Like characters from science fiction, humans are shattering boundaries long considered unbreakable. We are exploring the deepest, darkest regions of the planet as well as the edges of the known universe. We're morphing with machines and eradicating disease. Meet the trailblazers who are working on the frontiers of exploration and innovation.
The very first of the National Geographic specials appearing on TV. Documents an American assault on Mount Everest in 1963. Cameras follow the team as it trains in Washington; its arrival in Katmandu, Nepal; the trek across the ice-fall at the base of the mountain; and the slow battle to the top. Filmed by Norman G. Dyhrenfurth. Orson Welles narrates.
A 1966 chronicle of a search for the ancestors of man by anthropologist Louis B. Leakey. Segments include films taken by Dr. Leakey on earlier expeditions in Tanzania's Olduvai Gorge, where he believes our species originated. Alexander Scourby is the narrator.
Probably no one knows chimpanzees better than Jane Goodall. She lived with them in the African Forest for over thirty years! Come visit Jane in Tanzania and meet some amazing human like chimps; there's dignified David Graybeard, who dives into Jane's box of bananas, and Grandma Flo who shows Jane how a chimp cares for her babies. You'll see chimps battling it out to be leader of the pack and watch a clever baby chimp scoop up fresh termites with a stem of grass. Watch Jane talk "chimp speak" and see how everyday brings new surprises in My Life With Chimpanzees.
This captivating classic National Geographic film chronicles the ground-breaking fieldwork of Dian Fossey and Birute Galdikas and the world-wide efforts of these dedicated scientists to better understand the mountain gorilla and elusive orangutan.
Discover the REAL story behind the biggest Hollywood movie of all time! After years of painstaking research, Dr. Robert Ballard finally located the ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic, nearly two-and-one-half miles down in the icy Atlantic. Now, along with Ballard and his team, be among the first humans to see the Titanic since its sinking, as on-location footage presents this historic expedition as it actually happened!
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