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Nova: Hunting the Elements

Synopsis
New York Times technology correspondent David Pogue presents this documentary which aims to provide an introduction to the elements and the history of their discovery. Pogue asks why are some elements, such as platinum and gold inert, while others, like phosphorus and potassium are violently explosive? Why are some vital to life while others are lethal toxins that kill off their discoverers, as with Marie Curie? Featuring a number of startling experiments the programme aims to entertain as well as educate.
Series
Nova, Series
Language
English
Country
United States
Year of release
2012
Year of production
2012
Subjects
Chemistry
Keywords
chemical elements; chemical reactions; chemistry experiments; history of science; periodic table

Credits

Contributor
David Pogue

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 1 NTSC
Price
$19.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
120 minutes
Year
2012

Production Company

Name

PBS

Web
http://www.pbs.org External site opens in new window

Distributor

Name

PBS Shop

Web
http://www.shoppbs.org External site opens in new window

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