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Raphael, Max

Works: 186 works in 419 publications in 1 language and 12,055 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  History  Nonfiction television programs  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Historical television programs  Television programs  Internet videos  Educational films  Biography 
Roles: Narrator
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Most widely held works by Max Raphael
Modern marvels by David Jackson( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 606 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 Manhattan Project by Manhattan Project( Visual )

9 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This video looks at creation of the first atomic bomb. It examines the evolution of nuclear power, including the nuclear tests of the Manhattan Project at Los Alamos and Oak Ridge during World War II. Interviewees discuss the developments that led to the missions to Hiroshima and Nagasaki
The real national treasure : an inside look at the Library of Congress( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 426 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
Transcontinental railroad( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 347 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
The technology of Kitty Hawk( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retrace the steps of the Wright Brothers' historic quest to free man from the bounds of gravity
Hoover Dam by Margaret J Hendry( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comprehensive chronicle of the Hoover Dam, one of the most ambitious engineering projects of all time. Shows the footage that documents every step of the monumental work of taming the Colorado to provide water and power to California, Nevada and Arizona. Includes interviews with the men who worked on the dam
George Washington Carver Tech( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 280 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 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This video explores Ben Franklin's inventions and provides the facts and myths behind his many scientific breakthroughs
The World Trade Center( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the construction, 27 year presence, and bombing destruction of the World Trade Center in New York City
Harvesting( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 229 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 229 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. Visit important artifacts at the Smithsonian Museum, and meet the men and women charged with delivering the President safely to his destination
Sears Tower by Owings & Merrill Skidmore( Visual )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member 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
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
Army Corps of Engineers( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 212 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
Colosseum by Mike Ibeji( Visual )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An in-depth look at the Roman Colosseum today, and its role in the past
New Orleans by Robert Frank( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 199 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
Mad electricity( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 188 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 160 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
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The best of Modern marvels