Also includes forays into disciplines such as chemistry and biology as needed to explain events in astronomy. Includes views of eachof the Great Lake's current shorelines and discusses specific characteristics of each lake. Horizon documentaries : What on earth is wrong with gravity? Introduces the concept of an evolving earth and explains various means of establishing relative time. When this backwater with suspended silt and ash slowed down to standing water, both of these very fine particles would begin to settle out. Explore some of the greatest existing scientific theories, some of which have never before been visualized on film, from the birth of the cosmos and solar system to the nature of black holes and exploding supernovas.
With around 100 tsunamis striking the world's coastlines each decade, Nova investigates what made the recent event so powerful and catastrophic. Hawaiian Islands and Yellowstone Park -- Lecture 14. Describes El Nino, a complex interaction of atmosphere and ocean off South America, which happens every few years. Discusses the physical structure of rocks thrust to the earth's surface from geological cataclysms such as volcanoes and earthquakes. Customizing the display with preferences -- ch.
The very forces that created New Orleans now threaten its very existence. Explores several of the ways in which mountains are formed and examines the evidence associated with the uplift of the earth's crust. Vacuum energy ; Lecture 18. In a thought-provoking and engrossing documentary, Einstein's Big Idea illuminates this deceptively simple formula by unrevealing the story of how it came to be. Learn how the Earth's crystals are formed and why they are so rare. History of plate motions : where and why -- Lecture 27.
Discusses the Fujita Scale of Tornado Intensity. Originally broadcast in the television series Nova. The smooth, expanding universe ; Lecture 3. Radiation and the greenhouse effect -- Lecture 5. Asteroids and comets streak through the skies by the millions, and tons of small meteorites strike the earth.
A time-lapse photography study of glacial movement in the Athabasca Glacier of the Canadian Rockies in summer and winter. Adding user data -- ch. Bringing air to saturation -- Lecture 9. Footage of the actual signals, combined with computer simulations, document the Voyager 2 missions to the outer planets. Future experiments ; Lecture 24. Focuses on the pioneers of dinosaur research, including British paleontologist Richard Owen and American scientific rivals Othniel Charles Marsh and Edward Drinker Cope.
Demonstrates the rigors of the expedition and the historical impact of Dr. Presents 24 lectures 30 minutes each Bringing together geography, chemistry, physics, and other scientific disciplines, Professor Fovell offers provides an opportunity to grasp the complex interactions that make up our world's climate. An examination of the growing dangers of toxic waste and ocean degradation along U. Classification of minerals -- Lecture 7. Galaxies and clusters ; Lecture 6. Iinvestigates a new theory which suggests the extinction of more than 34 types of large prehistoric mega-creatures, such as the saber-toothed cat and woolly mammoth, was caused by the massive breakup of a comet over the Great Lakes region at the end of the last Ice Age, some 12,900 years ago. Black holes and beyond: program 5.
Originally broadcast c1999 as a segment of: National Geographic explorer. This program captures the excitement and tension of the astronomers as they prepare to glean the most data possible from the event. Includes highlights of over 1,000 experiment hours and 3 space walks. Describes basic conditions and cloud formations necessary for the development of thunderstorms and tornadoes. Describes the formation of Mount Rainier, using time-lapse photography to show how a sweeping glacier sculptures and diminishes the volcano.
Also introduces viewers to lifeforms that survive in the extremely hot, highly toxic environment around thermal vents. But while Isaac Newton was busy discovering the universal law of gravitation, he was also searching out hidden meanings in the Bible and pursuing the covert art of alchemy. The program features a dogged geologist sticking to his bold theory despite virtual professional banishment. Join a boy and his father as they go out hunting for fossils in the Mazon Creek area. A documentary on the legal battle surrounding 'Sue', a magnificent Tyrannosaurus rex fossil, found in the South Dakota badlands. Air Date : 8th-Nov-2005 He was the greatest scientist of his day, perhaps of all time.
Instrument shelters and weather forecasting for public safety. Explores some of the most amazing features of our very own solar system, how the forces of nature carved out beauty and order from the chaos of space, how our home planet doesn't sit in magnificent isolation but is intimately connected with the rest of the solar system, and how these connections have created the haven we call Earth. Originally broadcast as a segment of: Raging planet. Introduces severe storm spotters to the individual characteristics and vagaries of real-time, moving tornadoes. Sphericity, conduction, and convection -- Lecture 6. Explores the mines and mineral resources of Illinios. Taught by: Professor John J.
Minerals: the materials of Earth -- pt. The Ocean seafloor : unseen lands -- Lecture 17. Fundamental building blocks ; Lecture 2. The restless planet -- pt. A field trip in the classroom. Destruction from volcanoes and earthquakes -- Lecture 23.