscience has made to explain consciousness and the way the brain organizes the sensory information it receives to create a coherent picture of the world.
The human quest with Roger Bingham ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 94 libraries worldwide
Draws on recent advances in evolutionary biology and neuroscience to explore answers to the important questions: Who are we? Where did we come from? What are our prospects? Roger Bingham speaks with scientists, researchers, philosophers, and ordinary people around the world.
The social brain ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 85 libraries worldwide
This program shows how human evolution has equipped the species with both cooperative social skills and aggressive instincts.
The way of science ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 82 libraries worldwide
Explores the ways humans use science to make sense of our experience and the approaches it is taking to address the big questions with new information.
The Great War. Episode 3, Total war ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 68 libraries worldwide
This episode of the Great War, the third of eight, examines the evolution of World War I from a conflict fought across the landscape of Europe to a global war. Coverage is afforded events in Great Britain and Turkey. The use of terror in modern war and the evolution of "total war"--Especially regarding aerial and chemical weapons -- is explored in this program.
The Great War. Episode 5, Mutiny ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 67 libraries worldwide
This episode of the Great War, the fifth of an eight part series, examines the toll that the war was taking on the soldiers and civilians by 1917. Unrest on the homefront and mutiny on the Western Front posed vexing problems for political leaders and military planners. On the Eastern Front, resentment toward the war effort would turn into rebellion and then revolution.
The Great War. Episode 1, Explosion ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 62 libraries worldwide
The World War of 1914 to 1918, the Great War, was the first of the major catastrophes of the 20th century. This episode, the first of eight, examines the causes of World War I. The program affords coverage of the assassination of the Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand and the turbulent political climate throughout Europe as factors which led to the outbreak of war.
Frontline. The meth epidemic ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 58 libraries worldwide
Frontline investigates the big business surrounding "Crystal Meth," the narcotic that swept the nation after two Mexican drug runners began smuggling ephedrine into California by the ton. In a reporting partnership with The Oregonian, the documentary explores America's addiction to meth and exposes the inherent conflict between the illegal drug trade and the legitimate three-billion-dollar cold remedy business that depends on ephedrine.
Antibiotics Bacteria--Evolution Bacterial genetics Biographical television programs Biography Bioremediation Burr, Aaron,--1756-1836 Burr-Hamilton Duel (Weehawken, New Jersey : 1804) Communicable diseases--Transmission David,--King of Israel Discoveries in geography Documentary television programs Documentary television programs Drug abuse--Social aspects Educational television programs Evolution (Biology) Evolutionary genetics Films for the hearing impaired Genomes Hamilton, Alexander,--1757-1804 Historical television programs History Immune response Industrial microbiology Jackson, Andrew,--1767-1845 Jews Jews--Civilization Latin America Life--Origin Manners and customs Methamphetamine Methamphetamine abuse Microbial ecology Microbiology Microorganisms Microorganisms--Evolution Middle East--Palestine New Jersey--Weehawken Nonfiction television programs Pathogenic bacteria Political science Presidents Science television programs Soil remediation Travel United States Video recordings for the hearing impaired Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Wilson, Woodrow,--1856-1924 World War (1914-1918)