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
 

Into the Deep: America, Whaling and the World


Into the Deep: America, Whaling and the World

school media add cart
Item Number:
PBS AMX62208
Price:
$24.99
Format:
DVD
Length:
120 min.
Copyright:
2010
Closed Caption:
n/a
Producer:
PBS
Grade Level:
Grades 9-12
ISBN:
9781608832521
UPC:
841887012553
Summary:
America, Whaling, and the World Equal parts fantastic sea adventure, mythic saga of man versus beast, and cautionary economic and environmental tale, Ric Burns' Into the Deep is the thrilling, epic story of three centuries of whaling and the unique relationship between American whalers and the giant creatures they hunted. These mysterious, mammoth beings—both revered and reviled—fueled the expansion of the American economy and enabled Nantucket, a backwater Massachusetts colony settled by religious refugees, to become a capitalist power on a grand and global scale. At the height of the whaling industry, U.S. whaleships encircled the globe, a massive state-of-the-art fleet crewed by highly-skilled mariners whose ever-widening search for prey enabled them to chart the seven seas. Once slaughtered for the precious oil that filled their massive heads—a high-quality illuminant that lit the drawing rooms of Europe and greased the wheels of the Industrial Revolution—these magnificent creatures once again have a role to play at the new struggle to supply to our energy needs. As man continues to exploit resources and hunt species out of existence, this look at whaling's past is stark reminder of not only the volatility of the global marketplace but the danger of viewing the planet and its creatures as commodities.




Also from PBS
Herculaneum Uncovered
Herculaneum Uncovered
Merchants of Cool, The
Merchants of Cool, The
Conquistadors
Conquistadors
Black in Latin America
Black in Latin America


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...