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Actuality Productions

Overview
Works: 564 works in 996 publications in 2 languages and 24,397 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Forecasts  Historical television programs  Case studies  Drama  Comedy films  Documentary films 
Roles: Producer, prn
Classifications: PN1200EB, B
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Most widely held works by Actuality Productions
Modern marvels( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains how air, water, earth, and fire are transformed into clean, reliable sources of heat, electricity, and even automobile fuel. Looks at a solar roof implementation by FedEx at a regional sort facility in Oakland, Calif., a wind power project in central New York using fewer, larger turbines, and the widespread use of geothermal energy in Iceland. Visits Lovecraft Biofuels in Los Angeles, an auto repair shop that converts diesel car and truck engines to run on one hundred percent vegetable oil. Examines the potential use of hydropower from ocean tides, such as tidal barrages, as well as a tidal stream (or flow) power project off the shore of England that uses propeller-like turbines to capture the kinetic power of underwater currents
Modern marvels( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The true history of the engineering marvel: the Great Wall of China
The Manhattan Project( Visual )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The scientists and engineers who helped build the world's first nuclear weapon reflect on their accomplishments and legacy
The real national treasure an inside look at the Library of Congress( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Where in Washington DC is the nation's most incredible treasure chest? It's a library unlike any other in the world, the U.S. Library of Congress in Washington D.C. Modern Marvels explodes the myth that this 200 year old institution is simply "where members of Congress borrow books". Viewers are taken beyond the magnificent Jefferson Building Great Hall into the secret vaults where more than 600 miles of shelves hold 130 million items, many of them priceless treasures - from George Washington's hand-written diaries to Galileo's first images of the moon to the original camera film of the movie Frankenstein. See how a staff of 4000 catalogues protects and preserves these treasures and distributes them globally via a new World Digital Library
Mahatma Gandhi pilgrim of peace( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and Polish and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows Gandhi from his training in Britain and his time in South Africa to his return to India to help free his homeland from British imperialism
Charles Darwin evolution's voice( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the life, accomplishments, and impact of the great naturalist, Charles Darwin, from his historic voyage on the Beagle to his personal anguish over publicizing his finding
The Stock exchange by Terry Fitzpatrick( Visual )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gives the history of the New York Stock Exchange
Heinz the ketchup kings( Visual )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This episode of Biography tells the story of the Heinz family, who over the course of three generations became the embodiment of the American dream by doing well by doing good. Distributed by A & E Television Networks. (45 minutes) A streaming videorecording
More engineering disasters( Visual )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores notable disasters caused by poor planning, negligence, or innovative strategies that didn't work and searches for clues as to what happened, illustrating theories and processes with animated computer graphics. Includes discussions with experts and footage and photos of the events or the aftermath
Hoover Dam( Visual )

6 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comprehensive chronicle of the Hoover Dam, one of the most ambitious engineering projects of all time. Shows the footage that documents every step of the monumental work of taming the Colorado to provide water and power to California, Nevada and Arizona. Includes interviews with the men who worked on the dam
Armageddon exploring the doomsday myth( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disc 2: Doomsday tech: Doomsday threats range from very real to controversial to futuristic. Despite the Cold War's end, we live under the shadow of nuclear weapons, arms races, and accidental launches. More doomsday tech: Examines more threats, both natural and manmade, that may endanger civilization. From the far reaches of space to tiny viruses, bioterrorism and cyberterrorism, doomsday sources are many
American steel built to last( Visual )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary explores the creation and growth of the American steel industry, including the history of the processes of creating steel. Highlights significant contributions made by Henry Bessemer, the inventor who discovered an efficient way to mass produce steel, and by Andrew Carnegie, the highly successful businessman who built America's first giant steel industry
Baseball parks( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 263 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here are the stories behind America's storied baseball parks: from the sandlots and wooden ballparks of the 19th century to majestic turn-of-the century steel and concrete wonders to the multipurpose stadiums of today. This documentary focuses on design and construction of baseball parks, domes, and stadiums
The technology of Kitty Hawk( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retrace the steps of the Wright Brothers' historic quest to free man from the bounds of gravity
FBI's crime lab( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In April 2003, the new FBI Crime Lab was opened and dedicated to the memory of all crime victims. At 500,000 sq. ft. and equipped with the most modern equipment, it is considered one of the finest crime labs in the world. All the efforts are focused on using modern forensic science in order to solve crimes
J. Willard Marriott host to the world( Visual )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a profile of the life and career of J. Willard Marriott
Forensic science the crime fighter's weapon( Visual )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical overview of crime science and how forensic science is used in criminal investigations in preparing for court testimony
Modern marvels( Visual )

22 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the discovery in 1911, by Hiram Bingham, of the ruins of Machu Picchu, the lost city of the Incas in the mountains of Peru, with speculation on the purposes of the complex, the engineering techniques employed in its construction, and the reasons for its abandonment by the Incas
Alexander Graham Bell voice of invention( Visual )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the life and work of Alexander Graham Bell
Engineering disasters( Visual )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at some of the worst tragedies in human history-- disasters that have claimed the lives of hundreds of people in one fell swoop and that might have been prevented. Covers the period from ancient times to the present day in order to tell the stories of these calamities. Includes stories from survivors of plane crashes and industrial accidents. Attempts to analyze what went wrong in events such as the explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger. Includes computer animation to illustrate the anatomy of some of the disasters
 
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