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Nova: Earth From Space

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4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (74 customer reviews)

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  • Format: Multiple Formats, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Pbs (Direct)
  • DVD Release Date: April 30, 2013
  • Run Time: 120 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (74 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00BCV3IN2
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #19,924 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Editorial Reviews

Earth From Space is a groundbreaking two-hour special that reveals a spectacular new space-based vision of our planet. Produced in extensive consultation with NASA scientists, NOVA takes data from earth-observing satellites and transforms it into dazzling visual sequences, each one exposing the intricate and surprising web of forces that sustains life on earth. Witness how dust blown from the Sahara fertilizes the Amazon; how a vast submarine "waterfall" off Antarctica helps drive ocean currents around the world; and how the sun's heating up of the southern Atlantic gives birth to a colossally powerful hurricane. From the microscopic world of water molecules vaporizing over the ocean to the magnetic field that is bigger than Earth itself, Earth From Space reveals the astonishing beauty and complexity of our dynamic planet.

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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful
Format:Blu-ray
No this is not a copy cat of BBC's Planet Earth. This is a scientific program from years of collecting data from satellites and researchers put their findings all together. You'd be amazed how much detective work goes into it, such as how 1/5 of the planet's oxygen is seemingly trapped in the Amazon forest, but travels out via method of rich sentiments dumped into the ocean and then allowing plankton to regenerate the o2. Just watched 2 hours of this on PBS, and thinking, if every nookie of earth still remains to be discovered, man's thirst and quest for knowledge just never ends. You can view this program on PBS website before deciding if buy.

Also may be of interest to you: How the Earth Was Made: The Complete Season 2 Blu-Ray Edition, and Home [Blu-ray]
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars stunning graphics and clearly explained science February 14, 2013
Format:DVD
"The Earth from Space" is one of the best Nova productions ever. It presents what we have learned about climate, ecology, geology and a host of other topics from satellites. Stunning graphics show how Earth systems work in unison to make this home of ours function. I knew a lot of the facts that were presented in the video but the graphics gave me an even clearer picture of how things coordinate. I am purchasing this one because it is so amazing.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SHould be AWARDED the NOBEL PRIZE & an OSCAR February 16, 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
THis is by far the BEST Nova program I have watched. I pre ordered.... I doubt that anyone will give it less than a 5...
If I could I would give it an 8 out of 5....

JUST as a follow up. This Video is free to watch on PBS/Nova.... There is also a DISCOVERY Version on Utube. The discovery
version is NOT as good as the PBS version. In fact the reason I can follow the Discovery version is because I watched the PBS version.
SO if they are BOTH available online , why did I pre order the PBS version. I want to copy it to my IPAD.. The retinal display
is STUNNING... So what are you waiting for ... ORDER NOW!!!!
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars spellbinding March 6, 2013
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Format:DVD
As someone who has studied and written about life sciences since 1970, this was absolutely, gaspingly gorgeous. It meant a lot to someone who remembers the first time we saw earth from space, as all the views of the planet are from satellites. It may be a bit over the heads of young children, but even fourth grade and up would enjoy and learn. I loved how the program tied together the effects of one system on other systems (geological, biological, chemical, magnetic, weather patterns, life forms). Fascinating to learn what each satellite "sees" and measures down to the millimeter. The imagry is gorgeous and makes technical examples easy to understand, such as the flow of cold water starting at Antarctica, its cycles northward, and how the water temperature affects weather patterns. It's beautiful, educationsl, and entertaining. Excellent quality compared to most natural science programs.Nova: Earth From Space
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best Nova progams ever! February 27, 2013
Format:DVD|Verified Purchase
I saw this on PBS, re-watched it online and had to pre-order the DVD. It is by far a near perfect science documentary about the planet we live on. The graphics, the music, the narration all combine with some really fascinating information about our world that seems more like a complex living entity than merely a ball of water and rock.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Format:DVD
This documentary ambitiously, yet effectively, takes on the basic processes in all of the Earth's great "spheres" - atmosphere, lithosphere, biosphere, and hydrosphere. The graphics are amazing! The material is presented to emphasize the connections among the various processes across our planet - that our planet is a SYSTEM. I am a geography professor and teach a physical geography course, and I was astonished at how perfectly this documentary parallels the topics presented in the major "introduction to physical geography" texts in use at US colleges and universities. The annoying yet persistent questions, "why does geography matter," or "just what is geography anyway," are powerfully answered in this documentary. I will be recommending it to my students. It is a geographer's "dream documentary."
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Revolutionary Look at the Earth System November 1, 2013
Format:Blu-ray
I've spent thousands of hours inside NASA photographing them behind-the-scenes (you can see some of it at [...] ). If you want to know what NASA **Really** does, this is the video for you. Step by step they go through a few of the 120 Earth observing satellites currently in orbit and look at each piece until they are all combined to show how the entire planet runs as a self-regulating system. They tie it up with a a reminder that in the next 10 years there will be barely 10 earth observatories left, including crutial weather prediction capabilities. NASA's 2013 buget represents 0.48% of the federal budget. Every year Congress cuts their budget because people simply feel that NASA wastes money playing around in space. Whether you are showing this to a child to spark their interest in science or you just want to better understand the world we live in, the information is laid out a format anyone can understand while not being talked down to and the production value is phenominal, absolutely top notch. I'm not a blu-ray snob. I have thousands of DVDs and 2 Blu-rays. This is one of them. It's simply worth having on blu-ray.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent - October 27, 2013
Format:DVD
This documentary shows how 120 Earth-observing satellites currently in orbit have revolutionized our understanding of Earth and its weather, etc. systems. Very detailed climate models have been refined, the key role of Antarctica, phosphate from Africa moving to the Amazon, etc.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Just GET IT!
This DVD shows our planet like you have never seen it. If you have a brain, understanding of nature, get it!
Published 12 hours ago by King Henry
5.0 out of 5 stars Think you 'know it all' - Watch this!!
Woke up at 2:30 AM recently & this 2 hour Nova was on PBS - Went on Amazon & bought it as soon as it was 'over' - What an amazing presentation - Good footage & well done, highly... Read more
Published 21 hours ago by just j.
5.0 out of 5 stars How our world works!
The only real description of how our world exists. Natural interactions that none of us knew about that maintain s an environment that is suitable for us to live in.
Published 3 days ago by Herbert Butler
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 12 days ago by Briant DiChellis
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Very comprehensive overview of our dynamic planet!
Published 24 days ago by gotfred jacobsen
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Very good series about our Planet and Oceans, should be required viewing for all Elementary and Middle School Children.
Published 25 days ago by H Crow
5.0 out of 5 stars this should be a mustwatch for HS science classes
this should be a must watch for HS science classes
Published 26 days ago by mom
5.0 out of 5 stars Spectacular
Fabulous, fact-jammed display of recent knowledge about how Earth's systems work and interact with one another. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Anne Fitzhugh
5.0 out of 5 stars great!
Everyone should watch this DVD. More people would understand how we can help the environment as well as realizing how we contribute to the damage. Excellent document.
Published 1 month ago by genevieve
5.0 out of 5 stars Very informative
Great show. I think they have an aversion to showing North America for some reason. I'm always looking but, they are always showing Africa and other continents and not much North... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Susan Flowers
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