Earth From Space

Earth From Space

DVD - 2013
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Earth From Space is a groundbreaking two-hour special that reveals a spectacular new space-based vision of our planet. Produced in extensive consultation with NASA scientists, this special takes data from earth-observing satellites and transforms them into dazzling visual sequences, each one exposing the intricate and surprising web of forces that sustain life on earth.
Alternative Title: Nova (Television program)
Publisher: [United States] : PBS Distribution, [2013]
ISBN: 9781608838455
1608838455
Branch Call Number: 525
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (120 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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scrubble4
Dec 03, 2013

Stunning photography and information. We will all benefit from occasionally dipping back into this DVD, to keep our perspective balanced.

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canuck167
Sep 21, 2013

Captivating. Should be mandatory watching for school kids. They might not understand all the concepts, but they will definitely understand the last part of this exceptional film.

bjaksa May 15, 2013

Ditto on Keogh comments below could not say it better...spectacular footage well put together into a cohesive dialogue. I would add to points:
1)excellent example of "parallax" problem solving...changing ones perspective to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the world/life
2)highly recommend as an educational tool to help put into "perspective" global (and local!) environmental concerns and connectivity

ravenheart May 15, 2013

Fantastic. I actually watched this documentary twice. Absolutely incredibly detailed information from satellites is used to show what we now know about our Earth and all of its complex systems. You're gonna say "Wow!" several times throughout this documentary. What satellite data has pieced together for us, about this fragile world we live in, is just breathtaking. And when I say fragile...I mean fragile for people. Anyone who doesn't understand the impact of global warming, better watch this to gain a true understanding of just how fragile the worlds ocean currents and air circulation are, and how closely the temperate climates where people thrive are linked to masses of ice, like Antarctica. If you aren't very worried about all those ice sheets getting smaller and smaller every year, you better get worried quick.

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Keogh
May 12, 2013

Exceptional documentary from NOVA. Climatology, geography, and even biology itself are detectable from the network of satellites in space, giving us a view we don't usually get. The visuals are spectacular, and the result reminds the viewer of the complex connections of the planet. Very informative and engaging.

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