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Barnes, Michael 1948-

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Most widely held works by Michael Barnes
Secrets of lost empires( Visual )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 805 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Television program that explores the Inca civilization from the perspective of their construction techniques. Archaeological teams use traditional building techniques to test their hypotheses, including the building of a 150-foot suspension bridge using nothing but grass
Wright brothers' flying machine( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

2003 marks the 100th anniversary of the first powered flight as Nova explores the secrets of the Wright brothers' innovative genius. In this episode of Nova, a team of modern builders, aviation experts, and historians join together to retrace, rebuild, and re-fly planes built to the specifications developed by the Wright Brothers a century ago. Vivid footage captures both the Wrights' own historic flights and the team's attempt to fly an authentically recreated Wright Model B."
Secrets of lost empires( Visual )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unlock mysteries and uncover lost history with the experts as they use yesteryear's technology to recreate five ancient engineering marvels and to discover what daily life was really like in these communities. Travel around the globe from China to Egypt and take a fresh, "hands-on" look at mankind's greatest cultures and civilizations
Secrets of lost empires by Michael Barnes( Visual )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and Dutch and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Uncover the secrets of ancient civilizations as Nova journeys to five archaeological sites where teams of experts use traditional techniques to test their hypotheses
Medieval siege( Visual )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

England's Edward I is said to have used a fearsome machine, called "Warwolf," to batter his enemies' castle walls into rubble. Historians think Warwolf was a wooden trebuchet, a missile-throwing siege weapon that dominated siege warfare until cannons were invented. In the Scottish countryside, teams of archaelogists and engineers build two trebuchets side by side, using medieval building techniques
Secrets of lost empires( Visual )

8 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Egyptologist Mark Lehner, stonemason Roger Hopkins and a team of Egyptian workers replicate the Great Pyramid on a smaller scale while putting some construction theories to work
Fireworks by Ben Richardson( Visual )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 269 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."
Secrets of lost empires : reconstructing the glories of ages past( Book )

4 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 262 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Accompanies the BBC and NOVA/WGBH-Boston television series. Engineers, architects, archaeologists, stonemasons, and other craftsmen work together to re-create the mysteries of how ancient structures were built without modern technology. Includes Stonehenge, a pyramid, an obelisk, the Colosseum, and Incan temples
Secrets of lost empires( Visual )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As in other episodes of the series, archaeologists and engineers attempt to duplicate ancient solutions to engineering problems. In this case, the problem is building and learning to use a war machine called a trebuchet
Dogfight over Guadalcanal( Visual )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the summer of 1942 a Japanese and an American ace fighter pilot faced off during the dogfight over Guadalcanal. The American was shot down over enemy lines, but escaped. Memoirs and forensics examine and recreate the dramatic story
Missing in MiG Alley( Visual )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 152 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
MD, making of a doctor( Visual )

2 editions published between 1995 and 2017 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows a group of Harvard medical students throughout the rigors and rewards of their medical training: anatomy and analgesics, C-sections and cardiac arrests, taking blood and giving physicals, broken bones and broken marriages. Reveals the difficulty of critical academic training and the intensity of the most grueling rite of passage of all, four years of internship
This old pyramid( Visual )

5 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This program reveals the ancient secret of how the pyramids were build by actually building one. A noted Egyptologist, Mark Lehner, and the professional stonemason, Roger Hopkins (This Old House), join forces in the shadow of the great pyramid of Giza to put clever and some sometimes bizarre pyramid construction theories to the test"--Container
China bridge( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this series, archaeologists and engineers attempt to duplicate ancient solutions to engineering problems. In this case, the problem, solved during the Sung dynasty, was creating an arched, single-span bridge from straight timbers. Contemporary archaeologists and engineers struggle to build an ancient style of wood-and-bamboo bridge over a river near Suzhou, China
So you want to be a doctor?( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This program follows seven aspiring doctors through four years of medical school, showing what it takes to become a doctor. It looks at the first examination, the anatomy lab, the first death, and the first baby"--Container
Doctors' diaries( Visual )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows a group of seven doctors for 21 years, from their first day at Harvard Medical School in 1987. The trials and tribulations as these individuals struggled to become doctors and balanced time at work and at home are documented in the difficult years of classes and clinical training, internship and residency, marriage and divorce. In the second part, Nova returns one last time to get an update on the kind of doctors and people they have become. Includes bonus footage and more
Last flight of Bomber 31( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 55 year-old secret from World War II is uncovered--seven Navy airmen crossed high above the Arctic Circle heavily loaded with munitions. Bomber 31, a PV-1 aircraft, disappeared without a trace, but in 1999 a series of photographs revealed an American bomber's parts strewn on a rugged mountainside in Russia's remote Kamchatka peninsula
The blimp is back!( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Airships were once hailed as "ocean liners of the sky" until the Hindenburg explosion sparked their fall from grace. Now, blimps are back in some exciting new places, from anti-terrorist operations to research tours of the rainforest canopy. See vintage footage of a luxury blimp's cabin and see some new blimp varieties such as "The Whale" and the "cyclocrane."
Easter Island( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unlock mysteries and uncover lost history with the experts as they use yesteryear's technology to recreate ancient engineering marvels and to discover what daily life was really like in these communities. Travel around the globe to Easter Island and China to discover mysteries locked in stone and archaeological forms that served as a foundation for bridges
Secrets of lost empires( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Easter Island: "The mute sentinels of Easter Island are mysteries locked in stone. Nearly 1000 haunting human sculptures are the only remaining citizens of a vanished culture that existed a millennium ago, 1500 miles from the nearest inhabited island. Weighing up to 80 tons each, the moat say nothing; but, with some investigation, they speak volumes. Take a look behind the stone faces and discover how such a remote society achieved monolithic greatness--and then disappeared. Discover how Easter Island's massive documents created peace, harmony--and ecological disaster."--Container
 
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Alternative Names
Barnes, Michael (Television producer), 1948-

Languages
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