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Special Features

Closed Caption; Printable materials for educators for Volcano Above the Clouds, Deadly Ascent, Descent Into the Ice, and Mountain of ICe; program descriptions, viewing suggestions, discusion questions, activities, and more; Access to the NOVA web site; Scene selection; Closed captions; Described video for the visually impaired on Volcano Above the Clouds, Deadly Ascent, Descent Into the Ice, and Mountian of Ice
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/12/2006
  • UPC: 783421412798
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  • Source: Wgbh / Pbs
  • Region Code: 1
  • Time: 4:40:00
  • Format: DVD

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- NOVA: Great Peaks - Everest, the Death Zone
0. Chapters
1. A Living Hell [5:32]
2. Sea Level Testing [5:16]
3. Base Camp [3:47]
4. Khumba Ice Fall [9:02]
5. The Death Zone [8:55]
6. Camp Four [5:21]
7. Summit [5:39]
8. Descent [6:54]
9. Conclusion [6:12]
Disc #2 -- NOVA: Great Peaks - Volcano Above the Clouds
1. Introduction [2:39]
2. An Island in the Sky [10:11]
3. High Altitude Mountaineering [7:31]
4. Mists and Snow [8:59]
5. To the Summit [8:19]
6. The Great Crater [10:03]
7. A View From the Top [6:03]
8. Credits [2:09]
Disc #3 -- NOVA: Great Peaks - Deadly Ascent
1. Introduction [2:58]
2. Human Guinea Pigs [12:28]
3. Acute Mountain Sickness [12:34]
4. The Summit Within Reach [14:05]
5. A Powerful Lure [8:20]
Disc #4 -- NOVA: Great Peaks - Descent Into the Ice
1. Beneath the Glaciers [9:51]
2. Hidden Lakes [9:40]
3. A Glacier's Movement [8:24]
4. Descent Into the Ice [15:32]
5. An Unknown Risk [11:48]
Disc #5 -- NOVA: Great Peaks - Mountain of Ice
1. Introduction [1:53]
2. The Short History of Antarctic Exploration [9:04]
3. Digging Into the Past [16:25]
4. The Headwall [14:43]
5. The Summit of Vinson Massif [11:51]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- NOVA: Great Peaks - Everest, the Death Zone
   Play Program
   Everest Web Site
   Other Programs of Interest
      Space Explorers Boxed Set
      Escape! Boxed Set
      Top Gun Over Moscow
      Supersonic Spies
      Three Men and a Balloon
   For a Copy of Our Catalog
   Closed Captions: On
   Closed Captions: Off
Disc #2 -- NOVA: Great Peaks - Volcano Above the Clouds
   Play
   Scene Selection
   Features
      DVD-ROM Features
         This Disc Contains Special Features That Can Be Accessed From Your Computer's DVD-ROM Drive. Insert This Disc and Open the File "start.html" With Your Web Browser to View: Teaching Materials (PDF)/A Link to the Volcano Above the Clouds Web Site, pbs.org/nova/kilimanjaro
      Other Products of Interest
      Request a Catalog
      DVD Credits
   Accessibility Options
      Play With Audio Description: On
      Play With Audio Description: Off
      What Is Audio Description?
Disc #3 -- NOVA: Great Peaks - Deadly Ascent
   Play
   Scene Selection
   DVD-ROM Features
      This Disc Contains Special Features That Can Be Accessed From Your Computer's DVD-ROM Drive. Insert This Disc and Open the File "start.html" With Your Web Browser to View: Teaching Materials (PDF)/A Link to the Nova Web Site, pbs.org/nova
   Accessibility Options
      Play with Video Descriptions: On
      Play with Video Descriptions: Off
   Other Products of Interest
Disc #4 -- NOVA: Great Peaks - Descent Into the Ice
   Play
   Scene Selection
   DVD-ROM Features
      This Disc Contains Special Features That Can Be Accessed From Your Computer's DVD-ROM Drive. Insert This Disc and Open the File "start.html" With Your Web Browser to View: Teaching Materials (PDF)/A Link to the Nova Web Site, pbs.org/nova
   Accessibility Options
      Play With Video Description: On
      Play With Video Description: Off
   Other Products of Interest
Disc #5 -- NOVA: Great Peaks - Mountain of Ice
   Play
   Scene Selection
   DVD-ROM Features
      This Disc Contains Special Features That Can Be Accessed From Your Computer's DVD-ROM Drive. Insert This Disc and Open the File "start.html" With Your Web Browser to View: Teaching Materials (PDF)/A Link to the NOVA Web Site, pbs.org/nova
   Accessibility Options
      Play With Video Descriptions: On
      Play With Video Descriptions: Off
   Other Products of Interest
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