Most widely held works by Andy Thomas
Panama Canal ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in English and held by 715 libraries worldwide
The French began construction on the Panama Canal in 1880, but abandoned the project after nine years and a loss of 20,000 lives. The United States took over the project and completed it on January 7, 1914. This historical account of its construction examines the ingenuity and enterprise that went into making it one of the 20th-century's engineering wonders.
The Eiffel Tower ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and held by 483 libraries worldwide
This historical tour of the world's most fabled and famous tower begins with the engineer behind it, Gustave Eiffel. When it was first built, just over a century ago, it provoked outrage and ire. The challenges and breakthroughs of its construction are examined.
The Statue of Liberty enlightening the world ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and held by 467 libraries worldwide
Discover the glory of this gift from France in a breathtaking look at the creation and restoration of "Liberty enlightening the world."
Gothic cathedrals ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 439 libraries worldwide
The Gothic cathedral stands as a rich and complex design. The engineering behind these great testaments to faith has not changed dramatically in 900 years.
Empire State Building ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 429 libraries worldwide
An historical documentary about the Empire State Building, also known as the "Cathedral of Dreams" during its construction during the Depression.
Golden Gate Bridge ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 406 libraries worldwide
The story of the Golden Gate Bridge, one of the foremost man-made tourist attractions in the United States, which critics said could never be built.
Mount Rushmore ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1993 and 2007 in English and held by 401 libraries worldwide
Located in the Black Hills of South Dakota, Mount Rushmore was considered an unorthodox masterpiece when it was created by a young sculptor named Gutzon Borglum. This historical documentary discusses the remarkable design specifications and construction efforts that occurred over the course of 15 years.
Grand Coulee Dam ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 268 libraries worldwide
An historical documentary about the history and construction of the Grand Coulee Dam.
Domed stadiums ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 185 libraries worldwide
The dome was the first form of shelter built by primitive man. Now it has reemerged in one of the most advanced engineering constructs ever conceived: the domed sports stadium.
Effects of chemical warfare : a selective review and bibliography of British state papers by Andy Thomas ( Book )
4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 168 libraries worldwide
The space shuttle ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 159 libraries worldwide
The development of the Shuttle began in the 1950's and was triumphantly launched in 1981. This program examines the successes and failures of the missions and looks at the next generation Space Shuttle, the futuristic X-33.
Ocean liners ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 159 libraries worldwide
Since the dawn of time, people have sailed the seas. The industrial revolution gave birth to an era of great steamships which united the continents and created movable monuments to luxury and gentility.
Modern marvels. Empire State Building ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 154 libraries worldwide
Here is the colorful story of this beloved building, including the innovations it inspired, and its enduring popularity today. From the first plans to the final rivet, explore the incredible story of the Empire State Building.
Modern marvels. Mount Rushmore ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 140 libraries worldwide
A look at the design and construction of Mount Rushmore in South Dakota.
Modern marvels. Architectural wonders ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 129 libraries worldwide
This collection includes eight documentaries highlighting famous structures from around the world. Egyptian pyramids: Constructed as tombs for the ancient pharoahs, over 100 pyramids remain in Egypt today, standing as cultural and engineering marvels of staggering proportions. 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. Mount Rushmore: Towering of the Black Hills of South Dakota, Mount Rushmore is a beloved American masterpieces that was built over the course of 15 years, with 350 men pouring their sweat into the grand vision of talented young sculptor Gutzon Borglum. Hoover Dam: The task seemed insurmountable, build the world's largest dam in the middle of the desert, then tame the river that carved the Grand Canyon, and do it all in seven years. Golden Gate Bridge: The Golden Gate Bridge is the most popular man-made tourist attraction in the United States, as well as a vital artery for the city of San Francisco, which critics said could never be built. St. Louis Arch: The St. Lous Arch is a majestic structure that rises boldly over the Mississippi river, made of 40,000 tons of steel and concrete, it is the biggest arch of its kind in the world. The Empire State Building: This building rose to become the world's tallest man-made structure at a time when dreams were in short supply. Eiffel Tower: When it was built over a century ago, the Eiffel Tower provoked widespread outrage among some of France's most prominent citizens of the day.
Marilyn Monroe the mortal goddess ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and German and held by 93 libraries worldwide
Marilyn Monroe's life and career are chronicled. Discovered while working at an army defense plant, she quickly became Fox's biggest box-office draw. Her accomplishments and tragic demise made her a legend.
The race to the moon ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
A compilation of History Channel productions on the U.S. space program. Failure is not an option revisits the early days of NASA. Code name : Orion details NASA's attempt to introduce rockets propelled by atomic explosions. Modern marvels. Apollo 13 gives an account of the harrowing experience of three astronauts stranded in space after an oxygen tank on their vessel explodes. Modern marvels. The space shuttle presents the story of the shuttle from conception to reality.
Mary Tyler Moore all-American girl ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 36 libraries worldwide
Popular television and motion picture actress, Mary Tyler Moore has presented the world with her smile and made it laugh with her antics while hiding the emotional pain and trauma of her personal life.
Microprocessor interfacing by Graham Dixey ( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 36 libraries worldwide
Preparation and characterisation of magnetic single and double barrier junctions ( )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
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