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Cambou, Don

Overview
Works: 107 works in 197 publications in 1 language and 6,489 library holdings
Genres: Documentary television programs  History  Nonfiction television programs  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Television programs  Historical television programs  Science television programs  Drama  Film adaptations 
Roles: Producer, Director, Speaker
Classifications: E178, 333.794
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Most widely held works by Don Cambou
Modern marvels by Deborah Blum( Visual )

27 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 685 WorldCat member 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
Modern marvels( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explains how air, water, earth, and fire are transformed into clean, reliable sources of heat, electricity, and even automobile fuel. Looks at a solar roof implementation by FedEx at a regional sort facility in Oakland, Calif., a wind power project in central New York using fewer, larger turbines, and the widespread use of geothermal energy in Iceland. Visits Lovecraft Biofuels in Los Angeles, an auto repair shop that converts diesel car and truck engines to run on one hundred percent vegetable oil. Examines the potential use of hydropower from ocean tides, such as tidal barrages, as well as a tidal stream (or flow) power project off the shore of England that uses propeller-like turbines to capture the kinetic power of underwater currents
Ben Franklin tech( Visual )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This video explores Ben Franklin's inventions and provides the facts and myths behind his many scientific breakthoughs
Computers( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member 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
The Sahara the forgotten history of the world's harshest desert( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member 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
Little Ice Age big chill( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member 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
Edison tech( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on the inventions of Thomas Edison
George Washington Carver Tech( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of George Washington Carver, who rose from slavery to become one of the world's most respected and honored men, devoting his life to understanding nature and the many uses for the simplest of plant life
Welding binding ancient technology to modern life( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It was a science first conjured amid the fiery ovens of ancient blacksmiths, but from these simple roots it has become a vital part of contemporary life. Today more than 50 percent of all U.S. products require welding, and overall, there are few processes more essential than welding. From high atop the emerging 60-story towers on the Las Vegas strip to oil platforms hundreds of feet below the ocean's surface, welders forge the backbone of civilization
The best of Modern marvels( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member 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
Army Corps of Engineers( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Details two centuries of work that has literally reshaped the North American continent in the name of progress and expansion. See how the Corps has at various times been heralded as the means to the physical expression of the nation's consciousness and reviled as a prime example of our tendency toward uncontrolled growth and environmental mindlessness. Ironically, the Corps' trademark blend of military perseverance and technical skill will undoubtedly provide the experience necessary to restore that which it has worked so hard to control--the natural environment
Transcontinental Railroad( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a somber day in Gettysburg, Abraham Lincoln ended his famous address with a promise that the war-torn nation would someday be reborn. At the time of Lincoln's speech, the greatest symbol of that rebirth had already begun. Hailed as an engineering feat to rival the Egyptian pyramids, the construction of the Transcontinental Railroad was an engineering marvel as well as a technological nightmare. In the 1860s, the Union Pacific began laying tracks westward from Omaha, and the Central Pacific did the same heading eastward from Sacramento, hoping they would one day meet. Creeping along inch by grueling inch, work on the railroad represented the nation's struggle to forge an iron link between East and West, making cross-country travel faster and easier than ever
Assembly line( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the history of the assembly line--the symbol of industrial superiority that transformed nations and transfixed the world
Civil War tech( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Military historians and experts detail the advances that made Civil War weaponry so deadly. The War between North and South introduced technology that was a quantum leap beyond that used in any previous conflict. The machine gun, aerial reconnaissance, advanced battlefield medicine, instantaneous communication, ironclad ships and even the first aircraft carrier all debuted during the Civil War. CIVIL WAR TECH investigates improvements in weapons, sea power, transportation, troop conveyance, food processing, medical care, and telecommunications. At a time when the nation was divided, Civil War technology revolutionized the way war was waged. Today, those technological milestones have evolved to ensure that our modern military has no equal in the world
Apollo 13( Visual )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the harrowing experience of three astronauts stranded in space after an oxygen tank on their vessel explodes
Mad electricity( Visual )

2 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From wireless energy to remote controls to green power, nineteenth-century inventor Nikola Tesla had an unprecedented impact of the way the modern world works."--Container
Harvesting( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the development of the massive machines that have transformed the harvesting of crops
Engineering disasters( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member 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
The World Trade Center( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For a time, its towers were the tallest buildings on Earth and The World Trade Center -- an engineering marvel -- came to symbolize American prosperity and strength. Recalling a more innocent era, this DVD was filmed just months before the towers' tragic demise. It charts the history of the towers' construction, revealing the controversies, decisions and innovations that surrounded the project. Through interviews with those who proudly and ambitiously dreamt, designed, and built the complex, it examines the monument as both architectural achievement and cultural icon. What emerges is not only a tribute to a building but a story of the birth and growth of an American symbol
Candy by Neil Armfield( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the processes that go into the making of candy and discusses how candy production has evolved through time
 
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