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Becoming green : growing environmental awareness

Author: Joe SeamansJanet Driscoll SmithSteven LathamEvan I SchwartzLarry KleinAll authors
Publisher: [Boston, Mass.] : WGBH Boston Video, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English
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Car of the future (disc 1): NPR's Car talk co-hosts Tom Magliozzi and brother Ray examine America's four-wheeled future, exploring everything from a Detroit auto show to the homebuilders of Boston's AltWheels Festival, from a hydrogen-powered bus fleed in Iceland to a green think tank in Colorado.
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Science television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities
Biography
Named Person: Rachel Carson
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Joe Seamans; Janet Driscoll Smith; Steven Latham; Evan I Schwartz; Larry Klein; Jon Palfreman; Neil Goodwin; Tom Magliozzi; Ray Magliozzi; John Lithgow; Lance Lewman; Will Lyman; Meryl Streep; Alex Chadwick; Rick Brandt; David Cohen; Mark Knobil; David Espar; James Rutenbeck; Michel Chalufour; Robert Secret; Sheldon Mirowitz; New Wrinkle, Inc.; Steven Latham Productions.; Palfreman Film Group.; Peace River Films.; WGBH Educational Foundation.; WGBH Video (Firm)
ISBN: 9781593758073 1593758073
Language Note: Closed-captioned. (discs 1-3). Audio-described (discs 1-2).
OCLC Number: 226300542
Notes: Disc 1-2 originally broadcast on the television program Nova; disc 3 originally broadcast as a Nova/Frontline television production; disc 4 originally broadcast on the television program American experience.
Credits: Car of the Future (disc 1): NOVA Production by New Wrinkle, Inc. ; written and directed by Joseph Seamans ; produced by Joseph Seamans, Janet Driscoll Smith ; edited by David Cohen ; director of photography, Mark Knobil.
Saved by the sun (disc 2): Steven Latham Production for WGBH/NOVA ; produced by Steven Latham, Larry Klein, Evan I. Schwartz ; written by Larry Klein and Evan I. Schwartz ; edited by David Espar ; directed by Steven Latham
What's up with the weather? (disc 3): written, produced and directed by Jon Palfreman ; editor, James Rutenbeck ; original music, Robert Secret ; Frontline/NOVA coproduction with the Palfreman Film Group.
Rachel Carson's Silent Spring (disc 4): writer and producer, Neil Goodwin ; editor, Michel Chalufour ; music composed by Sheldon Mirowitz ; Cinematographers, Rick Brandt ... [et al.] ; a Peace River Films production.
Performer(s): Car of the Future (disc 1): hosted by Tom and Ray Magliozzi ; narrated by John Lithgow.
Saved by the sun (disc 2): narrated by Lance Lewman.
What's up with the weather? (disc 3): narrator, Will Lyman.
Rachel Carson's Silent Spring (disc 4): narrator, Alex Chadwick ; Rachel Carson readings by Meryl Streep.
Description: 4 videodiscs (277 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; NTSC, Region 1; (4 x 3) full screen presentation (discs 3-4); letterboxed (disc 2) or 16:9 anamorphic (disc 1); Dolby digital.
Contents: disc 1. Car of the future --
disc 2. Solar energy: saved by the sun --
disc 3. Global warming: what's up with the weather? --
disc 4 Rachel Carson's Silent Spring.
Other Titles: Car of the future.
Saved by the sun.
What's up with the weather?
Rachel Carson's Silent Spring.
Frontline (Television program)
Nova (Television program)
American experience (Television program)
Responsibility: WGBH Educational Foundation.

Abstract:

Car of the future (disc 1): NPR's Car talk co-hosts Tom Magliozzi and brother Ray examine America's four-wheeled future, exploring everything from a Detroit auto show to the homebuilders of Boston's AltWheels Festival, from a hydrogen-powered bus fleed in Iceland to a green think tank in Colorado.

Saved by the sun (disc 2): Examines efforts to make solar power more efficient and affordable, from individuals installing solar panels on their roofs to industrial-scale projects in the Mojave desert featuring massive arrays of mirrors. Also looks at Germany's goal to produce thirty percent of its electricty from renewable sources by 2020.

What's up with the weather? (disc 3): Examines recent changes in weather patterns around the world, attempting to discover whether they are natural, temporary glitches in the global climate or the result of global warming.

Rachel Carson's Silent Spring (disc 4): Examines Rachel Carson and her book, Silent spring, published in 1962, an exposé of the chemical industry's unregulated use of DDT.

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