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Schmidt, Chris

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World in the balance( Visual )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The people paradox: In Japan, Europe and Russia, birth rates are shrinking and the population is aging. In parts of India and Africa, more than half of the still growing population is under 25. The world population is now careening in two dramatically different directions. China revs up: Examines China's booming economy and the impact it is having on the environment
Evolution by Lucile Hadzihalilovic( Visual )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Evolution" offers a groundbreaking and definitive view of the extraordinary impact the evolutionary process has had on our understanding of the world around us. Beginning with Darwin's revolutionary theory, this seven-part series explores all facets of evolution--the changes that spawned the tree of life, the power of sex, how evolution continues to affect us every day, and the perceived conflict between science and religion
Hunting the elements( Visual )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 690 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Where do nature's building blocks, called the elements, come from? They're the hidden ingredients of everything in our world, from the carbon in our bodies to the metals in our smartphones. To unlock their secrets, David Pogue, the lively host of NOVA's popular "Making Stuff" series and technology correspondent of The New York Times, spins viewers through the world of weird, extreme chemistry: the strongest acids, the deadliest poisons, the universe's most abundant elements, and the rarest of the rare--substances cooked up in atom smashers that flicker into existence for only fractions of a second
Arctic dinosaurs by PBS( Visual )

4 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Join a team of researchers as they combine engineering with fossil digging to come up with dinosaur bones in Alaska's North Slope, and using the help of CGI uncover a world never before seen
Cyberwar threat( Visual )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thanks in part to the documents released by Edward Snowden, the true scale of the National Security Agency's scope and power is coming to light. Besides spending billions to ingest and analyze the worlds' electronic communications, the NSA has set out to dominate a new battlefield, cyberspace. Nova examines the science and technology behind cyber warfare and asks if we are already in the midst of a deadly new arms race
Arctic passage( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Features dramatizations of two sagas in the quest for the Northwest Passage by 19th and 20th century explorers. The first part of the program describes how Sir John Franklin led an unsuccessful expedition searching for an Arctic sea route in the 1840s. It tries to solve some of the mysteries surrounding the seeming disappearance of the expedition members. The second part details how, a half-century later, Roald Amundsen attempted the same expedition and examines the success of Amundsen's voyage due to the help he received from the Inuit people of Northern Canada
Ghosts of murdered kings( Visual )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

NOVA follows archaeologists and forensic experts in their hunt for clues to the identity and the circumstances of violent deaths of victims unearthed in bogs. A new theory suggests that they were ritually murdered kings, slain to assure the fertility of land and people
Great transformations ; Extinction!( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great transformations focuses on the evolutionary changes that triggered the earth's incredible diversity. Extinction! explores why, then confronts a frightening notion: are humans causing the next mass extinction-- the sixth in the history of life on earth?
15 years of terror( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nova investigates the psychology of a terrorist and examines how radical organizations have grown to make use of modern propaganda and social media tools in order to cultivate an army of self-radicalized killers. Can one understand what happens in the mind of a terrorist and intercede to stop the next attack, or at least stay one step ahead to thwart their destructive plans?
The deadliest plane crash( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a gripping investigation of what went wrong when two Boeing 747 airliners collided in thick fog on March 27, 1977 on the runway at a tiny airport in the Canary Islands, killing 583 passengers and crew -- the worst loss of life in any air disaster
Search for the super battery( Visual )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Join renowned gadget geek and host David Pogue as he sets out on a quest to discover how batteries work, and uncover what the future has in store for our gadgets, our lives, and even our planet
Extreme engineering( Visual )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Transatlantic tunnel: The year is 2099. A train travels 5000 miles per hour on a journey through the Atlantic Ocean. Science fiction? A transatlantic tunnel may be closer than we think
Sharing a new song : an experiment in citizen diplomacy( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in Russian and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sharing a New Song brings together, albeit in a small way, the people of the two legendary world superpowers, the United States of America and the former Soviet Union. During the Cold War, the conflict extended beyond political concerns and manifested itself most noticeably in the alarmingly negative opinions that citizens of the two countries held about each other
Extreme engineering( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Builders work to construct the longest cable-stayed bridge in America, a 500 foot, eight lane bridge connecting Charleston, South Carolina with Mount Pleasant
Nova( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Join a team of researchers as they combine engineering with fossil digging to come up with dinosaur bones in Alaska's North Slope, and using the help of CGI uncover a world never before seen
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
Nova( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evolution offers a groundbreaking and definitive view of the extraordinary impact the evolutionary process has had on our understanding of the world around us. Beginning with Darwin's revolutionary theory, this seven-part series explores all facets of evolution--the changes that spawned the tree of life, the power of sex, how evolution continues to affect us every day, and the perceived conflict between science and religion
Build it bigger( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Architect Danny Forster gets up close and personal with mega-construction. Along the way, Danny explores design and constructioin of amazing structures. Danny loves what he does, brings some background knowledge, and gets hands on at every site. Each episode takes Danny to a different location where he drops onto an ongoing mega-project to expolore parts that create the whole. Along with designers, engineers, builders, and those who work on these structures, he'll find the most dangerous, most spectacular, most difficult, and most ingeniously executed aspects of the job. He'll work with everybody -from the suits to the hard hats, pressing, probing, looking for the cracks, swinging a sledge- all on the job
Mega tunnel( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fed up with devastating damage caused by a spate of recent floods, the Malaysian government has given the go-ahead for an unprecedented solution: construction of a six-mile long, 20-foot high storm drain directly under Kuala Lumpur -- the country's capital city -- that will siphon water from the city's airport to a holding pond out of town. To offset the cost of the $525 million dollar project, engineers have devised a way to enable the tunnel to serve double duty as a toll road for commuters, creating the only fast way into and out of the city
Making stuff( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Step behind the headlines as Making Stuff dramatizes the human stories woven into the current wave of hi-tech breakthroughs. Hosted by the New York Times' lively technology correspondent David Pogue, each hour in this four-part series explores the talent, luck, and determination that can turn a wild idea into a cutting-edge material or high-tech breakthrough
 
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