We just got back from a road trip in our little neck of the woods, North Georgia/Tennessee/North Carolina. We make this annual trek to get out of the city and catch the fall foliage – our family loves nature.
I was recently given the opportunity to review the Discovery Channel’s DVD: NORTH AMERICA. Being the nature loving family that we are, was excited to check it out. And for full disclosure to my readers, I received a copy at no charge, but note all the opinions expressed below are my own.
Narrated by Tom Selleck, this seven part series where “Survival of the Fittest” meets Civilization covers hidden worlds in unexplored forests, rugged coasts, mountains, prairies and all terrain on this great continent of ours. From the Discovery Channel’s website, “To make North America, film crews crisscrossed this vast continent for three years. With over 2,800 days in the field covering 8 countries and 29 U.S. states, this series reveals the full wonders of the North American continent as never before”.
The episodes include:
- Born to be Wild
- No Place to Hide
- Learn Young or Die
- The Salvage Edge
- Outlaws and Skeletons
- North America Revealed
- Top Ten
We loved the Top Ten episode as it made us all want to go explore! Its the Top Ten places in North America everyone should see.
North America is a 2 disk set; I watched disk one with my daughter one weekend. She loved seeing the animals, forces of nature like the tornado and avalanche and countryside. She was talking about where states were located and other countries – it showed me she was learning. Heads up, they did talk about mating so be prepared to answer questions about baby animals! My daughter did NOT want to stop watching either which showed me she was entertained. She came home from school on Monday and asked “Mommy, can we watch North America?” We gladly watched the entire set the rest of the week. My husband and I enjoyed it too!
Before each segment a topographical map of North America was displayed and how they zoned in to the region the segment was focused on.
The photography is JUST amazing and the editing phenomenal. Oh and the music, Etta James, Bon Jovi, The Rolling Stones…..something for everyone.
When I was young, I loved any Audio Visual days in school. Really I lived for them. Thank you Discovery Channel for such an amazing series that made me as happy as AV days beck in Social Studies and Science.
I don’t think you have to be an AV geek like me to fully enjoy this set though. Its very educational and entertaining for anyone from 6 – 106. With the holidays coming up, this would make a great gift too.
Its currently available at the Discovery Channel store for any other nature lovers out there.
So tell me, do you like Documentaries and Nature shows? In school, did you long to be the one who turned the filmstrip when you heard the bell tone too?
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