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Willumsen, Gail

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Most widely held works by Gail Willumsen
30 years of National Geographic specials by National Geographic( Visual )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 1,999 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Celebrates 30 years of televised specials by the National Geographic Society
Eyewitness volcano by Anne MacLeod( Visual )

18 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 1,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Take a firsthand look at some of the world's most notorious volcanoes, including Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines and Japan's Mount Unzen
Evolution( Visual )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 880 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The seven-part PBS television series discusses all aspects of evolution, exploring the effect of evolutionary science on world society
Secrets of Stonehenge( Visual )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every year, a million visitors are drawn to the Salisbury Plain in southern England, to gaze upon a mysterious circle of stones. Stonehenge may be the best-known and most mysterious relic of prehistory. Now investigations inside and around Stonehenge have kicked off a dramatic new era of discovery and debate. Who built Stonehenge? What was its purpose? How did prehistoric people quarry, transport, sculpt, and erect the giant stones? A new generation of researchers are tackling these questions
Cyclone!( Visual )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles some of the most violent tornadoes, hurricanes, typhoons and other storms in history
Ultimate Mars challenge( Visual )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mars Curiosity. It could be NASA's last chance to set wheels down on Mars until the end of the decade: last August, a rover named Curiosity touched down inside Mars' Gale Crater, carrying 10 new instruments that will advance the quest for signs that Mars might have once been suitable for life. But Curiosity's mission is risky. After parachuting through the Martian atmosphere at twice the speed of sound, Curiosity will be gently lowered to the planet's surface by a 'sky crane.'
Nova( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A shriveled mummy that has lain neglected on a dusty museum shelf could be the remnants of a long-lost Egyptian pharaoh. Archaeologists use the latest imaging and DNA techniques in hopes of confirming the body's hidden identity
Making stuff 2 : wilder, colder, safer, faster( Visual )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Go with David Pogue on a fantastic journey through the revolutionary technologies that are making lives better by working faster, safer, colder, and wilder. From quantum computers to maglev trains, and from increasing the speed of a stock transaction to decreasing the risk posed by an earthquake, emerging technologies are changing the world
The noble horse( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discover the power, mystery, and romance of horses and look at the many ways that horses have captured our imaginations and our hearts
Giant bears of Kodiak Island( Visual )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alaska's Kodiak Island is the setting for this video that explores the life and habitat of the world's largest carnivore, the Kodiak bear
The evolutionary arms race ; Why sex?( Visual )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The evolutionary arms race explores our own spiraling arms race with microorganisms-- the only real threat to our existence-- and trace the alarming spread of resistance among pathogens that cause disease. Why sex? investigates the endless variety of sexual expression and the powerful hold sex exerts over almost all living things. And discover why in evolutionary terms, sex is more important than life itself
The Infinite voyage : the geometry of life by Gail Willumsen( Visual )

12 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Demonstrates how new technologies allow scientists to examine genetic evidence of human and animal evolution, trace hereditary diseases, and produce new vaccines using genetic engineering
Ancient graves : voices of the dead by Mei guo guo jia di li xue hui ; (National Geographic Society)( Visual )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An investigation of mummies that have been uncovered around the world. Modern science allows us to learn intimate details about how the ancients lived and died
Mysteries of the Bible : the greatest stories( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmed on location throughout the Holy Land, this collection explores the latest archaeological discoveries and scientific research to probe for answers to some of the greatest riddles of the Scriptures.--Container
Black sky : winning the X prize( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On June 21, 2004 Spaceship One developed by Burt Rutan and his company, Scaled Composites, became the world's first commercial manned space vehicle. This is the sequel to the story of the development of Spaceship One. Describes Burt Rutan's quest to capture the elusive X Prize, a $10 million award for the first privately funded, non-governmental group to build a spacecraft capable of carrying three 6'2", 198-pound adults to an altitude of 62 miles twice in 14 days
Rx for survival : the heroes( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 111 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This two-hour special tells the real-life stories of unsung champions who protect people worldwide from the ravages of disease. Using highlights from the acclaimed six-hour Rx for Survival-a global health challenge series, this unique program takes viewers inside the stirring campaigns that have saved countless lives and renewed hope for poor communities around the world
Nova making more stuff collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this four-part special, technology columnist and best-selling author David Pogue takes a wild ride through the cutting-edge science that is powering a next wave of technological innovation. Pogue meets the scientists and engineers who are plunging to the bottom of the temperature scale, finding design inspiration in nature, and breaking every speed limit to make tomorrow's "stuff" "Colder," "Faster," "Safer," and "Wilder."
Nova Making Stuff Faster( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ever since humans stood on two feet we have had the basic urge to go faster. But are there physical limits to how fast we can go? David Pogue wants to find out, and in Making Stuff Faster, he'll investigate everything from electric muscle cars and the America's cup sailboat to bicycles that smash speed records. Along the way, he finds that speed is more than just getting us from point A to B, it's also about getting things done in less time. From boarding a 737 to pushing the speed light travels, Pogue's quest for ultimate speed limits takes him to unexpected places where he'll come face-to-face with the final frontiers of speed
Nova Making Stuff Colder( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cold is the new hot in this brave new world. For centuries we've fought it, shunned it, and huddled against it. Cold has always been the enemy of life, but now it may hold the key to a new generation of science and technology that will improve our lives. In Making Stuff Colder, David Pogue explores the frontiers of cold science from saving the lives of severe trauma patients to ultracold physics, where bizarre new properties of matter are the norm and the basis of new technologies like levitating trains and quantum computers
Nova Making Stuff Safer( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world has always been a dangerous place, so how do we increase our odds of survival? In Making Stuff Safer, David Pogue explores the cutting-edge research of scientists and engineers who want to keep us out of harm's way. Some are countering the threat of natural disasters with new firefighting materials and safer buildings. Others are at work on technologies to thwart terrorist attacks. A next-generation vaccine will save millions from deadly disease. And innovations like smarter cars and better sports gear will reduce the risk of everyday activities. We'll never eliminate danger--but science and technology are making stuff safer
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