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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 Society( Visual )

24 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 2,009 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A compilation of highlights and clips from past programs of the National Geographic televised documentaries, marking the 30-year anniversary of the Society's documentary production. From the very first National Geographic special in 1963, which followed a team of Americans as they ascended Mt. Everest, content ranges from wilderness to cultural exploration. Through these programs, National Geographic offered a broad variety of sights and perspectives which were previously unknown to the average viewing public. Still bearing historical value, examples include segments from the films that helped promote and popularize such issues as species and habitat protection and the works of Dr. Louis Leakey, Jacques Cousteau, Dian Fossey, and Jane Goodall
Volcano : nature's inferno by National Geographic Video( Visual )

20 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 981 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 by Ivan Reitman( Visual )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Evolution" offers a groundbreaking and definitive view of the extraordinary impact the evolutionary process has had on our understanding of the world around us. Beginning with Darwin's revolutionary theory, this seven-part series explores all facets of evolution--the changes that spawned the tree of life, the power of sex, how evolution continues to affect us every day, and the perceived conflict between science and religion
Secrets of Stonehenge( Visual )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2016 in English and held by 470 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 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles some of the world's most shocking storms with roofs ripped from houses, trees snapped like toothpicks, and trucks tossed about like children's toys. Includes twisters, hurricanes, and typhoons
Ultimate Mars challenge( Visual )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why go back to Mars? Far from dead, Mars holds untold potential. Nearly half a century of Mars exploration has yielded tantalizing clues that Mars may once have harbored life--and may harbor it still. The extraordinary landing of a revolutionary rover named Curiosity--which successfully touched down inside the Gale Crater--means we have wheels down on the planet once again, in the form of the most sophisticated robot ever to rove the Mars surface. Will NASA's bold mission and this marvel of technology answer some of our biggest questions and usher in a new golden age of exploration? NOVA goes behind the scenes on NASA's quest to solve the riddles of the red planet
Making stuff 2 : wilder, colder, safer, faster( Visual )

3 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 334 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
Nova( Visual )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 333 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
The noble horse( Visual )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 313 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 244 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 )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 226 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
Ancient graves : voices of the dead by Matthias Temmermans( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 201 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
The Infinite voyage : the geometry of life by Gail Willumsen( Visual )

12 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in English and held by 193 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 vacines using genetic engineering
Mysteries of the Bible : the greatest stories( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 166 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 )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 147 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
Nova making more stuff collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 145 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 Colder( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 143 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 Wilder( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What happens when scientists open up nature's toolbox? In Making Stuff Wilder, David Pogue explores bold new innovations inspired by the Earth's greatest inventor, life itself. From robotic "mules" and "cheetahs" for the military, to fabrics born out of fish slime, host David Pogue travels the globe to find the world's wildest new inventions and technologies. It is a journey that sees today's microbes turned into tomorrow's metallurgists, viruses building batteries, and ideas that change not just the stuff we make, but the way we make our stuff. As we develop our own new technologies, what can we learn from billions of years of nature's research?
Nova Making Stuff Safer( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 143 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
Nova Making Stuff Faster( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 143 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
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