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Barnes, Michael 1948-

Overview
Works: 49 works in 87 publications in 1 language and 5,432 library holdings
Genres: History  Interviews  Biography 
Roles: Director, Producer, Author of screenplay, Author of dialog
Classifications: TA633, 930.1
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Michael Barnes
Secrets of lost empires ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 638 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 501 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 )
8 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 434 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
Secrets of lost empires ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and held by 375 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
Medieval siege ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As in other episodes of the series, archaelogists 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
Fireworks ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 343 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 )
3 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 333 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 )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2008 in English and held by 317 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
Doctors' diaries ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 302 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
Secrets of lost empires ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Television programs about the building of the Great Pyramid at Giza and the construction of Egyptian obelisks. Archaeological teams test construction hypotheses using traditional building techniques
Dogfight over Guadalcanal ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 212 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
Secrets of lost empires ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Egyptologist Mark Lehner, stonemason Roger Hopkins and a team of Egyptian workers come together to figure out how Egypt's massive obelisks were erected
MD, making of a doctor ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 203 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
Missing in MiG Alley ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 190 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
Secrets of lost empires ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 172 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
China bridge ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 113 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
Secrets of lost empires ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 108 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 2008 in English and held by 77 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 to Great Britain and see how the Scots developed the trebuchet as a weapon against England's Edward the First
The blimp is back! ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 61 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."
So you want to be a doctor? ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 60 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
 
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Alternative Names
Barnes, Michael 1948- (Television producer)
Barnes, Michael (Television producer), 1948-
Barns, Michael
Languages
English (52)
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