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The Scripture of Nature
Part of the Series: Ken Burns: The National Parks
PBS
In 1851, word spreads across the country of a beautiful area of California's Yosemite Valley, attracting visitors who wish to exploit the land's scenery for commercial gain and those who wish to keep it pristine. Among the latter is a…
Impact of Tourism: Thailand
Beautiful beaches, wonderful scenery and friendly people -- Thailand seems the ideal tourist destination. But what don't they tell you in the holiday brochure? The Thai tourist authority is pushing "ecotourism", which, in theory at least, doesn't damage the environment.…
The Love Market
In the highlands of North Vietnam lies the remote town of Sapa, home to a mosaic of colourful hill tribes. Sapa opened to tourism in the late 1990s, and now roughly 200 hill tribe girls aged 7 - 18 years…
The Struggle For Sustainable Tourism
The People of Santa Lucia, a farming community on the slopes of the Andes, were forced to abandon their traditional way of life because of laws brought in to protect the cloud forest where they live. THE ECO LODGE: Before,…
Discovering Paris
Paris, the "City of Light" is widely considered as the world's most beautiful city. Find out why as you follow two visitors discovering Paris on a five day stay. They visit many major attractions and districts by walking and using…
Cola Conquest 2: How Coca-Cola Took Over the World
This award-winning film tells the story of how Coca-Cola became the world's most famous multinational company and follows its quest to be the globe's number one beverage. HOW IT STARTS: The Second World War prompts Coke's global expansion as every…
The Last Refuge
Part of the Series: Ken Burns: The National Parks
PBS
By the end of the 19th century, widespread industrialization has left many Americans worried about whether the country - once a vast wilderness - will have any pristine land left. At the same time, poachers in the parks are rampant,…
Mount Fuji—Sleeping Power
Episode 2 of The World’s Greatest Geological Wonders: 36 Spectacular Sites Collection
Turn from eruptions to volcanoes themselves--in particular, Mount Fuji in Japan, a sacred site whose nearly perfect cone shape is a popular subject in Japanese art. Investigate the origin of volcanoes such as Mount Fuji and the special conditions that…
Auroras—Light Shows on the Edge of Space
Episode 33 of The World’s Greatest Geological Wonders: 36 Spectacular Sites Collection
Investigate a stunning atmospheric phenomenon caused by events both inside Earth and in outer space. The shimmering colors of auroras result when particles from the solar wind are accelerated in Earth's magnetic field, which is generated by Earth's churning iron…
Interiors and Exteriors, High and Low
Episode 5 of The Art of Travel Photography Course: Six Expert Lessons
How can you capture the beauty of historical buildings and other structures? How can you reveal the majesty of a landscape? Learn techniques for shooting exteriors and interiors such as focusing on architectural details and repeating patterns, changing your angle…
Coastal Management - Australian Beach and Development Issues
This AGTA 2008 award winning program looks at issues related to management of beaches and development near beaches in NSW, Queensland and Western Australia. Case studies include Duranbah Beach and Sand pumping at the Tweed, The Gold Coast, new housing…
Undiscovered Haiti with Jose Andres
PBS
Join world-renowned chef Jose Andres on an exploration of the most unknown - and some say, the most beautiful - country in the Caribbean. While most Americans know Haiti only through its disasters (earthquake, hurricane, poverty), Jose explores the UNDISCOVERED…
Galapagos Rift—Wonders of Mid-Ocean Ridges
Episode 3 of The World’s Greatest Geological Wonders: 36 Spectacular Sites Collection
Continue your study of phenomena associated with plate tectonics by visiting the Galapagos Islands, made famous by Charles Darwin. This magnificent archipelago is on a volcanic hotspot near a mid-ocean ridge, formed by moving tectonic plates. Natural wonders abound in…
Impact of Tourism: Kenya
Tourism is Kenya's third largest source of income. Last year alone, more than half a million tourists spent their holidays here. But what don't the tourists see? MASAI MARA: The Masai Mara is one of the best-known game parks in…
Santorini—Impact of Volcanic Eruptions
Episode 1 of The World’s Greatest Geological Wonders: 36 Spectacular Sites Collection
Learn Professor Wysession's criteria for choosing more than 200 different geologic wonders in nearly 120 countries. Then explore the first on his list: the beautiful Greek island of Santorini, which is the relic of a volcanic eruption that had a…
Getting Beyond the Postcard
Episode 1 of The Art of Travel Photography Course: Six Expert Lessons
Light. Composition. Something interesting. Start the course in the field with Mr. Sartore to learn how important these three rules of photography are, particularly when you're on the road. Visit Saint Lucia, Moscow's Red Square, and other famous locales to…
Great Blue Hole—Coastal Symmetry in Sinkholes
Episode 14 of The World’s Greatest Geological Wonders: 36 Spectacular Sites Collection
Probe the mystery of the Great Blue Hole, an enormous submerged sinkhole ringed by a coral reef off the coast of Belize. Study the processes that create sinkholes, and investigate the nature of karst topography, which is produced by the…
Local Attractions and Unexpected Delights
Episode 4 of The Art of Travel Photography Course: Six Expert Lessons
How can you capture local flavor in your photographs? What's the secret to shooting in low light? Get tutorials on tailoring your approach to your surroundings and crafting close-ups in dark light by boosting ISO or using a tripod and…
Light--Early, Late, and in Between
Episode 2 of The Art of Travel Photography Course: Six Expert Lessons
Now watch as horseback riders are photographed in the surf at sunrise to learn how to handle changing light, build pictures from the background forward, react quickly in the moment, and use the reflectivity of water. Move to a beach…
Storytelling and Serendipity
Episode 6 of The Art of Travel Photography Course: Six Expert Lessons
You can do your research, but for a photograph to tell a story, you still need serendipity to intervene. Consider how in-the-moment thought and creativity, combined with compositional techniques such as the rule of thirds, can lead to more intriguing…