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Water [electronic resource]: A Celebration

National Geographic Television & Film
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Nothing is so familiar, and yet so elusive, as water. A running faucet would require 136 trillion years to discharge the Earth's 326 million cubic miles of water, but only fresh water-less than three percent of the global supply-can sustain life. As we transport, utilize, and consume water, we are tempted to view it as eternally plentiful. But its protracted cycle of falling from the sky, seeping into the ground, resurfacing, and evaporating is a fickle, unwieldy process that makes water more precious than gold. This program investigates the uses and meaning of water in our lives.
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25 min.
10 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Aug. 03, 2010.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
  • Water, Water Everywhere (4:46)
  • Water in the Desert (2:53)
  • Model Hydraulic Projects (2:39)
  • Let the Rivers Run (4:17)
  • Healing Powers of Water (4:12)
  • Water from the Great Spirit (3:43)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], c1993.
Publisher no.
40857 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
Access requires authentication through Films on Demand.
1 streaming video file (25 min.) : sd., col., digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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