WorldCat Identities

Raphael, Max

Works: 185 works in 372 publications in 1 language and 11,051 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  History  Nonfiction television programs  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Television programs  Historical television programs  Biography  Drama  Science fiction films 
Roles: Narrator
Classifications: E178, 333.794
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Max Raphael
Modern marvels( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 617 WorldCat member 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 World Trade Center( Visual )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For a time, its towers were the tallest buildings on Earth and The World Trade Center -- an engineering marvel -- came to symbolize American prosperity and strength. Recalling a more innocent era, this DVD was filmed just months before the towers' tragic demise. It charts the history of the towers' construction, revealing the controversies, decisions and innovations that surrounded the project. Through interviews with those who proudly and ambitiously dreamt, designed, and built the complex, it examines the monument as both architectural achievement and cultural icon. What emerges is not only a tribute to a building but a story of the birth and growth of an American symbol
The Manhattan Project by Cynthia C Kelly( Visual )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The scientists and engineers who helped build the world's first nuclear weapon reflect on their accomplishments and legacy
The real national treasure : an inside look at the Library of Congress( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member 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
The technology of Kitty Hawk( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retrace the steps of the Wright Brothers' historic quest to free man from the bounds of gravity
Transcontinental Railroad( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a somber day in Gettysburg, Abraham Lincoln ended his famous address with a promise that the war-torn nation would someday be reborn. At the time of Lincoln's speech, the greatest symbol of that rebirth had already begun. Hailed as an engineering feat to rival the Egyptian pyramids, the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad was an engineering marvel as well as a technological nightmare. In the 1860s, the Union Pacific began laying tracks westward from Omaha, and the Central Pacific did the same heading eastward from Sacramento, hoping they would one day meet. Creeping along inch by grueling inch, work on the railroad represented the nation's struggle to forge an iron link between East and West, making cross-country travel faster and easier than ever
Police pursuit( Visual )

26 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on new technologies and training needed for dangerous and unpredictable high-speed chases. Includes historical footage
George Washington Carver Tech( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of George Washington Carver, who rose from slavery to become one of the world's most respected and honored men, devoting his life to understanding nature and the many uses for the simplest of plant life
Ben Franklin tech( Visual )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This video explores Ben Franklin's inventions and provides the facts and myths behind his many scientific breakthoughs
Harvesting( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the development of the massive machines that have transformed the harvesting of crops
Digi tech( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveys high-tech digital devices such as hand-held computers, HDTV, and MP3s
Edison tech( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on the inventions of Thomas Edison
Presidential movers( Visual )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illuminates the history of the vehicles that have shuttled America's most important men around the nation and the world. Experts detail the engineering breakthroughs and high-tech features integrated into the latest generation of PRESIDENTIAL MOVERS, while historians reflect on the role that earlier examples have played in American history
Engineering disasters( Visual )

12 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Death seeps out of the ground into homes sitting on a toxic waste dump at Love Canal in New York. Vaunted Patriot Missiles fail on the battlefield during Desert Storm, the victim of bad software. On September 11, 2001, World Trade Center Building #7 collapses into a pile of rubble hours after the planes topple the Twin Towers. A night of revelry in Boston turns tragic as 400 people perish in the Cocoanut Grove nightclub inferno. And the science of demolition fails when the "Leaning Tower of Providence" stands its ground
Engineering disasters( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member 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
Army Corps of Engineers( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details two centuries of work that has literally reshaped the North American continent in the name of progress and expansion. See how the Corps has at various times been heralded as the means to the physical expression of the nation's consciousness and reviled as a prime example of our tendency toward uncontrolled growth and environmental mindlessness. Ironically, the Corps' trademark blend of military perseverance and technical skill will undoubtedly provide the experience necessary to restore that which it has worked so hard to control--the natural environment
The Colosseum( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nothing symbolises the Roman Empire at its height more than the Colosseum. This program provides an in-depth look at the structure and history of the Colosseum."
Mad electricity( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nikola Tesla's bizarre vision of the future brought him failure, but his genius electrified the world. Travel to Niagara Falls where, in 1893, Tesla installed his new system of Alternating Electrical Current, known as "AC", the same power we use today. Tour the forgotten ruins of Tesla's dream experiment: a huge tower on Long Island Sound he hoped would wirelessly power the world. Tesla claimed to have created a remarkable array of technologies: radar, death rays, invisibility devices and earthquake machines. More than 100 years ago Tesla foresaw the need for alternative energies like geothermal and solar. He had a lot on his mind, but he was also losing it. MODERN MARVELSĀ® reveals the troubled and brilliant scientist.-- From publisher's website
The best of Modern marvels( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This comprehensive 14-disc collector's set features the most popular episodes of the groundbreaking Modern marvels series and covers a broad range of technological breakthroughs and advancements. From environmental catastrophes like the Salton Sea to military blunders like Patriot missle errors, from subway tunnel cave-ins to oil tanker spills, these shows outline in intricate detail the devastating effect of technology gone awry. There is also a complete special on the destruction wrought by Hurricane Katrina
Modern marvels( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member 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
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The best of Modern marvels