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Everest : the death zone

Author: WGBH Video (Firm); WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.). Science Unit.
Publisher: South Burlington, VT : WGBH Boston Video, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In the wake of the 1996 disaster that took eight climbers in a single day, scientists follow a team of hikers to measure, for the first time ever, the toll high-altitude climbing takes on the heart, lungs, blood, and brain. Why do seemingly rational people make poor, sometimes fatal decisions as they approach the peak? and much more.
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction television programs
Documentary television programs
Science television programs
Nature television programs
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: WGBH Video (Firm); WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.). Science Unit.
ISBN: 9781578070961 1578070961
OCLC Number: 39081491
Language Note: Closed-captioned for the hearing impaired.
Notes: Originally broadcast as an episode of Nova.
Credits: Editor, Jean Dunoyer ; director of photography, David Breashears ; camera, Edgar Boyles ; music by Mason Darling, Jeanine Cowen, Shane Koss.
Performer(s): Narrated by Jodie Foster.
Description: 1 videocassette (60 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Other Titles: Nova (Television program)
Responsibility: a Nova production by the WGBH Science Unit in association with Channel 4 and Sveriges Television ; produced and directed by David Breashears and Liesl Clark.

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In the wake of the 1996 disaster that took eight climbers in a single day, scientists follow a team of hikers to measure, for the first time ever, the toll high-altitude climbing takes on the heart, lungs, blood, and brain. Why do seemingly rational people make poor, sometimes fatal decisions as they approach the peak? and much more.

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