The History Channel : Renewable Energy , Natural Environment Homes : Going Green Living – Solar Power , Wind , Biofuel & More : 2 Pack

In the young 21st Century, two realizations are dawning on the world’s population: we are hopelessly dependent on petroleum, which is only going to get more expensive; and global warming, caused mainly by our burning of fossil fuels, will impact civilization in ways that we’re only beginning to grasp. Stepping in to fight both of these massive problems are the rapidly evolving technologies that harness renewable energy. We will see how air, water, earth, and fire are transformed into clean, reliable sources of heat, electricity, and even automobile fuel. We’ll take an in-depth look at the most proven and reliable sources: solar, wind, geothermal, biofuels, and tidal power. From the experimental to the tried-and-true, renewable energy sources are overflowing with potential… just waiting to be exploited on a massive scale. And unlike fossil fuels, they’ll always be there. //Inspired by the popular home décor magazine, this episode of the A&E television series focuses on how the lines between the interiors and exteriors can sometimes be crossed or combined. HOUSE BEAUTIFUL shows that, if carried out correctly, there is no reason the inside of a home cannot be as lush and fragrant as the outside. First, there is a look inside the home of Seattle architect James Cutler. As a staunch environmentalist, Cutler designed his home using recycled wood and other natural products. The same concept was used in the home of designer Nick Berman, whose house was constructed using almost all natural materials. HOUSE BEAUTIFUL heads inside a water tower turned into an environmentally friendly home. There is also a discussion of some of the best natural products to accessorize a home, including bamboo flooring and art from famed environmental painter Dodd Holdsapple and natural sculptor Sally Trout.

The History Channel : Going Green 2 Pack : Renewable Energy , Enviromental Tech

Renewable Energy DVD

As fossil fuels become more scarce and expensive, there is greater emphasis on finding renewable resources.

?Which politicians are trying to spearhead renewable resource development and implementation?
?What can replace oil and other fossil fuels?
?See experimental and well-tested methods for harnessing renewable power.
Oil is becoming more expensive and more scarce. Its diminishing quantity affects millions on a personal and industrial level. Without oil and other fossil fuels many industries will shut down completely. What can be done?

Discover how air, water, and fire are being harnessed. See what is happening with solar, geothermal, and tidal power. From tried-and-true methods to those in the experimental stage, discover which ones may be utilized on a mass scale in the near future. Meet the scientists, politicians, and engineers that are at the forefront of research, development, and implementation. Learn what may be in store for the rest of the 21st Century.

Environmental Tech DVD

Green technologies are at the forefront of scientific research. They may tackle some of the most daunting challenges facing the world. See how scientists are attempting to deal with global warming, deforestation,

?See how algae is converted into fuel.
?What is carbon sequestration and bioremediation?
?Find out which “green” technologies are most likely to be used on a wide scale.
Carbon sequestration. Bioremediation. They are not just experimental processes. T
Hear from scientists and experts on their attempts solve global warming and deforestation. Learn what is being done to dispose of nuclear waste. Find out how we can supplement our diminishing natural resources. Experimental technologies like converting blue-green algaie into biofuel are discussed. See how natural environments are being used as engineering materials to prevent floods.

Modern Marvels: Top Ten (History Channel)

The effect of technological change and its impact on how we live, work, and play has been accelerating dramatically over the last two decades more so than any other period in history.

In this incisive look at the TOP TEN technological innovations of the last generation, MODERN MARVELS® explores how these advancements have transformed our lives and asks how much have they truly improved the human condition … and at what price? Travel to Rochester Hills, Michigan, home of FANUC Robotics, and discover the ways in which robots have begun to transform the manner and speed with which products are manufactured. Find out how the ubiquitous cell phone came into being and how nowadays a single iPhone has more processing power than the North American Air Defense Command had in 1965. Learn how digital technology has changed everything from how we watch television to how we take photos to how we listen to music. Finally, take an overarching look at the incredible power of the Internet from Google to YouTube to Facebook and beyond.

A few decades ago, many of the technologies we take for granted today didn t even exist. Now, join MODERN MARVELS® for this wild ride through the past, present, and future of technological innovation.

The History Channel : Renewable Energy , Planet Green : Bill Nye the Science Guy Teaches Kids About Going Green : Educational 2 Pack

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In the young 21st Century, two realizations are dawning on the world’s population: we are hopelessly dependent on petroleum, which is only going to get more expensive; and global warming, caused mainly by our burning of fossil fuels, will impact civilization in ways that we’re only beginning to grasp. Stepping in to fight both of these massive problems are the rapidly evolving technologies that harness renewable energy. We will see how air, water, earth, and fire are transformed into clean, reliable sources of heat, electricity, and even automobile fuel. We’ll take an in-depth look at the most proven and reliable sources: solar, wind, geothermal, biofuels, and tidal power. From the experimental to the tried-and-true, renewable energy sources are overflowing with potential… just waiting to be exploited on a massive scale. And unlike fossil fuels, they’ll always be there. // Bill Nye: SAVE SOME GREEN while greening your home: 6 Episodes on 1 DVD
Let s face it, we all have stuff. Whether it s necessary or needless, our random accumulations have environmental and personal consequences. America s favorite Science Guy, Bill Nye, takes a closer look at the ramifications of the products peppering our everyday lives, from the foods we eat to the clothes we wear and even our choice in toothpaste. Nye goes into our bathrooms, attics, basements, garages and backyards to snoop in our stuff and show us the far-reaching effects our actions have on the rest of the planet. With easy-to-follow science, lighthearted demonstrations and expert interviews, Nye helps viewers get a grip on big topics and presents simple solutions to make our everyday lives greener. Find out how your bed harms polar bears and if your backyard grill is affecting gorillas. Yes, all of our stuff is examined – and every piece lives a secret double life.

Feeding the Fire: The Lost History and Uncertain Future of Mankind’s Energy Addiction

From the first spark created by human hands thousands of years ago, mankind has grown dependent on nature’s vast stores of energy to build, explore, and experiment. Our expanding knowledge and technologies have come from the felling of forests to the harnessing of wind and water, from the burning of coal and oil to tapping the energy of the atom. Energy does more than heat our homes and fill our gas tanks; it fuels our imaginations. Our future is inextricably linked to energy, and in this groundbreaking book, Mark Eberhart examines our historic quest for power and tackles the brutal realization that there are limits to the energy Earth can provide.

In Western society, we treat energy as a given—the background noise of modern life. But as worldwide energy demand grows, supplies are, at best, holding steady—and at worst, shrinking. The implications of our dependence are enormous. And while there is evidence that great cultures of the past—the Maya, Anasazi, Easter Islanders—collapsed when their energy resources were exhausted, Eberhart argues that we have the responsibility and the ability to develop renewable energy sources now.

Eberhart leads us on a tour through the history of energy, how it was formed and how it evolved, and reveals how we became energy-dependent creatures. With an unblinking eye, he takes a close look at the consequences of our energy appetite, and, most important, imagines a secure energy future that we can all play a part in achieving.

Enlightening, bold, and practical, Feeding the Fire weaves together history, science, and current affairs to create an important and compelling thesis about humanity’s energy needs—and draws a hard line on the imperative need to avert the catastrophe that looms if we continue on our present course.

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  • A hardcopy with green and cream colored binding and gold lettering.

Energy Transitions: History, Requirements, Prospects

Energy transitions are fundamental processes behind the evolution of human societies: they both drive and are driven by technical, economic, and social changes. In a bold and provocative argument, Energy Transitions: History, Requirements, Prospects describes the history of modern society’s dependence on fossil fuels and the prospects for the transition to a nonfossil world. Vaclav Smil, who has published more on various aspects of energy than any working scientist, makes it clear that this transition will not be accomplished easily, and that it cannot be accomplished within the timetables established by the Obama administration.

The book begins with a survey of the basic properties of modern energy systems. It then offers detailed explanations of universal patterns of energy transitions, the peculiarities of changing energy use in the world’s leading economies, and the coming shifts from fossil fuels to renewable conversions. Specific cases of these transitions are analyzed for eight of the world’s leading energy consumers. The author closes with perspectives on the nature and pace of the coming energy transition to renewable conversions.

Modern Marvels: Renewable Energy (The History Channel)

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  • REGION 1 DVD – NTSC