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Dugan, David

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Most widely held works by David Dugan
Absolute zero( Visual )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the history of low-temperature research and the quest for ever-lower notches on the thermometer. The conquest of cold opens with experiments in the 1600s that asked what heat and cold are and whether they are different aspects of the same phenomenon. Shows how the experiments that settled those questions helped stoke the Industrial Revolution. The race for absolute zero dramatizes the rivalry between Scottish researcher James Dewar and Dutch physicist Heike Onnes, who plunged cold science to the forbidding realm at which oxygen and then hydrogen turn into liquids. Shows how the quest continues today as scientists pioneer super-fast computing near absolute zero--the ultimate chill of -459.67 F, where atoms slow to a virtual standstill
Africa : a history denied( Visual )

5 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Because the white settlers of Africa couldn't believe that natives were responsible for the once great kingdoms of Great Zimbabwe and the Swahili Coast, these ancient cultures were either credited to wandering Phoenicians, the Queen of Sheba or other white travelers. Now the place where human history began is being reclaimed by descendants of those lost cultures, and the glories of their accomplishments are revealed
Great escape( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The feature film The great escape was based on this true event. Over six hundred Allied prisoners dug three highly sophisticated tunnels in a plan to escape from Stalag Luft III. On the night of March 24, 1944 two hundred prisoners began their escape. The German guards spotted the seventy-seventh man coming out of the tunnel, but seventy-six prisoners made their escape
Great white shark( Visual )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Veterinary scientist Mark Evans and comparative anatomist Joy Reidenberg travel to South Africa's KwaZulu Natal Coast, where the body of a giant white shark weighing in at over 2,000 pounds and measuring almost 15 feet has been pulled up. It presents an international team of experts with a rare opportunity to explore this hunter's anatomy to find out how it has evolved into the oceans most feared predator
DNA( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This programs tells the story of how researchers have developed radically new ways to treat cancer by tracing it back to its origins: its DNA. The program focuses on two pioneering efforts: the race between Dr. Mary Claire King and Dr. Mark Skolnick, founder of Myriad Genetics to isolate the gene linked to breast cancer, and Dr. Brian Druker's work that eventually led to an anti-cancer drug which cures Chronic Myeloid Leukemia. Also looks at the work of David Botstein in discovering gene markers and Per Lonning, Botstein and partner Pat Brown who developed a micro-array technique to reveal differences between seemingly identical cancers
Lord of the ants( Visual )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles soft-spoken Southerner E.O. Wilson, a naturalist renowned for his scientific study of ants that led to his 1975 book Sociobiology : the new synthesis, where he put forth the notion that evolutionary principles could explain social behavior throughout the animal kingdom, including in humans. Shows the evolution of sociobiology from a controversial new discipline to one supported by experimental science that has shown that genes do play a role in aspects of human behavior. Examines Wilson's work as a writer and winner of two Pulitzer Prizes, as well as his efforts for conservation around the world
Inside nature's giants( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Goes inside the largest animals on the planet to explore their anatomy, reveal their intricate inner workings and uncover their evolutionary secrets. In this episode, veterinary scientist Mark Evans and comparative anatomist Joy Reidenberg dissect a lion and tiger. On the outside, the animals look very different; but once their skins are removed, even the experts find it hard to distinguish the two
Giant squid( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most wildlife documentaries focus on animal behavior, but Inside Nature's Giants goes inside the largest animals on the planet to explore their anatomy, reveal their intricate inner workings and uncover their evolutionary secrets. In this episode, veterinary scientist Mark Evans and comparative anatomist Joy Reidenberg fly to New Zealand to join a team of experts dissecting a rare specimen of giant squid and a bizarre octopus that inhabits the ocean's 'midnight zone' over half a mile deep. From the moment they set eyes on these cephalopod cousins and their alien anatomy, the team is fascinated. Once thought to be the stuff of legend, it was only in the late 19th century that the Giant Squid--the largest invertebrate in the world--was first officially recorded by scientists. Now, thanks to the dissection, the team can piece together the puzzle of how Giant Squid hunt, how they jet through the water, how their quick-fire beak pulverizes food, why it has such enormous eyes, and the brutal truth about Giant Squid reproduction
Camel( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Most wildlife documentaries focus on animal behavior, but INSIDE NATURE'S GIANTS goes inside the largest animals on the planet to explore their anatomy, reveal their intricate inner workings and uncover their evolutionary secrets. In this episode, veterinary scientist Mark Evans and comparative anatomist Joy Reidenberg head deep into the Australian Outback to explore the ultimate desert survivor: the camel. Not generally thought of as the home of camels, over a million feral dromedaries roam the middle of this vast continent, introduced then abandoned by European settlers a century ago
Fireworks( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the history, science, and business of fireworks. Covers the origin of fireworks in China and their further development in England and Italy. Visits the "fireworks capital of the U.S.", New Castle, Pennsylvania, home of the Zambellis, the self-proclaimed "first family of fireworks."
Sperm whale( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Most wildlife documentaries focus on animal behavior, but Inside Nature's Giants goes inside the largest animals on the planet to explore their anatomy, reveal their intricate inner workings and uncover their evolutionary secrets. In this episode, veterinary scientist Mark Evans and comparative anatomist Joy Reidenberg battle through the night against a rising tide to explore the mysteries of the largest predator on Earth--the Sperm Whale. Despite their enormous size, we know very little about Sperm Whales because their lives are normally hidden deep beneath the waves. Can this award-winning team successfully dissect the answer to how these whales can survive hour-long dives of over a thousand meters with just one gulp of air, in conditions that would freeze our blood and crush our bones?"--Container
Inside nature's giants( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Veterinary scientist Mark Evans and comparative anatomist Joy Reidenberg team up with local "python hunters" in the Florida Everglades, as they work to control the population of the invasive Burmese python, which have been thriving and threating other native animal species populations in the region, and dissect and examine the anatomy of a python
Big dream, small screen( Visual )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of Philo T. Farnsworth, who is seldom credited for his inventive contributions although he developed and exhibited his television well in advance of his chief competitor
Kaboom! by Annette Lemieux( Visual )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2018 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follow an explosive trail through the ages, starting in ninth- century China, and continuing through the discovery of the atomic bomb in the twentieth century
Missing in MiG Alley( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the Korean War, Soviet and U.S. jet fighters clashed in the fastest dogfights ever seen. The most advanced planes of their day, the MiG-15 dueled with the F-86 Sabre over MiG Alley, a strip of airspace along the Korean-Chinese border. Over 30 U.S. and British pilots disappeared during combat over MiG Alley, leaving their family members today with painful unanswered questions. Traces the efforts of U.S. government investigators, forensic experts, and family members to determine the missing pilots' fate. Draws on eyewitness interviews and newly opened Soviet archives
The day the world took off : the roots of the industrial revolution by Sally Dugan( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Horizon( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary, directed by Ian Duncan, looks at the manufacturing processes involved in the production of a new five pound note due to be launched in June 1990. Considers the design and production of currency, and the intricate techniques developed to prevent forgeries
Inside nature's giants( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the BAFTA Award-winning Channel 4 TV series, Inside Nature's Giants gets under the skin of the largest animals on the planet. See them as you've never seen them before -- from the inside out
Nazi secrets revealed( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The great escape: Over six hundred Allied prisoners banded together to dig three highly sophisticated escape tunnels from the German prison camp Stalag Luft III. Each tunnel was outfitted with railways, electric lights, and even underground air pumps. Nazi prison escape: Colditz Castle in Germany boasted medieval walls 12 feet thick and 100 feet tall, surrounded by double-fenced barbed wire, battlements 75 feet thick, and around-the-clock armed sentries. Reveals the daring schemes and ingenious devices that helped over 300 prisoners attempt breakouts
Getting and using your resume, cover letter, JIST card, and portfolio( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Use resumes, cover letters, JIST Cards, and portfolios to get interviews. Viewers learn about the basic types of resumes, tips on writing effective resumes, and cover letters. Create a positive impression with a JIST Card -- a powerful job search tool. Learn about career portfolios and how to use them in your job search. Based on the best-selling and award-winning book by Mike Farr, author and career planning specialist
 
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