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Barrat, James

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Most widely held works by James Barrat
Our final invention : artificial intelligence and the end of the human era by James Barrat( Book )

14 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and Russian and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Artificial intelligence (AI) helps choose what books you buy, what movies you see, and even who you date. It puts the "smart" in your smartphone and soon it will drive your car. It makes most of the trades on Wall Street, and controls vital energy, water, and transportation infrastructure. But artificial intelligence can also threaten our existence. In as little as a decade, AI could match and then surpass human intelligence. Corporations and government agencies are pouring billions into achieving AI's Holy Grail -- human-level intelligence. Once AI has attained it, scientists argue, it will have survival drives much like our own. We may be forced to compete with a rival more cunning, more powerful, and more alien that we can imagine. Through profiles of tech visionaries, industry watchdogs, and groundbreaking AI systems, this book explores the perils of the heedless pursuit of advanced AI. Until now, human intelligence has had no rival. Can we coexist with beings whose intelligence dwarfs our own? And will they allow us to?
Egypt : secrets of the pharaohs by James Barrat( Visual )

13 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who built the pyramids? What were the secrets of mummification? Which treasures were selected for the afterlife and why? For centuries, Egypt's pharaohs have kept these secrets to themselves-- until now
The Gospel of Judas by National Geographic Television & Film( Visual )

19 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Scholars and theologians discuss the discovery of The Gospel of Judas, how it was restored, and its implications for Christianity
Spillover : Zika, Ebola & beyond( Visual )

3 editions published between 2016 and 2018 in English and held by 575 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Investigate the rise of spillover viruses like Zika, Ebola and Nipah that can make the leap from animals to humans. Find out how human behaviors spread diseases and what science can do to anticipate and prevent epidemics around the world
Rise of the black pharaohs( Visual )

4 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Kushites were a little-known African civilization that rose up and overthrew the Ancient Egyptians. Egypt, and early archaeologists, wanted history to forget them, but National Geographic is finally revealing the truth about the mysterious Black Pharaohs
Untold stories of WWII : three secrets that changed the war by Michael Dolan( Visual )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This video takes a look at three military threats that could have changed the course of World War II: Germany's atomic bomb project, the Japanese mini-subs, and the infamous Japanese kamikaze squads
Secrets of Jerusalem's holiest sites( Visual )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Go on a journey into one of the most sacred places on Earth dating back to biblical times. As one of the most heavily contested and disputed lands on the planet, it is so sacred to three religions of the world, followers willingly die for it
Herod's lost tomb( Visual )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores an Israeli archaeologist, Ehud Netzer's, decades-long search for the King of the Jews' fabulously carved mausoleum and coffin
Extreme cave diving( Visual )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follow Dr. Kenny Broad as he dives into blue holes, the underwater caves that formed during the last ice age when sea level was nearly 400 feet below what it is today. With an interdisciplinary team of climatologists, paleontologists, and anthropologists, Broad investigates the hidden history of Earth's climate as revealed by finds in this spectacularly beautiful 'alternate universe.'
Lost treasures of Afghanistan( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

National Geographic highlights the efforts of heroic Afghans who have refused to allow their culture to be destroyed. Marvel at the priceless treasures that have re-emerged, and listen to the stories of people who risked death to defy extremists threatening to obliterate Afghanistan's past and of others with deep roots in the country who can finally come home now that the conflict has subsided
Natural disasters( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In six classic programs, National Geographic reveals the sheer power and strength of nature's greatest forces. Natural disasters examined include tsunamis, hurricanes, tornadoes, and avalanches
Jungle by P Miller( Visual )

6 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Upton Sinclair's novel The jungle brought to light the appalling sanitation and working conditions of Chicago's meatpacking industry. This program presents the life of author and polemicist Upton Sinclair, including contributions to literature and journalism as well as to social reform, and how his novel prompted Congress to pass the first food safety laws
Great castles of Europe by The Discovery Chanel( Visual )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A program in three parts about European castles, exploring their history and the local legends about people who lived in them
Violent Earth by Dennis Azzarella( Visual )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Where and when the next mega disaster will strike - volcanic eruption, earthquake, tsunami or hurricane - is the focus of Violent Earth. Join tsunami scientist Jose Borrero of the University of Southern California on his trip to visit Banda Aceh with a National Geographic film team, barely one week after the December 26, 2004, tsunami, - a tsunami so strong it actually moved the island of Sumatra a hundred feet."--Container
Metamorphosis : [the beauty & design of butterflies] by Franz Kafka( Visual )

2 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Throughout history, butterflies have fascinated artists and philosophers, scientists and schoolchildren with their profound mystery and beauty. In Metamorphosis you will explore their remarkable world as few ever have before. Spectacular photography, computer animation and magnetic resonance imaging open once hidden doors to every stage of a butterfly's life cycle--from an egg the size of a pinhead to a magnificent flying insect. It is a transformation so incredible biologists have called it "butterfly magic." The butterfly's superbly engineered body is magnified hundreds of times to reveal compound eyes made of thousands of individual lenses, wings covered with microscopic solar panels, and navigational systems that unerringly guide Monarch butterflies on their annual migration from Canada to Mexico. How did these extraordinary creatures come into being? Are they the products of a blind, undirected process? Or were they designed for a purpose by an intelligence? Filmed in the lush rainforests of Ecuador, Mexico's Transvolcanic Mountains, and leading research centers Metamorphosis is an unforgettable documentary filled with the joys of discovery and wonder"--Container
Dentro de las murallas de Jerusalén( Visual )

5 editions published in 2008 in Spanish and English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Su nombre significa "Ciudad de Paz." Pero como punto focal de 3 de las mayores religiones del mundo y casa de algunos sitios sagrados, Jerusalem tiene como testigo/evidencia 3 000 años de sangrientos conflictos, intrigas y pasiones. National Geographic, con acceso exclusivo, exploró íntimamente zonas sagradas habitadas por cristianos, musulmanes y judíos. Conozca lo que hay en del magnífico Dome of the Rock, la enorme extensión del subterráneo de Solomon s Stables y sobretodo el sitio más sagrado del mundo: el lugar en donde Jesucristo murió y resucitó. Es un fascinante viaje por esta antigua ciudad de guerras, veneraciones y maravillas eternas
Fit for a king( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At Hampton Court Palace, built by a cardinal and stolen by a king, Henry VIII beheaded two of his wives, and changed the course of history. At the Palace of Schonbrunn in Vienna, Marie Antoinette grew up, Mozart debuted and the oldest empire in Europe died. From the Escorial, Phillip II of Spain laid the groundwork for his great Armada, and the ruin of Spain. And on the coast of California, newspaper mogul William Randolph Hearst built a fantasy palace to entertain the royalty of Hollywood
El evangelio prohibido de Judas : la última versión de la traición a Cristo( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A National Geographic y a un grupo de detectives Bíblicos para determinar la autenticidad de este antiguo documento, uniendo pieza por pieza sus delicadas páginas antes de que se conviertan en polvo
Oriental splendor( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A concubine rose to become empress of all China, and squandered her nation's destiny on her own private pleasure, at the Summer Palace of Beijing. From India's Red Fort, a Moghul emperor gazed upon the Taj Mahal- a monument to eternal love and a broken heart. At Thailand's Royal Palace of Bangkok, a woman named Anna tutored the future king of Siam, and a lone monk held off all the armies of Europe. This Asian journey ends at an entire city of palaces built on the summit of a volcano: India's Jodhpur
Imperial luxury( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Built on water one thousand years ago, the Doge's Palace of Venice once ruled the Mediterranean-- and imprisoned Casanova. In Istanbul, Topkapi Palace became the capital of Ottoman intrigue, where hundreds of concubines vied for power, and brother killed brother to keep it. In Morocco, a sultan unknown in Europe built a palace to rival Versailles: the Royal Palace of Meknes. From the Royal Palace of Sintra, on the edge of the known world, a Portuguese prince led Europe into the great age of discovery
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Herod's lost tomb
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배럿, 제임스