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Hickey, Matthew P.

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Most widely held works by Matthew P Hickey
Presidential movers( Visual )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Illuminates the history of the vehicles that have shuttled America's most important men around the nation and the world. Experts detail the engineering breakthroughs and high-tech features integrated into the latest generation of PRESIDENTIAL MOVERS, while historians reflect on the role that earlier examples have played in American history
World War I tech( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World War One epitomized the dark underbelly of the industrial revolution. The technological achievements that had streamlined 19th century production, improved transportation and expanded science were put to use and efficiently decimated an entire generation of soldiers during the early 20th century. Some of the technology discussed includes - the first bombing airplanes; the earliest tanks; submarines; and the first large-scale use of chemical weapons. All these and more were introduced in the "Great War," and the after-effects are still being felt today
The best of Modern marvels( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This comprehensive 14-disc collector's set features the most popular episodes of the groundbreaking Modern marvels series and covers a broad range of technological breakthroughs and advancements. From environmental catastrophes like the Salton Sea to military blunders like Patriot missle errors, from subway tunnel cave-ins to oil tanker spills, these shows outline in intricate detail the devastating effect of technology gone awry. There is also a complete special on the destruction wrought by Hurricane Katrina
Fire in the sky by Robert Liebermann( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores how meteors have affected the Earth in the past, including theories that they brought life to the planet and that they were responsible for wiping out the dinosaurs. The film hypothesizes on the possible danger a meteor impact might cause in the future
Statue of Liberty by Ken Burns( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First opened in 1956, the the 24-mile Lake Pontchartrain Causeway is the world's longest bridge over water. The 31 million dollar project had a major impact on the local community, with over 40,000 cars crossing the bridge every day
The universe. an exploration of our solar system and beyond( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of programs examining outer space, the solar system, the orgins of the universe and the earth, and the milestones of astronomy. Programs in this collection include: The Universe: the complete season one; The Universe: the complete season two; The Planets [TV mini-series]; How the earth was made, a feature length documentary; and bonus documentaries, Beyond the big bang, Backyard astronomer, and Inside the volcano
Comets : prophets of doom( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From biblical times to groundbreaking NASA missions, see what secrets these strange denizens of deep space hold. Examines the scientific and historical record of comets, including man's reaction to them
Modern Marvels( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trace the development of the ubiquitous materials that literally support the modern world. Includes metals such as copper, bronze, tin, gold, iron, steel, aluminum, and the processes used to produce them. The journey begins with the ancient world, when the techniques of extracting and shaping bronze and then iron into tools and weapons were developed. The video continues into the 21st century with new metals/materials being designed at the molecular level. It also looks at the many ways that metal is woven into the fabric of our society
Military movers( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Before the first shot is fired, armies have to reach their destination. Prepare to ride in some of the most extreme vehicles ever made as you explore the challenges and solutions to the very first question any commander must ask--how will we get there?
Titanic tech( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through a mix of computer re-creations, archival photos and drawings, and interviews with maritime historians, naval engineers, and other experts, Modern marvels leads a top-to-bottom tour of the Titanic and analyzes the factors that contributed to its tragic fate
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Ralph Bernard Everett( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Government appointee and lawyer Ralph Bernard Everett was born on June 23, 1951, in Orangeburg, South Carolina. He graduated from Morehouse College in 1973, and received his J.D. degree from Duke University in 1976. Everett worked as a lawyer for the North Carolina Department of Labor in Raleigh and became Chief Counsel and Staff Director of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation in 1986. Everett was the first African American to be named partner at the law firm, Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker in 1989. Everett also advised several U.S. presidential campaigns and was the senate liaison to the Clinton-Gore Presidential Campaign in 1992. He served as the U.S. Ambassador to the 1998 International Telecommunication Union's Plenipotentiary Conference in Minneapolis. In 2007, Everett became president and CEO of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies. Everett has one son with his wife, Dr. Gwendolyn Harris Everett, and lives in Alexandria, Virginia
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Michael White( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor and jazz musician Michael White was born on November 29, 1954 in New Orleans, Louisiana. White, both a scholar and a musician, obtained his B.A. degree from Xavier University in 1976 and his M.A. degree in Spanish from Tulane University in 1979. That same year, White joined the Young Tuxedo Brass Band, and two years later, White founded The Original Liberty Jazz Band with the aim of preserving the musical heritage of New Orleans. In 1984, White earned his Ph.D. in Spanish from Tulane and began teaching Spanish and African American music at Xavier University. In 2002, he was appointed as the first incumbent of the Rosa and Charles Keller Endowed Chair in the Humanities. Three years later, Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, and White lost his collection of jazz memorabilia. In 2008, White received a National Heritage Fellowship Award from the National Endowment of the Arts
The universe( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the history of man's expanding knowledge of the universe, including the most recent celestial discoveries
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Myrtle Davis( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pharmacist and veteran city council member Myrtle Reid Davis was born on October 9, 1931 to Emmalee Reid, a teacher, and Carl Reid, a postal worker. Davis was raised in Rock Hill, South Carolina where she attended Emmett School Elementary and High School. After graduating from high school in 1949, Reid went on to attend Xavier University in New Orleans, Louisiana where she pursued her B.S. degree in pharmacy. In 1953, Davis was hired at the Queens City Pharmacy in Charlotte, North Carolina. In 1956, she moved to Atlanta, Georgia where she was hired by the Triangle Prescription Shop. That following year, she was married to activist and local physician, Dr. Albert M. Davis. Throughout the 1960s, Davis served on the boards of numerous Atlanta based organizations including the League of Women Voters of Fulton County, where she served as president. She also served on the board of directors for the Gate City Day Nursery Association, and in 1970, she was elected to serve on the board of directors for the Atlanta Urban League. In 1979, Davis was hired by Leadership Atlanta where she worked as co-executive director for ten years. In 1981, Davis ran for public office and was elected as a member of the Atlanta City Council. During her tenure on the Atlanta City Council, Davis served as chair of the Human Resources Committee, the Water and Pollution Committee and the Community Development Committee. Davis also served for five years as chair of the Finance Committee. Then, in 1994, after Maynard Jackson decided to leave his post as mayor, she became a candidate for mayor of the City of Atlanta. She later became the coordinator for the 1996 Atlanta Expo, and in 1998, Davis retired from city government as water utility manager for the City of Atlanta
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Valerie Taylor( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Computer science and engineering professor Valerie E. Taylor was born on May 24, 1963. She attended Purdue University where she received her B.S. degree in computer and electrical engineering in 1985 and her M.S. degree in electrical engineering in 1986. She continued her education at the University of California, Berkeley where she received her Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering and computer science in 1991. After graduating, Taylor became an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at Northwestern University. She was promoted to associate professor in 1997 and full professor in 2002. In 2003, Taylor transferred to Texas A&M University where she was named head of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering as well as the Stewart & Stevenson Professor. Since 2004, Taylor was the Royce E. Wisenbaker Professor and head of the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. Her research interests were in high performance computing
The HistoryMakers video oral history with Reginald Weaver( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Educator and labor leader Reginald Lee Weaver was born on August 13, 1939 in Danville, Illinois. Weaver graduated from Danville High School in 1957 and earned his B.A. degree in special education for the physically challenged at Illinois State University in 1961. That same year, he became a teacher at Harvey #152 in Harvey, Illinois. Weaver married Betty Jo Moppin in 1963, and they had two sons, Von and Rowan. He received his M.S. degree from Roosevelt University in Chicago, Illinois in 1971. From 1981 to 1987, Weaver was the president of the Illinois Education Association. In 1987, he worked for the Illinois Department of Employment Security. In 1996, Weaver became the vice president of the National Education Association, the nation's largest union and was elected as president of the organization in 2002. Weaver received several awards and honors during his career including the Congressional Black Caucus Education Braintrust's Great Points of Light Award in 2006
Command central( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern marvels takes a look inside the "Centcom" network which gives the United States military the ability to oversee operations anywhere in the world from seven installations
Metal by Bernard Aylward( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the history of mankind's use of metals and their properties
WWI Technology( Visual )

2 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Describes how the technological achievements of the Industrial Revolution were put to use during World War I, significantly increasing the loss of human life. Some of the technology discussed includes: the first bombing airplanes; the earliest tanks; submarines; and the first large-scale use of chemical weapons
Skyscrapers by David Macaulay( Visual )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows how skyscrapers are designed, built and run; tells the story of men like Chrysler and Raskob, whose visions transformed not just skylines, but the idea of what a building can be. Includes extensive footage of construction of buildings like the Sears Tower in Chicago (formerly the world?s highest) and explores the development of the technologies that allowed architects to stretch their creations toward the skies
 
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