Most widely held works by Max Raphael
The World Trade Center ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 533 libraries worldwide
Discusses the construction, 27 year presence, and bombing destruction of the World Trade Center in New York City.
Renewable energy ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 470 libraries worldwide
Explains how air, water, earth, and fire are transformed into clean, reliable sources of heat, electricity, and even automobile fuel. Looks at a solar roof implementation by FedEx at a regional sort facility in Oakland, Calif., a wind power project in central New York using fewer, larger turbines, and the widespread use of geothermal energy in Iceland. Visits Lovecraft Biofuels in Los Angeles, an auto repair shop that converts diesel car and truck engines to run on one hundred percent vegetable oil. Examines the potential use of hydropower from ocean tides, such as tidal barrages, as well as a tidal stream (or flow) power project off the shore of England that uses propeller-like turbines to capture the kinetic power of underwater currents.
The Manhattan Project ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 301 libraries worldwide
The scientists and engineers who helped build the world's first nuclear weapon reflect on their accomplishments and legacy.
Modern marvels. FBI's crime lab ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 255 libraries worldwide
In April 2003, the new FBI Crime Lab was opened and dedicated to the memory of all crime victims. At 500,000 sq. ft. and equipped with the most modern equipment, it is considered one of the finest crime labs in the world. All the efforts are focused on using modern forensic science in order to solve crimes.
The real national treasure an inside look at the Library of Congress ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 235 libraries worldwide
Where in Washington DC is the nation's most incredible treasure chest? It's a library unlike any other in the world, the U.S. Library of Congress in Washington D.C. Modern Marvels explodes the myth that this 200 year old institution is simply "where members of Congress borrow books". Viewers are taken beyond the magnificent Jefferson Building Great Hall into the secret vaults where more than 600 miles of shelves hold 130 million items, many of them priceless treasures - from George Washington's hand-written diaries to Galileo's first images of the moon to the original camera film of the movie Frankenstein. See how a staff of 4000 catalogues protects and preserves these treasures and distributes them globally via a new World Digital Library.
Modern marvels ( Visual )
34 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 222 libraries worldwide
An account of the discovery in 1911, by Hiram Bingham, of the ruins of Machu Picchu, the lost city of the Incas in the mountains of Peru, with speculation on the purposes of the complex, the engineering techniques employed in its construction, and the reasons for its abandonment by the Incas.
Chemical & biological weapons ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 202 libraries worldwide
Presents the history of chemical and biological warfare. Focuses on military uses and gives examples from history on the use of chemical and biological weapons. Also covers the recent Anthrax mailings.
Engineering disasters. New Orleans ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 196 libraries worldwide
"When Hurricane Katrina assailed the city of New Orleans in August of 2005, it precipitated one of the greatest failures of civil engineering in U.S. history. In this penetrating investigation, experts consider how engineers can keep these tragedies from happening again, and debate whether New Orleans should be rebuilt at all."--Container.
Colosseum ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 155 libraries worldwide
An in-depth look at the Roman Colosseum today, and its role in the past.
Modern marvels. Architectural wonders ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 129 libraries worldwide
This collection includes eight documentaries highlighting famous structures from around the world. Egyptian pyramids: Constructed as tombs for the ancient pharoahs, over 100 pyramids remain in Egypt today, standing as cultural and engineering marvels of staggering proportions. The great wall of China: Winding roughly 6,700 kilometers through undulating mountains, grasslands, and desert, its vastness seems beyond the realm of human possibility. Mount Rushmore: Towering of the Black Hills of South Dakota, Mount Rushmore is a beloved American masterpieces that was built over the course of 15 years, with 350 men pouring their sweat into the grand vision of talented young sculptor Gutzon Borglum. Hoover Dam: The task seemed insurmountable, build the world's largest dam in the middle of the desert, then tame the river that carved the Grand Canyon, and do it all in seven years. Golden Gate Bridge: The Golden Gate Bridge is the most popular man-made tourist attraction in the United States, as well as a vital artery for the city of San Francisco, which critics said could never be built. St. Louis Arch: The St. Lous Arch is a majestic structure that rises boldly over the Mississippi river, made of 40,000 tons of steel and concrete, it is the biggest arch of its kind in the world. The Empire State Building: This building rose to become the world's tallest man-made structure at a time when dreams were in short supply. Eiffel Tower: When it was built over a century ago, the Eiffel Tower provoked widespread outrage among some of France's most prominent citizens of the day.
The technology of Kitty Hawk ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 115 libraries worldwide
Retrace the steps of the Wright Brothers' historic quest to free man from the bounds of gravity.
St. Louis Arch ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 111 libraries worldwide
Extensive photos and film clips of its construction; interviews with the inventors, engineers, and contractors who transformed the dream into a reality; and a behind-the-scenes tour.
Castles & dungeons ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 104 libraries worldwide
Modern marvels takes a long, hard look at the way these massive edifices were built and used, touring sites throughout Europe to visit some of the most famous, impressive and important remaining castles.
Candy ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 104 libraries worldwide
Examines the processes that go into the making of candy and discusses how candy production has evolved through time.
Sears Tower ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 103 libraries worldwide
Trace the history of the Sears Tower from the initial plans to the company's financial troubles of the 1990s to the tower's current status as a multi-tenant office building and major tourist attraction. In 1969 Chicago-based global retailer Sears, Roebuck, and Co. decided to consolidate its operations under one roof and the only way to accomplish this feat was to create the world's largest corporate headquarters. They called on the services of the architectural firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, who designed what became for many years the world's tallest building using a new form of tubular construction.
Modern marvels. Battle gear ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 100 libraries worldwide
Take an in-depth tour of duty that explores the armor and weapons that have made a foot soldier's job possible throughout the ages. From battle armor to bubble gum, you might be surprised by what soldiers have carried into battle. See what they'll be carrying in future wars. Discover how weapons and equipment are developed - from the gladius of Ancient Rome to today's M16 assault rifles, infrared scopes, and biological-weapons protection. See how body armor has evolved from medieval times, through WWI and WWII, to the technological innovations that shield today's land warriors.
Doing da Vinci ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 99 libraries worldwide
A team of builders and engineers attempts to build Leonardo da Vinci's never-before-constructed inventions, putting the Renaissance genius's designs to the test.
Metal ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 96 libraries worldwide
Trace the development of the ubiquitous materials that literally support the modern world. Includes metals such as copper, bronze, tin, gold, iron, steel, aluminum, and the processes used to produce them. The journey begins with the ancient world, when the techniques of extracting and shaping bronze and then iron into tools and weapons were developed. The video continues into the 21st century with new metals/materials being designed at the molecular level. It also looks at the many ways that metal is woven into the fabric of our society.
Modern marvels. Technology ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 92 libraries worldwide
From the history of the sugar industry to the longest bridge in the world to the world's first atom bomb, the series elucidates the ingenuity that gave way to the revelatory inventions and engineering feats that are a part of modern-day life. Monster trucks: From small-town dirt tracks to big-city stadiums, this program examines the history and technology of the 10,000 pound plus monster truck. James Bond gadgets: Whether cinematic super spy James bond is foiling villains in space-age flying machines or eavesdropping on his enemies with ultra-sophisticated spy gear, 007 is always guaranteed to have the most outrageous and wonderfully creative gadgets ever to grace the silver screen. The Manhattan project: In this examination, Los Alamos scientists and engineers reveal their trials, triumphs, and dark doubts about building the ultimate weapon of war in the interest of peace. More engineering disasters: Reviews some of the most notable engineering disasters in history and searches for probable causes of the calamities, ranging from eingeering errors to arrogance, ego, and plain incompetence. World's longest bridge: In order to link Japan's many parts together as a whole, the Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge was created, the longest single-span suspension bridge in the world. Walt Disney World: From a network of underground tunnels connecting various regions of the park to the space-age propulsion technology of linear synchronous motors, the Disney dynasty has been on the cutting edge of theme park innovation since the opening of its first park in 1955. Candy: Loved by kids and savored by adults, candy is more than just a treat, it's an industry that has evolved from a handmade operation to high-tech mass production. Sugar: Reveals suger at its most raw by taking an extensive tour of a cane sugar plantation on Maui, Hawaii, where it examines the technology behind all of the permutations and many uses of sugar, from candies to pipe tobacco and more.
Modern marvels. 90's tech ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 86 libraries worldwide
The 1990s, the "dot com" decade, brought about great technological innovations that changed our lives in large and small ways. Go behind the scenes at an Amazon.com warehouse to see the technology that allows them to ship out millions of goods every day; get an inside look and the science behind Google's search engine; and find out how Furby, a virtual pet, created a national security scare.
Accidents Aeronautics Architecture Atomic bomb Biological weapons Candy Chemical weapons Colosseum (Rome, Italy) Crime laboratories Criminal investigation Disasters Documentary films Documentary television programs Documentary television programs Engineering Engineering design FBI Laboratory Films for the hearing impaired Forensic sciences Forensic scientists Gateway Arch (Saint Louis, Mo.) Historical television programs History History Hurricane Katrina (2005) Italy--Rome Levees Library of Congress Los Alamos National Laboratory Louisiana--New Orleans Manhattan Project (U.S.) National libraries New York (State)--New York Nonfiction television programs Reliability (Engineering) Renewable energy sources Renewable energy sources--Technological innovations Safety factor in engineering September 11 Terrorist Attacks (2001) Skyscrapers Skyscrapers--Design and construction Structural failures Technology Television series United States Video recordings for the hearing impaired Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Washington (D.C.) World Trade Center (New York, N.Y.) World Trade Center Bombing (New York, New York : 1993)
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