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Actuality Productions

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The Manhattan Project by Manhattan Project( Visual )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This video looks at creation of the first atomic bomb. It examines the evolution of nuclear power, including the nuclear tests of the Manhattan Project at Los Alamos and Oak Ridge during World War II. Interviewees discuss the developments that led to the missions to Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Modern marvels( Visual )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 541 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
The real national treasure : an inside look at the Library of Congress( Visual )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 430 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
Charles Darwin : evolution's voice( Visual )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An examination of the life of Charles Darwin, as well as the thought processes and scientific research that led him to his formulation of evolutionary theory
Mahatma Gandhi : pilgrim of peace( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and Polish and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life story of Mahatma Gandhi, who, through his campaign of non-violent resistance, helped lead India to independence from Great Britain
American steel : built to last( Visual )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 386 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 349 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 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Retrace the steps of the Wright Brothers' historic quest to free man from the bounds of gravity
Modern marvels( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The true history of the engineering marvel: the Great Wall of China
Hoover Dam by Margaret J Hendry( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2007 in English and held by 333 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
Heinz : the ketchup kings( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and held by 328 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
J. Willard Marriott : host to the world( Visual )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a profile of the life and career of J. Willard Marriott
George Washington Carver Tech( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of George Washington Carver, who rose from slavery to become one of the world's most respected and honored men, devoting his life to understanding nature and the many uses for the simplest of plant life
FBI's crime lab( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 278 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
Ben Franklin tech( Visual )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This video explores Ben Franklin's inventions and provides the facts and myths behind his many scientific breakthoughs
More engineering disasters( Visual )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and held by 277 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
Police pursuit( Visual )

19 editions published between 1999 and 2008 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on new technologies and training needed for dangerous and unpredictable high-speed chases. Includes historical footage
Forensic science : the crime fighter's weapon( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2008 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical overview of crime science and how forensic science is used in criminal investigations in preparing for court testimony
Armageddon : exploring the doomsday myth( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 257 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
Hidden History of Boston( Visual )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2008 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tour Boston whose history goes back over 365 years with long-time Boston Globe correspondent Barnicle. See the Freedom Trail, Longfellow House, and learn the history behind the Boston Massacre and Tea Party
 
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