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Special Broadcasting Service Corporation

Works: 833 works in 1,120 publications in 1 language and 5,656 library holdings
Genres: History  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Drama  Documentary television programs  Romantic comedy films  Educational films  Internet videos  Television programs  Nonfiction television programs 
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SBS world guide : the complete fact file on every country( Book )

17 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An authoritative and comprehensive profile of the world's nations, this book offers statistical, economic, social and political information. It supplies brief reports on recent events that have shaped countries and a host of other data
Look both ways by Sarah Watt( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meryl is a lonely artist who literally envisions disaster around every corner. Nick is a photojournalist whose work keeps him emotionally distanced from the tragedies he documents. When the two meet in the aftermath of a real train accident, their lives, and the lives of a handful of other witnesses and victims, are revealed and transformed
East to West( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We trace the origins of the Arabs and Islam, from nomadic Bedouins to the sophisticated Nabataean cultures at Petra and the magnificent city of Palmyra. We then follow the story of the Prophet Mohammed in Mecca and the spread of the empire through the Middle East and North Africa. This episode balances the usual images of fanatical jihadis, to reveal the surprisingly peaceful and tolerant process by which the Islamic empire spread. We travel from Mecca to Damascus, Jerusalem to Cairo, Fez to Cordoba
East to West( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This episode follows the birth of civilization in Anatolia and the Middle East. We go back to the very beginnings, when hunter-gatherers pause in Gobekli Tepe and start to build the world's first structures around 12,000 years ago. We follow the first stages of civilization: the rise of agriculture, governance and writing in Mesopotamia. We visit ancient Babylon (Iraq) and Mari (Syria) to explore the world's earliest cities. The latter part of the episode explores Alexander's arrival in Troy and his conquest of the Persian Empire - a journey that made him realise what he owed to the East. In Miletus remarkable new finds show that the Greek god Aphrodite began as the eastern god Ishtar
East to West( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the time of Elizabeth I, the greatest power in the world was not England, France or Florence, it was the Ottoman Empire - one of the world's first truly global and multicultural Empires. The film follows the rise of the Ottomans in the Anatolian city of Bursa and tells the dramatic story of how they conquered Byzantium and transformed Istanbul. The great Topkapı Palace of Istanbul is the stage on which we describe the growth of the Ottoman Empire and hear of the unprecedented developments in science and the arts ushered in by the rule of enlightened Sultans
East to West( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This episode looks at the wider Ottoman world, taking in superb merchants' houses in Birgi (Anatolia) and Damascus. At the edge of empire, on the Persian border near Mt Ararat, we discover how the Ottoman's controlled the extremities of Empire at Ishak Pasha's magnificent palace. The program then explores the growing European fascination with 'The Orient' throughout the 19th century, both as a place of culture and also as a trading partner and market for mass produced western goods. We end by tracing the decline of the Ottoman Empire in the dying days of the 19th century, a time when the Sultans still managed to achieve great feats, including the building of the great Hejaz Railway across the Arabian desert
East to West( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this episode we reveal how a golden age of invention and scholarship thrived in the Islamic World at a time when Europe lingered in the dark age. We see how Muslim scholars brought together for the first time the ideas of the Greeks and Romans with Persian and Indian mathematics and astronomy, and developed them into the beginnings of modern Science. We reveal the first contacts by which European scholars discovered this treasury of knowledge and how it was developed by generations of Arab-admirers (including Galileo & Copernicus) into modern science. This episode focuses on the House of Wisdom in Baghdad, the great university mosques of Cairo and uncovers ancient documents translated in Baghdad by Islamic scholars, now in the Bodleian Library, Oxford
East to West( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Today one god is worshipped by two thirds of humanity. It is the culmination of an extraordinary story by which a single deity emerged from a pantheon of thousands in the crucible of religious ideas that was the ancient Middle East. In this episode we trace the birth, development and explosion of the religion of Abraham and Moses, from its very beginnings in Judaism to its triumph as Christianity within the Roman Empire. We also look at the earliest form of monotheism, as devised by Akhenaten in ancient Egypt
East to West( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This spectacular episode explores the extraordinary powers and civilizations that have emerged from central Asia. First the Seljuk Turks took on the Byzantines, pushing their way into Anatolia. In a cave in Cappadocia we discover a long lost painting that reveals how the two cultures co-existed. We follow the Mongol invasions - in Bukhara we explore its destruction and in Esfahan, Iran we see how the Mongols eventually converted to Islam and began to settle. Then in Uzbekistan again the episode traces the rise of Timur and explores the glories of Samarkand. Finally we follow the successors of Timur as they spread south into India, creating the wonders of the Mughal Empire
Go back to where you came from( Visual )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows six ordinary Australians who agree to challenge their preconceived notions about refugees and asylum seekers and embark on a confronting 25-day journey. Tracing in reverse the journeys that refugees have taken to reach Australia, they will travel to some of the most dangerous and desperate corners of the world. For all of them, it's an epic journey and the most challenging experience of their lives
Food safari fire by Maeve O'Meara( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the phenomenally successful Food Safari series comes the perfect book for anyone who loves to grill, BBQ and cook from around the world. Food Safari Fire features the inventive ways people from all over the world cook with fire
Australian rules by Libby Tudball( Visual )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Pain, pus & poison( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From a simple aspirin tablet to specially grown antibiotics, we?ve used science to combat aches, pains and bellyaches. It?s a story of revelation and genius, and a story that ultimately has transformed - and saved - the lives of millions of people across the planet
Food safari 3( Visual )

6 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Each episode is a detailed journey into one cuisine with tips on how to source, prepare and cook with authentic results. This series covers South American cuisine, Egyptian, German, Persian, English, African, Syrian, the food of the United States of America and the Jewish diaspora
The world (game) according to Les Murray : the greats, the World Cups and the Aussies by Les Murray( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les Murray is Australia's most respected expert on Football. In The World (Game) According to Les Murray he draws upon his many years of watching, critiquing and reporting on football around the world and shares his greatest moments. An entertaining writer, his books are widely read and enjoyed. This is Les Murray's first book in many years and will delight readers with its insights and thoughtful exploration of the World of Football. From the history of the game to the greatest players of all time to World Cup moments, important games and the spread of the world game around the world - this book will resonate with Soccer fans young and old!
Destination flavour( Visual )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over 5 weeks, Adam Liaw goes on a journey of food discovery like no other across the length and breadth of the Asian food mecca of Singapore. From specialty hawker stalls that have been handed down through generations, to some of the finest 5-star restaurants on the planet featuring the likes of Michelin-starred chef Guy Martin and even Australia's own chef Tetsuya, Adam leaves no stone unturned in his quest to share with us the very best flavours the country has to offer. For Adam, this journey is also personal, as he discovers long-held secrets about his family ancestry, and also takes on one of the biggest pressure-cooker challenges of his career
Empresses of ancient Rome by Catharine Edwards( Visual )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Professor Catharine Edwards travels across what was the heart of the Roman Empire lifting the lid on hte women behind some of the most fearsome emperors of all time. These women were PR weapons and fashion role models, patrons and matchmakers, politicians and plotters. Everything from murderers to murder victims and from pagan goddesses to Christian saints."--Container
Australia's secret heroes : the WWII exploits of Australia's first covert force( Visual )

3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This series charts the journey of Z Special Unit, Australia's first covert special force, a multicultural unit that fought behind Japanese lines during WW2. Over three episodes the series interweaves the story of Z Special's historic missions with a contemporary narrative - recreating their jungle training regime in the present day and putting the Z- men's own descendants through it
Egypt's Golden Empire : Pharaohs of the Sun( Visual )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By 1400 BC the Egyptian empire stretches from Northern Syria to the Sudan in Africa. Led by Amenhotep III, it is a golden age of wealth, power and prosperity. Remarkable diplomacy is used to keep the empire's rivals at bay. Art, technology and new ideas flourish and Egyptian rulers are seen as gods. After the death of Amenhotep III, his son Akhenaton initiates drastic changes
The tall man( Visual )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The family is the story of three months in the life of one ordinary Australian family. BUt what makes it extraordinary is its intimacy. The Cardamone family allowed 35 remote controlled cameras to follow their every move, day and night, for three months. The result is a no holds barred view of the dynamics and universal themes of family life"--Container
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SBS world guide : the complete fact file on every country
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