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Copp, Duncan

Overview
Works: 78 works in 147 publications in 1 language and 7,517 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  Documentary films  Nonfiction television programs  Science television programs  History  Nonfiction films  Internet videos  Biography  Biographical television programs  Educational films 
Roles: Director, Producer, Author
Classifications: PN1997, E
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Duncan Copp
In the shadow of the Moon by David Sington( Visual )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 993 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the story of NASA's Apollo program and the lunar landings by American astronauts made between 1968 and 1972. Features rare archival footage and interviews with surviving astronauts
Dimming the sun( Visual )

4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"NOVA reports on the discovery that the amount of sunlight reaching Earth is dropping - a big surprise given international concern over global warming. Less sunlight might hardly seem to matter when our planet is stewing in greenhouse gases, but the discovery of global dimming has led some scientists to claim that the earth's climate is heating up much faster than most previous predictions"--Container
Magnetic storm( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the Earth's magnetic field, an "invisible shield" that protects the planet's surface from harmful radiation from outer space. Attempts to determine why the power of this field has weakened dramatically over the past few decades
Comet encounter : ISON's brush with the Sun( Visual )

8 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 2013, a particularly massive chunk of ice and rock is hurtling towards the Atlantic Ocean. The object's size will fascinate billions and should create the space show of the century. Follow scientists on the trail of the once-in-lifetime comet ISON and explore the cultural obsession with these celestial visitors
Inside the Milky Way( Visual )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in Undetermined and English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Embark on an astounding journey across 100,000 light-years to witness key moments in the history of the Milky Way. Using cutting-edge science, National Geographic constructs a 3-D state-of-the-art CGI model of the galaxy. Peer into the heart of the Milky Way on the hunt for super-massive black holes, watch how stars are born and die, fly out and above the plane of the galaxy to understand its true shape, and scour its dusty spiral arms for the possibility of life
Nova( Visual )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The eruption of Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull volcano in 2010 turned much of the northern hemisphere into an ash-strewn no-fly zone. Katla, an Icelandic volcano 10 times bigger, has begun to swell and grumble, and Hekla and Laki, could erupt without warning. Iceland is a ticking time bomb: When it blows, the consequences will be global. What can we do to prepare for the coming disaster?
Secrets of the sun( Visual )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now, with the help of new spacecraft and Earth-based telescopes, scientists are seeing the Sun as they never have before and even re-creating what happens at the very center of the Sun. Their work will help us understand aspects of the sun that have puzzled scientists for decades. Secrets of the Sun reveals a bright new dawn in our understanding of our nearest star, one that might help keep our planet from going dark
First man on the moon( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary on astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the surface of the moon. Interviews with colleagues, family, friends, and historians offer insights into Armstrong's motivations and reveal that he was not always comfortable with the fame that his accomplishments earned him
Humanity from space( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the perspective of space, this program traces mankind's journey from hunter-gatherer to dominant global species. With mind-bending data and CGI, the program shows how we have transformed our planet and produced a world of extraordinary complexity
Hitler's sunken secret( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the most daring resistance operations of World War II was the sinking of a cargo of 'heavy water' destined for the Nazi's secret atomic bomb project. Explore the bottom of a Norwegian lake with a remotely operated vehicle to find the ferry
Nova collection, Killer Typhoon( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It was the strongest cyclone to hit land in recorded history. On November 8, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the Philippines, whipping the low-lying and densely-populated islands with 200 mph winds and sending a two-story-high storm surge flooding into homes, schools, and hospitals. It wiped villages off the map and devastated cities, including the hard-hit provincial capital Tacloban. Estimates count more than 5,000 dead and millions homeless. What made Haiyan so destructive? Meteorologists charged with tracking Pacific storms reveal why the Pacific is such fertile ground for cyclones, and NOVA's film crew documents how conditions dramatically deteriorated in the storm's aftermath, as impassable roads and shuttered gas stations paralyzed the critical relief effort, leaving food, water, and medicine to pile up at the airport. Disaster preparedness experts scramble to understand why the Philippines was so vulnerable. As climate change and sea level rise threaten millions of the world's most impoverished people with stronger, and perhaps more frequent, storms, how can we prepare for the next monster typhoon?
Prince by Duncan Copp( Visual )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry is not simply a historical figure, Henry is a myth. He is the king who had six wives and beheaded two of them. It is the best and the bloodiest royal soap opera of them all. But Henry isn't just soap opera, he is also one of the most important and original monarchs ever to have sat on the throne of England
Nova collection, Megastorm Aftermath( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In October 2012, Megastorm Sandy cut a path of devastation across the Caribbean and the East Coast, killing hundreds and doing tens of billions of dollars in damage. To many, it was a wake-up call. Now, one year after Sandy's deadly strike, NOVA follows up on the 2012 film Inside the Megastorm with a fresh investigation of the critical questions raised by this historic storm: Was Megastorm Sandy a freak combination of weather systems? Or are hurricanes increasing in intensity due to a changing climate? What can we do to prepare ourselves for the next Sandy, and what progress has been made toward making our urban infrastructure more resilient? Much of Sandy's wrecking power was due to an extreme storm surge that left large swaths of New York and New Jersey underwater. And with sea levels on the rise, flooding will only become more frequent. NOVA examines the role of climate change in driving these rising seas, and looks at some of the latest extraordinary engineering employed in other areas, as well as what it may take to make cities like New York more resilient in the future
Nova collection, Building Pharaoh's Chariot( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

3,600-year-old reliefs in Egyptian tombs and temples depict pharaohs and warriors proudly riding into battle on horse-drawn chariots. Some historians claim that the chariot launched a technological and strategic revolution, and was the secret weapon behind Egypt's greatest era of conquest known as the New Kingdom. But was the Egyptian chariot really a revolutionary design? How decisive a role did it play in the bloody battles of the ancient world? In Building Pharaoh's Chariot, a team of archaeologists, engineers, woodworkers, and horse trainers join forces to build and test two highly accurate replicas of Egyptian royal chariots. They discover astonishingly advanced features, including spoked wheels, springs, shock absorbers, anti-roll bars, and even a convex-shaped rear mirror, leading one of them to compare the level of design to the engineering standards of 1930's-era Buicks! By driving our pair of replicas to their limits in the desert outside Cairo, NOVA's experts test the claim that the chariot marks a crucial turning point in ancient military history
Nova collection, Mind of a Rampage Killer( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What makes a person walk into a theater or a church or a classroom full of students and open fire? What combination of circumstances compels a human being to commit the most inhuman of crimes? Can science in any way help us understand these horrific events and provide any clues as to how to prevent them in the future? As the nation tries to understand the tragic events at Newtown, NOVA correspondent Miles O'Brien separates fact from fiction, investigating new theories that the most destructive rampage killers are driven most of all, not by the urge to kill, but the wish to die. Could suicide-and the desire to go out in a media-fueled blaze of glory-be the main motivation? How much can science tell us about the violent brain? Most importantly, can we recognize dangerous minds in time--and stop the next Newtown?
Nova collection, Ghosts of Murdered Kings( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the rolling hills of Ireland's County Tipperary, a laborer harvesting peat from a dried-up bog spots the remnants of a corpse and stops his machine just in time, revealing a headless torso almost perfectly preserved and stained dark brown by the bog. Archeologists recognize the corpse as one of Europe's rare bog bodies: prehistoric corpses flung into marshes with forensic clues often suggesting execution or human sacrifice. The corpse will eventually be dated to the Bronze Age, over 3,000 years ago. Many of these were victims of shocking violence, showing evidence of axe blows, hanging, and stab wounds. Like a crime thriller, NOVA follows archaeologists and forensic experts in their methodical hunt for clues to the identity and the circumstances of this and other violent deaths of bog body victims. A new theory emerges that they are those of ritually murdered kings, gruesomely slain to assure the fertility of land and people. NOVA's ancient detective story opens a tantalizing window on the strange beliefs of Europe's long vanished prehistoric peoples
Nova collection, Ground Zero Supertower( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

NOVA returns to Ground Zero to witness the final chapter in an epic story of engineering, innovation, and the perseverance of the human spirit. Ground Zero Supertower examines the new skyscraper, One World Trade Center, rising up 104 stories and 1,776 feet from the site where the Twin Towers once stood. NOVA also goes underground to see another engineering marvel taking shape here: the construction of the National September 11 Memorial Museum that will house almost a thousand artifacts from that devastating day. In this update of NOVA's Emmy-nominated special Engineering Ground Zero, which featured extraordinary behind-the-scenes access to the struggles of the engineers and architects working at 1 WTC and the 9/11 Memorial, NOVA goes inside the construction of the tower's final floors and the installation of its soaring, 408-foot spire and beacon. The greatest test is still to come, though: Will One World Trade Center, a multi-billion dollar supertower, live up to its promise to be safe, beautiful and ahead of its time?
Nova collection, Ancient Computer( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1900, a storm blew a boatload of sponge divers off course and forced them to take shelter by the tiny Mediterranean island of Antikythera. Diving the next day, they discovered a 2,000 year-old Greek shipwreck. Among the ship's cargo they hauled up was an unimpressive green lump of corroded bronze. Rusted remnants of gear wheels could be seen on its surface, suggesting some kind of intricate mechanism. The first X-ray studies confirmed that idea, but how it worked and what it was for puzzled scientists for decades. Recently, hi-tech imaging has revealed the extraordinary truth: this unique clockwork machine was the world's first computer. An array of 30 intricate bronze gear wheels, originally housed in a shoebox-size wooden case, was designed to predict the dates of lunar and solar eclipses, track the Moon's subtle motions through the sky, and calculate the dates of significant events such as the Olympic Games. No device of comparable technological sophistication is known from anywhere in the world for at least another 1,000 years. So who was the genius inventor behind it? And what happened to the advanced astronomical and engineering knowledge of its makers? NOVA follows the ingenious sleuthing that finally decoded the truth behind the amazing ancient Greek computer
Nova collection, Rise of the Drones( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drones. These unmanned flying robots-some as large as jumbo jets, others as small as birds-do things straight out of science fiction. Much of what it takes to get these robotic airplanes to fly, sense, and kill has remained secret. But now, with rare access to drone engineers and those who fly them for the U.S. military, NOVA reveals the amazing technologies that make drones so powerful as we see how a remotely-piloted drone strike looks and feels from inside the command center. From cameras that can capture every detail of an entire city at a glance to swarming robots that can make decisions on their own to giant air frames that can stay aloft for days on end, drones are changing our relationship to war, surveillance, and each other. And it's just the beginning. Discover the cutting edge technologies that are propelling us toward a new chapter in aviation history as NOVA gets ready for Rise of the Drones
Nova collection, Meteor Strike( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A blinding flash of light streaked across the Russian sky, followed by a shuddering blast strong enough to damage buildings and send more than 1,000 people to the hospital. On the morning of February 15, 2013, a 7,000-ton asteroid crashed into the Earth's atmosphere. According to NASA, the Siberian meteor exploded with the power of 30 Hiroshima bombs and was the largest object to burst in the atmosphere since the Tunguska event of 1908, which was also in Siberia and left few eyewitnesses or clues. This time, the event was captured by digital dashboard cameras, now common in Russian autos and trucks. Within days, NOVA crews joined impact scientists in Russia as they hunted for clues about the meteor's origin and makeup. From their findings, it's clear we came close to a far worse disaster, which NOVA sets in perspective by looking at greater explosions from the past, including Tunguska and the asteroid that wiped out the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. Meteor Strike asks: Is our solar system a deadly celestial shooting gallery with Earth in the crosshairs? And what are the chances that another, more massive asteroid is heading straight for us?
 
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