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Beyond 2000: The New Explorers - National Geographic DVD

Beyond 2000: The New Explorers - National Geographic DVD
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Price: £4.99
Availability: Out Of Stock
Model: Region-free DVD
Manufacturer: National Geographic
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“Is the Age of Exploration over? What’s left to explore in this new millennium? And who will take us there?”

Today’s brazen explorers answer these questions in this beautiful National Geographic documentary.

Some may assume that the world has been adequately explored, but this film comes as a bold announcement that some fantastic exploring has yet to be done.
Exploration used to be venturing into new territories and conquering new places. Now, at the start of the new millennium, mankind has nearly been to every natural location on the planet and has even walked on the moon. So what's left to explore?

Beyond 2000: The New Explorers introduces viewers to adventurers and scientists who have the creative vision and the dauntless curiosity not to be stopped by the notion that it’s all been done.

Dr Robert Ballard, the famous adventurer who discovered the Titanic, is profiled alongside other contemporary explorers. He sees each shipwreck at the bottom of the ocean as a missing chapter in human history. Ballard’s dive to the bottom of the Mediterranean is awe inspiring and embodies the bold spirit that National Geographic has always championed.

Ian Baker explores the world’s deepest gorge, so deep that even satellites can’t locate the bottom. One spectacular sequence follows a group of men into the jungles of Tibet to find the ‘mythical’ waterfall of Shangri-la. The waterfall turns out to be entirely real and is so realistically photographed that viewers will be shifting nervously in their seats as they peak over the edge of cliffs and into the rushing waters of the Tsangpo Gorge.

A star of the new generation of mountaineers, Heidi Howkins, who set out to conquer the world’s tallest peaks, Everest and K2, in one year, speaks eloquently about what makes an explorer and her insights about seeking challenges, both physical and mental, resonate deeply.

Deep-sea researcher Sylvia Earle continues to be a pioneer of ocean exploration and noted Egyptian archaeologist Dr Zahi Hawass is confident of other exciting finds in Egypt’s pyramids and burial chambers.

A new generation of cartographers, mountaineers, and dinosaur hunters all contemplate what it means to be a modern explorer, to push oneself beyond physical and mental boundaries and into the unknown.
To these explorers for the new millennium, it is no longer about getting there first but about understanding how the world works. It’s also about pushing boundaries, asking new questions, and realising that as we learn more, we only begin to know what we don’t know.

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ITEM SPECIFICATION

Region:             Region 0 (all regions, region-free)

Video format:     NTSC

Sound:              Dolby Digital (2.0) Stereo

Language:         English or Chinese (select from menu)

Subtitles:          English or Chinese or none (select from menu)

Menu:               Chinese (English translation will be supplied)

Screen size:      Full screen (4:3 aspect ratio)

Duration:           78 mins approx

 

COMPATIBILITY

This DVD is produced in NTSC video format and is region-free - it is guaranteed to play in all Region 2 and Region 1 DVD players. This DVD will play in DVD players worldwide. If in doubt, please contact us.

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