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Scientific American Frontiers [videorecording]: Science in Paradise

written, produced and directed by John Angier... [et al.]
Format
Video; VHS
Summary
Scientific American Frontiers' host Alan Alda accompanies scientists in the Carribean tracking hawksbill turtles as part of a conservation project and working to save coral reefs afflicted with an unexpected disease. He visits Trinidad and learns to play that country's native instrument -- the steel pan -- and uncovers science stories in island sites from the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico to the Soufriere Hill Volcano on the island of Monserrat.
Director
John Angier
Release Date
1998
Run Time
60 min.
Language
English
Notes
  • Narrated by Alan Alda.
  • Presented by Connecticut Public Televison.
  • Underwritten by GTE Corporation in association with Scientific American Magazine.
Variant Title
Science in paradise.
Related Title
Science in paradise.
Series
Scientific American Frontiers (Series)
Series Statement
Scientific American frontiers (Series) show 901
Contents
  • Turtle travels (12:28)
  • Paradise postponed (9:15)
  • Pan man (10:28)
  • Big dish (7:57)
  • Dust busting (11.02).
Published
[Watertown, Mass.] : Scientific American Magazine, Chedd/Angier, 1998.
Description
1 videocassette (60 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in. + 1 teaching guide.
VHS format.
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