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Deadly ascent

Author: Neil RossLiesl ClarkGary GlassmanHoward J DonnerProvidence Pictures, Inc.All authors
Publisher: [South Burlington, Vt.?] : WGBH Boston Video, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : Document : Partial animation : NTSC color broadcast system   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In an exploration of extreme medical science, NOVA ascends to the top of Denali to try to solve the mystery of high altitude deaths on one of the most dangerous mountains on Earth. [The film] chronicles daring mountain rescues, emergency medical evacuations, and cutting-edge science experiments as a team of researchers, doctors, and mountaineering experts employing the latest NASA technology investigate the lethal  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Science television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Nature television programs
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Material Type: Document, Partial animation, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Neil Ross; Liesl Clark; Gary Glassman; Howard J Donner; Providence Pictures, Inc.; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.); WGBH Video (Firm); WGBH Educational Foundation.; Cinquième (Firm); Südwestrundfunk (Germany); Gedeon Programmes.; Meridian Broadcasting.; Nihon Hōsō Kyōkai.; Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.)
ISBN: 1593755597 9781593755591
OCLC Number: 65404042
Language Note: English ; Closed-captions; optional audio descriptions for the visually impaired.
Notes: Originally produced in 2006 as a episode of the public television program, NOVA.
Credits: Editors, Rick Widmer, Jean Denoyer ; senior science editor, Evan Hadingham ; music, John Keltonic, Ed Tomney ; camera, Ned Johnston, Bob Poole, Rich Lerner ; high-altitude camera, Thom Pollard ; science consultant, Howard Donner.
Performer(s): Narrator, Neil Ross ; featured experts, Peter Hackett, Colby Coombs.
Description: 1 videodisc (51 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; NTSC, Region 1; widescreen ; Dolby digital audio ; Access to educator's materials requires computer with DVD-ROM drive and Adobe Reader software.
Contents: DVD-ROM features: Teaching materials (PDF) --
A link to Nova Web site, pbs.org/nova.
Other Titles: Nova (Television program)
Responsibility: WGBH Educational Foundation ; A Nova/WGBH, La Cinquième, Südwestrundfunk, Gedéon Programmes, Meridian, and NHK co-production ; produced for Nova by Providence Pictures, Inc. for WGBH/Boston ; produced by Liesl Clark and Gary Glassman ; written and directed by Liesl Clark.
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"In an exploration of extreme medical science, NOVA ascends to the top of Denali to try to solve the mystery of high altitude deaths on one of the most dangerous mountains on Earth. [The film] chronicles daring mountain rescues, emergency medical evacuations, and cutting-edge science experiments as a team of researchers, doctors, and mountaineering experts employing the latest NASA technology investigate the lethal disease attacking climbers all over the world."--Container.

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Deadly Ascent. The Dangers of Denali National Park’s Mt. McKinley

(EMRO user published 2006-07-28 ) Very Good Permalink
At 20,320 feet, Mount McKinley, also referred to as Denali, or the high one, is considered to be one of the coldest mountains on earth. Located in Alaska in Denali National Park, Mt. McKinley is the highest peak in America. Each year over 1,000 people attempt to reach the summit, and less than half make...
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