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Modern Marvels: Renewable Energy
Modern Marvels Renewable Energy
Genres: Television, Documentary
NR     2008     0hr 50min

In the young 21st Century, two realizations are dawning on the world's population: we are hopelessly dependent on petroleum, which is only going to get more expensive; and global warming, caused mainly by our burning of fo...  more »


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Genres: Television, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Television, Science & Technology
Studio: A&E Home Video
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 08/26/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 0hr 50min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Modern Marvels: Renewable Energy
Gerald Bukosky | 12/06/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is an excellant DVD! It shows with some great real applications that pv panels, wind turbines, greothermal, and other renewable energy sources are ready technologies... We can free ourselves of dependance on carbon polluting energy sources and foreign imports. Live free and not die !"
Uh-oh! Getting optimistic!
Jeffery Mingo | Homewood, IL USA | 11/08/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Most environmental messages are all about doom and gloom. This work says we have resources from the air, ground, water, and other places to replace fossil fuels.
I can't stands me no chemistry or physics, but the science here was bearable because of the good news that was being spread. I still have concerns that these fan blades in the air or in the sea are going to kill wildlife and put many species on the endangered list. This work did focus on warmer areas. So it's nice that Arizona and Ethiopia can cultivate all this energy. But are we sure that cold, bustling places like London or New England are going to be able to take advantage too?
This work is novel in that it speaks of past peoples and cultures using the same technology. For example, the windmills in Holland were about energy. Native American tribes in the Southwest positioned houses so they would soak up maximum sun. I loved the history lessons here.
The work seemed to interview Ph.D.'s and Joes the Plumber. So it is a bit diverse in terms of class. However, it was very homogenous in terms of race and gender. Remember when the Internet was all the rage in the 1990s, but there were serious worries about the "digital divide"? I am worried that this new, clean, infinite technologies are going to aid the privileged and not the oppressed."
Great dvd, very educational
John Scott Pilch | Joliet, IL | 06/23/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This was a great dvd covering the many ways we as a country can go green with renewable resources. It covers solar, hydro, wind, geothermal, wave motion, bio fuels, etc. Great view. I think we all need to buy this and send it to everyone who is in the "good ol' boys club" of big oil and big coal."