School Media Associates
Free Shipping at School Media Associates
Login: New User
Call School Media Associates Order School Media
Sign-up for Special Offers
View Cart Contact SMA for School Media
Advanced Search
 

Desert Tech   -  Discontinued


Desert Tech


Item Number:
AAE-76393
Price:
 
Format:
DVD
Length:
50 min.
Copyright:
n/a
Closed Caption:
Yes
Producer:
A & E Entertainment
Summary:
It's hot, dry, deadly, and hard to ignore with close to 40% of Earth classified as desert. But in this scorching hour, the desert turns from barren wasteland into an environment rich with hope. In the Middle East, desalination of seawater now fills water needs. Americans have created booming desert communities like Las Vegas, where the Hoover Dam produces hydroelectric power and manmade Lake Mead supplies water. Native Americans farmed the desert on a small scale, but 20th-century technology begot greater opportunity. Once desolate areas of California and Mexico now grow agriculture due to irrigation, and the desert's abundant sunshine allows solar-energy and wind-power production. And in the future, desert technology may enable colonization of planets like Mars. We also take a look at how refrigeration and air conditioning have made life in desert communities tolerable, and examine the latest in survival gear and equipment.




Also from A & E Entertainment
Clash of the Gods: The Complete Season 1
Clash of the Gods: The Complete Season 1
Nazi's Secret Killing Squads
Nazi's Secret Killing Squads
Cheese
Cheese
Angel of Death: Killer Nurse: A Bill Kurtis Special Report
Angel of Death: Killer Nurse: A Bill Kurtis Special Report


School Media Associates

Producers:

A&E Video
Ambrose Video
Clearvue
Crystal Productions
Discovery School
Disney Educational
Educational Video Network
Films Media Group
GPN Educational Media
Hawkhill Associates
Human Relations Media
Intelecom
Kultur International
Language Tree
Learning Seed
Learning ZoneXpress
Monterey Media
National Geographic
Nest Family
New Dimensions Media
PBS Video
Schlessinger Media
Standard Deviants
TMW Media Group
Teachers Video Company
WGBH Boston

Click here for more Producers...