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JOSEPH ROSENDO’S TRAVELSCOPE
Peru – The Amazon and Beyond

 

Joseph ships out on a Peruvian Amazon journey from the jungle town of Iquitos, and makes his way down one of the world’s wonders. One-fifth of the world’s water and oxygen are produced in the Amazon Rainforest and thousands of species of birds, fish, reptiles, mammals and plants as well as hundreds of thousands of people thrive there.

 

 

THE MYSTERY OF MATTER: SEARCH FOR THE ELEMENTS – Into The Atom (1910-1960)

THE MYSTERY OF MATTER: Into The Atom (1910-1960)

 

This series is about one of the great adventures in the history of science: the long, continuing quest to understand what the world is made of. Join host Michael Emerson to see not only what scientific explorers discovered, but also how.

 

Into The Atom (1910-1960)
Caught up in the race to discover the atom’s internal parts, Harry Moseley uses newly discovered X-rays to put the periodic table in a whole new light. Glenn Seaborg creates a new element – plutonium – that changes the world.

 

THE MYSTERY OF MATTER: SEARCH FOR THE ELEMENTS – Unruly Elements

 

This series is about one of the great adventures in the history of science: the long, continuing quest to understand what the world is made of. Join host Michael Emerson to see not only what scientific explorers discovered, but also how.

Unruly Elements (1859-1902)
Dmitri Mendeleev invents the periodic table, bringing order to the elements. This order is shattered when Marie Curie discovers radioactivity, revealing that elements can change identities and that atoms contain undiscovered parts.

 

EARTH A NEW WILD
Water

 

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This five-part series takes a fresh look at humankind’s relationship to the planet’s wildest places and most fascinating species. Dr. M. Sanjayan, a leading conservation scientist, takes viewers on a stunning visual journey to explore how humans are inextricably woven into every aspect of the planet’s natural systems. The series features spectacular natural history footage from the most striking places on Earth, filming encounters between wild animals and the people who live and work with them. With up-close looks at a range of species, from giant pandas to humpback whales and African lions to Arctic reindeer, Sanjayan reveals that co-habitations with animals can work – and be mutually beneficial.

Water
Dr. Sanjayan explores humankind’s relationship with the Earth’s most important resource: water. Unraveling dramatic connections between fresh water and the health of the planet, he uncovers spectacular wildlife stories that center on managing the natural pulse of the planet’s water. The episode includes a kayak journey that follows the Colorado River to the sea; the elephants and people at the “singing wells” of Kenya; the connection between AIDS and a small fish in Lake Malawi; and a look at how hunters in America saved one of the greatest gatherings of birds on the continent.

NOVA
Ben Franklin’s Balloons

 

The first stage in the adventure of human flight began with daring inventors and aeronauts in 18th-century Paris, where a handful of brilliant and colorful pioneers developed all the essential features of today’s hot air and gas balloons. Their exploits fascinated Benjamin Franklin, who was serving in Paris as the American ambassador. To explore this burst of innovation, NOVA re-creates key flights, including the world’s first manned voyage on November 21, 1783. A descendant of the Montgolfier brothers, who invented the hot-air balloon, will join a team to build an accurate replica of the fragile paper and canvas craft using 18th-century tools and materials. NOVA evokes the thrilling and daunting prospect that the balloon pioneers faced as they left Earth for the first time.