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Actuality Productions

Works: 430 works in 1,009 publications in 2 languages and 25,946 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  History  Nonfiction television programs  Documentary films  Historical television programs  Biography  Television programs  Nonfiction films  Biographical television programs  Forecasts 
Roles: Producer, prn
Classifications: TA495,
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Most widely held works by Actuality Productions
Modern marvels by Deborah Blum( Visual )

143 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 2,594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the prairies of Saskatchewan to a Manhattan skyscraper, Modern MarvelsĀ® explores the 21st Century's cutting-edge "green" technologies in action. Learn how technologies such as carbon sequestration and bioremediation take on our most daunting environmental crises: global warming, deforestation, nuclear waste and resource scarcity. Then, experience the slimier side of environmental tech as blue-green algae are converted into automotive biofuel and decomposing garbage supplies clean-burning natural gas. Finally, see how trees and other natural environments can be used as engineering materials to control flooding and rejuvenate dying rivers
The Manhattan Project by Wayne Shorter( Visual )

17 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The scientists and engineers who helped build the world's first nuclear weapon reflect on their accomplishments and legacy
Modern marvels( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 639 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 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The true history of the engineering marvel: the Great Wall of China
Modern marvels Architectural wonders( Visual )

8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Great Wall of China: Winding roughly 6,700 kilometers through undulating mountains, grasslands, and desert, its vastness seems beyond the realm of human possibility. A wonder of the ancient world, the Great Wall of China is one of mankind's most massive building achievements. Yet contrary to popular belief, there is no single wall of China, but rather a series of walls built for different reasons at different times. Modern Marvels embarks on a journey of discovery, investigating the mysterious history surrounding this cultural marvel"--Container
Charles Darwin evolution's voice( Visual )

4 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the life, accomplishments, and impact of Charles Darwin
Mahatma Gandhi pilgrim of peace( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and Polish and held by 432 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
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
Engineering disasters( Visual )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2007 in English and held by 417 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
Heinz the ketchup kings( Visual )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 323 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
American steel built to last( Visual )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 318 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 305 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
FBI's crime lab( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 299 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 equiped 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
The technology of Kitty Hawk( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retrace the steps of the Wright Brothers' historic quest to free man from the bounds of gravity
More engineering disasters( Visual )

7 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Man built monuments on the earth, and then the sea and sky - but at times he has failed. The human factor is never completely eliminated, and through our mistakes, we rise to the heights of modern innovation. Examines some of the largest engineering disasters including early rocket catastrophes, the tragic flaw of the famous Liberty Ships of WWII, the Stockholm and Andrea Doria collision, the Los Angeles Aqueduct tradegy, the history of the Hartford Civic Center, and the details of the Niagara power fiasco
Armageddon exploring the doomsday myth( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 268 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
House beautiful by Donna Hanover( Visual )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From using recycled materials to installing energy-efficient heating systems, creating an environmentally friendly home is all about being responsible without sacrificying style"--Container
Digi tech( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Surveys high-tech digital devices such as hand-held computers, HDTV, and MP3s
J. Willard Marriott host to the world( Visual )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a profile of the life and career of J. Willard Marriott
Computers( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the evolution of the computer, from its origins as a simple counting machine to the personal computer, Windows, and the World Wide Web
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