A look at how vehicles will deteriorate without people, how America's automobile plants will shatter by harsh winters in Detroit, unattended oil refineries will explode, and a look at San Antonio and how long the Alamo will stand before it succumbs to a new invader. Also, animals adapt, armadillos spread, some dogs rekindle their hunting instincts, and long-horn cattle flourish once again. This episode also examines the Packard plant and the 60 square miles of Detroit which was abandoned 40 years ago.
As part of the Climate Watch season, scientists report from the front line of climate change around the world and bear witness to the extraordinary events of 2005 as they unfold - among them Hurricane Katrina.
The presenter thinks that the real story behind "The Birth of Venus" is to be found in Hesiod's Theogeny where Venus is said to be the nautical fruit of Uranus's frothing testicles. In Botticelli's painting Venus isn't born out of the sea. She arrives on land which is full of sprouting flowers and trees. Therefore it is likely that this was a painting commissioned in honour of the arrival of another fertile bride in the Medici family.
Michael continues his trek from the tiny breakaway state of Transdniester to the rolling hills of sunny Moldova, across the Carpathians mountains of Northern Romania and through Transylvania to the Danube, a journey that will take him into some of the poorest and most beautiful parts of south-eastern Europe.
In 1946, film director Alfred Hitchcock cast Ingrid Bergman and Cary Grant for a spy and love story set amongst Nazi survivors in South America, loosely based on the story of French spy/prostitute Marthe Richard. Excerpts from the film alternate with enlightening interviews to give a social and artistic context to this classic.
ABC Australian Story about Dylan Parker for Year 8 unit on Paper Planes.
Continuing the behind-the-scenes story of Reg Ansett, the man behind the legend, and his family.
Sporting excellence can take many forms and this program introduces us to one of Australia's lesser known international champions. He's twenty-two year old Dylan Parker and he reveals how his love of his sport inspired him to soar through a terrifying medical crisis.
The fourth episode of Going Bush is the powerful climax of Catherine and Deborah's four thousand kilometre life-changing journey across the top of Australia. Crossing into Arnhem Land, the biggest Aboriginal reserve in the country, the girls hit the high notes with indigenous rock band Narbelek, discover an isolated community weaving its way to economic success, and sweat out the dust and grime of weeks on the road in the ultimate bush sauna.
The French occupation of the Rhineland provinces led to an economic boom. Weavers, in particular, benefited from having new markets for their wares. Newspapers also sprang up, but their owners had to adhere to strict rules of censorship. Napoleon saw his new provinces as a source of soldiers, and had young Rhinelanders called up. Draft-dodging became a lucrative business as unscrupulous men took commissions for bribing officials on the recruitment board.
The first instalment of a two part journey into the evolution of man. The Rise of Man documents the development of human civilisation from its earliest origins. By using dramatic re-enactments, the first episode examines the emergence of Homo sapiens and highlights the similarities between modern day practices and the everyday lives of our prehistoric ancestors.
Emerging at the tail end of the hippy dream, from the rust belt of industrial England, heavy metal would go on to conquer the world. With Black Sabbath as the undisputed godfathers, this episode follows their journey. This episode also features Deep Purple, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden and Metallica.
While magazines reflect our values, they also have the power to change them. This episode examines the trailblazers including Playboy and Cleo and their impact on the sexual revolution and Ms. Magazine as a rallying cry for feminists in the 60s; from Rolling Stone's impact on the rock-n-roll generation to The Advocate, the latest revolutionary magazine still fighting for sexual and civil rights.
Tonight Barry explores the Malabar Coast, home to the essential ingredients in every Indian meal. The daily cardamom auctions, where buyers and sellers converge in a spirited display of commerce, are fast and heady.
Every year millions of refugees from around the world escape civil war and human rights violations in search of a new homeland. Roughly 13,000 of these people are accepted into Australia. Of that figure, 6,000 are chosen by the government from the world's most notorious refugee camps and a further 7,000 arrive on humanitarian visas, often sponsored by family and friends. But what happens once they arrive?
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