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Barnes, Michael 1948-

Works: 42 works in 88 publications in 2 languages and 4,865 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  History  Nonfiction television programs  Television programs  Medical television programs  Educational television programs  War television programs  Biography 
Roles: Director, Producer, Author of screenplay, Author of dialog, zxx
Classifications: CC77.H5, 930.1
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Michael Barnes
Secrets of lost empires( Visual )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2006 in English and held by 643 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
Fireworks( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 327 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 301 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 )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 203 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 177 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 170 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 by Michael Barnes( Visual )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teams of experts visit five archeological sites to determine how, with limited technology, ancient people were able to construct engineering wonders. Teams test hypotheses in constructing pyramids, obelisks, a canopy over the Colosseum, Stonehenge, and Incan cities
Last flight of Bomber 31( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 53 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 52 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
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 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verslagen van een aantal pogingen om met behulp van (veronderstelde) oude technieken bouwwerken uit de oudheid te 'reconstrueren'
Secrets of lost empires II( Visual )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 3 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
China bridge( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Chinese invented suspension bridges using iron chains 1400 years before the Europeans. While the Romans needed multiple semicircular arches to bridge rivers, the Chinese used a single shallow span. Professor Tang attempts to bring the Rainbow Bridge - built during the 13th century - back to life
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Secrets of lost empires
Alternative Names
Barnes, Michael 1948- (Television producer)

Barnes, Michael (Television producer), 1948-

Barns, Michael

English (27)

Dutch (2)

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