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McMaster, Joseph

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Most widely held works by Joseph McMaster
The elegant universe by B Greene( Visual )

15 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 1,815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features the physicist Brian Greene, who discusses the historical quest for a grand unified theory in physics which will reconcile quantum physics and general relativity. He then considers the possibility that superstring theory may bring an end to that search
The fabric of the cosmos by B Greene( Visual )

9 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Physicist Brian Greene, host of the acclaimed series The Elegant Universe, returns with a mind-blowing, new exploration of space, time, and the very nature of reality
Newton's dark secrets( Visual )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Newly discovered manuscripts reveal an Isaac Newton obsessed with religion, the occult, and alchemy
Wave that shook the world( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"NOVA tells the minute-by-minute story of the 2004 tsunami, featuring the testimony of lucky survivors and gripping eyewitness video footage. In an authoritative look at tsunami science, NOVA presents the first in-depth exploration of what made the waves so destructive. And with the help of a massive wave tank, scientists assess the risk that a similar (or even bigger) catastrophe might one day strike the U.S. coastline"--Container
Bob the Builder on site: skyscrapers by David Macaulay( Visual )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Why was New York's most famous skyscraper dubbed the "Empty State Building"? How big is Japan's planned "supertower"? Tour the world's most incredible skylines with award-winning author/illustrator, and captivating storyteller, David Macaulay, and trace the amazing stories of skyscrapers. From France's Gothic cathedrals to Malaysia's record-breaking Petronas Towers, this video introduces courageous creators, recounts little-known history, and reveals supersized triumphs through spectacular film footage and dramatic recreations
Big bang machine : searching for the Higgs Boson particle( Visual )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On July 4, 2012, scientists at the giant atom smashing facility at CERN announced the discovery of a subatomic particle that seems like a tantalizingly close match to the elusive Higgs Boson, thought to be responsible for giving all the stuff in the universe its mass. Now CERN's scientists are preparing to restart the history-making collider, hoping to find the next great discovery
Building big( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The series (five parts) introduces the courageous creators and builders and reveals the deadly disasters and personal triumphs behind these breathtaking structures
Ice mummies( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 119 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1991 two hikers in the Italian Alps discovered the nearly perfectly preserved remains of a man who lived more than 5000 years ago. Scientific analysis of the Iceman and his equipment is providing the most detailed picture ever of the late Stone Age in this part of Europe
The elegant universe : Einstein's dream( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nuts, bolts and sometimes outright nuttiness of string theory, also known as superstring theory. Shows how modern physics reached its schizophrenic impasse
The Elegant Universe : String's the Thing( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program opens with a whimsical scene in a movie theater in which the history of the universe trails backwards to the big bang, the moment at which general relativity and quantum mechanics both come into play, and therefore the point at which our conventional model of reality breaks down. Then it's string theory to the rescue as physicist Bryan Greene describes the serendipitous steps that led from a forgotten 200-year-old mathematical formula to the first glimmerings of strings - quivering strands of energy whose different vibrations give rise to quarks, electrons, photons, and all other elementary particles. As Greene explains, scientists are able, for the first time, to combine the laws of the large and the small into a harmonious theory of everything. But even with its success, as of the 1990s, physicists realized that the "strings" theory suffered from a pernicious flaw - there were five different versions. A new question was now on the rise: we have one universe, so shouldn't there be one theory of everything?
Evolution( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judgment day captures the turmoil that tore apart the community of Dover, Pennsylvania in a landmark battle over the teaching of evolution in public schools. In 2004, the Dover school board ordered science teachers to read a statement to high school biology students about an alternative to Darwin's theory of evolution called intelligent design, the idea that life is too complex to have evolved naturally and so must have been designed by an intelligent agent. The teachers refused to comply, and both parents and teachers filed a lawsuit in federal court accusing the school board of violating the constitutional separation of church and state
Judgment day : intelligent design on trial( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this program, NOVA captures the turmoil that tore apart the community of Dover, Pennsylvania in one of the latest battles over teaching evolution in public schools. Featuring trial reenactments based on court transcripts and interviews with key participants, including expert scientists and Dover parents, teachers, and town officials, "Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial" follows the celebrated federal case of Kitzmiller v. Dover School District
Charles Street Jail by Joseph McMaster( Book )

2 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In nearly a century and a half of continuous use, Boston's Charles Street Jail was a bustling crossroads where the famous and infamous rubbed elbows. Everyone from Whitey Bulger to a captured German U-boat captain to a future mayor of Boston--to name just a few--served time there. When it opened in 1851, the Charles Street Jail was hailed as a model for the humanitarian treatment of prisoners. Over time, though, as the jail grew increasingly outmoded, its name became virtually synonymous with corruption, misery, and overcrowding. In a landmark legal case in 1973, the courts ordered the jail closed, finding its conditions so bad they violated inmates' constitutional rights. After sitting vacant and deteriorating for many years, the magnificent, historic granite structure recently gained a new lease on life when it was renovated and transformed into a luxury hotel. Today, the building welcomes guests of a sort the old clientele could scarcely have imagined
The elegant universe( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Physicist Bryan Greene's bestselling book comes to the small screen in this stimulating look at a complicated topic: the search for order in the universe. Is a revolutionary proposal--"string theory"--The answer scientists have been seeking for centuries? Greene tackles the mind-boggling complexity of the theory with vivid, clear images, and calmly points the way to the answer
The elegant universe( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Physicist Bryan Greene's bestselling book comes to the small screen in this stimulating look at a complicated topic: the search for order in the universe. Is a revolutionary proposal--"string theory"--The answer scientists have been seeking for centuries? Greene tackles the mind-boggling complexity of the theory with vivid, clear images, and calmly points the way to the answer
Animal hospital( Visual )

3 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Go behind the scenes at Tufts Veterinary School as fourth-year students learn to use the latest technology in animal medicine. View a hip replacement on a German shepherd and a check-up on a 450 pound gorilla
Origins. [fourteen billion years of cosmic evolution]( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'Origins: How Life Began, ' zeroes in on the mystery of exactly how it happened. Join the hunt for hardy microbes that flourish in the most unlikely places: inside rocks in a mine shaft two miles down, inside a cave dripping with acid as strong as a car battery's, and in noxious gas bubbles erupting from the Pacific ocean floor. The survival of these tough microorganisms suggests they may be related to the planet's first primitive life forms. Tyson deepens the search by investigating tantalizing and controversial chemical "signatures" of life inside three-billion-year-old rocks and meteorites found around the world"--PBS Origins series' Web site
Ice mummies( Visual )

in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1991 two hikers in the Italian Alps discovered the nearly perfectly preserved remains of a man who lived more than 5000 years ago. Scientific analysis of the Iceman and his equipment is providing the most detailed picture ever of the late Stone Age in this part of Europe
The fabric of the cosmos( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Host Brian Greene reveals space as a dynamic fabric that can stretch, twist, warp, and ripple under the influence of gravity. Stranger still is a newly discovered ingredient of space that actually makes up 70 percent of the universe. Physicists call it dark energy, because while they know it's out there, driving space to expand ever more quickly, they have no idea what it is
 
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