12.9.11

Discovery Atlas


As some of you already know my family does not subscribe to cable- We do however enjoy watching TV shows and having family movie nights.  The theory is that we watch shows or movies that are thought out and not aimlessly found while channel surfing. 
We just finished watching a great series that we borrowed from our local library called Discovery Atlas- The series chronicles the lives, cultures, traditions and natural aspects of several countries.  
These documentaries contain stunning footage of both cities and natural landscapes and follows the lives of people who live in both rural and urban communities.  
In the Japan episode, for example, they follow the lives of a geisha in training, Ama divers, a family who competes in Robotics and a tuna fisherman.  
The countries include China, Brazil, Australia, France, Italy, Japan, Russia, South Africa, Mexico and Egypt.  
To see another great educational series we enjoyed click here.  
Have you seen any great educational series lately? 

6 comments:

la petite coquine said...

This sounds fascinating-John and I love documentaries! We just finished BBC's The Planets (full of Holst, naturally) and it was fascinating, if a teeny bit outdated!

Rod and Alex - aka: "Rolex" said...

It's wonderful that your family does not subscribe to cable. Take it from me...I'm an addict! Discovery Atlas sounds very interesting. I can't get enough of learning about other cultures!

Mama Gone Green said...

Sounds great! I will have to check it out...

Lauren Quinn O'Neill said...

I don't have cable either! I'll have to check this out at the library, sounds awesome.

Arnab Majumdar said...

Since we get National Geographic and The Discovery Channel on cable, I've seen quite a few remarkable series there. One of my personal favourites was about the reintroduction of a wolf pack in the Yellowstone National Park, which also covered the complex social structure of a typical wolf pack. Fascinating animals...

Cheers,
Arnab Majumdar
SribbleFest.com

Getrealmommy said...

ugg. Feeling guilty now. Blues Clues and Diego are my babysitters these days. Wish I had the disapline that you do!

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