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Collins, Matthew (Matthew C.)

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Most widely held works by Matthew Collins
Pocahontas revealed by WGBH Video (Firm)( Visual )

2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the 400th anniversary of Jamestown, science is revealing the truth behind the myth, a saga of adventure, greed, and savagery. Archaeologists have discovered the site of Chief Powhatan's capital, the spot where John Smith met him and his daughter
Bioterror by Kirk Wolfinger( Visual )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This program probes the dark past and horrifying prospects of bioterrorism as a new form of warfare. It highlights the secret biological revolution that was pioneered by the U.S., honed to perfection by the Soviet Union and then enthusiastically adopted by Iraq and terrorist cells around the world."--Container
What's the Next Big Thing?( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Host Neil deGrasse Tyson examines the emerging technologies of social robots, robotic cars, earthquake forecasting, smart power grids, and designer microbes. Includes a profile of Jay Keasling, a pioneer in the cutting-edge field of synthetic biology
Ancient refuge in the holy land : unearthing a rebel hideout( Visual )

4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Archaeologists revisit the Dead Sea site where letters written by second-century Jewish rebel leader Bar-Kokhba were discovered in 1960 and investigate a theory that the cave holds relics from the Great Temple in Jerusalem
Edisons' miracle of light( Visual )

10 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of Thomas Edison's invention of the light bulb and his subsequent battle with George Westinghouse over the type of electric current to be used are covered, The launching of the Edison General Electric Company is also discussed
The sins of our mothers : the story of Emeline( Visual )

5 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Covers the story of Emeline Gurney of Fayette Maine through the use of hearsay, legend, etc. to explore the strengths and weaknesses of a community
Telegrams from the dead( Visual )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the movement of spiritualism in the United States between 1850 and 1880
Barnum's big top( Visual )

3 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of the circus in late 19th century and early 20th century America and gives the viewer a glimpse of the excitement generated at it
Insanity on trial( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Julius Guiteau assassinated President James A. Garfield in 1881. This film utilizes a combination of documentary sequences and dramatic recreations based on court transcripts, letters and first-hand accounts to bring to light 19th-century understanding of mental illness, politics, medicine, God and fame
The American experience( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Guiteau, the assassin of President James A. Garfield, used the plea of insanity in his defense. In a reconstruction of the assassination and parts of the trial, as well as in interviews with historians, the question of his sanity is probed, and the novelty of such a plea for that period in history is shown
The American experience( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary attempts to determine the true story behind the legend of Emeline and its impact on a small town in Maine through interviews with townspeople and researchers. In 19th century New England, Emeline Gurney was sent by her impoverished parents to work in the mills in Massachusetts where she gave birth to an illegitimate son. Keeping this birth a secret for many years, she much later married a younger man only to discover that he was her son. Because of this, the townspeople ostracized her until her death
Telegrams from the dead( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the growth of spiritualism in the United States from 1850-1890
Sins of our mothers : transcript of film broadcast on January 17, 1989( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Covers the story of Emeline Gurney of Fayette, Maine, who was sent by her impoverished parents to work in the mills of Lowell, Mass. Explores the impact of a legend on one very small town in Maine
The American experience( Visual )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Gives a history of spiritualism in the United States. Discusses some of spiritualism's famous adherents, its detractors, and the radical social messages put forth by some mediums, most of whom were women
Dirty bomb( Visual )

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

Identifies and examines some of the topical questions regarding and surrounding so-called "dirty bombs", from the first recognized instance of a dirty bomb being encountered by civilians, to perceived and potential manufacture of such a device, and the differences from an actual nuclear weapon. Also offers scenarios depicting what might happen if terrorists were to create and explode an effective dirty bomb in the middle of London or Washington, DC, and how dangerous the fallout from a dirty bomb might be, both in the short and longer-term
The American experience: Edisons' miracle of light( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The history of Thomas Edison's invention of the light bulb and his subsequent battle with George Westinghouse over the type of electric current to be used are covered. The launching of the Edison General Electric Company is also discussed
 
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