NOVA, Vol. 2Closed Captioning
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As entertaining as it is informative, NOVA explores headline-grabbing innovations and discoveries from our past, present, and future, demystifying the science and technology along the way, while highlighting the human side of the people "who make science happen." As the most-watched documentary series on PBS, NOVA programs have defined science television for the world, helping us to understand the way things work, while also exploring the social implications of these scientific findings. Ranging in topics covering everything from galaxies to atoms, the series opens viewers' imaginations to cutting-edge technology that is constantly pushing the limits of the real and possible.
|2||Closed CaptioningVideoCracking the Maya Code||The ancient Maya civilization of Central America left behind a riddle: an intricate and mysterious hieroglyphic script carved on stone monuments and painted on pottery and bark books. Because the invading Spanish suppressed nearly all knowledge of how the script worked, unlocking its meaning posed one of archaeology's fiercest challenges. Until now.||52:59||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|3||Closed CaptioningVideoCar of the Future||Tom Magliozzi has a problem. The wacky co-host of NPR's Car Talk needs to replace his beloved 1952 MG roadster. But where do you turn to in today's car market? Is new technology about to transform the way we drive? Join Tom and brother Ray as they take a light-hearted but shrewd look at America's four-wheeled future.||53:33||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|4||Closed CaptioningVideoA Walk to Beautiful||A difficult journey that begins in loneliness and shame for thousands of Ethiopian women ends in a productive new life and hope for the future in this award-winning film.||52:48||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|6||Closed CaptioningVideoThe Four-Winged Dinosaur||Long ago in the age of dinosaurs, a volcano in eastern China erupted and buried a host of strange creatures in ash, creating exquisite fossils that preserved a big surprise—many dinosaurs were covered in feathers. In The Four-Winged Dinosaur, NOVA investigates the most bizarre of these feathered dinosaurs, which has rekindled a fierce, decades-long debate over the origin of bird flight.||53:29||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|8||Closed CaptioningVideoMarathon Challenge||Every year thousands of athletes from across the globe flock to Boston to run the city's marathon, known worldwide as the ultimate test of stamina and endurance. But how do you run 26 miles if you have trouble making it around the block? With good coaching, discipline, and lots of group support, as NOVA shows when it follows 13 sedentary people through a nine-month regimen designed to prepare them for the grueling Boston Marathon.||52:55||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|9||Closed CaptioningVideoSecrets of the Parthenon||For 25 centuries, the Parthenon has been shot at, set on fire, rocked by earthquakes, looted for its sculptures, and disfigured by misguided restorations. Now, a team of architects and engineers is investigating the many mysteries of this icon of Western Civilization: How did the ancient Greeks design and build their masterpiece so quickly? How did they achieve such precision and perfection without modern tools and architectural aids that we take for granted today, such as comprehensive plans or drawings?||53:23||$1.99||View In iTunes|
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Nice selection that is available elswhere free of charge
Most, if not all, of these episodes are available free of charge on the PBS website. What is the advantage of purchasing them here?
A really great show
This show is fantastic and I wish people would actually review the SHOW and not the price that PBS requires itunes to charge. If you have an issue with the price then take it up with the studio. This show is both informative and interesting- if you like shows like the universe you will love this one!
Fascinating, Educational, and Entertaining
This series makes accessible aspects of science and culture that are not often in the public domain. I was particularly impressed with the historical narrative of "Absolute Zero", which brought to life a subject I hadn't really considered before. I also can't help but enjoy the Car Talk guy's take on the state of the automobile industry in America. NOVA is right on target. It succeeds in its effort to expand its audience's minds in an informative, entertaining way, providing enough "meat" to satisfy, but with enough "dessert" to keep even scientifically challenged people like me involved and wanting more.
- SD Version
- Genre: Nonfiction
- Released: Apr 08, 2008
- © 2008 WGBH Educational Foundation
- CCin English