NOVA; Descent Into the Ice
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- Descent Into the Ice
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Premiered March 1974 NOVA is a general-interest documentary series that addresses a single science issue each week. Billed as "science adventures for curious grown-ups" when it first aired in March, 1974, NOVA continues to offer an informative and entertaining approach to a challenging subject. 1996 marked NOVA's 23rd season, which makes it the longest-running science program on national television. It is also one of television's most acclaimed series, having won every major television award, most of them many times over. Series release date: 3/3/1974
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Mont Blanc is one of the world's most popular destinations for Alpine climbers and scientists; no other peak has such a long record of mountaineering and glaciology. But 200 years of winter sports, science and tourism have done nothing to tame this mountain. The hazards generated by rock falls, ice avalanches and sudden flooding are still poorly understood and almost impossible to control. NOVA follows a team of daring "glacionauts" as they descend into a labyrinth of unexplored ice caves to find trapped flood water that menaces the populated valleys below.
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