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Plowman, Michael Richard 1965-

Works: 169 works in 257 publications in 4 languages and 5,563 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Drama  Military history  Juvenile works  Documentary films  Science fiction films  Action and adventure films  Fantasy films  Live sound recordings 
Roles: Composer, Photographer, Arranger
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Michael Richard Plowman
Da Vinci and the code he lived by the unique vision and determination of the renaissance master( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines and recounts the life of Leonardo da Vinci, using a combination of reenactment, commentary by scholars, and narration
The true story of Alexander the Great( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arguably the most brilliant and courageous warrior in recorded history. In the year 334 BC, a 20 year old military commander from Northern Greece set out to conquer what was then the known world. His name was King Alexander of Macedon. During the next 12 years, he led 40,000 troops more than 20,000 miles, defeating the most powerful ruler on Earth, King Darius of Persia, and conquering all of Asia. He died of a battle wound at the age of 32, but his legendary conquests have been celebrated and studied for more than 2000 years. Today, we know him as Alexander the Great
The lord of the rings the fellowship of the ring( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through the examination of myth, legend, language and history, an exploration of how the imaginary world of Middle-Earth reflects our own. Includes interviews with the cast, filmmakers, explorers, anthropologists, and archaeologists
Mail order bride( Visual )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 19th century con woman tries to start her life over when she moves out West and assumes her deceased friend's identity, until her past threatens to destroy her future
China's first emperor( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Credited with both unifying China and tormenting its citizenry, Qin Shi Huangdi, the "first emperor of China," is one of the most controversial leaders in the nation's history. His reign brought advances such as standardized currencies, weights, and measures, unified written and spoken language and transportation systems. In battle, too, he was centuries ahead of his time--creating assembly lines to mass-produce precision-crafted swords, arrows and other weapons. This documentary examines this ruler's complex legacy, from the brilliant military strategies that created an empire to his plans for the original Great Wall. Bonus disc, China's Wall of Doom, features the discovery of the emperor's 7,000 life-size army of terra-cotta statues and the Great Wall of China
Under wraps( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Danny accidentally turns his archaeologist parents into mummies via an ancient curse, he and his cell-phone-obsessed sister Eleanor must find a way to work together and return their parents to normal - all while trying to avoid the wrath of a powerful ancient pharaoh
A lonely place to die by Julian Gilbey( Visual )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and German and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While high up in the mountains, a group of climbers finds an eight-year-old girl who is terrified, dehydrated, and unable to speak a word of English. Alison, the leader of the group, convinces the others to help her rescue the girl. But when they attempt to bring her to safety they become involved in a kidnapping plot and soon must fight for their lives as they're pursued by both the kidnappers and a group of hired mercenaries sent to return her to her war criminal father
Breaking Vegas the true story of the M.I.T. Blackjack Team( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of college students used its math skills to win millions and life in the fast lane seemed like a sure bet. Slip back to the '80s and '90s, when a group of overachieving M.I.T. students morphed into high-rolling, big-stakes gamblers. Backed by anonymous investors, they checked into hotels under assumed names and, pretending not to know each other, communicated with secret gestures and code words inside the casinos. Betting $50,000 a hand, the students racked up millions in winnings before their ingenious scam folded
Maximum conviction( Visual )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When former black ops specialist Tom Steele (Steven Seagal of THE UNDER SIEGE FRANCHISE) and his partner Manning (Steve Austin of RECOIL and WWE) are assigned to decommission an old prison, they must oversee the arrival of two mysterious female prisoners. Before long, an elite force of mercenaries assault the prison in search of the new arrivals. As the true identities of the women are revealed, Steele realizes he's caught in the middle of something far bigger than he had imagined. Also starring Aliyah O'Brien (KILL SWITCH) and Michael Pare (THE VIRGIN SUICIDES)
Mary Higgins Clark's A crime of passion by Mary Higgins Clark( Visual )

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

Heiress Frederica Dumay has everything to live for, inclusing a gorgeous new husband and half ownership of a multi-million dollar winery. But her happiness is short lived when her business partner's wife is slain. Frederica suspects foul play, but she cannot tell whether the murder was the result of greed, obsession or both. In addition, her old flame, suggests that her seemingly perfect husband is hiding a guilty secret. Now Freddi must find a way to crack this baffling case before she becomes the killer's next victim
A dangerous man( Visual )

3 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and French and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Steven Seagal stars as Shane Daniels, a righteous, moral man wrongly imprisoned for a crime he didn't commit. On his release from incarceration he decides to start a new life and put the past behind him, but fate and destiny have other plans. After accidentally witnessing an illegal diamond deal gone badly wrong, Shane is suddenly forced to contend with a distraught girl, a corrupt town, a big bag of money and an increasing pile of dead bodies made up of murdered state troopers and Mexican gangsters. And then things start to get really dangerous"--Container
Man, moment, machine( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Among the overwhelming amount of inventions and patents Thomas Edison held, none was as controversial than the first chair used for electrocution. The late 1880s begins the "War of the Currents," as two rival technologies - AC and DC - battle it out for dominance in the utility industry. Edison wants to prove that Westinghouse's alternating current is much deadlier than the Edison direct current. To prove the dangers of "AC," Edison builds an electric chair powered by Westinghouse's AC system and axe murdered William Kemmler is its first victim - in an extended and horrific death. Thomas Edison's electric chair is a machine of dark design that is still being used today."--Http://
Impact by Michael J Rohl( Visual )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and Spanish and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un asteroide suelto se estrella contra la luna causando una tremenda explosión de rocas y escombros. A los pocos días empiezan a producirse anomalías de consecuencias desastrosas en la Tierra. Los mejores científicos del planeta disponen de 39 días para detener el rumbo de colisión de la luna y evitar la destrucción de la Tierra
General Howe, conqueror of New York( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"... illuminates the career of the British General whose decisive victory in the Battle of Long Island let him claim to the greatest prize in the colonies--New York City. Military historians detail the stages of the crucial battle and reveal how Howe's victory extended the war. Yet even with control over the center of finance, the largest port in the colonies and the gateway to the American interior, the British could not secure victory in the war."--A&E website
Video games live( )

1 edition published in 2008 and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rome rise and fall of an empire( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filled with dramatic re-enactments and action-packed battle scenes, watch the dramatic story of one of history's greatest empires, from its first major battle to its remarkable military feats and through its eventual fall
A Christmas adventure ... from a book called Wisely's tales( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A blizzard forces the unexpected landing of Santa's sleigh in North Woods. When a band of circus animals also wanders into the forest, the reindeer become frightened and scatter off in all directions. Now to help save Christmas, the circus animals, Rock'n Raccoon and Honey Bunny embark on an adventure to reunite Santa and the reindeer. Wisely Owl tells the fascinating story of how his forest friends helped Santa with his reindeer and understand the meaning of Christmas
Tactical to practical( Visual )

13 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the Jeep and RADAR to the interstate highway system, countless technologies and constructions that we take for granted in our everyday lives got their start as top-secret (or at least strictly military) programs. Tactical to Practical shows how they make the move into common use, talking to the engineers and scientists who invent, refine and transform the machines and technologies, as well as the people who use them. This premier episode features the captivating stories behind the emergence of the Hummer, night vision technology and GPS systems. Host Hunter Ellis looks at what the H-2 Hummer has to say about the future of SUVs, see how law enforcement organizations are following the military's lead in owning the night, and watch as hard-core adventurers set off on a Geo-Dash, made possible by their handheld GPS systems."--Publisher's website
Rome engineering an empire by Christopher Cassel( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the history of the Roman Empire, detailing the remarkable engineering feats that set Rome apart from the rest of the ancient world
Deep sea detectives( Visual )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Great Storm of 1913 was one of the worst to hit the Great Lakes--an area infamous among navigators for the intensity and unpredictability of its weather. In three days, 19 ships were tossed against the shore and 12 were lost, but in the aftermath of the disaster, it was the fate of the small packet steamer Regina that attracted the most speculation. As bodies washed ashore, those of the Regina's crew were intermingled--and often clutching--those of the Charles S. Price, leading people to believe the ships had collided. But when the Price was found, there was no evidence of such an encounter. In 1986, three dive buddies were testing their new SONAR equipment, hoping to find the remains of a tub that sank in the '70s. Instead, they found the Regina, finally resolving to one of the most colorful chapters in the long history of shipwrecks on the great lakes. With extensive footage and commentary from all involved, Death on Lake Huron tells their story, and that of the Regina."--Publisher's website
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Mail order bride
Alternative Names
Майкл Ричард Плауман

ImpactA Christmas adventure ... from a book called Wisely's tales