NOVA: Beyond the Elements DVD

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Picking up where he left off in NOVA's popular special, Hunting the Elements, David Pogue sets out on a worldwide quest to find the key molecules and chemical reactions that have paved the way for human civilization, life, and even the universe as we know it.
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Picking up where he left off in NOVA's popular special, Hunting the Elements, David Pogue sets out on a worldwide quest to find the key molecules and chemical reactions that have paved the way for human civilization, life, and even the universe as we know it.

Along the way, he uncovers the simple principles that produce such a dizzying diversity of matter from elements on the periodic table.

Episode 1: Reactions
Just about every solid, liquid or gas in the world begins with reactions between individual atoms and molecules. David Pogue dives into the transformative world of chemical reactions, from the complex formula that produces cement to the single reaction that's allowed farmers to feed a global population--a reaction that when reversed, unleashes the powerful chemistry of high explosives.

Episode 2: Indestructible
Scientists and engineers have created virtually indestructible versions of common materials by manipulating the chains of interlocking atoms that give them strength--but have they made them too tough? Host David Pogue explores the fantastic chemistry behind the everyday materials we depend on, and how the quest for durability can be balanced with products' environmental impact.

Episode 3: Live
Without the chemistry of photosynthesis, ozone, and a molecule called Rubisco, none of us would be here. So how did we get so lucky? To find out, host David Pogue investigates the surprising molecules that allowed life on Earth to begin, and ultimately thrive. Along the way, he finds out what we're all made of--literally.

Producer: Laurie Cahalane, Melanie Wallace, Daniel McCabe, Cara Feinberg
Executive Producer: Julia Cort, Chris Schmidt
Production Company: Big House Productions
Copyright Year: 2020
Rating: TV-PG
Director: Daniel McCabe
Host: David Pogue
Writers: Daniel McCabe
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 180 minutes
Subtitled: Y

5 Reviews
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BONNIE
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5.0 star rating
12/15/21
Amazing Info
Review by BONNIE on 12/15/21 review stating Amazing Info
Loved Hunting the Elements and was not disappointed in Beyond the Elements.
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Barbara
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5.0 star rating
12/10/21
David Pogue strikes again
Review by Barbara on 12/10/21 review stating David Pogue strikes again
This is fun and fascinating; youll finally learn why oil and water dont mix and how hot peppers make your mouth burn, among other interesting tidbits.
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Susan
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5.0 star rating
11/15/21
The show was exactly the
Review by Susan on 11/15/21 review stating The show was exactly the
The show was exactly the quality I expected from PBS and the store process was the same.
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David
Verified Buyer
5.0 star rating
03/26/21
Beyond the Elements
Review by David on 03/26/21 review stating Beyond the Elements
I saw the video when i was shown on PBS (Nova) Per usual with all science videos...I loved it...Good sequel to Elements Part 1. Keep making them NOVA David Michael
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Cynthia
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5.0 star rating
03/25/21
Nova
Review by Cynthia on 03/25/21 review stating Nova
Great teaching tool.


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