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Power / PBS.

Other author/creatorInfobase, film distributor.
Other author/creatorPBS (Firm)
Format Video (Streaming) and Electronic
Publication Info [Place of publication not identified] : PBS, [2016]
Distribution Info New York, N.Y. : Distributed by Infobase, 2018.
Copyright Notice ©2016
Description1 online resource (1 video file (53 min., 5 sec)) : sound, color.
Supplemental Content Part of the Films on Demand collection
Series NOVA: Treasures of the Earth
NOVA: Treasures of the Earth. UNAUTHORIZED
Contents Cornerstone of Modern Civilization (6:29); Coal (9:12); Oil and Carbon Dioxide (3:54); Plastics and Natural Gas (5:36); Forming Fuels (2:46); Solar Power (5:21); Power Storage (5:52); Environmental Crisis and Nuclear Energy (8:01); Developing Civilization (2:48); Credits: Power (0:56);
Abstract Drill down to discover the treasures beneath our feet that power our world. Fossil fuels–coal, oil, and natural gas–powered the industrial revolution and allowed us to build a way of life that many cherish today. Personal cars, planes, lights, hot showers–all of these are gifts from our fossil fuels… but they have a dirty dark side in that they are polluting the planet. What is it about these natural resources that has allowed them to fuel our civilization? What secrets are locked in their molecules? Where did that energy come from, and can we find alternative energy resources that come in a cleaner form? The hunt is on for new treasures that might allow us to power our modern way of life without damaging the environment. Join NOVA as we explore the resources that both power and pollute, from modern-day oil prospecting in California, to a mega-city utility company struggling to keep the lights on during hot summer days, to China where an engineer strives to solve one of the greatest obstacles to the success of solar power. Travel the globe to see how our energy treasures are changing—and if they can keep the lights on.
General noteOriginally released by PBS, 2016.
General noteStreaming video file encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on December 04, 2018.
Access restrictionAccess requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Interest grade level 9 - 12, Academic/AP
Technical detailsStreaming video file.
Technical detailsSystem requirements: FOD playback platform.
Source of descriptionTitle from distributor's description
Genre/formInternet videos.
Publisher number166792 Infobase
Publisher number[166911]s Infobase

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