Most widely held works by Don Cambou
The Sahara the forgotten history of the world's harshest desert ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 190 libraries worldwide
This documentary brings to life the Sahara's cruel history and the conflicts that still plague its people. It recounts the story of kings who once led caravans of 30,000 people across the desert, bearing riches beyond imagination. It tells of Roman death squads that exterminated the citizens of the Empire's most bitter rival and how the Foreign Legion crafted a legend out of last stands and lost causes. From the fabled metropolis of Timbuktu to the shores of Tripoli, this film is an illuminating exploration of this unforgiving and remote land of myth and mirage. Also included is a bonus disc that examines the lives of two men -- T.E. Lawrence and Erwin Rommel -- who shaped the desert's modern history and were themselves forever changed by the Sahara.
Computers ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 171 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the evolution of the computer, from its origins as a simple counting machine to the personal computer, Windows, and the World Wide Web.
Assembly line ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 170 libraries worldwide
Presents the history of the assembly line--the symbol of industrial superiority that transformed nations and transfixed the world.
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.
Engineering disasters. New Orleans ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 129 libraries worldwide
"When Hurricane Katrina assailed the city of New Orleans in August of 2005, it precipitated one of the greatest failures of civil engineering in U.S. history. In this penetrating investigation, experts consider how engineers can keep these tragedies from happening again, and debate whether New Orleans should be rebuilt at all."--Container.
Little Ice Age big chill ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 127 libraries worldwide
"Scientists call it the Little Ice Age--but its impact was anything but small. From 1300 to 1850, a period of cataclysmic cold caused havoc. It froze Viking colonists in Greenland, accelerated the Black Death in Europe, decimated the Spanish Armada, and helped trigger the French Revolution. The Little Ice Age reshaped the world in ways that now seem the stuff of fantasy--New York Harbor froze and people walked from Manhattan to Staten Island, Eskimos sailed kayaks as far south as Scotland, and 'the year without a summer' saw two feet of snow fall on New England one June and July. Could another catastrophic cold snap strike in the 21st century? Leading climatologists offer the latest theories, and scholars and historians recreate the history that could be a glimpse of things to come. Face the cold, hard truth of the past--an era that may be a window to our future"--Publisher description.
Renewable energy ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 115 libraries worldwide
This video explores the recent advances and technologies of renewable energy, in particular solar, wind, geothermal, biofuels, and tidal power.
Candy ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 104 libraries worldwide
Examines the processes that go into the making of candy and discusses how candy production has evolved through time.
Modern marvels. Technology ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 92 libraries worldwide
From the history of the sugar industry to the longest bridge in the world to the world's first atom bomb, the series elucidates the ingenuity that gave way to the revelatory inventions and engineering feats that are a part of modern-day life. Monster trucks: From small-town dirt tracks to big-city stadiums, this program examines the history and technology of the 10,000 pound plus monster truck. James Bond gadgets: Whether cinematic super spy James bond is foiling villains in space-age flying machines or eavesdropping on his enemies with ultra-sophisticated spy gear, 007 is always guaranteed to have the most outrageous and wonderfully creative gadgets ever to grace the silver screen. The Manhattan project: In this examination, Los Alamos scientists and engineers reveal their trials, triumphs, and dark doubts about building the ultimate weapon of war in the interest of peace. More engineering disasters: Reviews some of the most notable engineering disasters in history and searches for probable causes of the calamities, ranging from eingeering errors to arrogance, ego, and plain incompetence. World's longest bridge: In order to link Japan's many parts together as a whole, the Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge was created, the longest single-span suspension bridge in the world. Walt Disney World: From a network of underground tunnels connecting various regions of the park to the space-age propulsion technology of linear synchronous motors, the Disney dynasty has been on the cutting edge of theme park innovation since the opening of its first park in 1955. Candy: Loved by kids and savored by adults, candy is more than just a treat, it's an industry that has evolved from a handmade operation to high-tech mass production. Sugar: Reveals suger at its most raw by taking an extensive tour of a cane sugar plantation on Maui, Hawaii, where it examines the technology behind all of the permutations and many uses of sugar, from candies to pipe tobacco and more.
Engineering disasters 3 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 88 libraries worldwide
Examines some of history's worst engineering failures caused by errors in design. Includes the construction of Pisa's famous leaning tower in the Middle Ages, the first nuclear reactor disaster in Idaho in 1961, the collapse of a manned U.S. national defense tower off the New Jersey coast in 1961, the deaths of the cosmonauts aboard Soviet spacecraft Soyuz II in 1971, and the failed missions of NASA's Mars Climate Orbiter and Mars Polar Lander in 1999.
The best of Modern marvels ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 87 libraries worldwide
This comprehensive 14-disc collector's set features the most popular episodes of the groundbreaking Modern marvels series and covers a broad range of technological breakthroughs and advancements. From environmental catastrophes like the Salton Sea to military blunders like Patriot missle errors, from subway tunnel cave-ins to oil tanker spills, these shows outline in intricate detail the devastating effect of technology gone awry. There is also a complete special on the destruction wrought by Hurricane Katrina.
Concrete ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 83 libraries worldwide
Called the substance that became the building block of civilization, this episode follows the varied uses of concrete from Roman times to the present.
Farming technology ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2002 and held by 72 libraries worldwide
From the field to the table, this DVD follows the journey of food produced on a modern, "big ag" farm to illustrate how far farming has come from its traditional roots. From the controversial use of genetically engineered seeds to the machines that can do more work in a day than an army of workers could accomplish in a week, this video examines the technological tools that have propelled the industry to a crossroads of declining returns, higher yields and the demise of family farms.
Extreme gadgets ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 68 libraries worldwide
Explores the technologicaly innovations that have shaped the world of extreme sports. Athletes, designers, manufacturers, and engineers explain and demonstrate how the gadgets, gear and technology of these sports have revolutionized the sporting industry.
Modern Marvels. Environmental tech ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 59 libraries worldwide
From the prairies of Saskatchewan to a Manhattan skyscraper, MODERN MARVELS® explores the 21st Century's cutting-edge "green" technologies in action. Learn how tongue-twisting technologies such as carbon sequestration and bioremediation take on our most daunting environmental crises: global warming, deforestation, nuclear waste and resource scarcity. Then, experience the slimier side of environmental tech as blue-green algae are converted into automotive biofuel and decomposing garbage supplies clean-burning natural gas. Finally, see how trees and other natural environments can be used as engineering materials to control flooding and rejuvenate dying rivers.
Engineering disasters 13 ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 59 libraries worldwide
MODERN MARVELS returns to this sadly productive territory to examine the following five events: death seeps out of the ground into homes sitting on a toxic waste dump at Love Canal in New York; vaunted Patriot Missiles fail on the battlefield during Desert Storm, the victim of bad software; on September 11, 2001, World Trade Center Building #7 collapses into a pile of rubble hours after the planes topple the Twin Towers; a night of revelry in Boston turns tragic as 400 people perish in the the Cocoanut Grove nightclub inferno; and the science of demolition fails when the ""Leaning Tower of Providence"" stands its ground.
Mad electricity ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 58 libraries worldwide
"From wireless energy to remote controls to green power, nineteenth-century inventor Nikoa Tesla had an unprecedented impact of the way the modern world works."--Container.
Bridges ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 58 libraries worldwide
For centuries mankind has built bridges to connect lands. Various engineers discuss famous bridges throughout the world and tell of their design and construction.
Wiring America ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 47 libraries worldwide
"Without wires, America would grind to a halt. But the next generation of power may be able to travel beyond the grid. WIRING AMERICA starts with electrical linemen perched precariously out a helicopter door, repairing 345,000-volt high-tension power lines. The hardwiring of America is a story that is nearly two centuries old. And though satellites and wireless systems may be challenging the wire, it's not dead. Wires will be with us well into the next century."--distributor Web site.
Ben Franklin tech ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
This video explores Ben Franklin's inventions and provides the facts and myths behind his many scientific breakthoughs.
Africa, North Arab countries Arab Revolt (Arab countries : 1916-1918) Assembly-line methods California--San Francisco--Golden Gate Bridge Candy China--Great Wall of China Coastal engineering Coastal zone management Computers Computer science Disasters Documentary television programs Educational television programs Egypt Empire State Building (New York, N.Y.) Engineering Films for the hearing impaired Gateway Arch (Saint Louis, Mo.) Historical television programs History Hurricane Katrina (2005) Hydraulic structures Lawrence, T. E.--1888-1935 Levees Louisiana--New Orleans Manufacturing processes Mass production Middle East Military campaigns Military history Nonfiction television programs Political science Pyramids Rommel, Erwin,--1891-1944 Sahara Science television programs Shore protection South Dakota--Mount Rushmore National Memorial Structural failures System failures (Engineering) Television programs Television programs--for the hearing impaired Tour Eiffel (Paris, France) Travel United States United States--Hoover Dam Video recordings--for the hearing impaired World War (1914-1918) World War (1939-1945)