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Barnes, Michael 1948-

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

16 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 1,320 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
Secrets of lost empires( Visual )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unlock mysteries and uncover lost history with the experts as they use yesteryear's thrilling 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. It's history from a whole new point of view
Wright brothers' flying machine( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 494 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."
Medieval siege( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 352 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 )

6 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and held by 329 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( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 329 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 307 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
Dogfight over Guadalcanal( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 206 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 )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 182 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 )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 181 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
Secrets of lost empires( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 180 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
China bridge( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 106 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
Last flight of Bomber 31( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 57 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
So you want to be a doctor?( Visual )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 54 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
The blimp is back!( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 51 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."
Mysteries van verdwenen beschavingen : legendarische monumenten uit een ver verleden opnieuw gebouwd( Book )

2 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in Dutch and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verslagen van een aantal pogingen om met behulp van (veronderstelde) oude technieken bouwwerken uit de oudheid te 'reconstrueren'
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
Doctors' diaries( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1987, NOVA's cameras began rolling to chronicle the lives of seven young, bright medical students embarking on the longest and most rigorous endeavor in higher education: the years-long journey to become a doctor. From their first days at Harvard Medical School to the present day, none of them could have predicted what it would take, personally and professionally. In "Doctors' Diaries," a two-part special, NOVA returns to find out what sort of doctors - and people - the seven young students have become. The seven doctors featured in "Doctor's Diaries" are: Tom Tarter, Jane Liebschutz, Jay Bonnar, Elliott Bennett-Guerrero, Linda Grazette, David Friedman, and Cheryl Dorsey."--NOVA website
Leprosy can be cured!( Visual )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program looks at the causes and treatment of leprosy. Emphasizing that the disease is completely curable, it explores why there are still so many people with the disease
Animal hospital( Visual )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Go behind the scenes at Tufts Veterinary School as fourth-year students learn to use the latest technology in animal medicine. View a hip replacement on a German shepherd and a check-up on a 450 pound gorilla
 
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Secrets of lost empires
Alternative Names
Barnes, Michael 1948- (Television producer)

Barnes, Michael (Television producer), 1948-

Barns, Michael

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FireworksSecrets of lost empires : reconstructing the glories of ages pastLast flight of Bomber 31