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Fight Science DVD
Fight Science DVD
(Based on 5 reviews)
Category: DVDs/Science and Space

National Geographic reveals the science behind mixed martial arts, special operations, and self-defense in Fight Science. From martial artists who defy what many people think is humanly possible to elite military units trained to become ultimate warriors to masters of self-defense who teach how to fight, Fight Science analyzes how these experts generate the power and speed behind each move.


$24.95
Science of Cats DVD Exclusive
Science of Cats DVD Exclusive
(Based on 1 review)
Category: DVDs/Animals and Nature/Animals and Wildlife

More than 600 million claim residence in households across six continents, and now they may have dethroned dogs as the most popular pet on earth. An exterminator, fierce hunter, and favorite companion—aloof and affectionate at the same time—the cat leapt out of the woods and adopted us on its own terms thousands of years ago. But how did man and beast form their unconventional relationship? From mummified cats unearthed in Egypt to bizarre genetic mutations discovered around the globe, National Geographic presents the latest scientific evidence to reveal how cats and people set off on a journey along the same road.


$19.95
Fatal Insomnia DVD Exclusive
Fatal Insomnia DVD Exclusive
(Based on 1 review)
Category: DVDs/Science and Space/Biology and Evolution

You climb into bed, turn off the light, and close your eyes, but you can't fall asleep. For most of us, it's just one annoying night, but for people with fatal familial insomnia, or FFI, it's the beginning of the end. An extremely rare genetic disease passed down through generations, FFI's primary symptom is sleeplessness, but with a fatal twist: victims are dead within months. To understand FFI, National Geographic delves into the science of sleep—the most elusive biological function we have—to find out why we need sleep and what happens to us when we don't get it. Witness the pioneering research inside the sleeping brain as well as the mind forbidden to rest for days at a time.


$19.95
The Human Family Tree DVD
The Human Family Tree DVD
(Based on 18 reviews)
Category: DVDs/Science and Space/Biology and Evolution

Join geneticist Spencer Wells and a team of technicians from National Geographic's Genographic Project as they trace the human journey through time and space, from our origins in the heart of Africa to the ends of the world. Cutting edge science, coupled with a cast of New Yorkers—each with their own unique genetic history—will help paint a picture of these amazing journeys.


$19.95
$14.99
In the Shadow of Vesuvius DVD Exclusive
In the Shadow of Vesuvius DVD Exclusive
(Based on 1 review)
Category: DVDs/Science and Space/Natural Disasters

Since the days of the Roman Empire, Italy's Mount Vesuvius has erupted more than 50 times, devastating whole cities and towns. At Herculaneum, archaeologists found human skeletons in a fatal embrace. Although Vesuvius is sleeping now, this active volcano is never far from the minds of the two million people who live in its shadow.


$19.95
Known Universe: The Most Explosive DVD Exclusive
Known Universe: The Most Explosive DVD Exclusive
(Based on 1 review)
Category: DVDs/Science and Space/Space

Scientists believe that our universe started with a colossal explosion called the Big Bang. That powerful blast created all the matter in the universe and laid the groundwork for every explosion since. From exploding stars to asteroid impacts, Known Universe: The Most Explosive deconstructs some of the biggest explosions in the universe with unforgettable CGI and slow-motion footage. Even a devastating earthquake would be tiny compared to what would happen if an asteroid six miles across slammed into Las Vegas. In spectacularly realistic CGI, experience the impact and its blistering shockwave. Discover how scientists have devised strategies to harness the sun's explosive power to divert dangerous meteorites from slamming into the Earth.


$19.95
Volcano! DVD Exclusive
Volcano! DVD Exclusive
(Based on 1 review)
Category: DVDs/Science and Space/Natural Disasters

Imagine walking amid molten lava, deadly gases, and 2,000-degree heat on an active volcano. For more than 20 years, Maurice and Katia Krafft have traveled the world pursuing just such adventure. From Iceland to Hawaii, from Africa to Indonesia, these combination volcanologists/filmmakers are usually the first to reach the scene of an eruption. Join them just an arm's length away from a fiery blast as they risk their lives to document the birth of a volcano. Be a part of this daring team and witness the unforgettable power of the earth in Volcano!


$19.95
Moment of Death DVD Exclusive
Moment of Death DVD Exclusive
(Based on 1 review)
Category: DVDs/Science and Space/Biology and Evolution

Death: it fascinates, it frightens, and those who face it and survive often look at life in a whole different way. National Geographic's Moment of Death looks at what happens to us when we die, why dead isn't always dead, and how mind and the body sometimes challenge science when it comes to the tipping point between life and death.


$19.95
The Invisible World DVD Exclusive
The Invisible World DVD Exclusive
(Based on 1 review)
Category: DVDs/Science and Space/Engineering and Technology

Each moment events take place that the human eye cannot perceive because these occurrences are too small, too large, too fast, too slow, or beyond the spectrum of visible light. Entire worlds might escape our inspection if it were not for some extraordinary photographic techniques, sophisticated cameras, and imaging devices. The Invisible World will captivate you with the sight of water crystallizing into ice; a single atom's movement within solid matter; a bullet speeding towards its target—and will forever alter your understanding and perception of the world.


$19.95
Top Secret: Plant 42 DVD
Top Secret: Plant 42 DVD
(Based on 1 review)
Category: DVDs/Science and Space/Engineering and Technology

If you haven’t heard of Plant 42, you are not alone. Go inside America’s “black world” of off-the-record projects developed in secret. Host Jake Ward, editor of Popular Science, explores the little-known projects being built in America that are so confidential, some are said not to exist. From futuristic aircraft flying faster than the speed of sound, to stealth weapons and propulsion systems, Ward works every angle he can—on and off the record—to take us as deep inside the secret site as possible.


$24.95
Brain Games Season One DVD
Brain Games Season One DVD
(Based on 18 reviews)
Category: DVDs/Science and Space/Biology and Evolution

National Geographic's groundbreaking three-part series provides a fascinating window into the inner workings of the brain as never before. Through interactive experiments and tricks, Brain Games reveals how our brains create the illusion of a seamless reality. As these revealing experiments provide a unique view into our brains, the world's leading experts explain how and why these tests work.


$29.95
Electronic Armageddon DVD-R
Electronic Armageddon DVD-R
(Based on 2 reviews)
Category: DVDs/Science and Space/Engineering and Technology

Based on Richard Muller's book, Physics for Future Presidents, National Geographic investigates the science behind the dangers of a high-altitude electromagnetic pulse, or HEMP. Picture an instantaneous deathblow to the vital engines that power our society, delivered by a nuclear weapon designed not to kill humans but to attack electronics. What could happen if an electromagnetic pulse surged to earth, crippling every aspect of modern society's infrastructure, including our especially vulnerable electrical grid?


$19.95
Ultimate Factories: Camaro DVD Exclusive
Ultimate Factories: Camaro DVD Exclusive
(Based on 2 reviews)
Category: DVDs/Science and Space/Engineering and Technology

The Chevrolet Camaro has been a classic "muscle car" for more than 40 years, but what does it take to build a classic car with 21st century technology? Now, after seven years off the factory line, Chevy is reintroducing the 2010 Camaro SS. National Geographic visits the 8.5-million-square-foot factory—one of the largest auto plants in the world—where the car is stamped from cold raw steel and assembled by high-tech, precise robots and nearly 5,800 employees, to create the car's specially-designed "unibody" construction.


$19.95
$6.99
24 Hours After Asteroid Impact DVD Exclusive
24 Hours After Asteroid Impact DVD Exclusive
(Based on 1 review)
Category: DVDs/Science and Space/Space

Travel back 66 million years ago when a meteor struck the Earth, wiping out three-quarters of all life on the planet. What happened in those first hours? Why did some creatures survive while nearly all others perished? Using computer graphics and real-world recreations, National Geographic reveals the likely effects of the catastrophic impact that changed the world forever and examines who won, who lost, and why.


$19.95
Wonders of the Universe DVD Collection
Wonders of the Universe DVD Collection
(Based on 5 reviews)
Category: DVDs/Science and Space/Space

Journey into the depths of outer space in this five-disc voyage throughout the cosmos. Explore the galactic effects of black holes, relive the excitement of the first lunar landing with never-before-seen spectacular images of the moon and Earth, and transport yourself to the corners of the universe using breath-taking CGI technology and images from the Hubble Space Telescope.


$39.95
Ultimate Factories: Dodge Challenger DVD-R
Ultimate Factories: Dodge Challenger DVD-R
(Based on 3 reviews)
Category: DVDs/Science and Space/Engineering and Technology

National Geographic goes under the hood to inspect today’s Dodge Challenger—an American classic reborn 40 years after its inception. Loud, curvy, and packed with power, the modern version of the 70s classic stays true to its roots, and adds technology and 21st century engineering into the mix.


$19.95
$5.99
Drugged: Marijuana, Cocaine, and Ecstasy DVD-R
Drugged: Marijuana, Cocaine, and Ecstasy DVD-R
(Based on 5 reviews)
Category: DVDs/Science and Space/Biology and Evolution

Episodes include: Drugged: High on Marijuana, Drugged: High on Cocaine, and Drugged: High on Ecstasy.


$19.95
In the Womb DVD Collection
In the Womb DVD Collection
(Based on 5 reviews)
Category: DVDs/Science and Space

Revolutionary 3-D and 4-D ultrasound imagery sheds light on the delicate, dark world of a fetus as never before. Cutting-edge technology makes it possible for us to explore each trimester in amazing new detail. In In the Womb, follow a rare fetoscope operation, performed in utero with the hope of correcting life threatening complications before birth.


$44.95
$24.99
Asteroids: Deadly Impact DVD
Asteroids: Deadly Impact DVD
(Based on 2 reviews)
Category: DVDs/Science and Space

Every year, millions of asteroids and comets or ''stray bullets'' streak through the skies, and tons of small meteorites strike our planet! Some 65 million years ago, dinosaurs were wiped off the face of the earth, in what many believe was the aftermath of a massive cosmic collision. Could something like this happen again? Scientists believe that the impact of an asteroid only a mile wide would be globally catastrophic. Join extraordinary geologist Eugene Shoemaker and his wife Carolyn who have remapped the heavens with their discoveries of more than 30 comets and hundreds of asteroids. Now that we know what's out there, how can we defend ourselves?


$24.95
Rocket City Rednecks DVD-R
Rocket City Rednecks DVD-R
(Based on 7 reviews)
Category: DVDs/Science and Space/Engineering and Technology

Long description.


$29.95
Search for the Ultimate Survivor DVD
Search for the Ultimate Survivor DVD
(Based on 1 review)
Category: DVDs/Science and Space

More has been learned in the last 10 years about how we became human than in the previous 50 years. Through elaborate recreations and computer animation along with expedition footage, National Geographic explores fascinating new discoveries, including a hobbit-sized human and an ancient super-hominid, that help shed new light on the mysteries of our origins.


$24.95
In the Womb DVD
In the Womb DVD
(Based on 4 reviews)
Category: DVDs/Science and Space

From the moment of conception, every human embryo embarks on an incredible nine month journey of development. Now, cutting-edge technology makes it possible for us to open a window into the hidden world of the fetus and explore each trimester in amazing new detail. Revolutionary 3-D and 4-D ultrasound imagery sheds light on the delicate, dark world of a fetus as never before and follows a rare fetoscope operation, performed in utero with the hope of correcting life threatening complications before birth.


$24.95
$14.99
Rebuilding Titanic DVD-R
Rebuilding Titanic DVD-R
(Based on 1 review)
Category: DVDs/Science and Space/Engineering and Technology

Rebuilding Titanic is a five-part series showcasing a determined team of experts as they bring the Titanic back to life. These experts use 100 year-old methods to rebuild iconic sections of history's most famous ship, including a piece of the steel bow, the anchor, and some of the Titanic's most luxurious interior fixtures. Walking in the footsteps of the mechanics who originally built the Titanic, the experts uncover the lives of those who built it before them and reveal secrets about a ship that was once thought to be unsinkable.


$19.95
$12.99
National Geographic Readers: Volcanoes
National Geographic Readers: Volcanoes
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Category: Books/Kids Books and Atlases/Science and Space

Hot melted rock from the middle of our planet forces its way up through cracks in the Earth's crusts, exploding violently and sometimes unexpectedly in volcanic fury that can terrorize populations for months, even years.


$3.99
Space DVD Collection
Space DVD Collection
(Based on 6 reviews)
Category: DVDs/Science and Space/Space

Delve deeper with our Space DVD set, which includes several of our most popular space exploration DVDs: Hubble’s Amazing Universe, Inside the Milky Way, Asteroids: Deadly Impact, Journey to an Alien Moon, and Monster Black Holes.


$39.95
Brain Games Season Two DVD
Brain Games Season Two DVD
(Based on 2 reviews)
Category: DVDs/Science and Space/Biology and Evolution

Get ready, because season two of Brain Games is about to blow your mind. Join host Jason Silva and deception specialist Apollo Robbins as they visit neuroscientists on the cutting edge of brain research, revealing all that we know—and all we have yet to learn— about what's really going on inside our brains. Twelve episodes are packed with interactive games and try-at-home experiments that will astonish and entertain you, while totally messing with your mind.


$34.95
Hawaii: Strangers in Paradise DVD
Hawaii: Strangers in Paradise DVD
(Based on 1 review)
Category: DVDs/Science and Space

Explore the Hawaiian Islands, an archipelago born of volcanic eruptions tens of millions of years ago. Fertile for evolution and protected by the immense Pacific Ocean, this isolated tropical haven produced an explosion of wildlife found nowhere else on earth. Once able to flourish, exquisite creatures such as the ancient green sea turtle, the playful monk seal, and the Hawaiian honeycreeper now exist in fragile habitats.


$24.95
Journey to the Edge of the Universe - Blu-Ray Disc
Journey to the Edge of the Universe - Blu-Ray Disc
(Based on 2 reviews)
Category: DVDs/Science and Space

The use of spectacular CGI technology allows us to take a voyage from Earth to the edge of the Universe using a single, unbroken shot. Building on images taken from the Hubble telescope, Journey to the Edge of the Universe explores the science and history behind the distant celestial bodies in the solar system.


$32.95
Direct from the Moon DVD
Direct from the Moon DVD
(Based on 1 review)
Category: DVDs/Science and Space/Space

Nearly 40 years after Apollo astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin enthralled the nation when they became the first men to land on the moon, lunar exploration has returned to the headlines as new information is being uncovered about the birth of our solar system. With stunning footage from the Kaguya lunar orbiter, Direct from the Moon reveals images of the moon and Earth in spectacular detail like never seen before.


$24.95
Monster Black Holes DVD
Monster Black Holes DVD
(Based on 1 review)
Category: DVDs/Science and Space

Travel to the edge of space and beyond to discover nature's ultimate abyss—black holes. Explore where they are found, how they begin, and how it may be possible to harness and use the power they produce. In Monster Black Holes, scientists steadily piece together the complex dynamics of a black hole's birth and also examine the growth of a select few black holes to super massive proportions that dominate the centers of galaxies. As a monster black hole swallows everything in its path, it generates energy that shapes the universe around it in powerful ways.


$24.95