Author: Alec Baldwin
Brand: National Geographic
- Our Best of National Geographic Channel DVD collection makes the perfect gift. Contains Megastructures, Egyptian Secrets of the Afterlife, Climbing Redwood Giants, Planet Carnivore, and Through the Lens.
- 5 discs; 5 programs; approximately 360 minutes.
Release Date: 01-12-2010
Details: MegaStructures: Volume 1 MegaStructures takes an eye-popping look at some of the greatest structures and machines ever created. Get inside these superstructures, and uncover the cogs, gears, bells, and whistles that make them work. Egyptian Secrets of the Afterlife To the ancient Egyptians, life after death was a high-stakes underworld journey fraught with terrifying obstacles: fiery lakes of death, battles with bona fide monsters, and ultimately eternal death or resurrection with the sun. It's a journey each Egyptian believed was real, and for the pharaoh the stakes were even higher—the entire cosmos depended on the king's successful journey and resurrection. Climbing Redwood Giants They are giants—stretching more than 300 feet above the ground, with hidden gardens and mysterious predators thriving within their canopy. National Geographic reveals the unexplored environment of redwoods using high-tech aerial laser surveys and breathtaking imagery. Obsessive redwood climber Steve Sillett of Humboldt State University investigates their monster crowns, tallying biological material and discovering new record-breaking trees, while escaping falling branches and crashing trees in the process. Planet Carnivore - Sharks and Lions Witness dramatic stories of survival among the biggest, most successful meat-eating predators in the world and how their biological imperative drives, shapes and decides the fate of their world and ours. New science tells us how these top predators hold entire ecosystems together, maintaining the fragile balance of every living thing just by their dominance. Narrated by actor Alec Baldwin. Through the Lens The thrill of adventure, it's a mix of adrenaline, danger, excitement, and action. But trying to capture that thrill in an eye-catching image is never easy, especially when the photographer braves infernos, dangles from cliffs or skydives from 13,000 feet above the ground.
Package Dimensions: 7.7 x 5.5 x 3.0 inches