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Byker, Carl

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Most widely held works by Carl Byker
Kingdom of David the saga of the Israelites( Visual )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 1,076 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of the Israelites and the creaton of the world's first monotheistic religion
The meth epidemic( Visual )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Speed. Meth. Glass. On the street, methamphetamine has many names. What started as a fad among motorcycle gangs in the 1970s has become big business, largely due to the efforts of two Mexican drug runners who began smuggling ephedrine -- the same chemical used to make over-the-counter cold remedies -- into California by the ton. Hundreds of illegal meth labs are now operating in the western United States, and the effects are sweeping the nation. From coast to coast, methamphetamine abuse is on the rise, but who's responsible? Is the government doing enough to crack down on this latest drug craze?
Andrew Jackson : good, evil & the presidency( Visual )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 830 WorldCat member 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
Woodrow Wilson( Visual )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 742 WorldCat member 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
The Great War and the shaping of the 20th century( Visual )

16 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 628 WorldCat member 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 duel( Visual )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member 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
When worlds collide( Visual )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member 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
Frontline( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nearly 750,000 elderly Americans are spending their later years in for-profit assisted living facilities. This loosely regulated, multibillion-dollar industry is dominated by one company: Emeritus Senior Living. In a year-long investigation, Frontline and ProPublica raise questions about fatal lapses in care, understaffing, and a quest for profits
Post mortem the death investigation crisis in America( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member 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 murderers go free and innocent people go to jail, but the crisis in death investigation in America is also a threat to public health
Intimate strangers unseen life on Earth( Visual )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides an overview of the microbial world and offers a clear and exciting picture of the field of microbiology
The new heroes their bottom line is lives( Visual )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member 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
The Presidents collection( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the lives and accomplishments of presidents: Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, FDR, Truman, JFK, Lyndon B. Johnson, Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, and Bill Clinton
The Fight for democracy( Visual )

11 editions published between 1992 and 2015 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member 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 Nature of Human Nature( Visual )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member 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 92 WorldCat member 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 coherant picture of the world
The human quest with Roger Bingham by Roger Bingham( Visual )

8 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member 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 Great War( Visual )

5 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member 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, and the shaping of the 20th century( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Episode one focuses on how the fuse was lit that led to the First World War. Episode two explores life in the trenches
The Social Brain( Visual )

2 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program shows how human evolution has equipped the species with both cooperative social skills and aggressive instincts
Great religions people and passions that changed the world( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Compilation of five stories of some of history's greatest religions and religious figures
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Woodrow Wilson
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Great religions people and passions that changed the world