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Jaffe Productions

Overview
Works: 118 works in 268 publications in 1 language and 11,125 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Documentary films 
Classifications: F1569.C2, 978.393
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Most widely held works by Jaffe Productions
Panama Canal ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The French began construction on the Panama Canal in 1880, but abandoned the project after nine years and a loss of 20,000 lives. The United States took over the project and completed it on January 7, 1914. This historical account of its construction examines the ingenuity and enterprise that went into making it one of the 20th-century's engineering wonders
The Statue of Liberty enlightening the world ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discover the glory of this gift from France in a breathtaking look at the creation and restoration of "Liberty enlightening the world."
Modern marvels ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The true history of the engineering marvel: the Great Wall of China
The Eiffel Tower ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This historical tour of the world's most fabled and famous tower begins with the engineer behind it, Gustave Eiffel. When it was first built, just over a century ago, it provoked outrage and ire. The challenges and breakthroughs of its construction are examined
Mount Rushmore ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Located in the Black Hills of South Dakota, Mount Rushmore was considered an unorthodox masterpiece when it was created by a young sculptor named Gutzon Borglum. This historical documentary discusses the remarkable design specifications and construction efforts that occurred over the course of 15 years
Empire State Building ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An historical documentary about the Empire State Building, also known as the "Cathedral of Dreams" during its construction during the Depression
Television window to the world ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This feature chronicles the incredible story of television, from the vision of Philo Farnsworth, a Utah farmboy who developed the first working system in 1925, to the latest technological breakthroughs that are transforming the medium. Interviews with media moguls and TV personalities, including legendary anchorman, Walter Cronkite provide an insider's look at the huge industry TV has become. And broadcast pioneers recall the patent battles and competing systems that defined the early years of television
Gothic cathedrals ( Visual )
4 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Gothic cathedral stands as a rich and complex design. The engineering behind these great testaments to faith has not changed dramatically in 900 years
Andrew Carnegie prince of steel ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Biography of the Scottish immigrant who became the richest businessman in the world; and who before he died disposed of the bulk of his fortune in philanthropic ways
Golden Gate Bridge by Arts and Entertainment Network ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of the Golden Gate Bridge, one of the foremost man-made tourist attractions in the United States, which critics said could never be built
Transcontinental railroads ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
America's first transcontinental railroad system was finally completed on May 10, 1869, a decade after it began. This is the story of the struggle to forge an iron link across the untamed West
Modern marvels. the creation of the computer ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traces the history of the computer from Charles Babbage's Victorian counting machine to the desktop models of the 1990s
The space shuttle ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The development of the Shuttle began in the 1950's and was triumphantly launched in 1981. This program examines the successes and failures of the missions and looks at the next generation Space Shuttle, the futuristic X-33
American steel built to last ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Documentary explores the creation and growth of the American steel industry, including the history of the processes of creating steel. Highlights significant contributions made by Henry Bessemer, the inventor who discovered an efficient way to mass produce steel, and by Andrew Carnegie, the highly successful businessman who built America's first giant steel industry
Captured light the invention of still photography ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Artistic longing, scientific curiosity, and financial gain were key to the invention of photography. Discusses the camera obscura and camera lucida as aids to drawing, early chemical discoveries necessary to make a photographic image permanent, and the role of inventors such as Joseph Niepce, Louis Jacques Mande Daguerre, and Fox Talbot. Early images such as heliographs, shadowgraphs, Calotypes, Daguerrotypes and the related processes to create these images required bulky equipment, the use of toxic chemicals, and long exposure times. Eventually, ingenious inventors created smaller cameras, refined photographic processes, developed better lens, and introduced flash photography. The continued development of photography and the influence of inventors such as Edwin H. Land and George Eastman resulted in 35 mm film, the Polaroid Land camera, and color photography. Comments on the metamorphosis of photography as a method for capturing portraits to a functional process to erotica to photography as an art as pioneered by Julia Margaret Cameron. Concludes with a short discussion of the transformation from still photography to moving pictures
Grand Coulee Dam ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An historical documentary about the history and construction of the Grand Coulee Dam
America's ad icons ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This program uses case studies of Tony the Tiger, Charlie the Tuna, the Energizer Bunny, Jack in the Box, Colonel Sanders, Kool-Aid Man, Mr. Peanut, Morris the Cat, and Mr. Clean to illustrate different approaches to creating memorable brand icons. Discusses the psychology behind their consumer and cultural appeal. Also includes commercial clips
Forensic science the crime fighter's weapon ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Historical overview of crime science and how forensic science is used in criminal investigations in preparing for court testimony
The Brooklyn Bridge ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents the history of the Brooklyn Bridge
Railroads that tamed the west ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1869, one of the greatest building achievements in history--the Transcontinental Railroad--was completed. But for the stalwart settlers willing to risk it all, the American West was far from conquered as travel on the thin steel ribbon of the railroad was a dangerous affair. In this program, rare photographs, re-creations and expert interviews present the story of the western railroads including political struggles, labor concerns, and critical inventions
 
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