Most widely held works by Larry Klein
Cathedral ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1985 and 2006 in English and Danish and held by 1,470 libraries worldwide
Combines location sequences and animation to show the building of a Gothic cathedral. Begins with a tour of Chartres, Reims, Amiens, Bourges, Beauvais, Notre Dame de Paris, Laon, and the Royal Abbey Church of St. Denis. Discusses life in the medieval era and how churches were a center of life.
Pyramid ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and held by 1,170 libraries worldwide
Uses the Grand Pyramid of Giza to chronicle the step-by-step process of building a pyramid. Combines location footage with animation to tell the entire story.
Why the towers fell ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,100 libraries worldwide
For most people the image of the collapse of the World Trade Center Towers on Sept. 11, 2001, was not only a scene of unforgettable horror, it was a moment of unimaginable consequence. This follows a blue ribbon team of forensic engineers as they begin searching for clues that would tell them why the towers fell. From detailed examination of the buildings original design to the relentless process of searching the scrap steel yards and Ground Zero itself for evidence.
Saved by the sun ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 1,019 libraries worldwide
"NOVA presents a provocative mix of scientists, economists, and ordinary citizens who are all pushing the envelope of solar power's untapped potential"--Container.
Origins fourteen billion years of cosmic evolution ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,004 libraries worldwide
Who would have predicted that a hot spot left over from the Big Bang would eventually lead to our galaxy, the solar system, the Earth, - and to us? Origins explores how the universe and our planet began amid chaos and eventually gave birth to the first stirrings of life. Join cutting-dege scientists on a voyage deep into the Earth to find analogs to the earliest life on our planet, and travel a million miles from Earth with a space probe designed to capture the earliest observable "snapshot" of the Big Bang. Then watch as astronomers test an ingenious new way to detect distant planets that may harbor life, and discover that every atom in our bodies, and practically every bit of matter in the Earth, was made in the heart of stars. Hosted by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson (shown), Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History, Origins presents startling new findings that attempt to explain just how Earth, life, and the universe all began. - Container.
Rx for survival a global health challenge ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 839 libraries worldwide
"From vaccines to antibiotics, clean water to nutrition, bio-terror threats to the HIV/AIDS pandemic, the six-part series 'Rx for Survival: A Global Health Challenge' tells the compelling stories of global health challenges and successes. Employing both historical dramatic sequences and poignant current documentary stories, the series showcases key milestones in public health history, such as the eradication of smallpox, alongside modern and future challenges, including SARS, a potential global flu pandemic and recovery from the Asian tsunami catastrophe" -- http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/rxforsurvival/series/about/series.html
Roman City ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 827 libraries worldwide
The glories of Ancient Rome are explored in ROMAN CITY, based on David Macaulay's acclaimed book. This animated and live-action video recounts life in Verbonia, a fictional city in Gaul. A well-planned town with all modern conveniences, it is threatened by conflict between conquerors and conquered. Macaulay also visits Pompeii, Herculaneum, Ostia, Nimes, Orange, and Rome, to view actual Roman architecture and engineering greatness.
Shine by Joni Mitchell ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 666 libraries worldwide
The seventeenth studio release from Canadian artist Joni Mitchell, containing ten songs, including "One Week Last Summer," "Hana," and "Bad Dreams."
Castle ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1983 and 2006 in English and held by 616 libraries worldwide
CASTLE combines colorful animation with live-action documentary sequences to tell the story of a 13th-century Welsh castle. Author David Macaulay, who wrote and illustrated the best-selling book of the same title, leads viewers on a castle tour, explaining its cultural and sociological significance and its architectural design. Detailed animation dramatizes the building of the castle and portrays the lifestyle of the early inhabitants.
Bridges ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 574 libraries worldwide
Combines location sequences and animation to show the building of bridges. Building small demonstrates the building of a bridge by children with drinking straws.
Mind of a serial killer ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1992 and 2005 in English and held by 569 libraries worldwide
This episode of Nova profiles the profilers, the FBI agents who track the most elusive killers.
Mill times ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 566 libraries worldwide
This animated program centers on a small New England community similar to Pawtucket, Rhode Island, where Samuel Slater established America's first textile mill. Live action hosted by David Macaulay, takes viewers from Manchester, England, to Lowell, Massachusetts, explaining technological changes that transformed the making of textiles, a key component of the Industrial Revolution sweeping across Europe and America in the late 18th century.
Both sides now by Joni Mitchell ( Recording )
3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 456 libraries worldwide
The big energy gamble ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 406 libraries worldwide
This program explores the pros and cons of California's controversial program to slash carbon dioxide emissions and promote energy efficiency, which could be adopted nationwide during the Obama administration.
Discovering Hamlet ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 346 libraries worldwide
Follows the week-by-week progress of the actors preparing to stage a production of Hamlet. The actors describe stage action and the characters they portray, and members of the technical crew discuss aspects of costuming, set design, lighting, and the problems of working with Shakespeare's 400-year-old text.
Spies that fly ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2006 in English and held by 328 libraries worldwide
The story of unmanned aerial vehicles, or remote controlled reconnaissance planes used by the military. Learn about the Predator, as well as newer, micro UAVs.
Building big ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 322 libraries worldwide
This 5-part series brings viewers the amazing truth behind the greatest manmade wonders of the world. From the top of the Golden Gate Bridge to inside the Hoover Dam, Building Big travels the world exploring bridges, tunnels, dams, skyscrapers and domes in unforgettable, really big adventures.
A science odyssey ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 312 libraries worldwide
A chronicle of twentieth century scientific adventure.
Taming the tiger by Joni Mitchell ( Recording )
2 editions published in 1998 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 280 libraries worldwide
Building on ground zero ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 247 libraries worldwide
Looks back at the events of 9/11 and reviews the major investigations into the causes of the collapse of the World Trade Center. Compares the collapse of the Twin Towers with the destruction of the Alfred P. Murrah building in Oklahoma City. Discusses the structural features and fireproofing methods that made these buildings vulnerable and the costs, practicality, and possibility of completely correcting these weaknesses. Features two new buildings that demonstrate advances in skyscraper safety and construction, World Trade Center 7 and Leslie Robertson's World Financial Center in Shanghai.
Antiquities Architecture, Gothic Bridges--Design and construction Building failures Castles Cathedrals Civil engineering Civilization Communicable diseases Cosmology Documentary films Documentary films Documentary television programs Documentary television programs Educational television programs Egypt Emerging infectious diseases Evolution (Biology) Film adaptations Films for the hearing impaired Forensic engineering Fortification France Great Pyramid (Egypt) History Human behavior Italy--Rome Life--Origin Macaulay, David Manners and customs Nonfiction television programs Popular music Popular music Pyramids Pyramids--Design and construction Rock music Senses and sensation September 11 Terrorist Attacks (2001) Solar energy Structural stability Television programs Television programs--for people with visual disabilities Television programs--for the hearing impaired Terrorism United States Video recordings--for people with visual disabilities Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Wales World health World Trade Center (New York, N.Y.)
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