It’s a year that many have prophesied will bring a catastrophic end to life as we know it. Whatever is in store a massive cosmic collision, a global environmental disaster, an Armageddon-like religious showdown, or a more subtle transformation many believe that 2012 will mark a major shift in the history of our planet. But what is there to substantiate such fears? A detailed, historical investigat
Turn the tap on a surprisingly rich hour exploring the many mysteries of H2O. * For over a decade, MODERN MARVELS has brought grand stories to life. * The ultimate celebration and investigation of engineering excellence. * Can new technology coax rain from the skies to help save drought-starved nations? Celebrating ingenuity, invention and imagination brought to life on a grand scale, MODE
Using Darwin’s own diary and field notes as a travel guide, retrace Darwin’s expedition beyond the Galapagos to uncover the forgotten evidence that inspired his revolutionary work. He wasn’t a mathematician. He wasn’t an inventor. He was just a 20-something guy who liked to poke around in the dirt. Yet, Charles Darwin developed a theory of evolution so significant that it forms the bedrock of b
Witness some of the most violent impacts in the universe, and meet the people protecting us from the fallout of these cosmic collisions.
Witness the relentless power of Earth’s worst weather, before traveling the universe to find the 17,500kmh winds and methane storms of space.
You can tear it with two fingers; you can build space ships with it. In this DVD get all the fascinating info about this endlessly versatile material. •For over a decade, MODERN MARVELS has brought grand stories to life. •The ultimate celebration and investigation of engineering excellence. •From the tip of the Washington Monument to the six-pack in your fridge, aluminum is everywhere! Celebrating
We are the most power-hungry generation that has ever lived. This film tells the story of how that power has been harnessed – from wind, steam and from inside the atom. In the early years the drive for new sources of power was led by practical men who wanted to make money. Their inventions and ideas created fortunes and changed the course of history, but it took centuries for science to catch u
The question of our human origins is one of the most controversial science has wrestled with. This is the story of how scientists came to explain the beauty and diversity of life on earth, and reveal how its evolution is connected to the long and violent history of our planet. Featuring ocean adventurers, eccentric French aristocrats, mountain climbers, a secret Victorian publisher with 12 fin
Throughout history, humans have been fascinated by the stars. Discover how astronomy played a crucial role in early civilisations.