Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Death Valley National Parks Collection |
Genres: Special Interests, Television, Educational, Documentary
Studio: Warner Home Video Release Date: 08/18/2009 Run time: 50 minutes Rating: Nr
Pat Sommer | 08/24/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"I ordered this new DVD for my mother-in-law's birthday, and a copy of one for us. My husband's relatives discovered DeathValley and I thought this would give the story of and a tour of Death Valley. It was all about how global warming is ruining everything in Death Valley. We did not like it for the most part, there were some interesting things to learn about, but it all went back to global warming. We would not recommend it."
Death Valley is alive
wogan | Indiana&Maryland- U.S.A. | 10/01/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"From the first words this DVD grabs you, unlike many educational films. It speaks of sand dunes that hum/sing, rocks that move and leave trails, creatures that glow in the dark.
For much of the film I found my myself open mouthed at the extremes of what and how the living things exist in this park where the temperature has reached 134 degrees - the hottest ever recorded in the US.
There are several basic areas that are covered here on the last days of the park super indent's tour - the plants that might only live for a few weeks in a year or more, the animals that sometimes need no drinking water at all.
Yes all the scientists that study this area are worried about global warming, but the message here is the valley itself and all that still even baffles scientists. Yes they, like most other scientists that study the natural wonders of the earth are worried, just a degree average warming and living creatures that are already at the extreme edge of their existence will be no more - that includes polar bears and many others.
But what is focused on here are the questions: Why are so many plants dying? Why do rocks move and leave trails, when no one has seen them move? Why is there sound coming from the inside of some of the sand dunes. Why are one of the most endangered species of fish that live no where else except in an underground cave - Devil's hole dying out even though the area is fenced off and video monitored 24 hours a day to keep out people?
All are shown as the scientists examine and attempt to find out the answers to all their questions, after all as it is said...we ignore the smallest and most vulnerable of us at our peril