Nature Inc
21:58

Nature Inc: A Hard Rain

Season 3 Episode 3 BBC World News April 22, 2011

Geography

Science

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Nature Inc
23:39

Nature Inc: Doing What Comes Naturally

Season 2 Episode 4 BBC World News April 1, 2011

Geography

Science

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Natural selection is a three billion year old product design process that can’t be beaten. It’s not just Velcro. Biomimicry is a way of profiting from nature by observing and ...

Natural selection is a three billion year old product design process that can’t be beaten. It’s not just Velcro. Biomimicry is a way of profiting from nature by observing and adapting natural solutions into technical innovations. In this episode, we see how sharks, sponges and the brittle fish - equipped all over its body with thousands of optically perfect lenses with which it sees - are being studied for commericial potential.

More Than A Fiesta
22:00

More Than A Fiesta: Ep 13 of 26

Season 1 Episode 13 SBS2 March 25, 2011

History

Geography

Personal and social capability

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Leandro O'Brien explores Latin America's incredible diversity as he visits the great festivals of South and Central America. He shows us some unique and amazing celebrations ...

Leandro O'Brien explores Latin America's incredible diversity as he visits the great festivals of South and Central America. He shows us some unique and amazing celebrations as he partakes in local rituals set around the festivities of each culture, from the mock battles of Mexico's La Morisma de Bracho to Peru's Fiesta del Senor Cautivo.

More Than A Fiesta
22:01

More Than A Fiesta: Ep 7 of 26

Season 1 Episode 7 SBS2 February 11, 2011

History

Geography

Personal and social capability

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Leandro O'Brien explores Latin America's incredible diversity as he visits the great festivals of South and Central America. He shows us some unique and amazing celebrations ...

Leandro O'Brien explores Latin America's incredible diversity as he visits the great festivals of South and Central America. He shows us some unique and amazing celebrations as he partakes in local rituals set around the festivities of each culture, from the mock battles of Mexico's La Morisma de Bracho to Peru's Fiesta del Senor Cautivo.

ABC News Special: Cyclone Yasi
57:59

ABC News Special: Cyclone Yasi

ABC February 3, 2011

News and current affairs

Geography

Earth and environment

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Hosted by Ali Moore and Joe O'Brien, the one hour special will provide the latest news and information on Cyclone Yasi, with comprehensive coverage from ABC reporters in ...

Hosted by Ali Moore and Joe O'Brien, the one hour special will provide the latest news and information on Cyclone Yasi, with comprehensive coverage from ABC reporters in Queensland's affected areas.

Coast
54:00

Coast: Shetland To Orkney

Season 2 Episode 1 SBS January 14, 2011

Geography

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The BAFTA Award winning series, Coast, returns to SBS ONE. The series celebrates the unique character of the British Isles, featuring stories about the people, wildlife and ...

The BAFTA Award winning series, Coast, returns to SBS ONE. The series celebrates the unique character of the British Isles, featuring stories about the people, wildlife and events that make up Britain's coastal communities. The series opens with a journey from the most northerly tip of the British Isles, on Shetland, to the Old Man of Hoy, on Orkney. Neil Oliver joins an expedition to climb the Old Man of Hoy, a terrifying, vertical column of sheer rock that was only conquered for the first time in 1966.

South Pacific
49:41

South Pacific: Castaways

Season 1 Episode 2 ABC January 9, 2011

Geography

Earth and environment

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In the South Pacific, there is no such thing as a deserted island. They may be the most isolated in the world, but across this vast region every one of its 20,000 islands has ...

In the South Pacific, there is no such thing as a deserted island. They may be the most isolated in the world, but across this vast region every one of its 20,000 islands has been colonised, from New Guinea - home to birds of paradise and the tribe whose brutal initiation ceremony turns young warriors into 'crocodile' men - to Fiji, from French Polynesia to Hawaii.

The Botany Of Desire
51:59

The Botany Of Desire

Season 1 Episode 2 ABC August 5, 2010

Geography

Biology

Earth and environment

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While tulip breeders may spend long days tending their cultivars, nothing compares to the high-tech, 24-hour intensive care given another plant -- cannabis, a.k.a. marijuana. ...

While tulip breeders may spend long days tending their cultivars, nothing compares to the high-tech, 24-hour intensive care given another plant -- cannabis, a.k.a. marijuana. The Botany of Desire explores the history and physiology of this lowly weed that has made itself so desirable that nearly 15 million Americans risk arrest each month by smoking it.

The World's Worst Disasters
46:00

The World's Worst Disasters: Devastating Landslides

ABC July 26, 2010

Geography

Earth and environment

Science

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The destructive power of a landslide is overwhelming. Nothing can withstand the force of such an awesome torrent; whole towns and villages are destroyed and people die, ...

The destructive power of a landslide is overwhelming. Nothing can withstand the force of such an awesome torrent; whole towns and villages are destroyed and people die, sometimes in their thousands.

E2
27:52

E2: Transport: Aviation - The Limited Sky

Season 1 Episode 6 ABC2 July 21, 2010

Science

Sustainability

Geography

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Even if regional transportation becomes more efficient, people and goods will still need to travel the world. The final episode of E2 Transport looks at new technologies and ...

Even if regional transportation becomes more efficient, people and goods will still need to travel the world. The final episode of E2 Transport looks at new technologies and policies that could offset the aviation industry's substantial greenhouse gas emissions.

The World Debate
46:46

The World Debate

BBC World News July 17, 2010

Earth and environment

Civics and citizenship

Geography

Science

Ethical understanding

Critical thinking

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The World Debate puts the important questions to representatives from global politics, finance, business, the arts, media and other areas. The panels and contributing ...

The World Debate puts the important questions to representatives from global politics, finance, business, the arts, media and other areas. The panels and contributing audiences discuss topical themes.

Planet Food
25:48

Planet Food: Lebanon

ABC July 3, 2010

Intercultural Understanding

Geography

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Follow our cook's journey through a chosen destination. On route they learn about staple foods, the history and culture of the food and where to find the best restaurants.

Follow our cook's journey through a chosen destination. On route they learn about staple foods, the history and culture of the food and where to find the best restaurants.

Cuckoo
48:33

Cuckoo

ABC April 4, 2010

Geography

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Monstrous murderer or merely misunderstood? Filmed over two years, this program seeks to unravel the secret and seemingly scandalous world of this infamous bird. This is one ...

Monstrous murderer or merely misunderstood? Filmed over two years, this program seeks to unravel the secret and seemingly scandalous world of this infamous bird. This is one of those rare occasions where reality is more amazing than folklore. The cuckoo has intrigued and inspired people for thousands of years, with Greek philosophers, poets and Shakespeare writing about these birds and their dubious reputation. But what separates the facts from the fiction?

Forecast For Disaster
41:20

Forecast For Disaster: The Weather Behind Black Saturday

The Weather Channel February 6, 2010

Geography

9-10
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Australia's worst bushfire struck regions across Victoria on Black Saturday, February 7, 2009. It took over 170 lives, left more than seven thousand homeless and became the ...

Australia's worst bushfire struck regions across Victoria on Black Saturday, February 7, 2009. It took over 170 lives, left more than seven thousand homeless and became the country's most devastating weather events on record. As Australia still counts the cost, this exclusive documentary looks behind the human tragedy and explains the culmination of extreme weather conditions that led to Black Saturday.

Top Dogs: Adventures In War
55:47

Top Dogs: Adventures In War: Sea And Ice - Cape Horn

Season 1 Episode 2 SBS December 18, 2009

Personal and Social Capability

Geography

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Discover the realities of open-sea sailing as Robin Knox-Johnston, the first person ever to sail single-handed, non-stop around the world, aims to give his fellow adventurers ...

Discover the realities of open-sea sailing as Robin Knox-Johnston, the first person ever to sail single-handed, non-stop around the world, aims to give his fellow adventurers - newsman John Simpson and polar explorer Ranulph Fiennes - a taste of his world as a professional sailor. They attempt to sail on a voyage around Cape Horn, the most forbidding stretch of water on the planet.

Hazards, Disasters And Survival
14:57

Hazards, Disasters And Survival: Cyclones

Season 1 Episode 4 ABC November 20, 2009

Earth and environment

Geography

Personal and social capability

7-8
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Cyclones are a fact of life throughout tropical Australia. They are multi-hazard, bringing extreme winds, floods, violent seas and storm surges. This program shows how to ...

Cyclones are a fact of life throughout tropical Australia. They are multi-hazard, bringing extreme winds, floods, violent seas and storm surges. This program shows how to prepare your family and property, how to access information and warnings as the cyclone is nearing your area and what to do once the cyclone has arrived.

Our World
24:38

Our World: In Darwin's Footsteps

BBC World News November 12, 2009

Geography

News and current affairs

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As the world celebrates the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth, David Shukman retraces his footsteps on the Galapagos Islands that are now threatened by tourism.

As the world celebrates the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin's birth, David Shukman retraces his footsteps on the Galapagos Islands that are now threatened by tourism.

Hazards, Disasters And Survival
14:54

Hazards, Disasters And Survival: Floods

Season 1 Episode 2 ABC November 6, 2009

Earth and environment

Geography

Personal and social capability

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Floods are the most predictable of our natural hazards and can occur far from rivers and creeks. For some types of floods, you may have a relatively long warning period and ...

Floods are the most predictable of our natural hazards and can occur far from rivers and creeks. For some types of floods, you may have a relatively long warning period and therefore time to prepare. However, flash floods can occur anywhere and with very little warning. This program explains where you should go for information about the possibility of your property being flooded, what to do when floodwaters approach and once they have receded. It also shows how the design of buildings and fences and the location of access roads can reduce the impact of flooding.